Tour Holland America’s Oosterdam

Our first tour of a Holland America Line ship!ms Oosterdam in SeattleI had the opportunity to be onboard Holland America Line's m/s Oosterdam. The 82,820gt ship was built in Italy at Fincantieri's Ma...

First Look: Introducing Nieuw Statendam

Holland America has just taken ownership of their newest ship the Nieuw Statendam. She's the second in the Pinnacle-class joining her sister the Koningsdam. Both ships are 99,500gt and can carry 2,650pax double...
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Holland America Shuffles Smallest Ship Around

Holland America has just sold their 37,983gt ship the Prinsendam. The buyer is German line Phoenix Reisen. Phoenix has then time chartered the Prisendam back to Holland America so that HAL can continue to operate her cruises until he schedule runs out next sum...
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Carnival Corp Orders Two More Vessels

Carnival Corporation announced they have reached an agreement with Fincantieri to build two new vessels. They will sail for Holland America and Princess.The Holland America ship will be built at Fincantieri...

[First Look] Holland America’s Koningsdam

Holland America's newest flagship, the 99,500gt Koningsdam, will depart on her maiden voyage from Civitavecchia today. As she sets sail, lets take a look at this brand spanking new ship.Holland America ...
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Maasdam Breaks Down In Boston Harbor

While departing Boston harbor yesterday afternoon, Holland America's Maasdam suffered a main engine failure and remains anchored in Boston Harbor.Reports from the ship confirm it was an engine problem and some (very few) toilets were broken overnight. ...

Koningsdam Floated Out In Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P_Ncdmm2jAYesterday, Holland America Line celebrated the float-out and transfer from dry dock to the outfitting dock of the ms Koningsdam. Holland America's flagship is curr...
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Carnival Announced Newbuilds for Carnival and HAL

Carnival announced just now that they have come to an agreement with longtime partner Fincantieri for the construction of one vessel for Carnival and one for Holland America. Carnival's ship will be 3,954 pax a...

Holland America Names Newest Ship. Plus Exterior Render Released

Holland America has announced that their newest flagship will be named Koningsdam. Full press release at the bottom of this post if you're curious about the naming choice. Externally, she's definitely still a vista class. This class is the base model that Ca...

Keel Laid for Holland America’s New Pinnacle Class

Holland America Line recently celebrated the keel laying of its newest vessel. HAL's newest flagship is being constructed at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.A 680-ton block was lowered into the...