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HAL Employees Volunteer at Northwest Harvest to Feed the Hungry

HAL Employees Volunteer at Northwest Harvest to Feed the Hungry

Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos of HAL employees volunteering at Northwest Harvest, a statewide hunger-relief agency that distributes food to a network of independent food banks around Washington State. As part of Holland America Line’s annual holiday activities, employees at the Seattle corporate…   read more of “HAL Employees…”

Oosterdam’s Master of Caricature

Oosterdam’s Master of Caricature

On August 30, Bangkit Prbadi unveiled a beautiful collection of caricatures depicting various officers and crew of the Oosterdam. It only took him four days to complete 20 caricatures. Bangkit currently works as night steward aboard the Oosterdam and started working with HAL in 2008 aboard the Noordam. He is from Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia,…   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

Stein Kruse Featured in Top Nordic Travel Publication

Stein Kruse Featured in Top Nordic Travel Publication

During the month of May, Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse traveled to Rotterdam and parts of Northern Europe to announce and celebrate the line’s ms Rotterdam historic year-round sailings from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, beginning fall 2012. Below is the article from Travel Trade Gazette Nordic (ttg Nordic) profiling Kruse and HAL. TTG…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

Stein Kruse Announces HAL Milestone at Event in Rotterdam

Stein Kruse Announces HAL Milestone at Event in Rotterdam

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse recently visited Holland, Germany and Oslo, amidst the exciting news that Rotterdam will sail year-round from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, beginning Fall 2012. The news was announced at a travel industry event at Holland’s award-winning De Librije restaurant, owned by celebrated Chef Jonnie Boer, a member of Holland…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

Stein Kruse Participates in State of the Industry Panel

Stein Kruse Participates in State of the Industry Panel

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse was on the panel at today’s State of the Industry Address during the 2011 Cruise Shipping Miami convention. Kruse was asked to speak about the economy and the outlook for the cruise industry. The panel also included the top executive from Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International,…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

Amsterdam’s Black Tie Mariner Appreciation Gala

Amsterdam’s Black Tie Mariner Appreciation Gala

Here are photos from the gala cocktail party and black tie dinner held for guests on board Amsterdam during the ship’s fifth annual Mariner Appreciation Days. All guests had the opportunity to meet Stein and Linda Kruse and have a commemorative photo taken with them. Enjoy the photos!

HAL Mariners Dine in Style on Amsterdam

HAL Mariners Dine in Style on Amsterdam

Last week Amsterdam was the place to be as the fifth annual Mariner Days celebration took place during the 114-day Grand World Voyage. Each year President and CEO Stein Kruse and his wife Linda join the Grand World Voyage for a few days to thank and recognize the line’s top Mariners. During the Top Mariners…   read more of “HAL Mariners Dine…”

Afternoon Chat with Stein Kruse on Amsterdam

Afternoon Chat with Stein Kruse on Amsterdam

Holland America Line recently hosted Mariner Days Events on Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage in Australia. It was a full house in the Queen’s Lounge for the popular Afternoon Chat with Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse, Director of Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft and senior ship officers. HAL’s most valued Mariners had the chance…   read more of “Afternoon Chat with…”