Simular to the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines complimentary gift of small ceramic replicas of historical houses, Holland America Line hands out ceramic Delft Blue tiles in various forms and shapes, as part of their Mariner Society Rewards Program.

Since there is no accurate administration, it was not exactly known how many different tiles have been produced on behalf of Holland America Line. For the last 60 years the majority of the ceramic tiles have been manufactured by Royal Goedenwaagen-Gouda in Nieuw-Buinen, The Netherlands. On a global basis a search has been initiated by collectors to make an inventory of all tile editions from Royal Goedewaagen-Gouda. That inventory has been completed. The number of issued HAL official tile editions is set at 335 pieces. All tiles can be found on this website. Estimated 80 tiles are issued by associated organizations.

My collection consists of 412 tiles and 8 tile tableaus. The items in this collection have been acquired through website and exhibition purchases, through auctions and gifts.

Update Februari 1, 2023:

For the 2021/22 Mariner Collection series the Holland America Line has chosen for depictions of sea monsters, again sorted by class. The corner ornamentations refer to the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York. The crown consists of seven points symbolizing the seven continents and seas. The series initially consisted of seven tiles, but due to the sale of the Amsterdam, Rotterdam (VI), Maasdam and Veendam the series was reduced to four tiles. In the menu News one can see the three tiles that were released in a very limited edition when the four ships were still in service, just before the outbreak of the pandemic.

Next update: April 1, 2023.