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Nieuw Amsterdam’s 140th Anniversary Celebrations

Nieuw Amsterdam’s 140th Anniversary Celebrations

We held our 140th anniversary event in the showroom at sea. All guests were invited for a special presentation with a very special surprise. The event started off with Cruise Consultant Matt Caplinger introducing the event and showing a video about the history of HAL. Afterwards Matt turned over the microphone to our Captain Vincent…   read more of “Nieuw…”

Lordy Lordy, Look Who’s 140!

Lordy Lordy, Look Who’s 140!

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line! My wife and I enjoyed our 33rd Anniversary, an Alaska cruise, on board the MS Volendam last May – June 2012. We celebrated our June 2 big day in Skagway and with a excellent dinner in the Pinnacle Grill that evening. Again we are going to celebrate our 34th…   read more of “Lordy Lordy, Look…”

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line

Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line

Today is our 140th Birthday! Throughout the day we’ll be posting all of the wonderful photos and well-wishes that we received to mark the occasion!! STATENDAM: RYNDAM: Ryndam’s 140 anniversary cake is finished. It is more than 24 feet wide and 6 feet high. It has the Ryndam in the middle of course with the…   read more of “Happy 140th…”

Celebrating 140 Years: The Mediterranean

Celebrating 140 Years: The Mediterranean

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: The Mediterranean In the Vatican, Renaissance art is on display, while in boutiques the latest fashion awaits. The joyous patterning of tile…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Venice Then and Now

Celebrating 140 Years: Venice Then and Now

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Holland America Line’s rich 140-year history is captured perfectly in these two photos. There is a span of 83 years between these two images yet some things never change. Our guests lined the decks in 1929 onboard the ss Statendam III as she…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

‘Dutch Heritage’ 140 Years Celebration Cocktail

‘Dutch Heritage’ 140 Years Celebration Cocktail

To celebrate our 140th anniversary, we’ve developed a special cocktail to serve onboard: the Dutch Heritage. So you can toast with us, here’s the recipe for you to make this tasty concoction at home. If you make it, take a photo of you toasting with it, and send to info@hollandamericablog.com so we can share on…   read more of “‘Dutch…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Premium Dining Experiences

Celebrating 140 Years: Premium Dining Experiences

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Premium Dining Experiences In addition to our main dining room and Pinnacle Grill restaurant, our ships offer additional alternative dining options that…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”