The float-out ceremony for Nieuw Statendam was recently held at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The float out is considered a significant milestone in the construction of a new ship. As the dock began to fill, a bucket was lowered into the water and some of the first water to touch the ship’s hull was captured and… read more of “Nieuw Statendam…”
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:…”
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…”
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.