Our special Nieuw Amsterdam blogger, Rose Abello, sat down in Italy with Holland America Line’s Vice President and General Counsel Kelly Clark to get an idea of the process involved in purchasing such a big item. “It all begins with a contract,” said Clark. “And that contract, which is finalized several years before delivery, specifies… read more of “How to Buy a Cruise…”
Check out these HAL “guests” trying out the purple loungers on the deck. Their dad is Andrea Merlo, an outfitting inspector with Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding.
Planning and executing inaugural festivities takes a team effort. For months, under the direction of Holland America Line’s Vice President of Public Relations Sally Andrews, an interdepartmental, international group has been busy developing, planning and coordinating the events. “The overall planning began well over a year ago when we established the ‘where and the when’… read more of “Nieuw…”
Reason to Sail #4: Be one of the first to experience the new Master Chef’s Table in the Pinnacle Grill.
Woo-hoo! Holland America Line took ownership of the Nieuw Amsterdam today in a celebratory ceremony aboard the ship in Marghera, Italy, today. Dozens of officers and crew lined the Crow’s Nest to witness the protocol of delivery. Holland America Line President & CEO Stein Kruse welcomed guests and noted the long-standing collaborative relationship between Holland… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
Reason to Sail #5: Take in an evening performance in the intimate Queen’s Lounge.
Reason to Sail #6: There’s something for everyone on board, so make it a multigenerational vacation.
This is the most beautiful Club HAL teens room of all the Holland America Line ships and I’ve been here since the Zuiderdam. Kids get on board…you will love it!