Nieuw Statendam Launched by Fincantieri

By ,   December 7, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

The new cruise ship Fincantieri is building for Holland America, Nieuw Statendam, was launched on Wednesday, December 6, at Marghera shipyard. Now the fitting-out phase begins, ending in autumn next year with the handing over of the vessel.

ms Nieuw Statendam cruise ship

The event was introduced by traditional coin ceremony, consisting of welding a silver dollar on the last deck of the cruise ship. Anne Marie Bartels, member of HALs elite President’s Club loyalty program, who first sailed across the Atlantic as a young woman, served as Madrina of the ceremony.

The new vessel is the 16th ship built by Fincantieri for Holland America and the 2nd Pinnacle-class ship after ms Koningsdam, delivered last year from the same shipyard.