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)
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
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
Best Food Cruise Lines, 2012/2013
Best Cruise Line for Single Cruisers, 2012/2013
LIFE ON BOARD
With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.
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.
For your convenience, Holland America Line offers full laundry and dry cleaning service.
In order to serve the spiritual needs of guests, Holland America Line offers Catholic, Interdemoninational and Jewish services.
Every stateroom is a gracious retreat.
Clothing and Dress Code
The right clothing can make a big difference in the enjoyment of your cruise.
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.
Enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your own private haven.
On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill.
As You Wish® dining on all cruises.
Each new day, a wealth of cruise activity and indulgences.
There is something for everyone on Holland America Line.
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