Holland America will welcome a second ship to its Pinnacle Class in November 2018. Nieuw Statendam, a 2,650-passenger ship, will follow in the footsteps of Koningsdam -- the line's largest ship to date.
Pinnacle-class hallmarks to be carried over from Koningsdam include the highly acclaimed French-style brasserie Sel de Mer, the Blend wine-making venue, a two-tiered Lido Pool with a movie screen, and Music Walk (home to Billboard Onboard, Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King's Blues Club at the Queen's Lounge).
Nieuw Statendam will also include fleetwide favorites such as the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse and the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.
Nieuw Statendam will have 1,339 cabins, including 103 ocean-view and 280 interior rooms, ranging from 225 to 266 square feet. It will also have 851 balcony or spa balcony cabins, bringing the total number of cabins that have balconies to 912, including suites.
There will also be 32 family ocean-view staterooms ranging in size from 222 to 231 square feet and holding up to five people; these have been reconfigured to feature more living room space than those on Koningsdam. These rooms feature two bathrooms and extra closet space.
Twelve single ocean-view rooms for solo cruisers range from 127 to 172 square feet.
Cruisers looking to focus on health and wellness during their cruise can book a Spa Suite or Verandah Spa, Outside Spa or Inside Spa stateroom, located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, and which come with yoga mats for use during the voyage and an iPod docking station.
As for suites, Nieuw Statendam will have sevearl choices including a single grand Pinnacle Suite, encompassing an expansive 1,290 square feet with a bedroom, living room, dining area, dressing room and balcony with whirlpool. The Pinnacle Suite on this ship has been reconfigured to feature an open-concept design with the living room and dining area sharing one large space.
Forty-three Neptune Suites and two Neptune Spa Suites range from 465 to 855 square feet.
Cruisers staying in the Neptune and Pinnacle suites have access to the exclusive Neptune Lounge, which on Nieuw Statendam was enlarged to allow for additional seating and more windows. Neptune Lounge provide worktables, a large screen television, a library, sofas and chairs, and complimentary refreshments throughout the day.
There are also 14 Signature Suites, up to 400 square feet in size, and 104 Vista Suites ranging from 260 to 356 square feet. Signature and Vista suite passengers receive special amenities, including oversized bath towels, fresh flowers, a pillow menu, mini bar and one-touch phone concierge service.
Nieuw Statendam will sail a variety of Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale for the 2018/19 season.