Stylish mid-sized ships that emit a unique sense of charm and character combine to create the very best in premium cruising. With Holland America Line, you can enjoy enriching experiences to some of the most fascinating destinations on earth on board sophisticated vessels that are decorated with priceless works of art and colourful flowers.
Enrichment is at the core of everything that is Holland America Line. There is a dedicated enrichment centre on board each vessel, featuring amenities including a library and internet centre that is powered by the New York Times, a Culinary Arts Theatre and in-depth destination programme. Each itinerary offers chances to admire Renaissance art, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, relax on golden beaches and discover iconic cities.
Online Destination Guides, in partnership with AFAR, will provide you with immersive knowledge on more than 400 destinations around the world and offer recommendations for authentic attractions, restaurants and shopping experiences.
A partnership with BBC Earth enables Holland America Line to take you closer to some of the world's most majestic natural wonders. This innovative programme enables guests to dive into the natural world through a series of films, concerts, kid's activities and even occasional themed cruises.
All of this and much more will ensure you enjoy the highest level of enrichment during your cruise with Holland America Line. After each day of discovery and exploration, you will certainly appreciate a decent base to relax and unwind. Each Holland America ship offers a range of sophisticated public areas, as well as spacious staterooms that provide a sublime level of comfort. Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy bathrobes, hairdryers and even complimentary fruit are just some of the additional touches that you can enjoy within your own personal space on board.
With a great choice of stylish staterooms and spectacular suites, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit many different budgets on board Holland America Line’s ships. At the lower end of the scale there are interior and ocean-view staterooms which offer two beds that can be converted to a queen, an elegant ensuite, ample storage space and a separate sitting area.
Going further up the grades there are veranda and spa veranda suites available which include the addition of a furnished balcony; perfect for private dining or watching the scenery glide by.
The main dining room on each ship will have various names, but they all are two-tiered and elegantly decorated; creating the perfect space in which to enjoy your meal. The highest quality linens, glassware and china help to add to an experience which is truly excellent from start to finish.
Other restaurants on board include the Pinnacle grill which lives up to its name by offering only the best dishes and exquisite service, the Canaletto Restaurant which gives guests the chance to taste some refined Italian cuisine, and the Lido Restaurant which is perfect for light lunches and meals set in a slightly more relaxed environment.
Although there is a lot of free space for guests to move around in, there are also many great facilities that fill each Holland America ship. If you are looking to completely relax then the Greenhouse Spa and Salon should definitely be the first stop on your tour of your vessel. Conversely, if you would rather be more active, the excellent facilities in the onboard fitness centre and the tennis, volleyball and basketball courts are sure to be very appealing.
Entertainment comes in the form of the exciting casino, if you are feeling lucky enough, whilst thrilling stage shows and enchanting films from the open-air movie theatre will keep you going well into the night. There’s also the chance to do a bit of shopping in the boutique, take some cookery, dancing or wine tasting classes, or just marvel at the extensive on board collections of art.
Holland America pride themselves on offering a great deal of shore excursions that range from relaxing sightseeing tours to thrilling activities that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Whilst there is a great focus on ensuring everything is safe and convenient for guests to take part in, the extensive list of things to do in each port means that each passenger is sure to find something that takes their fancy.
Rousing excursions include ATV adventures and bobsled rides in Jamaica and jeep safaris in South Africa, whilst the more serine options will include experiencing a Luau in Hawaii and a flamenco dinner show in Barcelona. You can book your excursions as soon as you have confirmed your place on your Holland America cruise and with so many different activities on offer you will want to cram in as much as possible at each destination.