In a nod to its long line of historic ships, Holland America Line has announced that its next Pinnacle class ship will be called Ryndam. The new build, due for delivery in May 2021, will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.
The newbuild, due for delivery in May 2021, will be the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by Fincantieri, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam.
Holland America Line has hosted a dedication ceremony for Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TV star Oprah Winfrey officially named the ship in a ceremony on board.
Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam, the second Pinnacle Class ship in the fleet, returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy earlier after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast.
Holland America Line has announced that Prinsendam will leave its fleet in July next year, and transfer to the German cruise company Phoenix Reisen.
Holland America Line has revealed Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of its new Nieuw Statendam vessel. In support of the appointment O, the Oprah Magazine, has announced a three-day Girls’ Getaway cruise on the ship, starting on January 30th next year.
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.
In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.
One of the most notable features of any Holland America Line ship is the remarkable collection of museum-quality art on board. The line’s newest vessel, ms Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016, is no exception.
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.
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.
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.