Holland America Line celebrated the occasion with fanfare, cheering crew and a ribbon cutting to welcome guests on board the transatlantic cruise.
Holland America Line has confirmed that when Rotterdam is named next spring, princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the godmother of the ship.
Holland America Line’s Koningsdam departed the Port of San Diego earlier for the line’s first West Coast cruise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Holland America Line has confirmed plans to return its entire fleet to operation by late next spring. Volendam and Zaandam will be the final ships to return, in May.
Travellers looking to get back to sea on their favourite Holland America Line ship can anticipate a restart date of May next year for Volendam and Zaandam.
Holland America Line has taken delivery of Rotterdam, officially making it the eleventh ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.
Holland America Line is gearing up to restart cruising out of Port of San Diego. The line will offer a season of cruises to Mexico, Hawaii and along the California coast aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam.
It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy after successfully completing two sets of sea trials.
Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens).
A number of cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation, including Seabourn and Holland America Line, have revealed a new wave of cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Holland America Line has named Werner Timmers, a captain with nearly 40 years sailing for the cruise line, to take the helm of Rotterdam when the ship enters service in July next year.
The line is extending its pause of operations for all departures until April 30th. This includes trips to Alaska, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean.