By the Caribbean Journal staff
Cruise line Holland America Line is set to launch its newest ship in December.
The ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in December 2018, follows the 2016 launch of the brand’s ms Koningsdam ship.
The ship, which is currently under construction at Ficantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, has interiors by designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten.
The new ship will have eight more staterooms than its sister ship, Koningsdam, with capacity for 2,666 guests and dining options includng Sel de Mer, a French seafood brasserie, and Tamarind, an Asian fusion concept, in addition to the Grand Dutch Café.
The ship’s inaugural season will see it sailing from Fort Lauderdale on three, four, seven and 10-day Caribbean cruises.