Carnival Corporation has announced two moves within its global leadership team as part of a broader effort to enhance operations and prepare for the eventual resumption of cruising.
Holland America Line has become the latest cruise company to extend the pause in its operations. The line will cancel departures from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, later this year, as well as select Hawaii itineraries for early 2021.
Orlando Ashford, who heads the premium cruise line within the Carnival Corporation family of brands, has been at the company for nearly five and half years.
Holland America Line has decided to extend its pause of global cruise operations and cancel all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for the rest of the year.
MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam, both of which have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, arrived following the intervention of United States president Donald Trump.
Holland America Line has celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,668-passenger ‘Ryndam’ at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 505-ton block, measuring 14 by 34 meters, was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction.
Holland America Line has reached a milestone in the building of Ryndam, its next Pinnacle-class ship, with the successful launch of the forward lower section. Also known as the “troncone,” the element was launched at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard in Italy.
Under the agreement, Carnival Corporation will develop a new cruise port destination primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama, and construction of a new addition, including a pier, on the Bahamian island of Little San Salvador, home to Holland America Line’s Half Moon Cay port.
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.