For more than 139 years, Holland America Line has been a recognised leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. As the winner of 18 consecutive "Best Overall Cruise Value" awards from the World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society, and consistently among the highest-rated premium cruise lines year after year in Conde Nast Traveler's "Readers' Choice Awards" and Travel + Leisure magazine's, "World's Best" awards, Holland America Line is known for gracious and attentive service. Its ships have one of the highest staff-members-to-guest ratios. Spacious staterooms average 25 percent larger and verandahs twice as large as those on other lines' ships. Dining choices include formal elegance, intimate speciality dining, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service.
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-travelled ports in the Caribbean, 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.
Holland America Line has a long and proud history of delivering extraordinary vacation experiences, and with their ongoing $566-million Signature of Excellence® commitment, that experience is now better than ever. Signature of Excellence enhancements encompass virtually every area of the ships and range from new facilities and public spaces to added services and amenities. Shipboard enhancements include the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine "a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen" where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes, Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas, new stateroom amenities including flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariner’s Dream Beds. Other enhancements include 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.