Nieuw Statendam to explore Norway, the Baltic and Iceland in 2019

Nieuw Statendam to explore Norway, the Baltic and Iceland in 2019
The newbuild will cross the Atlantic Ocean in April 2019 and homeport in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Image: Holland America Line)

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam, which will debut in December 2018, is to spend her first summer and autumn season sailing in northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Following an inaugural season travelling through the Caribbean, the Pinnacle Class newbuild will cross the Atlantic Ocean in April 2019 and homeport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She will sail a collection of seven- and 14-day itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Iceland and North Cape throughout the summer.

Nieuw Statendam will depart Amsterdam on both 9 June and 7 July to sail 14-day itineraries featuring eight ports in Norway, and a crossing into the Arctic Circle. Guests also will have the chance to experience scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and Sognefjord.

The ship will then travel to the Baltic on two 14-day itineraries in May and August. Highlights will include Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; Warnemünde, Berlin, Kiel and Hamburg, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

Passengers looking to visit the British Isles and Iceland can embark Nieuw Statendam on 4 August for a 14-day cruise to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England; South Queensferry and Edinburgh, Scotland, where guests can attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo; Reykjavik, Isafjordur and Akureyri, Iceland; and Ålesund and Bergen, Norway.

“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.

In September, the ship will travel to the Mediterranean on a 12-day cruise from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia, Italy, calling at Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The ship then offers two 10-day cruises roundtrips from Civitavecchia to Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Italy, while another 10-day itinerary visits ports in Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco and Italy.

On 27 October, the ship repositions to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a 14-day voyage that crosses the Atlantic Ocean following calls at Cartagena, Málaga, Granada and Cádiz, Spain; and Ponta Delgada, Azores.

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