Nieuw Statendam To Head For Baltics, Med For Summer/Fall 2019
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Following an inaugural season in the Caribbean, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic in late APR 2019 to spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the summer. Offering seven- and 14-day itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Iceland and North Cape, Nieuw Statendam will visit some of the most scenic and culturally rich ports in the region.
In September the ship will head to the warm waters of the Mediterranean on a 12-day cruise from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. Three 10-day cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia will explore the eastern and western Mediterranean. The ship will then depart Civitavecchia 27OCT for a 14-day cruise back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Holland America Line is known for offering incredible itineraries that deeply immerse our guests in the places we visit, and for Nieuw Statendam’s inaugural season in Europe we crafted cruises that will deliver an unforgettable experience,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
“By offering nearly six months of cruising in the region, we’re able to take the ship from Iceland to Greece and everywhere in between. We encourage everyone to book early because interest has been remarkably high for our newest ship.”
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