Posts Tagged ‘Holland America Line’

Holland America Line Raises Daily Gratuities

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Effective May 1, 2017, Holland America Line will charge an additional dollar per person, per day, for service charges on standard cabin bookings, and an additional $1.50 per person, per day, to passengers booked in suites. (

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Embark on Exclusive Partnership

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine announce an exclusive partnership that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to connection and personal growth.

Carnival Corporation to Build Two New Cruise Ships with Fincantieri for Holland America and Princess

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Majestic Princess will be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company's iconic logoCarnival Corporation & plc today announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships with final contracts expected to be executed in early 2017. (more…)

President of Holland America Line Named Chair of ELC

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

President of Holland America Line Orlando D. Ashford has just been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the national organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. (

Holland America Wraps Seattle Light Rail Trains

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Holland America Line wrapped three commuter trains that will run on the Sound Transit Light Rail System in Seattle. The trains, which are wrapped to resemble the Koningsdam, will be featured through April 2017, when the summer cruise season to Alaska begins from the Port of Seattle. (

Holland America Line Launches Redesigned PartnerSHIPS Portal for Travel Professionals

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Travel professionals will now have an easier time becoming Holland America Line experts with the launch of the company’s redesigned PartnerSHIPS travel professional portal at (more…)

Holland America Line’s New Ad Campaign Promotes Travel’s ‘Power to Change the World’

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Holland America Line has unveiled its new integrated communications program promoting travel as a positive force in changing perspectives, opening minds, building connections, and inspiring shared humanity. (

Koningsdam Receives 100 on USPH Inspection

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Holland America Line's Koningsdam (Courtesy Fincantieri)Holland America Line’s new Koningsdam has earned a perfect score of 100 on its first United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (

Third MasterChef Cruise Revealed

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

For a third year, MasterChef fans can sail with their favorite stars for a week of culinary competition. The hit TV series’ official theme cruise will kick off November 12, 2017 on Holland America’s Eurodam and feature a lineup of Season 7 and past winners. (

Cruise company ‘not liable’ in collision death of endangered whale near Seward

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

An endangered fin whale found dead on the bow of a cruise ship that docked in Seward this summer was killed when it was struck by the 61,000-ton ship, federal investigators have found, but neither the crew nor the operator of the vessel were determined to be at fault in the collision. (

Holland America Line to Launch ‘Explorations Central’ to make travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. (more…)

Holland America Line to Cancel all Cruise Calls to Turkey in 2017

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Holland America Line is the latest cruise line to cancel all calls to Turkey in 2017, citing “guest preferences for alternate ports.” (

Holland America Line to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Private Island Half Moon Cay

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Holland America Line's Half Moon Cay (Courtesy HAL)In 2017, Holland America Line will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Half Moon Cay, its award-winning private island paradise in the Bahamas. (more…)

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across Holland America Line Fleet

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Guests on Holland America Line ships can now experience more of the world’s natural wonders, test their knowledge of our planet and participate in some family-friendly competition through the cruise line’s exclusive partnership with BBC Earth.

Saga Exclusive Tour and Cruise: Join New Year sailing along the Pacific coast of Central America

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Rotterdam - HALDiscover the beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and eclectic food in Miami before a 14-night sailing along the Pacific coast of Central America, from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, on an exclusive Saga tour and cruise holiday departing January 11, 2017. (more…)

Norovirus suspected after 104 become ill on Tampa-bound cruise ship

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Oosterdam - Holland America LineA cruise ship scheduled to depart from Tampa on Friday will undergo a thorough sanitation after a suspected Norovirus outbreak on the ship. (

Holland America Line Hosts 21st Annual South Florida Business Leaders’ Luncheon for Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Holland America Line hosted the 21st annual South Florida Business Leaders’ Luncheon for the Seafarers’ House aboard ms Zuiderdam Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (more…)

Cruise Line Private Island Half Moon Cay Welcomes New Dining Venue

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Cheeseburgers aren’t the only food in paradise. Holland America has unveiled a new restaurant on its private island, Half Moon Cay, whose menu showcases one dish: lobster. (

Holland America’s Koningsdam Cruise Ship Arrives in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Holland America Line's Koningsdam (Courtesy Fincantieri)Welcome to South Florida, Koningsdam. For the first time since its April 2016 debut, Holland America’s newest and largest cruise ship today arrived in Fort Lauderdale — where it will homeport for the next five months to sail the Caribbean. (

Holland America Line Celebrates 15th Anniversary of HAL Academy

Friday, November 4th, 2016

In 2016 Holland America Line is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the award-winning Holland America Line Academy for travel professionals. (more…)

Holland America to Roll Out New Room Service Menu Fleetwide

Friday, November 4th, 2016

After weeks of testing a new room service menu that includes both free or for-fee items, Holland America has plans to implement it fleetwide. (

Holland America Line Wins AMVER Award for Rescue

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

The captain and crew of Holland America Line’s Veendam were honored by the Association for Rescue at Sea with a AFRAS AMVER Award for the 2015 rescue of a pilot who ditched his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. (

Nieuw Amsterdam Makes Maiden Call Ceremony in San Francisco

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam made its first call to San Francisco on Friday, October 7, with Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse on the scene in San Francisco. (

Holland America Line Hosts Fundraiser and Survivor Luncheon for Komen Puget Sound

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Holland America Line hosted a fundraiser luncheon and survivor celebration for the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen Puget Sound on September 10 onboard ms Westerdam at the Port of Seattle. (

Holland America Bans Smoking on All Its Cruise Ship Balconies

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Holland America Line's Koningsdam (Courtesy Fincantieri)Beginning January 2017, Holland America cruise line will ban smoking on all cabin balconies. “No smoking of any kind will be permitted on any stateroom verandah,” according to a news release. (

Carnival Australia Jumps Onboard with Cruise Month

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Each of the cruise operator’s seven lines – P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Cunard, P&O Cruises World Cruising and Seabourn – is offering deals and savings to celebrate Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s inaugural month-long promotion.

Stormy weather diverts three Sitka cruise ships

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Gale-force winds and high seas on the outer coast are keeping about 4,500 cruise ship travelers from seeing Sitka this week. (

Holland America Launches Partnership with America’s Test Kitchen

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Holland America Line has announced a new culinary partnership with the long-running public television show America’s Test Kitchen, said to be the most popular how-to-cook show on TV in the United States. (

Oosterdam Pulled from Med for Alaska Season

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Oosterdam - Holland America LineAnother major cruise ship with a planned 2017 season in Europe is being moved back to North America, as Holland America Line’s Oosterdam is now deployed to Alaska for the 2017 summer. (

Holland America Line’s 45-Foot Ship Float ‘Cruises’ Through Downtown Seattle

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, spectators at the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade in downtown Seattle watched Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam cruising down the street.

Holland America Names Jarvis Bowers Vice President, Digital Marketing

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

In this newly created role, he is responsible for working with the digital and marketing teams to lead the development of next-generation digital communications and analytics. (

First Steel Cut for Nieuw Statendam

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Holland America today cut the first steel for the Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. (