Holland America Appoints Senior Officers for the Rottedam VII – They Have More Than 80 Years of Experience

Holland America Line has a history that spans nearly 150 years, and with that comes a depth of talented crew who will be aboard Rotterdam when the ship is delivered in July. The cruise line has appointed Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert, Hotel Director Wessel van Oorschot, Chief Engineer Peter Massolt, Staff Chief Engineer Wim Akkerman and Environmental Officer Michael Brown to lead Rotterdam’s shipboard teams.

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Holland America Invites Everyone on a Weeklong Virtual Voyage to Norway the Week of Aug. 16, 2020

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.

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Largest Sushi Roll at Sea Created Aboard HAL’s Koningsdam

Seattle, Wash., June 18, 2018 — Today is International Sushi Day, and Holland America Line is celebrating the beloved delicacy by revealing the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea made on June 9 by Culinary Council Member Andy Matsuda while he sailed aboard Koningsdam on a special Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise in Norway. Dubbed the “World Mega Roll,” the creation measured 49 feet long (15 meters) before getting rolled, 3.3 feet (100 centimeters) wide and used 70 pounds of sushi rice.   

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Top 15 Reasons to Sail Holland America’s Koningsdam

And an honorable mention… By Liam P. Cusack New York, NY – March 30, 2017. Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam, introduced last year, already has a fiercely loyal following. The ship may not be the largest in the world, a mid-sized ship weighing in at 99,500 tons with a passenger capacity of 2,650 passengers, but this accentuates her charm. Stepping on board passengers are immediately drawn into her. Her interiors are inspired by the lines, curves, and shapes of musical instruments. The design is not obvious, which is why it works. Once caught in the flow the inspiration makes itself

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