Holland America Line welcomes princess Margriet as godmother


Holland America Line has confirmed that when Rotterdam is called subsequent spring, princess Margriet of the Netherlands would be the godmother of the ship.

The information sees a continuation of a practice that started within the Nineteen Twenties.

Holland America Line’s connection to the House of Orange goes again practically a century to prince Hendrik launching Statendam III in 1929.

Since then, members of the Dutch royal household have launched 11 extra Holland America Line vessels all through the years, together with princess Margriet who named Prinsendam (1972), Nieuw Amsterdam III (1983), Rotterdam VI (1997) and Oosterdam (2003).

“We are deeply grateful that princess Margriet will once again act as godmother to a Holland America Line ship, carrying on a long tradition with the royal family that continues to honour our Dutch roots,” mentioned Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.

“Rotterdam will probably be named in Rotterdam subsequent 12 months, celebrating its namesake metropolis and our historic reference to the Netherlands.

“We look forward to commemorating the occasion where it all started for Holland America Line.”

The maiden cruise departs October twentieth subsequent 12 months from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and embarks on a 14-day transatlantic journey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



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