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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:…”

Digital Workshop: What’s Windows 8.1?

Special thanks to Noordam’s Techspert Krista who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. If you follow tech news at all you might have heard of Windows 8.1. If you don’t, you might be thinking “what! They’re changing Windows AGAIN?” Well, hold on a second, because I think you’re going to like what you see…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Marco’s Moments: Evening Lights in Freeport

Marco’s Moments: Evening Lights in Freeport

Nieuw Amsterdam is currently in drydock in Freeport, Bahamas. This is the first drydock for the Nieuw Amsterdam since she came out. So far we are making very good progress with the works. We will come out as a sparkly new ship again. Last night I went out with my camera to take some gorgeous…   read more of “Marco’s…”

Nieuw Amsterdam at the Shipyard

Nieuw Amsterdam at the Shipyard

Nieuw Amsterdam is at the Freeport shipyard for a routine week-long drydock, and our friends at the yard sent a few photos of the ship arriving earlier this week.

More Photos from Statendam’s Drydock

More Photos from Statendam’s Drydock

Thanks to Statendam’s Safety Officer Dirk van Aarsen for sending in these photos from the ship’s drydock that is underway in the Bahamas. Here is Statendam with the first primer coating before the blue comes back on:

Statendam Gets Shiny New Coat

Statendam Gets Shiny New Coat

Statendam will be in drydock for two weeks while it gets a fresh new coat of paint! Here are some photos I took while visiting the ship:

More Photos of Rotterdam’s Drydock Upgrades

More Photos of Rotterdam’s Drydock Upgrades

Thanks to Martijn van Winden, Rotterdam‘s Pinnacle Grill manager, for keeping us updated on Rotterdam’s renovations and sending in more photos of process and outcome. Most of the ship’s carpet was replaced, the swimming-pool area receive a new anti-slip floor, the atrium clock was placed under spotlights and, of course, a lot of maintenance was…   read more of “More Photos of…”

Rotterdam Gets a Makeover in Time for the Holidays

Rotterdam Gets a Makeover in Time for the Holidays

Thanks to Martijn van Winden, Rotterdam‘s Pinnacle Grill manager, for sending in photos of Rotterdam undergoing some renovations. At the moment the ship is dry-docked at Hamburg, Germany. On December 22 Rotterdam will welcome guests embarking in Rotterdam on the freshly updated ship and set sail on a Christmas cruise. Here are some photos of…   read more of “Rotterdam Gets a…”