Holland America Line
has announced that all ships in its fleet will have interactive guided tours by the end of the year.
The cruise line has said that self-guided interactive tours on iPod devices will be available across all ships by the end of 2006, offering passengers information of the expansive art and antiquities collections onboard the Holland America Line
First to get the iPod tours was the Westerdam
, with its July 30th sailing acting as the debut for the new tours.
"These self-guided tours are just the latest addition to our constantly expanding onboard enrichment programs," said Richard D Meadows, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
"The tours highlight the most interesting, historical and accessible pieces of art and antiques to provide greater depth and context, and give our guests a truly rewarding experience."
The total value of the art collections onboard the Holland America Line
cruise ships stretches into millions of dollars, but passengers will be delighted to hear that the iPods are available for hire for free.Holland America Line
art tours last in the region of 40 to 50 minutes, which means plenty of admirable art for passengers to enjoy.
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