By the Caribbean Journal staff
Holland America Line has another new cruise ship on the way — and now it has a name.
The company’s next “Pinnacle-class” ship will be called Ryndam, with a targeted completion date of May 2021.
It will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to have that name.
The 2,662-passenger, 99,500-ton ship will be similar to its sister ships, Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam.
The latter was the most recent Pinnacle-class ship to make its debut when it arrived in December 2018.
“Holland America Line honors the timeless tradition of cruising while also embracing new innovations for today’s travelers, and the name Ryndam reflects the unique history of this company while honoring previous ships that were progressive in their time as this last Ryndam will be,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “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.”
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is building the new ship, which launched construction last month.
It is the 17th ship Fincantieri has built for Holland America.