Holland America Line

For more than 140 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 has a long and proud history of delivering extraordinary vacation experiences, and with our ongoing $525-million Signature of Excellence® commitment, that experience is now better than ever. Signature of Excellence enhancements encompass virtually every area of our ships and range from new facilities and public spaces to added services and amenities.

Innovative programs and superior amenities have consistently placed us among the highest-rated premium cruise lines, earned us the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and one of the highest rates of repeat guests in the industry. We are very proud of these achievements and look forward to exceeding guests' expectations in every aspect of our operation.

Amsterdam stars

The third Holland America Line vessel to bear the name Amsterdam, this elegant, mid-sized ship features a three-story atrium graced by a stunning astrolabe. While on board, enjoy America’s Test Kitchen cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Thrill to our exclusive BBC Earth Experiences presentations and activities. Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Work out at our Fitness Center. And savor our delectable array of specialty restaurants.

Amsterdam
Launched:
 1st October 2000
Tonnage:
62,735
Length:
780 feet
Total Crew:
615
Occupancy:
1,380

Eurodam stars

Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship, Eurodam has recently received many exciting updates. Guests on this graceful ship can enjoy the full Music Walk™ experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Explore onboard at a cooking class or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen, BBC Earth Experiences and a Digital Workshop Powered by Windows®. Dine in your choice of specialty restaurants.

Eurodam
Launched:
 1st January 2008
Tonnage:
86,273
Length:
936 feet
Total Crew:
929
Occupancy:
2,104

Koningsdam stars

The first of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships, Koningsdam combines 21st- century elegance and nautical tradition. Inspired by music, her design features fluid lines, light-filled spaces and innovative, new dining and entertainment venues—from the dazzling, two-story World Stage to Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Truly a destination all her own, there’s much to explore on Koningsdam.

Koningsdam
Launched:
 1st April 2016
Tonnage:
Unknown
Length:
Unknown
Total Crew:
Unknown
Occupancy:
2,650

Maasdam stars

The fifth Holland America Line ship in our more than 140-year history to be named for the Netherland’s Maas River, Maasdam pays homage to the past, while embracing modern amenities. Guests can hone their skills with onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops from America’s Test Kitchen. Explore our world with BBC Earth Experiences. Relax with a refreshing spa treatment at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. And dine at their choice of specialty restaurants. Enjoy an unforgettable cruise vacation aboard Maasdam as she travels the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada & New England and Europe.

Maasdam
Launched:
 1st December 1993
Tonnage:
55,575
Length:
719 feet
Total Crew:
580
Occupancy:
1,258

Nieuw Amsterdam stars

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants—from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Explore at America’s Test Kitchen’s cooking classes and hands-on workshops. And thrill to BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage.

Nieuw Amsterdam
Launched:
 1st January 2010
Tonnage:
86,700
Length:
936 feet
Total Crew:
929
Occupancy:
2,106

Nieuw Statendam stars

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants - from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Explore at America's Test Kitchen's cooking classes and hands-on workshops. And thrill to BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage.

Nieuw Statendam
Launched:
 1st December 2018
Tonnage:
99,500
Length:
975 feet
Total Crew:
1,025
Occupancy:
2,650

Noordam stars

Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art—from 19th oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of our specialty restaurants.

Noordam
Launched:
 1st February 2006
Tonnage:
82,318
Length:
936 feet
Total Crew:
800
Occupancy:
1,924

Oosterdam stars

Holland America Line’s first Vista-class cruise ship, Oosterdam recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates—including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from among delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with America’s Test Kitchen and thrill to BBC Earth Experiences.

Oosterdam
Launched:
 1st July 2003
Tonnage:
82,305
Length:
936 feet
Total Crew:
817
Occupancy:
1,916

Prinsendam stars

A FOND FAREWELL - The intimate Prinsendam has occupied a special place in the hearts of Holland America Line guests and now after nearly 17 years of service, she is leaving the fleet on July 1, 2019. All her itineraries will continue as planned through July 1 , 2019. There is still time to celebrate this beloved ship. Join us for one of her upcoming farewell sailings and experience all of Prinsendam’s many pleasures for a final time.

With a capacity of just 835 guests, Prinsendam is intimate, comfortably spacious and small enough to explore destinations larger ships can’t reach. Recently refurbished, our "Elegant Explorer" shines brighter than ever. While on board, enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops from America’s Test Kitchen (September 2017). Polish your vacation videos and photos at our Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Or simply relax at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

Prinsendam
Launched:
 1st June 2002
Tonnage:
37,983
Length:
669 feet
Total Crew:
470
Occupancy:
835

Rotterdam stars

With her multi-million dollar art and antique collection, wide teak decks and classic lines, Rotterdam evokes nautical tradition while delivering state-of-the-art amenities. While on board, enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop from America’s Test Kitchen. Work out in our fully equipped Fitness Center. Savor the world’s great cuisines in our specialty restaurants. Explore the world’s wonders with BBC Earth Experiences presentations and activities.

Rotterdam
Launched:
 1st December 1997
Tonnage:
61,849
Length:
780 feet
Total Crew:
600
Occupancy:
1,404

Veendam stars

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Hone their culinary skills at an America’s Test Kitchen cooking show or hands-on workshop. Work out in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Or explore fine dining at our specialty restaurants.

Veendam
Launched:
 1st January 1996
Tonnage:
57,092
Length:
719 feet
Total Crew:
580
Occupancy:
1,350

Volendam stars

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

Volendam
Launched:
 1st November 1999
Tonnage:
61,214
Length:
781 feet
Total Crew:
615
Occupancy:
1,432

Westerdam stars

Recently updated with new bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites, Westerdam is a fascinating destination in her own right. On board, enjoy live entertainment with Music Walk™, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King's Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Learn culinary skills at a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America's Test Kitchen. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central atop the ship.

Westerdam
Launched:
 1st April 2004
Tonnage:
82,348
Length:
936 feet
Total Crew:
817
Occupancy:
1,916

Zaandam stars

Designed to carry fewer guests while offering greater space, Zaandam is elegant and comfortable. Her décor is inspired by music and features musical instruments including signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones and a Baroque-style pipe organ. While on-board, enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops with America’s Test Kitchen. Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Indulge at any of our fine dining venues.

Zaandam
Launched:
 1st May 2000
Tonnage:
61,396
Length:
781 feet
Total Crew:
615
Occupancy:
1,432

Zuiderdam stars

First of our Vista-class ships, Zuiderdam boasts classic nautical lines and finishes, modern amenities and a spectacular art and antique collection. While on board, explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Hone your culinary skills at a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a rejuvenating treatment at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Enjoy the wide array of delectable cuisines in our restaurants.

Zuiderdam
Launched:
 1st December 2002
Tonnage:
82,305
Length:
936 feet
Total Crew:
817
Occupancy:
1,916

Compelling Worldwide Itineraries

In 2008, Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to more than 320 ports. Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents, including Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia and Grand World Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.

Guests will have more destination choices in every corner of the world that will bring them not just to new and exciting locations but into the culture and heart of each place to create a truly memorable and unique experience.

Five Star Fleet

From the moment you step aboard one of our mid-sized ships you will recognize the Holland America Line difference. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the gracious, award-winning service that defines classic cruising. Our ships feature spacious wraparound teak decks, panoramic views, abundant spacious private verandahs and large staterooms. All our ships have recently completed extensive Signature of Excellence enhancements to staterooms and public rooms. With elegant fine dining and enriching activities, welcome aboard a Holland America Line ship and discover timeless cruising, refined for a new generation.

Providing Passage to the New World

Holland America Line was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company (NASM), a shipping and passenger line. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line. The company's first ocean liner was the Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York City on Oct. 15, 1872. The one-way voyage took 15 days. Following that first voyage, Holland America Line has seen a series of benchmark moments in its history.

By its 25th anniversary, Holland America Line owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships, and also provided service between Holland and the Dutch East Indies via the newly constructed Suez Canal.
The line was a principal carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States until well after the turn of the century, carrying 850,000 to new lives in the New World.
In 1895, the company offered its first vacation cruise; its second leisure cruise, from New York to the Holy Land, was in 1910.
In 1971, Holland America Line suspended its transatlantic passenger trade and turned to offering cruise vacations full time.
In 1989, Holland America Line Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the largest cruise company in the world.

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