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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…”

New Holland America Line Uniforms Win Image Award

New Holland America Line Uniforms Win Image Award

It’s time for Holland America Line’s shipboard uniforms to hit the runway! New uniforms that were co-designed by Cintas received the Image of the Year (IOY) Award in the cruise line category at a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this month.

Holland America Line’s Incredible Crew

Holland America Line’s Incredible Crew

On every cruise, Holland America Line crew members work endlessly to ensure that each guest has a memorable vacation. Whether it’s knowing that you take your morning coffee with cream and sugar or helping recommend the perfect shore excursion, everyone is dedicated to providing guests with gracious and personalized service.

‘Tis the Season of Community Giving: Part 1

‘Tis the Season of Community Giving: Part 1

The holidays are a time of giving, and while giving is part of the corporate culture at Holland America Line year-round, this time of year presents extra opportunities to spread a little cheer to those in need.