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Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Another milestone was reached in the construction of Koningsdam with the float-out and transfer of the ship from its dry dock to its outfitting dock at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. At the outfitting dock, final construction and interior furnishing will take place until the ship is delivered March 31, 2016. This short video shows…   read more of “Newbuild Milestone:…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Was Floated Out Friday

Nieuw Amsterdam Was Floated Out Friday

The float-out ceremony for Nieuw Amsterdam was held Friday, Oct. 30, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The float out is considered a significant milestone in the construction of a new ship, and is accompanied by several traditional ceremonies, including placing coins under the mast and a champagne bottle breaking. Presiding over the ceremonies is the madrina,…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam Was…”

Dock Preparing for Nieuw Amsterdam’s Float Out

Dock Preparing for Nieuw Amsterdam’s Float Out

Here are photos of the hull and dock floor being prepared for the Nieuw Amsterdam’s launch ceremony on Oct. 30, 2009. The dock floor is getting emptied by the shipyard before the water will flow into the dock.