Holland America Line Review


Rating: 9.4 / 10 (Excellent)
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How is Holland America rated?
10/10
Vacation Packages
10/10
Itenerary
8/10
Atmosphere
8/10
Excursions
10/10
Costs
10/10
Amenities and Services
9/10
On-board Activities
9/10
Dining

Holland America Line maintains a fleet of 14 ships, each with its own brand of amenities and travel destinatios. The company runs up to 500 cruises to 320 ports in more than 100 countries with 2- to 114-day itineraries. Holland America Lines also offers a broad range of food and dining options as well as entertainment and on-board activities which can cater to individual passenger taste.

Holland America Line Experience

Food and Dining

Holland America Line has a broad range of exquisite food and dining options available on-board for their passengers. On-board, there are a number of restaurants that suits every appetite and allows guests to choose the dining style they prefer. The cruise line also offers Signature Beverage Package for passengers ages 21 and above which lets them pay one price per day for beverages.

Each cruise ship provides a flexible dining program which is “As You Wish” Dining that gives guests the choice of an open schedule dining or traditional pre-set and dining time. Included in Holland America Line’s cruise fare is their main dining which serves breakfast, lunch, and five-course dinner.

Other featured dining options at Holland America Line:

  • Le Cirque Restaurant (for reservation)
  • The Pinnacle Grill (for reservation)
  • Tamarind Restaurant (for reservation)
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Canaletto Restaurant (for reservation)
  • Slice Pizza
  • Dive-In at Terrace Grill
  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining

Stateroom and Suites

Room

Features

Interior Stateroom

  • Approximately 141 to 226 square feet
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Shower

Ocean-View Stateroom

  • Approximately 174 to 255 square feet
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Bathtub and shower

Lanai Stateroom

  • Approximately 181 to 256 square feet
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Sliding glass doors lead into the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck
  • Reserved teak deck chairs just outside your door

Verandah

  • Approximately 213 to 379 square feet
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size-bed
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Private veranda
  • Sitting area

Spa Suites and Staterooms

  • Located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon featuring yoga mats and iPod docking station

Vista Suite

  • Approximately 292 square feet including veranda
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath and shower
  • Private veranda
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Sitting area

Signature Suite

  • Approximately 273 to 456 square feet
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Bathroom with dual-sink vanity
  • Full-size whirlpool bath and shower with additional shower stall
  • Private veranda
  • Large sitting area
  • 1 sofa bed

Neptune Suite

  • Approximately 506 to 590 square feet including veranda
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed
  • Bathroom with dual sink vanity
  • Full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall
  • Dressing room
  • Private veranda
  • Large sitting area
  • 1 sofa bed

Pinnacle Suite

  • Approximately 1,357 square feet including veranda
  • Bedroom with 1 king-size bed
  • Oversize whirlpool bath and shower with additional shower stall
  • Living and dining room
  • Private veranda with whirlpool pantry
  • Dressing room
  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • Guest toilet
  • 1 sofa bed
  • Private stereo system

Spa Verandah Stateroom

  • Approximately 228 to 420 square feet including veranda
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Shower
  • Private Veranda
  • Located near Greenhouse Spa and Salon featuring yoga mats and an iPod docking station

Family Ocean-View Stateroom

  • Approximately 222 to 231 square feet
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 upper bed
  • 2 bathrooms with one bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet

All staterooms include:

  • In-safe
  • Complimentary ice service
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • DVD library
  • Daily housekeeping service

Exclusive amenities for upper class staterooms:

  • In-suite coffee and espresso machine
  • Complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast
  • Bose SoundDock
  • Neptune Lounge
  • One-touch 24-hour concierge service
  • Complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing, and dry cleaning service
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas
  • Corsages and boutonnieres in suite at embarkation
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • Cocktail party with ship’s officers
  • Personalized cruise stationery

On-Board Activities

Holland America Line has various activities available every day on-board for guests to enjoy. They offer a wide range of recreational activities which includes Spa and Salon, Culinary Classes, Digital Workshops, Art Galleries, and Shopping Boutiques.

Guests are presented with an array of entertainment shows and nightlife activities which allows them to experience a thrilling cruise vacation. The cruise line also has diverse lounges, movie theatres, and casinos ready for use aboard. Passengers can stay up all night and be entertained with Holland America Line’s stage shows and live music.

Cruise Ships and Itineraries

Cruise Ships:

  • ms Eurodam
  • ms Koningsdam
  • ms Amsterdam
  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • ms Maasdam
  • ms Noordam
  • ms Oosterdam
  • ms Prinsendam
  • ms Westerdam
  • ms Veendam
  • ms Volendam
  • ms Rotterdam
  • ms Zuiderdam
  • ms Zaandam

Destinations:

  • Bermuda
  • Alaska and Yukon
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Canada and New England
  • Australia/ New Zealand and South Pacific
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Hawaii and Tahiti
  • Panama Canal
  • Pacific Coast
  • South America and Antarctica
  • Arabia and Africa

Excursions Offered

Holland America Line let travellers explore the places they visit and do exciting activities with a variety of excursions they offer with each destination. Their Journeys Ashore allows guests to choose from a number of well-planned excursions with the comfort of their own private driver. Excursions are given in one price without extra charges and with included guaranteed returns. Travellers can get unique perspectives and have access to exclusive opportunities with the help of local experts.

Holland America Line - Summary

Holland America Line is a great choice of cruise line for frequent cruise line passengers. It provides a wide range of on-board and off-shore activities that makes each cruise a memorable experience. With 320 ports and 100 countries in its itinerary, there is always something new to discover.

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