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Holland America Cruises
Fleet Count
10
No. of ships
Ports Visited
315
No. of ports visited
Cruises from $163 per day
$163
From Price per day

Holland America Cruises

4.2
(from 283 verified customers)

Established in 1873, Holland America is a (now) American cruise line specialising in highlighting the wonders of the destination. Beyond space and comfort, they leave behind some of more lavish frills of their competitors to ensure that the focus is on the destination experience. With grandfather rights in Alaska, Holland America can ensure their passengers have the best experience when viewing the glacial beauties. Their ships have a dark blue hull, with a white superstructure and their names all bear the suffix ‘dam’. All vessels are named for one of the many dams along the rivers in the Netherlands, or one of the four compass points. While the ships appear simple in their elegance, inside you will find anything but. Attracting experienced passengers from throughout the world, Holland America offers a truly unique experience.

Holland America understands that you’re cruising to experience wonders not just see them. From in-depth talks from destination experts to entertainment tailored to the experience, a cruise with Holland is more than means of transport. Their ships will take you deep into the glaciers of Alaska, into the nightlife of south-east Asia and lets you taste the sensations of the Mediterranean. With 11 ships worldwide, Holland America can focus on what is most important to their passengers.

With carefully crafted itineraries, you can choose from over 500 itineraries, covering over 100 countries where you will find balance, depth and authenticity. Every aspect of your cruise has been carefully designed to highlight the wonder of your destination. From wilderness talks to local entertainment, to food which emphasises the local flavours, you will disembark feeling like you have truly experienced the local cultures you’ve visited.

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    Book before 28 February and receive up to US$3,800 in extras, including:
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    • Signature Beverage Package
    • One night Specialty Dining
    • 10% off selected shore excursions
    • 50% Reduced Deposit
    • Prepaid Gratuities (early booking bonus book before 5 Jan)
    • Combinable with Future Cruise Credits

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Holland America Fleet

Holland America has 11 ships sailing annually throughout the world. These ships are recognisable by their dark blue hull and white superstructure.

Oosterdam

Vista Hal-class ship launched 2003  Australian Season 

Nieuw Statendam

Pinnacle-class ship launched 2018

Koningsdam

Pinnacle-class ship launched 2016

Nieuw Amsterdam

Signature-class ship launched 2010

Eurodam

Signature-class ship launched 2008

Noordam

Vista Hal-class ship launched 2006

Westerdam

Vista Hal-class ship launched 2004

Zuiderdam

Vista Hal-class ship launched 2002

Zaandam

R-class ship launched 2000

Volendam

R-class ship launched 1999

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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining with Holland America Cruises

    Holland America offers its passengers a chance to experience the culinary flavours of their international ports, while also catering to the classic cravings. Have a burger and fries by the pool for lunch, or step out of your comfort zone with the Pan-Asian experience at Tamarind. You can indulge in opulence at one of the specialty restaurants or find comfort in the traditional dining in the main restaurant. Pinnacle Grill is the ultimate steak house at sea, with impeccable steak and seafood paired with the perfect wine.

    Canaletto brings back traditional Italian dining, everything on the menu is designed to be shared with the table. Nami Sushi is a vibrant sushi bar that pairs the specialty dish with Japanese spirits. Rudi’s Sel De Mer puts a modern twist on French classics such as Duck Cassoulet and Coq Au Vin. Dining on Holland America is an experience of itself. They leave behind the assumption that food on cruising is lake lustre at best and run with something that defies every expectation.

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  • Bars

    Bars with Holland America Cruises

    Whether you prefer the relaxed, crisp feel of a French champagne or the bond experience of a sharp Martini, Holland America has you covered. Their cocktail menu features drinks designed by master mixologist Dale DeGroff. With a vast array of bars littered throughout the ship, you never have to venture too far before you can wet your whistle. Crow’s next offers panoramic views while you enjoy a cocktail at sunset.

    Explorers Lounge lets you unwind in elegance over a glass of red. Gallery Bar gives you the refinement of cocktails among the artistic delights. From the Piano Bar to Notes, Holland America offers everyone a place to relax and enjoy the moment. With a range of different drinks packages available for purchase, you can choose the one that suits your needs best.

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  • Entertainment

    Entertainment with Holland America Cruises

    Entertainment aboard Holland America simply eclipses all others. Lincoln Chamber stage highlights outstanding musical performances in the evening as well as afternoon recitals during the lazy sea days. If you’re looking to add a bit more swing in your step, B.B. Kings Blues club, guides you through the R’n’B sounds of Memphis Tennessee from funky sounds to specialty cocktails, you can dance your night away.

    With Billboard on board, the World Stage plus the new Step One Dance Company and the Rolling Stone Rock Room the hardest decision you’ll have to make onboard will be what exactly you’ll choose.

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  • Activities

    Activities with Holland America Cruises

    From engaging lectures to wine tastings, Holland America offers you a host of enriching experience. Partnered with the BBC, you can enjoy BBC Earth in concert, take a close look at the worlds flora and fauna in a way you never have before. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a novice, Blend allows everyone to experience the art of winemaking. With cooking demonstrations on deck, using locally sourced produce, you can watch your chefs work their magic.

    Every aspect of your cruise is perfectly planned to ensure that each guest can experience the local history and culture at their own pace.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Health & Fitness with Holland America Cruises

    The Greenhouse Spa and Salon onboard Holland America is designed to help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate. Pamper yourself in the spa with premier facial treatments and your body with time-honoured massage techniques. With hair and nail salons onboard every ship, you can put the bounce back into your step while looking your best. The fitness team on board is there to help you feel and look your best.

    Whether you enjoy jumping on the treadmill while the ocean flows past or stretching your limbs with yoga by the pool, you’ll find something for you. Each ship will offer you something a little bit different, whether that’s volleyball on the top deck or two pools to choose from.

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  • Kids

    Kids with Holland America Cruises

    The kids aren’t forgotten on Holland America with clubs available for ages 3 – 17. With activities ranging from arts, crafts, sports, video games, scavenger hunts and themed parties, Club HAL will ensure kids are always taken care of. Club HAL is offered onboard other than Oosterdam which provides the new kids and family games room as well as alternate kids programming. Holland America is the perfect alternative to the family holiday.

    A cruise that gives parents a chance to bond with their children as well as finding some much needed time to themselves. The kids leave the cruise feeling enriched and educated on the countries you have been lucky enough to visit.

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  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • In-cabin dining at no charge
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs) (Prinsendam 5-17 yrs)
    • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Health and Safety

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Holland America Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise line ratings

Holland America Cruises average of 4.2 stars based on 283 guest reviews

  • Overall
    4.2
  • Cabin
    4.3
  • Dining
    4.1
  • Entertainment
    3.6
  • Service
    4.5

Holland America Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch.

  • For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

  • From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, the Casino offers games for all levels, staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

Holland America Cruises Fleet Location

Holland America Cruises Faqs

  • Are gratuities included?

    Gratuities are not included. These come at a cost of $14.50USD for standard guests and $16USD for suite guests, this is per person per day.

  • Are there theme nights expected on board?

    No however they do have the occasional formal nights which you will be advised of while on board.

  • Can I bring alcohol?

    Passengers may bring one 750ml bottle of wine or champagne on board via carryon luggage only. This will incur an $18US corkage fee regardless of where it is consumed.

  • Can I bring any electrical items such as an Iron, hairdryer or powerboard?

    Irons and other heating equipment are not permitted, neither are powerboards. Hairdryers and other such equipment are subject to safety checks at boarding.

  • Can I bring bottled water or other non alcoholic drinks?

    As long as these are unopened and in your carry on luggage you may bring non alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Can I bring medical equipment on board?

    In most cases yes, to ensure your equipment can be used on board please speak with your consultant to arrange this.

  • Can I use my mobile while away?

    Mobile reception is available via international roaming, this needs to be set up with your phone provider. Your provider will advise the charge rates.

  • How do I pay on board?

    You can pay in cash or card on board. To use cash please see the pursers desk once on board. Alternatively your credit/debit card can be set up at check. You can also swap between cash and card if necessary. There are ATMs available on board that will dispense the ship's currency.

  • How much luggage can I take?

    Holland America does not restrict luggage however reminds passengers of the limited room in cabins and services such as airline and transfer limits.

  • I have dietary restrictions, can I be accommodated?

    Yes. Holland America can cater to most dietary needs, just let your consultant know and they can pass this information on.

  • Is there a dress code on board?

    For most evenings smart casual is appropriate for dining on formal nights, step it up a notch and dress to celebrate.

  • Is there a fridge in my room?

    No, if you do require a fridge for medical reasons advise your consultant who can put in the request.

  • Is there a kettle in my stateroom?

    No, if you would like tea or coffee for your room, your cabin steward can organise this or call through to room service.

  • What is the currency on board?

    All cruises are billed in USD

  • What type of power points are on board?

    All staterooms are equipped with standard US 110 AC and European 220 AC outlets

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