(4:15 p.m. EST) -- Bookings have opened for Holland America's new Ryndam cruise ship, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Italy and set to join the fleet in May 2021.
Ryndam is the third vessel in the line's Pinnacle Class and a sister ship to the line's Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam.
The "Premier Voyage" will be a seven-day Mediterranean sailing from Trieste to Civitavecchia (Rome) on May 21, 2021, visiting Dubrovnik, Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu, Taormina (Sicily) and Naples.
The ship will then do a 10-day sailing to Amsterdam before beginning a season of seven- to 14-day Northern Europe cruises, roundtrip from Amsterdam.
Cruises to Norway will highlight the fjords, with a variety of port calls (depending on the sailing), such as Molde, Geirangerfjord, Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo, Kristiansand, Eidfjord, Skjolden, Ulvik, Haugesund, Alesund and Flam.
The ship will also sail from Amsterdam to the Baltic, including a 12-day June 1 departure to Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Denmark, with an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Two-week sailings embarking on July 18 and August 29 visit Norway, Iceland (including an overnight in Reykjavik) and Scotland.
A two-week sailing, leaving from Amsterdam on October 10, will reposition the ship to Fort Lauderdale. Stops along the way include Zeebrugge (Bruges), Le Havre (Paris) Brest, Portland (Weymouth) and Ponta Delgada.