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Next Signature-Class Ship to Be Named ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Next Signature-Class Ship to Be Named ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Holland America Line will name its next Signature-Class ship and the 15th vessel in its fleet ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Scheduled for delivery in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam is being built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The ship’s interior design and art collection will reflect the glamor and history of New York City —…   read more of “Next…”

From Bartender to Marine Engineer

From Bartender to Marine Engineer

Juvy Margallo, a bartender on board Statendam, began his career with Holland America 12 years ago as a deck boy. Even before joining Holland America Line, Juvy dreamed of being at sea. In 1993 he received a scholarship to the University of Cefu College of Engineering, where he graduated in 1995 with an associate degree…   read more of “From Bartender to…”

Postcards from Hawaii

Postcards from Hawaii

Future Cruise Consultants Denise and Mike Feeney report from ms Rotterdam The Grand World Voyage started out with a tranquil and relaxing crossing to Hawaii. The journey took four days and was characterized by pleasantly cool temperatures ranging from the 50s to the high 60s and long-frequency swells that gave us a constant reminder that…   read more of “Postcards from…”