The section for the Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den bar is getting in shape. Soon this section will be lifted and installed on board the Nieuw Amsterdam. As shown in the pictures below, the installation of the life and tender boat davits is moving along. The davits will hold the new Hatecke life and tender… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
Daniele Marchesan, head of exhibitions and events for Fincantieri shipyards, sent us these Nieuw Amsterdam progress photos taken in May and June.
Here are the latest pictures of the Nieuw Amsterdam under construction at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera-Venezia, Italy. The steel work for the Hull is just over 65 percent completed and the float out from the dock is scheduled mid-October 2009. The sea-trial for the Nieuw Amsterdam will take place in March 2010. Henry Veringa is… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
Here’s an intriguing note and photo from Hans Janssen: Dear HAL-Friends, I hereby send you something special. It’s a photo of the steamhorn of the s.s. Nieuw Amsterdam II (1938). This horn is one of the components which are saved from the ship before it was scrapped in Taiwan. The photo was made by a… read more of “Where In the World…”
As the newbuild project manager for Holland America Line, Henry Veringa has been based at the Fincantieri shipyard since June 2006. In his role, he provides local support for the newbuild projects and is the liaison between the newbuild team (deck, engine and hotel operations) and the shipyard. Additionally, he checks the ship’s drawings and… read more of “Meet Project…”
Here are pictures from our visit to the lifeboat and tender manufacturer Hatecke in Germany, near Hamburg. Due to fact that the Nieuw Amsterdam will get a different brand of lifeboat and tenders than we have on Eurodam and boats Holland America line has no experience with, regular visit are necessary to check the production… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
Lenie Simons-Molenwijk, a well-known Dutch maritime artist sent us this painting of her conception of not-yet-built Nieuw Amsterdam sailing into New York. Since we were not familiar with her work, we asked Lenie for some biographical background, and she sent this: I am a female seepainter for almost 30 years. I started at 1975 until… read more of “Dutch Maritime…”
We just received some great construction photos of the Nieuw Amsterdam, courtesy of the Fincantieri shipyard.