Holland America Line has taken supply of Rotterdam, formally making it the eleventh ship within the fleet.
A handover ceremony befell 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 vp of newbuilding providers.
Giuseppe Bono, chief govt of Fincantieri, and several 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 appears gorgeous and will definitely dwell as much as bearing such an iconic identify as the brand new flagship of our fleet, carrying on a practice of excellence that our friends have beloved for practically 150 years,” mentioned Antorcha.
“Thanks to our companions at Fincantieri and our personal workforce members who labored tirelessly to ship the ship on schedule throughout what has been probably the most difficult of occasions, and likewise ship a ship that appears lovely, is immaculately completed and will probably be an unbelievable addition to our model.
“We can not wait to welcome friends 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 is going to then start its maiden season within the Caribbean.
Naming particulars haven’t been finalised and will probably 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 friends and have extremely profitable facilities and improvements launched along with her sister ships.