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HAL Executive ‘Gong Guest’ for Euronext

HAL Executive ‘Gong Guest’ for Euronext

Today Holland America Line’s Joe Slattery, vice president international sales, marketing and itinerary planning, sounded the opening gong of the Amsterdam stock exchange Euronext. Holland America Line was invited as ‘gong guest’ on the eve of the naming ceremony of ms Nieuw Amsterdam. For this occasion Joe was accompanied by Nico Bleichrodt, director of sales…   read more of “HAL Executive…”

Countdown Quiz: 4 Days to Go!

Countdown Quiz: 4 Days to Go!

Here is today’s quiz! Up for grabs is a fabulous package that includes a Nieuw Amsterdam Delft tile, Nieuw Amsterdam Delft commemorative plate and a luggage tag. The first person to answer the question correctly wins! Please submit your answers in the comments area below the post (do not e-mail them to the blog). We…   read more of “Countdown Quiz: 4…”

Captain van Zaane Takes Command

Captain van Zaane Takes Command

The captain has taken command of the ship today, after the conclusion of the handover ceremony. Here is Captain Edward van Zaane with his wife, Apollonia. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager. He currently is in Italy visiting Nieuw Amsterdam at the Fincantieri shipyard.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s First Deck Department

Nieuw Amsterdam’s First Deck Department

The official handover has been done and the ship is officially ours! Here is the first (one and only) deck department of the Nieuw Amsterdam IV! As you can see on the picture it was taken 4 minutes after the handover! June 30, 2010, at 12:04 PM LT. Tim Lodder is Nieuw Amsterdam’s navigation officer.

Nieuw Amsterdam Handover Ceremony Held Today

Nieuw Amsterdam Handover Ceremony Held Today

Woo-hoo! Holland America Line took ownership of the Nieuw Amsterdam today in a celebratory ceremony aboard the ship in Marghera, Italy, today. Dozens of officers and crew lined the Crow’s Nest to witness the protocol of delivery. Holland America Line President & CEO Stein Kruse welcomed guests and noted the long-standing collaborative relationship between Holland…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Countdown Quiz #5: We Have a Winner!

In honor of the final days leading up to the launch of Nieuw Amsterdam, we’re having a fun quiz everyday for the last 10 days. Yesterday — Day 5 — we asked: QUESTION: What designer china will be used during the Master Chef’s Table in the Pinnacle Grill aboard Nieuw Amsterdam? The answer is Versace….   read more of “Countdown Quiz #5:…”