I got this image of the Fincanteri Marghera Shipyard from Google Earth. This is a ship under construction. I imagine that it was taken in the last two years. Can anyone identify this cruise ship? It looks like it has two funnels spaced close together.
Maritime Matters says Holland America has two new builds of the Vista Class. one is due for Summer 2008. Given the two closely spaced round funnels and the glass enclosure behind the bridge it is very likely this is the one in the photo.
My nan has been on a cruise with Holl and Amer, they have recently sent her a brochure adveritsing cruises on their new cruise ship: the MS Noordam. I took the picture from the front of the catalogue and put it on my wall. it is a nice ship, but again looks to top heavy!!
Yes, it is the cookie-cutter Vista class ship. They all look the same except for their funnels which "distinguish" them apart from each other. Kind of like personalizing your iPod with a cute case. I'm still hoping that Cunard will make the Queen Victoria differently than this.