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April 2005 - Holland America Cruises' Signature of Excellence Update!
Holland America Cruise Lines has initiated a program of
up-scaling their cruise ships, cruise line image and passenger cruise
experience. This initiative is called the Signature of Excellence program
and will soon be experienced by cruise passengers on all Holland America
The award winning Holland America five star fleet of cruise ships will all
have the unparalleled enhancements by the end of 2006. Included in the
program are enhancements to the impeccable service Holland America guests
have become accustomed to as well.
Premium cruising aboard Holland America's fleet will be enhanced by
state-of-the-art facilities and public areas. Included are stateroom
amenities, luxury beds and bed linens. All Holland America cruise ships will
include the Neptune Lounge, Pinnacle Grill, Explorations Café, the
Greenhouse Spa & Salon, and a Culinary Arts Center.
Changes will be made for children and teens cruising with Holland America as
well. The program includes newly expanded youth facilities with the "Club
HAL" program. For teens, Holland America has included The Loft and The
To date, Holland America has completed the program on six of their premium
cruise ships - Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Statendam, Westerdam, and
Zaandam. Holland America's cruise ship Amsterdam is due to have the program
implemented by early October 2005. Volendam will see her program initiated
in mid December 2005. HAL's Zuiderdam will see her program implemented in
time for her holiday Caribbean cruise at the end of December 2005. Veendam
will initiate her program on a western Caribbean cruise in late January
2006. Late April will see Maasdam initiate her completed program on a
Canada/New England cruise. Rounding out the Holland America Signature of
Excellence initiative will be Oosterdam early in November 2006 on a short 4
day cruise from Vancouver to San Fransisco.
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