Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Floating near Venice

Fincantieri launched Holland America's Nieuw Statendam today at their Marghera yard near Venice.

A number of ceremonial events occurred today in anticipation of the ship actually being towed out of the dry dock on December 21.

The complete story appeared in the December 6 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Anne Marie Bartels, one of the line's most traveled passengers, was chosen as the madrina.

The madrina christened the ship before flooding the dry dock.

Water rushing into the dry dock and touching the ship's hull for the first time.

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