Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line, was presented with two separate awards while he was in Miami, Fla., last week attending the Cruise Shipping Miami convention.
The Cruise Vision award recognizes an individual, group or business that has significantly contributed to the growth of the region’s cruise industry.
Kruse holds the certificate that represents eight wins for the line in the Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards: most eco-friendly cruise line, best private island for Half Moon Cay, best Alaska itineraries, best Canada/New England itineraries, best South America itineraries, best overall facilities for physically challenged passengers, best medical facilities and best computer facilities.
The other certificate is the Editor-In-Chief Award for the line’s alternative restaurant, Pinnacle Grill. Panoff chose the eatery as the best alternative restaurant in the cruise industry.