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Holland America Line Changes Name of Newbuild to Iconic Rotterdam and Designates it the New Flagship; Ship Expected to Be Delivered July 30, 2021

SEATTLE, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of some of the most memorable ships in...

SEATTLE, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Line’s nearly 150-calendar year historical past, the quality cruise line is shifting the identify of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet. The seventh ship to bear this historic identify, Rotterdam will be delivered one calendar year to the date on July 30, 2021, pushed back somewhat from its original delivery of May possibly 2021 owing to the worldwide wellbeing circumstance.

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When Rotterdam is delivered from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, it will invest the summertime exploring Northern Europe and the Baltic on roundtrip cruises from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Attendees and journey advisors with shoppers who had been booked on the ship’s Premiere Voyage in May possibly and itineraries by way of July 30 are getting contacted with rebooking choices.

“The to start with ship for Holland America Line was the original Rotterdam, the firm was headquartered in the town of Rotterdam for many many years, and the identify has been a hallmark during our historical past since 1872 … so evidently the identify is powerful and symbolic,” stated Gus Antorcha, Holland America Line’s president. “With the latest Rotterdam leaving the firm, we understood we experienced a unique opportunity to embrace the identify as our new flagship and have on the custom of getting a Rotterdam in our fleet. 7 is a lucky number, and we know she’s going to bring a large amount of joy to our friends as she travels across the globe.”

The Background of the Title Rotterdam 
Holland America Line’s to start with ship was Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York Oct. 15, 1872, and led to the founding of the firm on April 18, 1873. Rotterdam II was crafted in 1878 for British Ship Owners Co. and acquired by Holland America Line in 1886. Rotterdam III came alongside in 1897 and was with the firm until 1906. The fourth Rotterdam joined the fleet in 1908 and also served as a troop carrier when Globe War I ended. Adhering to the war it designed normal cruises from New York to the Mediterranean.

Rotterdam V, also regarded as “The Grande Dame,” established sail in 1959 and began sailing transatlantic crossings with two courses of support. It afterwards transformed to a one-class ship in 1969. She sailed with Holland America Line for 38 many years until 1997, which includes quite a few Grand Globe Voyages, and at this time is a hotel and museum in the town of Rotterdam. Rotterdam VI, the most recent to cruise for Holland America Line, was launched in 1997 and the to start with ship in the R Class.

Inaugural Time to Discover Mediterranean, Baltic and Norway
Cruising aboard Rotterdam VII commences Aug. 1 with the ship’s seven-day Premiere Voyage departing from Trieste, Italy, to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, with port calls during the Adriatic Sea and southern Italy. The ship sails Aug. 8 from Civitavecchia on a 14-day cruise by way of the western Mediterranean and on to Amsterdam.

From Aug. 22 by way of Oct. 10, the ship will sail roundtrip from Amsterdam on 3 seven-day itineraries to Norway, one 14-day to the Baltic and one 14-day to Norway, Iceland and the British Isles. A trans-Atlantic completes the inaugural Europe year with a 14-day voyage from Amsterdam to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

To accommodate friends booked on cancelled itineraries of Ryndam from May possibly by way of July, Nieuw Statendam cruise itineraries also will see some variations to match up as substantially as feasible with previous Ryndam sailings.

“Attendees and journey advisors will be notified nowadays of this information and coming variations to latest itineraries,” additional Antorcha. “We request everyone, even though, to please bear with us just a couple weeks for all of the aspects as we rebuild itineraries and put the ending touches on quite a few appealing solutions. We will comply with up with specific aspects really soon so everyone appreciates their choices.”

Attendees booked on the originally scheduled Premiere Voyage will be rebooked on the Leading Sailing for Rotterdam, departing August 1, and will get a $a hundred for every human being shipboard credit. All other friends who had been booked on impacted Ryndam or Nieuw Statendam cruises will be instantly rebooked to a comparable foreseeable future cruise date in the course of the summertime at the exact same fare paid. Attendees will get a $a hundred for every human being shipboard credit for cruises 10 days or considerably less and $250 for every human being for itineraries of 12 days or additional. Attendees are requested to wait until they get updated scheduling confirmations in the future quite a few weeks prior to speaking to Holland America Line for extra variations to the scheduling.

About Rotterdam VII
The 3rd in the Pinnacle Class sequence, Rotterdam will have 2,668 friends, measure 99,five hundred tons and function very effective facilities and innovations launched with her sister ships, including the 270-diploma encompass display Globe Stage, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Grand Dutch Café. Delivering the most effective of every thing, Rotterdam celebrates dwell audio with an distinctive collection of earth-class performances each individual night time – from Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King’s Blues Club to Rolling Stone Rock Area and Billboard Onboard. 

In the course of the ship, Rotterdam also will showcase Holland America Line hallmarks that push one of the optimum guest repeat prices in the sector: exquisite cuisine guided by 8 of the world’s top chefs gracious, award-successful support and superbly appointed staterooms and suites, which includes loved ones and solitary lodging.

Rotterdam is the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, which most a short while ago crafted Nieuw Statendam. Naming aspects have not been finalized and will be introduced afterwards.

For additional info about Holland America Line, get hold of a travel advisor or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com. 

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:  CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line has been exploring the earth since 1873 and was the to start with cruise line to present adventures to Alaska and the Yukon additional than 70 many years in the past. Its fleet of quality ships visits additional than 470 ports in ninety eight international locations close to the earth, presenting an ideal mid-sized ship practical experience. A 3rd Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, is beneath construction and will join the fleet in July 2021.

The chief in quality cruising, Holland America Line’s ships function innovative initiatives and a diverse selection of enriching activities focused on destination exploration and personalized journey. The most effective dwell audio at sea fills each individual evening at Songs Stroll, and dining venues function distinctive picks from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council, comprising earth-well-known chefs.

In light of COVID-19, Holland America Line is at this time examining enhanced wellbeing and safety protocols and how they may well impact foreseeable future cruises. Precise offerings may well range from what is shown. Keep updated on latest Journey Advisories and Well being & Safety protocols.




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