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Why Do Cruise Ships Have Godmothers?

Why Do Cruise Ships Have Godmothers?

Today’s modern cruise ships have godmothers that participate in the naming ceremony and wish them well with a champagne (traditionally) bottle break against the hull. Holland America Line has had notable godmothers such as Queens Maxima and Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, tennis legend Chris Evert and Academy Award winner Marlee…   read more of “Why Do Cruise Ships…”

Royal Goedewaagen Creates Special Plate for Koningsdam’s Dedication

Royal Goedewaagen Creates Special Plate for Koningsdam’s Dedication

When Holland America Line dedicates a new ship, it commissions Royal Goedewaagen to create a plate as a gift to attendees at the dedication and guests on special cruises. Koningsdam’s introduction was no exception. The plates for Koningsdam are painted in Blue and Red Delft, which relates to the kind of painting technique that is…   read more of “Royal Goedewaagen…”

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line held a Dedication Ceremony for ms Koningsdam May 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands officially blessed the bell and named Koningsdam onboard the ship in front of invited dignitaries, cruise guests, travel partners and media. The celebration began…   read more of “Highlight Video:…”