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Holland America Line Celebrates Steel Cutting of Next Pinnacle Class Ship

Holland America Line’s next Pinnacle Class ship reached a construction milestone today as the steel for the main section was cut at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The newbuild, due for delivery in May 2021, will be the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by Fincantieri, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam.

Steel Cutting

Holland America Line and Fincantieri Execs at the steel cutting

As the third in the series, the new ship will carry 2,662 guests and include popular Pinnacle Class innovations such as Rudi’s Sel de Mer; the World Stage, with two-story, 270-degree wraparound LED screens for immersive main stage performances; and the best live music at sea in Music Walk with Lincoln Center Sage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard and the new Rolling Stone Rock Room. Other featured hallmarks of the premium brand include wrap-around teak decks, luxurious staterooms, a stunning artwork collection and award-winning cuisine ranging from casual to fine dining.

“The steel cutting is always an exciting milestone in the construction process because from here the ship quickly takes shape and we, along with our loyal guests and travel partners, begin counting the days until the first cruise,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “The Pinnacle class has been a resounding success, and we look forward to welcoming the third in the series to our fleet, joining sister ships Koningsdam and the recently launched Nieuw Statendam.”

As with Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, the new ship will feature exquisite public spaces and its own style created by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjørn Storbraaten. Grand, light-filled spaces create visual drama, and the sumptuous interiors are inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments.

  • Joe perfetti

    Can’t wait to see this beautiful new vessel.

  • Kathy

    Good evening I would really hope that you would make the promenade to go around the complete ship. Not the best when you have to go in single file around the corners. Otherwise love the ships !


    The problem with these new ships is most everywhere on the ship seems crowded except the music walk.
    The promenade deck is extremely narrow and in places you must walk single file plus you can’t see out to the sea as the lifeboats are hanging right at eye level. Poor design in our opinion and we have been on several HAL dam ships.

  • Dan

    Time to move on from the musical instrument interior theme. I’d like to see some interior evolution from the past two which are almost identical. Something new in the lobby at least.

  • Lee

    Beautiful new ships. However, the Promenade deck is now fully obstructed view with the lifeboats/tenders blocking the vistas. Also, this class has added many more staterooms and guests yet removed two public elevators–noticeably longer wait times and more crowded.

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