Keel laid for Holland America Line’s biggest ever cruise ship
Holland America Line has celebrated the keel laying of the largest ship in its history at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.
A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock on 22 August , marking the official beginning of construction of its new 99,500-ton Pinnacle Class ship, scheduled for delivery in February 2016.
The first keel block of the new Pinnacle class ship is laid in place at the Fincantieri yard
“The keel laying of our new Pinnacle Class vessel heightens the anticipation for delivery because very soon we’ll see the ship begin to take shape,” said Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line.
“As the largest ship ever built for Holland America Line, the vessel features many innovations and new features, and we’re excited to see it all come together over the next year and a half.”
The ship will showcase decors by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, based in New York City, and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten, based in Oslo, Norway.
How the new Pinnacle class ship will eventually look
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