Yesterday, Holland America Line and Fincantieri cut steel on the line’s newest vessel, code named Pinnacle Class. The steel cutting ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, located just outside of the historic Italian city of Venice.
Present at the steel cutting ceremony was Holland America Line’s CEO, Stein Kruse, and Antonio Quintano, the Marghera yard director. The steel cutting marks the first stage of the new 99,500 ton ship for the line. The new Pinnacle Class ship will be the first in a class of new ships, accommodating approximately 2,660 guests on 12 decks. The new ship will also offer a number of new amenities and features not yet found in the Holland America Line fleet.
The new Pinnacle Class ship is scheduled to launch in February of 2016. The new ship will become Holland America Line’s 16th active ship upon its launch.