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Celebrating 140 Years: Port of Vancouver Plaque Exchange

Celebrating 140 Years: Port of Vancouver Plaque Exchange

The Port of Vancouver had a plaque exchange yesterday morning to acknowledge our 140th birthday. Thanks to our partners at Vancouver for celebrating with us this important milestone. We received this nice note from Carmen Ortega, manager, business development, for Port Metro Vancouver: Port Metro Vancouver and Holland America Line have a relationship that spans…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Special Artwork: ss Nieuw Amsterdam 1938 and ms Amsterdam 2000

Special Artwork: ss Nieuw Amsterdam 1938 and ms Amsterdam 2000

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. It is well known that one of the signatures of Holland America Line is the amazing artwork collections aboard each ship. The collections average an astonishing $2 million per vessel. Antiques and commissioned artwork are strategically placed in various foyers and lounges from…   read more of “Special Artwork: ss…”

Statendam’s Cake Features 140 Electric Candles for 140 Years

Statendam’s Cake Features 140 Electric Candles for 140 Years

Thanks to Hotel Director Jessica Schumann for the post and Photo Manager Ian Kee for the photos about Statendam’s 140th Anniversary celebrations. This is the first of three big events of the day. The presentation started off with mini birthday cupcakes and an introduction from Captain Schoonderbeek, followed by our cast doing the jive.