Holland America Line News

Holland America Line celebrates ms Nieuw Statendam steel cutting

Holland America Line celebrates ms Nieuw Statendam steel cutting

15th Jul 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line celebrated a significant construction milestone earlier as the first steel was cut for ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and the block being built there will later be moved to the Marghera yard where the ship will be constructed.

Queen Máxima celebrates launch of ms Koningsdam

Queen Máxima celebrates launch of ms Koningsdam

24th May 2016 Cruise News

In a ceremony rich with history and meaning, Holland America Line has held a dedication ceremony for ms Koningsdam 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.

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

18th Apr 2016 Cruise News

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

Holland America Line welcomes ms Koningsdam to fleet

Holland America Line welcomes ms Koningsdam to fleet

1st Apr 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam earlier, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first time. Koningsdam is registered in the Netherlands.

ms Koningsdam passes sea trails as launch approaches

ms Koningsdam passes sea trails as launch approaches

25th Jan 2016 Cruise News

Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard earlier after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. Koningsdam left Marghera on January 2nd and performed the first set of sea trials over three days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where standard hull maintenance was performed.

Holland America Line plans $300m fleet overhaul

Holland America Line plans $300m fleet overhaul

2nd Nov 2015 Cruise News

As part of a $300-million brand development initiative, Holland America Line is planning exciting improvements to its top staterooms with new furnishings, décor, amenities and upgrades for all suites on the line’s Signature, Vista and R-Class ships. The first ships to undergo the suite transformation will be ms Eurodam and ms Oosterdam, followed by ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam and ms Noordam.

Holland America Line improves Flight Ease programme for passengers

Holland America Line improves Flight Ease programme for passengers

25th Aug 2015 Airline News Cruise News

Holland America Line has given a new look to its air booking program, Flight Ease. The enhanced features make the process more user-friendly for travel professionals to navigate, search and book flights. In addition to the new design, the functionality of the site is now more intuitive, allowing users to select departure and return flights separately, add a stopover flight segment, easily compare real-time flexible and restricted fares, and review more detailed schedule displays.

Nine killed on Holland America Line sightseeing flight

Nine killed on Holland America Line sightseeing flight

26th Jun 2015 Cruise News

A sightseeing plane carry passengers from a Holland America Line cruise ship has crashed with the loss of nine lives in east Alaska. Eight passengers from the Westerdam were killed along with the pilot of the aircraft. The wreckage of the aircraft was located by rescue teams earlier, situated approximately 250 metres above Ella Lake, north-east of the town of Ketchikan.

Holland America Line appoints ms Koningsdam captain

Holland America Line appoints ms Koningsdam captain

26th May 2015 Cruise News

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.

ms Koningsdam to welcome new Billboard Onboard show

ms Koningsdam to welcome new Billboard Onboard show

23rd Mar 2015 Cruise News

Holland America Line is using 50 years of chart-topping hits as the framework for a new live interactive music experience called Billboard Onboard that will debut as part of the Music Walk complex on the line’s first Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam. The new programming is in partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music.

Holland America Line prepares for launch of new ms Koningsdam

Holland America Line prepares for launch of new ms Koningsdam

3rd Dec 2014 Cruise News

Guests can now make bookings for the highly anticipated Premier Voyage and Premiere Sailings of Holland America’s Line’s ms Koningsdam, due for delivery in February 2016. Reservations officially opened earlier and the first sailing of the line’s new flagship will be one seven-day cruise followed by a six cruise series of 12-day itineraries throughout the Mediterranean.