Holland America Line
Like their name suggests, Holland America Line was initially established to ferry passengers and cargo between the Netherlands and America. Now, more than 145 years later, Holland America Line is one of the foremost premium cruise lines to operate throughout the world and boasts some of the most spacious and comfortable mid-sized ships at sea, offering award-winning service, five-star dining, extensive activities as well as a line-up of fantastic enrichment programs.
Savor the Journey
PINNACLE CLASS SHIPS
Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-Class ships are their newer style of vessel, accommodating up to 2,500 guests, and they really have set themselves apart from other ships in the Holland America Line fleet. The decor on this class of ships steers away from the darker Dutch tones found on the line’s older vessels and instead focuses on light spaces with white being the focus of the colour scheme. Onboard are all the much-loved amenities found on Holland America Line’s more traditional ships, however there are also a few extras: there are five specialty venues with cuisines ranging from a steakhouse to sushi bar; you have the opportunity to blend your own personal wine varietal at Blend; kick back to some classic rock in the Rolling Stone Rock Room or visit a BBC Earth concert combining a live orchestra with specially produced BBC Earth documentaries; solo cruises also have the luxury of booking oceanview cabins that are sized and priced exclusively for single travellers.
The current Pinnacle Class ships are Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, with Ryndam due to set sail in May 2021.
Holland America Line’s Maasdam has been restyled and re-imagined to become the only ship in the fleet dedicated to a different style of cruising – Explorations Central In-Depth Voyages. These voyages are designed for the seasoned traveller who are curious, thoughtful and eager to find new ways to experience the world. Maasdam’s itineraries are extensive journeys within a region, with her smaller stature perfectly sized to access many new and off-the-beaten-path ports, that allow you to delve deeper into the place and cultures you visit. While onboard enjoy fascinating lectures, interactive workshops and cultural performances; While onshore take advantage of fascinating and memorable shore excursions that give you the opportunity to explore your destination through the lens of photography, culture, nature and port-to-table culinary experiences. Plus she is also the only ship in the fleet to be outfitted with nimble, inflatable Zodiacs meaning that on select ports of call you can go further in-depth to explore nature, history, culture and more with these agile boats.