Holland America Line has accepted delivery of its first Pinnacle Class ship, ms Koningsdam, during a traditional handing over ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The new ship was officially delivered to Holland America on March 31 and will soon be christened in the “home country” of Holland America Line, the Netherlands.

The Dutch flag is raised over ms Koningsdam’s stern.

During the handing over ceremony, Fincantieri executives officially signed over ms Koningsdam to a number of Holland America Line and Carnival Corporation executives, who then, accompanied by a few members of the ship’s crew, raised the Dutch flag over the ship, signifying her official entrance into the Holland America Line fleet.
“Today is a day of celebration for the entire Holland America Line family, and a milestone in our company history. We all share in this proud moment as we welcome Koningsdam to our fleet,” said Orlando Ashford, president, Holland America Line. “Koningsdam looks spectacular, beyond our expectations, and we thank all those involved for their dedicatio

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