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For over 140 years Holland America has been providing voyages around the world and today they are one of the most prestigious cruise lines in the industry with an elegant fleet of over 15 ships which embark on more than 500 sailings a year to exotic locations. Holland America are specialists at developing unique itineraries to special, less travelled ports across all 7 continents including the Amazon, Antarctica and South America. If you’re in search of adventure and you want to really immerse yourself in the destinations you visit then Holland America is the perfect cruise line for you.

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Friendly and personable employees will welcome you like a time-honoured friend and the limited number of guests onboard means that you’ll have a more personalised service and more space to yourself to relax and enjoy. As part of their ongoing commitment to developing their service, Holland America established their signature of excellence – a $500 million promise to continue to develop their onboard facilities, lounges, staterooms and dining venues with the latest and most tasteful features as well as add new services to improve the quality of their guest experience onboard.

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Here at Cruise Nation we have a massive selection of the best Holland America Cruise Deals for 2017 and 2018 available. We package up our cruise offers which means you get flights, free hotel stays and often other amazing benefits like on board spend or cabins upgrades in amazing destinations across the world. Our Holland America Cruise Deals visit destinations around the globe including Mediterranean Cruises, Caribbean Cruises and Alaska Cruises.

 

Introducing Holland America

Holland America ships feature decadent decor that echoes maritime traditional style. Take for example the Planeto Astrolabium aboard the MS Amsterdam, this commissioned structure rises up three storeys in centre of the atrium and tracks constellations, planets, world time and ship time, giving you a great sense of place as you cruise the oceans.

There’s a variety of activities to keep you as busy or as relaxed as you like whilst cruising with Holland America. From the spa and salon to classes and demonstrations in the culinary arts, there’s something for everyone. Those hoping to up their travel photography skills will thrive in the exclusive Windows digital workshop that’ll give you tips and tricks to improve your photography and photo editing techniques. If photography isn’t for you then why not turn your hand to painting in one of the onboard art classes? After all, what could be a more inspiring subject than all of the spectacular destinations you visit along your cruise?

Dining on Holland America is an experience to behold. From Explorations Cafe which is powered by the New York Times to Le Cirque which has recreated the whimsical menu from the famous restaurant itself; there’s a selection of venues onboard to grab a light bite or decadent 3 course meal onboard.The standard of Holland America staterooms and suites is something quite special. Tastefully decorated and allowing plenty of space, your cabin will quickly become your haven away from the world throughout the duration of your cruise.

Voted “Best Cruise Value” for the 22nd consecutive year by readers of Ocean & Cruise News, and celebrating the company’s 142nd anniversary in 2015, Holland America Line’s fleet of fifteen elegant ships blend grand staircases, tastefully appointed public areas and wrap-around teak promenades with the most ultra-modern of comforts, including spacious, attractively decorated staterooms, many with their own private balcony, and top of the range health and fitness facilities.
Grand but not immense, spacious yet intimate, these ships offer more space per guest than many other cruise lines… and a ratio of one crew member to every two guests means attentive, award-winning service from award winning crew, who will remember your every preference.

What makes Holland America Line unique

Amidst the huge choice that’s now available within cruising, Holland America Line offers an experience that’s quite unique. Premium class… yet not pretentious…elite without being expensive. Perfect for discerning travellers who like to see the world - from the comfort of an elegant mid-size hotel at sea.

Holland America Line – At a Glance

What's on board?

An open-air elegant teak promenade deck encircles your ship, perfect for lounging, strolling or enjoying the scenery. Resort amenities onboard every ship include two pools, one with a retractable glass dome, as well as spacious teak decks for sunbathing and strolling. Further pampering opportunities are available at the Asian-inspired Greenhouse spa and salon, featuring everything from saunas, a hydro pool and state of the art fitness centre to a dry float suite and couples massage rooms.

During days at sea Holland America Line guest can enjoy enriching and varied activities. Gourmet presentations, tasting events and hands-on cooking classes take place in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen at the Culinary Arts Centre. Guests may learn new skills at the complimentary Digital Workshops, sponsored by Microsoft, which range from photo and video editing to displaying pictures in digital frames. Learn about the culture and history of the destinations visited via Holland America Line’s immersive “On Location” activities. Or relax in the Explorations Café, a high tech retreat with speciality coffee bar that is powered by the New York Times, and offers fascinating resources.

MS Koningsdam

Koning means “king” in Dutch, and the name celebrates this majestic new ship, as well as paying homage to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, first king of the Netherlands in over a century.

The first in a new, but still mid-sized Pinnacle class, 2,650-guest ms Koningsdam’s will blend a fresh, contemporary styling in harmony with HAL’s classic elegance. Interiors by Adam D. Tihany, one of the world’s pre-eminent hospitality designers, will be inspired by the “architecture of music” – focusing on fluid curves, graceful lines and light-filled places. The ship’s increased size will mean exciting public spaces, venues and innovative new features.

The newest ship of any major cruise line to sail in Europe in 2016, Ms Koningsdam will spend the first weeks of her premier season exploring some of the most iconic gems of the Mediterranean, then homeport from Amsterdam, her inaugural Northern Europe season featuring spectacular fjords, stunning Baltic Cities; the North Cape, Iceland and more! In the winter, the ship will sail 10 & 11 night Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Delicious dining choices

Known for the most extensive menus at sea served gracefully in elegant restaurants, Holland America Line now offers yet more dining experiences at the reservations only Pinnacle Grill, serving steak and seafood specialities enhanced by precious Bvlgari china and Riedel stemware. There’s “Canaletto” for informal Italian dining, plus pizza and delicious snacks on deck – while ms Eurodam and Ms Nieuw Amsterdam feature Tamarind, for the best Pan-Asian cuisine at sea. In the main two-tiered dining room, guests may choose from fixed or flexible “as you wish” dining times where to service is always gracious and the menu options both varied and delicious.

The Suite Life

Known for the most extensive menus at sea served gracefully in elegant restaurants, Holland America Line now offers yet more dining experiences at the reservations only Pinnacle Grill, serving steak and seafood specialities enhanced by precious Bvlgari china and Riedel stemware. There’s “Canaletto” for informal Italian dining, plus pizza and delicious snacks on deck – while ms Eurodam and Ms Nieuw Amsterdam feature Tamarind, for the best Pan-Asian cuisine at sea. In the main two-tiered dining room, guests may choose from fixed or flexible “as you wish” dining times where to service is always gracious and the menu options both varied and delicious.

Destinations

Holland America Line offers worldwide cruising, with itineraries ranging from popular 7-night Caribbean and Alaska cruises, exotic South America, Asia, Australia and Pacific programmes and Grand Voyages to, closer to home, Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises, with a summer season of Fjords, Baltic and Mediterranean cruises from the UK.
In the winter Holland America Line ships sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 7-16-night itineraries that visit a bevy of exotic Caribbean islands, including Holland America Line’s own award-winning private paradise, Half Moon Cay offering a crescent of pure white sand, beach and water-sports galore, as well as an exclusive tropical beach barbecue for all guests!
Summer is a great time to explore the Mediterranean in five star style - and at incredible value, cruising from Venice, Barcelona or Rome’s port of Civitavecchia to discover the most vivacious cities of the Mediterranean.
Glide into Monte Carlo along with the yachts of the rich and famous; tour to see the treasures of the Renaissance in Florence then admire the whimsical spires and swirls of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia or stroll the famous Ramblas in Barcelona. Or head east to the gorgeous Greek islands, combining ancient sites such as Ephesus and the Parthenon Temples with whitewashed villages and vine-clad tavernas.

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All guests boarding a cruise ship expect the very best. Holland America line delivers MORE. The company is proud of their reputation for offering an array of “special touches” …from complimentary hors d’oeuvres served at cocktail hour, fresh fruit baskets in staterooms to priceless art and grand bouquets of fresh flowers displayed around the ship.
Worldwide destinations featuring long days and overnights in port Longer voyages – from the Panama Canal, to South America, Asia and Grand World Voyages Celebrating a special occasion or anniversary in an exotic locale High standards of friendly service onboard Perfect for discerning travellers looking for five star comforts combined with value for money

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