Holland America Line wrapped three commuter trains that will run on the Sound Transit Light Rail System in Seattle.
The trains, which are wrapped to resemble the Koningsdam, will be featured through April 2017, when the summer cruise season to Alaska begins from the Port of Seattle.
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the University of Washington Station, with Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford and Honorary “Captain” Miles Lamb, an 11-year-old cancer survivor and patient of Seattle Children’s Hospital.
According to a statement, during the ceremony Holland America Line presented a $5,000 check to Strong Against Cancer, an effort to gain funding for a cancer immunotherapy treatment being developed at Seattle Children’s Hospital with support from volunteer team captain Russell Wilson.
“As Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line, we’re always looking for creative ways to increase awareness that we’re headquartered here. We sail from Seattle to Alaska all summer long, and we are a big contributor and supporter of the local community,” said Ashford. “Millions of people ride Seattle’s light rail each year, and we're excited to have these eye-catching trains sailing around the city and spreading the word in a fun and engaging way.
“Miles is a wonderful young man and a great honorary ‘captain’ for Holland America Line’s first-ever rail ‘ships,’” added Ashford. “This event also gave us a great opportunity to continue our support of Seattle Children’s Hospital and Strong Against Cancer to treat cancer among children.”