In preparation for the winter season of Holland America Line’s sailings from the Port of Tampa, the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is proud to announce completion of enhancements at its Cruise Terminal 6, which will be the new home for the cruise line’s 1,270-passenger Ryndam, which homeports in Tampa.
The terminal’s new enhancements offer a fresh look and greater efficiency for passengers, thanks to a $3.5 million investment by the TPA. The improvements, completed in time for the fall and winter season, provide a perfect home at Cruise Terminal 6 for the Ryndam, which is also recently renovated.
Holland America Line is Tampa’s longest-serving cruise line customer, this year reaching 30 consecutive years.
At Terminal 6, the dock has been refurbished, fresh paint in Holland America’s blue-and-white signature colors applied inside and out, a sleek, raised canopy added and a newly acquired passenger loading bridge put into place. The new bridge is aligned to specifically accommodate the Ryndam, which will offer seven- and 14-day itineraries for the season.
“As Holland America Line reaches its thirtieth season here in Tampa, we are very pleased to provide them with a spruced up new home, and we salute and appreciate their long-term support of the Port of Tampa and this market,” Richard Wainio, Tampa’s port director and chief executive, said.