Holland America Line Reserves Top Seating for Performance of Edinburgh's Famed Military Tattoo


    Featured on August 11, 2009, ms Eurodam, Northern Isles Adventure

    SEATTLE, May 5 /CNW/ -- Holland America Line announced today that it has
reserved some of the best seats on the floodlit Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle
to provide booked guests a bird's-eye view to one of the most celebrated
events in the world: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo. With more than 1,000
performers, featuring Tongan musicians, an all-male Canadian choir, the Indian
Navy and entertainers of the Royal Academy of Music and Drama, the Edinburgh
Military Tattoo will celebrate its 60th anniversary while also paying a 250th
birthday anniversary tribute to Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns. The
Edinburgh Military program, which takes place on Aug. 13 while the ms Eurodam
overnights in Edinburgh, Scotland, will be available on the 16-day, Northern
Isles Adventure, departing Aug. 11 from Copenhagen, Denmark.

    "Holland America Line's commitment to providing our guests with unique
and memorable shore excursions is demonstrated once again with this
one-of-a-kind shore opportunity," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice
president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "And guests will be able to
experience this incredible event from the vantage point of the best reserved
seating available."

    Northern Isles Adventure
    Guests who book the 16-day Northern Isles Adventure will board Eurodam in
Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug. 11. Besides an overnight in Edinburgh, the vessel
will visit Invergordon, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Ilivileq, Greenland; St.
John's Newfoundland; St.-Pierre & Miquelon; and Sydney and Halifax, Nova
Scotia. The Signature-class ship will spend five leisurely days at sea and a
day of scenic cruising in Prince Christian Sound and Cape Farewell before
ending its journey in New York on Aug. 27.   Booked guests can reserve their
seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo--and other excursions for the Northern
Isles Adventure sailing--by visiting www.hollandamerica.com.

    -- www.hollandamerica.com --

    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 July 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.

    World's Leading Cruise Lines
    The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line
is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also
includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, 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.

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    CONTACT:        John Primeau
    PHONE:          800-637-5029, 206-262-5870
    FAX:            206-262-5934
    EMAIL:          pr@hollandamerica.com


For further information:

For further information: John Primeau 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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