Wash., Feb. 1, 2017 —
Stein Kruse, Holland America Group chief executive officer, was awarded Seattle
Business magazine's 2017 Executive Excellence Award at a black-tie event
Wednesday, Jan. 25. During the gala at the Fairmont
Olympic Hotel, Kruse was recognized as one of Washington
State's top business
As the Pacific
Northwest's premier C-suite leadership event, the Executive Excellence Awards
honor senior executives who have demonstrated extraordinary, consistent
leadership in guiding their organizations to success.
"Thanks to Seattle Business
magazine for this meaningful recognition and for
including me in such a distinguished group of honorees," said Kruse. "As chief executive officer of Holland
America Group, I work with an incredible group
of talented colleagues who show their
commitment every day
to delivering memorable vacation experiences for our guests and creating
a positive impact in our community."
year a committee of local executives selects the honorees. This is the fifth
year the awards have been presented.
"These outstanding executives inspire us with their
leadership and thoughtful management," said Leslie Helm, executive editor at
Seattle Business magazine. "By managing an aggressive expansion while at the
same time nurturing a collaborative culture, Stein Kruse has built a strong company
that contributes mightily to the Seattle community."
more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel professional,
call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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About Holland America Line [a division of
Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL
Holland America Line's fleet
of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98
countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways
to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven continents with
highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations
and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages;
and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England,
Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed ms
Koningsdam in 2016 and has a as second Pinnacle Class ship, ms
Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in November 2018. A third Pinnacle Class
ship, due for delivery in 2021, recently was announced.
The company recently announced
$300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the leader in
premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a
diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and
personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge onboard at an America's
Test Kitchen show; Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times and Digital
Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at
venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues
Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with
menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary
Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our