Holland America Line is one of the oldest cruise lines in the world with over 100 years experience in the industry. Discover their 11 beautiful ships that offer captivating holidays around the world. Experience it with our Fly Cruise Packages from Australia on board the Maasdam, that spends most of her time in the Australian waters.
As a Dutch company, Holland America Line maintains its heritage and history while offering cost-effective cruises with an elegant and sophisticated design, the cruise line perfects the balance between its rich European roots and modern atmosphere and entertainment.
Holland America Line, traditionally catered to older cruisers, now welcomes those of all age demographic and cruising styles, including family cruising, with a broad range of activities for all passengers to enjoy. On board a Holland America Line cruise you can experience everything from video arcades to Bingo halls, water parks to wine tasting, ballroom dance classes and sports bars. This guarantees there is always something for each member of your family or group.
Holland America Line offers cruises all around the globe, giving you the opportunity to easily find that one perfect route you are after. There are accessible cabins on board all ships for those with mobility concerns, allowing people to cruise without barriers. Get on board whether you are a family, a group of young friends or a senior citizen - there is something for everyone.
Holland America Line, set up over 100 years ago as a Dutch shipping company, has been one of the leading providers of cruises to spectacular destinations around the world.
Holland America Line was founded in 1873 as a freight and passenger line. The rapidly growing fleet transported cargo, as well as passengers from Rotterdam over to the USA for them to start a new life there. The end of the 1980s saw Holland America Line being integrated in to the Carnival Corporation as one of their premium cruise lines.
With over 500 journeys a year, Holland America Line is a dream for the curious traveller: the Caribbean, South America, Alaska or the more exotic areas such as the Amazon or Antarctica. Holland America line offers breathtaking programmes in every port you visit along with award-winning service, luxurious ships, 5-star gastronomy and a wide-ranging entertainment programme. Rotterdam remains one of the cruise line’s main departure ports.
Holland America Line boasts 11 ships in its fleet today, including the giants that are Nieuw Amsterdam, Eurodam and Koningsdam, carrying over 2000 passengers on board.
Accommodation on board all the Holland America ships is modern, well-equipped and varies to suit any pocket. Starting with Inside and Outside Cabins that are around 13m² and ending with the luscious Suites averaging at 126m². Whatever you go with, you are sure to feel comfortable on board.
Holland America onboard restaurants provide a culinary delight to even the pickiest eaters. Enjoy your meal at set times, ‘As You Wish’ or order room service that’s available 24 hours a day on most ships*. The variety of cuisines and dishes is astonishing, the one thing that they all have in common is that they are all made out of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Holland America Line offers a fantastic range of entertainment and activities on board that are included in the price of the cruise:
Pay a little extra and enjoy:
Holland America Line cruises all around the world, visiting some of the most fantastic ports, however, there are destinations that HAL is famous for. One of them is Alaska. Holland America Line is one of the experts on Alaska, cruising the beautiful region for over 70 years. The cruise line’s ships are mid-size, which allows them to navigate the sometimes very narrow passages easily and reach most of the hidden gems of Alaska. Holland America Line offers Land+Sea Journeys aimed at exploring the spectacular Denali and Yukon areas.
Another very popular Holland America route is Australia and New Zealand. Get on board the newly renovated Oosterdam and sail to all the best places that are close to home from Sydney, Perth or Auckland. Stop off and explore places like:
Holland America Line is an environmentally friendly company that meets most of today’s standards. The cruise line is proud of its ISO 14001 certification, which guarantees international standards at all levels. HAL is significantly involved in the “Ship to Shelter” programme, collecting reusable goods and objects on ships and distributing them between different international charities.
Holland America Line is also big on supporting cancer research through the “On Deck for a Cause” programme, inviting all passengers to take part in a five-kilometer race on deck, proceeds of which are then donated to organisations in 6 countries. In addition, the line offers cruises at discounted rates to support charitable actions in the US and Canada.