Holland America ocean cruise ship

Nieuw Statendam

We recently had the opportunity to be on the first cruise on the Nieuw Statendam starting in Rome with our charter client for final preparations prior to their charter. This is the second ship in Holland America’s new Pinnacle Class with 2,566 guests. In my personal opinion it boasts one of the best interior decors HAL has come up with to date.

The theme of this ship revolves around music and you can see it in the design of various rooms, deck names and art throughout the ship. The ship has a light and bright feel and a nice contemporarily elegant finish to her. This ship doesn’t rely on gimmicks but the history…

Aerial Nieuw Amsterdam in Venice on July 3rd 2010
Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Nieuw Amsterdam

This is certainly not our first time cruising or chartering the Nieuw Amsterdam but it will be the second charter Worldwide operates in the restart era. The purpose of this cruise was to prepare for an upcoming charter November 6. We were sailing roundtrip Seattle without going to Canada, to visit Alaska.

Embarkation was relatively easy. In addition to normal documents, you needed proof of vaccination and an Antigen test that must be taken 48 hours prior to sailing. 



This past November Diana and I had the pleasure of sailing on Holland America’s newest ship, the Koningsdam. This 2,600 passenger ship is Holland America’s most contemporary ship yet, but still firmly anchored in their elegant style and tradition.

When Worldwide heard that the ship was going to feature a major architectural element throughout inspired by music, we quickly notified one of our clients who produces the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, and they became the first charterer. Upon seeing the end results at last year’s inaugural event, and…