Fans encouraged to share stories to be voted a top 10 "HAL Highlight"
SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Holland America Line is holding a "Share a
Holland America Line Highlight" contest on its Facebook page asking
fans to submit their favorite cruise experience on the line — or one
they heard from friends or family — for the chance to win a seven- to
11-day Europe cruise for two in a verandah stateroom.
From now until Jan. 18, 2012, fans who "like" the line's Facebook page
can submit their favorite Holland America Line highlight and upload an
optional photo to go with their written entry. Then, from Jan. 19-Feb.
2, entrants are encouraged to share their highlight and ask friends and
family to vote. The 10 entries that receive the most votes will be
announced Feb. 3 and become finalists to win the Europe cruise prize.
"We continually hear from our guests about their once-in-a-lifetime
experiences onboard, and we want to bring these memorable stories
together and share them," said Richard Meadows, executive vice
president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America
Line. "Our Facebook community allows us to connect and interact with
our fans on a more personal level and this is an ideal way to feature
their cruising highlights."
Once the 10 finalists are determined, a panel of judges composed of
Holland America Line executives and shipboard officers, including Vice
President of Marine Hotel Johan Groothuizen, Director of Mariner
Society Gerald Bernhoft, Captain Albert Schoonderbeek and Hotel Manager
Marco van Belleghem — as well as well-known travel journalist and
Editor-in-Chief of ExpertCruiser.com Anita Dunham-Potter — will select
the winner. The winning highlight will be announced Feb. 15, 2012.
The contest is open to legal residents 18 years or older of the United
States, D.C., Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, the
Netherlands, Germany and Australia.
For a cruise brochure or for more information about Holland America
Line, consult a professional travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL
(1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.
Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog. Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link at www.hollandamerica.com.
About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to
350 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two-
to 110-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, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and
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 Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop
powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom
amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's
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