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.
We received these photos from Bill Havens at the shipyard in Marghera, Italy, today:
Here are the much-anticipated photos from Nieuw Amsterdam’s keel laying March 24, 2009, at the Marghera Shipyard in Italy.
Last week the large section of Nieuw Amsterdam that was built at Fincantieri’s Sestri yard near Genoa, Italy, was towed around the foot of Italy to our yard here in Venice. Once it arrived, the section was floated into the building dock and later in the week put on the blocks. The section that signifies… read more of “Getting Ready for…”