Holland America will welcome a second ship to its Pinnacle Class in November 2018. Nieuw Statendam, a 2,650-passenger ship, will follow in the footsteps of Koningsdam -- the line's largest ship to date.
While the ship will share many of the same venues and design elements as Koningsdam, it's also expected to contain a number of new features; among them, a specialty restaurant (details have not yet been released). Pinnacle-class hallmarks to be carried over from Koningsdam include the highly acclaimed French-style brasserie Sel de Mer, Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center, the Blend wine-making venue, a two-tiered Lido Pool with a movie screen, and Music Walk (home to Billboard Onboard, Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King's Blues Club at the Queen's Lounge).
Nieuw Statendam will also include fleetwide favorites such as the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse and the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.
Additionally, Holland America said it would make adjustments to existing venues, based on feedback from passengers on Koningsdam. The line has already hinted the staircase connecting Lincoln Center Stage and the casino might be removed.
Nieuw Statendam will sail a variety of Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale for the 2018/19 season.