The keeling laying ceremony for Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship, Nieuw Statendam took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice on 20 March 2017.
Nieuw Statendam will be the second Pinnacle-class cruise ship for Holland America Line and will be a sister ship to Koningsdam.
The 99,800 gross tonne Nieuw Statendam will accommodate 2,650 passengers. The ship is due to enter service in November 2018.
Holland America Line is to launch a third Pinnacle-class cruise ship in 2021.