Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Why Holland America For An Incentive Program? This also appeared in Business Insider on July 12, 2011 See below.   Why Holland America For An Incentive Program? July 5th, 2011 ms Westerdam During the past two decades, my experience has included organizing incentive programs and conferences on cruise ships. They have proven to be easy to justify and budget, and provide a high-perceived value. A drawback with many large ships is that high achievers are limited to receiving verandah cabins. This has caused many incentive programs to turn to higher end smaller ships that could provide the exceptional service, but not the space required for a large group. Holland America Lines has solved that dilemma with penthouse and deluxe verandah suites. The majority of the cabins are verandahs. However, on the ms Westerdam, Oosterdam, Noordam, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, as well as various classes of ships, this category is available with approximately more than 60 deluxe verandah and penthouse suites. Guests enjoy the use of the Neptune Lounge, which provides a relaxed atmosphere with up-to-date newspapers, magazines, and television, in addition to coffee or tea with fresh cold snacks all day. The Neptune Lounge The Neptune Lounge concierges are able to assist you on the spot with front office transactions, reservations for the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto Restaurant, or other restaurants available on other ships, and shore excursion information and bookings. Each suite...

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Bio and photo for College Yearbook

Maralyn Dennis Hill, born in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Maralyn attended Blackburn College from 1958-60 as an art major. She picked up additional classes at various institutions and received her Masters Degree in Organizational Development from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1990. While at Blackburn, she lived at Stoddard Hall. Her freshman year, she worked for Dean Halpert and her sophomore year for Shirley Cherry. Maralyn credits Blackburn with helping to nurture her independent spirit. Maralyn left to be a stewardess for American Airlines and then built an advertising and marketing company where half of her clients were in the hospitality industry. She sold this in 1990 after receiving five international awards, while continuing to consult and write travel incentive programs. Maralyn met her actuary and writer husband, Norman, on a bus out of NYC. With their marriage in 1990, he got son, daughter, and granddaughter. She has co-authored three books and knows there will be more in her future. Indeed, Maralyn continues her life with trains, planes and automobiles. In 2009, she was elected president of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. She continues to travel, write, speak and food judge, in addition to freelance writing and being editor-at-large for CityRoom, Inc. There is no retirement in Maralyn’s future as she was born to travel and tell...

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