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ms Koningsdam: Setting A “Nieuw” Course For Holland America Line

For years, I’ve heard so many admonish Holland America Line, claiming it to be a line stuck in time. I’ve rebuked these claims, having cruised Holland America Line in my late teens and truly...

ms Koningsdam Joins The Holland America Line Fleet

Holland America Line has accepted delivery of its first Pinnacle Class ship, ms Koningsdam, during a traditional handing over ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The new ship was officially delivered to Holland America...

ms Eurodam Receives New Enhancements During Renovation

Following a two week long drydock, Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam is boasting a number of new entertainment options, dining venues, and suite offerings. Recently announced as fresh offerings for the line’s upcoming ms...

Holland America Unveils Koningsdam Entertainment Venues

With an “Uptown Funk” introduction by the BB King’s Blues Club band, Holland America Line President, Orlando Ashford, unveiled an exciting lineup of entertainment venues for ms Koningsdam, during this past week’s Cruise Shipping Miami. When Holland...

ms Koningsdam Meets The Water For The First Time

Holland America Line’s newest and largest ship is sailing closer to her inaugural sailing. This past week, Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam met the water for the first time in a major milestone, known...

Holland America Line Announces Name For New Ship

Holland America Line’s new Pinnacle Class ship, set to debut in February 2016, will be named ms Koningsdam. ms Koningsdam, Dutch for king, pays tribute to the line’s proud, Dutch heritage and King Willem-Alexander, the...

Holland America Line Debuts Game Of Thrones Excursion

For fans of the hit television series, Game of Thrones, Holland America Line is offering a unique look into the world of Game of Thrones. The new “behind the scenes” excursion in Belfast, Ireland will...

Holland America Line Introduces Gourmet Burger Grill

Holland America Line’s poolside Terrace Grill will undergo a major update this year as the line transforms the space into a gourmet bistro-style grill. The new grill, which will be rebranded as “Dive-In at the Terrace...

Crew Member Arrested After Assaulting Passenger

Earlier this past weekend, Ketut Pujayasa, a 28 year old Holland America Line crew member, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale after confessing to assaulting and attempting to murder a passenger in her stateroom aboard the...

Discover: Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Ship Facts Year Launched 2010 Tonnage 86,700 GRT Decks 11 Passengers 2,106 Crew 929 Port of Registry Rotterdam, Netherlands Class Signature Discover Nieuw Amsterdam Dining  The Nieuw Amsterdam offers guests a variety of dining options. From traditional dining in one of the ship’s two main...

NewsBrief: Holland America Reverses Wine Policy, Crystal Cancels Bangkok, & More

Holland America Reverses Controversial Wine Policy Following largely negative feedback from guests, Holland America Line has made the decision to reverse their recently updated carry on wine policy. Earlier in 2013, Holland America Line...

Holland America Line Cuts Steel On Pinnacle Class Ship

Yesterday, Holland America Line and Fincantieri cut steel on the line’s newest vessel, code named Pinnacle Class. The steel cutting ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, located just outside of the historic Italian...