|Guests of Holland America Line visit fascinating destinations,
discover new ports of call, experience exciting shore excursions and make lasting
memories. At the same time, you'll enjoy the convenience and luxury of shipboard
travel, and extraordinary onboard service, and the value of inclusive pricing.
Compared to other lines in the same category, Holland America Line ships feature larger staterooms and more private verandahs. Spacious public rooms welcome guests with elegant dcor, large arrangements of fresh flowers and multi-million dollar collections of art and artifacts. Wide teak strolling decks are only steps away and offer invigorating ocean air and endless panoramic views.
Guests aboard Holland Americas ships can cruise to more than 280 captivating ports of call and scenic cruising areas on seven continents. They can choose from the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, South America, Asia, the west coast of North America, Hawaii, and more.
On average, Holland America Lines staterooms are 25 percent larger than on other ships in its category, giving guests more room to stretch out. All staterooms include self-controlled air conditioning; a telephone and closed circuit TV; luxurious soaps, shampoos and lotions; music channel system; and 24-hour complimentary room service. As well, as a part of Holland America Lines Signature of Excellence program.
Onboard Activities and Amenities
Amusements and activities are plentiful on board. With so many choices, there's something to suit everyone.
Art Tours and Auction
Spa and Salon
Holland America Line serves incomparable cuisine in a variety of wonderful ways from bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners to hors d'oeuvres on your verandah and a picnic on the beach.
They offer the most extensive menus at sea (with more than 500 different food items on a typical 7-day cruise), blending together modern Continental cuisine, regional specialties appropriate to each cruising area and traditional favorites. Their chefs are all members of the prestigious Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs gourmet society.
In addition to breakfast, lunch and a five-course dinner, guests can enjoy: afternoon tea; a stir-fry or pasta buffet; an ice cream bar; hot hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hours; an evening espresso or cappuccino; and the traditional late-night snack. Or, try the Terrace Grill, located outside, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs as well as a taco bar and a daily special. And, of course, complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day. Casual dining is available in the Lido Restaurant every night.
Luxury dining options in the Pinnacle Grill, featuring the highest quality meat and fish, is available on all ships except the ms Noordam. Reservations may be made on board by contacting the restaurant manager. There will be a minimal restaurant charge. Suite guests have reservation preference.
Cruising with Family
With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the vacation of their dreams. Club HAL provides a wide variety of exciting activities for kids ages 5 to 12. Participating youngsters receive an activity program delivered to their stateroom and a Club HAL t-shirt.
Club HAL activities are designed to be age appropriate. Examples include storytelling, arts and crafts, ice-cream sundae or pizza parties, ship tours and bingo for the little ones (ages 5 to 8). For 'tweens (ages 9 to 12) there's miniature golf, Ping-Pong, theme parties, on-deck sports events and scavenger hunts.
Select itineraries even offer "kids-only" shore
excursions to Half Moon Cay (our private island in the Bahamas) and exploratory
adventures in several Alaskan ports of call.