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Holland America Line

Holland America - On Deck

Holland America - On Deck

Holland America - Service On Deck

Holland America - Service On Deck

Holland America - Koningsdam

Holland America - Koningsdam

Holland America - Treats On Observation Deck

Holland America - Treats On Observation Deck

Holland America Cruises Offer Enriching Experiences

Guests on Holland America cruises can enjoy a variety of exciting and enriching activities. Holland America cruise deals are especially popular among foodies: America's Test Kitchen offers live cooking shows and workshops onboard. But that's far from the only attraction that the Holland America cruise line has to offer travelers. With unique onboard programs and entertainment for all, guests can learn how to make wine, take a photo editing course, watch movies under the stars, enjoy live music at B.B. King's Blues Club, or indulge in authentic Italian or French meals at dinnertime. You can do it all when you cruise Holland America!

When you sail away on a Holland America cruise, tours can include popular destinations like the Caribbean, Alaska, or the South Pacific. The world is yours to explore with Holland America cruises! And when you book with CruiseDirect, you'll always get the lowest price, guaranteed.


 

Launched:
2008/2023
Pax:
2,104
Crew:
930
Pools:
3
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
100
Launched:
2016/2023
Pax:
2,650
Crew:
1,025
Pools:
2
Bars:
7
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2010/2023
Pax:
2,106
Crew:
930
Pools:
3
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
97
Launched:
2018
Pax:
2,662
Crew:
1,025
Pools:
2
Bars:
5
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
99
Launched:
2006/2015
Pax:
1,972
Crew:
811
Pools:
2
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
95
Launched:
2003/2018
Pax:
1,964
Crew:
820
Pools:
2
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
99
Launched:
2021
Pax:
2,668
Crew:
776
Pools:
2
Bars:
17
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
100
Launched:
1999/2019
Pax:
1,432
Crew:
650
Pools:
2
Bars:
6
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
97
Launched:
2004/2023
Pax:
1,968
Crew:
817
Pools:
2
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
96
Launched:
2000/2018
Pax:
1,432
Crew:
650
Pools:
2
Bars:
7
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2002/2019
Pax:
1,970
Crew:
820
Pools:
2
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Ship Rating Launched Pax Crew Pools Bars Casino Kids Programs Cdc Score Minimum Price Minimum Price
Eurodam 2 star 2008/2023 2,104 930 3 12 True True 100 94.00 $79
Koningsdam 2 star 2016/2023 2,650 1,025 2 7 True True 98 159.00 $799
Nieuw Amsterdam 2 star 2010/2023 2,106 930 3 11 True True 97 291.00 $249
Nieuw Statendam 1 star 2018 2,662 1,025 2 5 True True 99 469.00 $0
Noordam 2 star 2006/2015 1,972 811 2 10 True True 95 364.00 $249
Oosterdam 2 star 2003/2018 1,964 820 2 10 True True 99 599.00 $99
Rotterdam 2 star 2021 2,668 776 2 17 True True 100 649.00 $699
Volendam 2 star 1999/2019 1,432 650 2 6 True True 97 607.00 $699
Westerdam 2 star 2004/2023 1,968 817 2 10 True True 96 551.00 $249
Zaandam 2 star 2000/2018 1,432 650 2 7 True True 98 229.00 $99
Zuiderdam 4 star 2002/2019 1,970 820 2 10 True True 98 449.00 $799
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Entertainment and Attractions Aboard Holland America Cruises

Cruising Holland America offers a wide variety of entertainment options sure to keep you having fun throughout your cruise, including unique educational opportunities. Here's a glimpse of what you can enjoy with Holland America cruises:

  • BBC Earth Experiences: Get closer to the ocean and the natural world with groundbreaking concerts, films, shows, and children's activities.
  • Culinary Arts Center: Presented by Food & Wine magazine, the Culinary Arts Center allows guests to participate in demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes. Select Holland America cruises feature some of the world's leading culinary experts.
  • Explorations Café: Sponsored by The New York Times, this coffeehouse offers custom espresso drinks, baked goods, Internet stations, and one of the most impressive libraries at sea.
  • Digital Workshop: Powered by Windows, this workshop offers fun, free, and informative sessions on photo editing, PC security, and cloud storage, led by Microsoft-trained hosts.
  • Rijksmuseum at Sea: Celebrating its Dutch heritage, the Holland America cruise line has partnered with the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands' most-visited national museum, to bring inspiring works of art and artistic experiences to cruise guests.
  • BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle: On the Koningsdam, experience the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, where guests can create a custom-blended wine all their own.

Exclusive Entertainment and Amazing Performances

  • Music Walk: On the Koningsdam, enjoy three stages presenting a variety of live music nightly.
  • Lincoln Center Stage: An exclusive partnership with the world's leading performing arts center showcases live chamber music performances.
  • BB King's Blues Club: Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King's All-Star Band brings Memphis sounds to sea, performing nightly on the EurodamNieuw AmsterdamNoordamWesterdamZuiderdam, and Oosterdam.
  • Billboard Onboard: Live musicians rock the crowd with 50 years of chart-topping hits, with guests singing along and participating in trivia questions displayed on screens.
  • World Stage: This extraordinary theater features a two-story, 270-degree high-definition LED screen designed to immerse audiences in a dynamic backdrop of sight and sound.
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Delicious Dining Options

Holland America cruises also feature delicious and innovative menus across a broad range of onboard dining venues. From casual poolside dining to formal five-course affairs in the classic main dining room, the Holland America cruise line promises a memorable dining experience. Led by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, the culinary staff uses only the freshest produce and the highest-quality meats and seafood. Knowledgeable wine stewards pair the perfect wine with every dish. Whether you prefer the relaxed atmosphere of the Lido, the elegance of the Pinnacle Grill, or an intimate dinner on your private veranda, the choice is yours when you book a cruise with Holland America.

  • As You Wish Dining: Choose from traditional preset seating and dining times or a flexible open schedule to enjoy a variety of different venues and styles of dining.
  • Main Dining Room: Enjoy luxurious dining with fine art, antiques, sophisticated Rosenthal china, crisp white table linens, and five-course menus ranging from classic to regionally inspired cuisine.
  • Complimentary 24-Hour In-Room Dining: Enjoy dining in the comfort of your room at any time.

Specialty Dining Options

Experience the Pinnacle Grill, featuring Sterling Silver beef and fresh seafood, Bulgari china, Riedel stemware, and Frette linens. Other options include the Lido Restaurant, Terrace Grill, late-night snacks, the Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza, Explorations Café, and daily afternoon tea service.

What Is the Signature Beverage Package on Holland America?

The Signature Beverage Package includes the standard choices of beer, wine, spirits, sodas, cocktails, and coffee.

Can You Bring Your Own Alcohol on a Holland America Cruise?

Passengers on the Holland America cruise line are able to bring wine or champagne on board when the ship sets sail but must pay a $20 corkage fee per bottle. No beer or liquor can be carried on board.

Do You Tip on Holland America Cruises?

Holland America Cruises charges gratuities, adding $19 per guest per day in suites. All other staterooms are charged $17 per guest per day. As is common among cruise lines, gratuities are separate from Holland America's base cruise fare. Based on the quality of services received, guests can adjust their tips accordingly.

What Is the Dress Code on Holland America?

Passengers wear whatever they choose during the day, but at night, the dress code becomes smart casual attire with a dressier atmosphere for dinner. Gala nights will require dressy outfits from passengers, including collared shirts for men and skirts, dresses, or slacks for women.

kids activities
Activities for Kids on the Holland America Cruise Line

Holland America cruise deals include a wide variety of exciting and engaging activities for guests ages 3 to 17, ensuring that the entire family can enjoy their cruise vacation. All Club HAL activities are supervised by full-time staff with degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, or related fields.

  • Club HAL for Kids (Ages 3 to 7): Activities include hands-on pizza-making, pirate treasure hunts, crafts, storytelling, ice cream sundae parties, and pajama parties.
  • Club HAL for Tweens (Ages 8 to 12): Activities include video game tournaments, scavenger hunts, relay races, karaoke dance parties, and the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program on Alaska cruises.
  • The Loft and The Oasis (Ages 13 to 17): Activities include mocktail mixology classes, yoga, late-night sports, hip-hop dance classes, scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes, and teen-only nightclub events.
  • Kids and Teens Culinary Arts Center Program: Kids learn basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, new ingredients, and how to follow recipe instructions, encouraging cleanliness, safety, and time management.
  • Additional Family Services: Special kid-friendly food, baby food, high chairs, booster seats, babysitting services (for a small surcharge), and special birthday parties can be arranged with advance notice.
spa
Spa and Fitness

Holland America Line features fully equipped fitness centers and sports courts. Fitness centers include state-of-the-art exercise equipment, while sports courts may include volleyball, basketball, or tennis. Enjoy walking or jogging on the broad teak decks, and cool off in one of the pools. Qualified personal trainers and fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, cardio, and Aquarobics, are available.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon

The tranquil Greenhouse Spa & Salon invites guests to indulge their senses while cruising to exotic destinations. When you save by booking Holland America cruise deals online, you can splurge on a rejuvenating spa treatment. Facial therapies, massage therapy, and therapeutic water treatments are available at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. The spa offers a hydrotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounge, private treatment rooms, and exotic skin, body, and hair treatments. Professional therapists guide you through your spa experience, ensuring a luxurious cruise vacation.

Can You Smoke on Holland America Cruise Ships?

Smoking on Holland America Line cruises is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Do Holland America Ships Have Laundry Facilities?

Holland America ships do not have self-service laundry rooms, but they all offer laundry service.

Destinations Jun 24 Jul 24 Aug 24 Sep 24 Oct 24 Nov 24 Dec 24 Jan 25 Feb 25 Mar 25 Apr 25 May 25
Alaska $364 $474 $429 $399             $549 $479
Australia           $3,314 $1,509 $1,059 $1,109 $1,059    
Australia / New Zealand             $1,509 $1,059 $1,109 $1,059    
Canada       $6,734           $2,459 $999  
Canada / New England   $2,999 $549 $607 $649             $679
Caribbean         $729 $279 $349 $539 $699 $749 $649  
Europe $849 $1,049 $699 $699 $599 $499         $759 $1,029
Hawaii       $4,898 $1,979 $1,649 $1,739 $1,286   $2,069 $1,629  
Japan       $2,609         $1,799 $2,059 $999  
Mexico           $779 $799 $699   $799 $599  
New Zealand             $1,509 $1,059 $1,109 $1,059    
Oceania                   $2,459    
Orient Far East       $2,609     $1,331 $3,719 $1,799 $3,559    
Pacific         $1,457              
Pacific Coastal       $229 $159 $469       $549 $269 $249
Panama Canal       $1,489 $1,139   $2,799 $1,199 $1,249 $1,099 $1,529  
South America           $929 $1,421 $2,679 $1,309 $1,079    
Southeast Asia               $5,579 $2,149      
Transpacific                   $2,459    
World Cruise               $6,331 $9,299 $8,899 $4,249 $6,999

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More About Cruising With the Holland America Cruise Line

Is the Holland America Cruise Line All-Inclusive?

Holland America cruises eliminate the need to bring cash on board by including the cost of accommodations, meals, fuel surcharges, taxes, and entertainment and activities. You can make Holland America cruise deals all-inclusive by adding on a beverage package, airfare, and port city hotel stay when you make your booking.

Which Is the Best Holland America Cruise Ship?

The best Holland America ship will differ for each person, but when you're booking a Holland America cruise last minute, rest assured that you'll still be able to find the right cruise ship for your unique needs. Younger cruisers may favor the Westerdam, which often hosts families in the summer. Meanwhile, the Nieuw Amsterdam is one of the most popular ships in the Holland America cruise line, and it's beautiful, filled with tearooms and chandeliers, an exceptional staff, and a comfortable atmosphere. It is a great choice for cruisers with an interest in art; there's an art and antique collection right on board.