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It’s National Travel and Tourism Week: Travel Matters

It’s National Travel and Tourism Week: Travel Matters

The U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week takes place from May 5-11, 2019. It is a week when travel and tourism professionals come together to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. To highlight this special occasion, the U.S. Travel Association used each day of the week to…   read more of “It’s National…”

Senior Staff Officers Bring a Combined 80 Years of Service to Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam

Senior Staff Officers Bring a Combined 80 Years of Service to Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam

When Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam sets sail in December 2018, the ship’s senior staff officers will bring a combined 80 years of company loyalty and experience. The cruise line announced that Captain Sybe de Boer, Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert, Hotel Director Don Habets, Chief Engineer Eric van Loenen, and Environmental Officer Dolf Kramer will…   read more of “Senior Staff…”

‘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…”

Koningsdam’s Senior Officers Have a Combined 95 Years of Company Service

Koningsdam’s Senior Officers Have a Combined 95 Years of Company Service

When Koningsdam debuts in April 2016, the ship’s senior staff officers will set sail with a combined 95 years of company loyalty and experience. In addition to the previously announced appointment of Captain Emiel de Vries, the cruise line announced that Hotel Director Stan Kuppens, Chief Engineer Willem Zuidema, Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert and Safety,…   read more of “Koningsdam’s…”

Meet Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford

Meet Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford has spent his working life leading human resources teams for various companies, so it’s not surprising to hear him say, “People are our most important asset.” How Ashford intends to leverage employees’ strengths to propel Holland America Line into the future is the topic of an interview he conducted…   read more of “Meet Holland…”

Honoring Holland America Line’s Crew Members on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Honoring Holland America Line’s Crew Members on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Today is “Day of the Seafarer,” and it’s a day to celebrate the hardworking crew members you meet on every cruise. It is the fifth year that the International Maritime Organization has celebrated this campaign. In 2010, the Diplomatic Conference that met in Manila, the Philippines, agreed that the unique contribution made by seafarers from…   read more of “Honoring Holland…”

What Are You Thankful For? Facebook Fans Reflect

What Are You Thankful For? Facebook Fans Reflect

Cruises offer guests the opportunity to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world while being treated to caring service and making memories with loved ones. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and across the country guests are counting their blessings. In honor of the holiday Holland America Line asked Facebook…   read more of “What Are You…”