Holland America Line is a premium cruise line with a rich heritage in luxury passenger sea travel. Aboard a Holland America cruise, you'll quickly discover how this cruise line earned its outstanding reputation.

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time. Today, Holland America Line's fleet of 15 elegant, mid-size ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages. Along with enticing destinations, we offer one-of-a-kind programs such as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop powered by Windows and The Collections of Holland America Line - specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance our guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit. Holland America Line has a long and proud history of delivering extraordinary vacation experiences, and with our ongoing $525-million Signature of Excellence® commitment, that experience is now better than ever. Signature of Excellence enhancements encompass virtually every area of our ships and range from new facilities and public spaces to added services and amenities. Innovative programs and superior amenities have consistently placed us among the highest-rated premium cruise lines, earned us the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and one of the highest rates of repeat guests in the industry. We are very proud of these achievements and look forward to exceeding guests' expectations in every aspect of our operation.

Top five reasons to cruise with Holland America


  1. Service
    Holland America cruises sail with almost one crew member for every two guests, ensuring a personal level of service and exceptional attention to detail.

  2. Grand Interiors
    You’ll be in awe of Holland America’s wraparound teak decks, elegant interior designs, luxurious accommodation and spacious private balconies.

  3. Art Collections
    A major point of difference for Holland America is the onboard artwork. All ships offer museum quality art collections to add that little something extra to your cruise experience.

  4. Shore Excursions
    Holland America offer a range of pre-planned day excursions at every port of call, ranging from exciting adventure activities to relaxed, leisurely sightseeing tours.

  5. Entertainment
    The range of entertainment options onboard will have you spoilt for choice. With everything from spectacular shows and live music to casino gaming and wine tasting, you’ll never be stuck for things to do.

Holland America Line is a premium cruise line with a rich heritage in luxury passenger sea travel, having first crossed the Atlantic in the late 1800s. A commitment to passenger comfort and excellence in service has allowed Holland America to maintain its impeccable reputation throughout its history.

The 15 strong fleet sails to destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, plus speciality cruises to the Amazon, Antarctica and world voyages. Award-winning service and a company wide 'Signature of Excellence' policy confirms Holland America's commitment to providing an outstanding guest experience to match the destinations visited.

Who's On Board?

As a premium cruise line, Holland America has a mix of ages and families on board. Longer and more exotic itineraries attract a predominantly older crowd. Recently revamped children's facilities are appealing to families, especially during school holiday times.

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