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Welcome to the Fleet! Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam

Welcome to the Fleet! Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam yesterday, officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet. A hand-over ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard, and Nieuw Statendam will set sail for Venice today en route to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, for its Premiere Voyage with guests departing Dec. 5. The delivery was…   read more of “Welcome to the…”

‘Choose Cruise’ in October and Receive up to $400 Onboard Spending Money

‘Choose Cruise’ in October and Receive up to $400 Onboard Spending Money

Holland America Line is supporting October’s Choose Cruise Month organized by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) with an offer on more than 800 cruises sailing to all of the premium line’s global destinations that features up to $400 onboard spending money for booking an ocean view or above stateroom. The Choose Cruise Month offer also…   read more of “‘Choose…”

‘The Seattle Times’ Goes Behind the Scenes on Eurodam to Experience a Turnaround Day in Seattle

‘The Seattle Times’ Goes Behind the Scenes on Eurodam to Experience a Turnaround Day in Seattle

Staff writer Derek Hall of The Seattle Times recently went behind the scenes on Eurodam at the Port of Seattle to uncover what makes a successful seven-night Holland America Line cruise. Read some excerpts from his article and then see it in its entirety on The Seattle Times website. For Crew of 2,100-Passenger Cruise Ship,…   read more of “‘The Seattle…”

Explore4 Promotion Entices Travelers with Complimentary Beverages, Specialty Dining and Reduced 3rd/4th Fares

Explore4 Promotion Entices Travelers with Complimentary Beverages, Specialty Dining and Reduced 3rd/4th Fares

Holland America Line’s popular Explore4 promotion is back, making now the ideal time to book a future dream cruise vacation. Explore4 features four enticing offers on more than 600 cruises and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys from holiday 2018 through spring 2020. Travelers looking to plan ahead for next year or beyond can take advantage of all…   read more of “Explore4 Promotion…”

Ready Set Sail Offers Pre-Paid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits and Exceptional Cruise Fares

Ready Set Sail Offers Pre-Paid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits and Exceptional Cruise Fares

Travelers looking to plan ahead and book their future Holland America Line cruise vacation can take advantage of the Ready Set Sail promotion featuring pre-paid gratuities, reduced deposits and exceptional rates on nearly all of the cruise line’s worldwide itineraries. Guests who book a Holland America Line cruise by June 14, 2018, will be eligible…   read more of “Ready Set Sail…”

Why Do Cruise Ships Have Godmothers?

Why Do Cruise Ships Have Godmothers?

Today’s modern cruise ships have godmothers that participate in the naming ceremony and wish them well with a champagne (traditionally) bottle break against the hull. Holland America Line has had notable godmothers such as Queens Maxima and Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, tennis legend Chris Evert and Academy Award winner Marlee…   read more of “Why Do Cruise Ships…”

Nieuw Statendam Celebrates Coin Ceremony at Fincantieri Shipyard

Nieuw Statendam Celebrates Coin Ceremony at Fincantieri Shipyard

In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of Holland America Line’s esteemed President’s Club, served as the ship’s Madrina and participated in the festivities. During the coin…   read more of “Nieuw Statendam…”