MS Nieuw Statendam

MS Nieuw Statendam is a cruise ship operated by Holland America Line (HAL), a division of Carnival Corporation & plc. She is the second of HAL's Pinnacle-class, which also includes the MS Koningsdam and the forthcoming MS Ryndam. Her name, Nieuw Statendam, alludes to the five previous HAL ships named Statendam.[5][6][7]

MS Nieuw Statendam at the docks in Amsterdam
Name: MS Nieuw Statendam
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 6 244 Marghera
Laid down: 20 March 2017[1]
Launched: 6 December 2017[2][3]
Sponsored by: Oprah Winfrey
Christened: 2 February 2019[4]
Completed: 1 December 2018
In service: 5 December 2018
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Pinnacle-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 99,500 GT
Length: 975 ft (297 m)
Beam: 114.8 ft (35.0 m)
Decks: 12 passenger decks
Capacity: 2,666 passengers


Nieuw Statendam was floated out from Fincantieri's shipyard in Marghera on December 21, 2017 and was delivered on November 29, 2018.[8][9][10]

On June 13, 2018, HAL announced that Oprah Winfrey would be the Nieuw Statendam's godmother and she officially christened the vessel on February 2, 2019 at Port Everglades.[11]


After her inaugural season in the Caribbean, MS Nieuw Statendam is currently spending summer and autumn 2019 operating sailings in northern Europe and the Mediterranean.[12]


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  4. "Holland America Line Replays Live Stream for New Ship Christening". 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  5. Knego, Peter (December 19, 2014). "Doubling The DAM and Adding A Vista!". Maritime Matters. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  6. Knego, Peter (April 27, 2016). "KONINGSDAM Christened! NIEUW STATENDAM Declared!". Maritime Matters. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  7. Stone, Deborah (May 24, 2016). "Holland America Line announces second new ship". Sunday Express. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  8. Bretz, Sarah (2017-12-12). "Nieuw Statendam Touches Water During Coin Ceremony". Cruise Radio – Daily Updates On The Cruise Industry. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  9. "Holland America Line : Le Nieuw Statendam sera livré en décembre 2018". 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  10. "Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam". The Maritime Executive. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  11. Sloan, Gene. "Oprah Winfrey to christen a Holland America cruise ship, Nieuw Statendam". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  12. Staff, CIN (2018-02-07). "Nieuw Statendam to Europe for 2019 Season". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
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