Oprah Winfrey Christens Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

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Nieuw Statendam Dedication

Dedication with Godmother Oprah Winfrey at Port Everglades on February 2, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Holland America Line recently held the naming ceremony of Niew Statendam, their newest vessel, with Oprah Winfrey serving as godmother. Holland America’s Konigsdam (a sister ship) from 2017 was the winner of a 2017 Cruizie® Award for “Most Appealing New Ship” for LGBTQ cruise travelers from MeetMeOnBoard.

Nieuw Statendam’s dedication ceremony followed the three-day Girls’ Getaway cruise to the Caribbean that celebrated the power of female relationships. Gayle King, editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine and Winfrey’s best friend, joined her on the cruise, along with several other senior editors from the magazine.

Winfrey reflected on the Girls’ Getaway cruise that had just concluded, saying “It’s been an incredible experience to see people from across the world come together with one mind and celebrate themselves, honor themselves and honor each other. Everybody gathered, made friends and connected to people they didn’t know because they felt like they had met themselves on some level. I have never seen anything like it.”  Wow, it sounds to us like Oprah gets exactly why we do what we do here at MeetMeOnBoard.

Nieuw Statendam is the sixth ship in the company’s history to bear the name. She carries 2,666 guests for an elegant and intimate experience. Now sailing the Caribbean, this summer she sails the Baltic and Iceland from Amsterdam. In the fall Niew Statendam will cruise the Mediterranean from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

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