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July 6, 2010

Princess Maxima Names Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam was named by Her Royal Highness, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands on July 4, 2010. She was welcomed to the ship in Venice by its captain, Edward van Zaane (left) and Holland America Line president and CEO Stein Kruse (right). 
After the naming ceremony, Princess Maxima accompanied Captain van Zaane on a tour of the ship. Here he is showing her the controls on the bridge. 
In a first-time ever addition to the christening, Holland America brought fifteen of their captains to Venice to represent the fifteen ships in the Holland America fleet. 

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