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VIDEO UPDATES: Zaandam and Rotterdam

VIDEO UPDATES: Zaandam and Rotterdam

(March 29, 6:45 PT/9:45 pm ET) This video from Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford regarding the transit of the Panama Canal was shared on board Zaandam and Rotterdam. (March 29, 2:45 pm PT/5:45 pm ET): Please take a moment to watch an update from Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford that was broadcast on in-stateroom…   read more of “VIDEO UPDATES:…”

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…”

Video: What is Travel’s Higher Purpose? Orlando Ashford Gives Moving Speech

Video: What is Travel’s Higher Purpose? Orlando Ashford Gives Moving Speech

What is travel’s higher purpose? Why do we do it? Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford addressed these questions and more during his thought-provoking and moving speech at Koningsdam’s dedication ceremony in Rotterdam in April. Holland America Line captured the words on video so everyone could hear his thoughts: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry,…   read more of “Video: What is…”

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

Highlight Video: Queen Máxima Reigns Over Koningsdam’s Dedication Ceremony

In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line held a Dedication Ceremony for ms Koningsdam May 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands officially blessed the bell and named Koningsdam onboard the ship in front of invited dignitaries, cruise guests, travel partners and media. The celebration began…   read more of “Highlight Video:…”

A Conversation with Architect Bjørn Storbraaten and More Koningsdam Photos

A Conversation with Architect Bjørn Storbraaten and More Koningsdam Photos

It’s been an exciting few weeks since Koningsdam set sail on its first cruise, and we know fans want to see more of the ship and hear more from the architects. Architectural designer Bjørn Storbratten worked with Holland America Line on Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, and for Koningsdam he was responsible for some of the…   read more of “A Conversation with…”

Koningsdam’s Design Secrets Revealed in New Video Series with Adam D. Tihany

Koningsdam’s Design Secrets Revealed in New Video Series with Adam D. Tihany

For Koningsdam, Holland America Line leveraged the talents of internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany to create unique and striking spaces throughout the ship. In a new video series — “Conversations with Adam D. Tihany” — we give viewers a glimpse into the vision of the designer and his inspiration behind the ship’s interiors….   read more of “Koningsdam’s…”

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Amsterdam’s 2016 Grand World Voyage set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jan. 5. on a 115-day adventure with some of our favorite guest bloggers onboard. Jeff Farschman, President’s Club member and World Adventure blogger, is back for his 10th Grand World Voyage, and he’s joined by familiar names like Jan and Dick Yetke and Gary…   read more of “Lookbook: Favorite…”