Holland America Taps James Suckling to Curate Wine Lists

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Holland America Line has tapped world-renowned wine critic James Suckling to curate an extensive new wine list for the company.

The new list will be featured on all ships in Holland America Line’s premium fleet of cruise ships, with Suckling leading the design and development of the wine offerings and providing wine selection tiops on the menus and wine lists of all shipboard dining venues and bars.

A large majority of the line’s wine selection will have a rating of 90 points or higher.

Holland America said it expected to have the new list in place by the end of 2018, in time for the launch of the Nieuw Statendam ship.

“What better way to enjoy and learn about wine than on a cruise with Holland America Line,” said Suckling, who last year rated more than 17,000 wines with his team around the world. “Wine is an experiential product that brings family and friends together and enhances life, just as the special travel experiences delivered by Holland America Line.”