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Click the button below to subscribe to the LVN Newsletter today and you'll never have to worry about missing a blog post, news update, discount rates at select vacation schools or other exclusive LVN Member incentives! Inside, the Sealander features two bench-style beds that double as seats for relaxing in the modular interior. Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. Holland America was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-American Steamship Company (NASM), a shipping and Passenger line. Though transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue, in 1895 the company offered its first vacation cruise, its second leisure cruise, from New York to the Holy Land, was in 1910. In 1989, HAL became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the largest cruise company in the world.
APRIL 18, 1873 The official founding date of the Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (NASM) in Rotterdam in 1873. 1895The 3,300-ton Rotterdam II sails the first Holland America Line cruise - a short summer voyage from Rotterdam to Copenhagen and back - through the Kieler Canal. 1898 At its 25th anniversary, Holland America Line owns six ships and has carried 90,000 cabin passengers and 400,000 steerage passengers, along with 5 million tons of cargo, mostly flower bulbs, herring and gin. 1910 The second HAL cruise departs from New York to the Mediterranean and the Holy Land on board the 10,500-ton Statendam I. MID-1960's Freighters undergo a transition from traditional breakbulk to containerization.
1967-71 The Ryndam II continues world-wide student cruises with Chapman College of Orange, CA, until the ship is sold in 1971.
FEBRUARY 1971 HAL buys 1 million shares and controlling interest of the Alaska tour company Westours, paying $1.25 per share. 1973HAL purchases the Brasil and Argentina from Moore McCormack and renames them the Volendam (II) and Veendam (III).
NOVEMBER 1973 HAL's first purpose-built cruise liner, the 8,566-ton, 452-passenger ms Prinsendam, enters service, sailing Indonesian cruises from Singapore.
DECEMBER 1973 The Nieuw Amsterdam II sails its last cruise; the ship is scrapped in March 1974.
1975 The Prinsendam conducts HAL' s first Alaska cruise on the Inside Passage itinerary. 1978 Holland America Line completes the move of its headquarters office from Rotterdam to Stamford, CT. 1980's HAL introduces another new house flag of orange - the Dutch royalty color - and the blue Holland America Half Moon logo in the center. OCTOBER 1980 As it repositions from Alaska to Indonesia, a fire breaks out in the Prinsendam's engine room. 1983Volendam II and Veendam III are sold while the 1,214-passenger ms Nieuw Amsterdam III joins the fleet.
FALL 1983 To save money, Holland America moves west to Seattle to consolidate operations with Westours and becomes known as Holland America Line-Westours Inc. 1984 The ms Noordam III, sister ship to the Nieuw Amsterdam III, enters service and joins the ss Rotterdam V cruising Alaska in the summer. 1987 The first Filipino stewardesses join the fleet with six sailing on the ss Rotterdam for the World Cruise. 1990 HAL announces a new building program, ordering three (later expanded to four) 1,266-passenger sister ships from Fincantieri shipyards in Italy.
JANUARY 1993 The new ms Statendam V enters service and that summer conducts HAL's first European cruise season in approximately 20 years.
SUMMER 1994 Holland America Line's Alaska fleet grows to five ships, with the new 1,266-passenger Maasdam. SUMMER 1996 Addition of the Veendam permits HAL to deploy the Westerdam nearly year-round in the Caribbean and also doing fall Canada and New England cruises. 1998 Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Statendam, Maasdam, Ryndam and Westerdam operate a record 120 cruises to Alaska. JANUARY 28, 2000 The ms Rotterdam makes its first ever visit by HAL to Anarctica on Grand World Voyage. SUMMER 2000 For the first time, HAL deploys three ships in Europe: the Noordam, Maasdam and Rotterdam.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2002 Holland America Line-Westours officially changes its name to Holland America Line Inc. OCTOBER 5, 2002 The alternative restaurant concept, Pinnacle Grill, is introduced on the Statendam and Ryndam.
NOVEMBER 5, 2003 Holland America Line appoints Stein Kruse as President and Chief Operating Officer.
NOVEMBER 10, 2003 HAL announces a $225 million Signature of Excellence® initiative to provide unparalleled product and service enhancements to its fleet of five-star ships.
OCTOBER 20, 2004 ms Ryndam sails to Mexico as first ship with all Signature of Excellence® amenities and enhancements completed, including cabin soft goods, programming and the addition of the Neptune Lounge, Pinnacle Grill, Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and Explorations Cafe? powered by The New York Times.
NOVEMBER 20, 2004 ms Prinsendam cruises up the Amazon River on the first-ever cruise by HAL on the world's second longest river. DECEMBER 1, 2004 Stein Kruse named president and chief executive officer for Holland America Line. DECEMBER 2, 2004 ms Westerdam sails on her inaugural Caribbean cruise, a 3-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary.
MAY 20, 2005 HAL partners with Food & Wine magazine to launch an ambitious on-board culinary program. JUNE 2005 HAL breaks ground in Denali to build a new 135 room lodge to service CruiseTour, Gray Line of Alaska guests and others. DECEMBER 19, 2005 ms Volendam becomes latest ship to receive Signature of Excellence® amenities and enhancements.
DECEMBER 14, 2005 HAL announces a new building plan to deliver an 86,000-ton, 2,044-passenger ship in the summer of 2008 called ms Eurodam.


JANUARY 31, 2006 The 81,769-ton, 1918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line's history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line. MARCH 22, 2006For the third time in its history, the Rotterdam is named Ship of the Year in the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society annual cruise ship survey by its members. APRIL 1, 2006 On Deck for the Cure - to raise money for breast cancer research through the Susan G.
JUNE 6, 2006 The Noordam rescued 22 people from the Aegean Sea in waters between Turkey and Greece. JULY 29, 2006 Vista-class cruise ships ms Westerdam and ms Oosterdam have been retrofitted to use shore power at the Port of Seattle to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions.
JULY 30, 2006 Fine art goes high tech on the high seas as Holland America Line debuts self-guided art tours using handheld iPod devices on ms Westerdam. OCTOBER 12, 2006 With the ms Oosterdam, the three-year $225 million Signature of Excellence commitment to upgrade the fleet is completed.
DECEMBER 14, 2006 World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society members named Holland America Line as the Best Overall Cruise Value in the industry for the 15th year in a row. DECEMBER 19, 2006 Three Vista-class ships - ms Noordam, ms Westerdam and ms Oosterdam - have been honored with the 2006 Green Planet Award, bestowed by Kuoni Switzerland for outstanding environmental standards. FEBRUARY 28, 2007 Holland America Line opens a Rotterdam headquarters near the original line's headquarters on Wilhelmina Pier. MAY 10, 2007ms Westerdam completes enhancements, including 34 additional staterooms, locating the Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times, in the Crow's Nest, adding a Pinnacle Bar and new signature shops. JUNE 11, 2007Carnival Corporation & plc announced that it has exercised its option for a new 86,000-ton vessel for its Holland America Line brand. JUNE 15, 2007HAL launches a kids and teen Culinary Arts Center activity program to teach kids and teens how to make dishes from breakfast to dinner. JULY 16, 2007Holland America Line launches As You Wish dining, an innovative program that allows guests to choose from the best of both worlds - either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a completely flexible dining schedule. Black-and-white copy photo of view of Hoboken waterfront from Pier 5, Holland America Line pier, boat clubhouses, public baths to North German Lloyd Line pier near 4th St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1902-1910. View is an elevated view southeast with River Street or Road not visible at the bottom; a very small corner of Hudson Square Park to the lower right. View is east of these two ocean liners being maneuvered by tugs near the American home port of Holland America (until 1961). View is north of the pier shed with Castle Point (Stevens Castle is not in view) in the background. Sepia-tone photo of ferry and floating boat clubhouses at Fourth Street and Hudson River Hoboken, no date, circa 1920s. View is east at the Hudson River and River Road with the Atlantic Yacht Club floating clubhouse at the upper left of the scene and the Fifth Street Pier of Holland America Line in the background. Sepia-tone photo of members of the Active Boat Club on a boat at a Hoboken dock, no date, circa 1900-1910. The view is north of a boat near the floating clubhouse on the Hudson River of the Active Boat Club.
Black-and-white photo of warehouse building fire near Holland America Line pier, Fifth & Sixth Streets, Hoboken, November 6, 1931.
The elevated view was apparently taken from a rooftop of a River Street house between Fifth and Sixth Streets with the crowds watching from what is Stevens Institute of Technology land. Black-and-white photo of firemen at destroyed warehouse near Holland America Line pier, Fifth & Sixth Streets, Hoboken, November 6, 1931.
View is north - northeast of the firemen with hose lines inside the charred remains of the Hoboken Shore Railroad Freight Car building. B+W photo of Rosemary Gilligan, 1955 National Tulip Queen, posed with tulip bulbs aboard the S.S. Black-and-white photo of Rosemary Gilligan, 1955 National Tulip Queen, posed with tulip bulbs on the S.S.
He arrived on a Holland America Line passenger ship, the Zaandam (as seen on the tag on the suitcase handle and confirmed in published articles), as a refugee from Nazi Germany. View is north - northeast of the firemen with hose lines inside the charred remains of the Hoboken Shore Railroad Freight Car building and nearby the Campbell Stores warehouse. There are no winches, cranks, or velcro bits to install late at night when you get to your campsite, and when you wake up the next morning to go fishing, just drive the whole thing into the lake using the small electric motor. According to Sealander, “Depending on the needs of the application [you] can modify the interior modules, or remove them completely.
Established 1873 and operated between Rotterdam and New York City until 1882, when Hoboken became the American home port at the Fifth Street Pier. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL). In 1971, HAL suspended its transatlantic passenger trade and, in 1973, the company sold its cargo shipping division.
The company was formed as a result of the reorganization of an earlier company, Plate, Reuchlin & Co.
Statendam II is taken over in its Belfast building dock by the British for use as the troopship Justicia, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1918. HAL sells most of its fleet of WWII-era freighters and, with several other lines, organizes Atlantic Container Line. By this centennial year, HAL has transported 76 million tons of freight between Europe and North America and 4.5 million passengers. During inaugural activities of the Rotterdam, HAL introduces its award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. With the Amsterdam, HAL introduces its present house flag with three blue and white strips with the Holland America Half Moon logo. The 1,848 passenger, 81,769-ton ship is designed to provide HAL guests with a new standard of space, convenience and premium amenities. The festivities include the launch and naming of the new Vista-class ms Oosterdam by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and Captain Hans Van Biljouw watch as the Oosterdam is dedicated. Signature of Excellence® raises the standard in premium cruising with enhancements such as plush Euro-top mattresses and large fluffy towels in cabins, a Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and new dining and entertainment options to be completed by the end of 2006. The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger vessel is the third in Holland America Line's history to bear the Westerdam name.


Kruse succeeds Kirk Lanterman, who, after 30 years at the helm, will continue to serve as chairman in a non-executive role.
Enhancements include a horseback riding and swimming tour, a stingray adventure program, an AquaTrax personal water craft course and a family aqua park.
The multi-year partnership will provide HAL guests an opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine. Signature of Excellence® enhancements will be completed on 10 ships at the start of 2006 and all 13 ships by fall 2006. It then sets sail on its maiden voyage roundtrip from homeport New York City to the Caribbean. Komen Foundation - will officially begin rolling out across the entire Holland America Line fleet.
The individuals, believed to be refugees from a number of countries, had been sailing on a boat which had capsized.
All deck officers on Holland America Line vessels have taken the course, which received a Conservation Partnership Award from NOAA. Tours of the unique art and antique collections on each of the line's five-star ships - together valued at tens of millions of dollars - are available fleetwide by the end of 2006.
Komen for the Cure, easily exceeding its $250,000 fundraising goal for the year-long program which ended today. The new 2,100-passenger ship will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard at an estimated all-in cost of €425 million. Rotterdam arriving on its maiden voyage at Fifth Street Pier of Holland America Line, September 11, 1959. Freight cars running on the River Road tracks of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad (predecessor to Hoboken Shore Railroad) are seen.
The vista extends from about Second to Fifth Streets with the Holland America Line Fifth Street Pier seen. This clubhouse was accessed by a dock that was between Fourth and Fifth Streets The building in the right background is Holland America Lines Fifth Street Pier. The scene is on River Road (note railroad tracks in the cobblestoned street) approximately between Fifth and Sixth Streets.
It remained there until March 1963 when line moved to New York City piers on the west side.
At the beginning of the war, the Westernland, berthed at Falmouth, England, becomes the seat of the Netherlands government.
Also this year, HAL was the first line to adopt the Lido dining concept with a wide variety of dining selections. During the international oil crisis, the price of marine fuel nearly triples, resulting in the Veendam III and Volendam II being laid up for a time and then chartered to Monarch Cruise Lines of Miami. Other HAL ships cruised to the Caribbean and Bermuda, with the Rotterdam also conducting an annual world cruise. Purchased for $19.5 million, the private Caribbean island beach experience on 45 acres of a 2,450-acre island received rave reviews. The 1,848-passenger vessels, costing approximately $400 million each, mark the beginning of a new class of vessel to expand premium cruising. The Rotterdam joins the Oosterdam in the company's founding city of Rotterdam for events that include visits by past employees, a luncheon for World War II veterans, a royal maritime gala, a Mariner luncheon and tours for local dignitaries. Nearly one million guests have visited Half Moon Cay, the industry's top private island experience. HAL sells its Transport Division - and the last of its cargo vessels - to the Swedish Brostrom Group .In addition to its cruise business, HAL continues to have holdings in other marine businesses including steel cables, tarpaulins, navigational instruments and ship chandlery.
At the bottom edge is a ship being docked at the Holland America Line Fifth Street Pier (note tug pushing near bow); Little League baseball field has players on field. Best of all, the Sealander is the right size to be towed by a mid-size car without any special side mirrors or permits. Staff is reduced 34% - from 3,944 to 2,595 - with those remaining taking a 9-10% cut in salary.
All dates should be verified from other sources before citing.Providing Passage to the New WorldHolland America was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-American Steamship Company (NASM), a shipping and Passenger line. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL).Within 25 years, HAL owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships, and operated between Holland and theDutch East Indies via the newly constructed Suez Canal. HAL starts to use containers for shipping furniture and other "non-bulk" cargo.1930 HAL battened down the hatches to weather the Great Depression.
Staff is reduced 34% - from 3,944 to 2,595 - with those remaining taking a 9-10% cut in salary.1938 HAL's profits begin to increase again.
The Pinnacle Grill features Pacific Northwest cuisine and style and includes fine wines and elegant presentations.DECEMBER 14, 2002 The First Vista-class ship, ms Zuiderdam, enters service.
The 1,848 passenger, 81,769-ton ship is designed to provide HAL guests with a new standard of space, convenience and premium amenities.JULY 28-30, 2003 HAL celebrates its 130th anniversary year in Rotterdam.
Signature of Excellence® raises the standard in premium cruising with enhancements such as plush Euro-top mattresses and large fluffy towels in cabins, a Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and new dining and entertainment options to be completed by the end of 2006.APRIL 25, 2004 The Vista-class ms Westerdam embarks on her maiden voyage from Venice. Nearly one million guests have visited Half Moon Cay, the industry's top private island experience.MAY 20, 2005 HAL partners with Food & Wine magazine to launch an ambitious on-board culinary program. The multi-year partnership will provide HAL guests an opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine.JUNE 2005 HAL breaks ground in Denali to build a new 135 room lodge to service CruiseTour, Gray Line of Alaska guests and others. The property is scheduled to open in May 2006.DECEMBER 19, 2005 ms Volendam becomes latest ship to receive Signature of Excellence® amenities and enhancements. Signature of Excellence® enhancements will be completed on 10 ships at the start of 2006 and all 13 ships by fall 2006.DECEMBER 14, 2005 HAL announces a new building plan to deliver an 86,000-ton, 2,044-passenger ship in the summer of 2008 called ms Eurodam.
JANUARY 31, 2006 The 81,769-ton, 1918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line's history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line.FEBRUARY 22, 2006 Actress Marlee Matlin dedicates the new ms Noordam.
MARCH 22, 2006For the third time in its history, the Rotterdam is named Ship of the Year in the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society annual cruise ship survey by its members.



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