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Holland America Line is an American/British-owned cruise line; a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Originating in the Netherlands, the company is now based in Seattle, United States.

In 1873, A shipping and passenger line was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company (NASM).

In 1976, Holland America Line Inc. began recruiting skilled personnel from the Philippines through United Philippine Lines as the chosen agent. 

A 43-year and continuing relationship with Holland America and United Philippine Lines.

Holland America Line became the pioneer in the manning industry and one of the very first to hire Filipino seafarers.

14 Luxury Ships Sailing more than 280 ports of call — MS Koningsdam (Flagship)

Today Holland America offers more than 200 positions for Filipinos on each of its 10 vessels. Including Hotel, Deck, Engine, and Medical Departments. Totaling more than 6,000 Filipino crew on all their vessels.

Holland America Line is dedicated to empowering its crew members with opportunities for career advancement. Through mentorship programs, leadership training, and skill-building workshops, the cruise line strives to equip its crew with the tools and knowledge needed to progress in their careers.

A Vision to Behold

Holland America Line envisions further strengthening its support for crew members and reinforcing its reputation as an employer of choice in the maritime industry. By strengthening its partnership with UPL, HAL aims to continue investing in crew training, well-being programs, and career development initiatives. They are committed to advancing sustainability measures that benefit both the environment and its crew, aligning with global trends towards responsible and ethical business practices. By prioritizing the needs and aspirations of its crew, Holland America Line seeks to build a resilient and inspired workforce that contributes to the cruise line’s continued success.

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