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HAL’s Rotterdam Sales Office Honors Travel Agents

HAL’s Rotterdam Sales Office Honors Travel Agents

The staff of Holland America Line’s Rotterdam sales office recently named Holland International Reisbureau Buitenlandse Zaken best travel agency of 2009. The event was held at the Las Palmas Restaurant in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse attended the event and presented the evening’s top award to Joke Nuys.

Beertje van Beers Sails Aboard Zuiderdam

Beertje van Beers Sails Aboard Zuiderdam

This week the Zuiderdam had a special guest on board. Beertje van Beers, who used to be a well-known model and TV presenter in Holland, was sailing on board from Acapulco, Mexico to Santa Marta, Columbia, to write a story for the Dutch newspaper “De Telegraaf.”

Nieuw Amsterdam Renderings

Nieuw Amsterdam Renderings

We just received these beautiful renderings of Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line’s newest ship that currently is under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Nieuw Amsterdam is scheduled to be named July 4, 2010.

Nieuw Amsterdam Update

Nieuw Amsterdam Update

Daniele Marchesan, Fincantieri’s corporate head of exhibitions and events, sent us these updated photos of Nieuw Amsterdam. Construction on the ship is progressing quickly.

The First Lady of Georgia Visits Prinsendam

The First Lady of Georgia Visits Prinsendam

Prinsendam made a maiden call at Batumi, Georgia, this week, and the call was made even more special by a visit by Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs. Cruise Director Thomas Faulkner sent us an account of the day’s events: Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam’s call to Batumi, Georgia, included many firsts. As a maiden…   read more of “The First Lady of…”

Stocking, Staffing Nieuw Amsterdam is a Big Job

Stocking, Staffing Nieuw Amsterdam is a Big Job

Stan Kuppens, Nieuw Amsterdam’s hotel manager, working at Holland America Line’s Seattle headquarters preparing for the launch of the ship. Stan Kuppens is very good at what he does, which probably is why he was named hotel manager for Nieuw Amsterdam, reprising the role he fulfilled on Eurodam. It’s an important role, as he is…   read more of “Stocking, Staffing…”

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Magrodome Sections Arrive

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Magrodome Sections Arrive

Nieuw Amsterdam retractable Lido Dome sections have arrived at the shipyard. As you can see, the dome sections arrived at the yard untreated and are painted once inside the shipyard. After the paint is applied, the ceiling windows are installed together with the rollers, seals and drive train. When these jobs have been carried out…   read more of “Nieuw…”