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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…”

Holland America Line Launches ‘Best Price Guarantee’ on Thousands of Worldwide EXC Tours

Holland America Line Launches ‘Best Price Guarantee’ on Thousands of Worldwide EXC Tours

Holland America Line is making sure that guests who pre-book the cruise line’s award-winning EXC Tours will have the lowest rates through a Best Price Guarantee program launching today. Best Price Guarantee is available on all ships and all itineraries except Asia cruises and promises that if a guest finds a comparable shore excursion elsewhere…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital as Part of K’s for Kids with the Seattle Mariners

Holland America Line Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital as Part of K’s for Kids with the Seattle Mariners

Holland America Line Vice President, Public Relations Sally Andrews presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Seattle Mariners’ home game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and the K’s…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Celebrates 2017 Plan a Cruise Month with Two Premium Promotions

Holland America Line Celebrates 2017 Plan a Cruise Month with Two Premium Promotions

Holland America Line is supporting October’s National Plan a Cruise Month organized by Cruise Lines International Association with two premium offers: onboard spending money for 2017-18 Caribbean cruise bookings and additional onboard spending money for all Explore 4 promotion bookings covering several cruise destinations in 2018 and 2019. The month-long event offers promotions that aim…   read more of “Holland America…”

A Message from the Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations

A Message from the Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations

More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. “In Key West, we are looking…   read more of “A Message from the…”