Holland America Line Cruises
Cruises with Holland America Line
If you're looking to visit varied destinations onboard luxury ships, Holland America Line provides the perfect combination of traditional cruising and innovative features. Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or in a group, every aspect of HAL cruises has been expertly thought out so that all you have to think about is making memories.
Holland America Line Cruise Deals
13 July 2021
Mediterranean Tapestry from Barcelona£1,531pp
31 July 2021
Aegean Sunsets from Athens£1,021pp
06 October 2021
Mediterranean Empires from Venice£1,688pp
19 September 2021
Viking Sagas from Amsterdam£1,050pp
24 March 2023
Tokyo Stay, Mt. Fuji, Japan's Southern Islands & Taiwan£2,779pp
30 January 2023
Buenos Aires Stay, Antarctica & S.American Voyage to Santiago£4,279pp
17 November 2022
Miami Beach, Panama Canal & S.America Discovery to Buenos Aires with Stays£4,549pp
17 December 2022
Buenos Aires Stay, Antarctica & S.American Voyage to Santiago£4,279pp
13 May 2022
No Fly Rail & Sail - Voyage of the Midnight Sun from Rotterdam£1,979pp
Holland America Line: Life on-board
- Total cruises 898
- Fleet: 11 Ships
- Destinations: 30
Whether you're looking forward to delicious cruise ship dining, sun-drenched afternoons spent relaxing by the pool or evenings in one of the many entertainment venues, no day of your cruise will be the same with Holland America Line.
Onboard each of their ships, Holland America Line showcases an elegant dining experience that will allow you to sample unique dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. From main restaurant dining to casual venues and intimate speciality restaurants, you can eat somewhere different every evening. What's more, with the choice between pre-set restaurant sittings or flexible dining times, you can eat in a way that best suits your needs. While venues vary between ships, here are some of the fleet's most popular restaurants:
|Restaurant||Cuisine||Complimentary or Speciality?|
|The Dining Room||International and regional dishes||Complimentary|
|Lido Market||Dishes from around the world||Complimentary|
|Pinnacle||US Surf & Turf||Speciality|
|Tamarind||Asian fusion cuisine||Speciality|
|Canaletto||Authentic Italian fares||Speciality|
|New York Pizza||Mouth-watering slices like they do in the Big Apple||Complimentary|
Once evening arrives, you can choose where to spend your night from an array of venues, each offering something different.
From rock and roll to the best of Memphis blues and even live chamber music, here are the venues where you'll find yourself whiling away the evening listening to some of the best tunes at sea:
- B.B. King's Blues Club
- Billboard Onboard
- Lincoln Center Stage
- Postmodern Jukebox
- Rolling Stone Rock Room
- World Stage
Bars and Lounges
With everything from cocktail or champagne bars to a casino, you can spend each evening of your cruise somewhere different:
- Gallery Bar
- Piano Bar
- Explorer's Lounge
From fascinating lectures to relaxing spa treatments and even simply unwinding in one of the public spaces, guests can stay as busy as they like during their cruise:
- BBC Earth Experiences- learn more about the natural world with unique concerts and films
- Gym- equipped with all the latest equipment, never miss a workout during your cruise Greenhouse Spa & Salon- treat yourself to a massage, facial and much more at this luxurious venue
- Port to Table- make the most of the flavours of each region you visit with exclusive cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings
- Shopping- see if there are any duty-free bargains which take your fancy at the onboard boutiques
While Holland America cruises may not be at the top of your list when you think of cruise lines for families, this doesn't mean the children have been forgotten about! With both kids' clubs and port day excursions that cater for families, a HAL cruise is the perfect way to make memories together.
|Kids Programs||3-6 years||Engaging activities such as sing alongs, theme parties and painting|
|Tweens Programs||7-12 years||Featuring everything from ice-cream eating competitions to parties and gaming|
|Teens Programs||13-17 years||Older teenagers can enjoy mocktail parties, karaoke, video games and more.|
Holland America Line Ships
Comfortable and sophisticated yet packed with activities and entertainment, wherever you choose to sail Holland America Line's fleet of ships is guaranteed to take you there in the utmost style.
Holland America Line ship classes explained
Holland America Line Destinations
Whether you choose a no fly cruise, a fly cruise or a cruise and stay, Holland America Line will take you to some of the most desirable locations across the world from North America to Europe or Australia.
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After you have checked in for your cruise and it is fully paid for, Holland America Line will provide your cruise documents, known as Express Docs. This can be sent to your own email address as well as to your cruise consultant. Your luggage tags can be printed after checking-in, from the Holland America website.
As standard, all entertainment - from theatre productions to live music - is included in the cost of your Holland America Line fare.
Holland America Line ships have a relaxed attitude to dress code. Smart casual wear is expected while dining in the restaurants, and Gala nights require formal attire (cocktail dresses and suits).
Shore excursions are not included in your cruise fare.
There is no luggage limit when cruising with Holland America Line, however it is advisable to adhere to any airline luggage restrictions if you will be flying before or after your cruise.
Guests with life-threatening allergies must complete Holland America Line's 'Special Requirements Information' form. You should declare any intolerances or dietary needs at the time of booking, and once you are onboard to the restaurant manager.
Yes, each ship in the fleet has designated smoking areas where guests can smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and e-cigarettes. Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on verandahs, or other public areas of the ship.
Yes, there will be one Gala night on every 7 day cruise, two on cruises up to 13 days, and three on cruises of up to 20 days. Guests can choose whether or not they want to take part, and if not they can dine in the buffet or order room service.
Yes, in a nod to their Dutch heritage, at least one evening on every cruise will hold an Orange Party. The House of Orange is Holland's Royal Family, and so this colour is most associated with the country. Guests who would like to attend are asked to wear orange coloured clothes and accessories to celebrate.
Holland America Line are able to cater to vegan and vegetarian diets, though it is recommended that you declare any dietary requirements at the time of booking, and once onboard.
There are three different kid's clubs available, depending on your child's age. Clubs are split into ages 3-7, 8-12 and 13-17, and are all supervised by friendly, expert staff.
Babysitters are available during sea days at a rate of $10 per hour for the first child, and $7 per hour for additional children. Please be aware that this service may not always be available.
Staff will do their best to assist and accommodate children with special needs, however, it may be the case that they are unable to provide one on one attention.
Prams are allowed onboard however Holland America Line ask that you mention this at the time of booking, so they can take into account the extra weight that will be brought onboard.
Baby food and nappies must be requested in advance from the Ship Services Department, and will incur a charge.
Flexible Booking Terms
Book by 31st March 2021 and should you need to cancel you may do so up to 30 days prior to departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit for monies paid to be used on any cruise departing before 31 December 2022.
Holland America Line Covid-19 safety measures
Prior to cruising, guests and crew will have to undergo health screening, which could include medical questionnaires and temperature checks, with those deemed to be at risk required to have an additional health check.
Guests will be encouraged to frequently wash their hands, with hand sanitiser stations in high-traffic areas of the ship, including the entrance to dining rooms. All food service stations will be staffed and venues will be adapted to facilitate social distancing. Where this can't be maintained, masks will be required. To remind guests of the new measures they will have information in their daily programs, on screens onboard the ship and through daily communications by the Cruise & Travel Director.
Throughout the day, guest corridors will be continuously cleaned, with a focus on handrails, door handles and buttons. In addition, there will be deep cleaning and fogging of public venues such as restaurants, lounges, bars and arcades. Each stateroom and suite will be cleaned up to twice each day, with secondary sanitation taking place at the end of the clean on all touch points. In the case of a guest displaying flu-like symptoms, their cabin will undergo an additional deep clean, and all table cloths, bed linen, towels etc will be specially laundered.