SEATTLE, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Holland America Line achieved an impressive
milestone this week when it reached 1 million Facebook fans. The line's
Facebook page is a social media hub where fans can come together to get the
latest news, get cruising advice, find information on specials, find fellow
travelers on the Roll Call tab, share photos, enter contests and more.
As Facebook maintains its popularity with users around the world, Holland
America Line continues to use the social media channel to communicate with
fans and share information about the premium cruise line.
"Our fans, guests and potential cruisers recognize the importance of Facebook
as a way to interact and we are excited to reach 1 million fans," said Richard
Meadows, Holland America Line's executive vice president of sales, marketing
and guest programs. "Our social community is very engaged and we look forward
to continuing to grow our fan base through new initiatives and interesting
Holland America Line's Facebook page is a dynamic community for ongoing
conversations regarding the premium cruise line. Fans are encouraged to share
stories, questions, comments, photos, videos and links about their experiences
with Holland America Line on the wall and by engaging with tabs that feature
sweepstakes, Roll Call events, special offers, cruise planning and engagement.
Fans also are invited to participate in the community by posting cruise
photos, experiences, questions, answers and comments. Holland America Line
staff actively monitor the page to provide answers, insights, product news and
information that assists fans to learn more about cruising with Holland
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a professional travel
agent, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.
Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.
Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the
home page at www.hollandamerica.com.
About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:
CCL and CUK)] Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a
new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top
Mariner's Dream Beds.
World's Leading Cruise Lines Holland America Line is a proud member of World's
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at
CONTACT: Sally Andrews
SOURCE: Holland America Line
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