Holland America to call third Pinnacle Class ship Ryndam

Holland America to call third Pinnacle Class ship Ryndam
The new Ryndam will be delivered by Fincantieri in May 2021 (Image: Holland America Line)

Holland America Line’s third Pinnacle Class ship is to be named Ryndam when she is delivered in May 2021, making her the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry that name.

Currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Marhera yard in Italy following a steel-cutting ceremony on 13 March 2019, the 99,500gt Ryndam will have capacity for 2,662 guests and will feature similar onboard features to her sisters Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam. She will also boast enhanced amenities and innovations.

Holland America first Ryndam was part of the fleet between 1901 and 1929, while the second served from 1951 to 1973, and the third sailed for the line between 1993 and 2015 before transferring to sister brand P&O Australia as the rebranded and renovated Pacific Aria.

“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.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, April 9, 2019