event honors the important work of the non-profit organization to support
seafarers and maritime workers visiting and living in Seattle
Seattle, Wash., July 27, 2018 —
Holland America Line hosted the Home from the Sea fundraiser luncheon for the
Catholic Seafarers' Ministry aboard Eurodam
Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Port of Seattle. The event was
attended by the Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, along
with Father Paul Magnano and Deacon Joey DeLeon.
A raffle for a Holland America Line cruise was held to raise funds for the
center. After lunch guests were invited to tour the ship.
"Holland America Line is a longtime supporter of Catholic Seafarers' Ministry,
and we were honored to host their annual fundraising luncheon on board Eurodam," said Orlando
Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "Not only is Catholic Seafarers'
Ministry an important part of our community, but they also serve our crew
members. As Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line we are proud to help further the valuable
work of this great organization supporting maritime workers who are away from
home and their families, especially in this busy summer cruise season."
The Catholic Seafarers' Center is a social-service agency in the Archdiocese of
Seattle. Its mission is to meet the spiritual and practical needs of
seafarers and maritime workers visiting and living in Seattle. The center
provides a number of services to workers coming to the city, including shipping
goods on their behalf, arranging transportation and coordinating recreational
activities. For more information, visit seattlearchdiocese.org.
"Thank you to Holland America Line for once again hosting our luncheon onboard
the beautiful Eurodam," said Bishop Mueggenborg. "It is because of partners
like Holland America Line that we can continue to make an impact on our
community and affect the lives of so many seafarers who come through our port."
Each year, Holland America Line hosts more than 25 shipboard charity luncheons
for nearly 5,000 guests in its homeport cities. In addition, Holland America
Line and its corporate foundation's charitable-giving programs provide cash
sponsorships, in-kind donations, free- and reduced-fare cruise donations for
nonprofit fundraising events, donations of usable shipboard items around the
world, employee volunteerism and other philanthropic activities.
Editor's note: Photos
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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 Koningsdam
in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in
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.