Cozy Up in Holland America Line’s Fourth ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Showcasing the Ship’s Staterooms and Suites

Inside, ocean-view, spa, verandah and suite accommodations to feature distinct décor

Seattle, Wash., Feb. 1, 2016 – Holland America Line debuted the fourth “Countdown to Koningsdam” video in the series that details the ship’s staterooms and suites. The short videos were created to provide updates and share the excitement as ms Koningsdam nears delivery in April 2016.

Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, the video, “Countdown to Koningsdam Episode 4,” features Holland America Line’s Deputy Director of … Read the rest

Carnival LIVE Expands to Include Performances by Award-Winning Comedian Kathy Griffin in February 2016

MIAMI (December 3, 2015) – Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its popular Carnival LIVE entertainment concept to include two hilarious performances by two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin in February 2016.

Bringing the best in live entertainment to the seas, Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind on-board experience that provides guests an opportunity to enjoy performances by major artists at a great value. Performances are held in the ships’ main theaters – ranging in guest capacity from 900 to … Read the rest

The Problem with Cruising in China Is … Chinese Cruisers

Chinese Cruise Passengers
As a recent incident onboard a Royal Caribbean International cruise from Shanghai, China, illustrated, Chinese cruise passengers are an entirely different species from North Americans or Europeans. Because of a looming typhoon, the decision was taken by RCI to reroute the cruise from three calls in Japan to three calls in South Korea.

Not placated by RCI’s compensation of free lobster dinners and complimentary Wi-Fi, some 300 guests refused to leave Quantum of the Seas after it returned to Shanghai, … Read the rest

Holland America Line’s ms Noordam Comes to the Rescue of 40 Sightseers and a Park Ranger in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Seattle, Wash., June 15, 2015 — While in the vicinity of Jaw Point at Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line’s ms Noordam assisted 41 persons on a disabled sightseeing boat Wednesday, June 10. Noordam responded to a call for aid at approximately 12:35 p.m. local time to assist the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind, which was experiencing mechanical troubles near Johns Hopkins Glacier.

The ship lowered a tender, which collected 40 tourists and one Glacier Bay National Park ranger and … Read the rest

Holland America Line Named Best Overall Cruise Value by World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society for 19th Year

SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2011 — World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society members named Holland America Line the Best Overall Cruise Value 2011 for the 19th consecutive year in recognition of the line’s premium cruise experience.

“To continue to earn this award for nearly two decades and to be acknowledged by the members of the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society is an honor,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “Holland America Line is dedicated to … Read the rest