To celebrate our 140th anniversary, we participated in the Annual Bloemencorso Flower Parade in the Netherlands. It attracts more than 1 million people who come out to witness this tradition. The theme this year was Bon Appetit, which is very appropriate given our culinary excellence. There were 20 flower floats plus decorated cars and local… read more of “Our Spectacular…”
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In celebration of our 140th anniversary, an official christening of the new Holland America Line “Signature” tulip took place in the Netherlands on Friday, April 19 at the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse participated in the ceremony along with the President of the Board of Directors of Keukenhof Walter… read more of “Official…”
The Port of Vancouver had a plaque exchange yesterday morning to acknowledge our 140th birthday. Thanks to our partners at Vancouver for celebrating with us this important milestone. We received this nice note from Carmen Ortega, manager, business development, for Port Metro Vancouver: Port Metro Vancouver and Holland America Line have a relationship that spans… read more of “Celebrating 140…”
Bert van Mackelenbergh is Veendam’s hotel director.
Thanks to Ingrid Zeeuw, Product & Marketing Manager North & Central Europe, for these photos and post. Yesterday in Holland America Line’s Rotterdam office, President and CEO Stein Kruse celebrated the 140th anniversary of the company with a beautiful cake. The cake had a very unique element — a QR code! Anyone who scans the… read more of “Stein Kruse Cuts…”
Here are some of the desserts we created to celebrate the 140th Anniversary today.
Thanks to Hotel Director Jessica Schumann for the post and Photo Manager Ian Kee for the photos about Statendam’s 140th Anniversary celebrations. This is the first of three big events of the day. The presentation started off with mini birthday cupcakes and an introduction from Captain Schoonderbeek, followed by our cast doing the jive.
Culinary Operations Manager Cliff Strerath snapped this photo of Pastry Chef Ferdinand De Jesus, left, who created the cake, and Executive Chef Peter Kofler. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and tasty treat!