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Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line claimed the top spot as the favorite cruise line for sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal and Central America in Cruise Critics’ 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destinations Awards. The premium cruise line also took home honors in five additional destination categories for its private island, Half Moon Cay, and…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Bestows Shared Humanity Award to Oprah Winfrey

Holland America Line Bestows Shared Humanity Award to Oprah Winfrey

At a special gathering on board Nieuw Statendam following the special Girls’ Getaway sailing in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, Holland America Line bestowed its Shared Humanity Award on Oprah Winfrey — philanthropist, global media leader and founder and editorial director of the magazine. At the event, Holland America Line presented a $40,000 donation…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Wins 17 Gold and Seven Silver 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Holland America Line Wins 17 Gold and Seven Silver 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Holland America Line earned an impressive 24 gold and silver 2018 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. The premium cruise line took home an all-time high of 17 gold awards in the categories of Premium Ship, Restaurant Design, Education Program and in the Marketing categories of Website, Print Advertising, Campaign–Advertising/Marketing, Promotional Video, Direct Mail and TV…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Group Chief Executive Officer Stein Kruse Receives Netherland-America Foundation Ambassadors’ Award

Holland America Group Chief Executive Officer Stein Kruse Receives Netherland-America Foundation Ambassadors’ Award

Holland America Group Chief Executive Officer Stein Kruse was honored with the Ambassador C. Howard Wilkins, Jr. Award from the Netherland-America Foundation at a dinner at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 12, 2018. His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States, was honorary chair…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu

To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards in U.S., U.K. and Australia

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards in U.S., U.K. and Australia

Holland America Line’s excellence was recognized around the world with four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. The editors in the United States honored Holland America Line with Best Dining and Best Ship Refurbishment for ms Westerdam. In the United Kingdom, the editors also awarded the cruise line…   read more of “Holland America…”

Orlando Ashford Recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as a Top Executive in Corporate America

Orlando Ashford Recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as a Top Executive in Corporate America

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford has been named to the prestigious list of executives on Black Enterprise’s 2017 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. The listing is featured in the November/December issue of the publication. Ashford joins an impressive collection of executives that includes Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise…   read more of “Orlando Ashford…”

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…”