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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…”

Recharge in Secluded Luxury at The Retreat on Your Next Cruise

Recharge in Secluded Luxury at The Retreat on Your Next Cruise

As many cruisers know, Holland America Line combines personalized service and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with innovative and engaging onboard amenities. One of the amenities that best shows Holland America Line’s unique ambiance is “The Retreat.” Currently on Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, The Retreat is an outdoor area that is perfect for…   read more of “Recharge in…”