Holland America Line Goes Multi-Lingual



    
    Language options for Web site in German, Spanish and Dutch

    
    SEATTLE, Oct. 17 /CNW/ -- While Holland America Line's Web site --
http://www.hollandamerica.com -- has always enjoyed a global audience, the
135-year-old company announced today the addition of a translation feature
that allows visitors to select the language of their choice to the Web site's
highest traffic areas. Now, visitors to http://www.hollandamerica.com can
display destination information, fares, online e-brochures, news articles,
special offers, Mariner Society information and more in German, Spanish and
Dutch.
    "As a global company, we recognize the value of offering our Web site in
a variety of languages," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice
president, marketing, sales and guest programs, Holland America Line. "It is
our goal to make our Web site user experience as clear, convenient and as
welcoming as possible."
    
    Translation Access
    
    Once on the Web site, visitors are able to switch between languages at
any time simply by choosing a different language from the "Select a Language"
drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of each applicable Web page. If
a visitor does not choose a language, the site will automatically default to
English.
    For more information about Holland America Line, visit
http://www.hollandamerica.com.
    
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    About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE:   CCL and CUK)]
    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,
South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage;
and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New
England, Europe and Panama Canal. A 15th ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, is
scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.
    Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $525 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine -- a state-of-the-art onboard show
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide
cooking demonstrations and classes -- Explorations Cafe powered by The New
York Times, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities
highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.
    
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     CONTACT:  John Primeau, Rose Abello
     PHONE:    800-637-5029, 206-262-5870
     FAX:      206-262-5934
     EMAIL:    pr@hollandamerica.com

    




For further information:

For further information: John Primeau or Rose Abello, both of Holland
America Line, 1-800-637-5029, or +1-206-262-5870, Fax, +1-206-262-5934,
pr@hollandamerica.com Web Site: http://www.hollandamerica.com


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