Holland America Line has announced that its next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam, in a nod to the long line of historic ships that helped build the foundation for cruising. The new build is due for delivery in May 2021 and will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.
Ryndam will be similar to sister ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, measuring 99,500 tons and carrying 2,662 guests. As the third in the series, Ryndam will feature enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations, along with Holland America Line hallmarks.
President of Holland America Line Orlando Ashford said: “Holland America Line honours the timeless tradition of cruising while also embracing new innovations for today’s travellers, and the name Ryndam reflects the unique history of this company while honouring previous ships that were progressive in their time as this last Ryndam will be. From the first Ryndam more than 100 years ago to the most recent, the namesake ships have been beloved by our guests. The next Ryndam will bring new life to one of the most notable series of vessels in our history.”
The steel cutting for Ryndam, signifying the official beginning of the building process, was held on March 13 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. This will be the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by the Italian shipbuilder, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam.