Two Holland America Line Ships Explore the Pristine Beauty of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific during 2019-2020 Season

Cruisers looking to channel their inner explorer and visit the ultimate paradise can chart a course to Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific with Holland America Line come this fall. Noordamspends the fall through spring showcasing the lands Down Under, while Maasdamcharts a course on longer itineraries starting in August, including a bucket-list Australia circumnavigation.

Offering a premium, mid-sized ship experience, Noordam uncovers the enchanting isles of the South Pacific en route to Australia’s … Read the rest

Five Carnival Corporation Cruise Brands Partner with Prestigious Wharton Executive Education to Launch Sales Team Certificate Program

Carnival Corporation’s five North American brands are tapping into one of the top business schools in the country to strengthen the support their business development managers provide to travel agent partners. In a unique collaboration with the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnival Corporation has developed a new Sales Strategy and Customer Marketing certificate program. This partnership with Wharton Executive Education ensures that sales teams across Carnival brands have the top … 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

Three Carnival Corporation Cruise Brands Bestow Coveted ‘Excellence Awards’ on Travel Partners

Carnival Corporation’s three largest North American cruise brands and the top cruise retail organizations, travel agencies and agents from across the continent gathered in San Diego, California, last night for the presentation of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards 2018. Sales and marketing representatives from Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises were on hand to celebrate excellence in cruise sales in 12 categories on the national and regional levels as well as sectors of the business … Read the rest

Holland America Line’s Prinsendam to Leave the Fleet July 1, 2019

Holland America Line announced that Prinsendam has been sold and will leave its fleet July 1, 2019 and transfer to the German cruise company Phoenix Reisen. Following the sale, the 37,983-ton, 835-guest Prinsendam is being chartered back to Holland America Line to continue sailing its planned voyages through July 1, 2019.

Prinsendam’s itineraries from July 1, 2019, onward are scheduled to be assimilated by Rotterdam, Volendam and Veendam. Holland America Line is reaching out to booked guests and their travel … Read the rest

Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam Scores 13th Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection 

For Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam, 13 proved to be a lucky number with the ship recently earning its 13th consecutive perfect score of 100 on a surprise routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the third perfect score for Eurodam in 2017 and continues the six-year run of perfect scores that is still setting records in both company history and the cruise industry.

Eurodam’s unannounced … Read the rest

Holland America Line’s New Chocolate Surprise Is the Ultimate Decadent Dessert Parade

Holland America Line is reinventing the traditional dessert buffet by introducing a Chocolate Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise. Rather than guests having to make their way to the buffet and wait in line for a sweet treat, Chocolate Surprise brings bite-sized confections to guests in the main public areas as they enjoy the evening’s entertainment.

After dinner, waiters parade through the Promenade decks with trays of chocolate desserts, passing them out to guests in the … Read the rest

Bookings Open for ms Nieuw Statendam’s Premiere Voyage and Inaugural Season of Caribbean Cruises

Bookings are open for the Premiere Voyage and 2018-19 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Statendam. Due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, the second Pinnacle Class ship in the fleet currently is under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.

When Nieuw Statendam departs the yard, it will be delivered in Venice, Italy, Dec. 1. After arriving at Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Nieuw Statendam departs Dec. 5 on its Premiere Voyage with guests — … Read the rest

Holland America Line Ships Get Decked Out in Orange to Celebrate King’s Day April 27 in Honor of Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander

April 27 marks King’s Day to celebrate the official birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, and Holland America Line will honor the day and the company’s Dutch heritage with shipboard celebrations throughout the fleet.

In addition to decorating the ships with touches of orange, the Dutch national color, menus will commemorate King’s Day with Dutch-themed food and beverage options, while shipboard festivities will be centered around the holiday.

“Holland America Line takes great pride in our Dutch heritage that … Read the rest