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  • Post: How to Prepare for Your Cruise and Embarkation Day
    Published On: Apr 21, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3629|

    It's hard to believe that your cruise is here! Today is departure day, and for the next seven, 10, 12, or maybe even 128 days, you're going to be cruising with us to new and wondrous places. For some of our guests, the ship is the destination and the ports we visit are an added bonus. Regardless, we're thrilled to ...

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  • Post: Volendam Returns to Guest Cruising Operations
    Published On: Sep 26, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 195|
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    Two-and-a-half years after the cruise industry pause, Holland America Line’s Volendam returned to cruising today at Trieste (Venice), Italy. The ship embarked guests for a 14-day Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms Explorer itinerary. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America Line held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the terminal to open embarkation, attended by the ship’s captain and senior officers, with flag-waving ...

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  • Post: New Health Protocol Search Tool Makes Cruise Preparation Easier
    Published On: Sep 23, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 829|
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    Holland America Line recently relaxed our health requirements on most voyages, which opened cruising to a wider range of guests. Now we’re making it easy to find out what protocols are required for your cruise. With a new Health Protocols Tool on Holland America Line’s website, booked guests can simply enter their booking number and the exact vaccination and testing ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Simplifies COVID-19 Procedures
    Published On: Aug 15, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 5674|

    Holland America Line is updating its “Travel Well” COVID-19 protocols and procedures, including requirements for vaccinations and pre-cruise testing that meet public health goals while recognizing the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation. These changes will go into effect for cruises departing on or after Sept. 6, 2022. Under the simplified procedures, for most voyages up to 15 nights, vaccinated ...

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  • Post: Westerdam’s Return to Service Marks Holland America Line’s Completion of Full Fleet Sailing Again
    Published On: Jun 13, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 307|
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    Our fleet is complete! Westerdam returned to service Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Port of Seattle in Washington, marking the last ship in the fleet to resume operations. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America Line held a ceremony in the terminal attended by the ship’s captain and senior officers, with flag-waving fanfare from team members lined up to greet guests ...

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  • Post: ‘Celebration Sale’ Offers Up to 50% off Fares, Onboard Spending Credit and Reduced Deposits
    Published On: Jun 01, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 163|
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    Holland America Line is celebrating having a full fleet back in service as of June 12 with a “Celebration Sale” offering cruise fare discounts, onboard spending credit and reduced deposits on most 2022 and 2023 departures. Bookings must be made by June 30, 2022, to take advantage of the promotion. Summer 2022 through available 2023 sailings receive up to 50% ...

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  • Post: Oosterdam and Zaandam Return to Service
    Published On: May 13, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 321|
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    It's been a busy and exciting week for Holland America Line. Two more ships are back in service, with Oosterdam restarting in Trieste (Venice), Italy, and Zaandam setting sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To commemorate both occasions, Holland America Line held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the terminal to open embarkation, attended by the ship’s captain and senior ...

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  • Post: Noordam Returns to Service in Fort Lauderdale
    Published On: Apr 25, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 419|
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    After more than two years since the industrywide pause began due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holland America Line’s Noordam returned to service Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship embarked guests for a 21-day Panama Canal transit to Vancouver, Canada, that will position it in Alaska through September. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America ...

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  • Post: Volendam to Become Temporary Home for Ukrainian Refugees in the Netherlands
    Published On: Apr 01, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 451|
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    Holland America Line's Volendam will be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees as part of an agreement announced by Netherlands and City of Rotterdam government officials. The ship will dock in Rotterdam for three months to provide a temporary home for approximately 1,500 Ukrainians, part of a larger commitment from the Netherlands to accommodate 50,000 people who fled the war in ...

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  • Post: VeriFLY and mBark Make Getting On Board Quicker and Easier
    Published On: Mar 18, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 933|

    Holland America Line is enhancing the preboarding guest experience and making embarkation easier by adding the use of mBark facial recognition and the VeriFLY vaccine verification program in all U.S., Canadian and European homeports. mBark is a mobile system that enables guests to check in for their cruise in less than 10 seconds, while the VeriFLY digital wallet for COVID-19 ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Extends Worry-Free Promise Through September
    Published On: Jan 19, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 248|
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    Holland America Line is giving consumers the confidence to make travel plans through the summer with the extension of its Flexible Cancellation Plan to Sept. 30, 2022. As part of its “Worry-Free Promise,” Holland America Line also will continue to implement best practices for COVID-19 health safety including operating vaccinated cruises and requiring a medically-supervised negative COVID-19 test prior to ...

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  • Post: Zuiderdam Resumes Service from Port of San Diego
    Published On: Dec 24, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 261|
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    It's been an exciting week for Holland America Line as Zuiderdam returned to service from Port of San Diego and became the cruise line's sixth ship back in service. Zuiderdam’s crew celebrated the return in holiday spirit with sleighbells ringing and Santa and his elves on hand to open embarkation and welcome guests back on board. Zuiderdam joins Koningsdam, which ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Features World-Class Floating Art Gallery Valued at Over $4.1 Million
    Published On: Nov 04, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 364|
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    Holland America Line ships have long been regarded as floating art galleries for their extensive collections of museum-quality pieces. Rotterdam is no exception, and guests are in for a visually rewarding journey with some of the most thought-provoking, striking and bold pieces in the fleet — including historical works and memorabilia from beloved previous sister ships. Rotterdam’s art collection is ...

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  • Post: Transit the World’s Most Epic Engineering Marvel on Panama Canal Itineraries in 2022-23
    Published On: Sep 14, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 286|
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    The Panama Canal has been called one of humankind’s greatest engineering achievements, and for the 2022-23 cruise season four Holland America Line ships will feature itineraries that include a full transit between Atlantic and Pacific oceans. On board, guests get a front-row seat on the eight-hour daylight journey through the Panama Canal, often cited as a rite-of-passage experience by avid ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Restarts Cruising in Europe from Piraeus
    Published On: Aug 16, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 400|
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    The first cruise aboard Eurodam departed yesterday for the Greek Isles and Montenegro. The ship set sail from from Piraeus, and many guests enjoyed Athens prior to boarding, including our Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne who did the Dinner in the Sky experience. Captain Smit and the ship's team were eager to welcome guests back on board after the long pause ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Sets Sail for Alaska on First Cruise from Seattle
    Published On: Jul 26, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 258|
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    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 were on hand to mark ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Updates ‘Navigator’ Mobile Device App
    Published On: Jun 23, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 2603|

    The Holland America Line Navigator App is an indispensable tool for cruise planning, embarkation, managing the onboard experience and booking shore excursions. We recently enhanced the app to add new functions and features to make the cruise experience even easier using your mobile device. What hasn't changed is that during the cruise, guests can plan daily activities, explore shore excursions ...

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  • Post: Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your First Day On Board
    Published On: Apr 13, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 642|

    You’ve been counting down the days until your Holland America Line cruise and the day has finally arrived! Filled with overwhelming excitement and anticipation, you may be wondering ... “What should I do first?” The first day of your cruise is one of the most important, as it sets the tone for the rest of your vacation. We’ve compiled a ...

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  • Post: Ramping Up to Rotterdam: A Sneak Peek at the Ship’s Art Collection
    Published On: Mar 31, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 160|
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    Did you tune in to Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update last week on our Facebook page? For the March edition, he spoke with Tal Danai from ArtLink, who is curating much of the ship's art. Here are some photos of some of the pieces that will be displayed on board, plus some of ...

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  • Post: Updated Statement Regarding Westerdam
    Published On: Feb 06, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1077|

    Update: 3/4/2020 4 pm Pacific Time Holland America Line has consistently stated there was no evidence or indication of any cases or suspected cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Westerdam. All guests and crew have been reported clear of COVID-19. We believe the one “positive” result was a false-positive, as repeated testing of the guest have been negative and not a ...

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  • Post: All You Need to Know for Your Cruise is on the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Page
    Published On: Oct 03, 2019|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 1137|

    What do I need to pack for my Alaska cruise? Do I need visas for my trip? Can I bring my own wine on board? These are questions you might have before embarking on your Holland America Line cruise. Did you know that on HollandAmerica.com there is a "Frequently Asked Questions" page that has the answers to our most commonly ...

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  • Post: Exclusive Club Orange Program Will be Available on All Ships by October 2019
    Published On: Sep 12, 2019|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 1009|

    Holland America Line’s popular new Club Orange premium amenities program will be available on all ships in the fleet by October 2019. Currently on nine ships, Club Orange gives guests an additional level of luxury and service with priority access, exclusive amenities and special events. Club Orange is available to purchase for a limited number of non-suite staterooms on each ...

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  • Post: Make the Most of Your Alaska Cruise with a Tour Package in Vancouver
    Published On: Mar 03, 2016|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 486|

    During a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, the sights and sounds of the Last Frontier are front and center during the seven-day voyage. From interesting ports like Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan to the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord, guests marvels at the beauty of the region. In 2016, Nieuw Amsterdam makes its ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Transfers Make Getting To and From Your Ship Easy
    Published On: Jul 09, 2015|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3582|

    Thanks to Erik Tomren, senior specialist of hotel & tour management at Holland America Line, who wrote this post in collaboration with Danielle Rosenow, manager of hotel & tour management, to inform readers about the transfer services for guests that are offered to/from the ship. ------ A Holland America Line cruise is an exciting adventure, and part of the appeal ...

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  • Post: Seattle and Vancouver Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages
    Published On: Jan 29, 2014|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 772|

    During a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, the sights and sounds of the Frontier State are front and center during the seven-day voyage. …

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