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Holland America Line

With more than 140 years of experience, Holland America Line is recognized as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry’s premium segment and the recipient of many awards and accolades.  Holland America Line has maintained a tradition of excellence that includes exceptional onboard service, exquisite cuisine, spacious well-appointed staterooms and fabulous itineraries.
Holland America's 15 ships sail to more than 320 ports of call on all seven continents, ranging from popular Caribbean and Alaska itineraries to exotic cruises to the far corners of the world.   The first of our new Signature Class ships was unveiled in July 2008 with the introduction of the ms Eurodam, accommodating 2,104 guests and weighing 86,000 gross tons. The ms Nieuw Amsterdam arrived in July 2010.
Over the course of the company's long history, first as a cargo- and passenger-shipping carrier, and subsequently a leisure-cruise line, Holland America Line has carried more than millions of passengers from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations across the globe.

Delivering a Premium Cruise Experience That Will Exceed Your Expectations

We are proud to share some of the organizations and publications which have honored us with awards and accolades.


#1 Preferred Cruise Line
Portrait of Affluent Travelers™ survey; Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell


Consistently Among the Highest-rated Cruise Lines
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards


Highest-Rated Premium Cruise Line
Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards


International Five Star Diamond Award
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences


High Deluxe Five-Star-Plus Rating
World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society


Best Overall Cruise Value (21 consecutive years)
World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, Ocean & Cruise News


Best Private Island – Half Moon Cay (13 years), Best Private Island Cabana – Half Moon Cay,  Best Alaska Itineraries, Best Central America Itineraries, Best Canada/New England Itineraries, Best Shore Excursions, and Best Overall Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers
2013 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards

Best Cruise Line Chef: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Best Onboard Art Collection
Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Award

Best Dining Experience, Master Chef’s Table
2014 Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Award

Best Shore Excursions, 2011
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards (US)

Best Overall, Mid-sized Ship for ms Noordam; #1 Best for Fitness, Mid-sized Ship for ms Westerdam; #1 Best Shore Excursions, Mid-sized Ship for ms Westerdam; #1 Best Cruise to Alaska for ms Volendam; #1 Best Cruise from the West Coast for ms Westerdam
2013 Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards (US)

#1 Best Alaska Cruises; #1 Best Cruises from the West Coast; #1 Best Cabins for ms Amsterdam; #1 Best Embarkation for ms Ryndam (mid-sized ships)
2012 Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards (US)

Best Cabins
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards (UK)

#1 Fitness for ms Volendam (mid-sized ships)
2012 Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards (UK)

Among the Best Cruise Ship Spas
2013 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards

Green Planet Award
Kuoni Switzerland for outstanding environmental standards

Gold Medal: Best Eco-Friendly “Green” Cruise Ship, Best Premium Cruise Ship: ms Eurodam
Silver Medal: Dancing with the Stars: At Sea for Entertainment, Taste of De Librije for Restaurant Design, Pinnacle Suite for Suite Design
Travel Weekly, Magellan Awards

Responsible Tourism Award, 2008

Virgin Holidays
Marine Environmental Business of the Year, 2010, 2014
Port of Seattle
Best Cruise Operator, International
Australian Federation of Travel Agents

Best Cruise Line
Zoover Holiday Reviews

Gold Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Environmental Protection Award, 2012, 2010
US Coast Guard

North Star Award for Excellence in Tourism
Governor or Alaska

Most Ethical Companies List 2012, 2013, 2014
Ethic Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute

World’s Leading Green Cruise Line, 2010
World Travel Awards

Blue Circle Award, 2010
Port of Vancouver

Green Gateway Award – Platinum Level, 2012
Port of Seattle

Sustainable Tourism Award, January 2013
Hsmai and National Geographic Traveler

Ocean Stewardship and Sustainability Award, 2013
Alaska SeaLife Center

Favorite Cruise Experience, 2013
National Tour Association

Wave Award for Best Shore Excursion (Ocean-going), 2013
TravelAge West

Best Food Cruise Lines, 2012/2013
Prow’s Edge

Best Cruise Line for Single Cruisers, 2012/2013
Prow’s Edge 

 

LIFE ON BOARD

Children's Activities
With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

Family Cruising
Holland America Line is dedicated to making your family's cruise vacation memorable and happy for each member of your family.

Wedding Cruises and Vow Renewals
Whether you prefer a simple ceremony and a small, elegant reception or lots of family and friends at a larger celebration, a wedding cruise on one of Holland America Line's elegant ships will launch a lifetime of memories.

Single Partners Program
Each Holland America ship hosts a Solo Travelers party for singles to meet each other early during their cruise.

Laundry
For your convenience, Holland America Line offers full laundry and dry cleaning service.

Religious Services
In order to serve the spiritual needs of guests, Holland America Line offers Catholic, Interdemoninational and Jewish services.

Staterooms
Every stateroom is a gracious retreat.

Clothing and Dress Code
The right clothing can make a big difference in the enjoyment of your cruise.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Holland America Line is at the forefront of the cruise industry in providing facilities and services to guests with disabilities.

Casino and Gaming
Whether you are an experienced player, or just want to learn to play, the casino is a place to simply have fun.

Private Cabanas
Enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your own private haven.

Service
On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill.

Dining
As You Wish® dining on all cruises.

Activities
Each new day, a wealth of cruise activity and indulgences.

Entertainment
There is something for everyone on Holland America Line.

 

PROGRAMS

Culinary Arts Center
An experience to savor.

Fitness Center and Onboard Recreation
Holland America Line makes it easy for you to stay fit and trim while on your journey with fully equipped fitness centers and sports courts.

Explorations Café
The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, offers a comfortable coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper.

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Of all the fascinating places you can visit on a Holland America cruise ship, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, featuring heavenly beauty and wellness rituals.

On Location
Learning while you cruise is an enjoyable way to pass the time.

Le Cirque Restaurant
Famed dining experience on all sailings.

Culinary Council
Celebrated chefs from around the world advise Holland America Line executives.

Digital Workshop Powered by Windows®
Learn digital photography, video editing, blogging and web skills while cruising.

Luggage Shipping Services
Check luggage to your flight while still on board.

Mariner Society
Cruise credits entitle you to special benefits.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea
Classes and competition on every cruise*

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MY STORY
Cruising with Holland America

Fantastic, attentive, and personalized service. Comfortable cabins, smooth sailing ship. Excellent food choices and quality in main dining room and Lido restaurant, great and efficient room service. Excellent meals in Pinnacle Grill.

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THE FLEET
Amsterdam
Eurodam
Maasdam
ms Koningsdam
Nieuw Amsterdam
Noordam
Oosterdam
Prinsendam
Rotterdam
Ryndam
Statendam
Veendam
Volendam
Westerdam
Zaandam
Zuiderdam

 

DESTINATIONS
Africa
Alaska
Alaska Cruisetour
Amazon
Antarctica
Arctic Circle
Asia / Far East
Australia
Australia/New Zealand
Baltic
Bermuda
Black Sea
British Isles
Canada
Canada/New England
Caribbean
Central America
Denmark
Eastern Caribbean
Egypt
Europe
France
Greece/Greek Isles
Hawaii
Holy Land
Iceland
India
Italy
Mediterranean
Mexico
Mexico (Baja)
Middle East
New England
New Zealand
Norway
Pacific Coastal
Pacific Northwest
Panama Canal
Repositioning
Russia
Scandinavia
South America
South Pacific
Southern Caribbean
Spain
Tahiti
Trans-Atlantic
Trans-Pacific
Turkey
USA
Western Caribbean
World Cruise (Full & Segments)