Rotterdam joins Holland America Line fleet

Holland America Line has taken supply of Rotterdam, formally making it the eleventh ship within the fleet.

A handover ceremony happened at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.

The ceremony was attended by the ship’s grasp, captain Werner Timmers, and Cyril Tatar, Holland America Group vice chairman of newbuilding providers.

Giuseppe Bono, chief government of Fincantieri, and a number of other different executives additionally attended.

Video congratulations had been prolonged by Jan Swartz, president of Holland America Group, and Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.

“Rotterdam looks stunning and will certainly live up to bearing such an iconic name as the new flagship of our fleet, carrying on a tradition of excellence that our guests have loved for nearly 150 years,” stated Antorcha.

“Thank you to our companions at Fincantieri and our personal crew members who labored tirelessly to ship the ship on schedule throughout what has been essentially the most difficult of occasions, and likewise ship a ship that appears stunning, is immaculately completed and might be an unbelievable addition to our model.

“We cannot wait to welcome guests on board later this fall.”

Upon supply, Rotterdam will stay in non-guest operations till its transatlantic crossing October, from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the place it can then start its maiden season within the Caribbean.

Naming particulars haven’t been finalised and might be introduced at a later date.

The third vessel within the Pinnacle Class sequence and the seventh ship to bear the identify for Holland America Line, Rotterdam will carry 2,668 visitors and have extremely profitable facilities and improvements launched together with her sister ships.

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