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September 25, 2009

Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam

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Holland America Line is currently building the Nieuw Amsterdam. It's inaugural date is scheduled for July 4, 2010; only 281 days away.

New photos have been released of the ship in Fincantieri. Below you'll see the azipods are now in place. They are first positioned, then lifted by hydraulic jacks and bolted to the ship from the inside. The propellers will be next to be hoisted and installed.

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Below are sections of the Lido Dome, which is a retractable roof above the pool. As you can see, the come dome sections arrived untreated. They will be painted inside the shipyard and then added to the ship.

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Now they're painted and the ceiling windows have been installed. I think they're ready to be installed! They will be placed on Panorama Deck 10.

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FUNnel acount! September 2nd the Nieuw Amsterdam's funnel was towed in by barge.

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This ship is really coming together! He's a view the aft cabin section of the ship.

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The steel surface preparation is carried out before applying primer and a final paint job. You see scaffolding around the bow and the ship's name is peeking out.

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Written by Denise Blackmore

Photos Courtesty of Holland America Line

Posted by Denise at September 25, 2009 02:36 PM
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