Nieuw Statendam joined the Holland America Line fleet in December 2018. This elegant Pinnacle-class ship is sister ship to Koningsdam and showcases an interior design inspired by the fluid curves of the most iconic musical instruments. Setting sail with a maximum of 2666 guests on board; she is packed with specialty restaurants for an exquisite dining experience. Each stateroom is a sanctuary for ultimate relaxation with refined amenities including a signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattress, premium massage shower head, and flat-screen television. Explorations Central, Rolling Stone Rock Room, America's Test Kitchen, B.B. King's Blues Club, BBC Earth Experiences, Lincoln Center and World Stages, and Greenhouse Spa & Salon enhance your time on board. The ship docks at a variety of ports of call; where you can explore famous sights and enjoy new experiences on an organised excursion or independently.
Visit The Dining Room for breakfast, lunch, and five-course dinners of regionally-inspired and international dishes. Lido Market offers a mix of stalls serving casual-style comfort food, quick dishes, and fresh salads. The warm and elegant Pinnacle Grill serves cuisine inspired by America's Pacific Northwest. Rudi's Sel De Mar is an intimate brasserie presenting a contemporary twist on traditional French delicacies including oysters, fruits de mer, steak frites, and coq au vin. Canaletto serves up delicious Italian favourites or visit New York Deli & Pizza for a selection of scrumptious thin-crust pies and signature pizzas. Stop by Nami Sushi for freshly-made sushi and sashimi, sample the culinary delights of Asia at Tamarind, and round things off with ice cream from Gelato.
Grand Dutch Cafe is the spot for a pick-me-up and the chance to connect with friends over a beer, coffee, and a variety of light bites. Pull up a seat at Ocean Bar on Plaza Deck and let your taste buds sample some delicious drinks while you admire the views and mingle with your fellow guests. The Sun Bar, located on the Sun Deck, is conveniently close by to grab an ice-cold cocktail while you soak up the rays. Tamarind Bar and Panorama Bar can be found on Deck 10 and are the go-to spots for a chilled atmosphere and a glass or two of exquisite wine. Lido Bar and Sea View also offer a calm ambiance for meeting new friends and enjoying the social side of cruising.
During the daytime; experience cooking shows and hands-on workshops at America's Test Kitchen, escape to the tranquil surrounds of The Retreat, or pamper yourself at Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Explorations Central makes your journey more engaging with local information, activities, and culture. Explore the world's natural wonders through breath-taking concerts and films at BBC Earth Experiences. Create your own unique blend of grapes and learn all about wine from the experts at BLEND. Club HAL offers activities and entertainment for tots to teens. In the evening; B.B. King's Blues Club brings a touch of Memphis or tune into four decades of iconic rock music in Rolling Stone Rock Room. Discover dazzling live music, song, and dance performances at World Stage, while Lincoln Centre Stage presents outstanding musicians and Billboard Onboard creates an interactive experience with chart-topping classics from two pianists.
Day 1: UK to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fly from your selected UK airport to Amsterdam and be transferred to the port to board MS Nieuw Amsterdam for your seven-night cruise.
Day 3: Flam, Norway
Flam is a tiny village on the banks of Aurlandsfjord, and is set in beautiful surroundings. Visit the local church, one of the oldest in Norway, and enjoy the traditionally decorated walls. Cruise through the Naeroyfjord, a narrow but spectacular fjord surrounded by steep valleys and snow-covered peaks; Naeroyfjord has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005. Along the way you'll see Gudvangen, an old Viking village, which will take your breath away with its dramatic and stunning scenery.
Day 4: Stavanger, Norway
Arrive at the port of Stavanger - gateway to the majestic Lysefjord. Meander through the cobbled streets lined with white-washed wooden houses and see artists at work in the old quarter. Visit the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral and marvel at its vaulted ceiling and 13th-century Gothic chancel. Stop by the Norwegian Canning Museum to appreciate the town's heritage as the 'herring capital' of Norway.
Day 5: Kristiansand, Norway
Your next stop is Kristiansand on Norway's west coast. Known as the 'Summer City' and the gateway to the dramatic Atlantic Road - which links Kristiansand and Molde - Kristiansand spans three separate islands, connected only by bridges. Explore the Posebyen old town area which dates back to 1631 or experience the lively fish market by the harbour. Enjoy a few hours of fun at Kristiansand Zoo & Amusement Park. Take a trip to the quaint town of Lillesand or visit the glittering displays of gems and crystals at Setesdal Mineral Park.
Day 6: Oslo, Norway
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast and is known for its spectacular snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills. Take a stroll around the modern city and be mesmerised by the electric mix of ancient castles and dazzling lakes. Journey back in time at the Viking House Museum or revel in the enchanted atmosphere at the magic Ice Bar Oslo. Stop by the Vigeland Sculpture Park and become fascinated with the ‘wonder-world’ of stone, iron and bronze human figures.
Day 8: Amsterdam to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for you return flight back to the UK