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Friday, November 22, 2019 

The keel laying ceremony for 'Ryndam', the new cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the Carnival brand Holland America Line, has taken place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice).

The first building block of the ship, 14m long, 34m and weighing more than 500 tons, is part of the central section of Ryndam, which is the 14th ship built for this brand by the Marghera yard, and is due for delivery in 2021.

The new unit, sister ship of Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, the 'Pinnacle' class ships delivered respectively in March 2016 and 2018 from the same shipyard, will be about 99,800 gt, almost 300m long, with accommodation for 2,668 passengers 1,340 cabins. She will be characterised by a modern and contemporary style, which blends perfectly with the traditional elegance distinguishing all the ships in the fleet. The design will be created, as for the sister ships, by architecture studios Tihany Design and Yran & Storbraaten.

The ship’s technology is aimed at optimising energy efficiency and minimising environmental impact, and it will be built according to the most demanding current safety regulations.

Fincantieri has built 96 cruise ships since 1990 (73 of these from 2002) and 50 ships are currently being designed or built in the Group's yards.

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