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Stein Kruse Receives the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award in the Pacific Northwest

Stein Kruse Receives the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award in the Pacific Northwest

EY announced that Holland America Group Chief Executive Officer Stein Kruse received the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award in the Pacific Northwest in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Category. The award recognizes business leaders who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kruse was…   read more of “Stein Kruse…”

Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft Celebrates 40 Years With Holland America Line

Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft Celebrates 40 Years With Holland America Line

On May 25, 1977, American audiences got their first look at a sci-fi movie called Star Wars. Forty years later, the original film is still relevant – in fact, it’s iconic. It’s an apt comparison to the career of Gerald Bernhoft, who currently serves as director of Holland America Line’s Mariner Society. Gerald started his…   read more of “Director Mariner…”

HAL Reaches $5 Million Donated to Cancer Support Through ‘On Deck’ Programming

HAL Reaches $5 Million Donated to Cancer Support Through ‘On Deck’ Programming

In honor of World Cancer Day tomorrow, Feb. 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date, the guests and employees of the company have raised more than $5 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming that began in 2006. Currently the On Deck for a Cause program benefits six international cancer…   read more of “HAL Reaches $5…”

HAL’s Culinary Council Named ‘Best Culinary Initiative’ by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief

HAL’s Culinary Council Named ‘Best Culinary Initiative’ by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief

Holland America Line’s Culinary Council — a team of world-class celebrity chefs — was named “Best Culinary Initiative” in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Editor-in-Chief Awards. The annual awards are chosen by Bill Panoff, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and publisher, who honors his favorite travel experiences that left an impression in terms of service, quality and memorable…   read more of “HAL’s…”

Why Choose HAL? Readers of Porthole Name Holland America Line Tops in Nine Categories

Why Choose HAL? Readers of Porthole Name Holland America Line Tops in Nine Categories

With nine top honors Holland America Line once again dominated the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications. The awards include Best Alaska, Canada/New England, Asia/Pacific and Northern Europe Itineraries; Most Eco-Friendly Line; Best Shore Excursions; Best Medical Facilities; Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities;…   read more of “Why Choose HAL?…”

Orlando Ashford Honored with Bethune-Cookman University Leadership Award

Orlando Ashford Honored with Bethune-Cookman University Leadership Award

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford was honored by Bethune-Cookman University at the fourth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala in Daytona Beach, Florida, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Ashford, who received the Leadership Award, was recognized for his dedication and continuous contribution to education and the community. During the ceremony, Ashford was among five…   read more of “Orlando Ashford…”

2015 Pacific Ocean Pilot Rescue Earns Holland America Line an AMVER Award

2015 Pacific Ocean Pilot Rescue Earns Holland America Line an AMVER Award

The captain and crew of Holland America Line’s ms Veendam were honored by the Association for Rescue at Sea with a prestigious AFRAS AMVER Award for the 2015 rescue of a pilot who ditched his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System was implemented by the U.S. Coast…   read more of “2015 Pacific Ocean…”

In Honor of Earth Day — Holland America Line Wins Sixth Green Gateway Award

In Honor of  Earth Day — Holland America Line Wins Sixth Green Gateway Award

The Port of Seattle presented Holland America Line with its sixth consecutive Green Gateway Award. The Port of Seattle also presented Seattle’s hometown cruise line with the Technology Innovator award. The Port of Seattle presents the Green Gateway Awards annually to cruise and commercial lines that call at the port and whose environmental efforts are…   read more of “In Honor of Earth…”