October 17, 2008

Holland America Line Goes Multi-Lingual

SEATTLE, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While Holland America Line's Web site -- http://www.hollandamerica.com/ -- has always enjoyed a global audience, the 135-year-old company announced today the addition of a translation feature that allows visitors to select the language of their choice to the Web site's highest traffic areas. Now, visitors to http://www.hollandamerica.com/ can display destination information, fares, online e-brochures, news articles, special offers, Mariner Society information and more in German, Spanish and Dutch.

"As a global company, we recognize the value of offering our Web site in a variety of languages," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs, Holland America Line. "It is our goal to make our Web site user experience as clear, convenient and as welcoming as possible."

Translation Access

Once on the Web site, visitors are able to switch between languages at any time simply by choosing a different language from the "Select a Language" drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of each applicable Web page. If a visitor does not choose a language, the site will automatically default to English.

For more information about Holland America Line, visit http://www.hollandamerica.com/.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc ]

Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to 320 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to 108-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, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. A 15th ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, is scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $525 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, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.


    CONTACT:  John Primeau, Rose Abello    PHONE:    800-637-5029, 206-262-5870    FAX:      206-262-5934    EMAIL:    [email protected]  

Holland America Line

CONTACT: John Primeau or Rose Abello, both of Holland America Line,1-800-637-5029, or +1-206-262-5870, Fax, +1-206-262-5934,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.hollandamerica.com/