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Breaking Travel News investigates: Carnival prepares to debut quartet of new ships in 2018

Breaking Travel News investigates: Carnival prepares to debut quartet of new ships in 2018

8 January 2018 Focus

Carnival Corporation has revealed it will launch four new cruise ships in 2018 across four of its ten brands. Carnival Cruise Line, America’s most trusted and popular line; Holland America Line, one of cruising’s most popular premium lines with a 145-year history; Seabourn, the leader in small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising; and AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise brand in Germany, will all receive new ships.

Holland America Line celebrates ms Nieuw Statendam steel cutting

Holland America Line celebrates ms Nieuw Statendam steel cutting

15 July 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line celebrated a significant construction milestone earlier as the first steel was cut for ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and the block being built there will later be moved to the Marghera yard where the ship will be constructed.

Queen Máxima celebrates launch of ms Koningsdam

Queen Máxima celebrates launch of ms Koningsdam

24 May 2016 Cruise News

In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line has held a dedication ceremony for ms Koningsdam in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands officially blessed the bell and named Koningsdam on board the ship in front of invited dignitaries, cruise guests, travel partners and media.

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

18 April 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line will continue tradition when Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands christens the line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, in a ceremony in Rotterdam. The event will take place on May 20th on board the ship. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the line.

Holland America Line welcomes ms Koningsdam to fleet

Holland America Line welcomes ms Koningsdam to fleet

1 April 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam earlier, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first time. Koningsdam is registered in the Netherlands.

ms Koningsdam passes sea trails as launch approaches

ms Koningsdam passes sea trails as launch approaches

25 January 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard earlier after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. Koningsdam left Marghera on January 2nd and performed the first set of sea trials over three days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where standard hull maintenance was performed.

Holland America Line plans $300m fleet overhaul

Holland America Line plans $300m fleet overhaul

2 November 2015 Cruise News

As part of a $300-million brand development initiative, Holland America Line is planning exciting improvements to its top staterooms with new furnishings, décor, amenities and upgrades for all suites on the line’s Signature, Vista and R-Class ships. The first ships to undergo the suite transformation will be ms Eurodam and ms Oosterdam, followed by ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam and ms Noordam.

Holland America Line improves Flight Ease programme for passengers

Holland America Line improves Flight Ease programme for passengers

25 August 2015 Airline News Cruise News

Holland America Line has given a new look to its air booking program, Flight Ease. The enhanced features make the process more user-friendly for travel professionals to navigate, search and book flights. In addition to the new design, the functionality of the site is now more intuitive, allowing users to select departure and return flights separately, add a stopover flight segment, easily compare real-time flexible and restricted fares, and review more detailed schedule displays.