MS Statendam

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MS Statendam docked at Circular Quay, Sydney
Statendam docked at Circular Quay, Sydney
Name: MS Statendam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands
Ordered: 1 March 1992
Builder: Fincantieri, Italy
Cost: US$180 million
Yard number: Monfalcone shipyard 5881
Completed: 1993
Identification: Call sign: PHSG
IMO number: 8919245
Lloyds No.: 8919245
MMSI no.: 244078000
Status: Operational
Notes: [1][2][3]
General characteristics
Class and type: S class cruise ship
Tonnage: 55,451 GT
26,945 NT
7,637 DWT
Length: 219 m (719 ft)
Beam: 30.8 m (101 ft)
Height: 40 m (130 ft)
Draught: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Depth: 19.2 m (63 ft)
Decks: 14
Deck clearance: 11.5 m (38 ft)
Ice class: D (minimum)
Installed power: 2 x Sulzer 12ZAV40S, 3 x Sulzer 8ZA40S
Propulsion: 2 x ABB 12,000 kW
Speed: 22-knot (41 km/h)
Capacity: 1,258 passengers
Crew: 557
Notes: [1][3]

MS Statendam is a cruise ship of the Holland America Line. She is the fifth ship to carry the name Statendam for NASM/Holland America Line. Although Statendam II was ordered and mostly completed, she never sailed for NASM due to the outbreak of the First World War, and was used by the British as a troopship under the name SS Justicia.[4]


Statendam V was ordered along with her sisters MS Maasdam and MS Ryndam in 1989 from Fincantieri Shipyards. The hull design was initially based on MS Costa Classica (1991) but was extensively changed due to changes to upper works that affected buoyancy.[1] She entered service in 1993. Cruising from the west coast of the United States, with Australia and New Zealand as the common destination in winter and Alaska in summer, she is the fifth Holland America ship to bear the name Statendam.

Concept & Construction[edit]

During design of her class there was concern over her ability to meet the strict new SOLAS 90 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea stability requirements which go into effect in 2010. She proved to meet these requirements beyond expectations and the additional ballast tanks fitted to the class to provide added stability usually travel void for weight reduction and hence, fuel savings. Her hull design is based largely on that of MS Costa Classica with changes to make it more buoyant as the superstructure of Statendam and her sisters is much heavier than that of Costa Classica. Statendam and her sisters have articulated "Hinze" flap rudders, basically a rudder with a small portion of its aft that can be steered in addition to the main rudder, for exceptional maneuverability. When launched her class proved to be one of the most technically advanced and optimised cruise ships in the world during sea trials.[1]

Signature of Excellence Program[edit]

The Statendam received SOEP1 in October 2002[5] which included Pinnacle Grill specialty restaurant, the Neptune Lounge (for suite guests), the Culinary Arts Center with demonstration kitchen, expanded children’s and teens’ facilities, enhanced stateroom amenities, and improved dining and enrichment offerings. Statendam received SOEP2 in April 2010[6] which included Canaletto Italian restaurant, new Spa Staterooms, Mix nightclub/lounge & Showroom at Sea showroom/lounge.

Current Cruises[edit]

During the 2015 cruising season the Statendam is sailing Alaskan cruises in the summer; based out of Vancouver and Homer(Anchorage) and during the fall will re-position to Australia via Singapore.[7] The MS Statendam is scheduled to go in to dry dock in late 2015 for a make over and be rebranded to sail under the P&O Australia brand. Renamed 'Pacific Eden' she will then be sailing out of Australian ports all year round, she is scheduled to become part of the P&O fleet and set sail in November 2015.[8]



  1. ^ a b c d "Cruise Ship Staatendam (and sister ships)" (PDF). June 1993. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Shipboard Environmental (data) Acquisition System". US NOAA. June 1993. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel Statendam". VesselTracker. 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij". Holland America Line. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "New "Pinnacle Grill" alternative restaurants slated for Statendam & Ryndam". Holland America. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  6. ^ "Holland America Line's ms Statendam Completes Signature of Excellence Upgrades". Holland America. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  7. ^ "Cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the world on Holland America, one of the best cruise lines". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  8. ^ "P&O to add two new ships as Australian cruises to grow to a million passengers a year by 2016". Escape. Herald Sun. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 


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