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Stay Tuned! A New Holland America Blog is Coming!

Stay Tuned! A New Holland America Blog is Coming!

Please pardon the silence. We’re in the middle of launching a new Holland America Blog off of HollandAmerica.com and it’s taking more time than anticipated. We know you’ll love the new design and it will be worth the wait! Keep checking back daily!

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Nieuw Statendam

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-passenger ms Nieuw Statendam at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The Pinnacle Class ship is scheduled for delivery in November 2018. Nieuw Statendam is the second Pinnacle Class…   read more of “Keel Laying…”

And So It Begins! First Steel Cut for Holland America Line’s New ms Nieuw Statendam

And So It Begins! First Steel Cut for Holland America Line’s New ms Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line celebrated a significant construction milestone Friday as the first steel was cut for ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and the block being built there will later be moved to the Marghera yard where the ship will be…   read more of “And So It Begins!…”

Koningsdam Lookbook: New Ship Photos of Public Rooms & Milestone Sea Trials

Koningsdam Lookbook: New Ship Photos of Public Rooms & Milestone Sea Trials

The countdown to Koningsdam‘s arrival is on, with only a couple of more months to go until Holland America Line takes delivery. The Pinnacle-class ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard Saturday, Jan. 16, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. The line’s newest ship, that will debut in Venice in early…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Another milestone was reached in the construction of Koningsdam with the float-out and transfer of the ship from its dry dock to its outfitting dock at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. At the outfitting dock, final construction and interior furnishing will take place until the ship is delivered March 31, 2016. This short video shows…   read more of “Newbuild Milestone:…”

Holland America Line Celebrates Earth Day

Holland America Line Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, and it’s a day to work toward saving — and celebrating — the environment. Holland America Line is a company that strives for environmental excellence both ashore and onboard everyday through a variety of initiatives.

Digital Workshop: What’s Windows 8.1?

Special thanks to Noordam’s Techspert Krista who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. If you follow tech news at all you might have heard of Windows 8.1. If you don’t, you might be thinking “what! They’re changing Windows AGAIN?” Well, hold on a second, because I think you’re going to like what you see…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Marco’s Moments: Evening Lights in Freeport

Marco’s Moments: Evening Lights in Freeport

Nieuw Amsterdam is currently in drydock in Freeport, Bahamas. This is the first drydock for the Nieuw Amsterdam since she came out. So far we are making very good progress with the works. We will come out as a sparkly new ship again. Last night I went out with my camera to take some gorgeous…   read more of “Marco’s…”