Facebook twitter followgram pinterest

Holland America’s Eurodam will get a royal naming

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On March - 12 - 2008

Holland America Line announced on Tuesday that it will continue its traditional ties to the Netherlands when Queen Beatrix names the new Eurodam on July 1 in Rotterdam. The naming ceremony will take place at Rotterdam’s Wilhelminakade, steps from HAL’s historic headquarters and its current European head office.

‘Holland America is in the hearts of the people of Rotterdam,’ said Mai Elmar, chief marketing officer for the city and director of Cruise Port Rotterdam.

Nine HAL vessels have been launched by members of the Netherlands’ royal family, including Statendam III in 1929 by Prince Hendrik, Nieuw Amsterdam in 1937 by Queen Wilhelmina, Statendam IV in 1957 and Prinses Margriet in 1964 by then Princess Beatrix and Rotterdam V in 1958 by Queen Juliana.

Other royal namings were Prinsendam in 1973, Nieuw Amsterdam in 1983, Rotterdam VI in 1997 and Oosterdam in 2003 by Princess Margriet.

Filled Under Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *