Holland America’s Newest Caribbean Ship

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Holland America Line will soon be debuting a new ship.

The new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, will be christened May 20 in a ceremony in Rotterdam.

The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the company.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will be christening the ship in a ceremony.

“We are incredibly honored that Her Majesty Queen Máxima will carry on the tradition of Dutch Royalty christening Holland America Line ships, which began 87 years ago,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “We chose Rotterdam as the location for the official ceremony because of the deep historic connection between Holland America Line, the city and the people of the Netherlands. May 20 will be a very special day in our company’s 143-year history as we officially dedicate ms Koningsdam.”

After a series of European itineraries this summer, the ship will sail to Fort Lauderdale for winter and spring Caribbean cruises.