Holland America Line Announces Europe and Alaska Cruises for Summer 2011


    



    
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<p><location>SEATTLE</location>, <chron>Dec. 9</chron> /CNW/ -- Holland <person>America Line</person> is announcing its <location>Europe</location> and Alaska cruise schedule for summer 2011, which increases sailings from the homeports of <location>Dover</location>, England and <location>Rotterdam</location>, the <location>Netherlands</location>.</p>
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<p>"We'll offer more sailings in <location>Europe</location> in 2011 to meet the increase in demand for European itineraries," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales, and guest programs. "Our guests are finding a cruise to be the best value for their money in <location>Europe</location>, and interest in Mediterranean and Northern European itineraries continues to grow."</p>
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<p>In 2011 Holland <person>America Line</person> will feature seven ships cruising the Mediterranean, Baltic and Northern <location>Europe</location> from Civitavecchia (Rome), <location>Venice</location>, <location>Barcelona</location>, <location>Dover</location> (<location>London</location>), <location>Rotterdam</location>, <location>Copenhagen</location>, <location>Athens</location> and <location>Amsterdam</location>. Both ms Nieuw <location>Amsterdam</location> and ms Noordam will sail the Mediterranean all season. The Nieuw <location>Amsterdam</location>, which debuts on <chron>July 4, 2010</chron>, will offer 12-day sailings while the Noordam will feature seven- and 10-day cruises.</p>
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<p>The ms Ryndam will sail a series of Mediterranean and Northern <location>Europe</location> cruises ranging from seven to 21 days. The ms <location>Rotterdam</location> will also sail Northern <location>Europe</location> and Mediterranean itineraries of seven to 12 days, including some that feature the Black Sea and the Holy Land.  The <location>Rotterdam</location> will also sail two nine-day historic transatlantic cruises mid-season.</p>
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<p>The ms Eurodam begins her 2011 season with two seven-day Mediterranean sailings and then offers ten- and 12-day cruises in the Baltic. Both the ms Prinsendam and ms Maasdam will also feature <location>Europe</location> cruises, the Maasdam again sailing its traditional transatlantic roundtrip itinerary from <location>Boston</location> that visits <location>Greenland</location> and <location>Iceland</location>.</p>
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<p>Many of the above cruises can be combined into Collectors' Voyages ranging from 17 to 39 days. Holland America will begin accepting 2011 <location>Europe</location> cruise bookings late <chron>January 2010</chron>.</p>
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<p>Holland America's 2011 Alaska season will feature a total of 50 cruises from <location>Seattle</location>. The ms <location>Amsterdam</location> will again sail 14-day Alaskan Adventurer cruises roundtrip from <location>Seattle</location> - a new itinerary that debuts in summer 2010. The ms Westerdam and ms Oosterdam will also sail roundtrip from <location>Seattle</location> on Saturdays and Sundays, offering seven-day roundtrip cruises of the Inside Passage.</p>
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<p>The ms Volendam and ms Zuiderdam will sail roundtrip from <location>Vancouver</location>, offering a total of 38 cruises. The ms Zaandam will also sail one roundtrip cruise from <location>Vancouver</location> in addition to its main itinerary of seven-day, one-way cruises between <location>Vancouver</location> and Seward. The ms Statendam joins the Zaandam in featuring this itinerary, each sailing 18 cruises through the Inside Passage and Alaskan Gulf.</p>
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<p>Many of the cruises are highlighted by scenic cruising of tidewater glaciers in either Glacier Bay National Park or Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay. Holland America will begin taking 2011 Alaska cruise bookings in April, 2010.</p>
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<p>For more information and to book a 2011 cruise, contact a professional travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit <a href="http://www.hollandamerica.com">www.hollandamerica.com</a>.</p>
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<p>About Holland <person>America Line</person> [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:    CCL and CUK)]</p>
<p>Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to 320 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies.  Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents, and highlights include Antarctica, <location>South America</location>, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, <location>Mexico</location>, Canada/New England, <location>Europe</location> and <location>Panama</location> Canal.  A 15th ship, ms Nieuw <location>Amsterdam</location>, is scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.</p>
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    World's Leading Cruise Lines
    
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<p>The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland <person>America Line</person> is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, <person>Princess Cruises</person>, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line and Costa Cruises.  Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.</p>
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<p>  CONTACT:        <person>Sally Andrews</person> PHONE:          800-637-5029 FAX:            206-262-5934 EMAIL:          <a href="mailto:pr@hollandamerica.com">pr@hollandamerica.com</a></p>
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For further information: For further information: Sally Andrews of Holland America Line, 1-800-637-5029, Fax, +1-206-262-5934, pr@hollandamerica.com


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