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Holland America Line Celebrates a Milestone for New Ship Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam

In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of Holland America Line’s esteemed President’s Club, served as the ship’s Madrina and participated in the festivities. During the coin ceremony, observed to bring…

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Holland America Receives 8 Honors in Porthole 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Holland America Line dominated Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards with eight honors. Readers from Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized Holland America Line in areas that covered everything from destinations to onboard and shoreside experiences. The awards include Best Canada/New England and Northern Europe Itineraries; Best Shore Excursions; Best Spa Facilities; Most Eco-Friendly…

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Prins Christian Sund Offers Holland America Passengers Unforgettable Day in Greenland

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By Kathy M. Newbern & J.S. Fletcher When hurricane force winds prevented our Princess cruise ship many years back from entering New Zealand’s majestic Milford Sound, we were disappointed but so appreciative of safety (and there was the bonus of an unexpected overnight in Hobart, Tasmania). We had much better luck — in fact weather that defined perfection — on…

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