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Holland America Line Celebrates Dedication of Nieuw Statendam with O-Mazing Ceremony Featuring Godmother Oprah Winfrey

Holland America Line Celebrates Dedication of Nieuw Statendam with O-Mazing Ceremony Featuring Godmother Oprah Winfrey

In an event rich with inspiration and tradition, Holland America Line held a dedication ceremony for Nieuw Statendam Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Oprah Winfrey — philanthropist, film star, TV icon, founder and editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine — officially named the ship in a ceremony on…   read more of “Holland America…”

Video: What is Travel’s Higher Purpose? Orlando Ashford Gives Moving Speech

Video: What is Travel’s Higher Purpose? Orlando Ashford Gives Moving Speech

What is travel’s higher purpose? Why do we do it? Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford addressed these questions and more during his thought-provoking and moving speech at Koningsdam’s dedication ceremony in Rotterdam in April. Holland America Line captured the words on video so everyone could hear his thoughts: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry,…   read more of “Video: What is…”

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line held a Dedication Ceremony for ms Koningsdam May 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands officially blessed the bell and named Koningsdam onboard the ship in front of invited dignitaries, cruise guests, travel partners and media. The celebration began…   read more of “Highlight Video:…”

Johan Groothuizen Greets Vets, Former Employees

Johan Groothuizen Greets Vets, Former Employees

Pam was on hand when Blog Board member and HAL’s Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations Johan Groothuizen made a presentation in Dutch to the WWII veterans and retired Holland America Line employees who were hosted on board today for a luncheon and ship tour.