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Welcome to the Fleet! Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam

Welcome to the Fleet! Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam yesterday, officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet. A hand-over ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard, and Nieuw Statendam will set sail for Venice today en route to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, for its Premiere Voyage with guests departing Dec. 5. The delivery was…   read more of “Welcome to the…”

Maasdam’s New Interiors Give the Ship a Chic Update

Maasdam’s New Interiors Give the Ship a Chic Update

In anticipation of its new EXC In-Depth Voyages, Maasdam recently underwent a refit that gave several of its public spaces a chic new look that’s warm, inviting and modern. Highlights include newly designed carpets in public areas, as well as suites and spa staterooms; new chairs in all staterooms; and upholstery throughout the ship. Take…   read more of “Maasdam’s New…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage was island-hopping in the gorgeous South Pacific, and Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey sent some details about Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva. Enjoy this installment of Field Notes, and stay tuned as the ship continues to explore this stunning area. Mo’orea, French Polynesia After visits to several of…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Holland America Line Receives Five 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Holland America Line Receives Five 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Porthole Cruise Magazine recently announced their 2018 Readers’ Choice awards, and we are proud to say that Holland America Line took home five! Readers of Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized our cruise line in areas that covered everything from top shoreside experiences to onboard facilities. Holland America Line won…   read more of “Holland America…”

EXC In-Depth Guest Chef Recipe: Bread Pudding with Banana, Pineapple, Macadamia and Brown Sugar

EXC In-Depth Guest Chef Recipe: Bread Pudding with Banana, Pineapple, Macadamia and Brown Sugar

Chef Carlos Estevez cruised on the first EXC In-Depth Voyage and held cooking demonstrations featuring local Caribbean fare, as well as a five-course dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. This delicious dessert from the Dominican Republic coined “relaxing in the sugar cane fields” was both a featured demonstration and the dessert on his special dinner menu….   read more of “EXC In-Depth Guest…”

Celebrate the Countdown to Nieuw Statendam’s Delivery with These 30 Fun Facts

Celebrate the Countdown to Nieuw Statendam’s Delivery with These 30 Fun Facts

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will officially join the fleet Dec. 1, 2018. The countdown is on until the ship’s delivery from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, and we’re celebrating the month-out milestone with 30 fun facts about the newest Pinnacle Class ship: 1. Nieuw Statendam will visit more than 75 ports during her first…   read more of “Celebrate the…”