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Holland America Line Ships

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Holland America Ship Reviews

Koningsdam
Ranked #1 of 14 Holland America Ships
83% Loved It
  • Pros: Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options
  • Cons: Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms
  • Bottom Line: Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers
  • Launched: 2016; Passengers: 2,650
Amsterdam
Ranked #2 of 14 Holland America Ships
82% Loved It
  • Outstanding Pacific Northwest fare at Pinnacle Grill
  • Twenty-three cabins are wheelchair accessible
  • Warm and gracious service
  • Launched: 2000; Passengers: 1,390
Eurodam
Ranked #3 of 14 Holland America Ships
79% Loved It
  • There are seven distinct dining options onboard
  • Offers traditional, warm Holland America service
  • Top-ship eatery Tamarind features pan-Asian cuisine
  • Launched: June 2008; Passengers: 2,104
Noordam
Ranked #4 of 14 Holland America Ships
78% Loved It
  • Pro: A full-service, midsize ship with lots of quiet, intimate spaces
  • Con: Limited bells-and-whistles entertainment options
  • Bottom Line: A good choice for mature travelers seeking a traditional cruise experience
  • Launched: 2006; Passengers: 1,972
Westerdam
Ranked #5 of 14 Holland America Ships
77% Loved It
  • Great Pacific Northwest fare at Pinnacle Grill restaurant
  • Traditional atmosphere with modern amenities on a not too big, not too small ship
  • Edgy high-tech production shows
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 1,916
Nieuw Amsterdam
Ranked #6 of 14 Holland America Ships
77% Loved It
  • Traditional cruise experience with modern features
  • Dancing with the Stars classes on every sailing
  • Friendly service and varied top-notch dining
  • Launched: July 2010; Passengers: 2,106
Prinsendam
Ranked #7 of 14 Holland America Ships
77% Loved It
  • Intimate ship, with contemporary amenities
  • Unique 14- to 73-day itineraries
  • Pinnacle Grill, HAL's signature alternative restaurant
  • Launched: 2002/1988; Passengers: 793
Maasdam
Ranked #8 of 14 Holland America Ships
75% Loved It
  • Classic atmosphere with charming service
  • Partnership with fine dining brand Le Cirque
  • 2011 refit added new restaurant, cabins, bars
  • Launched: 1994/2011; Passengers: 1,258
Oosterdam
Ranked #9 of 14 Holland America Ships
75% Loved It
  • Received "Signature of Excellence" upgrades
  • Culinary Arts Center features intriguing programs
  • Explorations Cafe features library, Internet center
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 1,916
Zuiderdam
Ranked #10 of 14 Holland America Ships
73% Loved It
  • Pro: Compact-size indoor pool (with polar bear!) perfect for iffy weather
  • Con: Limited entertainment for itineraries with lots of sea days
  • Bottom line: A great choice for a port-heavy sailing, particularly in colder climates
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 1,916
Rotterdam
Ranked #11 of 14 Holland America Ships
72% Loved It
  • A classic Holland America ship with modern amenities
  • Spacious standard cabins
  • Spa offers a therapy pool, salon and fitness center
  • Launched: 1997; Passengers: 1,404
Veendam
Ranked #12 of 14 Holland America Ships
71% Loved It
  • Received a major upgrade in 2009
  • Plenty of corners for quiet chats and reading
  • New lanai cabins give direct outdoor deck access
  • Launched: 1996; Passengers: 1,350
Volendam
Ranked #13 of 14 Holland America Ships
70% Loved It
  • Bars and lounges with large picture windows offer amazing views
  • "Dancing With the Stars at Sea" show gets passengers involved
  • Quiet teak promenade deck with wooden loungers gives ocean-liner vibe
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 1432
Zaandam
Ranked #14 of 14 Holland America Ships
70% Loved It
  • Explorations Cafe offers Internet, library and more
  • Great Pacific Northwest fare at Pinnacle Grill
  • Concierge service caters to guests in high-end suites
  • Launched: 2000; Passengers: 1,440
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Holland America Member Reviews

76% Loved It

My husband and I are seniors and sail with HAL or Royal Caribbean, over a dozen cruises. We live on Vancouver Island, a 6 hour journey to Vancouver, ... Read more
by Teachers Travel
We have sailed before with Holland America and enjoyed previous cruises. They were our first choice for a cruise to Alaska. Used their shuttle ... Read more
by illbcnu
Love , love, love the size of the ship! Embarkation was a breeze- The ships decor is very nice! Love the enclosed pool area, the retreat area was one ... Read more
by Jojomom
This was our first cruise and it exceeded our expectations. The cruise departed from our own city, for a good price so we booked it a month prior to ... Read more
by Van2010
We are in our late 60s and love cruising. We usually go to be on the ship and not for the ports. As a result, we seldom book excursions. Alaska and ... Read more
by Xertes
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