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HAL Participates in Vakantiebeurs

HAL Participates in Vakantiebeurs

The team from our office in Rotterdam is participating in Vakantiebeurs, the largest annual trade show in the Netherlands. Our own Nico Bleichrodt, senior director of sales, North and Central Europe, is president of the Dutch Council to Cruise, which reported that the Dutch cruise market grew this past year by 31.7 percent to more…   read more of “HAL Participates in…”

HAL’s President’s Leadership Award Winners

HAL’s President’s Leadership Award Winners

Congratulations are in order! Heather van der Wal, manager of family assistance in the Family Assistance department, and Donatus P. H. Habets, manager of culinary operations aboard Eurodam, are the 2011 President’s Leadership Award winners. All winners received a diamond lapel pin, a plaque commemorating the award and $5,000. At a ceremony in Seattle Dec….   read more of “HAL’s…”

HAL Marine Engineer Wins ‘Cadet of the Year’ Award

HAL Marine Engineer Wins ‘Cadet of the Year’ Award

Graham Crawford commenced his engineering cadetship with Holland America Line in January 2009 and was recently awarded ‘Cadet of the Year’ at the Warsash Maritime Academy in London. The Marine Engineer Cadet of the Year honor is awarded annually to the Warsash Maritime Academy student who has performed to the highest standard throughout the duration…   read more of “HAL Marine Engineer…”

Stein Kruse Participates in State of the Industry Panel

Stein Kruse Participates in State of the Industry Panel

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse was on the panel at today’s State of the Industry Address during the 2011 Cruise Shipping Miami convention. Kruse was asked to speak about the economy and the outlook for the cruise industry. The panel also included the top executive from Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International,…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

HAL Executive ‘Gong Guest’ for Euronext

HAL Executive ‘Gong Guest’ for Euronext

Today Holland America Line’s Joe Slattery, vice president international sales, marketing and itinerary planning, sounded the opening gong of the Amsterdam stock exchange Euronext. Holland America Line was invited as ‘gong guest’ on the eve of the naming ceremony of ms Nieuw Amsterdam. For this occasion Joe was accompanied by Nico Bleichrodt, director of sales…   read more of “HAL Executive…”

Mariners Earn New Rewards for Loyalty

As soon as you finish your first cruise on Holland America Line, you automatically become a member of the Mariner Society. Besides the honor of the designation, being a Mariner just got a lot more valuable with the launch of the new Mariner Society Rewards Program. Holland America Line is implementing a four-tiered loyalty program…   read more of “Mariners Earn New…”

Build-A-Moose Event for Ronald McDonald House

Build-A-Moose Event for Ronald McDonald House

Peggy McNeil, Holland America Line’s supervisor of business development services, sent us this post about a recent event they held for the children of Ronald McDonald House. Our recent Ronald McDonald House dinner, sponsored by Holland America Line’s sales department, was a huge success, and the best event of the evening was the opportunity for…   read more of “Build-A-Moose Event…”