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.
When packing, please consider that going for dinner at fine dining restaurants requires smart casual attire – no shorts, swimwear, torn jeans or tank tops, these are better left for the daytime. Gala Evenings call for dressy clothing, which does not necessarily mean jacket and tie, collared shirts and slacks are also welcome. Every cruise features an Orange Party to celebrate the cruise line’s Dutch heritage. Consider packing your favourite orange clothes and accessories, you can also buy some at the onboard store.
Payments are done with your stateroom keycard. Once you board, your credit/debit card will be registered and connected to the keycard, alternatively, visit the Guest Services desk to deposit cash to your keycard. Please note, no cash is accepted on board except for the Casino.
Holland America Line onboard restaurants provide a culinary delight to 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. Here are just some of the great restaurants that are included in the price of your cruise holiday: the Dining Room, Lido Market, Dive-In, New York Pizza. Book a table at one of the specialty restaurants, it will cost a little extra but is definitely worth it: Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, Tamarind, Rudi’s Sel de Mer, Nami Sushi, Explorations Café, Grand Dutch Cafe, Gelato.
The cruise line offers a fantastic range of entertainment on board, a lot of which is included in the price of the cruise. Enjoy live music to suit every taste, watch awe-inspiring theatre performances or be amazed by one of the beautiful dance productions.
Days at sea will never be boring with the fascinating activities offered on board every Holland America ship. There are fascinating lectures on the destinations your cruise is visiting, live cooking classes and an onboard Casino for you to try your luck. You will be amazed by the exclusive BBC Earth in Concert and have heaps of fun at the family game room. All the latest trends await at the onboard boutiques and latest blockbusters at the cinema.
Those leisurely days at sea can be used for heaps of things, one of which is taking care of the way you feel and look. There are plenty of opportunities for that on board. A professionally staffed and well equipped Fitness Centre offers a whole range of classes like yoga, indoor cycling, Pilates and more. Basketball and volleyball courts as well as a jogging track are available on the Sun Deck.
Pampering treatments at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon are a hit, so please make sure to book in advance. Choose out of a big range of massages, facials, hair and nail services and other offerings, all of which are performed with the help of only the best premium products.
Holland America offers cruise holidays that are perfect for the whole family. Kids of all ages are welcome on board and will find being there far from boring. Kids aged 3 to 17 will find fascinating activities and games at Club HAL. The youngest will enjoy treasure hunts and dress-up parties, teenagers will love gaming tournaments, sports challenges, theme parties and much more. Kids with special needs are welcome to take part in activities according to their chronological age.
All onboard restaurants feature kids’ menus. There are cribs, high chairs and booster chairs available (the number is limited, so please consider booking these in advance*). The brand offers tailor made private events and excursions for family reunions. Living together is made easy with inter-connecting cabins and sofa beds.
Holland America has recently introduced a fantastic new ‘Have It All’ fare, it will include the most popular amenities, that are usually not included in the price. The ‘Have It All’ fare is valued at $99 per guest, per day and includes:
Booking on a regular fare, you will enjoy the following inclusions: