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With over 100 years of cruising knowledge and over 20 awards under their belt, why not experience a fabulous Holland America cruise? Some of their many awards include; ‘#1 Preferred Cruise Line´, ‘Highest-Rated Premium Cruise Line´, “Best Overall Cruise Value´ and ‘Best Alaska Itineraries´.

Holland America Cruises boast a range of elegant mid-size ships in their fleet, big enough to offer plenty of things to do whilst you are afloat but not so big that they overwhelm passengers. Whether you enjoy cookery classes, game workshops, or arts and crafts, there´s plenty to get involved with during your time on board. If you are looking for spacious and luxurious accommodation alongside an award winning service, then Holland America is the cruise line for you.

Life on board

How you spend time on-board is completely up to you. Take time to indulge in an array of massage treatments at the Greenhouse Spa or treat yourself to a pedicure, manicure and even a new hairstyle in the on-board salon. If you want to keep in shape at sea then fear not, as you will find a fully-equipped fitness centre with personal trainers on hand to give you all the tips, advice and motivation that you need. You will also find swimming pools with lounge chairs and fountains aboard your vessel alongside plenty deck space on which to relax and unwind.

During the evenings, the Holland America Cruises fleet comes alive with sparkling entertainment. Whether you want to dance the night away to live music in one of the on-board nightclubs or relax to the soothing sounds of the piano in a number of bars and lounges - it´s all possible. You can also enjoy musical productions in the show lounge or watch movies under the stars on a huge LED screen on deck.

Enriching activities

A firm favourite for anyone who cruises with Holland America is the incredible on-board enrichment programs. With so many classes available, you can learn how to salsa, tango or line dance with seasoned dance experts, participate in book discussions led by the on-board librarian, explore history and culture with destination experts, enhance your web skills by attending a digital workshop or even learn how to cook a gourmet meal at the Culinary Arts Centre. Art aficionados meanwhile, will love the Rijksmuseum at Sea, making its debut on ms Oosterdam in April 2016, extending across the fleet thereafter and showcasing a range of faithful art reproductions. The enrichment programs don´t stop on board either, as professional guides are often provided on shore, leading the way once you step off the ship to help you discover the ports on your itinerary.

Family friendly service

Holland America's team of cruising experts also provide a variety of exciting and child-friendly activities for younger cruisers aged 3 to 17. Activities include cookery classes and games workshops as well as arts and craft lessons. Holland America also has a excellent babysitting service during the evenings, so parents can enjoy some quality time to themselves for a few hours, in the knowledge that their children are being cared for by qualified professionals.

Staterooms and Suites

Whether you want to stay in a stateroom or a suite, you are sure to find your perfect accommodation with Holland America Cruises. The staterooms offer a flat-screen television and DVD player, luxurious bathrobes, Egyptian cotton towels, fragrant soaps, shampoos and other bath amenities. You can expect all the stateroom amenities and more if you opt for a suite. You´ll also find your own veranda, perfect for watching the sunrise over breakfast, a choice of soft pillows, a mini-bar, oversized bath towels, a telephone complete with concierge service, fresh flowers, priority dining, special requests and much, much more.

Explore the world

Holland America sails to just about anywhere in the world. Whether you want to visit the coral reefs of Australia, discover a whole wealth of culture in the Mediterranean, enjoy the scenic sights of Alaska or Northern Europe, explore the vibrant landscape of Asia & the South Pacific, or simply want a relaxing cruise to the sunny shores of the Caribbean, you will find a Holland America itinerary to match up with your own specific tastes.


Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers' Travel Awards

Highest-rated Premium Cruise Line

World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society - Ocean & Cruise News

Best Overal Cruise Value (21 consecutive years)

2014 Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Award

Best Dining Experience, Master Chef’s Table 

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards (US) 2011

Best Shore Excursions

Cruise Critic Cruiser's Choice Awards (US) 2013

Best Overall, Mid-Sized Ship for ms Noordam

Best Shore Excursions, Mid-Sized Ship for ms Westerdam

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards (UK)

Best Cabins

Upcoming ships

Holland America's new Pinnacle Class ship MS Koningsdam will launch in February 2016, while another as-yet-unnamed Pinnacle Class vessel is due to set sail in autumn 2018. These ships will be the first in Holland America's new Pinnacle Class. For the latest detail on these new vessel as they are released, keep an eye on this page for updates.

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