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Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

In 2014 the Panama Canal will mark a huge milestone – the 100th Anniversary of it’s completion. To commemorate the occasion, six Holland America Line ships will sail 12 full transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season. Ranging in length from 14 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam‘s Future Cruise Consultant Jeanni Prescan sent in this great post about the heroic rescue that the ship performed last week in Alaska. It’s always our goal to provide the best service possible, whether it’s for our own guests or unexpected ones. Kudos to the staff of Statendam for coming to the rescue and making…   read more of “Statendam to the…”

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…”

Two Beverage Managers Get Together

Two Beverage Managers Get Together

Recently ms Zaandam and ms Statendam met in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This gave me the opportunity to meet and share experiences and ideas from the new On Location* program Mexico with Alphonse, Statendam’s beverage manager. The ideas, laughter and camaraderie flowed through the short time we were together as we had to return to…   read more of “Two Beverage…”

Statendam’s Cake Features 140 Electric Candles for 140 Years

Statendam’s Cake Features 140 Electric Candles for 140 Years

Thanks to Hotel Director Jessica Schumann for the post and Photo Manager Ian Kee for the photos about Statendam’s 140th Anniversary celebrations. This is the first of three big events of the day. The presentation started off with mini birthday cupcakes and an introduction from Captain Schoonderbeek, followed by our cast doing the jive.

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line

Today is our 140th Birthday! Throughout the day we’ll be posting all of the wonderful photos and well-wishes that we received to mark the occasion!! STATENDAM: RYNDAM: Ryndam’s 140 anniversary cake is finished. It is more than 24 feet wide and 6 feet high. It has the Ryndam in the middle of course with the…   read more of “Happy 140th…”