4th Annual Floating with Friends Dance Cruise

Nieuw Statendam Photo Gallery

4th Annual Floating With Friends Dance Cruise takes place on the Holland America Nieuw Statendam cruise ship. The Nieuw Statendam offers a terrific music program, including the B. B. King’s Blues Club (BB King), Rolling Stone Rock Room, Lincoln Center State and Billboard Onboard. Dining options include The Dining Room, Lido Marketplace, Tamarind, Sel de Mer, Nami Sushi, Canaletto, the Dive Inn and NY Deli & Pizza. Visit the Explorer’s Lounge, Crow’s Nest, Microsoft Studio, Spa and Fitness Facility, stroll on the Promenade, watch a Movie Under the Stars, watch the sunset from the Aft View Pool.

Nieuw Statendam

Holland America’s newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam, is a modern, elegant ship which provides the perfect balance between calm quiet spaces, and lively music and dancing venues. The ship takes Holland America’s passion of the arts to new heights with a collection that turns your cruise into a one-of-a-kind experience with over 150 of the world’s top artists, creating one of the largest collections at sea. Guests onboard Nieuw Statendam will love her interiors, which feature grand, light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical interests.


Entertainment Venues

Enjoy live music at Music Walk®, featuring Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room and B.B. King's Blues Club. Experience World Stage, our state-of-the-art theater, with its two-story, 270-degree wraparound LED screen surrounding you in high-definition, World Stage is a dazzling theater where innovation meets entertainment. Showcasing music, song, dance and more, the World Stage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage.

Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King's All Stars bring the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs in the B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge where you can enjoy specialty cocktails like the Lucille and Rock Me Baby.

Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that you know and love. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music. Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room. And step into the pages of Rolling Stone magazine at the Rolling Stone Rock Room for a unique experience chronicling rock history as a live band kicks out iconic hits by your favorite stars. 

In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, Holland America is proud to present Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.

Dining Venues

Nieuw Statendam offers a world of dining to explore. Complimentary dining options include the The Dining Room, the Lido Market, New York Deli & Pizza, Dive-In Grill, and Grand Dutch Cafe.

For an elegant sit-down breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, Holland America’s Culinary Council,® an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and their talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes.

If you are looking for a less formal option, explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

Specialty restaurants at an extra charge include Rudi’s Sel de Mer for fabulous seafood,Tamarind and Nami Sushi for fine Asian dining, Canaletto for Italian delights, and the Pinnacle Grill with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch.

Fitness and Enrichment Activities

Each day onboard offers world-class entertainment and enriching activities. Discover the connections that unite us across borders and cultures. Explorations Central™ (EXC™) is immersive onboard programing designed to make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful. From EXC Talks,™ to EXC Encounters™ to a chat with your EXC Guide™, you’ll feel the spirit of a region come to life. 

Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence.

A partnership with BBC Earth brings unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through groundbreaking concerts and films.