Including lunch and tours of Nieuw Statendam

You could enjoy a weekend in Amsterdam with Holland America Line, including a visit to the company’s newest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, with a delicious lunch onboard.

HAL will cover flights, transfers, hotel and meals for you and a companion. Winners (and companion) must be over 21, in full time employment as a UK retail travel agent and in possession of a full and valid passport. The competition closes Friday 10 May 2019.

Launched in December 2018, Nieuw Statendam is the latest evolution of HAL, featuring familiar elements that reflect the company’s rich heritage and classic style, plus state-of-the-art enhancements.

Designed with fluid curves and graceful lines, light-filled spaces enhance the natural flow of public areas. At the heart of the ship is a breathtaking central atrium, soaring three decks high. Stroll around and enjoy US$4 million worth of precious art and sculpture, displayed for guests to enjoy as part of the living environment.

Dining venues range from the elegant two-tier restaurant to Rudi’s Sel de Mer, the Pinnacle Grill or the Pan Asian Tamarind (with al-fresco terrace and featuring Nami Sushi), draught lager and continental snacks at the Grand Dutch Café, and more informal fare at the Lido Marketplace, Canaletto and New York Pizza & Deli.

Inspiring shows take place at The Main Stage, including BBC Earth ‘Planet Earth II’ concerts, while at Music Walk guests enjoy classical strings, 50 years of chart hits at Billboard Onboard, BB Kings Blues and the new Rolling Stone ‘Rock Room’.

Meanwhile, Explorations Central (EXC) offers a range of high tech online and personalised destination resources to help travellers make the most of their destinations, according to their own interests.

With sophisticated décor and amenities, staterooms (70 per cent with private verandah) feature thoughtful modern touches such as bedside USB ports, frameless shower doors and customised wood cabinets. There are also exclusive family ocean-view staterooms that can accommodate up to five people, and specially designed single staterooms for solo travellers.

The Holland America Line fleet features a range of elegant, timeless ships, such as its first Signature-class ship, Eurodam, and Nieuw Amsterdam, which this summer sails from Vancouver.

Terms and Conditions

The competition opens Friday 1 February 2019, and closes at 23:59 on Friday 10 May 2019.

Entrants must be residents of the United Kingdom, aged 21 or over and must be working full time within a UK or Ireland retail travel agency both at the time of entering the competition and taking the prize. Employees of Cruise Trade News/Real Response Media and Holland America Line are ineligible to enter this promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Eligible Participants. It is the responsibility of winners (and travel companion) to have a full valid passport (with validity for six months or more beyond the date of travel) and travel insurance to be able to take the trip. It is the winners’ own responsibility to ensure that they have correct and valid documentation to travel.

The competition prize draw will take place in early May 2019, with the selected prize winners notified as soon as possible. The winners will be chosen by a panel based on content of entries, and winners will be duly informed. Four travel agent winners (two winners and two colleagues of their choice, who will share a twin room), will enjoy a weekend trip (two days) to Amsterdam from 29-30 June 2019 with a visit to Nieuw Statendam as its highlight. The itinerary will be as follows

Saturday 29 June
Fly UK/Amsterdam, transfer into the city by train and enjoy a day to explore the sights with your Holland America Line and Cruise Trade News hosts

Sunday 30 June
After breakfast, board Nieuw Statendam at the port of Amsterdam to enjoy a guided tour of Holland America Line’s spectacular new ship with a three-course lunch. Then transfer by train to the airport for an evening flight back to the UK

The escorted trip will include flights (from London or select regional airports according to flight availability), transfers (by train), hotel accommodation for one night and meals. Personal expenses will be the responsibility of the prize winner. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-negotiable for cash, and may not be resold.

This promoter (and prize partners) have the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize elements at any time, and without prior notice. The promoter (and prize partners) also reserve the right to provide substitute prizes (of similar value) should the specified prize become unavailable for reasons beyond their control.

The promoter and prize partners do not take any responsibility for any liabilities, nor do they take any responsibility for any disappointment, injury or loss incurred by the prize winner from accepting the prize or participating in the promotion.

By entering this competition, you agree to and accept the above terms and conditions. The individual prize partner is only responsible for providing and booking their elements of the prize. Further terms and conditions apply, and may be requested from the prize promoter in writing. This promotion is governed by English law and is subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.