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Holland America Line Achieves Full Fleet Shore Power Capability

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Holland America Line has completed shore power installation on its entire fleet, marking a significant milestone in sustainability efforts. This initiative began in 2006, and now all their ships, including the newest ones, can connect to shore power during port visits, reducing emissions and noise. The fleetwide shore power installation was completed with the installation of the system onboard ms Volendam in Vancouver, British Columbia, which was connected to the port’s shoreside electricity for the first full day on Sept. 27.

Holland America Line's entire fleet can now connect to shore power, also known as cold ironing, during port visits if the system is installed at the docks. Now HAL ships can connect to shore power in more than 18 ports worldwide, with over 25 additional ports actively working on shore power facilities. Ports that currently accommodate Holland America Line ships with shore power include: Juneau, Alaska; New York; San Francisco and San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Halifax, Montreal, and Vancouver, Canada; Bergen, Ålesund, and Kristiansand, Norway; Kiel, Germany; and Shanghai and Xiamen, China. In 2024, the port of Rotterdam is expected to become shore-power ready, expanding the cruise line's sustainable port options.

The cruise line is committed to sustainability and aims to reduce carbon emission intensity by 20% by 2026 from its 2019 baseline.

Holland America Line's achievement of full fleet shore power capability underscores its commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental footprint, setting a positive example for the cruise industry.