Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam carries forward the nautical heritage, signature service and classic style for which Holland America Line is known—while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Sister ship to ms Koningsdam, she's the second of our Pinnacle-class ships.


24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Child Care/Babysitting
Cooking Classes
Fitness Center
Kosher Meals
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Movie Theatre
Specialty Restaurants
Supervised Youth Program
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Modern touches such as bedside USB ports, exclusive Family Ocean-view Staterooms that can accommodate up to five people, and specially designed single staterooms for solo travelers.

Not Included

  • Spa and Salon Services, Casino, Beverages, Specialty Dining, Journey's Ashore, Internet Access, Shopping Onboard, Hotel Service Charges, other items of a personal nature

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
99500 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

Reviews and Recommendations for Nieuw Statendam


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Beautiful New Cruise Ship

By: Gene and Joan

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

Very Good, but finding offered activities for 14 days less exciting at age 79
Travel Advisor:  Bea Clagg

Fully satisfactory experience

By: Karl

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2018

Though in some ways we prefer Holland America's smaller. older ships, we sound much to like about the Nieuw Statendam. The Lincoln Center musicians were wonderful, as was the Tiny Liitle Bigband, which performs only occasionally aboard HAL. The food was very good, and the service smooth for a maiden voyage.
Travel Advisor:  Brad Hatry

Post cruise review, December 2018

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2018

My wife and I spent a lot of time resting because the bed was so good! The entertainment was good in the venues that we attended, which included the Billboard Onboard, the Rolling Stone Rock Room, and the BB King's Blues Club. We also enjoyed the World Stage productions and lectures. We did note, however, that the venues were cold and we had to dress warm to be comfortable.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Big but not too big...

By: bruce

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

It was okay. We do not like larger ship but this one was just right. We almost never waited anywhere on board. The crew was great and friendly, even at the front desk.
Travel Advisor:  Joseph Rolfes

Maiden Voyage

By: Crackerjack

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2019

Beautiful ship, wonderful entertainment, attentive crew. Food was not up to previous four cruises with HAL. Felt there was less crew than other HAL cruises. When launching a new ship it would pay to over staff. Shops were adjacent to Lincoln Center Stage which was distracting to performances. Too much solicitation by shops with auctions, paper fliers and World Stage presentations. Cheapens the experience. Placement of casino with smoking allowed made for a “stinky” trip to the World Stage performances. Liked the in room technology.
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Tucker

Fun Cruise

By: Koshman

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2019

Staff were great and ship very nice. Balcony stateroom a little cramped. Did not like that they advanced the early dinner seating time to 5:30. Too early!
Travel Advisor:  Corry Ticknor
Not Recommended

A Different Kind of Holland American Ship

By: Mel

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

If you are familiar with the older Holland American ships with their services and entertainment, this liner may not be for you,

Review for Timmy Ann Russell

By: Lori

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2019

Ship was beautiful, food and entertainment was fantastic. All of the staff was wonderful and responsive. We really enjoyed the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Timmy-Ann Russell

Smooth Seas

By: Arubabob

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

The Nieuw Statendam is a wonderful new ship. Cabins are nice and the service was good.
Travel Advisor:  Patti Olshen

Too Big? No. Too Many Guests? No. Would I sail on her again?


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2019

I don't know. Her decor is modern. Showroom entertainment is modern. MDR cuisine varied from very good to OK. Much emphasis on the Music Walk concept which was enjoyable. No sense of too many people at any time which was different from the Royal Princess cruise that I had just left. Service met the HAL standard that I expect. But, the "feel" was somehow different from my most recent HAL cruise (Zaandam, 12/17-1/18) and the others that preceded that cruise. The two cruises were very good. Memorable: No. Other than being on the 6th and 7th cruises of this new ship.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Great Time On The Statendam

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2019

Every was great with no major complaints.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel
Not Recommended

Nieuw Statendam

By: Traveller789

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2019

The ship is beautiful but is designed for a much older crowd. The public spaces look nice but the chairs in the lounges and open areas are not comfortable at all. The average age for our trip was between 75-80 and we were in our 50’s. I wouldn’t recommend this line unless you are older.
Not Recommended

Too crowded

By: Shirlene Elkins

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2019

We had a good time but way to Many folks and came home sick and I’m still sick 6 days later!

Luxurious and relaxing

By: Doris and Mel

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Enjoyable, food delicious crew was always helpful
Travel Advisor:  Janice Trainor

Ship surprise

By: Judi

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

New ship Great shape Great food Fabulous artwork Great spa Nice stateroom