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About Holland America Line

Holland America Line boasts a 14-strong fleet of five star elegant, mid-sized ships which range in capacity from 835-2,658 guests and cater for the more discerning worldwide traveller. Product delivery is of the same high standards throughout the fleet, however the larger ships offer more balcony accommodation and may cater for a slightly younger clientele, with families being welcome. The official currency onboard is the US$, however Holland America Line’s Dutch ancestry and increasing popularity in the UK means that guests will hail from all over Europe as well as North America and Australasia.  

Grand but not immense, spacious yet intimate, these ships offer more space per guest than many other cruise lines… and a ratio of one crew member to every two guests means attentive, award-winning service from award winning crew, who will remember your every preference.

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Holland America Line Fleet


Why choose Holland America Line ?


Classic elegance with a modern twist

Wherever you wish to go on your cruise holiday, there is likely to be a Holland America ship that can take you there

There are elegant lounges – featuring precious artwork, a choice of up to four restaurants, plus resort amenities that include two pools, one with a retractable glass dome, as well as spacious teak decks for sunbathing and strolling. Most of the spacious, attractively decorated staterooms feature their own private balcony, and top of the range health and fitness facilities at the Greenhouse spa and salon.  

In Spring 2016, Holland America Line launched the stunning 2,658-guest ms Koningsdam, the next evolution of the company’s five star, mid-size cruise style, blending a fresh, contemporary style (themed by designer Adam Tihany around the “architecture of music”), with innovative dining and entertainment – together with the attentive service and signature touches the company has long been known for. Sister ship Ms Nieuw Statendam will join the fleet in 2018.  

A Bold New Story

Worldwide destination expertise has always been one of the reasons to choose Holland America Line, and now online Destination Guides, in partnership with AFAR offer the most immersive knowledge of more than 400 destinations, with personalised recommendations for the most authentic attractions, restaurants and shopping experiences.  

The enrichment continues once onboard, where, through BBC Earth’s innovative programming, guests will be taken nearer to the natural world through ground-breaking concerts, films and kids activities, as well as themed special cruises.  

A partnership with the Rijksmuseum debuting onboard ms Westerdam in Spring 2017 features reproductions of some of the museum’s most famous art plus cultural activities led by Rijksmuseum personnel.  

Entertainment ranges from high tech shows through to BB Kings All Star Blues and the classical arrangements of the Lincoln Centre Stage; while new suite upgrades being rolled out fleet-wide feature thoughtful touches like lighted wardrobe rails, USB ports on headboards and night lights in bathrooms.  

Worldwide Destinations

Wherever you wish to go on your cruise holiday, there is likely to be a Holland America ship that can take you there….  

Offering itineraries featuring everything from Alaska’s glaciers to Asian temples; Australasia to the mighty Amazon, the balmy Caribbean to colonial Canada; the Holland America Line 2017 programme epitomizes the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences.  

Closer to home, a programme of summer European cruises on ms Koningsdam depart conveniently from Amsterdam. These itineraries range from 7-night Fjords and Baltic cities to a full Iceland circumnavigation; while the elegant ms Westerdam sails to Croatia, the French & Italian Rivieras and Greek isles offering long days ashore and overnights in iconic cities such as Venice and Barcelona.  

Life Onboard

During days at sea guests can enjoy enriching and varied activities, for instance gourmet presentations, tasting events and hands-on cooking classes in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen at the Culinary Arts Centre. They may learn new digital skills at the complimentary Digital Workshops, sponsored by Microsoft, which range from photo and video editing to displaying pictures in digital frames. Or relax in the Explorations Café, a high tech retreat with speciality coffee bar that is powered by the New York Times, and offers fascinating resources – and bestsellers galore!  

Full scale West-end style shows take place by night in the Show Lounge at sea; while there’s classical, blues, dance and piano music throughout the ship.  

Pampering is available at the Asian-inspired Greenhouse spa and salon, featuring everything from saunas, a hydro pool and state of the art fitness centre to a dry float suite and couples massage rooms.  

All ships have a teak wraparound promenade deck, perfect for an evening’s stroll before heading to dinner.  

Club HAL offers excellent free daytime activities for children aged 2-17 in separate age groups, while evening babysitting is available at a small fee. Younger kids can enjoy face painting, arts & crafts, cookery lessons and more, while teenagers have their own “zones” to hang out “The Loft” and the “Oasis”.  

Gourmet Dining

Known for the most extensive menus at sea served gracefully in elegant restaurants, Holland America Line now offers yet more dining experiences.  

In the elegant Main Dining Room, which offers set and “as you wish” dining, guests will find classic favourites and vegetarian choices as well as regionally inspired cuisine prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs.  

In the intimate Pinnacle Grill, where tables are set with crisp linens and dazzling stemware, dishes are inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska or responsibly raised beef from Washington state’s Double R Ranch.  

The Pan-Asian Tamarind, onboard ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam and ms Koningsdam offers exotic menus that evoke the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan, with dishes that honour the elements of water, wood, fire and earth.  

For casual alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare, like a grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack. Plus crisp Italian salads and made to order thin-crusted pizzas at the New York Deli.  

Exclusively on ms Koningsdam, guests may indulge in dinner in the Culinary Arts Centre, By day a dramatic show kitchen with individual cooking stations, by evening this venue transforms into an immersive farm-to-table experience where chefs prepare artisanal dishes in the show kitchen and guests enjoy each course as it’s freshly prepared.  

Also on ms Koningsdam is Sel de Mer, an intimate seafood brasserie offering a contemporary twist on French seafood classics, with à la carte dishes ranging from fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish to bouillabaisse.  

Spacious Staterooms

Known to feature some of the most spacious accommodations in the industry, Holland America Line’s staterooms and suites offer every comfort and convenience, ranging from roomy inside accommodation; “Lanai” staterooms with direct access via glass sliding doors onto the Promenade deck, to luxurious staterooms and suites with their own private balcony. Whichever you choose you’ll enjoy the most comfortable nights at sea with Mariners Dream beds, pure Egyptian cotton sheets, towelling bathrobes, salon quality hairdryers, flat screen TV’s (with free movies), twice daily ice service and complimentary fruit baskets!

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Latest Holland America Line Deals


14-day Great Alaskan Explorer

03 Jun 2019 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1739pp
Amsterdam

7-Day Alaskan Inside Passage

06 Jun 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £999pp
Koningsdam

21-day Baltic Jewels & Norwegian Fjords

25 Aug 2019 (21 Nights) Cruise Only from £2628pp
Nieuw Statendam

48-day Voyage Of The Americas

15 Mar 2020 (48 Nights) Cruise Only from £4448pp
Koningsdam

19-Day Voyage Of The Explorers & Canada Ne Discovery

26 Aug 2019 (19 Nights) Cruise Only from £1999pp
Veendam

34-Day Scottish Highlands, Fjords & Greenland Explorer

04 Aug 2019 (34 Nights) Cruise Only from £4098pp
Rotterdam

19-Day Panama Canal

02 Apr 2021 (19 Nights) Cruise Only from £2099pp
Volendam

Charming Cherry Blossom of Japan

07 Apr 2020 (19 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £3299pp
Westerdam

7-Day Canada & New England Discovery

28 Sep 2019 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £1169pp
Zaandam

7-Day Canada & Ne Discovery

01 Aug 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £1099pp
Amsterdam

7-Day Mexican Riviera Holiday

19 Dec 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £998pp
Koningsdam

13-Day Far East Discovery

07 Dec 2020 (13 Nights) Cruise Only from £1198pp
Noordam

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