Here are the much-anticipated photos from Nieuw Amsterdam’s keel laying March 24, 2009, at the Marghera Shipyard in Italy.
Holland America Line’s Director of Newbuilds Pieter Rijkaart (right) addresses the crowd accompanied by Marghera Shipyard Director Attilio Dapelo.
Rijkaart (right) and Dapelo.
The section of the hull that will be lowered onto the blocks.
Rijkaart (left) and Dapelo.
The section of the hull resting on the blocks.