Oct 2012

Holland America Line Announces Plans for New Ship!

Submitted by: Julie
Holland America Line Announces Plans for New Ship!

Nieuw Amsterdam under construction in June 2009.

Exciting news, blog fans! It was announced today that Holland America Line will build another ship for delivery in fall 2015.

The 99,000-ton vessel will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at their Marghera Yard, near Venice. Fincantieri has built fourteen Holland America Line ships. The new ship will accommodate 2,660 guests in lower berths and will be the first in a new Pinnacle class of vessels.

The Pinnacle class will have exciting new culinary and entertainment venues, will take our premium accommodations to an even higher level and will include many energy savings measures that will enable us to achieve significant fuel efficiencies.

For more information click HERE. And as more details become available, we’ll share them with you!


  1. First of all, the smaller HA ships like Eurodam & Niew Amsterdam are still very much in play, so nobody has to start moaning if they don’t like larger ships then these. I feel a change is needed. Things are getting stale with all of HAL more recent ships having virtually the exact same layout. The Pinnacle line coming out is only marginally larger then the current ships and a change in design and offerings is definetely a must. If the new ships run on or about 1,000 feet in length, you won’t even notice an extra 600 passengers.

  2. I agree. HAL will still keep it’s “S” class ships, so it can get into places that none of the “monsters” can go. I just hope they don’t go any bigger for a while! We just this minute got back from a 7 day western Caribbean on the Ryndam. We loved every minute of it! Just a class operation!

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