World Humanitarian Day is observed annually Aug. 19 to pay tribute to the inspirational aid workers who risk their lives every day in the name of humanitarian services, as well as to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. In honor of this special day, we’re sharing five EXC Tours that allow… read more of “Five EXC Tours That…”
Lori A. May is a Seattle-based travel writer who recently cruised on Westerdam. This piece was originally published in Jrrny Travel and Seattle Post. If you’re serious about coffee, perhaps you’ve considered visiting the source. On a Panama Canal cruise with Holland America, your cruise itinerary will take you to several places known for producing… read more of “Holland America’s…”
Today is Earth Day, and it’s a day to work toward saving — and celebrating — the environment. Holland America Line is a company that strives for environmental excellence both ashore and onboard everyday through a variety of initiatives.
Last year on Statendam, we went to Nicaragua where we renovated a school. About 100 crew members and officers helped renovate the entire school in just one day. From painting to plumbing to roof work and electricity, all was taken care of by the Statendam team. The appreciation we received from the students and teachers… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
On Oct. 5, the Statendam made a call at Corinto, Nicaragua, where our adopted school, Ruben Dario, is located. During past port calls here we have invited groups of children and teachers from the school over for lunch a few times before. This past May, we also handed over a large number of donations such… read more of “More Photos from…”
Last April, the Statendam made a commitment to adopt Rubén Darío School in Nicaragua. The school was in a state of disrepair and badly needed painting, roof repairs, plumbing fixed, and a sports court replaced. On October 5th, the Statendam crew returned to the school with a whole convoy of trolleys, 30 volunteers, four sailors,… read more of “The Mission…”
We introduced an extensive donation program among guests and crew over the last couple of weeks. Everyone on board became very much involved which resulted in a large amount of items the school needed. The ship’s staff and crew showed their caring spirit by pulling together to offload the donated items in a ceremony accompanied… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
*Stay tuned for Part 2 with photos and details of the materials offloaded on May 5. On May 5th, the Statendam made its final call of the season to the Port of Corinto, Nicaragua. Over the past few years the Statendam has visited this town only a few times, but was deeply affected by the… read more of “Statendam Crew…”