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Holland America Line (HAL)


Holland America Line is a British/American owned cruise line and is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, and a member of the Holland America Group, which controls the three three Carnival brands based on the West Coast of the United States; these being Seabourn Cruises, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line and in Australia, P&O Cruises Australia. Originating in the Netherlands, the company is now based in Seattle, United States. Holland America Line was founded in 1893 as the Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (Dutch-American Steamship Company), a shipping and passenger line. It was headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and provided service to the Americas. The company was formed as a result of the reorganization of an earlier company, Plate, Reuchlin & Co. In 1989, Holland America Line was purchased by the Carnival Corporation, for 1.2 billion guilders (€530 million). The Carnival Corporation subsequently merged with P&O Princess Cruises plc on the 17th April 2003, to form the world’s largest cruise operating company in a deal worth US$5.4 billion. As a result of the merger the Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess Cruises plc were integrated to form Carnival Corporation & plc, with a portfolio of eleven cruise ship brands.

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