Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fincantieri Cuts Steel for HAL Pinnacle Class

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri cut the first steel for Holland America's Pinnacle-class vessel which will be delivered in February 2016, marking the first step in construction of the ship. The 99,500-ton vessel will be the largest ship in the Holland America fleet.

The ceremonies are always thick with executives, and this one is no exception. Pictured (left to right) are Bo-Erik Blomqvist, Carnival Corp's SVP of corporate shipbuilding, Antonio Quintano, director of Fincantieri’s Marghera yard, Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line, and Cyril Tatar, VP of newbuilding for Holland America Line. 

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