Holland America Line Reaches 1 Million Facebook Fans

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 
content." 
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 
America line. 
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 
www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com. 
CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
PHONE:   800-637-5029 
FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com 
http://www.hollandamerica.com 
SOURCE: Holland America Line 
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