Keel Laid For HAL's New Pinnacle-Class Ship, Ryndam
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Block laid at Ryndam Keel Laying.
Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,668-passengerRyndamon 21NOV at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, marking the official beginning of construction.
The Pinnacle Class ship is scheduled for delivery in MAY 2021.
“The keel laying is an important construction milestone because it marks the moment when we can really start to watch the ship take shape and progress toward its launch in 18 months,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “AddingRyndamto our fleet will provide a new canvas for us to share our brand and enable us to show the world to even more cruisers.”
As the third in the series,Ryndamwill feature Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations including the 270-degree surround screen World Stage, Rudi’s Sel de Mer, Grand Dutch Cafe, Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Rolling Stone Rock Room.
The ship’s design will be created by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjørn Storbraaten.
This is the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, which most recently built Pinnacle sister shipNieuw Statendam.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.