I wish someone at HAL would have thought about switching the names. It would have made for a great marketing coup to introduce the new signature class Nieuw Amsterdam just a month or so from the 70 anniversary of the maiden voyage of the former flagship Nieuw and one of the lines best known HAL liners, then. Save the Eurodam name for the sister
Holland America Line will name its latest Signature Class ship and the 15th in its fleet, ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
To be delivered in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam will be built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and its interior design and art collection will reflect the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam.