HAL Showcases "Artfully Inspired" Design In Nieuw Statendam
Open Jaw, Bruce Parkinson
Holland America Line will welcome its newest ship the Nieuw Statendamin DEC 2018. The line says the vessel will exemplify the evolution of the design recently introduced with Koningsdam, the fleet's first Pinnacle-Class ship. With a renewed focus on thoughtful details and special touches, Nieuw Statendam’s“artfully inspired” design blends Holland America Line’s artistic past, present, and future.
The 2,666-guest ship's interior features contemporary styling by internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and Bjørn Storbraaten -- one of the industry's leading architects. The design concept largely focuses on allowing guests to actively engage with the ship's interiors by utilizing fluid curves, graceful lines, and the light-filled spaces of public areas.
Nieuw Statendamwill feature a dramatic three-deck-high central atrium paired with lofty stainless-steel sculpture and capped by a ceiling skylight that will subtly feature changing high-definition projections. By evening, the atrium will feature dramatic lighting hues and accent the starlit constellations of the night sky.
The ship's Dining Room will span two floors and be framed by scenic views of the sea. A bright interior, inspired by modern designs, features curved architectural pillars and a soaring ceiling. The centrepiece of the dining hall is a curved copper sheath surrounding a two-story wine tower showcasing an impressive selection.
Rudi’s Sel De Mer, Holland America Line’s featured French brasserie, will be expanded to seat up to 54 guests on Nieuw Statendam. The restaurant retains its original curved shape and features polished walnut wood accordion-inspired column structure, richly coloured décor, and a back wall adorned with a collection of porcelain plates decorated with Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Food Faces culinary pop art.
Nieuw Statendam'sfirst cruising season is set to explore the warm waters of the Caribbean, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from DEC 2018 through APR 2019.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.