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  • Post: Catch Up With the Crew: Meet Pam, Executive Pastry Chef
    Published On: Dec 12, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew|Views: 577|

    Sugar and spice make everything nice, especially when you’re the fleet executive pastry chef for Holland America Line. Though Pam joined our cruise family in 2010, she’s been baking up joy in the kitchen since she was 12. “Both my grandmothers were great cooks, so I would always see them preparing special dishes. We also ...

  • Post: Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day from Ship to Shore
    Published On: Mar 01, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 131|

    On this Employee Appreciation Day, we want to share our heartfelt gratitude for our people who provide award-winning service with care and kindness from ship to shore. We recently caught up with some of our leaders around the world to ask what they love most about our incredible team. Here's what they had to say: ...

  • Post: Our Crew Celebrates a Holland America Line Love Story
    Published On: Feb 07, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1194|

    Love was in the air for Holland America Line crew members, Ammar and Faye, when they met aboard Koningsdam in 2023. Ammar had recently joined the team as the onboard crew doctor, and Faye was the hotel executive assistant. Intrigued by one another, they decided to go on a date – a date that was anything but ordinary. After ...

  • Post: Valentine’s Day Ideas to Celebrate the Love in Your Life
    Published On: Feb 01, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 887|

    At Holland America Line, we love helping our guests see the world from their doorstep through amazing cruise experiences. We also love bringing the joy of cruising to guests at home through fresh recipes and vacation-inspired activities. In summary, we love...love. It's in that spirit we invite you to celebrate Valentine's Day – or HALentine's Day – using the ...

  • Post: Savor This Fresh Fish Recipe by Holland America Line
    Published On: Jan 26, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 786|

    Calling all seafood lovers! Are you ready to delight your senses with mouthwatering flavors? We recently teamed up with Vital Choice®, a leader in premium wild-caught fish delivery, to help you enjoy vacation-inspired flavors at home. To support your culinary journey, Sinu Pillai, Holland America Line’s fleet executive chef, hosted a cooking demo featuring our Gold Gala Pan-Seared Sea ...


  • Post: Holland America Line Marks 150th Anniversary with Royalty, Fanfare and Dual-Ship Events
    Published On: Apr 18, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, Industry, What's New|Views: 4120|

    Above: Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (right); Holland America Line President Gus Antorcha (left); and Roel Dusseldorp, General Manager of Hotel New York, pour champagne over the commemorative 150th anniversary bell.  On April 18, Holland America Line’s flagship Rotterdam arrived at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, following a 150th Anniversary crossing that departed ...


  • Post: Guests Donate $450,000 to Ukraine Relief
    Published On: Feb 01, 2023|Categories: What's New|Views: 1799|

    A fundraising effort by cruise line passengers, which took place on the high seas around six different continents, has resulted in a $450,000 donation for Ukraine relief. Funds were raised through Holland America Line's On Deck for a Cause campaign, and the check was presented on Jan. 31, 2023, to the global humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief. For 10 ...

  • Post: Rotterdam Departs on Historic 150th Anniversary Crossing
    Published On: Oct 15, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1743|

    Holland America Line’s Rotterdam VII departed the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, today on its historic 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing. The 15-day journey recreates Holland America Line’s maiden voyage of Rotterdam I that departed the city 150 years ago today. The crossing follows the path of that first sailing to New York, with calls at Le Havre, France, and Plymouth, ...


  • Post: Westerdam Aids Students’ Literacy Project in Papua New Guinea
    Published On: Oct 03, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1336|

    A middle school project to deliver books to a library halfway around the world is almost complete, thanks to some good timing and an alert travel advisor. Students from Odyssey Middle School in Bainbridge, Washington, brought over 400 books to Holland America Line’s ship Westerdam on Sunday for delivery to a new literacy library in Papua New Guinea. Students at ...


  • Post: New ‘Culinary Cruises’ Feature Celebrity Culinary Council Chefs
    Published On: Aug 31, 2022|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 2693|

    Foodies and culinary novices alike, who are ready for a gastronomic adventure can set sail on a Holland America Line “Culinary Cruise” in 2022 with a member from the line’s Culinary Council. The celebrity chefs will share their expertise and secrets on everything from the correct way to make a sushi roll and how to perfectly temper chocolate to preparing ...


  • Post: Three New Dishes By Chef Ethan Stowell Showcase Commitment to Wild, Sustainable Alaska Seafood
    Published On: Jul 07, 2022|Categories: What's New|Views: 1914|

    Holland America Line is debuting three new dishes from Culinary Council Member Chef Ethan Stowell that were developed in alliance with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The partnership between the two organizations is a shared commitment to serving sustainably sourced Alaska seafood on all six of our ships that sail to the Great Land. This is the first formal ...


  • Post: Meet our ‘Love Letters to Alaska’ Contest Judges
    Published On: Apr 04, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 986|

    On Valentine's Day, Holland America Line launched a contest asking fans to pen love letters to Alaska. This year we celebrate 75 years of Alaska exploration, and the Love Letters contest is a tribute to the beloved cruising region. Thousands of people entered their thoughts on why they love Alaska or why they would like to visit Alaska. Holland America ...


  • Post: Volendam to Become Temporary Home for Ukrainian Refugees in the Netherlands
    Published On: Apr 01, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 2134|

    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 ...


  • Post: Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!
    Published On: Jul 30, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 2920|

    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 of newbuilding services. Giuseppe Bono, ...


  • Post: Holland America Line Sets Sail for Alaska on First Cruise from Seattle
    Published On: Jul 26, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 868|

    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 ...


  • Post: Sea of Glamour: Guest Spotlight on Kandes Bregman
    Published On: Mar 23, 2021|Categories: Life on Board, What's New|Views: 1347|

    Paul Thornton, author of “The Joy of Cruising”, has a new book out called “Cruising Interrupted”, and in it he features Holland America Line guest Kandes Bregman. Paul and Kandes have granted us permission to share an excerpt of Kandes' chapter to give a glimpse into her passion for cruising and Holland America Line. Enjoy the segment, and then be ...


  • Post: Meet Some of Our Amazing Female Team Members This International Women’s Day
    Published On: Mar 08, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1417|

    International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women. It's also a day to rally for women's equality. Did you know, National Women's Day began in 1908 and the first gathering for International Women's Day occurred in 1911? Campaign themes over the years have included: #EachforEqual, #BalanceforBetter, #PressforProgress, #BeBoldforChange, #PledgeforParity, #MakeItHappen, #TheGenderAgenda and more. The campaign theme ...


  • Post: Four Ships to Leave the Holland America Line Fleet in 2020
    Published On: Jul 15, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 4623|

    Holland America Line announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam will be leaving the fleet and transferring to undisclosed buyers. The ships have been sold in pairs, with the S-Class Maasdam and Veendam transferring to one company in August 2020, while the R-Class Amsterdam and Rotterdam will move to another company in fall 2020. Holland America Line will cancel cruises ...

  • Post: Gus Antorcha Named President of Holland America Line
    Published On: Jul 09, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 5503|

    Holland America Line announced today the appointment of Gustavo (Gus) Antorcha as president of the cruise line. Antorcha joins the company effective immediately from sister brand Carnival Cruise Line, where he has served as chief operating officer. “We are fortunate to welcome Gus to the Holland America Line team for a new chapter at our brand,” said Stein Kruse, Group ...

  • Post: Meet Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford
    Published On: Jul 15, 2015|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1818|

    Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford has spent his working life leading human resources teams for various companies, so it’s not surprising to hear him say, “People are our most important asset.” How Ashford intends to leverage employees’ strengths to propel Holland America Line into the future is the topic of an interview he conducted recently with Seatrade Cruise News. ...

  • Post: Thanksgiving Day Around the Fleet
    Published On: Nov 29, 2010|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 1697|

    Here are some scenes from Thanksgiving Day celebrations throughout the HAL fleet. Enjoy! Amsterdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld submitted these photos from the ship’s on board festivities: …