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

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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.

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.

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!
Not Recommended

Terrible Experience

By: WorkingJoe

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2019

The crew was rude, especially the bartenders. Most treated us and spoke to us like children. Especially the on the phone with room service and information. Information was the most unhelpful "service" on the boat. They would answer questions with questions or defer to another contact which would then tell us to call "information". At the end of the cruise we had to wait 3 hours for the return of two bottles of Rum we picked up in Puerto Rico. It seemed they lost them so it was a good thing we hung onto the tag they gave up because they asked for it twice. We learned from other cruisers to just sneak it in. The security returning back to the boat is rushed and easy to bring whatever you want past them. The food was usually good, but the premium dinner DeLibrije was disgusting and overpriced. I've never left a restaurant hungry before. The casino is so small there were times there were no slot machines available and the drink service was non-existant. Don't waste your money!

Luxurious and relaxing

By: Doris and Mel

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Enjoyable, food delicious crew was always helpful

Ship surprise

By: Judi

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

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

Two Weeks on NIeuw Statendam Apr 2019

By: DeepSouth

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

Beautiful new ship. Service is top-notch across the board. Was concerned about the new Club Orange restaurant for suite guests, but it turned out to have very good food selection and quality, plus an excellent group of hosts and servers who became the highlight of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Shelly Lynch

Atlantic cruise to europe

By: Teddy Bear

Reviewed on: 16 May 2019

A very good constucted ship handled the Atlantic very well although no strong storms. only 1-2 metre swells the shipped handled good.On the north sea rough water and higher swells bit minor rolloing on the ship. otherwise excellent sailing.Food and crew were excellent.great attention to passenger requests and of getting information on board.

Great but big

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 17 May 2019

Ship was great but large ! They have some bugs to work out but generally it was a great experience. Excursions are on the 12 th floor hard to get to and when large numbers of people wanting new or exchanging tickets there was no order or queues. Best coffee still on Ledio deck.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
Not Recommended


By: Angel

Reviewed on: 26 May 2019

The Nieuw Statendam had it's pluses and minuses. The Lido cafeteria was the best of any ship we have ever been on. The gym was great and had plenty of machines. However this ship's promenade deck, (something we book cruises for) is lacking views of the ocean. They have the lifeboats alongside the entire promenade deck on both sides, blocking the ocean views. The promenade deck was way too narrow and there were no deck chairs. Service in the main dinning room was very slow, it took at least 1 hour before being served our entree. The main dining room was never decorated (the same every night). Maybe we are spoiled, the Maasdam main dining room was decorated on formal nights and for holidays. The ship was too big and too crowded. We will book Holland's older, smaller ships in the future.
Not Recommended

Mixed bag

By: Nebgirl

Reviewed on: 26 May 2019

The Nieuw Statendam is a new ship. And the frites at the Dutch Cafe were the best. The shower was large and really enjoyable. The food was outstanding. The excursions were a mixed bag. The comedians were great and the American Test Kitchen presentations were enjoyable. There were not enough activities for the sea days. They have no self service laundry and no library on board. Excursion meeting place was not well handled in terms of communication and implementation.


By: Vic

Reviewed on: 20 May 2019

Needed more activities on board.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

New dam ship

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

Evening entertainment was provided by a hard rock band and a blues band which became boring rather quickly. Passengers were mostly retirees who wanted dance music. Food was average, but plentiful. No self service at the buffet is a sanitary improvement vs most other cruise lines.
Not Recommended

Nieuw Statendam

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

Bouring Statendam First ship ok. Food prep and verity good. Variety , guanty of activities lacking. Decor seariously lacking. Zuiderdam ship bouring same food daily at Lido. Lack of activities. Half of Microsoft programs during dinner and evening programs. Did not want to accept beverage card for pedergrino water charged 3.50.

Baltic Cruise On The Nieuw Statendam

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2019

This was my 38th cruise. I've traveled on all sizes, but this was the largest. Pros: Fabulous new ship, amazing programs: Blend Your Own Wine, America's Test Kitchen, Lincoln Center Stage, and several other music venues. Great shows at night. Fabulous rooms with a nice new decor. Didn't want to leave the large great shower! Food was the best I've had on any ship in a long time--even the Lido which on HA last year was horrible. Specialty restaurants quite good. Staff were all great, always willing to help. Embarkation and Departure handled well. We were amazed at how quickly we were on the ship. Cons: I think this next comment is strictly individual preference. We love one comfy leather, romantic bar with low music, a library, and being up in the Crow's Nest. This new ship had loud music everywhere including the halls. Gone was a lounge like that or library. We will probably book a smaller ship, plus the Crow's Nest just not big enough for ship this size.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Friendly, well organized crew


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

The dining room crew and wine stewards were the best organized we've seen. They seemed to be having a great time working with one another, which makes for an enjoyable time.

Voyage to Amsterdam

By: Daniel

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Elegant ship. Nieuw Statendam Overall experience excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Bea Clagg

A new class of ship for us and a good experience.

By: Rod L.

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2019

I was prepared not to like the Pinnacle class of HAL ships. Once I got into the new flow of things I have to say I like it a lot. Proper use of the "Music Walk" was the key for me. I was not surprised that I liked the Lincoln Center Stage and BB King's Blues Club. Both of the bands (quintet in the LCS) were very talented. The surprise was the Rolling Stone Rock Room. My expectations were pretty low for that venue but the band playing there was excellent. In particular the lead guitarist/soloist, Lelani, was outstanding. Their versatility allowed them to pick from a very broad selection of 'rock' songs. That variety put them over the top. We were on the ship for 3 back-to-back cruises, trans-Atlantic, Norway and the Baltic. This gave us plenty of time to get used to the ship and give it a fair assessment. We ate in all the restaurants and they were great. The big surprise was the Lido. It was at a very high standard, fresh & well prepared. I would return to this ship again
Not Recommended

New Statendam

By: Kiki

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

It was ok. Do not like the design...shops too separated and lounge decks too. Too large a distance to walk.....ship too large. All Crew and stewards excellent.

Holland America. Nieuw Statendum

By: Nana

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

Wonderful cruise, fabulous servers, beautiful ship, best time of my life! Would do again in a heartbeat
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Iceland/Norway cruise

By: COhome

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2019

Nice ship, food is always wonderful. Entertainment was marginal.
Not Recommended

Norway cruise

By: Etraveler

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

We love the older HAL ships. They are comfortable and accommodating. We were very disappointed with Nieuw Statendam. There were so many passengers that there was seldom any available space in the public areas to sit and look at the passing scenery. We normally book an inside, center-of-the-ship cabin for stability, and spend most of our time at a window looking at the views. On Nieuw Statendam, we usually had to revert to our cabin and watch the views from the bow camera or the rear camera. And the cabin was so small that it was uncomfortable to try that. No seats for watching TV, only the beds or the one stool at the desk. We noticed that other cabins were also smaller than on the older ships. This is very disappointing. We did enjoy the two restaurants we tried, especially the Tamarind. The food was excellent and the service was superb, but so was the service in the main dining room, and even in the Lido.

What a cruise!!!

By: Shelly

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

We specifically booked the Holland America cruise line because of the great reviews of their food! It lived up to every expectation. The ship was new in their fleet and we were amazed with the friendly staff and crew.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Mostly Good


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2019

Very nice ship. I was struck with how clean everything was—and I had my eyes open. Port stops were very efficient and timely. Surprised with the quality of the food, especially in the paid options Tamarind and Pinnacle, both phenomenal. Crew was polite and friendly the entire time. Two complaints, and they aren’t small. 1) the announcements are VERY difficult to hear. Needs to improve. 2) Disembarkation was a disaster. We were 30 minutes late being called off the ship, only to be led to luggage collection which was so bad it was actually hilarious. Unless you have a plane to catch. Which roughly 95% do. After that, the paid transportation had a 30-40 minute delay. Add the fact the Vancouver airport lines are the worst I have ever encountered, and a 9:30 disembark time meant we literally walked onto our plane with 7 minutes to spare (12:28 flight). I would never book prior to 2:00, I would skip the paid transport and get my own cab, and pack a lot of patience. Almost ruined a great time
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Turner

Voyage of the Mid Night Sun

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2019

We enjoyed everything about the cruise, the itinerary, the accommodations, the crew, the food and the entertainment.

One of Our Favorite Cruise Lines

By: Califaloha

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2019

We have cruised with Holland America many times on many different ships. We love the music venues, the food and the overall ambiance of the ship’s and their destinations. The Nieuw Statendam is a beautiful ship with all the great bells and whistles required for a wonderful cruise.

Nieuw Statendam

By: Nanirva

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2019

Enjoyed all but with open dining we were seated with Dutch people who didn’t speak English and we didn’t speak Dutch. So dining experience was not as good as we expected. Otherwise, everything else was highly rated.

A beauty of a ship the Nieuw Statendam

By: Leetraveler

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

Excellent ship- clean, lovely restaurants, good food and services!
Travel Advisor:  Bob Romano

Great ship despite some problems with HAL

By: K

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2019

The ship is great, both in terms of layout and decor. The only criticism of the infrastructure is that the casino must be gone through to get from mid-ship forward on deck 3. HAL is certainly cutting back. This is most evident in the main stage and dining room. While the music venues were excellent, the main stage was mediocre. Except for the extra cost restaurants, the food was only adequate. The service in the MDR needs some improvement; however, that may be due to either or both cut-backs or still training staff for 5his new ship.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer

Can it get any better?

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

This new ship is awesome. An experience worthy of your time that you will not regret. And yes, HAL still give you its past excellence, but now with a little extra topping.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall
Not Recommended

NIEUW Statendam

By: Honeybunch

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Ship was beautiful, mediocre entertainment at night, balcony room nice. The theatre where the shows were held was very dusty. Dining room food good, Lido deck great variety, if you required special needs ie. lactose intolerant, there was no lactose free ice cream available, requested to sit at table of 6-8 and some nights I was sitting alone, great itinerary. Tours were good from ship, some of them too rushed. I like other Holland American ships better. Concerts in afternoon good.

shipboard life

By: Tomas

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

The ship was in excellent condition neat and clean. The food was outstanding in taste and presentation. The entertainment covered a variety of taste's enjoyed the variety.
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn

Baltic Sea Cruise

By: Maui Dutchman

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2019

Our Baltic Sea cruise was for 14 days during the last week of August thru mid Sept. The ship was launched earlier last year, but similar in layout to their older ships. There were 10 ports of call and 4-days on the open sea. We had 1-day of 3-4 ft swells, but otherwise, beautiful sailing conditions. This was our 4th cruise with Holland America. We love sailing on mid-size ships.
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Keiderling Fehl

level 5

By: chap

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2019

all went very well great food and service

Holland America

By: Bluto

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

Amazing cruise. Friendly, attentive staff. Great offering of daily activities. Attention to details and we'll oiled machine. Much too much fantastic food and numerous choices.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

September Mediterranean cruise

By: Kathleen

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

This new ship is well designed and easy to navigate, as passengers at least. Our stateroom was very well appointed, especially the shower! The food aboard the ship was very fresh and cooked to perfection, especially the fish! The evening entertainment was a bit disappointing. I would have appreciated more talks. The noise level in the dining room was at times very noticeable. Not so at the Pinnacle Grill.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran
Not Recommended

Holland America

By: jimbo

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

Overpriced alcohol, shore excursions, wifi & $3.50US for a 500ml bottle of water! Good service and food was just ok. Seamless embarkation & deembarkation.

Med Trip

By: Bea

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

This ship is lovely and new, clean, bright, efficient and a delight to sail on.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Great look to Nieuw ship

By: Windmills

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2019

Recently took a 12 Day Iberian cruise on this Nieuw ship, liked the new look, nice to see the change in colour. Modern art requires some getting used too. Overall rates a 10👍🏻👍🏻. Lots of activities....usual great staff.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Nieuw Statendam

By: Humberto Cruz

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2019

Good food and entertainment.

Want to be spoiled

By: Gene & Fred

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2019

The Nieuw Statendam has spoiled us. The Club Orange has spoiled us. The Neptune Suite and Lounge has spoiled us. We have enjoyed the several other Holland America ships, but, none compares to the Nieuw Statendam. Wanna be spoiled - cruise the Nieuw Statendam.

Nice new ship

By: Susanne

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2019

The ship is fairly new and very well maintained. The balconies on deck 11 are very small and it is impossible to recline a chair, but the location is nice. Service was always good and friendly. The noise level in the dining room is excruciatingly high and hadn't it been for one of our fellow travelers very special dietary needs, we would have not eaten there, because of the noise. The food was always good. The BB Kings music has improved and the Rolling Stones Rock room would have been fun, but again, it was way too loud; people were sitting in the Billboard 100 to listen to the rock and the noise was acceptable. Billboard 100 needs a dance floor, since this is really the only dance-able music on the ship. The shows were mostly very good, except for the magician and the mentalist. We prefer the smaller HAL ships over this one, even though the choices of food and entertainment are less. Food and service at the Tamarind was exceptional!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

1/20 cruise

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2020

Not up to my expectations. The ship was larger than I thought, more walking for my 92 year old legs. Missed the movie theater. Just too many people, particularly in the bars. The music venues were for the younger set.

Beautiful ship

By: Curly1961

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2020

First and foremost the staff was over the top exemplary. Very polite and informed. I personally enjoyed the art throughout the ship. We dined numerous meals in the dinning room. The wait staff and sommelier were great help in helping make a decision and choices for our meals. I really a hope the employees are paid well on the ship because they were awesome. All our ship entertainment was good, with excretion of The comedian. I guess it is a hit and miss in that line on entertainment.

Nice ship

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2020

Ship was new and rooms were fine. Room stewards were good but service in dining rooms was chaotic. Needed more variety in on board activities. Overall seemed best suited to older clientele who wanted peace and quiet.
Travel Advisor:  Jeannine Smith


By: Snowmageddon Causality

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2020

Beautiful ship Good food, good service I would have liked to see more activities especially on sea days.
Travel Advisor:  Jeannine Smith

Pleasant cruise

By: sunshine

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

We have cruised with HAL several times. This ship new, fresh, and very clean. We liked our stateroom. The open dining did not work well. Without a reservation (which was impossible to get most of the time) the waits were longer than should have been. Many people complained that the dinners in the dining room were not as “special” as HAL has had in past years. We ate most of our meals in the Lido and it was usually quite chaotic and at times hard to find a place to sit. The other annoying thing was the 8:00 and 10:00 shows were filled and to get a seat we had to go 1/2 hour before hand. That meant leaving Billboard or Lincoln Center Stage early. A ship this size needs to be able to accomodate more people for the entertainment, On the most positive note, our cabin steward was excellent. Our room was always spotless and he was attentive to our needs. GREAT employees on the ship
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney

Caribbean cruise feb 2020

By: Jay

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2020

Just what we needed after hard year of health issues. Lovely surroundings, fabulous service, beautiful scenery, friendly, helpful people. New wonderful Holland America ship.
Travel Advisor:  Carla Staples

Holland America

By: Patty Lee

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2020

The ship was beautiful and crew could not of been better
Travel Advisor:  Bea Clagg