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Nine killed on Holland America Line sightseeing flight

Nine killed on Holland America Line sightseeing flight

26 June 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

26 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

23 March 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

3 December 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.

Orlando Ashford to take up role as president of Holland America Line

Orlando Ashford to take up role as president of Holland America Line

26 November 2014 Cruise News

Holland America Line has announced that Orlando Ashford will join the company as president to lead the award-winning cruise line from December 1st. He joins the company from Mercer, the global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, where he was president of the Talent Business Segment.

Holland America Line reveals name for new Pinnacle class ship

Holland America Line reveals name for new Pinnacle class ship

15 September 2014 Cruise News

Holland America Line has revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line’s 141-year history.

Holland America Line’s ms Volendam to add Lanai Staterooms and mix bar area

Holland America Line’s ms Volendam to add Lanai Staterooms and mix bar area

6 June 2014 Press Release Cruise News

When Holland America Line’s ms Volendam completes dry-dock in December 2014, the ship will feature 21 new exclusive lanai staterooms, the contemporary bar area Mix and updated bathrooms in all suites and select other stateroom categories. With the conversion of existing outside staterooms to the new lanai accommodations, Volendam’s guest capacity of 1,432 will not change.

Kruse steps up to leadership of Holland America Group

Kruse steps up to leadership of Holland America Group

12 November 2013 Cruise News

Carnival Corporation has announced that effective December 1st Stein Kruse, currently president and chief executive of Holland America Line, is being appointed chief executive of the Holland America Group, adding Princess Cruises and Holland America Princess Alaska land operations to his current responsibilities of Holland America Line and Seabourn. Kruse will report to Carnival Corporation president Arnold Donald.

Holland America Statendam comes to rescue in Glacier Bay

Holland America Statendam comes to rescue in Glacier Bay

6 August 2013 Press Release Cruise News

While leaving from Margerie Glacier to depart Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam assisted 103 persons on a disabled sightseeing boat Friday, Aug. 2. Statendam responded to a call for aid at approximately 1:45 p.m. local time to stand by to possibly assist the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind, which was experiencing mechanical troubles and had lost power in the ice near John Hopkins Glacier.