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03/12/18 11:06

Fincantieri to introduce Nieuw Statendam

The new cruise ship of Holland America Line, presented at Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard, will be followed by a sistership, due to be delivered in 2021

At the presence of the Italian Viceminister of Infrastructures and Transport Edoardo Rixi, the Nieuw Statendam, the new cruise ship of Holland America Line, was presented at the Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard.

The ceremony was attended for Carnival Corporation by Micky Arison, Chairman, and Arnold Donald, President and CEO, together with Stein Kruse, CEO of Holland America Group and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line; for Fincantieri by Giampiero Massolo, Chairman, and Giuseppe Bono, CEO.

The new vessel, the sixteenth ship built by Fincantieri for HAL, is the second Pinnacle class ship after Koningsdam, delivered in 2016. Fincantieri will also build a third unit of the series at the Marghera shipyard with delivery scheduled in 2021.

Nieuw Statendam is 99,500 GT, 300 meters long, with accommodation for 2,660 passengers in 1,300 cabins. Interiors are characterized by a contemporary style which blends perfectly with the traditional elegance; the design has been created, as for Koningsdam, by the designer Adam D. Tihany and the designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten.

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