Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s fleet of 14 premium, perfectly-sized ships annually offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports of call in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. From seven night cruises to once-in-a-lifetime Grand World Voyages of more than 100 days, the line visits all seven continents to call at a variety of exotic, tropical, historical, cultural and adventure-filled destinations. Brand new ship Koningsdam, first in a new Pinnacle-class, debuted in April 2016, and will be joined by a sister ship Nieuw Statendam in December 2018.

Onboard a Holland America Line ship guests will find classic elegance with a modern twist, stylish lounges adorned with fine art and antiques alongside some surprising new innovations which will enhance the onboard and worldwide destination experience for discerning guests. 

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. 

Through BBC Earth’s innovative programming, guests are taken nearer to the natural world through groundbreaking concerts, films and kids activities, as well as special themed cruises.

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

A partnership with the Rijksmuseum features reproductions of some of the museum’s most famous art, plus cultural activities led by Rijksmuseum personnel.

Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2013, Holland America Line has carried more than 11 million passengers from Europe to the New World and to holiday destinations across the globe since its founding. Today, it carries more than 800,000 cruise guests a year. The company started in 1873 as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company, a shipping and passenger line. It became known as Holland America Line because it was headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and provided service to the Americas. The company's first ocean liner was Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden 15-day voyage from Rotterdam to New York City on Oct. 15, 1872. 

In 1971, Holland America Line suspended its trans-Atlantic passenger trade and offered cruise holidays full time. From 1989, Holland America Line Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the largest cruise company in the world.

Holland America Line' Ships

More about Holland America Line

A new ship - Koningsdam

The beautiful new 2,658-guest Koningsdam arrived in April, and is already getting some fantastic reviews from our guests. The first in a new, but still perfectly-sized Pinnacle class, Koningsdam’s blends a fresh, contemporary styling in harmony with Holland America Line’s classic elegance. Interiors by Adam D. Tihany, one of the world’s pre-eminent hospitality designers are inspired by the “architecture of music” – focusing on fluid curves, graceful lines and light-filled places.

The ship features exciting public spaces, venues and innovative new features.

More Culinary Delights

Already known for a wide range of superb cuisine ranging from regional specialties and itinerary-based dishes to traditional favourites, HAL has taken this to the next level with new dining choices and venues for guests to enjoy

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, (available on all ships) where tables are set with crisp linens and dazzling stemware, dishes are inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and responsibly raised beef from Washington state’s Double R Ranch.

The Pan-Asian Tamarind, onboard Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and 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. A new partnership with Top Sushi Chef, Andy Matsuda of the Los Angeles Sushi institute, sees his signature sushi rolls being introduced for guests to enjoy at Tamarind.

A partnership with Master Mixologist Dale “King Cocktail” DeGroff, means that guests can enjoy signature cocktails before or during their meals.

For casual alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In includes gourmet burgers plus 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.

A feature on all ships is the Culinary Arts Centre, an innovative show kitchen where guests can enjoy hands on cooking classes and culinary demonstrations featuring regional recipes from our own and guest chefs.

Exclusively on 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 with micro-greens cut from the innovative onboard Koppert Cress growing area, a first in the cruise industry.

Exclusive to Koningsdam

Also onboard 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. At BLEND, guests will be able to blend their own wine to enjoy at dinner. BLEND is a collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, and will be the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea.

Inspired by the company’s Dutch heritage and complemented with blue and- white Delftware, the Grand Dutch Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a draught lager or an espresso, along with a traditional savory Dutch snack.

With a beautiful new ship, incredible worldwide itineraries and a host of new enhancements, now is the time to cruise with Holland America Line

1154 Cruises · 15 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Alaska
  • Antarctica
  • Australasia
  • Caribbean
  • East US/Canada
  • Far East
  • Mediterranean
  • N Europe
  • Pacific
  • Panama Canal
  • S America
  • Transatlantic
  • West US/Mexico
  • World-wide

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Reasons to Book

Perfectly-sized ships

• Purposely designed to accommodate fewer guests, resulting in more space per guest than any other premium cruise line

• Rich polished woods, fresh flowers and comfortable furnishings create the atmosphere of a fine private home

• Lounges and public areas adorned with museum quality art and antiques

• The teak wrap-around Promenade decks for strolling and enjoying the panoramic views

• Long days and overnights in port allowing time for in-depth discoveries

Spacious staterooms, leisure and enrichment

• Choose from spacious inside, sea-view, verandah staterooms and suites

• All accommodation features luxurious Euro-top beds, Egyptian-cotton towels and bathrobes

• The tranquil Greenhouse Spa & Salon – a haven for rejuvenation and relaxation

• Cooking demonstrations and hands on classes in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine

• Digital workshops, powered by Windows®, and the high tech comforts of the Explorations Café, powered by the New York Times

• “On Location” – designed to bring more of your destinations’ local culture both at sea and ashore

Delicious dining and gracious service

• “As You Wish” ® or traditional set dining in the main restaurant, complimented by a menu of classic favourites and inspired choices

• The Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring fresh, cooked-to-order selections

• The Pinnacle Grill, refined and luxurious, features Sterling Silver Beef and premium seafood

• Canaletto – for informal Italian dining at sea & Pan-Asian Tamarind@

• Award-winning service – from expert table servers to twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turn down service

@ Tamarind available on Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam only

Members Club

Mariner Society
When you cruise with Holland America Line, you’re automatically enrolled in their Mariner Society. As a member, you’ll earn Cruise Day credits for every day you cruise and for each time you make an onboard purchase, like an evening of fine dining in the elegant Pinnacle Grill or a rejuvenating spa treatment. These credits help you increase your Mariner Star status and earn even greater rewards just for doing what you love. 

In addition, there are easy ways to earn bonus Cruise Day credits and make exploring even more rewarding:

  • Suite Bonus – Earn double Cruise Day credits when you pay a published fare for a spacious suite or penthouse on your next cruise.
  • Onboard Spending Bonus – Earn one bonus credit for each $300 in eligible onboard purchases you make. 
Star Mariner
Sail on any cruise and return as a Star Mariner. You’ll feel the special treatment as soon as you come aboard as a way of saying, “Welcome back.” As a Star Mariner, you’ll receive: 

  • Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
  • A special collectible gift presented to you onboard 
  • A free subscription to the print or digital version of Mariner magazine 
  • Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society 
  • Special offers on select sailings
  • A 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom on select sailings 
2-Star Mariner

Collectible gifts, special discounts and more await you at 30 Cruise Day credits. As a 2-Star Mariner, you’ll enjoy the benefits of the Star Mariner status, as well as: 

  • A complimentary photo of the ship 
  • A 10% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard signature shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
  • A 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com
  • An annual cruise planner
  • A special recognition lapel pin 

3-Star Mariner

Unlock significant savings and a host of exclusive benefits as a 3-Star Mariner. When you reach 75 Cruise Day credits, you’ll receive the benefits of the 2-Star Mariner status, as well as:  

  • A 25% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café* and all mini-bar purchases 
  • A 10% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise) 
  • A 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com
  • Discounts on select treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Advance information on new itineraries** 

4-Star Mariner

Upon earning 200 Cruise Day credits and amassing countless memories, you’ll join the 4-Star Mariners, where you’ll enjoy even more extraordinary discounts and complimentary events, including all the rewards from the 3-Star Mariner status, as well as:

  • Complimentary laundry and pressing services
  • Priority disembarkation
  • Priority tender
  • Priority check-in
  • A 50% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages*, beverages in the Explorations Café* and all mini-bar purchase
  • A complimentary wine tasting session
  • A 15% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
  • Discounts on select spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Early notification of shore excursions available for prebooking
  • A complimentary one-year subscription to Travel + Leisure or Food & Wine magazine (one per household)
  • Advance notice of new itineraries
  • Complimentary cruise fare on 3rd/4th guest in your stateroom on select sailings 

5-Star Mariner

The most avid explorers enjoy the highest level of rewards. Upon earning 500 Cruise Day credits, Holland America Line welcomes you into their distinguished group of 5-Star Mariners, where you’ll receive all the rewards from the 4-Star Mariner status, as well as: 

  • 50% discount on a 100-minute Internet package (one time only per cruise)
  • Two complimentary dinners in the Pinnacle Grill (free surcharge only)
  • Complimentary Culinary Arts Center cooking class (1 per cruise) 
  • Complimentary day pass to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon Thermal Suite (1 per cruise)