New flagship for Holland America Line

05 Jul 2010

Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard has delivered a new flagship, the ‘Nieuw Amsterdam’, to Holland America Line (HAL), a member of Carnival Group. The new ship is the fourteenth the Italian shipbuilder has built for HAL.

At 86,700 gt and over 285m long, the new Panamax cruiseship can accommodate up to 2,106 passengers in 1,053 cabins and will be the largest vessel in HAL’s fleet. With a maximum speed of 23.9 knots, the newbuilding is a further confirmation of the success of the ‘Signature of Excellence’ class which was inaugurated when Marghera shipyard delivered the Eurodam two years ago.

Since the early 1990s, the Marghera facility has built 20 cruise ships out of a total of 55 delivered by Fincantieri. The shipyard’s orderbook includes a further two 114,500 gt vessels due for delivery in spring 2011 and spring 2012.

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