June 19, 2024

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Holland America Line Renames Newbuild to Rotterdam

In honor of some of the most unforgettable ships in Holland America Line’s practically one hundred fifty-calendar year background, the cruise line is changing the identify of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet. The seventh ship to bear this historic identify, Rotterdam will be sent on July thirty, 2021, pushed again a little from its initial shipping and delivery of Could 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Rotterdam is sent from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, it will shell out the summer time sailing Northern Europe and the Baltic on roundtrip cruises from Amsterdam. Attendees and travel advisors with purchasers who have been booked on the ship’s “Premiere Voyage” in Could and itineraries by means of July thirty are staying contacted with rebooking choices.

The Historical past of the Name Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s initially ship was Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York on October fifteen, 1872 and led to the founding of the enterprise on April 18, 1873. Rotterdam II was developed in 1878 for British Ship Homeowners Co. and procured by Holland America Line in 1886. Rotterdam III arrived alongside in 1897 and was with the enterprise right until 1906. The fourth Rotterdam joined the fleet in 1908 and also served as a troop carrier when World War I ended. Subsequent the war, it built normal cruises from New York to the Mediterranean.  

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Rotterdam V set sail in 1959 and commenced sailing transatlantic crossings with two lessons of assistance. It afterwards transformed to a a person-course ship in 1969. It sailed with Holland America Line for 38 decades right until 1997, such as various “Grand Planet Voyages,” and now is a resort and museum in the metropolis of Rotterdam. Rotterdam VI, the most latest to cruise for Holland America Line, was released in 1997 and the first ship in the R Course. It was not long ago marketed to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as noted by our sister publication, Vacation Agent.

Inaugural Season to Investigate Mediterranean, Baltic and Norway  

Cruising aboard Rotterdam VII begins August 1 with the ship’s 7-working day “Premiere Voyage” departing from Trieste, Italy, to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, with port calls through the Adriatic Sea and southern Italy. The ship sails August eight from Civitavecchia on a fourteen-working day cruise by means of the western Mediterranean and on to Amsterdam.  

From August 22 by means of October 10, the ship will sail roundtrip from Amsterdam on a few 7-working day itineraries to Norway, a person fourteen-working day to the Baltic and a person fourteen-working day to Norway, Iceland and the British Isles. A trans-Atlantic completes the inaugural Europe time with a fourteen-working day voyage from Amsterdam to Fort Lauderdale, FL.

To accommodate company booked on cancelled itineraries of Ryndam from Could by means of July, Nieuw Statendam cruise itineraries also will see some improvements to match up as much as possible with former Ryndam sailings. 

Attendees booked on the at first scheduled Premiere Voyage will be rebooked on the “Premier Sailing” for Rotterdam, departing August 1, and will acquire a $one hundred per particular person shipboard credit rating. All other company who have been booked on impacted Ryndam or Nieuw Statendam cruises will be instantly rebooked to a comparable potential cruise date during the summer time at the similar fare paid out. Attendees will acquire a $one hundred per particular person shipboard credit rating for cruises 10 days or a lot less and $250 per particular person for itineraries of twelve days or far more. Attendees are asked to wait right until they acquire updated booking confirmations in the up coming various weeks prior to getting in touch with Holland America Line for supplemental improvements to the booking. 

About Rotterdam VII

The 3rd in the Pinnacle Course series, Rotterdam will carry two,668 company and will present amenities and innovations released on its sister ships, including the 270-degree, surround-screen World Stage, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Grand Dutch Café. Rotterdam will have an exceptional collection of performances each individual evening, from Lincoln Center Stage and B.B. King’s Blues Club to Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard. 

Rotterdam is the 17th ship built for Holland America Line by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, which most not long ago built Nieuw Statendam

This report at first appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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