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‘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…”

Nieuw Statendam to Feature More Staterooms, Redesigned Pinnacle Suite and Artfully Inspired Accommodations

Nieuw Statendam to Feature More Staterooms, Redesigned Pinnacle Suite and Artfully Inspired Accommodations

Nieuw Statendam is set to debut in December 2018, and when the ship sets sail from the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, it will feature distinct stateroom enhancements. The newest 2,666-guest Pinnacle-Class ship will have eight more staterooms than sister-ship Koningsdam, and all categories have been reimagined from top to bottom to showcase more thoughtful…   read more of “Nieuw Statendam to…”

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…”

Make an Amazing Recipe from David Burke’s Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Make an Amazing Recipe from David Burke’s Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Culinary Council Member David Burke recently hosted his first Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise. During the voyage, he hosted cooking demonstrations, talks and book signings, as well as an intimate, reservations-only dinner at the Pinnacle Grill. During his cooking demonstration, Chef Burke made a delicious tuna recipe, and now we’re sharing it with you! TUNA…   read more of “Make an Amazing…”

Holland America Line Continues its Brand Evolution with Revamped Onboard Retail Experience

Holland America Line Continues its Brand Evolution with Revamped Onboard Retail Experience

Holland America Line is introducing a new retail experience on board its ships to better align with its ongoing brand evolution. The multi-faceted retail plan introduces new products and services, including an expanded logo collection, locally cultivated items, a new Fujifilm photo space and new supplier partnerships. The retail rollout began with Veendam and expands…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Adds Acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line Adds Acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line is amplifying the star power on its award-winning Culinary Council with the addition of Seattle chef Ethan Stowell. The Seattle-based premium cruise line chose the hometown chef to enhance its culinary offerings aboard its fleet of 14 ships, including the line’s newest ship Nieuw Statendam, which begins sailing Dec. 5, 2018. Stowell…   read more of “Holland America…”