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Holland America Line to name its next Pinnacle Class ship Ryndam

Holland America Line is to name its next Pinnacle Class ship Ryndam, making her the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.

The 99,500-ton vessel , due for delivery in May 2021, will be similar to sister ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, but will feature enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations.

Holland America cruise ship Ryndam
The new ship will be the fourth to carry the name Ryndam

“Holland America Line honours the timeless tradition of cruising while also embracing new innovations for today’s travellers, and the name Ryndam reflects the unique history of this company while honouring previous ships that were progressive in their time as this last Ryndam will be,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president.

“From the first Ryndam more than 100 years ago to the most recent, the namesake ships have been beloved by our guests. The next Ryndam will bring new life to one of the most notable series of vessels in our history.”

Ryndam will be the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam. The steel cutting, signifying the official beginning of the building process, took place on 13 March .

The first Ryndam was part of the Holland America Line fleet from 1901 to 1929, starting as Rijndam before receiving the English spelling in 1923.

In 1927 Ryndam I became the first Holland America Line ship to sail a world cruise, although it was chartered as a floating school at sea for that voyage.

The second Ryndam served from 1951 to 1973, and the third sailed in the fleet from 1993 through 2015, when it was transferred to sister brand P&O Australia and now cruises as Pacific Aria.

www.hollandamerica.com

Posted on 8th April 2019 at 05:20 pm in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Holland America Line |

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