Holland The united states Line is switching the name of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet.

The seventh ship to bear the name, Rotterdam will be sent in July following yr, pushed again slightly from its unique delivery of May possibly thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The shift will come following the current Rotterdam was sold to Fred. Olsen.

When the new Rotterdam is sent from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, it will commit the summer discovering Northern Europe and the Baltic on roundtrip cruises from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

“The initially ship for Holland The united states Line was the unique Rotterdam, the enterprise was headquartered in the town of Rotterdam for several several years, and the name has been a hallmark during our record due to the fact 1872 – so clearly the name is effective and symbolic,” reported Gus Antorcha, Holland The united states Line president.

“With the current Rotterdam leaving the enterprise, we knew we experienced a one of a kind option to embrace the name as our new flagship and have on the tradition of obtaining a Rotterdam in our fleet.

“Seven is a blessed quantity, and we know she’s going to provide a ton of joy to our visitors as she travels across the world.”

The 3rd in the Pinnacle Course series, Rotterdam will have two,668 visitors, evaluate ninety nine,500 tons and characteristic really productive facilities and improvements released with her sister ships,

Rotterdam is the 17th ship made for Holland The united states Line by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, which most not too long ago created Nieuw Statendam.

Naming facts have not been finalised and will be introduced afterwards.

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Holland The united states Line’s initially ship was Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York Oct 15th, 1872, and led to the founding of the enterprise on April 18th, 1873.

Rotterdam II was created in 1878 for British Ship Owners Co. and obtained by Holland The united states Line in 1886.

Rotterdam III came alongside in 1897 and was with the enterprise right up until 1906.

The fourth Rotterdam joined the fleet in 1908 and also served as a troop carrier when Environment War I ended.

Pursuing the war it produced frequent cruises from New York to the Mediterranean.

Rotterdam V, also regarded as the Grande Dame, established sail in 1959 and commenced sailing transatlantic crossings with two lessons of assistance.

It afterwards transformed to a just one-course ship in 1969.

She sailed with Holland The united states Line for 38 several years right up until 1997, which includes numerous Grand Environment Voyages, and now is a hotel and museum in the town of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam VI, the most the latest to cruise for Holland The united states Line, was released in 1997 and the initially ship in the R Course.