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Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!

Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!

Holland America Line took delivery of Rotterdam today, July 30, 2021, officially making it the 11th ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy the evening of July 29. The ceremony was attended by the ship’s master, Captain Werner Timmers, and Cyril Tatar, Holland America Group’s vice president…   read more of “Welcome to the…”

Holland America Line Sets Sail for Alaska on First Cruise from Seattle

Holland America Line Sets Sail for Alaska on First Cruise from Seattle

This past weekend, after an 16-month pause of operations, Holland America Line returned to service! Nieuw Amsterdam arrived at Port of Seattle earlier in the week to get ready for a Saturday departure to Alaska. Holland America Line President Gus Antorcha, Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald and Princess Cruises President Jan Swartz all…   read more of “Holland America…”

Through the Years: Holland America Line’s Seven Rotterdam Ships

Through the Years: Holland America Line’s Seven Rotterdam Ships

Holland America Line is lucky to have several company historians. Two notable figures are Captain Albert Schoonderbeek and Gerald Bernhoft, director Mariner Society. In anticipation of the launch of our new Rotterdam this month, the two brand experts sent in fun facts and information about the previous six Rotterdam ships that have carried the name…   read more of “Through the Years:…”

Say ‘S’il Vous Plaît’ to a Cruise That Visits These French Ports

Say ‘S’il Vous Plaît’ to a Cruise That Visits These French Ports

Bonjour! Today is Bastille Day, and to commemorate the holiday we’re putting the spotlight on these French ports that are visited on a Holland America Line cruise. From beautiful vineyards to Monet’s Giverny to memorable Normandy, France offers an abundance of diverse and unique experiences. BORDEAUX Situated on the Garonne River in the southwest of…   read more of “Say…”

Insider Tips on What to Do in Three Mediterranean Ports

Insider Tips on What to Do in Three Mediterranean Ports

To say we are beyond thrilled to welcome guests on board Holland America Line this month in Alaska is definitely an understatement! And next month we return to the Mediterranean with cruises aboard Eurodam. Did you know that our very first Mediterranean cruise departed on Feb. 2, 1910, onboard the s.s. Statendam I from New…   read more of “Insider Tips on…”

It’s Canada Day! Explore the Country on These Unique Shore Excursions

It’s Canada Day! Explore the Country on These Unique Shore Excursions

It’s Canada Day, and to celebrate our friends to the north we’re highlighting these incredible sites that guests can witness on a Holland America Line cruise to Canada & New England. Here’s wishing all of our fans, colleagues and friends a wonderful Canada Day! QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC UNESCO Heritage Sites Discover the European charm and…   read more of “It’s Canada…”