‘Top Chef’ Winner Kristen Kish Joins Holland America Line’s Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line is adding “Top Chef” season 10 winner and acclaimed restaurateur Kristen Kish to its award-winning Culinary Council — a collection of elite, international celebrity chefs who bring global influence to dining experiences across the fleet.

Kish’s playful yet refined cuisine will be featured on the menus in the Dining Room, showcasing French and Italian traditions with a nod to her world travels and diverse upbringing. Kish’s dishes also will be featured exclusively at Pinnacle Gala, a new, … Read the rest

Holland America Line Offers Up to $400 Onboard Spending Money on Sailings to all Cruise Regions in Celebration of Choose Cruise Month 

Holland America Line is supporting October’s Choose Cruise Month organized by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) with an offer on more than 800 cruises sailing to all of the premium line’s global destinations that features up to $400 onboard spending money for booking an ocean view or above stateroom.

The Choose Cruise Month offer also can be combined with the Explore4 promotion to receive greater benefits that include complimentary beverages and specialty dining, reduced deposits and free or reduced fares … Read the rest

Holland America Line Partners with Rolling Stone to Launch Rock Room Live Music Venue at Sea 

Holland America Line is introducing Rolling Stone Rock Room, a new classic rock club developed in partnership with Rolling Stone, the world’s leading authority in music. Rolling Stone Rock Room lets cruisers step into a unique experience as a live band chronicles rock history as they kick out iconic hits by favorite rock stars.

Rolling Stone Rock Room will debut as part of the innovative Music Walk area on Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam when it joins the fleet in … Read the rest

Carnival Foundation Raises Record $335,000 for American Cancer Society

Carnival Foundation’s Corporate Relay for Life at Carnival Corporation headquarters in Doral, Florida, Oct. 13, 2017. Photo by MagicalPhotos.com/Mitchell Zachs

Carnival Foundation, the charitable arm of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, held its second Relay for Life fundraiser Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, raising $335,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The event surpassed Carnival Foundation’s goal and raised more than $235,000 through individual employee fundraising and a donation from the foundation. Carnival … Read the rest

Holland America Line Wins Two Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards for World Cruise Itinerary and Private Island

At a black-tie gala dinner in New York Dec. 15, Travel Weekly revealed the winners of the 14th Annual Readers Choice Awards and Holland America Line took top honors in two categories: Best World Cruise Itinerary and Best Private Island. Eva Jenner, Holland America Line’s vice president of sales, was at the ceremony to accept the awards.

The premium cruise line was selected by Travel Weekly readers during two voting phases, and was one of only a few cruise lines … Read the rest

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across Holland America Line Fleet

BBC Show - World Stage Deck and Forward Koningsdam - Holland America Line
BBC Show – World Stage Deck and Forward
Koningsdam – Holland America Line

Seattle, Wash.  –  Guests on Holland America Line ships can now experience more of the world’s natural wonders, test their knowledge of our planet and participate in some family-friendly competition through the cruise line’s exclusive partnership with BBC Earth.  These unique performances and interactive programs currently are available on ms Koningsdam, ms Noordam, ms Rotterdam, ms Oosterdam, ms Zuiderdam and ms Eurodam and will … Read the rest

Not a Press Conference — An Extravaganza!

During the recent Cruise Shipping Miami convention and exhibition, Holland America Line staged the biggest and most expensive media event ever held in the history of the 31-year-old annual event.

To announce several new entertainment initiatives, Holland America created three custom stage sets to accommodate a six-piece blues band, a three-piece ensemble and a video presentation. Between performances, spokesmen for the cruise line and Lincoln Center gave brief presentations with a question-and-answer period at the end.

Our agency was fully … Read the rest

Two New Dance Pros Added to Holland America Line’s Remaining 2014 ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Theme Cruises

Holland America Line has added the talents of professional dancers Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev to the remaining two 2014 “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises. Both currently performing on the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” Burgess and Chigvintsev will join ms Westerdam for the theme cruise departing Nov. 29 and the Champions Cruise that sets sail Dec. 6. Both cruises sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Caribbean.

Burgess and Chigvintsev will be joined … Read the rest

Sail the Suite Life with Holland America Line

From cozy inside cabins to grand luxury suites, Holland America Line offers a variety of stateroom options to suit every desire. For guests looking to indulge, the suites on Holland America Line ships range from comfortable Vista Suites with floor-to-ceiling windows to sprawling 1,296-square-foot Pinnacle Suites. And despite popular belief, not every suite is a budget-breaker.
To make cruising in one of these spacious accommodations even more affordable, guests who book a suite on qualifying “Explore 4” itineraries receive a … Read the rest

Cruise Shipping Miami 2014

The 2014 Cruise Shipping Miami conference took place Monday, March 10 through Thursday, March 13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The annual event attracts the top movers and shakers in the industry.

Exhibitors included ports and destinations, destination management companies, shore excursion providers, national tourism organizations, shipbuilders, ship equipment manufacturers, entertainment suppliers, amusements and recreations attractions, information technology, food and beverage suppliers, hotel & ship services providers.

Delegates and visitors included ship owners and operators, cruise itinerary/deployment planners, port … Read the rest