Celestyal Cruises is looking to cash in on the post-pandemic boom in cruise bookings with the acquisition of Holland America Line’s former cruise ship Ryndam.
Holland America to expand casinos and introduce non-smoking areas
Holland America Line has announced plans to expand the casinos aboard five of its ships, with 140 new slot and video poker machines, while non-smoking casino spaces will also be introduced.
Holland America Line cruise ship Zaandam docks in Durban for first time
Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam has made her maiden port call to Durban during the 2022/23 cruise season, arriving on Sunday during her 71-night Grand Africa Voyage.
Holland America offering 35-night grand voyage to Amsterdam from SA in 2023
Holland America Line is joining the line-up of cruise lines sailing from Cape Town, South Africa in 2023, with Zuiderdam set to cruise up the West African coast.
Holland America to cruise South Africa voyage aboard Zaandam in 2022
Holland America Line will sail a grand voyage from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale in 2022 aboard Zaandam. The 27-night itinerary will depart Cape Town on November 23rd, 2022 and bounce up […]
Holland America to return to Africa in 2023 for circumnavigation of continent
Holland America Line will reprise its African circumnavigation voyage in 2023 with a 73-night cruise around the entire continent.
Holland America gives new ship royal christening in the Netherlands
The newest Holland America Line cruise ship, Rotterdam, has been christened in her namesake city by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.
Holland America reveals christening plans for new ship Rotterdam
Holland America Line‘s new cruise ship Rotterdam will be christened in the Dutch city after which she is named on May 30th, as part of a special “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise.
Dutch princess to reprise role as godmother to new Holland America ship Rotterdam
Holland America Line has announced that HKH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be godmother to its new cruise ship Rotterdam, which will be christened in its namesake city in spring.
Holland America Line takes delivery of Rotterdam in ceremony at Fincantieri
Holland America Line has accepted delivery of its 11th ship, Rotterdam, from the Italian shipyard Fincantieri.
Holland America, Princess and Carnival resume Alaska cruises
Three more major cruise lines operating in the US have resumed cruises to Alaska from Seattle, with the voyages marking the first return to service out of the US for Holland America […]
Holland America to resume US cruises with six ships from Fort Lauderdale, San Diego
Holland America Line will bring six cruise ships back into service from US cruise ports, with Zuiderdam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Statendam. Holland America will resume cruises from the […]
Holland America Line cancels some European cruises and delays Rotterdam debut
Holland America Line has delayed the maiden cruise of its new cruise ship Rotterdam as part of a wider cancellation of select cruises in Europe aboard Nieuw Statendam and Volendam.
Holland America Line reveals Hawaii and Mexico cruise itineraries for 2022/23
Holland America Line will cruise Hawaii and Mexico during the winter 2022/23 season aboard Koningsdam from San Diego, California.
Holland America extends Mediterranean season aboard Eurodam for 2021
Holland America Line has extended Eurodam’s Mediterranean cruise season this summer, with the ship now due to assume the previously scheduled cruises on Westerdam from September 12th through to its October30 transatlantic […]
Three Carnival cruise brands launch summer cruises in Alaska after key bill passed
The Carnival Corp-owned cruise lines Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line have launched summer cruise itineraries for Alaska ahead of an expected resumption of US cruises in July.
Rotterdam completes sea trials ahead of July delivery to Holland America Line
Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship MS Rotterdam has completed her sea trials and returned to the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice) ahead of her scheduled delivery in July this year.
Holland America Line to resume cruises for first time with Eurodam out of Greece
Holland America Line is resuming cruises for the first time, with Eurodam due to homeport in Athens from August, 2021.
Holland America to celebrate 25th anniversary of Half Moon Cay in 2022
Holland America Line will mark the 25th anniversary of Half Moon Cay, its private island in The Bahamas, with a seven-ship line up for the 2022/23 winter Caribbean cruise season. Two of […]
Costa and MSC only major cruise lines to announce January return to service
While the rest of the cruise industry has largely hunkered down for another several months of suspended operations amid two new strains of the coronavirus, Costa and MSC Cruises have announced they […]