Celebrating Holland America Line’s 140th anniversary, our dining room team presented a Dutch themed night to our guests. Dining Room staff worked diligently to create flags and banners and decorate the dining room. Mr. Lelono Fnu was responsible for making the banner with 140th anniversary logo and other decorative items.
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In celebration of our 140th birthday, we organized a ship building contest among crew members aboard Zuiderdam. The ships were presented at the “History of Holland America-Then & Now” sales presentation for guests to vote on their favorite ships. Guests voted on “Favorite Ship,” “Most Creative Ship” and “Most Realistic Ship.” The ship voted as… read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”
Journalist Georgina Cruz recently sailed on Zuiderdam during the company’s 140th Anniversary celebrations. She sent in this lovely photo of the ship’s cake. Here’s a photo of the cake from the Zuiderdam — it was a great anniversary party! And what a cake! — Georgina Cruz
Here is our fabulous float — Captain’s Diner van Holland America Line — in the annual Bloemencorso Flower Parade. The parade featured 20 flower floats plus decorated cars and local bands. The theme was “Bon Appetit” and was held April 19 and 20, 2013, traveling 40 km from Noordwijkerhout to Haarlem, the Netherlands.
The oldest passenger I have sailed with so far. Born 1903. Her name is Florence Boggs and she made her first trip in 1922 from Hoboken to Oregon to study. After 4 years and finishing her study she traveled back, followed by a man who she met in college and married. After his retirement they… read more of “Captain’s…”
Our participation in the 2013 Annual Bloemencorso Flower Parade was not the first time we created a float for this event. In 1948, we entered a 35-foot flower float modeled on Westerdam that was awarded first place!
To celebrate our 140th anniversary, we participated in the Annual Bloemencorso Flower Parade in the Netherlands. It attracts more than 1 million people who come out to witness this tradition. The theme this year was Bon Appetit, which is very appropriate given our culinary excellence. There were 20 flower floats plus decorated cars and local… read more of “Our Spectacular…”
In celebration of our 140th anniversary, an official christening of the new Holland America Line “Signature” tulip took place in the Netherlands on Friday, April 19 at the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse participated in the ceremony along with the President of the Board of Directors of Keukenhof Walter… read more of “Official…”