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‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Series Ramps Up Excitement for Ship Launch

‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Series Ramps Up Excitement for Ship Launch

In anticipation of the launch of ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line is debuting a series of short videos called “Countdown to Koningsdam” that will provide construction updates as the ship nears completion. Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, each video features one of the ship’s principal officers or a Holland America Line executive…   read more of “‘Countdown to…”

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Koningsdam’s Senior Officers Have a Combined 95 Years of Company Service

Koningsdam’s Senior Officers Have a Combined 95 Years of Company Service

When Koningsdam debuts in April 2016, the ship’s senior staff officers will set sail with a combined 95 years of company loyalty and experience. In addition to the previously announced appointment of Captain Emiel de Vries, the cruise line announced that Hotel Director Stan Kuppens, Chief Engineer Willem Zuidema, Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert and Safety,…   read more of “Koningsdam’s…”

Choose Your Cruise: A Mediterranean Sailing to Fit Every Schedule

Choose Your Cruise: A Mediterranean Sailing to Fit Every Schedule

With its sparkling coastal shores, abundance of significant historical sights, authentic fresh flavors and inspiring architecture, a Holland America Line cruise in the Mediterranean is a memorable experience. Stretching from Spain to Turkey with incredible attractions and stunning ports in between, the most difficult part of planning a cruise to the Med is picking which…   read more of “Choose Your Cruise:…”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Partnership Brings First Wine BLENDing Venue to Sea!

Chateau Ste. Michelle Partnership Brings First Wine BLENDing Venue to Sea!

At an event in Seattle, Holland America Line and Chateau Ste. Michelle announced an exciting new partnership. Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will be able to experience the art of winemaking at BLEND aboard ms Koningsdam when the ship debuts in April 2016. In collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed…   read more of “Chateau Ste….”

Dazzling New Video & Images Introduce Koningsdam, New Ship Debuts April 2016

Dazzling New Video & Images Introduce Koningsdam, New Ship Debuts April 2016

The ms Koningsdam story continues to unfold in a new video revealing never-before-seen renderings and more details about Holland America Line’s newest ship, scheduled to set sail in Europe in April 2016. Guests can “come aboard” Koningsdam by viewing the video at hollandamerica.com. Through sweeping flyover views and vibrant images, the fourth video in the…   read more of “Dazzling New Video…”

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Holland America Line Mariners and frequent cruisers Jan and Dick Yetke set sail July 25 on Veendam’s “Voyage of the Vikings” Collectors’ Voyage that cruises from Boston, Massachusetts, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and back. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back itineraries into one, longer cruise, and this is one of our most popular. Come along with Jan…   read more of “Cruise Diary from a…”

Q&A: Getting to Know Koningsdam’s Captain Emiel de Vries

Q&A: Getting to Know Koningsdam’s Captain Emiel de Vries

When Holland America Line’s new Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, Captain Emiel de Vries will be in command. He’s a familiar face to many, as he’s been with the company since 1997. You might also have sailed with him while he was captain on Amsterdam, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Zuiderdam. De Vries currently…   read more of “Q&A: Getting…”

Book Now! Half Moon Cay Highlights Every Koningsdam Caribbean Cruise

Book Now! Half Moon Cay Highlights Every Koningsdam Caribbean Cruise

Guests who have been anticipating booking a Caribbean voyage on Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, can now do so. Bookings opened for the cruises that feature Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private Bahamian island, as well as a host of other tropical favorites. The ship, launching in April 2016, will homeport at…   read more of “Book Now! Half Moon…”