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Nieuw Amsterdam staterooms blend modern, historical elements

The décor of Nieuw Amsterdam’s accommodations blends modern and historical elements. Created by Seattle-based NB Design Group, the new ship’s staterooms reflect a refined interpretation of the contemporary motifs that debuted aboard Eurodam in 2008, Holland America Line said.    

‘We received such positive feedback about the stateroom décor aboard Eurodam that we knew we wanted to continue this innovative direction with her sister ship,’ said HAL’s Rick Meadows, evp marketing, sales and guest programs. Nieuw Amsterdam’s rooms are ‘an evolution of Eurodam’s modern design vision and meld earthy tones into fabrics and wall coverings,’ he added.

The stateroom décor reflects contemporary art influences that tie in classic themes. Mixed-media wall art that combines classical painting with surrealist themes plus colorful abstract landscapes and historic photographs of old New York and Amsterdam adorn the walls.

The artwork is paired with sophisticated bedding, upholstery and furnishings that give a nod to the historic glamour of New York City, known as Nieuw Amsterdam to its Dutch founders.

‘With all of the exciting activities that take place on a cruise ship, we wanted to create a stateroom environment that is an escape for guests to relax and enjoy, yet at the same time remains visually intriguing,’ said Nancy Burfiend, principal, NB Design Group.

The ship’s 60 deluxe verandah suites and 50 superior verandah suites emphasize rich walnut wood and powder blue and Champagne-colored fabrics, along with contemporary leather furniture and brushed nickel finishes. Deluxe verandah suites will display reproductions of original Matisse and Picasso drawings, along with colorful Tuscany landscapes created from original woodcuts.

Superior verandah suites also use historic photographs of New York and Amsterdam and colorful reproductions of original paintings by avant-garde Dutch artist Karel Appel.

Following similar themes with understated colors and woods paired with classical art themes, the ship’s two penthouse verandah suites were designed by Architectenbureau VFD of Utrecht.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s 558 deluxe verandah ocean-view and 175 ocean-view staterooms showcase coffee, burgundy and sandstone tones in window coverings, bedding and fabrics, plus rich wood and metal accessories. Artwork includes reproductions of Surrealist oil paintings and feature classical themes combined with contemporary photography.

The 152 interior staterooms switch color schemes to light maple wood, bedding and fabric in slate and sky blue with tangerine accents.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s accommodations also include 56 luxury spa staterooms across several categories with two exclusive spa deluxe verandah suites located on the two highest decks. Named for their proximity to the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, the staterooms give special in-room amenities such as yoga mats and an iPod docking station.

All spa accommodations are decorated in a naturalist theme, with furnishings, bedding and window treatments finished in soft earth tones with bright aqua blue and charcoal accents. A water feature provides a soothing ambient background sound.

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