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Meet Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford

Meet Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford has spent his working life leading human resources teams for various companies, so it’s not surprising to hear him say, “People are our most important asset.” How Ashford intends to leverage employees’ strengths to propel Holland America Line into the future is the topic of an interview he conducted…   read more of “Meet Holland…”

What Are You Thankful For? Facebook Fans Reflect

What Are You Thankful For? Facebook Fans Reflect

Cruises offer guests the opportunity to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world while being treated to caring service and making memories with loved ones. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and across the country guests are counting their blessings. In honor of the holiday Holland America Line asked Facebook…   read more of “What Are You…”

Saying Thanks to the Crew at Thanksgiving

Saying Thanks to the Crew at Thanksgiving

At Holland America Line, we hear a lot of praise and kudos about our crew from our guests. Many times, it’s the crew that make a Holland America Line cruise an exceptional vacation experience. Going above and beyond to add a special touch, taking that extra step to make things perfect, a simple smile and…   read more of “Saying Thanks to…”

Chance Encounters on Holland America Line Cruises

Chance Encounters on Holland America Line Cruises

Miraculous things can happen at any time. Some call it fate, others destiny. Sometimes it’s just being in the right place at the right time. With Holland America Line’s history spanning more than 140 years, it’s inevitable that many of our guests experience these encounters onboard. These wonderful stories below tell the tales of four…   read more of “Chance Encounters…”

HAL Musician Makes Team Christina on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

HAL Musician Makes Team Christina on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Holland America Line’s very own Stephanie Anne Johnson, a solo guitarist from Tacoma, Wash., who has performed on several Holland America Line ships, auditioned on the hit program “The Voice” Oct. 1 during the blind auditions round and was chosen to be on Team Christina! Many Holland America Line employees helped with the creation of…   read more of “HAL Musician Makes…”

Cruise Diary: Prinsendam’s Crew

Cruise Diary: Prinsendam’s Crew

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, sailed aboard Prinsendam and shared her vacation experience. This is her farewell post. There’s something very special about the Prinsendam, something very special indeed. She’s extremely elegant, spacious for a small ship, beautifully appointed, extremely passenger-friendly, and may I dare say, cute? But most…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to info@hollandamericablog.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer…   read more of “Cheers to…”