Holland America Line


With more than 137 years of experience, Holland America Line is recognized as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry’s premium segment and the recipient of many awards and accolades.  Holland America Line has maintained a tradition of excellence that includes exceptional onboard service, exquisite cuisine, spacious well-appointed staterooms and fabulous itineraries.

Overview

Holland America's 15 ships sail to more than 320 ports of call on all seven continents, ranging from popular Caribbean and Alaska itineraries to exotic cruises to the far corners of the world. 

The first of their new Signature Class ships was unveiled in July 2008 with the introduction of the ms Eurodam, accommodating 2,104 guests and weighing 86,000 gross tons. The ms Nieuw Amsterdam arrived in July 2010.

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Signature of Excellence

As part of their ongoing Signature of Excellence program, they continue to add enhancements and new features to our fleet of ships, including dramatic new public areas and stateroom upgrades, as well as expanding there enrichment program.

Five ships, the ms Maasdam, ms Statendam, ms Ryndam, ms Veendam and ms Rotterdam now have new venues, staterooms, décor and more.

Under the latest series of enhancements, they are introducing new soft goods, new carpeting, completely renovated bathrooms, new Spa staterooms and, on Veendam and Rotterdam, the innovative Lanai stateroom. Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around lower promenade, while Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa offer exclusive amenities such as an organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments, and more.

Additionally, on all ships, staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high-quality cotton bed linens, flat-panel TVs and bathroom enhancements ranging from deluxe bathrobes to lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors. All suites include comfortable bed duvets, fully-stocked mini-bars, DVD players with access to an extensive DVD library, personalized stationery and use of the exclusive concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge.

Public area highlights include:

  •     Mix, a new bar concept with three specialty lounges serving their namesakes: Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales.
  •     Showroom at Sea, a glamorous nightclub with performances featuring Broadway entertainers.
  •     A new resort pool feature called The Retreat, complete with an upscale pizzeria and a giant LED screen for evening movies.
  •     Canaletto, a complimentary Italian restaurant comes to life for dinner with gourmet Italian selections.


The exceptional onboard cruise experience delivered by Holland America Line and the Signature of Excellence enhancements appeal to discerning cruisers who prefer mid-sized ships, personalized service, five-star dining, and sophisticated ambiance throughout both public areas and staterooms.

To date, Holland America Line has invested more than $566 million into Signature of Excellence.

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