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Zaandam and Rotterdam Approved to Disembark Guests at Port Everglades

Zaandam and Rotterdam Approved to Disembark Guests at Port Everglades

Holland America Line is pleased to confirm that Broward County and the Unified Command cleared both Zaandam and Rotterdam for arrival to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to disembark guests who are fit to travel per guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We extend our sincere gratitude to President…   read more of “Zaandam and…”

Zaandam and Rotterdam Await Permission from Local South Florida Authorities for Humanitarian Disembarkation of Guests

Zaandam and Rotterdam Await Permission from Local South Florida Authorities for Humanitarian Disembarkation of Guests

Holland America Line is awaiting confirmation to disembark guests from Zaandam and Rotterdam in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We remain fully engaged with the Broward Unified Command and other governmental and embassy authorities to resolve this humanitarian situation and get the nearly 1,200 well guests home immediately who are fit for travel per guidelines from the…   read more of “Zaandam and…”

A Humanitarian Crisis: Response to Cruise Ships Stranded at Sea Tests Our Deepest Human Values

A Humanitarian Crisis: Response to Cruise Ships Stranded at Sea Tests Our Deepest Human Values

A Humanitarian Crisis Response to Cruise Ships Stranded at Sea Tests Our Deepest Human Values By Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line The coronavirus (COVID-19) has run rampant through neighborhoods, businesses and nations, catching all us off guard. Stoked by fear of contagion, millions of people around the world are sheltering in place waiting out…   read more of “A Humanitarian…”

VIDEO UPDATES: Zaandam and Rotterdam

VIDEO UPDATES: Zaandam and Rotterdam

(March 29, 6:45 PT/9:45 pm ET) This video from Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford regarding the transit of the Panama Canal was shared on board Zaandam and Rotterdam. (March 29, 2:45 pm PT/5:45 pm ET): Please take a moment to watch an update from Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford that was broadcast on in-stateroom…   read more of “VIDEO UPDATES:…”

Bon Voyage to Two Grand Voyages

Bon Voyage to Two Grand Voyages

Amsterdam and Volendam recently set sail on their 2020 Grand Voyages. Embarking guests’ enthusiasm matched the warm, sunny, skies over Ft. Lauderdale as they boarded Amsterdam for her 2020 Grand World Voyage. The excitement continued the next day for Volendam’s 2020 Grand South America Voyage departure. The pier was festively decorated, setting the tone for…   read more of “Bon Voyage to Two…”

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Teamed Up with Actress Lauren Potter for Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Teamed Up with Actress Lauren Potter for Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford participated in the first-ever ESPN | Special Olympics USA Games Unified Sports Challenge — Executive Division Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the University of Washington’s Husky Ballpark in Seattle. Ashford was among an exclusive group of executives who competed with their employees, celebrities and Special Olympics athletes in multiple…   read more of “Holland America…”

President Orlando Ashford and Executive Team Serve Diners at FareStart Restaurant’s Guest Chef Night

President Orlando Ashford and Executive Team Serve Diners at FareStart Restaurant’s Guest Chef Night

Holland America Line sponsored Guest Chef Night with Ethan Stowell on Thursday, April 19, at FareStart Restaurant in Seattle. President Orlando Ashford and a team of executives put their serving skills to the test when Holland America Line Culinary Council member Ethan Stowell was the featured chef for the organization’s weekly Guest Chef Night. Ashford…   read more of “President Orlando…”