NIEUW STATENDAM's maiden call at Port of Kiel
On 23rd May 2019 Holland America Line's flagship NIEUW STATENDAM had her maiden visit at the port of Kiel. https://www.cruisedeck.de/erst-anlauf-der-nieuw-statendam-in-kiel/
Blackout during cruise
On MArch 23, 2019, the "Nieuw Statendam" lost power which resulted in blackouts and a canceled port of call. Timewise there was no power for propulsion and only one of four generators working for emergency power. After repairs have been made to the engines, the ship was fully functional. The issue was related to one of the diesel generators. When the ship was underway from St. Thomas to Half Moon Cay it experienced a technical issue with one of the diesel generators, causing a short black-out. During this time the ship, all guests & crew were completely safe & in calm water with good weather conditions. Due to the delay and in an abundance of caution while the cause of the blackout was being addressed, the scheduled port call at Half Moon Cay was cancelled. After the repair was completed the "Nieuw Statendam" was proceeding as scheduled and berthed in Fort Lauderdale on March 24 at 11.15 a.m.
Oprah Winfrey christens Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades
Holland America Line officially welcomed Nieuw Statendam to its fleet with the help of Oprah Winfrey – philanthropist, actress, TV presenter, and founder and editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine – during a ceremony at Port Everglades, Florida on 2 February. Serving as godmother, Winfrey officially christened Nieuw Statendam during a ceremony held in her onboard theatre, World Stage.Upload News