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Oosterdam and Zaandam Return to Service

Oosterdam and Zaandam Return to Service

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…   read more of “Oosterdam and…”

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Holland America Line Adds a Season of New Cruises to Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia Starting in Fall 2022

Holland America Line Adds a Season of New Cruises to Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia Starting in Fall 2022

In anticipation of the ports in Australia and New Zealand fully welcoming cruise ships back to their shores, Holland America Line opened bookings for a season of new itineraries aboard Westerdam starting in fall 2022. The new voyages, offered from Sept. 25, 2022, through March 13, 2023, explore Australia’s rich culture, the lush landscapes of…   read more of “Holland America…”

Noordam Returns to Service in Fort Lauderdale

Noordam Returns to Service in Fort Lauderdale

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…   read more of “Noordam Returns to…”

Volendam to Become Temporary Home for Ukrainian Refugees in the Netherlands

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…   read more of “Volendam to Become…”

Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022

Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022

Rotterdam is set to get the royal treatment at a naming ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 30, 2022. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a Dutch royal tradition that began in the 1920s. Rotterdam’s special seven-day “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise sails roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands,…   read more of “Rotterdam to Sail…”

How Many Days Will it Take to Eat Your Way Around a Pinnacle Class Ship?

How Many Days Will it Take to Eat Your Way Around a Pinnacle Class Ship?

Holland America Line serves up an incredible variety of dining venues that range from the casual Lido Market to elegant Pinnacle Grill, and everything in-between. While all ships have the Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto options, in addition to a Rudi’s Sel de Mer pop-up, our Pinnacle Class ships expand some specialty options, like…   read more of “How Many Days Will…”

Zuiderdam Resumes Service from Port of San Diego

Zuiderdam Resumes Service from Port of San Diego

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…   read more of “Zuiderdam Resumes…”