The first steel has been cut for Holland America Lines upcoming Pinnacle Class cruise ship. The cutting started on Tuesday which begins a new phase in the unnamed ships construction.
There was a ceremony when the steel was cut at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The new class ship will be 99,500 which will be the largest ever built for the cruise line.
[quote_box_center]“This is a proud day for Holland America Line as we officially begin construction on our new Pinnacle Class ship,” said Stein Kruse, the company’s president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to be back at Fincantieri for such a milestone, and the next two years are going to be exciting as we unveil a host of new features that will be found onboard.”[/quote_box_center]
The last ship built for Holland America was the Nieuw Amsterdam back in July 2010! So the new Pinnacle class ship is expected to bring new onboard features and programs.
[quote_box_center]“Construction of this new Pinnacle Class ship marks our second decade of building vessels for Holland America Line,” said Antonio Quintano, director of Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. “Starting with ms Statendam in 1993, our relationship with Holland America Line has evolved even as cruise ships have evolved over the past 20 years.”[/quote_box_center]
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