Seattle, Wash., Oct.
12, 2017 — Holland America Line recently collected
a trio of awards from Seatrade Europe, AFAR Media and Kreuzfahrt Traume that
recognized the brand's marketing initiatives, Alaska cruises and culinary
Holland America Line's partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine won the 2017
Seatrade Cruise Award for Marketing Initiative of the Year; the AFAR Travelers'
Choice Cruise Awards recognized the line's Alaska Cruises; and Rudi's Sel De
Mer was given the International German Cruise Award for Best New Restaurant
Concept by German publication Kreuzfahrt Traume.
"We are always deeply honored when our brand is recognized for an initiative we
worked tirelessly to develop or an experience that elevates who we are and what
we deliver," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "Thank you
to the readers and decision-makers from Seatrade, AFAR and Kreuzfahrt Traume
who awarded us with these three prestigious honors."
Recognizes O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership
Holland America Line's partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine earned the 2017
Seatrade Cruise Award for Marketing Initiative of the Year. The new award
recognized the cruise line's onboard programming that was designed to unite the
soul-stirring power of travel with the magazine's deep commitment to connection
and personal growth.
Five special theme cruises feature exclusive programming developed with the
magazine's editors, along with guest motivational speakers and one very special
cruise that Oprah Winfrey sailed on in July 2017. Additionally, more than 300
cruises sailing from North America through the remainder of 2017 and 2018 have
a variety of inspiring and engaging activities that bring the magazine to life
AFAR Audience Names
Holland America Line's Alaska Cruises Number-One
In the AFAR Travelers' Choice Cruise Awards, Holland America Line earned top
accolades for its Alaska cruises. This is the first year AFAR Media broke their
esteemed awards into three categories: hotel, cruise and destinations. More
than 130,000 votes were received in the cruise category alone, and Holland
America came out as number-one in the Alaska Cruise Line category.
In 2017 Holland America Line celebrated its 70th year as a leader in Alaska
exploration. The line's award-winning Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys are
the heart of the company's global itineraries, and every itinerary is
highlighted by scenic cruising of Alaska's Inside Passage and one or more of
Alaska's famous glaciers and fjords.
Holland America Line's Land+Sea Journeys combine a three-, four- or seven-day
Inside Passage or Glacier Discovery cruise with in-depth overland tours to the
Yukon and Alaska's interior. Holland America Line is the only cruise company to
weave must-see sites such as Denali National Park — the centerpiece of every
Land+Sea Journey — with seldom-seen ones, such as Dawson City, in the heart of
Klondike Gold Rush Country.
Rudi's Sel De Mer
Wins Best New Restaurant Concept
German publication Kreuzfahrt Traume named Rudi's Sel de Mer Best New
Restaurant Concept at the International German Cruise Awards. First launched on
ms Koningsdam as
a stand-alone venue, Rudi's Sel de Mer recently debuted as a pop-up in the
Pinnacle Grill on several ships in the Holland America Line fleet, and will
expand to the entire fleet next year. The specialty restaurant was created and
named for the cruise line's Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, who conceived and
developed the concept.
For Rudi's Sel De Mer, Sodamin created Food Faces art for the exclusive show plates
made by Bernardaud. Each plate portrays an image of a work of art crafted from
Rudi's Sel de Mer is built around a menu of classic French Mediterranean dishes
with a contemporary twist, featuring locally sourced seafood. The setting is an
intimate brasserie with custom décor, plates, menus and uniforms reflecting the
ambiance. Guests can indulge in a diverse selection of dishes over several
courses that includes Rudi's Seafood Tower, Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, Fruits
de Mer, Duck Cassoulet, Soufflé au Fromage, Salt Crust Baked Branzino and
desserts like Crêpes Suzette, Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate Sauce and Rudi's
famed Souffle – a version of the Salzburger Nockerl.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:
CCL and CUK)]
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, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and
Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal.
The line welcomed ms
Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in
2021, recently was announced.
The company is undergoing $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 through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during
an America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York
Times; and by taking a 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, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.