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Rotterdam Celebrates HAL’s 140th

Rotterdam Celebrates HAL’s 140th

Celebrating the 140th anniversary of Holland America Line, we dedicated several events to this special occasion. First, a Dutch-themed dinner in the dining room, then a birthday party by the pool, and finally a special dessert extravaganza presented to our guests, showcasing the talent of our galley team, led by Executive Chef Daniel Hrgic and…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Prinsendam’s Crew Celebrate 140 Years

Here is the Prinsendam team proudly celebrating 140 years of success with the officers serving the crew a delicious meal. Here’s wishing HAL many more to come!

A Walking Tour Celebrating HAL’s 140th Anniversary

A Walking Tour Celebrating HAL’s 140th Anniversary

Thanks to Jerrol Golden, HAL’s manager of international public relations, for this fun post. As part of the 140th Anniversary celebrations, a group of Holland America Line VIPs and media participated in a walking tour of Rotterdam between ss Rotterdam and the Hotel New York along the Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht with 13 stops along the…   read more of “A Walking Tour…”

140th Celebration Photo on Ryndam

140th Celebration Photo on Ryndam

Thanks to Ryndam‘s Safety Officer Andrew Barker for sending in this 140th Anniversary celebration photo. The MS Ryndam deck department celebrated the 140th anniversary of Holland America Line with a gift from the people of Portimao, Portugal. — Andrew Barker

Happy Queen’s Day!

Happy Queen’s Day!

Happy Queen’s Day! Today marks the day that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years and passing the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. He will be the Netherlands’ first king since Willem III died in 1890. Holland America Line is proud of its roots in the Netherlands, from its founding…   read more of “Happy Queen’s…”