Seattle, Wash., Aug 10, 2020 — Following the success of its Virtual Voyage to Alaska in June, Holland America Line is setting sail on social media once again, this time taking fans on a weeklong virtual cruise to Norway. “Departing” Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, guests can cruise aboard Nieuw Statendam as the ship follows Holland America Line’s popular “Norse Legends” itinerary. The premium cruise line will bring the experience to life on the brand’s Facebook page, Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s Facebook page, and Holland America Line Fans Facebook page, with live events, scenic videos, vivid imagery and interactive activities.
Fans can join in the fun on Facebook throughout the day, starting with breakfast on the veranda or coffee at Grand Dutch Cafe leading up to an after-dinner performance from Step One Dance Company or viewing of the Midnight Sun. Each evening at “turn-down” service, the When & Where daily program will be posted on Facebook, outlining activities for the following day.
The Virtual Voyage to Norway sails roundtrip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and will “make calls” at Eidfjord, Ålesund, Geiranger and Bergen. In port, Holland America Line will show off shore excursions and local customs, immersing fans in the country’s charming culture. Stunning videos of the scenic fjords and waterfalls of Norway are a highlight of the virtual experience. On select days, fans can join Wayne for engaging live events, including his popular Tuesday Trivia, Norwegian lessons, an Aquavit tasting, towel animal folding demonstration, cocktails with a local and a reading of a Norwegian children’s story. Additional non-live, interactive activities include “coffee with the ship’s engineers,” a downloadable word search, Lincoln Center Stage performance of an Edvard Grieg piece (fun fact: the Norwegian composer is from Bergen), Port-to-Table recipes and more.