Holland America Line
With more than 140 years of experience, Holland America Line is recognized as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry’s premium segment. Over the course of the company’s long history, Holland America Line has carried more than 10 million guests from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations around the globe. Itineraries range from seven to over 100 days and incorporate all seven continents, including Australia & New Zealand and Asia sailings, a world cruise, and popular sailings to several ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Europe. On July 4th, 2010, Holland America Line welcomed their second Signature-class ship, the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, expanding the fleet to 15 mid-sized ships.When it comes to surpassing your expectations, they never rest. To that end, their Signature of Excellence® initiatives that began over five years ago — with enhancements like the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and the Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times — continue in earnest. From 2009 to 2013, the ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam, ms Statendam and ms Maasdam will be updated with the latest innovations as well.
You will enjoy a resort-style pool area, The Retreat, a new bar concept called Mix that features three distinct specialty bars - Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales, and a state-of-the-art performance venue, The Showroom at Sea, where nightly entertainment duplicates the feel of a modern nightclub. Plus, all staterooms will be revitalized and a new category of Lanai Staterooms introduced, giving you direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck. And long after you toast a farewell glass to your unforgettable cruise, your photos will live on to tell your story.
Holland America Line’s complimentary Digital Workshop powered by Windows® helps make the most of every shot using today’s most advanced technology. From learning basic digital camera skills, like editing photos and videos, to creating a website and blog, you will have all the tools needed to preserve and share memories. And with one-on-one time with a Microsoft-trained techspert, you’ll receive individualized guidance centered on the personal projects you care about most. When you sail with Holland America Line, you become a member of their exclusive Mariner Society®. The Mariner Society® Rewards program provides repeat cruisers with exciting new benefits. You’ll receive generous onboard discounts while cruising, special fares on select cruises, reduced or free 3rd/4th guest fares when booking future cruises, and more.