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Holland America Line to Deploy Two Ships in Australia Simultaneously for First Time in 2011-12
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SEATTLE, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line will deploy ms Volendam and ms Zaandam in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific in 2011-12, marking the first time the line will have two ships sailing a series of itineraries in the region simultaneously.
Guests will be able to select from a variety of itineraries ranging from 13 to 26 days, with calls at some of the most popular and exotic ports throughout the Pacific. Travelers looking for a longer exploration will be able to sail a Collectors' Voyage from 27 to 39 days long that combines two back-to-back itineraries, allowing for an in-depth experience while visiting multiple regions.
More at:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/holland-america-line-to-deploy-two-ships-in-australia-simultaneously-for-first-time-in-2011-12-96333094.html
 

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Will Holland America go big with its next cruise ships?
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A hallmark of Holland America in recent years has been the smaller size of its ships as compared to its closest rivals. Even the line's largest vessels hold barely 2,000 passengers at double occupancy -- far fewer than the biggest ships of such competitors at Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.

But that may be about to change, according to reports from Europe, where the line this week unveiled its newest vessel, the 2,106-passenger Nieuw Amsterdam.
More at:
http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2010/07/should-holland-america-go-big-with-its-next-cruise-ships-/99086/1
 
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I wonder if this is really a good idea. Mega-ships have caught quite a bit of attention, and some such as Oasis of The Seas and Norweigian Epic are building quite a following, but I've also been noticing an increasing trend in favour of smaller ships.
 

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I was thinking the same thing. I just don't see a mega ship in line with Holland America's philosophy of late which is a high-end product with attention to detail and service. However with the success of the Solstice class vessels, Carnival Corp. may steer HAL in the direction of the demographic which is buying into this market. I would think that Princess would already be going for this market.
 
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The problem with too many lines going and doing the same thing is a glut on the market. There are only so many passengers to go around even with the market growing as it is. Sooner or later, there's going to be overcapacity and I suspect sooner rather then later.
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

8/19/10 - Holland America: Fall 2011 and 2012 Grand Voyages
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In fall 2011 and early 2012, Holland America Line again will offer grand voyages that touch all seven continents. The ms Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam each sail two itineraries designed to discover and explore remarkable destinations – from famous landmarks to smaller, lesser-known ports.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4375-81910-holland-america-offers-grand-experiences-with-fall-2011-and-2012-grand-voyages.html
 

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HAL’s History Is Open to the Public
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The archives of Holland America Line, which are stored in the Rotterdam City Archive, will be open to the public Saturday, Oct. 16. Employees of the City Archive will display posters, books, postcards, passenger lists, photos and menus from the line’s rich past.
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http://www.hollandamericablog.com/2010/10/07/hal’s-history-is-open-to-the-public/​
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

11/18/10 - Rotterdam to Make Two Trans-Atlantic Crossing in 2011
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To commemorate Holland America Line’s 40th anniversary of its evolution from traditional trans-Atlantic voyages to becoming entirely dedicated to vacation cruising, the premium line’s ms Rotterdam is sailing two classic crossings in July 2011.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4764-111810-111810-rotterdam-to-make-two-trans-atlantic-crossing-in-2011.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

12/16/10 - Holland America's Rotterdam and Westerdam: Hawaii and Tahiti in 2011-12
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In fall of 2011 and winter of 2012 two Holland America Line ships —— ms Westerdam and ms Rotterdam —— will sail three 30-day “Circle Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas Islands”￾ explorations, visiting beautiful and picturesque islands throughout French Polynesia and the Aloha state.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4883-121610-holland-americas-rotterdam-and-westerdam-to-sail-hawaii-and-tahiti-in-2011-2010.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

1/13/11 - Holland America Names Mark Kammerer, SVP, Marketing and North America Sales
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As part of its corporate reorganization following the announced relocation of sister brand Seabourn to Seattle, Holland America Line has hired Mark Kammerer as senior vice president, marketing and North American sales. Kammerer was formerly vice president, worldwide cruise marketing, for the line.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4984-11311-holland-america-names-mark-kammerer-svp-marketing-and-north-america-sales.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Holland America Promotes Raisa Kaufan to Deputy Director, Intl Reservations
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Holland America Line has promoted Raisa Kaufman to deputy director, international reservations. She is responsible for overseeing the line’s international call centers in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Kaufman reports to Tim Murphy, vice president, guest services.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/6065-holland-america-promotes-raisa-kaufan-to-deputy-director-intl-reservations.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Holland America Promotes Krombeen to Director, Nautical Operations
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Holland America Line has promoted Capt. Rik Krombeen to director, nautical operations. In this role, he will be responsible for the safe operation and nautical oversight of the premium cruise line’s 15 ships. He will report to Cees Deelstra, vice president, nautical operations.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/6095-holland-america-promotes-krombeen-to-director-nautical-operations.html
 
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From CNW Newswire:

Holland America Line Launches Alaska Cruise Sweepstakes on Facebook
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SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2011 /CNW/ -- Holland America Line recently launched a contest on Facebook that will award one fan a seven-day Alaska cruise for four including two verandah staterooms. The sweepstakes runs through Nov. 30, 2011 and the winner will be selected in December 2011.
More at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2011/13/c2972.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Holland America Announces 2012/2013 South Pacific Deployment
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In winter 2012 and spring 2013 two Holland America Line ships —— Oosterdam and Volendam —— will sail a series of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific cruises, visiting more than 50 ports where guests can revel in the cosmopolitan attractions of Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, and explore the exotic landscapes of Vanuatu and Fiji in the South Pacific.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/6281-holland-america-announces-20122013-south-pacific-deployment.html