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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

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SEATTLE, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of some of the most unforgettable ships in Holland The us Line’s virtually one hundred fifty-12 months history, the quality cruise line is changing the title of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet. The seventh ship to bear this historic title, Rotterdam will be delivered a person 12 months to the day on July 30, 2021, pushed back again slightly from its first shipping and delivery of Might 2021 because of to the world wide overall health circumstance.

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When Rotterdam is delivered from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, it will shell out the summer time checking out Northern Europe and the Baltic on roundtrip cruises from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visitors and travel advisors with shoppers who had been booked on the ship’s Premiere Voyage in Might and itineraries by way of July 30 are becoming contacted with rebooking alternatives.

“The initial ship for Holland The us Line was the first Rotterdam, the organization was headquartered in the city of Rotterdam for many a long time, and the title has been a hallmark during our history due to the fact 1872 … so obviously the title is strong and symbolic,” stated Gus Antorcha, Holland The us Line’s president. “With the present-day Rotterdam leaving the organization, we understood we had a one of a kind prospect to embrace the title as our new flagship and have on the tradition of getting a Rotterdam in our fleet. 7 is a fortunate number, and we know she’s likely to convey a great deal of pleasure to our attendees as she travels throughout the globe.”

The History of the Title Rotterdam 
Holland The us Line’s initial ship was Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York Oct. 15, 1872, and led to the founding of the organization on April eighteen, 1873. Rotterdam II was developed in 1878 for British Ship House owners Co. and purchased by Holland The us Line in 1886. Rotterdam III arrived together in 1897 and was with the organization right up until 1906. The fourth Rotterdam joined the fleet in 1908 and also served as a troop carrier when Globe War I ended. Following the war it produced frequent cruises from New York to the Mediterranean.

Rotterdam V, also recognized as “The Grande Dame,” established sail in 1959 and commenced sailing transatlantic crossings with two classes of assistance. It later on transformed to a a person-course ship in 1969. She sailed with Holland The us Line for 38 a long time right up until 1997, such as many Grand Globe Voyages, and at the moment is a resort and museum in the city of Rotterdam. Rotterdam VI, the most latest to cruise for Holland The us Line, was introduced in 1997 and the initial ship in the R Class.

Inaugural Period to Investigate Mediterranean, Baltic and Norway
Cruising aboard Rotterdam VII begins Aug. 1 with the ship’s 7-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. eight from Civitavecchia on a fourteen-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 a few 7-day itineraries to Norway, a person fourteen-day to the Baltic and a person fourteen-day to Norway, Iceland and the British Isles. A trans-Atlantic completes the inaugural Europe period with a fourteen-day voyage from Amsterdam to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

To accommodate attendees booked on cancelled itineraries of Ryndam from Might by way of July, Nieuw Statendam cruise itineraries also will see some modifications to match up as much as doable with former Ryndam sailings.

“Visitors and travel advisors will be notified now of this news and coming modifications to present-day itineraries,” additional Antorcha. “We check with every person, however, to you should bear with us just a handful of weeks for all of the specifics as we rebuild itineraries and place the finishing touches on many appealing alternatives. We will adhere to up with particular specifics quite shortly so every person is aware of their alternatives.”

Visitors booked on the initially scheduled Premiere Voyage will be rebooked on the Premier Sailing for Rotterdam, departing August 1, and will obtain a $a hundred for every man or woman shipboard credit. All other attendees who had been booked on impacted Ryndam or Nieuw Statendam cruises will be mechanically rebooked to a equivalent long run cruise day all through the summer time at the exact same fare compensated. Visitors will obtain a $a hundred for every man or woman shipboard credit for cruises 10 days or considerably less and $250 for every man or woman for itineraries of twelve days or more. Visitors are requested to hold out right up until they obtain updated reserving confirmations in the subsequent many weeks right before calling Holland The us Line for additional modifications to the reserving.

About Rotterdam VII
The 3rd in the Pinnacle Class collection, Rotterdam will have two,668 attendees, measure 99,five hundred tons and feature very thriving features and improvements introduced with her sister ships, including the 270-diploma encompass display screen Globe Stage, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Grand Dutch Café. Delivering the ideal of all the things, Rotterdam celebrates reside audio with an unique collection of world-course performances each and every night – from Lincoln Centre Stage and B.B. King’s Blues Club to Rolling Stone Rock Place and Billboard Onboard. 

In the course of the ship, Rotterdam also will showcase Holland The us Line hallmarks that drive a person of the best guest repeat premiums in the marketplace: exquisite cuisine guided by eight of the world’s major chefs gracious, award-profitable assistance and beautifully appointed staterooms and suites, such as family members and one accommodations.

Rotterdam is the seventeenth ship created for Holland The us Line by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, which most not long ago developed Nieuw Statendam. Naming specifics have not been finalized and will be introduced later on.

For more info about Holland The us Line, make contact with a travel advisor or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com. 

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About Holland The us Line [a division of Carnival Company and plc (NYSE:  CCL and CUK)]
Holland The us Line has been checking out the world due to the fact 1873 and was the initial cruise line to offer you adventures to Alaska and the Yukon more than 70 a long time ago. Its fleet of quality ships visits more than 470 ports in 98 nations around the world around the world, giving an best mid-sized ship encounter. A 3rd Pinnacle-course ship, Rotterdam, is under development and will join the fleet in July 2021.

The chief in quality cruising, Holland The us Line’s ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse assortment of enriching encounters centered on spot exploration and personalized travel. The ideal reside audio at sea fills each and every evening at Songs Stroll, and eating venues feature unique alternatives from Holland The us Line’s esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-popular chefs.

In light of COVID-19, Holland The us Line is at the moment assessing improved overall health and security protocols and how they may possibly influence long run cruises. Genuine offerings may possibly range from what is shown. Remain updated on present-day Journey Advisories and Wellbeing & Safety protocols.

 

 

 

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