Holland America Line reached a milestone in the building of Ryndam — our next Pinnacle Class ship — with the successful launch of the forward lower section of the ship, also known as the “troncone,” at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard in Italy on October 3. After an official blessing by Padre Giovanni Cassata, Madrina Giuseppa Catalano… read more of “Major Section of…”
In a nod to its long line of historic ships that helped build the foundation for cruising as we know it today, Holland America Line announced that its next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam. The newbuild, due for delivery in May 2021, will be the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry… read more of “Holland America…”
Cruise guests and crew aboard Ryndam and Rotterdam enjoyed a momentous bow-to-bow event Aug. 18 at Alesund, Norway, as Rotterdam bid a fond farewell to Ryndam. The unusual sail-away was orchestrated by Rotterdam’s and Ryndam’s officers during a joint port call that was the last time the two vessels will be together as sister ships… read more of “Ryndam &…”
In the fall of 2015 Holland America Line’s ms Statendam and ms Ryndam will transfer to sister Carnival Corporation & plc brand P&O Cruises Australia. To celebrate the ships and give their loyal fans a chance to cruise one last time under the Holland America Line brand, the company has planned two special farewell voyages… read more of “Ryndam &…”
Are you a port or destinations collector? Do you like longer journeys? What about relaxing days at sea? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, Holland America Line’s Collectors’ Voyages are the perfect cruise travel option. The Collectors’ Voyages are combined back-to-back itineraries that enable cruisers to visit more areas in… read more of “Top Five Reasons to…”
On recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam and ms Ryndam achieved perfect scores of 100.
On every Holland America cruise, tremendous importance is placed on the culinary experience. From the exclusive Pinnacle Grill to the casual Lido, from the Dining Room to Canaletto, there are a variety of dining options to tempt every palate. Part of food- and wine-focused experiences on each ship is the Culinary Arts Center presented by… read more of “Guest Chefs on Sip,…”
When Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam explore Europe this summer and fall, both Signature-Class ships will set sail on longer journeys that visit some of the most charming, quaint and lesser-known ports in the region. These itineraries were recently added to the ships’ line-up to add more comprehensive options and to extend the season into the… read more of “Signature Ships…”