Holland America

The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico’s troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country “due to recent security concerns.” The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual tourism fair that officials hope will spark...
A federal judge from Seattle threw out a $21.5 million verdict awarded to James Hausman.

A federal judge in Seattle recently threw out a $21.5 million jury verdict awarded to a man from Illinois in a lawsuit against Holland America cruise line. James R. Hausman sued the Seattle-based cruise line after a sliding glass door malfunctioned by hitting his...
Confessions of a Cruise Security Officer

by Sid Lipsey of Yahoo Travel A cruise is a vacation full of fun and frivolity under the sun. But if you step out of line (and we’re not talking the conga line), you’ll have to deal with cruise...

by Alex Rozier, KING 5 News A Seattle jury awarded a Springfield, Illinois, man $21.5 million in lawsuit settlement after the man suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was hit by an automatic sliding door on board a Holland America Line cruise. James Hausman is a successful businessman...
Cruise Ship Cancellations

by Liz Graves of mdislander.com The height of the cruise ship season here happens to correspond with the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. Even storms that don’t come near the coast of Maine can stir up enough rough weather to force cruise ship captains to cancel planned...
Prisendam

By Dave Kiffer of sitnews.us At the beginning of most cruise ship sailings, the passengers gather for a safety lecture. It's not really a drill because they don't get into lifeboats or rafts that are then cast off. What takes place is a muster drill in which passengers are...

Eagle-eyed financial reporters noticed legal disclosures in some cruise lines' quarterly SEC that reported pending citations from Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation. When questioned, the DEC confirmed 48 violations since 2010 and stated “We have Carnival, Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity and one to Silver Seas.”...

The question of how safe shore excursions are has been raised again due to an Alaskan float plane crash that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the pilot. The guests were sailing on a seven day Seattle to Alaska cruise on the Holland America Line's Westerdam. The shore excursion...