Holland America Line is altering the identify of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the brand new flagship of the fleet.
The seventh ship to bear the identify, Rotterdam will probably be delivered in July subsequent yr, pushed again barely from its authentic supply of Could because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The transfer comes after the present Rotterdam was sold to Fred. Olsen.
When the brand new Rotterdam is delivered from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, it should spend the summer season exploring Northern Europe and the Baltic on roundtrip cruises from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
“The primary ship for Holland America Line was the unique Rotterdam, the corporate was headquartered within the metropolis of Rotterdam for a few years, and the identify has been a trademark all through our historical past since 1872 – so clearly the identify is highly effective and symbolic,” stated Gus Antorcha, Holland America Line president.
“With the present Rotterdam leaving the corporate, we knew we had a singular alternative to embrace the identify as our new flagship and stick with it the custom of getting a Rotterdam in our fleet.
“Seven is a fortunate quantity, and we all know she’s going to carry a number of pleasure to our company as she travels throughout the globe.”
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