Holland America Line will this year celebrate their 140th anniversary and to mark the occasion the renowned cruise line have come together to form a partnership with the world famous Keukenhof Spring gardens in the Netherlands. The partnership has been created to develop an exclusive tulip for Holland America Line.
The cruise line was originally founded in Rotterdam on April 18, 1873 and to mark the anniversary occasion Keukenhof Gardens have chosen a white-petaled variety in order to honour the illustrious operator. The cruise line began initially as a trans-Atlantic cargo company before making a huge name for themselves in the world of passenger cruising.
The new tulip will begin harvesting next spring and the first of the new bulbs will be handed over to Holland America Line Captain Edward van Zaane along with other distinguished guests. It is said the tulips are scheduled to bloom in spring of 2013 and an official naming ceremony for the brand new tulip will take place in April 2013 at Keukenhof.
Keukenhof is an incredible experience in itself, renowned for being the world’s largest flower gardens. The gardens are located near Amsterdam and represent what many call the Garden of Europe, attracting over 800,000 visitors each year from all over the world.
In the world of cruising, Holland America will celebrate their 140th anniversary by offering passengers a special offer of $140 on board spending money per stateroom on ocean view cabins and above for a selection of cruises in 2013. From the fabulous Dalmation Coast to the jewels of the Baltic Capitals, there are some sensational itineraries to choose from.