Celebrating Meaningful Employee Moments from Sea to Sea

View of people at PRIDE Parade in Seattle.

June brought another month of unforgettable memories and fun at sea, as well as multiple moments celebrating those who make the journey possible – our employees. We’re grateful for our team members and the unique kind of awesome they bring to work every day, from ship to shore.   

Here’s a look at recent meaningful moments celebrating those who share their hearts and talents with us from sea to sea: 

Pride Month 

June is Pride Month in the U.S. and in many parts of the world, celebrating the unique history, culture, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. On June 25, Holland America Line employees and allies came together to walk in the 2023 Seattle Pride Parade in the spirit of community, inclusion and belonging. It’s just one example of ways our employees come together to care for and uplift each other. 

View of people at PRIDE Parade in Seattle.

International Women in Engineering Day 

June 23 marked the annual celebration of International Women in Engineering Day. Grateful for the talent and contributions of all women in engineering, we couldn’t help but recognize and share the story of one of our own: Milagros Talip. Milagros made history at Holland America Line after joining as our first female machinist in 2022. Originally inspired and taught by her father, she developed a deep passion for welding and even contributed to the tallest bamboo sculpture that made the Guinness Book of World Records. Once she set eyes on the water, she didn’t look back. Read Milagros’ story here.

View of Holland America Line machinist on cruise ship.

Day of the Seafarer 

Recognized as an international day of observance on June 25, Day of the Seafarer celebrates the contributions and dedication of professionals in the maritime industry. We are incredibly grateful to our crew members – who come from 70 different countries around the world – for creating unforgettable moments for our guests, communities and each other.  

Photos of Holland America Line crew.

Celebrating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging

Holland America Line’s parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc, was recently named one of the Best Employers for Diversity for 2023 by Forbes for the fifth consecutive year. This prestigious award recognizes top employers in the U.S. for their success in cultivating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity.  

To all our employees from ship to shore, thank you for being you 

To learn more about the Holland America Line family and the many adventures you could embark on through a career in the cruise industry, visit our careers site.


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