CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF RSVP by Atlantis
Celebrate 35 years of RSVP on the newest and most sensational ship in the Caribbean! We’re pulling out all the stops with spectacular new entertainment alongside a few favorites, fresh and innovative parties to bring out the smiles in everyone, and new ways to connect with friends old and new. Sailing the gorgeous Nieuw Statendam, Holland American’s newest flagship, to four of the Caribbean’s most beautiful destinations.
With rates from $949 we’ve made it easier for everyone to join in the celebration!
HOLLAND AMERICA’S “NIEUW”-EST SHIP
Holland America’s sparkling new Nieuw Statendam offers our 2650 RSVP guests more of what you love, upgraded with cutting-edge innovations and brilliant modern design everywhere you turn. With more dining options than ever before, sensational entertainment venues, and simply gorgeous staterooms, she’s the perfect ship for an RSVP Caribbean cruise! Spacious open decks and inviting pools offer plenty of places work on your tan, finish a great book, meet new friends, and of course set the stage for our signature T-dances and extremely silly pool gaymes!
KEY WEST & THE CARIBBEAN AWAIT
From gay-friendly Ft. Lauderdale you’ll sail to our private island of Half Moon Cay, always an RSVP favorite for a day on a perfect private beach. Head south with a relaxing day at sea to enjoy all that Nieuw Statendam has to offer. Fascinating Grand Cayman offers more to do than any other island in the Caribbean, from picture-perfect white sand beaches to superior duty-free shopping to swimming with the rays at the famous Stingray City. Some of the world’s best snorkeling and diving await you in Cozumel, or spend the day basking in endless sunshine surrounded by crystal blue waters. And after one more action-packed day at sea, there’s no better ending to an RSVP cruise than a day in legendary Key West, where the locals turn out in force to welcome us to Duval street and showcase both the island’s amazing weirdness and natural beauty.
INCREDIBLE DINING OPTIONS EVERYWHERE
It’s easier than ever to share a meal with friends old and new onboard, with more choices than any ship in RSVP’s history. The two-story ultra-modern main restaurant features an ever-changing menu of international specialties in an Adam Tihany designed space that’s truly one of the most beautiful rooms at sea. It’s the perfect place for everything from a group of friends to an intimate dinner for two. And that’s just the beginning!Nieuw Statendam features five distinctive specialty restaurants catering to virtually every palette and desire, starting with the classic Pinnacle Grill steakhouse and Tamarind’s pan-Asian cuisine. Fresh seafood is the star at the all-new Sel de Mer, and you’ll find family-style rustic Italian at Canaletto. For something more casual, forget everything you’ve heard about cruise ship buffets -- the new Lido Market turns out a never-ending spread day and night that will keep you coming back for more. And of course, each meal on RSVP is designed to be relaxed with no assigned dining times and no stuffy dress codes.
BRIGHT STARS ON THE BEST STAGES
The sensational new and stunningly modern World Stage and the two-story BB Kings showcases RSVP’s signature performers like never before as we present top talent from the LGBT world, stage and screen, alongside Holland America’s award-winning productions. RSVP’s stellar line-up of musical artists, comedians, cabaret acts has included such legends as Kathy Najimy, Ann Hampton Callaway, Leslie Jordan, and Ty Herndon along with RSVP favorites Amy & Freddy, Bob the Drag Queen and so many more. And for our 35th anniversary we’re introducing some exciting new stars at every level!
The brand-new music walk offers seemingly endless musical experiences, from RSVP piano and cabaret stars to the classical showcase Lincoln Center Stage to Billboard Onboard’s chart-busting hits to the raucous Rolling Stone Rock Room. Add some movies under the stars, poolside concerts and a few surprises for the greatest set of entertainment RSVP has ever offered!
FRIENDLY PARTIES. FOR EVERYONE.
Nieuw Statendam’s wide-open center pool creates the perfect setting for RSVP’s fantastic themed T-dances and evening parties under an endless Caribbean sky (with a retractable dome three floors up -- just in case of inclement weather). Our talented DJs play everything from today’s hits to legendary disco, and just about everything in between. No matter what your taste in music, we’ll welcome you to the party with friends like you everywhere you turn. It’s all about having a great time with friends!
INNOVATIVE DINING OPTIONS
Nieuw Statendam offers an exciting blend of delicious options for all tastes and styles in an incredible choice of new venues. As with all RSVP cruises, there is never an assigned table, dress code (that’s right... no more formal nights) or assigned dining time – you’re always free to dine whenever, wherever, and with whomever you like. It’s the perfect way to make new friends!
Framed by views of the sea and anchored by a stunning glass enclosed wine tower, the heart of Nieuw Statendam rests in The Dining Room, with an ultra-modern interior and lavish multi-course menus to delight the senses.
Abundant casual options begin with the Lido Market, a modern marketplace featuring themed stations that change throughout the day to tantalize your palate. From pizza and panini to comfort classics and hand-carved meats, you’ll find a wide range of choices. Grab a delicious slice at New York Deli & Pizza or a mouth-watering burger poolside at Dive-In or a sumptuous snack at the Grand Dutch Café. The choices are endless and virtually always available.
And of course, if those options aren’t enough, there’s always 24-hour room service. Please note that charges apply to some room service offerings.
For a masterpiece of grilled premium steaks and fresh seafood, look no further than Holland America’s classic Pinnacle Grill. This intimate venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience that’s perfect for a date or celebratory dinner.
Canaletto Restaurant, Nieuw Statendam’s signature Italian restaurant, serves fresh made pastas and other fabulous Italian specialties family-style in a casual yet sophisticated setting.
Tamarind Restaurant, Nami Sushi and Silk Den Lounge offer spectacular pan-Asian cuisine with truly stunning panoramic views of the ocean.
Sel de Mer is an intimate seafood brasserie offering French classics with a twist. From bouillabaisse and fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish, this new restaurant concept is sure to impress.
Club Orange Restaurant, an exclusive dining room for guests in Neptune and Pinnacle Suite categories, is open for breakfast and lunch. Please note that an extra charge applies for all specialty restaurants.
Healthy Options & Special Needs
For guests with special dietary needs, RSVP and Holland America offer “Light and Healthy” menu items featuring meals low in sodium and cholesterol, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, fat-free, diabetic, or other special needs, as requested.