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Holland America Line Celebrates Naming of Rotterdam with Ceremony in Namesake City and Special Seven-Day Voyage

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands to serve as the ship’s godmother

SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Holland The us Line‘s newest ship Rotterdam is established to get the royal remedy at a naming ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May possibly 30, 2022. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a Dutch royal tradition that began in the 1920s.

New ship Rotterdam to be named May well 30 in Netherlands by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

Rotterdam‘s specific 7-working day “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise sails roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands, departing May well 29 and also visits Kristiansand, Stavanger and Flåm, Norway, with scenic cruising in Sognefjord.

“Our new Rotterdam is a magnificent ship, and we are thrilled to have its naming ceremony scheduled with a celebratory cruise that allows our guests to sign up for the festivities and formally welcome her to the fleet,” claimed Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “Our history is deeply rooted in the Netherlands, and it was only fitting to identify our most recent Rotterdam in the town of Rotterdam with a royal godmother to honor our Dutch roots. We are deeply grateful that Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet will after again act as godmother to a Holland The united states Line ship.”

When the ship comes at Rotterdam May 30, a private ceremony will be held for invited guests that will be broadcast during the ship. For the duration of the voyage, friends will love unique gatherings special to the naming sailing, including a celebratory Gala Meal and an option to take part in the blessing of the ship’s bell, along with surprises and commemorative gifts.

When the ship departs Rotterdam, friends will shell out the remainder of the voyage exploring the ports of Kristiansand, Stavanger and the stunning fjords and charming villages of Norway. A spotlight of the itinerary is a working day of scenic cruising in Sognefjord. The premier and deepest fjord in Norway, the “King of the Fjords” is just one of the world’s most gorgeous places lined with majestic mountains and lush landscapes. In Flåm, the well known railway presents an unforgettable encounter, climbing from sea level to 2,800 toes, crossing back and forth about rivers and passing via 20 tunnels.

E book the ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise with Have It All
Travelers who want to be a aspect of the festivities can ebook Rotterdam‘s naming voyage and sign up for in the celebrations. For friends who recognize having an inclusive getaway with excess features factored upfront into the selling price, Holland The us Line’s “Have It All” quality package contains shore excursions, drinks, specialty eating and Wi-Fi in a person foundation cruise fare.

“Have It All” company on this cruise will get one particular shore excursion up to $100 value or $100 off any a single tour a Signature Beverage Deal that consists of up to 15 beverages per working day one particular night time specialty dining in Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind or Canaletto and a Wi-Fi package deal.

“Have it All” fares for the “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise start off at $1,749 for each man or woman, one occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are supplemental. Cruise-only fares start at $1,399 for each individual.

A Long Royal Marriage
Holland The united states Line’s link to The House of Orange goes again almost a century to Prince Hendrik launching Statendam III in 1929. Because then, users of the Dutch Royal Family members have introduced 11 a lot more Holland America Line vessels through the years, together with Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet who named Prinsendam (1972), Nieuw Amsterdam III (1983), Rotterdam VI (1997) and Oosterdam (2003).

Additional associates of the Dutch Royal Family members who are godmothers incorporate Queen Máxima, who named Koningsdam in 2016 and Nieuw Amsterdam in 2010. Then-Queen Beatrix served as Eurodam‘s godmother in 2008. Rotterdam V was launched in 1958 by Queen Juliana. Then-Princess Beatrix named Statendam IV in 1957 and Prinses Margriet in 1960. Nieuw Amsterdam II was introduced by Queen Wilhelmina in 1937.

Rotterdam was sent by the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy July 30, 2021, and sailed a transatlantic first voyage ahead of investing the fall and winter season on its inaugural Caribbean season sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Starting in Might, the ship will check out Europe, heading to Norway, the Baltic, British Isles and Iceland, all sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam.

For far more information about Holland The usa Line, consult a vacation advisor, contact 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or check out hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland The us Line has been checking out the entire world considering the fact that 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer you adventures to Alaska and the Yukon approximately 75 several years ago. Its fleet of premium ships visits approximately 400 ports in 114 countries all over the entire world, offering an perfect mid-sized ship working experience. A third Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, joined the fleet in July 2021.

The chief in high quality cruising, Holland The us Line’s ships feature progressive initiatives and a varied assortment of enriching ordeals concentrated on spot exploration and customized vacation. The most effective are living music at sea fills just about every night at Songs Wander, and eating venues attribute exceptional options from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council of entire world-popular cooks.

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