Holland America Line Celebrates Steel Cutting of Next Pinnacle Class Ship at Fincantieri Shipyard
Due for delivery in May 2021, newbuild is third in popular series
Seattle, Wash., March 13, 2019 — 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.
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.
Editor’s note: Photos are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/2lpgvrqd.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries, the company’s cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations, EXC In-Depth Voyages, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia & New Zealand and Asia voyages; two annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Nieuw Statendam in December 2018, and the third Pinnacle Class ship will be delivered in 2021.
The company's brand evolution in recent years secured its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through exclusive partnerships with O, The Oprah Magazine and America’s Test Kitchen and at unique BBC Earth live music and on-screen experiences. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for guests.