The steel cutting ceremony of the third ship which Fincantieri is building for Holland America Line, a brand under Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise operator, took place at the shipyard in Marghera (Venice).
The new-build, scheduled for delivery in 2021, will be the seventeenth unit built by Fincantieri for Holland America Line, the third of the “Pinnacle” class, after “Koningsdam” and “Nieuw Statendam”, delivered respectively in March 2016 and November 2018 from the same yard. The ship will be about 99,500 gross tons, almost 300 meters long, with accommodation for 2,662 passengers on board in more than 1,300 cabins.
The interiors will be characterized by a contemporary style which perfectly blends with the traditional elegance, distinguishing all the ships in the fleet. The unit’s technology will be aimed at optimizing energy efficiency and minimizing environmental impact and it responds to the most demanding and current safety regulations.
Fincantieri has built 89 cruise ships from 1990 to today (66 from 2002), while other 54 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.