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Join Us in Support of the Philippines

Join Us in Support of the Philippines

Holland America Line has announced relief support details for the Philippines in the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. A pledge of $1 million or more from Holland America Line’s parent company Carnival Corporation & plc, along with the Miami HEAT basketball team, will support relief efforts in communities affected by the disaster. More…   read more of “Join Us in Support…”

Community Giving is Part of the Holland America Line Culture

Community Giving is Part of the Holland America Line Culture

Part of the Holland America Line culture is to be a good corporate citizen. The company is proud of the relationships built with organizations in the line’s homeports around the country and in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Each year, Holland America Line hosts more than 25 shipboard charity luncheons for nearly 5,000 guests. In addition, Holland…   read more of “Community Giving is…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Crew Gives Back

Nieuw Amsterdam Crew Gives Back

On July 23, 2013 while the Nieuw Amsterdam was visiting Monte Carlo, Monaco, guest relations manager Jody Becker, with the assistance from guest relations assistant Rose Robles, organized the donation of 18 boxes of various items including clothing, books, shoes and toys to the International Charity Organization St. Vincent de Paul Society of Monaco.

Westerdam Hosts Luncheon for the Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center

Westerdam Hosts Luncheon for the Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center

Thanks to Kelsey Differding, HAL’s corporate giving coordinator, for sending in this post. On June 1, Holland America Line welcomed 200 guests aboard Westerdam for the annual Home From the Sea luncheon, a benefit for Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center (CSC). As part of the event, President and CEO Stein Kruse presented gifts to the Most…   read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”

Holland America Line Helps American Cancer Society Celebrate 100 Years

Holland America Line Helps American Cancer Society Celebrate 100 Years

This past weekend we hosted a celebratory luncheon aboard Westerdam at the Port of Seattle in honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday. The event was held with the Puget Sound chapter of the organization. “We were honored to host this milestone luncheon for the American Cancer Society,” said Stein Kruse, president and CEO…   read more of “Holland America…”

Supporting the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

Supporting the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

Holland America Line has been a proud sponsor of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus since 2003. On Saturday May 11, the SMC had their annual black tie auction and dinner, and this year’s theme was “Springtime in Paris.” The organization raises funds for local LGBT community programs, youth “It Gets Better” outreach…   read more of “Supporting the…”

HAL Employees Receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award

HAL Employees Receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Congrats to our Holland America Line employee volunteers who recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska. Holland America Line employees sponsored and served evening meals at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House during 2012, donating more than 200 hours of service time….   read more of “HAL Employees…”

HAL Employees Clean Up Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park

HAL Employees Clean Up Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park

On Earth Day, employees from Holland America Line, Seabourn and other Seattle-based cruise lines cleaned up Golden Gardens Park off the city’s beach. The event was hosted by Cruise Line International Association as part of their “Cruise Forward” initiative, in partnership with the volunteer organizers from Seattle Works, representatives from the Port of Seattle and…   read more of “HAL Employees Clean…”