Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Named Holland America Line’s New ms Koningsdam at a Ceremony in Rotterdam

Elegant event celebrated Holland America Line’s rich Dutch history steps from where the company was founded more than 143 years ago

Seattle, Wash., May 23, 2016 — 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 on board the ship in front of invited dignitaries, cruise guests, travel partners and media.… Read the rest

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Named Godmother of Holland America Line’s New ms Koningsdam

Twelfth Holland America Line ship to be christened by a member of the Dutch Royal Family

Seattle, Wash., April 18, 2016 — Holland America Line’s tradition will continue when Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands christens Holland America Line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, in a ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 20, 2016, on board the ship. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the line.

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Holland America Line Named as 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for Fifth Consecutive Year

Seattle, Wash., March 8, 2016 – For the fifth consecutive year, Holland America Line was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and promoting the highest ethical business standards and practices both internally and in the community.

“Every year is another opportunity for Holland America Line to further our ethical practices, and to be recognized for five consecutive years by Ethisphere … Read the rest

Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam Earns the Company’s 10th Perfect Score in 2015 on United States Public Health Inspection

Seven ships in the fleet have achieved scores of 100 this year

Seattle, Wash., Dec. 3, 2015 — On Nov. 30 Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam became the seventh ship in the fleet in 2015 to earn a perfect score of 100 on a routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Zuiderdam’s unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was held during a turnaround call at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the start of a 12-day … Read the rest

Holland America Line Ramps Up Excitement for Newbuild Launch with ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Series

Highlights feature ship’s progress as April 2016 delivery approaches

Seattle, Wash., Nov. 17, 2015 – In anticipation of the launch of ms Koningsdam in April 2016, Holland America Line is debuting a series of short videos called “Countdown to Koningsdam” that will provide construction updates as the ship nears completion. Hosted by Jonathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, each video features one of the ship’s officers or a Holland America Line executive who will share ongoing developments on board … Read the rest

Holland America Line’s ‘Fall Finale’ Program Features 60 Days of Savings on 60 Sailings with $60 Deposits on 2015 Cruises

Guests can save up to $1,000 per stateroom on select sailings.

Seattle, Wash., July 15, 2015 — Travelers looking to take a cruise in 2015 still have time to take advantage of exceptional savings with Holland America Line’s “Fall Finale” promotion that launches today. Under the program, guests can save up to $1,000 per stateroom on at least 60 sailings over the next 60 days secured with a $60 deposit. Bookings must be made by Sept. 10, 2015 (60 days … 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

Seven Holland America Line Ships Offer More Ways to Experience the Panama Canal in 2015–16  

Ships to carry more than 40,000 guests through the man-made marvel
Seattle, Wash., June 1, 2015 — Six Holland America Line ships will sail 11 full transits of the Panama Canal and one ship will offer 14 itineraries that feature both the southern Caribbean and partial transits during fall 2015 through spring 2016.  
With cruises ranging from 10 to 22 days, Holland America Line provides guests more in-depth ways to experience the Panama Canal than any other cruise line. In … Read the rest

Holland America Line Names Captain Emiel de Vries Master of New ms Koningsdam

2,650-guest ship to be delivered in April 2016

Seattle, Wash., May 20, 2015 — When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, Captain Emiel de Vries will be in command. Having been with the company since 1997, de Vries rose through the ranks from fourth officer to captain and has been master of ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam and ms Zuiderdam.

De Vries currently lives near Venice, Italy, to … Read the rest

ms Westerdam Kicks Off Alaska Cruise Season Saturday, May 2; Three Holland America Line Ships to Homeport at Pier 91 in 2015

Seattle-based company contributes $577 million to statewide economy

Seattle, Wash., April 30, 2015 — Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam arrives at the Port of Seattle Saturday, May 2, 2015, marking the start of the city’s summertime Alaska homeport cruise season. The line added capacity to its roundtrip Seattle routes with an additional ship in 2015: ms Statendam arrives Monday, May 18 and ms Amsterdam arrives Sunday, May 31 to begin their Alaska sailings from Seattle.

In addition to the 47 … Read the rest