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Noordam Emerges from Drydock with Music Walk’s Billboard Onboard and Upgrades Throughout

Noordam Emerges from Drydock with Music Walk’s Billboard Onboard and Upgrades Throughout

When Noordam re-entered service last month following a scheduled 14-day dry dock, the ship had received a refresh and several upgrades as part of a $300 million brand enhancement initiative. The most notable new additions are Billboard Onboard to the Music Walk area and Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop where guests can create mementos from their…   read more of “Noordam Emerges…”

Holland America Line Launches Navigator Mobile Phone App Across Entire Fleet

Holland America Line Launches Navigator Mobile Phone App Across Entire Fleet

Leveraging technology to further personalize the cruise experience, Holland America Line is expanding the functionality of its popular browser-based Navigator tool into a user-friendly, free app for mobile phones and tablets that can be used on board. iPhone and Android users can download the Navigator app from the iTunes App and Google Play stores, respectively….   read more of “Holland America…”

‘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…”