“If we can live in harmony on a ship with many different nationalities, we can in the world. The best way is to meet each other.”
We Were Born to Voyage
For more than 140 years, we’ve been changing the world through travel, opening our guests’ eyes to new places, new cultures and new people. Celebrating our differences and building connections, while discovering our shared humanity. Because the farther we travel, the closer we become.
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The Power of TravelOrlando Ashford, President HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Sailing to over 400 ports of call, each journey we take is a new opportunity to change the world. Because when we meet people from different places and backgrounds, we become ambassadors of their cultures and they become ambassadors of ours.Orlando Ashford, President HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
The Power of Travel
“After 26 years sailing with Holland America Line, I have seen many lives transformed and improved, including my own.”
“Once you have a chance to visit different cultures, meet new people, taste different food, it’s truly going to change your life.”
“The best possible souvenir of travel is a broader perspective of the world.”
“Bringing my teenage daughter on travels opened her eyes to the world. She realized that it isn’t only about us living in a bubble.”
“We’ve probably met people from 100 countries on cruises. There’s a commonality to people. A smile is universal.”
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