Holland America Line celebrated a significant construction milestone Friday as the first steel was cut for ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and the block being built there will later be moved to the Marghera yard where the ship will be… read more of “And So It Begins!…”
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:…”
Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship Aug. 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following a traditional blessing by a priest, a 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The 99,500-gross-ton ship is scheduled for delivery in… read more of “Construction…”
Here’s a fun snapshot sent in by HAL guest Rick who sailed Alaska on Statendam‘s 500th voyage in 2006. Thanks Rick!
This voyage has been a very special one for ms Zaandam. Not only are we wrapping up an amazing and memorable Asia season, but we are also celebrating our 500th voyage! Crew activities were planned to show gratitude to the crew for a job well done, and also to celebrate this milestone for the vessel…. read more of “Zaandam’s…”