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 companies.
Giuseppe Bono, chief govt of Fincantieri, and a number of other different executives additionally attended.
Video congratulations have been prolonged by Jan Swartz, president of Holland America Group, and Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.
“Rotterdam appears to be like beautiful and will definitely reside as much as bearing such an iconic title as the brand new flagship of our fleet, carrying on a convention of excellence that our company have cherished for almost 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 in addition ship a ship that appears lovely, is immaculately completed and might be an unbelievable addition to our model.
“We can not wait to welcome company 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 title for Holland America Line, Rotterdam will carry 2,668 company and have extremely profitable facilities and improvements launched along with her sister ships.