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Holland America Line
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Holland America Ship Reviews

Amsterdam
Ranked #1 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 #2 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 #3 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 #4 of 14 Holland America Ships
78% 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 #5 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 #6 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 #7 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 #8 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 #9 of 14 Holland America Ships
74% 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 #10 of 14 Holland America Ships
71% 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 #11 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 #12 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 #13 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
Koningsdam
Ranked #14 of 14 Holland America Ships
67% Loved It
  • New Holland America ship will be line's most innovative
  • Classic traditions like teak promenade
  • Upscale dining options and Culinary Arts Center
  • Launched: February 2016; Passengers: 2,650
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Holland America Member Reviews

75% Loved It

The lovely Eurodam! just came back from Gems and Glamour HAL cruise of western Italy and southern Spain. Smooth embarkation, great room 1013 (a ... Read more
by vicverse
We chose the 7-day Gems of Spain for a short getaway, and it was perfect. Embarkation was hassle-free and fast. We had a Signature Suite and loved ... Read more
by BWV
The ship was very disappointing. The online photos and videos are very misleading as they show show open, bright airy spaces but the ship is dark, ... Read more
by Tango Kidd
Lots to love about this pretty new ship: cheerful, organized, competent staff, extra nice cabins with real walk-in showers, excellent food overall ... Read more
by Cdn Adventurelady
My husband and I have cruised many many times. We have sailed on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Holland America. We always considered ... Read more
by thejulielakes
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