Holland America have revealed that their next new ship will be named Ryndam.
The announcement was made at a media luncheon and tour held onboard Nieuw Statendam.
The third Pinnacle-class ship will be a sister to Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam and will be arriving in May 2021.
She will carry 2,666 guests and boast a design similar to that of its sister ships, just with a few tweaks.
The details were hinted by Holland America’s president Orlando Ashford during the announcement.
The name Ryndam is a nod to past HAL ships of the same name as the original Ryndam sailed from 1901 to 1929.
In 1927, it became the first Holland America ship to sail around the world; the second operated from 1951 to 1973, and the third sailed from 1993 to 2003.
“Holland America Line honors the timeless tradition of cruising while also embracing new innovations for today’s travelers, and the name Ryndam reflects the unique history of this company while honoring previous ships that were progressive in their time as this last Ryndam will be,” Ashford said.
“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.”
Construction on Ryndam began in March 2019 when steel for the ship’s main section was cut at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy.
Details of what will set the ship apart from its sisters and where it will sail will be revealed at a later date.
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