Holland America Line Cuts Steel for Third Pinnacle Class Ship

Exterior of Nieuw Statendam
Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line held a steel cutting ceremony for its third Pinnacle Class ship at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard this week. When it launches in May 2021, the vessel will mark the 17th Fincantieri has constructed for the cruise line.

The craft will accommodate 2,662 guests, roughly the same number as its sister ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam. Like its fellow Pinnacle Class entries, the upcoming ship will feature a host of music venues that includes the World Stage, Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard and the Rolling Stone Rock Room. Also like Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line has placed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjørn Storbraaten in charge of designing its public spaces.

Holland America Line kicked off the its Pinnacle Class line nearly three years ago, with the Koningsdam sailing its first cruises in the spring of 2016. The company took delivery of the class’s next ship, the Nieuw Statendam, this past November. The ship starting its first sailing December 5, 2018 and received an official christening from Oprah Winfrey this past February.

The leading cruise lines in the industry.


Like the Cool Cruise Awards and other cruise stories? Be sure to check out Cruise Central!
This is THE place where top cruise lines in the industry present their best tool for travel advisors to learn about, and book their products.

Currently, Holland America Line’s fleet consists of 15 ships. It sails over 500 cruises, visiting over 400 ports in nearly 100 countries, territories or dependencies. The company sails to destinations on every continent, even Antarctica.

Related Stories

Quark Expeditions Celebrates Steel-Cutting of New Ship

On Site: Oprah Winfrey Christens Holland America's Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line Opens Rudi’s Sel de Mer on Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line Takes Delivery of 15th Ship, Nieuw Statendam

Suggested Articles:

The island hoped to surpass 5 million visitors, but U.S. sanctions and travel restrictions severely cut into American visitor numbers. Read more here.

A number of new flights out of Boston and Delta’s new private jet partnership lead this week’s air travel news. Here’s what you need to know.

The new 18-hole course will be exclusive to guests at the Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa, which opened in February 2018.