Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth- and teen- friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17.
Club HAL® - Kids*: Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, “Little Artists” crafts, ice cream sundae parties and a farewell pajama party. All children participating in Club HAL must be completely toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups are permitted in the Youth Center. Youth Staff cannot assist children in the restroom.
Club HAL® - Tweens*: Tweens, ages 8-12, take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, karaoke disco parties and participate in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program in Alaska on Alaska cruises.
The Loft and The Oasis - Teens*: ages 13-17, enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late-night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes and teen-only night club events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered. (The Loft and Oasis are not available on ms Prinsendam. The Oasis is located on ms Statendam, ms Ryndam, ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Zaandam, ms Volendam and ms Amsterdam.)
Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center: Workshops and lively demonstrations for kids and teens offering basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety and recipe instruction. Workshops are offered for two age groups: ages 3–7, and ages 8–15. Demonstrations are open to all ages.
*On the ms Prinsendam, youth activities are offered for ages 5-17. All other ships offer youth activities for ages 3-17.