Cruise Ship Passenger Awarded $21.5 Million For This:

Holland America Line has been ordered to pay a staggering $21.5 million in damages to a cruise ship passenger who apparently suffered a minor brain injury after being hit by a sliding glass door during a cruise in 2011. Jurors returned the verdict against Seattle-based Holland America Line in US District Court finding that the cruise line acted with reckless disregard for … [Read more...]

Eight Cruise Ship Passengers Killed in Shore Excursion Plane Crash

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, June 25 (Reuters) - All nine people aboard an excursion plane from a Holland America Line cruise ship that crashed in Alaska on Thursday died in the accident, police and the aircraft company said. Eight passengers and the pilot were killed when the plane went down during a tour of the Misty Fjords area of southeast Alaska on Thursday afternoon, … [Read more...]

Holland America Cruise Ship Assists Sightseeing Vessel in Distress

  A Holland America Line cruise ship diverted its Alaska itinerary to assist in the rescue of over 40 people from a disabled sightseeing boat. Holland America Line reports that on June 10 while in the vicinity of Jaw Point at Glacier Bay, Alaska, its cruise MS Noordam was alerted that the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind was experiencing mechanical trouble … [Read more...]

We Had a Very Clear Intent – We Had Eight Days

This post is brought to you by Imtech Marine:  When Holland America Line commissioned Imtech Marine USA to refit the bridges of three of its renowned cruise ships, Eric Clarke, Director Service Americas of Imtech Marine USA, was delighted but also knew this represented a considerable challenge – even with his company's vast experience and 100-strong branch … [Read more...]

Is This Cruise Ship Tourist Guilty Of Felony Stupidity? gCaptain Says Yes

In November of last year Rick Ehlert, a passenger on Holland America's Ryndam, did something incredibly stupid. Drunk and in a mischievous mood Mr. Ehlert broke into the ship's control room, threw over a life ring then proceeded to deploy the ship's anchor... while the vessel was underway. Normally this act of sabatouge would be difficult to trace back to the perpetrator but, … [Read more...]