With smaller passenger numbers than some other luxury cruise lines, Holland America’s fleet provides a personalised experience including loads of perks.
Throw a dart at a world map and it’s probably on a Holland America itinerary! They offer over 500 different itineraries, covering 100 countries across the globe. From the Gold Rush history of Alaska to the glittering skyscrapers of Shanghai, explore the region of your choice. Popular itineraries include Caribbean and Bermuda cruises where you can soak in the sun and swim in crystal-clear waters, along with European cruises exploring the rich culture of this diverse continent. For a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure, try one of the Grand World Voyages, giving you 113 days to sail your way around the globe.
MS Nieuw Amsterdam
By: Murray, Edinburgh on 30th Sep 2018
As for the ship, I've always liked the way in which HAL themes its ships. The Nieuw Amsterdam - named after the original name for New York, was no exception.
By: James, Kettering on 25th May 2018
We had 2 room stewards who were the most hardworking guys I have ever met. They also called us by name from our first meeting.
MS Rotterdam has one of the highest guest to space ratio in its class and hosts a huge collection of artwork.MS Rotterdam Cruises
The intimate MS Prinsendam is leaving HAL’s service in July 2019 – still some time left to enjoy a farewell cruise on the ship.MS Prinsendam Cruises
MS Eurodam is HAL’s first Signature-class cruise ship. It offers various lounge, dining and entertainment facilities.MS Eurodam Cruises
Discover exotic destinations with MS Volendam and enjoy the fresh flowers and magnificent artwork onboard.MS Volendam Cruises
MS Zaandam is a musically themed ship. As art objects you will find Bill Clinton’s saxophone as well as the guitar from Queen.MS Zaandam Cruises
MS Noordam hosts a huge collection of art work incl. museum-quality paintings and photographs.MS Noordam Cruises
At the ceiling of MS Nieuw Amsterdam you will find a magnificent abstract sculpture of the inverted New York skyline.MS Nieuw Amsterdam Cruises
MS Oosterdam offers various speciality restaurants as well as entertainment venues.MS Oosterdam Cruises
MS Zuiderdam features updated dining rooms, the Neptune Lounge as well as a Spa and the Canaletto restaurant.MS Zuiderdam Cruises
MS Koningsdam was launched in 2016. It hosts all the signature HAL ship features while raising the bar for modern elegance.MS Koningsdam Cruises
Visit the King’s Blues Club onboard MS Westerdam or complete the new “Music Walk“ experience.MS Westerdam Cruises
A daily hotel service charge is added automatically to your shipboard account, currently at an amount of $13.50 to $15.00 depending on your stateroom and itinerary. A 15% bar service charge is also added to all bar or wine purchases.
Smart casual attire is the dress code for most evenings, so leave those distressed jeans, shorts and beachwear behind when it’s dinnertime and opt for a collared shirt with slacks or nice dress instead! Take part in the glamorous atmosphere of Gala Nights by dressing to impress with your finest formal wear.
"The cabins are a bit bigger than other ships I’ve seen – even inside cabins. The staff are amazing and the food is fantastic too. Definitely 5* in my eyes!"
"Zuiderdam is definitely 5 star with lots of added touches that would make a cruise on this ship a luxurious experience. There’s a very lovely bar with a seating area at the top of the ship."
"She is a modern and glamorous ship – with an impressive atrium which is impressively designed to resemble a harp. Plenty of space around the ship, with a lot of areas to sit and relax."
"Although the ship isn’t the biggest there is still plenty of space and areas to get away from it all including the spa & thermal suite."
Holland America Line’s teamed up with seven renowned master chefs to create their own ‘Culinary Council’. Leave it to the experts to create particularly delicious dining options! There are plenty to choose from, starting at the main Dining Room restaurant included in all cruising packages. This elegant restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with timeless classics and regionally inspired creations alike. (Not to mention an extensive wine list). The line uses an ‘as you wish’ dining policy, meaning you can choose a dining time you prefer. There are also plenty of specialty and casual restaurants, including these.
Whether you want to put the finishing touch to a fine dining experience or cool down after an afternoon at the pool, choose from a full range of beverages. Holland America Line offers a range of different beverage packages, including the following.
This modern cruise line has forged plenty of partnerships with some of the world’s most exclusive entertainment outlets to keep you engaged onboard, including BBC Earth and Oprah Magazine. Start your entertainment journey in the Mainstage area, where you can take in Broadway-quality music, song, dance, and comedy performances every evening. Classical music fans won’t want to miss the Lincoln Center Stage, with chamber music providing a stirring soundtrack to your night.
Sip specialty cocktails while enjoying the funky, soulful jams of B.B. King’s All Stars at the B.B. King’s Blues Club, or clap along to all the classic rock hits as part of the Billboard Onboard experience. Ready to test your luck? Visit the Vegas-styled casino where you can try your hand at video poker or slot machines.
Pick up a new recipe or two in America’s Test Kitchen, explore the wonders of nature along with BBC Earth Experiences, or learn to edit and share your holiday snaps in the photography workshops. Onboard art collections include a selection from Amsterdam’s world-class Rijksmuseum, which also offers instruction to create masterpieces of your own.
Visit the Greenhouse Spa & Salon to treat yourself to a hot stone massage or relaxing pedicure. Lush skin treatments, hydrotherapy pools, and heated chairs make this the ultimate way to pamper yourself while at sea. You can also top up your energy levels in the full-service fitness centre, with a selection of yoga, cycling, cardio and Pilates classes. And naturally, there are multiple swimming pools to keep you refreshed during your cruise!
Holland America Line caters for all ages, so little ones can keep busy with the child-friendly facilities onboard. This includes the Club Hal kids’ club, treating them to age-appropriate parties, arts and crafts and games. Teens can chill out at the Loft where they can make new friends and take specialty classes.
All rooms are outfitted to the highest standard with Egyptian cotton linens, flat panel TVs and DVD players, fresh fruit and a mini bar. Suites offer even more touches of luxury with fresh orchids, turn down truffles and high-end bath products. Many rooms and suites include teak-lined verandas to enjoy the sun.
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