Holland America Line takes delivery of the highly anticipated new Rotterdam ship from Fincantieri

SEATTLE, July 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Holland America Line has taken delivery of Rotterdam today, July 30, 2021, which officially makes her the 11th ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at the Marghera de Fincantieri shipyard in Italy the evening of July 29.

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Holland America Line takes delivery of its new vessel, Rotterdam, making her the 11th ship in its fleet.

Click to Tweet:. @ HALcruises takes delivery of #Rotterdam from @Fincantieri shipyard to Italy. Milestone marked by an award ceremony and an intimate celebratory event. The new Pinnacle-class ship is the 7th to bear this name Rotterdam for the Holland America line.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the ship’s captain, Captain Werner Timmers, and Cyril Tatar, vice president of new construction services for Holland America Group. Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri, and several other executives were also present. Video congratulations have been extended by Jan Swartz, President of Holland America Group, and Gus Antorcha, President of Holland America Line.

Rotterdam is magnificent 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 customers have loved for nearly 150 years, ”said Antorcha. “Thank you to our partners at Fincantieri and members of our own team who have worked tirelessly to deliver the vessel on schedule during what has been the most difficult of times, and also deliver a vessel that is magnificent, is impeccably finished. and will be an amazing addition to our brand. We look forward to welcoming guests on board later this fall. “

At the delivery, Rotterdam will remain in uninvited operations until its transatlantic crossing 20 October 2021, of Amsterdam, netherlands, To Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he will then begin his first season in the Caribbean. Name details have not been finalized and will be announced at a later date.

About Rotterdam
The third ship in the Pinnacle Class series and the seventh ship to bear the Holland America Line name, Rotterdam will carry 2,668 guests and showcase highly successful equipment and innovations introduced with its sister ships. Throughout the ship, Rotterdam showcase Holland America Line features that generate one of the highest customer repeat rates in the industry: exquisite cuisine guided by seven of the world’s top chefs; courteous and award-winning service; and superbly appointed cabins and suites, including family and single rooms.

Rotterdam delivers the best live music at sea with an exclusive collection of world-class performances nightly at the Rolling Stone Rock Room featuring classic rock hits; Lincoln Center Stage, offering chamber music; Billboard Onboard, where live musicians entertain the crowd with chart-topping hits; and the popular BB King’s Blues Club, bringing together the best of Memphis music to the sea. With the 270 degree LED projection to the world stage, Rotterdam will immerse guests in panoramic visual and sound effects.

In addition to the impressive dining room, guests will enjoy Rudi’s specialty restaurants Sea salt, a French seafood brasserie; Tamarind, exploring the traditions of South East Asia, China and Japan; Nami Sushi with tasty Asian sushi and spirits; Pinnacle Grill, the ultimate in seafood steakhouses; Canaletto with family-style Italian cuisine; and Club Orange exclusively for Club Orange program customers.

Other culinary venues include the Grand Dutch Café offering traditional Dutch coffee and treats and European beer; Dive-In, serving gourmet burgers and fries by the pool; New York Deli and Pizza, offering sandwiches and pies made to order; and Lido Market, with themed service stations that revolutionize the buffet experience.

The history of the name Rotterdam
Holland America Line’s the first ship was Rotterdam, who made her maiden voyage of the Netherlands To new York on October 15, 1872, and led to the creation of the company on April 18, 1873. Rotterdam II was built in 1878 for British Ship Owners Co. and purchased by Holland America Line in 1886. Rotterdam III arrived in 1897 and was with the company until 1906. The fourth Rotterdam joined the fleet in 1908 and also served as a troop transporter at the end of WWI. After the war, he took regular cruises from new York to the Mediterranean.

Rotterdam V, also known as “La Grande Dame”, set sail in 1959 and began making transatlantic crossings with two classes of service. She was then converted to a one-class ship in 1969. She sailed with Holland America Line for 38 years until 1997, including several Grand World Voyages, and is currently a hotel and museum in the city of Rotterdam. Rotterdam VI, the most recent to sail for Holland America Line, was introduced in 1997 as the first R-class vessel.

Rotterdam VII is the 17th ship built for the brand by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri.

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About the Holland America line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures to Alaska and the Yukon over 70 years ago. Its fleet of premium ships visit nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the world, providing an ideal experience for midsize vessels. A third Pinnacle class ship, Rotterdam, is under construction and will join the fleet in July 2021.

A leader in premium cruising, Holland America Line ships offer innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills up every night at Music Walk, and restaurants offer exclusive selections from Holland America Line’s renowned Culinary Council, made up of world-renowned chefs.

In light of COVID-19, Holland America Line is currently improving health and safety protocols and their impact on future cruises. Our actual offers may differ from what is displayed or described in marketing materials. Review our current cruise updates, CDC Health and Safety Protocols and Travel Advisories.

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