Holland America Line Reveals Plans to Mark one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary with Two Commemorative Voyages and Prolonged Celebrations

Holland America Line Reveals Plans to Mark one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary with Two Commemorative Voyages and Prolonged Celebrations

October 2022 and April 2023 crossings can be crammed with memorable moments that honor the model’s historical past        

SEATTLE, July 14, 2022 /CNW/ — On April 18, 2023, Holland America Line is celebrating its one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary — making it one of many longest-operating journey corporations on the planet. To commemorate the milestone, the cruise line is planning particular occasions and actions, together with two commemorative transatlantic crossings. Right now, the April 4, 2023, crossing opens for reserving, whereas the Oct. 15, 2022, departure has restricted house remaining.

Throughout the October and April one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary Transatlantic crossings, Holland America Line is planning memorable experiences that can weave the corporate’s historical past into the menus, actions, leisure, particular visitor audio system and extra.

“A milestone like a one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary would not come round usually for many corporations, and our celebrations will convey to life our century-and-a-half of fantastic historical past,” mentioned Gus Antorcha, Holland America Line’s president. “Holland America Line has touched the lives of tens of millions of individuals all through the years — whether or not by bringing them to a brand new life in America or offering a once-in-a-lifetime trip. We’ve got some actually particular experiences deliberate over the following a number of months to honor our heritage.”

one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Celebrations:

  • Oct. 15 crossing, 15 nights: Rotterdam VII will depart Rotterdam, the Netherlands, precisely 150 years to the date of the departure of Rotterdam I’s maiden voyage, which came about earlier than the corporate was integrated. The crossing will recreate Holland America Line’s first crusing, leaving from Rotterdam and visiting Plymouth, England, and Le Havre (Paris), France, earlier than crossing the Atlantic Ocean to New York Metropolis for a uncommon in a single day name; then it sails on to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • April 4 crossing, 16 nights: Departing Fort Lauderdale, Rotterdam heads to New York Metropolis for an in a single day name; it’s going to then spend eight leisurely days at sea crossing the Atlantic Ocean, calling at Plymouth and Dover (London), England, earlier than arriving April 18 — Holland America Line’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary — at Rotterdam for an in a single day stuffed with festivities.

Throughout the crossings, company can be handled to a number of experiences, together with commemorative historic menus and cocktails providing a style of the model’s historical past, reside music with particular performances by visitor artists, shows reliving the historical past and roots of Holland America Line, and an Olympic-style occasion with traditional cruise sporting actions and video games. 

  • New York Metropolis Anniversary Occasion: Holland America Line will kick off its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary yr with a particular ceremony aboard Rotterdam when the ship overnights at New York Metropolis Oct. 26, 2022, together with a memorable stage efficiency to mark the historic night time.
  • Rotterdam Welcome: When Rotterdam arrives at Rotterdam in the Netherlands April 18, 2023, the ship will obtain a grand welcome on its one hundred and fiftieth birthday within the metropolis of the corporate’s founding. Throughout the in a single day name, company and metropolis of Rotterdam will assist mark this historic milestone at a night occasion on board.
  • Further Particular Anniversary Themed Cruises: The anniversary yr will embrace specifically marketed cruises that assist relive Holland America Line’s historical past of exploration by means of distinctive ports visited. The cruise dates can be introduced within the coming months and can embrace particular programming for every voyage.
  • Retail Merchandise: Restricted-edition, specifically designed one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary retail objects can be obtainable within the shipboard retailers.

Further celebratory particulars can be revealed within the close to future.

For extra details about Holland America Line, seek the advice of a journey advisor, name 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or go to hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]

Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873 and was the primary cruise line to supply adventures to Alaska and the Yukon almost 75 years in the past. Its fleet of premium ships visits almost 400 ports in 114 nations world wide, providing a perfect mid-sized ship expertise. A 3rd Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, joined the fleet in July 2021.

The chief in premium cruising, Holland America Line’s ships function progressive initiatives and a various vary of enriching experiences targeted on vacation spot exploration and personalised journey. The perfect reside music at sea fills every night at Music Stroll, and eating venues function unique alternatives from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council of world-famous cooks.


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