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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holland America Line Cruises to Eight Porthole Magazine Awards

Holland America Line played the role of Oscar winning movie by winning eight Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine for 2008, including Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Line, Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay, the line’s exclusive Bahamian port call, and Best Alaska Itineraries. It was like Picture of the Year, and everything associated with it at the Oscars winning at the same time. Itineraries, facilities, and the environment all contributed to Holland America’s victories from the cruising world.

Holland America Line also won in the following categories:

— Best Canada/New England Itineraries
— Best South America Itineraries
— Best Overall Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers
— Best Medical Facilities
— Best Computer Facilities

“Holland America Line is honored to receive these awards from the informed readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “We are especially proud of being named the most eco-friendly cruise line. Holland America Line leads the cruise industry in our commitment to protecting the environment with cutting-edge programs and partnerships with governments and regulatory agencies to test new technologies”

“Porthole Cruise Magazine continues to be one of the most highly respected travel publications geared to the cruise and destination traveler,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine. “Our readers appreciate the quality and cruise experience that premium line Holland America Line consistently delivers.”

For more information on Holland America Line, visit or call us at 1-800-788-2545.


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