Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Receives Seattle Business Magazine 2019 Executive Excellence Award


 Ashford honored for his strong leadership and strategic vision of Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line

Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12, 2019 — Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford was among one of Washington state’s top business leaders to receive Seattle Business magazine’s 2019 Executive Excellence Award. Seattle Business magazine recently honored these leaders from corporations and nonprofits at its annual event at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

To commemorate the award, Ashford was selected to appear on the February cover of the magazine.

“I am deeply honored that Seattle Business and executives throughout Seattle recognized my commitment to ensuring that Holland America Line has a strong vision for growth and for being a good corporate citizen in our community and around the world,” said Ashford. “I accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues at Holland America Line – both ashore and on board our ships – whose exceptional talent and dedication to our guests on a daily basis ensures our on-going success and leadership as the best premium cruise brand in the industry.”

As the Pacific Northwest’s premier C-suite leadership event, the Executive Excellence Awards honor senior executives who have demonstrated extraordinary, consistent leadership in guiding their organizations to success.

“Each of these remarkable leaders inspires teamwork, has integrity and communicates a strategic vision to every employee in their organization,” said Seattle Business magazine Editor in Chief Rob Smith. “They also share their expertise and knowledge in the community at large. All have had a major influence on the success of the Puget Sound region.”

Complete coverage of the 2019 Executive Excellence Awards is available at seattlebusinessmag.com.

About Seattle Business
Seattle Business is a monthly magazine read by business executives across Washington state. Events tied to its editorial coverage include the Executive Excellence Awards, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards, Daring Women, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Tech Impact Awards, Community Impact Awards and Family Business Awards. Seattle Business is owned by Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Publications, which also publishes Seattle, Seattle Bride and more than 20 other regional magazines.

Editor’s note:  Photos are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/2pbfsngk.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:  CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries, the company’s cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations, EXC In-Depth Voyages, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia & New Zealand and Asia voyages; two annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Nieuw Statendam in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in 2021.

The company's brand evolution in recent years secured its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through exclusive partnerships with O, The Oprah Magazine and America’s Test Kitchen and at unique BBC Earth live music and on-screen experiences. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for guests.