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Vote for Nieuw Amsterdam in a Readers’ Choice Travel Awards Contest

Holland America Line is an award-winning company. Whether it’s receiving an environmental award, topping the list of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies or winning several Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, it’s always an honor to receive the accolades.

Some awards are selected by a professional committee, while others are selected by the public. Holland America Line is up for an award right now, and we need your vote to win!

10best USA Today and 10Best are running a readers’ choice travel award contest, and Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam is up for Best Cruise Ship for Families. The ship, which was selected by an expert panel, is one of 20 up for the title. Voters have until April 27, 2015, to vote once a day for the candidate of their choice, so get voting for Nieuw Amsterdam!

Vote by clicking HERE.

What makes Nieuw Amsterdam an obvious choice for this award? Perhaps it’s Club HAL, the fun and friendly program for kids ages three to 17 that provides age-appropriate activities and events for our junior cruisers. Or the kids-only cooking classes in the Culinary Arts Center. Pool time, beach time, family time … there’s something for every age on a Holland America Line cruise.

From kids-only culinary classes to activities in Club HAL, Nieuw Amsterdam makes cruising fun for kids!

From kids-only culinary classes to activities in Club HAL, Nieuw Amsterdam makes cruising fun for kids!

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SparkiesLogoSparkies’ LIVE UNITED Award

At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkies Award by the United Way of King County, Washington. The Sparkies Award recognizes organizations that make a difference locally through enthusiastic and innovative community work.

From left: Holland America Line and Seabourn employees Manager, Hotel Services and Administration Teresa Haughey; Human Resources Specialist Stephe Newell-Niggemeyer; Sr. Director, HR Seagoing Todd Kimmel; Manager, Corporate Giving Pamela Baade; and Sr. Manager, Contracts and Analytics Stijn Creupelandt.

From left: Holland America Line and Seabourn employees Manager, Hotel Services and Administration Teresa Haughey; Human Resources Specialist Stephe Newell-Niggemeyer; Sr. Director, HR Seagoing Todd Kimmel; Manager, Corporate Giving Pamela Baade; and Sr. Manager, Contracts and Analytics Stijn Creupelandt.

Holland America Line won the Sparkies’ LIVE UNITED Award for increasing donations during the company’s annual United Way campaign and for rewarding employee volunteers who give at least 30 hours of service by donating to their nonprofit of choice.

HAL employees participate in a variety of United Way activities, including the barbecue kickoff and citywide Day of Caring.

HAL employees participate in a variety of United Way activities, including the barbecue kickoff and citywide Day of Caring.

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World’s Most Ethical Companies

For the fourth consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The company secured its spot on the 2015 list by implementing and promoting the highest ethical business standards and practices both internally and in the community.

Named in the Lodging, Leisure & Recreation category, Holland America Line and Seabourn are among 132 total honorees representing more than 50 industry sectors from around the world. Kelly Clark, chief ethics officer and senior vice president, safety, environmental and regulatory services, accepted the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies award at the Ethisphere Institute’s annual Gala Dinner March 9 in New York City.

From left: Mona Ehrenreich, general counsel, sr. vice president legal, Holland America Group; Emmely Kik, manager ethics and compliance, Holland America Group; Tim Erblich, chief executive officer; Ethisphere; Kelly Clark, chief ethics officer, sr. vice president safety, environment and regulatory services, Holland America Group; and Karen Reich, director insurance and risk management, Holland America Group.

From left: Mona Ehrenreich, general counsel, sr. vice president legal, Holland America Group; Emmely Kik, manager ethics and compliance, Holland America Group; Tim Erblich, chief executive officer, Ethisphere; Kelly Clark, chief ethics officer, sr. vice president safety, environment and regulatory services, Holland America Group; and Karen Reich, director insurance and risk management, Holland America Group.

In selecting World’s Most Ethical Company winners, Ethisphere Institute organized their criteria for 2015 into five core categories: Code of Ethics and Compliance Program; Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility; Culture of Ethics; Governance; and Leadership, Innovation and Reputation.

Don’t forget to vote for Nieuw Amsterdam in the USA Today awards! Click HERE.

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