Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 - Featured, News Blog Carnival Elation scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U. This marks the second consecutive time the ship has achieved a perfect U.
It's a nice configuration that feels more spacious than other mid-sized ships.
Unique in its own way is Holland America's Prinsendam, the only ship in the line's Elegant Explorer Class.
The ship will be nearly identical to Koningsdam, although it is expected to introduce a number of new features (including a specialty restaurant that has yet to be revealed).
Fifteen ships comprise Holland America's fleet, which is divided into seven classes.
It includes a handful of firsts for the line, including a two-tiered Lido Pool with an outdoor movie screen, a main theater with an 270-degree LED screen and new restaurants (for example: Sel de Mer, which serves up seafood and French fare in a traditional brasserie setting).
Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam, which make up the line's Signature Class, are the second-largest in the fleet -- and the newest before Koningsdam.
One year later, Carnival Corporation acquired Holland America Line, which remains headquartered in Seattle. S.-based cruise line, but it continues to maintain strong ties with its Netherlands heritage.
Ships in its fleet -- since the 1890s and continuing today -- bear the suffix "dam." Most of the names are inspired by actual dams that traverse the rivers of the Netherlands.
Others, such as those within the Vista Class, represent points of the compass.