Holland America Line

Holland America Line

For more than 137 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 launches Explorations Central

Holland America Line has announced it will launch a new destination immersion experience called Explorations Central, or EXC. Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s President, said: “Explorations Central is revolutionising...

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Holland America Line’s latest ship Koningsdam, the first in their new Pinnacle Class, is glamorous, sophisticated and elegant, says Cruise International Editor Liz Jarvis If you want to cruise on...

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Shore Excursions Kayaking
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Interview with Valentine Warner

Valentine Warner
Catering for more than 2,000 passengers cannot be easy. But famously finicky chef Valentine Warner was impressed with Holland America Line’s Eurodam. Interview by John Honeywell Q. What...

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