Holland America Line, a part of Carnival Corporation, revealed that its next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam.
The newbuild, due for delivery in May 2021, 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, weighing 99,500 tons and carrying 2,666 guests. As the third in the series, the vessel will feature enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations, according to Holland America Line.
The steel cutting for Randam, signifying the official beginning of the building process, was held March 13, 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy. This will be the 17th ship constructed for the company by the Italian shipbuilder, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam.
“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,” Orland Ashford, Holland America Line’s president, said.