Holland America Line plans to restart cruising to Alaska in July, roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam
Bookings are open for the 10 Saturday departures that will operate from 24 July to 2 October. The seven-day Alaskan Explorer itinerary calls at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. Scenic cruising in Alaska includes Glacier Bay and Stephens Passage.
Plans for these cruises to fulfill Holland America Line’s obligations under the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) are expected to be approved, as are final instructions from CDC, and the company is beginning the return-to-cruising preparation process immediately.
On International Sushi Day on 18 June, Holland America revealed the largest sushi roll at sea made by Culinary Council member Andy Matsuda, while he sailed aboard Koningsdam on a special Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise in Norway.
Holland America’s Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises showcase the talents of the seven members of its Culinary Council. CLICK HERE for details.
Holland America Line has announced Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of Nieuw Statendam, celebrating its belief in the transformative power of travel. Choosing a godmother for a new vessel is a time-honored maritime tradition that is thought to bring good luck and protection to the ship and all who sail on board. The official dedication will take place in a private ceremony and is not a part of the Girls’ Getaway cruise.
Three-day Girls’ Getaway Cruise
Guests can join Oprah and O, The Oprah Magazine editors Gayle King, Lucy Kaylin, Leigh Haber, Adam Glassman and Brian Underwood, for a three-day Bahamas Girls’ Getaway on Holland America Line’s newest ship: Nieuw Statendam. There’s an appearance by Oprah Winfrey, O-themed events and a day ashore at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island. www.francistravelmarketing.co.nz