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Holland America Cruise Lines

Holland America Line - Welcome to the New World of Cruise Lines

Holland America Line began in 1873 as a vessel company known for bringing immigrants to the New World.

Today, they bring guests to the world at large, with sailings that whisk you away for as little as one week or over 100 day sailing seven continents.

You'll love Holland America if...

You don't like crowds – Holland America has a low guest-to-crew ratio compared to most ships of similar sizes, meaning public spaces are not as crowded.
You’re looking for less of a party and more of a retreat – with a focus on high-end treatment in a relaxed atmosphere, your trip will be as calm as a visit to the onboard spa
You appreciate amazing food – a team of globally recognized chefs have created the restaurants and dining plan for each ship
You enjoy self-improvement – daily access to the New York Times, a wine-making course, and lessons in digital photography are just a few examples of how Holland America seeks to enrich your life
You want a vacation that’s planned for you – with a cruise, you only need to pack and unpack once, your travels are planned for you port-to-port, and the food and entertainment are consistently fantastic

Holland America Line Destinations

Holland America opens the world to you by providing access to unique locations, excellent service, and grandiose tours of the globe that would otherwise take a lifetime to complete.

See A New World

Want to see Brazil during Carnival? Or sail by Alaskan glaciers? What about watching koalas in Sydney’s Hill District & Koala Park? Or maybe you’d like to visit Holland America’s private island Half Moon Cay, filled with activities on white shores?

Holland America offers unique experiences in a multitude of destinations:

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  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Alaska
  • Panama Canal
  • Asia
  • Australia and South Pacific
  • Canada/New England
  • Hawaii and Tahiti
  • Mexico
  • Pacific Coast
  • South America and Antarctica

Grand Voyages

Holland America wants you to see the world in a way that stays with you for a lifetime. They created their Grand Voyages to do just that. Spend anywhere between 20 to 100 days aboard one of their ships sailing to every continent.

Some routes travel from America to Australia, others around the Northern Cape of Africa to Europe, and every cruise includes stopping in unique ports. Guests can also save a lot of money seeing as many continents in one trip as possible, rather than breaking them up into several trips.

Guided Shore Excursions

Skip the lines and get straight to the action. Decide whether you’d prefer a guided tour or a private driver. Learn about local history from local experts. And never worry about getting back to the ship on time – should you miss your departure, Holland America will pay to get you to the next port of call (when booked on a Holland America shore excursion).

EXC In-depth Voyages

Holland America has created an innovative and customized approach to cruising for seasoned travellers who are curious, thoughtful and eager to find new ways to see and understand the world. These immersive itineraries delve into the local culture, history, and sites of each port.

Holland America Cruise Activities

Between every port, guests are enchanted with the food, entertainment, and enriching activities onboard Holland America's ships.

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Cruise Cuisine

Holland America Line has a food selection you’ll have to taste to believe. Put together by the Holland America Line Culinary Council – made up of chefs who are part of the global food community, who have created Michelin-star restaurants of their own – the dining plan is the stuff of Food Network competitions.

America's Test Kitchen

On select ships, watch an onboard cooking show, followed by workshops that will show you how to make these delicious meals.

Drinks by DeGroff

A cocktail menu created by America's famous cocktail guru Dale DeGroff will splash your palate with something extraordinary.

High Fare

Pinnacle Grill takes you through the flavours of the Pacific Northwest, while Tamarind has a pan Asian theme. Italian, French seafood, and other delights await in these specialty dining restaurants. With a small fee, you get to enjoy all the culinary delights.

Light Touches

The Grand Dutch Cafe offers fine coffees and Dutch treats, while the Lido Market provides guests a buffet of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Available on select Holland America ships.

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Entertaining Sailings

Don your best suit or gown and have a ball with Holland America's sophisticated offerings.

Masterful Music

A night of dueling pianos over drinks? What about a classical performance provided by Lincoln Center musicians? Appreciate your coming destination with a video of your surroundings put to a live classical orchestra, then dance the night away to the BB King's Blues band! Available on select Holland America ships.

Find Your Drinking Destination

For a bar with a view, the Crow's Nest is your best saloon. If you like to sip to classical music, the Explorer's Lounge will have you covered, and you can get pianists to play your favourites while you quaff at the Piano Bar.

Answer Your Casino Calling

There is no cruise activity more classic than putting on your tux and throwing a few sevens at the casino. Whether you're a whiz with cards or a genius with dice, there's fun to be had and money to be earned!

Kids can have fun at Club HAL

Your kids will have the opportunity to learn about the animals at your next destination from BBC Earth Productions, do scavenger hunts across the ship, play video games, watch movies, and make crafts in The Loft teen space.

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Enriching Activities

Some people are so busy they have no time for pampering when they're on land. Holland America offers the opportunity to rest, relax, and even develop a new skill.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Exclusive thermal spas, heated cement loungers, massages, facials, aroma stone therapy, acupuncture, teeth whitening, manicures, and more!

Fitness Centre

With friendly personal trainers, nutritional consultations, yoga and pilates classes, the Fitness centre is a great way to keep to your routine, while still getting to enjoy dessert at night!

Digital Photo Workshops

Take a class in how to edit digital photography! Instructors take you through a few basic steps to get your vacation photos as beautiful as can be.

Museum and Art Galleries

Holland America Line prides itself on having the largest art collection at sea, featuring unique pieces on every ship.

BBC Earth Onboard

Camera crew, producers, and show creators from the acclaimed BBC Earth come onboard to give sessions about your next port of call, telling stories about their adventures filming the show. Available on select Holland America ships.

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Member Benefits on Holland America Sailings

When sailing with Holland America, our members receive a number of special benefits for the first two guests in each stateroom on select sailings:

Up to $50 onboard spending credit

Pinnacle Grill dinner

$50 beverage card

Canaletto dinner

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Exclusive Benefits

Holland America offers AMA members exclusive benefits and deals. Our specialists do the research for you to combine Holland America’s promotions with AMA member benefits and deals, ensuring you get the best possible offer.

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Our Counsellor Service Guarantee

You can be confident that your cruise specialist will make planning and booking your next cruise vacation easy and stress-free, plus we’re with you before, during, and after your trip.

We guarantee we're worth it. If you're not completely happy with our service, we'll make it right and refund the fee.

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24/7 Support

If you ever need help abroad, just call our Alberta-based travel emergency support team.

Holland America Cruise Deals View All

Eurodam
Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 | 7 Nights
AMA BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
$519 /person
+ $154 Tax = $673
Inside Room
Nieuw Statendam
Feb 10, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019 | 7 Nights
Brand New Ship!
AMA BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
$714 /person
+ $182 Tax = $896
Inside Room
Oosterdam
Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 | 7 Nights
Limited oceanview
AMA BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
$779 /person
+ $189 Tax = $968
Outside Room
Nieuw Statendam
Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 | 7 Nights
Brand New Ship!
AMA BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
$1104 /person
+ $182 Tax = $1286
Outside Room
Nieuw Amsterdam
Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 | 7 Nights
AMA BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
$675 /person
+ $189 Tax = $864
Inside Room
Eurodam
Feb 20, 2019 - Mar 09, 2019 | 17 Nights
AMA BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
$1689 /person
+ $257 Tax = $1946
Inside Room

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