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Holland America Line Awarded Cruise Line of the Year by New York Travel Writers Society

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Premium Cruise Line Wins in First Annual Business Awards

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Seattle, Wash., May 20, 2013 – Holland America Line, a leader in premium cruising, is the proud recipient of the 2013 Cruise Line of the Year award from New York Travel Writers Society. Twenty categories and 20 awards were announced in the first annual Business Awards on May 15, 2013.

The New York Travel Writers Society is an association of media professionals who focus on travel and travel journalism. Their members include journalists, bloggers, authors, editors, photographers and broadcasters. Winners of the awards were chosen on a variety of factors including:

• Social Media Following & Popularity
• Environmentally Responsible/Eco-Friendliness
• Years in Business
• Charitable Causes or Charities Supported by Companies
• Overall public opinion

“Holland America Line is honored to be recognized by the Board of Directors and members of the New York Travel Writers Society," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. "We are committed to delivering the ultimate premium cruise experience and this award from such an experienced group of global travelers validates our efforts and dedication to continued excellence.”

The awards will be given out during the New York Travel Writers Society Holiday Gala and Awards Ceremony taking place in New York City on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Visit http://www.nytws.org for more information.

For cruise brochures or for more information, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
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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