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  1. djhsolara

    Nieuw Statendam Retreat

    Is there a hot tub in the Retreat area on Nieuw Statendam?
  2. Same itinerary, same price. Which one would you pick? One thing I know is Nieuw Amsterdam has a nice big promenade, right?
  3. Hi everyone, I'm Karen Worrall, AKA Cruise Ship Karen. I have a website, cruiseshipkaren.com, for crew and cruisers about cruise ship travel with port guides, vlogs and blog articles to help people make the most out of their port time. I was on the Nieuw Statendam's Shakedown cruise on December 1st-5th and have just uploaded my video tour of it, and thought the Cruise Critic community might be interested to see more of the ship. Check out my site for lots more cruise content, and the YouTube Channel has many port guide videos too. Happy cruising, Karen
  4. deliver42

    Nieuw Statendam Pics

    Does anyone have updated pics of the Nieuw Statendam? Haven't seen any here or even on You Tube.
  5. We'll be sailing on the inaugural voyage of the Nieuw Statendam beginning December 5, 2018. I'll be doing a daily written blog which can be found at http://www.timmer2018europe2.blogspot.com. The blog will become active in the next day or two as we fly to Rome tomorrow. The blog won't have many pictures (generally one or two per day), although there will be lots on the other thread https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2611060-live-from-nieuw-statendam-premier-voyage-december-2018/ and I'll post a few in this thread. As background, we sailed on the last voyage of the old Statendam from Seattle to Singapore and when the name of the new ship was announced we decided to sail the first voyage of the new ship. We also were fortunate to sail on the inaugural (Christening) voyage of the Koningsdam so it will be interesting to compare the two ships. This will also be our first voyage as 5 star Mariners.
  6. Greetings, My PCC called me yesterday and informed me that bookings are available for Nieuw Statendam and asked if I wanted to book a cruise. So of course I said yes! I booked a 4-night itinerary that includes Key West and HMC sailing from December 19-23, 2018. The prices are high, as you might expect. I'm in for nearly $375 per night for an OO-category stateroom. [Those are the single outside cabins. I understand from my PCC that there are exactly the same number as there were on Koningsdam; so that's a disappointment.] So, on a cost-per-day basis, this will be my most expensive cruise ever. After the thrill wears off, I may decide the price is too high. But for now I'm excited about NS! Did anyone else make a booking on NS yesterday? If so, where are you going and what type of stateroom did you choose? Happy sailing. :)
  7. ski ww

    Nieuw Statendam

    http://www.beak.net/NSDAM_Construction.html Here is a link to the newest ship looking all new & shiny. Still lots of work to do on the inside. Allan
  8. My TA was just advised this morning the new ship does not have bathtubs in this room category and offered us an upsell to a Neptune for $2000 We booked our 7 day Mar. 3, 2019 voyage 9 months ago and are just notified now!! Wife is not a happy camper I muse on whether the KDam will have the tubs removed during this drydock!!?? Bob
  9. CC has published pictures and info from Nieuw Statendam. New Specialty restaurant in place of Culinary Arts Center called Club Orange. Will server breakfast and dinner for NS and PS guests and offer for fee dining to all. Also more info on public areas. Evidently suites are larger and new design for Neptune Lounge. https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8935&source=99360
  10. We're on our way to Rome, to spend a couple of days in the Eternal City before boarding the Nieuw Statendam for its 14-Day Premiere Voyage from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. We are excited to experience this new ship, and some of its new amenities like the Rolling Stone Rock Room and a new wine packages from James Suckling, Holland America's Wine Curator. Tell us what you are curious about on the new ship. As internet access allows, we plan to post regular updates along the way.
  11. For anyone who has not joined us on the roll call for her premiere sailing , I was just able to book Specialty dining online. Previously we were told it would not be able to be booked prior to sailing. There is no mention of Club Orange. Also,none of the restaurants show available for Dec 14th. Hope that means something special is happening that night. 42 Days to go🚢🍾😀
  12. I just spent some time reading through Captain Albert's blog and saw a picture of the new jacuzzi in the Retreat cabana area. It has a sun sail over it for some shade if the sun is in the right place. Extra perk for anyone getting a cabana.🌞
  13. It looks like Pier 26 will be the new home for the NS.
  14. We don't leave Civitavecchia until December 5, but we wanted to start the thread a bit early, so that others on the roll call can join in. We have an amazing roll call, over 200 people, and I'm sure we will have an amazing cruise!
  15. I apologize if this has already been posted. Captain Albert's blog post from today indicated that Billboard Onboard and Rolling Stock Rock Room will share a venue, while BB Kings and Lincoln Center will share another venue (The Queen's Lounge). I was just about to post about how this contradicts the deck plans, but alas, they have updated the deck plan to reflect this! (previous deck plans placed Billboard Onboard across from Pinnacle Grill/Sal de Mer, which would obviously disrupt diners). Technically, it looks like the Rock Room and Billboard are opposite each other, in the big space FWD on Deck 2. I think this arrangement makes much more sense than Lincoln Center having the Queen's Lounge all to itself, given its beautiful setting and nice dancefloor. The Ocean Bar appears to have retained its space across from Pinnacle/Rudi's, which I suppose is a good thing. Bravo, HAL, for figuring this out!
  16. deliver42

    Deck 8 Nieuw Statendam

    We are booked in a Vista 8106 on the Nieuw Statendam. I didn't realize at the time that it was under the Lido deck since we are used to larger ships. For those of you who have sailed the Konningsdam in that area, how noisy is it? I know I xan change cabins, but also like the fact we are only one deck below the pool and buffet. We are early risers, about 6AM if that makes a difference. If the noise level is acceptable, we'll stay where we are. This is our first on HAL, and looking forward to it. I've started a roll call for Dec,1,2019.
  17. Thought you might find this interesting. Live streamed today: Nieuw Statendam has been delivered to HAL.
  18. We'll navigate on Nieuw Statendam begining december 30 and because it has not had its inaugural trip, so far I've researched all the information about the Koningsdam asuming it's identical to Nieuw Statendam. Do you know if that's accurate? Are there in facts differences in the configuration of the ships, public spaces or cabins?
  19. But whom? Captain Albert in his Blog several days ago indicated that one of the original Masters of the Koningsdam was currently stationed at the simulator/training center for Officers in the Netherlands and the other gentleman was at the shipyard in Italy. I presume this gentleman will be the Nieuw Statendam's Master. But, who is this gentleman? Captain de Vries was the take out Master of the Koningsdam. Will he join Captain Edward G. Van Zanne, as a present day HAL Master, who has had the "joy" of bringing a new ship "to life" for Holland America Line?
  20. Background: Nearly 30 years cruising. Diamond on Royal Caribbean, variety of other colors and jewelry across NCL, Carnival, MSC. Couple near 40, son will be a bit under age 5 at proposed time of sailing. Feel service is declining on Royal Caribbean. Don't care for some of the rowdiness have found lately on NCL and Carnival. Looking for decent kids club and activities; nightly entertainment until 10-11pm is plenty for us really. Good included in fare food; whether this be lido, pool deck, or MDR we expect good quality. Want to try a somewhat quieter and less crowded ship than the mega ships we have been going on. Like the Key West/San Juan/Grand Turk itinerary which can do on either ship it looks like. Which ship would you recommend, and why, for a young active family but not looking for a sports bar party like Carnival or NCL. Expecting something distinctly cut above Royal Caribbean, not necessarily fancy. Does NA have a full walking track around ship? That is something to consider for us also.
  21. Has anybody heard what they are doing with the Deck 2, FWD space on the Nieuw Statendam (the Billboard Onboard space on the Koningsdam)? I think this is one of the few, remaining mysteries of the Nieuw Statendam (aside from the angle of the cabin toilets :')).
  22. does anyone know how many formal nights there are on the 12 day cruise. Thank you
  23. mcrcruiser

    Nieuw Statendam

    We are looking at a 14 night Eastern & Western Caribbean sailing next March :p Has any one sailed on this new ship & if so what was your impression of the foo d quality ,service & presentation , the comfort of the cabins & the general over all look of this new ship ? TIA for your replies :p

    Nieuw Statendam 100 Days

    100 Days to go till the premiere [emoji898][emoji568][emoji898] Sent from my iPad using Forums
  25. I'm looking for a quiet oceanview cabin (category C, E, or F) on these ships. These cabins are on the main deck, and it seems that most are subject to noise from the showrooms, etc. on the deck above. Are there any "safe" cabins in that category? Thanks.