Holland America Line has taken delivery of its newest Rotterdam-class cruise ship, the Rotterdam. The company says that the vessel is an important milestone in their fleet and will allow them to offer more than 500 new jobs.
The Holland America Line Takes Delivery of New Rotterdam is a news article that discusses the delivery of a new cruise ship to Holland America Line.
The Rotterdam was formally delivered to Holland America Line on July 30 from the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, making it the 11th ship in the fleet. The new Pinnacle-Class ship is Holland America Line’s sixth to carry the name Rotterdam.
Capt. Werner Timmers, the ship’s master; Cyril Tatar, Holland America Group’s vice president of newbuilding services; and Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, all attended the event. Jan Swartz, president of Holland America Group, and Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, sent video greetings.
Antorcha stated, “Rotterdam looks beautiful and will undoubtedly live up to having such an iconic name as the new flagship of our fleet, continuing on a legacy of excellence that our passengers have enjoyed for almost 150 years.” “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors aboard later this fall.”
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Rotterdam will not run any commercial cruises with passengers aboard until October 20, when it will make her transatlantic trip from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it will begin its inaugural season in the Caribbean. The name has not been decided and will be revealed at a later time.
The Rotterdam will carry 2,668 passengers and will include the Rolling Stone Rock Room, which will feature classic rock hits; Lincoln Center Stage, which will feature chamber music; Billboard Onboard, which will feature live musicians performing chart-topping hits; and the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club, which will bring Memphis music to the sea.
The ship also has Rudi’s Sel de Mer, a French seafood brasserie; Tamarind, which serves Southeast Asian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine; Nami Sushi, which serves sushi and Asian spirits; Pinnacle Grill steakhouse; Canaletto, which serves family-style Italian dining; and Club Orange, which caters to Club Orange members.
Grand Dutch Café, which serves Dutch coffee and treats as well as European beer; Dive-In, which serves gourmet burgers and fries poolside; New York Deli and Pizza, which serves made-to-order sandwiches and pies; and Lido Market, which features themed serving stations that transform the buffet experience.
The first ship of Holland America Line was the Rotterdam, which traveled from the Netherlands to New York on Oct. 15, 1872, which led to the company’s establishment on April 18, 1873. The most current ship to sail for Holland America Line is the Rotterdam VI, which debuted in 1997 as the R Class’s inaugural ship. During the epidemic, Holland America sold many ships, including this one.
Fincantieri’s Rotterdam VII is the 17th ship built for the brand.
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