When Holland America Line welcomes Nieuw Statendam to the fleet in December 2018, the ship will mirror the design that was introduced with Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle Class ship. With a focus on the importance of thoughtful details and special touches, the Nieuw Statendam deck plan continues the musical theme and artful design that continues Holland America Line’s cruise ship tradition.
The new 2,666-guest Nieuw Statendam deck plan will feature an interior that balances a fresh, contemporary styling in perfect harmony with the Holland America’s classic elegance.
Focusing on fluid curves and graceful lines, light-filled spaces and the natural flow of public areas, the key to the Nieuw Statendam design is again utilizing visual interaction, where guests actively engage with the interiors rather than passively moving through them.
Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details
Nieuw Statendam deck plan reveals a dramatic three-deck-high atrium in the center of the ship. An airy stainless-steel sculpture is the centerpiece and is intended to emulate the feeling of being inside and surrounded by a musical instrument. The experience changes as guests move around and through it, so no two perspectives are the same.
The atrium is capped by a ceiling skylight that serves as a backdrop for subtly changing high-definition projections. Guests will look up by day and see wispy cirrus clouds or images of light in water. By evening, the atrium takes on dramatic lighting hues or constellations of the night sky.
Newly revealed Nieuw Statendam deck plans include the main dining room which will span two floors and as on the Koningsdam offer expansive views of the sea. A bright, modern interior is accompanied by curved architectural pillars to accentuate the soaring ceiling. Custom furnishings and modern glass lighting are being fabricated especially for the ship. The centerpiece of the main dining room is a curved copper sheath surrounding a two-story wine tower to showcase Holland America’s extensive wine selection.
Rudi’s Sel De Mer, Holland America Line’s intimate French brasserie, will be reimagined on Nieuw Statendam with expanded seating for 54 guests. The restaurant retains its original curving shape and polished walnut wood accordion-inspired column structure. The back wall is adorned with a collection of porcelain plates decorated with Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Food Faces culinary pop art, produced by the famed French brand Bernardaud.
The Magrodome area is two levels and also has a sliding glass dome. The main level will features the poolside and hot tubs, while the mezzanine level has more seating, a giant screen for poolside movies and New York Deli and Pizza.
Also revealed in the Nieuw Statendam deck plan is Tamarind, Holland America’s signature Pan-Asian restaurant. Tamarind’s menu is themed to emphasize nature’s basic elements: water, wood, fire and earth. On Nieuw Statendam, the Tamarind experience will include new outdoor dining area with unobstructed views of the ocean.
Nieuw Statendam Caribbean cruises
For the ship’s first season, Nieuw Statendam Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale begin December 2018 and continue through April 2019. All Caribbean cruises include a day at Holland America Line’s private island, Half Moon Cay. Next spring, the ship will cross the Atlantic to Amsterdam and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Nieuw Statendam returns to the Caribbean in October 2019.
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