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Contributor: Simon Douwes

Simon Douwes, Director, Holland America Line

Simon Douwes

As director of deployment and itinerary planning for Holland America Line, a subsidiary of the Carnival Corporation, Simon Douwes is responsible for researching, developing and implementing the deployments and itineraries for all vessels in the HAL fleet. Simon served as captain on most of HAL’s ships between1993 and 2002.

Eastern Enchantment
Exotic itineraries to Asia and the Far East have surged in popularity in the last decade, but how long can interest in the region be maintained? Simon Douwes of Holland America Line and...

Adapt to Change
How can cruise lines improve passenger experience in an oversubscribed destination such as the Caribbean? Shirley Accini talks to Matthew Sams and Simon Douwes of Holland America Line,...