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Celebrating 140 Years: Port of Vancouver Plaque Exchange

Celebrating 140 Years: Port of Vancouver Plaque Exchange

The Port of Vancouver had a plaque exchange yesterday morning to acknowledge our 140th birthday. Thanks to our partners at Vancouver for celebrating with us this important milestone. We received this nice note from Carmen Ortega, manager, business development, for Port Metro Vancouver: Port Metro Vancouver and Holland America Line have a relationship that spans…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Plaque Exchange Ceremony in Costa Maya, Mexico

Plaque Exchange Ceremony in Costa Maya, Mexico

On January 3rd, we were in Costa Maya, Mexico for the first time with Eurodam, where the local authorities agreed to do a plaque exchange ceremony. We warmly welcomed them aboard and under the enjoyment of some mimosas and small snacks, we exchanged our plaques. Captain Jeroen van Donselaar was presented with two beautiful plaques…   read more of “Plaque Exchange…”

Oosterdam Completes Maiden Australia and New Zealand Voyage

Oosterdam Completes Maiden Australia and New Zealand Voyage

Oosterdam’s maiden voyage to the Australia/New Zealand region ended today with the ship docking at Sydney, Australia, where the journey began. Since each port of call during the 14-night cruise was a first, Oosterdam held a customary plaque exchange ceremony at each visit. Here are photos from each exchange: Hobart, Tasmania

Zaandam’s Plaque Exchange Ceremony at Kobe, Japan

Zaandam’s Plaque Exchange Ceremony at Kobe, Japan

On April 5, ms Zaandam made an inaugural call to the port of Kobe, Japan. Officers from various departments were present for a plaque exchange ceremony with port officials. These ceremonies are held as a token of goodwill between the port and the vessel and are viewed as a very special occasion for all. The…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”