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HAL Wins Awards for O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Alaska Cruises

HAL Wins Awards for O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Alaska Cruises

Holland America Line recently collected a trio of awards from Seatrade Europe, AFAR Media and Kreuzfahrt Traume that recognized the brand’s marketing initiatives, Alaska cruises and culinary excellence, respectively. Holland America Line’s partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine won the 2017 Seatrade Cruise Award for Marketing Initiative of the Year; the AFAR Travelers’ Choice Cruise…   read more of “HAL Wins Awards for…”

Holland America Line Wins 13 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Holland America Line Wins 13 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

It was lucky 13 for Holland America Line when counting wins in Travel Weekly magazine’s 2017 Magellan Awards. The premium cruise line received an impressive nine gold awards in the categories of Premium Ship, Education Program, Direct Mail, Website, three for Marketing-TV Commercial and two for Marketing Campaign-Advertising/Marketing. Four silver awards were earned for Advertising/Marketing,…   read more of “Holland America…”

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…”