Holland America Line is altering the title of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the brand new flagship of the fleet.
The seventh ship to bear the title, Rotterdam might be delivered in July subsequent 12 months, pushed again barely from its authentic supply of Might because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The transfer comes after the present Rotterdam was sold to Fred. Olsen.
When the brand new Rotterdam is delivered from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, it’s going to spend the summer season exploring Northern Europe and the Baltic on roundtrip cruises from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
“The primary ship for Holland America Line was the unique Rotterdam, the corporate was headquartered within the metropolis of Rotterdam for a few years, and the title has been a trademark all through our historical past since 1872 – so clearly the title is highly effective and symbolic,” stated Gus Antorcha, Holland America Line president.
“With the present Rotterdam leaving the corporate, we knew we had a singular alternative to embrace the title as our new flagship and keep on the custom of getting a Rotterdam in our fleet.
“Seven is a fortunate quantity, and we all know she’s going to carry a variety of pleasure to our visitors as she travels throughout the globe.”
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