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Nieuw Amsterdam’s Murals Coming Along

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Murals Coming Along

These are the pictures of Harald Vlugt working on the big murals in the Explorer’s Lounge on Deck 2. Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

3-D Technology Brings Stage to Life Before Launch

3-D Technology Brings Stage to Life Before Launch

David Horner, the programmer working on the entertainment production shows for Nieuw Amsterdam, sent us this interesting post about new technology being used to preview the lighting without having the set. What we are doing is creating a replica of the ship’s show room in a virtual 3-D world. This computer-generated model has the ability…   read more of “3-D Technology…”

Stein Kruse Visits Fincantieri Shipyard

Stein Kruse Visits Fincantieri Shipyard

Today, HAL’s President and CEO Stein Kruse visited us here at the shipyard to check the status of Nieuw Amsterdam. He toured all of the ship’s public spaces, galleys and the engine room with several members of Fincantieri’s senior management, architects and Carnival Corporation Shipbuilding staff.

Nieuw Amsterdam Update: May 21, 2010

Nieuw Amsterdam Update: May 21, 2010

Here is a recent photo of deck officers and subcontractors testing equipment on the bridge. I also snapped a shot of the lovely Martel Fursdon, Nieuw Amsterdam’s safety officer, with CCS (Carnival Corporation Shipbuilding) Inspector Aldo Da Rin pulling funny faces in the background! Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Atrium Art

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Atrium Art

Do you all remember which art piece will be placed on the ceiling of the Atrium? Well, a few days ago the gear box for the ceiling art was installed. It is quite a job to lift this mechanism! Now that it is installed, it will allow the New York City skyline art piece to…   read more of “Nieuw…”

Meet HAL’s Shore Operations Department at Port Everglades

Meet HAL’s Shore Operations Department at Port Everglades

Last month, Eurodam docked at Port Everglades’ Pier 26 for the last time this season. During the embarkation and disembarkation process shore-side, Holland America Line’s Ft. Lauderdale-based shore operations department, led by regional manager Sally Stirn, guided guests through the embarkation process as they arrived at the port. The shore operations department employs about 150…   read more of “Meet HAL’s…”

What Powers Nieuw Amsterdam?

Recently we received a question about Nieuw Amsterdam’s power and where it comes from. Rob Matthew, the ship’s 3rd engineer and frequent blog contributor, sent us this answer: When the ship is getting built, it’s connected to shore power from the yard. This supplies only lights and power for the people who are working on…   read more of “What Powers Nieuw…”