Holland America Line Reaches 1 Million Facebook Fans

May 08, 2013, 12:32 ET from Holland America Line

SEATTLE, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.


Sally Andrews







SOURCE Holland America Line