June 1, 2003 |
Holland America Line is celebrating its 130th anniversary by adding the Zuiderdam, a new Vista-class ship, to its fleet. If the Zuiderdam is any indication, Holland America's vista seems bright, colorful and aiming for the fountain of youth. The line is known for its traditional cruise style and decor, with accents on antiques and subdued shades. But the Zuiderdam brings a more vibrant, youthful look to Holland America. The line is using more than decor to entice younger passengers.
December 8, 2004 |
A cruise ship company will plead guilty to discharging 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage from one of its ships while docked in Juneau harbor, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. In addition to paying $200,000 in fines and $500,000 in restitution, Holland America Line Cruise Ships will spend $1.3 million on a plan to prevent a similar accident. The Seattle-based company also will be placed on three years' probation after the plea agreement is signed Monday in federal court.
June 20, 1998 |
Carnival Corp.'s Holland America Line pleaded guilty to illegally dumping oily bilge water from the cruise ship Rotterdam in Alaskan waters and agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution. Seattle-based Holland America, which has since sold the 748-foot-long Rotterdam, agreed to end the criminal case by paying a $1-million fine and $1 million to the National Park Foundation for scientific study and protection of marine ecosystems in Alaska, the Justice Department said.
December 2, 2002 |
Holland America Line's cruise ship Amsterdam set sail Sunday, 10 days after the company sidelined the ship, trying to eradicate a stomach virus that has sickened more than 500 people. Holland America reassured the estimated 1,300 passengers who boarded the Amsterdam at Port Everglades that it had thoroughly disinfected the ship. "We are very confident that we have broken the cycle," Holland America spokeswoman Rose Abello said.
November 23, 2002 |
About 100 people aboard a Disney cruise ship have contracted an unidentified, highly contagious stomach ailment, officials said Friday, as another Caribbean passenger liner underwent intensive cleaning following a similar outbreak. "We can't confirm what it is aboard the Disney ship, or the cause," said Bernadette Burden, spokeswoman of the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.