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  • Post: Holland America Line Named Official Cruise Line of Professional Pickleball Association
    Published On: Dec 19, 2022|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 7042|

    Holland America Line is upping our game thanks to an exciting new partnership with the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Imagine a pickleball court where the vast ocean or an Alaskan glacier is the backdrop for your match. As the exclusive Official Cruise Line of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA), that’s what you can find on Holland America ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Departs Amsterdam on Her Maiden Voyage
    Published On: Oct 21, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 326|
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    Yesterday, our new Rotterdam departed on her maiden voyage! The ship's arrival has been long-awaited, and we are excited that she's finally underway! The milestone was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and fanfare at the terminal as guests embarked. Guests Rick Encarnacion and Ernest Schenk cut the ribbon to open boarding, surrounded by (from left) Entertainment Director Phillip Morgaman, Captain ...

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  • Post: Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!
    Published On: Jul 30, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 673|
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    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, ...

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  • Post: Through the Years: Holland America Line’s Seven Rotterdam Ships
    Published On: Jul 21, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 519|
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    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 for our company. Enjoy learning ...

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  • Post: Ramping Up to Rotterdam: May Edition
    Published On: Jun 04, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 179|
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    Did you tune in to Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update this week on our Facebook page? Once again he spoke with Stan Kuppens, new builds projects, hotel, who offered insight into where the ship is at in the building process. Here are some photos shared by Stan and Seth, plus a few more ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Successfully Sails Through Sea Trials in Italy
    Published On: May 07, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 169|
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    It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which returned in the evening of May 6 to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the country’s Adriatic coast. Rotterdam left Marghera April 25 and performed the preliminary sea trials over two days before going into dry ...

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  • Post: Ramping Up to Rotterdam: A Visit to the Shipyard
    Published On: May 03, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 177|
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    Last week Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne flew to Italy to visit Rotterdam at the Fincantieri shipyards in Marghera and Trieste. Seth was at Marghera before the ship left for sea trials and made way to Trieste for a quick dry dock before returning back to Marghera. Not only did he spend time on the ship, he also spent time under ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Spotlight: Meet Featured Artist Yongsun Jang
    Published On: Apr 15, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 278|
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    Today is World Art Day, and Holland America Line fans know how much we value art. Aboard our ships, art is used as a connector to the destinations we visit, pieces to create an immersive experience, not just added for decoration. When Rotterdam debuts this summer, the ship will carry an impressive collection from artists around the world. Today we ...

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  • Post: New Photos of Rotterdam Show the Ship’s Steady Progress
    Published On: Apr 08, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 281|
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    Last month "Ramping Up to Rotterdam" with Brand Ambassador Seth Way showed the gorgeous art that is going to be on display aboard the ship. For those of you who missed seeing progress photos, we have a new selection from the Fincantieri shipyard and our own Stan Kuppens to share with you. Carpets are being laid, staterooms are coming together ...

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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: 159|
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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: Captain Timmers Shares His 5 Favorite Holland America Line Ships
    Published On: Mar 25, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 216|
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    In a recent article in World of Cruising, Captain Timmers — the first master of our new Rotterdam — shared how different Holland America Line ships have sentimental value for very different reasons. Much like our guests who often cruise on a particular ships, Captain Timmers has his favorites in our fleet. Read on to see which ships are special ...

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  • Post: Ramping Up to Rotterdam: February Edition
    Published On: Mar 01, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 151|
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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? Once again he spoke with Stan Kuppens, new builds projects, hotel, who offered insight into where the ship is at in the building process. Here are some photos shared by Stan and Seth, plus a few more ...

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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: 982|

    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: The Lanai: A Unique Stateroom Experience on a Holland America Line Cruise
    Published On: Nov 15, 2017|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 936|

    Holland America Line is known for graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space for guests as they cruise the world. Some cruisers might be surprised to learn that Holland America extends this roomy cruise experience to the promenade deck on five of our ships: Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam, Veendam and Volendam with our Lanai staterooms. Lanai Stateroom ...

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  • Post: New Photos Show Off Westerdam’s Enhancements Including EXC and Rijksmuseum at Sea
    Published On: Jun 21, 2017|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 730|

    When Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam emerged from a 12-day dry dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, in late April, the ship debuted major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet: Explorations Central, or EXC, in the Crow’s Nest and Rijksmuseum at Sea. Westerdam also received the popular Music Walk venues ...

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  • Post: Cruise Bookings Open for ms Koningsdam with Family & Solo Staterooms
    Published On: Dec 01, 2014|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 1434|

    Guests can now make bookings for the highly anticipated Premiere Voyage and Premiere Sailings of Holland America’s Line’s ms Koningsdam, due for delivery in February 2016. Open for reservations today, Dec. 1, the first sailings of the line’s new flagship will be one seven-day cruise followed by a series of six 12-day itineraries throughout the Mediterranean.   “Since Holland America ...

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  • Post: Relax and Refresh at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon
    Published On: Jul 29, 2014|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 1063|

    With the array of culinary options, exciting activities, spectacular shows and entertainment at your fingertips, it can be relatively easy to forget to relax on your cruise. …

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  • Post: All About Navigation Lights
    Published On: Jun 08, 2010|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 667|

    Marine navigation lights are simply coloured electric lights fixed on ships and used to indicate the size of the ship, the direction in which the ship is travelling and the angle where they should be visible. They must be exhibited by law between sunset and sunrise and in poor visibility. The location (on the ship), the range (distance at sea ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Dry-Dock Photos
    Published On: Nov 30, 2009|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 134|

    We received these cool photos from Rotterdam’s Signature of Excellence dry dock upgrade. …

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  • Post: Merabella: Fine Jewelry, Fine Service
    Published On: May 05, 2009|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 256|

    Merabella is a new fine jewelry shop just installed on Veendam during the Signature of Excellence Phase 2 dry-dock. Shop manager Matt Gibson explained that the Merabella experience is about finding a unique piece of jewelry and that the intimate space can be used for private showings and guests can join him over champagne and caviar to look at the ...

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  • Post: Following Eurodam on the Webcams
    Published On: Oct 16, 2008|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 504|

    Blog reader Bruce's parents sailed on Eurodam's last Canada/New England cruise , and he followed their progress via various port webcams. He shared several screen captures with us. Eurodam at St. John, New Brunswick, in the morning after arrival (left) and in the evening before departure. Eurodam departing Boston, Mass.

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  • Post: Eurodam on the Bar Harbor Webcam
    Published On: Oct 09, 2008|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 127|

    Eurodam is anchored off of Bar Harbor, Maine, today, and you can see the ship live on the webcam by clicking on this link.

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