More than 100 Holland America Line cruises will visit the Caribbean between October 2018 and April 2019 with itineraries ranging from three to 21 days.
Editor’s Note: The Koningsdam repositioned from its debut in Europe to Fort Lauderdale last November for its 2016 inaugural in America. K.D. Leperi was invited to experience the Koningsdam on a 3-day itinerary in the Caribbean. While the Koningsdam was officially rolled out in Europe in early 2016, it repositioned to Fort Lauderdale in November… [Read More]
If you’ve sailed with Holland America Line before, you’ll likely know that the venerable line has been widely praised for its comfortable ships, friendly Indonesian and Filipino crews, excellent food, and classic, old-world charm. But Holland America Line is changing and evolving, and in the process, becoming more relevant than ever before. Now, Holland America… [Read More]
In May, I cruised Holland America Line’s Koningsdam — but only for a short stretch from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Attending the new ship’s christening ceremonies in Rotterdam, I disembarked two nights later in Amsterdam. Still, even in that short span of time, I got a feel for Koningsdam, and for the most part, I liked what… [Read More]
Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam got some pretty major enhancements during a 14-day dry dock in the Bahamas this past December. Yesterday, during a tour of Eurodam, which was docked in Port Everglades, media got to see some of the changes firsthand. We were on board for a few hours to check out the new additions and to sample… [Read More]
Transcript Ralph Grizzle: Hi, I’m Ralph Grizzle, the Avid Cruiser, and this is the beginning of a new podcast. I’m going to call it Avid Cruiser Unscripted, because we have no idea of where we’re going with this. That’s not entirely true, because we do, we’re going to talk about what we put on the… [Read More]
Koningsdam Elevates The Future Of Holland America Line Change is afoot at Holland America Line. The line, which has been around since 1873 and has been owned by Carnival Corporation & plc since 1989, recently bade farewell to Statendam and Ryndam after more than two decades in service as “dam ships.” Their exits come at a… [Read More]
Holland America Line’s forthcoming flagship, Koningsdam, is nearly complete. Early next year, she’ll set sail on her maiden voyage, becoming the newest and largest ship in the Holland America fleet of blue-hulled “dam ships.” But while she may bear a similar resemblance to her siblings Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, Koningsdam will be a unique ship… [Read More]