Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship

Holland America celebrates steel-cutting of new Pinnacle Class ship
Recent steel cutting marks the construction of Holland America Line’s third Pinnacle Class ship (Image: Holland America Line)

Fincantieri has cut the steel for the main section of Holland America Line’s new Pinnacle Class ship. 

The newbuild is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy and is expected to be completed by May 2021. 

Like her sister ships Koningsdam and the recently launched Nieuw Statendam, the new ship will carry 2,662 guests and include innovations such as Rudi Sodamin’s Sel de Mer restaurant; the World Stage with two-storey, 270-degree LED screens; and multiple live music offerings from B.B. King’s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard and the new Rolling Stone Rock Room. Other brand hallmarks on the newbuild will include the wrap-around teak decks, luxurious staterooms and an extensive artwork collection. Her public spaces will be created by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and architect Bjørn Storbraaten.  

“The steel cutting is always an exciting milestone in the construction process because from here the ship quickly takes shape and we, along with our loyal guests and travel partners, begin counting the days until the first cruise,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “The Pinnacle class has been a resounding success and we look forward to welcoming the third in the series to our fleet, joining sister ships Koningsdam and the recently launched Nieuw Statendam.”

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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