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08 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:08 GMT+2

July 16, 2020

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Holland America Line sells four cruise ships

Two units were bought by Fred. Olsen Cruise, New100 Lines

They were bought by the British Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines two of the nine cruise ships of which the American group Carnival Corporation announced the sale over a period of 90 as a measure to adapt the size of the fleet to the market conditions driven by the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 on cruises ( 10 July 2020). These are Amsterdam units and Rotterdam of the Group's Holland America Line American, ships that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines retort with the names of Bolette and Borealis.

The Amsterdam,built in 2002, has a gross 62,000 tons, is 238 meters long and can accommodate 1,380 passengers. Rotterdam,built in 1997, has a gross storage of 61,000 tonnes, is 238 metres long and can be 1,404 passengers.

Holland America Line announced that in addition to the sale Amsterdam and Rotterdam,will also sell off the Maasdam and Veendam ships that next month will be delivered to a company whose Name. The first unit, of 63 thousand tsl, was built in 1993, it is 237 meters long and has a capacity of 1,258 passengers, while the Veendam,of 57 thousand tsl, was built in 1996, is 219 metres long and can accommodate 1,350 passengers.

Commenting on the entry by the end of this year of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the fleet, the chairman Fred's. Olsen Cruise Lines, Fred. Olsen Junior, specified that the two ships will fit perfectly into the current fleet company of ships with a capacity of less than 1,500 stressed that the acquisition demonstrates the confidence Fred's. Olsen Cruise Lines in the future: "with over 170 years history in the maritime field -- he noted -- we went through many difficult times. With these new entries in the fleet we will get out of this current situation stronger than ever."

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