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Holland America Line Hosts Fundraiser Luncheon for Shriners Hospitals for Children Aboard ms Ryndam

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Seattle, Wash., April 1, 2013 — Holland America Line hosted a fundraiser luncheon aboard ms Ryndam on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Port of Tampa in Florida for Shriners Hospitals for Children, one of the company’s community partners. During their “Lucky in Love with our Donors” St. Patrick’s Day-themed event and auction, Shriners raised approximately $15,000 for the nonprofit organization.

“We truly appreciate the wonderful support of our donors and volunteers,” said Alicia Argiz Lyons, development and marketing director for the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa, “and are grateful to Holland America Line for hosting this lovely lunch that allowed us to increase awareness and raise funds for our health care system.”

Following the luncheon, guests were invited to performances arranged by both Shriners Hospitals and Holland America Line in the ship’s main show lounge.

Shriners Hospitals for Children strives to change lives through innovative pediatric specialty care, research and medical education. The 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Each year, Holland America Line hosts more than 25 shipboard charity luncheons for nearly 5,000 guests in its homeport cities. In addition, Holland America Line and its corporate foundation’s charitable giving programs provide cash sponsorships, in-kind donations, free- and reduced-fare cruise donations for nonprofit fundraising events, donations of usable shipboard items around the world, employee volunteerism and other philanthropic activities.

For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in fall 2015.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner’s Dream Beds.

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