Holland America Cruises

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Holland America Line
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This exquisite luxury liner was originally a Dutch shipping line, founded in 1873. Classic cruising can be enjoyed here, whilst their ongoing Signature of Excellence programme means modern touches are constantly added as the 15 elegant ships get upgraded. They even have their own private island in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay, which is perfect for those wanting a romantic getaway.

Fine art and vibrant colour surrounds you on Holland America ships. Brilliant features include iPod tours, the signature Pinnacle Grill restaurant and Culinary Arts Centre, in which guests can learn how to cook experimental dishes. You can also enjoy the flexible ‘As You Wish’ or traditional dining.

Sail locally from Harwich to luxury destinations nearby, such as the Mediterranean, Baltics, Norwegian Fjords or Alaska in Summer. Or perhaps a winter escape is in order, so trips to the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America, Hawaii and South Africa may be more to your taste.

If you are couple looking for some romance in 5* luxury, Holland America may be the ideal cruise line for you.

PLUS: Watch out for the introduction of a brand new 2660-passenger ship, along with the new Pinnacle Class for the line, launching in 2015.


Holland America Line want to provide everyone with a safe and hassle-free cruise and provide convenient accessible accommodation for all persons with disabilities. These rooms will include winder doorways, hand rails and adequate room space to move around easily.

What's included

  •  All meals including 24 hr room service
  • Fitness center including classes
  • Evening entertainment in Broadway style theatre
  • Cinema
  • Online newspapers
  • Youth programmes

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Holland America Line showcase an elegant dining experience that will allow you to experience unique dishes in an sophisticated atmosphere.

The two-tiered main dining room is the ultimate place to share memorable dinner times. With its unusual chandeliers, immaculate dressed tables and fine china, you are in for a treat every night. Choose from a pre-set dining time or dine ‘as you wish’.

There is a range of alternative restaurants for those that want to go on a culinary journey like never before.

From the Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto Restaurant and Tamarind Restaurant you will be able to indulge on Italian favourites, Asian traditions and mouth-watering steaks.


A daily gratuity amount will automatically be added to your shipboard account for the onboard crew that serve you. The daily charge will be $11.50 per guest per day and $12.00 per guest per day for those staying in a suite.

Dress Code

Holland America Line offer both formal and casual evenings and advise that you check daily for the dress code that night.

Holland America Line pride themselves on offering something for the whole family and welcome cruisers of all ages.

Providing fun, age-specific activities for children ages 3-12, at no point will your children be bored. With pyjama parties, team games and sports events, children are sure to have as much fun as the adults. Teens have their own hangout that features music, video games and Xbox tournaments.

All kids and teens activities operate all day during sea days and certain programmes will operate on port days.