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    Holland America Raises Over $2 Million for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

    Holland America Line has topped the $2 million mark in contributions raised for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, a global leader in the fight against breast cancer, underscoring the line’s place on Komen’s prestigious Million Dollar Council Elite.
    On July 6, Holland America Line’s President and CEO Stein Kruse celebrated the fundraising milestone aboard the line’s newest ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, with Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. While on board, Kruse and Brinker led the 5K walk around the gleaming new teak decks with more than 500 shipboard guests and crew, raising nearly $40,000. Following was a special pink lemonade and champagne reception. Special celebrations were also held that week across the line’s fleet of ships.

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    Royalty to Name Holland America Line's Newest Ship

    Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will name Holland America Line’s new Signature-class ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, in a ceremony in Venice, Italy, July 4, 2010. The 2,106-guest ship is the fourth to carry that name for the line and is being built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. in Marghera, Italy.
    “The Dutch Royal Family is continuing a long and proud tradition of naming Holland America Line ships that started more than 80 years ago, and we are truly honored that Princess Máxima will name Nieuw Amsterdam,” said Stein Kruse, president and chief executive officer of Holland America Line. “The naming ceremony will mark a signature moment in our company’s 137-year history as Princess Máxima becomes godmother of Nieuw Amsterdam, which, with her sister-ship Eurodam, will share the distinction as the largest passenger ships ever to fly the Dutch flag.”

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    "Deadliest Catch" Captain to Sail on Holland America Line

    Captain Keith Colburn of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated “Deadliest Catch” series is scheduled to sail as part of the guest-enrichment program on the June 18, 2010, Alaskan Explorer Voyage aboard Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam.
    The seven-day cruise sails round-trip from Seattle, and calls at Glacier Bay, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, Alaska, and Victoria, B.C., Canada.
    During his cruise, Colburn will share his expertise on how to select, crack and clean fresh crab, while Holland America Line’s executive chef demonstrates different ways to prepare and serve this delectable Alaska seafood favorite. Colburn is one of more than 65 celebrated chefs and wine experts scheduled to sail in 2010 and share their expertise in the line’s Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine.

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    Culinary Experts Take Center Stage for Holland America's Culinary Arts Program

    Taking top chefs from kitchens and restaurants all around the world and inviting them aboard Holland America Line ships, the line’s Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine, continues to expand in popularity. This year, more than 65 guest culinary experts are participating in the hugely successful program. Culinary notables this season include Bravo-TV’s “Top Chef” contender, Nikki Cascone; Mark Bittman, food columnist for The New York Times and award-winning cookbook author; and Keith Coburn, television personality of the hit series, “Deadliest Catch.”

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    New York Chef Nikki Cascone to Sail on Holland America’s ms Prinsendam

    Nikki Cascone, television personality, chef, author and co-owner of Prince 24 Restaurant in New York, is scheduled to sail aboard ms Prinsendam as part of the guest-enrichment program on a 10–day segment of Holland America Line’s Grand South America Explorer Voyage.
    Cascone will board the vessel March 13 in Manaus, Brazil, and sail until March 24, when the voyage ends in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During Cascone’s time on board, the ship will call at Parintins, Brazil; Devil’s Island, French Guiana; Bridgetown, Barbados, and Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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    Holland America's New Ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, Floats Out at Italian Shipyard

    Courtesy of Holland America Line Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam, currently under construction at Fincantieri shipyard, was floated out of its dry dock at Marghera, Italy, Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. The floating out – considered a significant milestone in the construction process – was prefaced by several traditional ceremonies. Following the ancient practice of […]

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    Well-Being and Suite Packages Pamper Holland America Guests.

    Courtesy of Holland America Line Promoting relaxation and well-being, three Holland America Line packages provide guests with more ways to customize their cruise vacation. The Well-Being Package, Suite Amenities Package and Suite Elite Package feature select combinations for fitness, luxury and revitalization. “As the needs and expectations of our guests continue to diversify, we, in […]

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