Holland America Line’s Eurodam, Zaandam, Prinsendam, Noordam, and Nieuw Statendam showcase Holland America Line’s artistry.
Eurodam – Memories of the Dutch Masters
Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship, Eurodam has recently received many exciting updates. Guests on this graceful ship will enjoy the full Music Walk experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a cooking class or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen, BBC Earth Experiences and a Digital Workshop Powered by Windows.
Yet despite these modern amenities, much of Eurodam’s decor is a nod to the line’s Dutch heritage and the traditions of sailing from bygone days. The artwork throughout the ship is filled with the masterpieces of Rembrandt and other Dutch artists. The 360-degree Promenade Deck offers traditional teak chaise lounges and plaid blankets that are reminders of the romance of sailing from eras gone by.
Zaandam –Tradition of Artistic Excellence
Designed to carry fewer guests while offering greater space, Zaandam is the epitome of elegance and comfort. Her décor is inspired by music and features musical instruments including signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones and a Baroque-style pipe organ. While onboard, enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops with America’s Test Kitchen, or rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.
Passengers who have traveled on HAL’s Rotterdam-class ships will sense a familiarity when embarking on the Zaandam. The deck plan is similar to the Rotterdam and Amsterdam, thankfully retaining the sense of traditional opulence to be found on each, including Dutch antiques from the HAL’s extensive collection, a sculpted atrium centerpiece in the atrium, and – on the Zaandam – a working organ with mechanical figures. Passengers familiar with the Amsterdam or Rotterdam will surely find themselves right at home on this elegant vessel.
Prinsendam – Goodbye to an Era
Having occupied a special place in the hearts of Holland America Line guests for nearly 17 years of service, the intimate Prinsendam – the smallest vessel in the HAL fleet- is leaving the fleet on July 1, 2019. With a capacity of just 835 guests, Prinsendam is intimate, comfortably spacious and small enough to explore destinations larger ships can’t reach. All her itineraries will continue as planned through July 1, 2019, so there is still time to celebrate the amenities of this beloved ship.
This is the ship to choose if distant destinations, lengthier itineraries and superb value for money are key factors in selecting a cruise. Don’t miss one of her upcoming farewell sailings and experience all of Prinsendam’s many pleasures for a final time.
Noordam – Balancing Classic with Contemporary Artistry
Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art—from 19th oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Or, opt for relaxation and take yoga or Pilates in the Noordam’s world class Fitness Center.
Compared with some of HAL’s sister vessels, Noordam’s décor is glitzy by comparison. A three-story atrium features a curved green glass stairway adorned with an enormous Waterford Crystal compass. Gold-hued tiles mirror surrounding walls. In the elevator lobbies, oversize urns sprout artificial foliage and busts of the Dutch royal family. As in other HAL vessels, impressive and eclectic artwork provides lovely memorable visual effects throughout the ship. In summary, the saying “something old, something new” perfectly captures the essence of this memorable ship.
Nieuw Statendam – A Focus on Fine Art
HAL’s newest vessel launched in December 2018. It is the second of HAL’s state-of-the-art, Pinnacle-class ships, featuring a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests will savor her innovative specialty restaurants—from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Special amenities include the ability to participate in America’s Test Kitchen’s cooking classes and hands-on workshops, and to view the BBC Earth Experiences presentations on the vessel’s spectacular two-story World Stage.
But aside from the legendary Holland America Line cuisine, perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Nieuw Statendam is its focus on art. Nieuw Statendam takes a passion of the arts to new levels with a collection that will impress guests with a one-of-a-kind experience with over 150 of the world’s top artists, creating one of the largest collections at sea.
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