Rotterdam has now returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard for final construction
Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, has successfully completed two sets of sea trials off Italy’s Adriatic coast.
Rotterdam left Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on 25 April and performed preliminary trials over two days. The ship then entered dry dock at the shipbuilder’s Trieste yard, where pre-delivery hull maintenance and painting were performed. The ship then started its official sea trials on 3 May before returning to the Marghera shipyard on 6 May.
During the trials, Rotterdam underwent a series of performance tests on her systems, machinery and engines. Members of Rotterdam’s senior bridge and engineering teams tested the ship’s manoeuvring characteristics and safety systems in collaboration with the shipyard’s team of naval architects, engineers and builders.
“The successful completion of sea trials gives us great confidence as we head into the final weeks of outfitting for Rotterdam and prepare for delivery of this historic ship,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “Construction of Rotterdam has continued through the global challenges of the past year with Fincantieri maintaining the highest level of dedication to staying on schedule. Congratulations to everyone involved for completing this significant milestone.”
Rotterdam is the third vessel in the Pinnacle-class series and will carry up to 2,668 guests. She is scheduled for delivery on 30 July.
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