1883: Ten years after Holland America Line was founded, the “dam” suffix was officially adopted for the names of HAL passenger ships. It is a tradition that is still being honored today. Most of the HAL ships are named after cities in Holland or the dams that cross many of The Netherlands’ rivers and allow… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
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April 25, 2004: The Vista-class ms Westerdam embarks on her maiden voyage from Venice. The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger vessel is the third in HAL’s history to bear the Westerdam name.
April 24, 2011: Maasdam completes stem-to-stern Signature of Excellence enhancements, including the Mix, Showroom at Sea, Canaletto restaurant, Lanai staterooms and additional verandah staterooms. Those enhancements bring the total investment in Signature of Excellence to $540 million.
On April 22, 2010, Holland America Line and Marine Conservation Institute announced a new partnership to protect the world’s marine ecosystems. Called “Our Marvelous Oceans,” the new program started with a three-year commitment that included adopting sustainable seafood purchasing on-board, new programming for guests and support for the MCI education program. Holland America Line recently… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
On April 18, 2013, Holland America Line will celebrate our 140th Anniversary. Today we celebrate our 139th anniversary of our founding, marking more than a century of evolution from the once cargo and passenger line to the full-fledged modern cruise company that we are today today. We were officially founded April 18, 1873, as the… read more of “140 Years Young:…”