Holland America Line Takes Delivery of New Cruise Ship

holland america line cruiseThe new Rotterdam.
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Holland America Line has taken delivery of its newest ship, the Rotterdam. 

The ship, which was built by Fincantieri, will spend its maiden season in the Caribbean. 

Beginning this fall, the ship will sail out of Fort Lauderdale after a transatlantic crossing on Oct. 20. 

It’s the third ship in the company’s Pinnacle Class series, with a capacity of 2,668 guests. 

Rotterdam looks stunning and will certainly live up to bearing such an iconic name as the new flagship of our fleet, carrying on a tradition of excellence that our guests have loved for nearly 150 years,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “Thank you to our partners at Fincantieri and our own team members who worked tirelessly to deliver the ship on schedule during what has been the most challenging of times, and also deliver a ship that looks beautiful, is immaculately finished and will be an incredible addition to our brand. We cannot wait to welcome guests on board later this fall.”

— CJ