The "Titanic" movie has created a renewed interest in opulent ocean liners, and so the luxury cruise lines are now preparing to delight well-heeled customers with some fancy new appointments aboard their ships! MMDer Elbert Pluer, of Bussum, Holland, is now constructing a large chromatic organ, to be delivered to Holland America Lines in 1999 for placement aboard the new cruise ship MS Zaandam. According to Holland America Lines the MS Zaandam, which is presently under construction in Italy, will accommodate 1,440 passengers and is scheduled for delivery late in 1999.
Click here to see an artist's rendering of the organ installation aboard the ship -- rising through three decks! [pluer_zaandam.jpg 398KB]
Visit the web site of Pluer Organs at http://www.pluer.nl/
and in English at http://www.bandorgan.com/
our firm we are now busy building a large chromatic organ (see photograph).
It is ordered by the Holland-Amerika-Line.
The organ will be placed on the cruise ship MS Zaandam. In July 1999 the organ must be ready.
It is a pleasure to announce that FR. Decap, Herentals, is willing to build the electronic system. The organ will be played by MIDI floppy disk system. This firm was one of the first to build mechanical organs played by this system.
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