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New Holland America Line Ship Completes Sea Trials

Holland America Line's new ship, Nieuw Statendam, has completed her sea trials after putting in a "strong performance".

The 2,666-guest ship is the second addition to Holland America Line's 'Pinnacle Class' and is the sister ship to the MS Koningsdam, which made her debut for the line in 2016.

Sea trials are a mandatory part of a new vessels construction process and see the ship subjected to a range of tests and exercises. Often attended by representatives of the shipping line, the ship-builder and members of the necessary maritime authorities, they will test the speed, manoeuvrability, equipment and safety features to ensure that the vessel conforms to the required specifications.

Commenting on Nieuw Statendam's sea trials, Holland America Line's president, Orlando Ashford said:

"The sea trials are a highly anticipated milestone for any new build because it takes us one step closer to delivery, and we're thrilled that Nieuw Statendam gave a strong performance in the open water."

Nieuw Statendam will commence her service for Holland America Line in December 2018 with a series of Caribbean voyages before crossing the Atlantic for a collection of itineraries in the Baltic and Mediterranean during the 2019 summer season.

For further information regarding Nieuw Statendam, or to find out about our latest special offers for Holland America, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.