Main Dining Room - Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Nieuw Statendam is Holland America Line’s second Pinnacle-class ship, similar to its sister, Koningsdam, but with a few modifications. Built in Venice, launched in December 2018 and named in February 2019 by godmother Oprah Winfrey, the 2,666-passenger ship is aimed, the line claims, at ‘modern explorers, food lovers and music lovers’. This sums it up...

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The bedroom of an elegant suite on-board Holland America Line's ms Oosterdam In cruise ship terms, Holland America Line’s ms Oosterdam is getting on a bit. Launched in 2003 as the first in the line’s Vista-class ships, it is also reasonably small at 1,964 passengers when compared with today’s industry average of around 3,000-plus among mainstream lines.  However, in common with all Holland America Line ships, the...

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Contemporary lounge area on a Holland America Line ship Founded in 1873 under the name Holland-Amerika Lijn, this enterprising company offered a transatlantic passenger service between Rotterdam and New York until 1971, when Holland America abandoned passenger transportation and switched to running cruise ships full time. In 1989 Holland America Line became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corporation. The company’s fleet of 15...

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