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Holland America Line Ships

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Holland America Ship Reviews

Amsterdam Slideshow
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 Slideshow
Ranked #2 of 14 Holland America Ships
80% 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
Nieuw Amsterdam
Nieuw Amsterdam Slideshow
Nieuw Amsterdam
Ranked #3 of 14 Holland America Ships
79% 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
Noordam Slideshow
Ranked #4 of 14 Holland America Ships
79% 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 Slideshow
Ranked #5 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
Prinsendam Slideshow
Ranked #6 of 14 Holland America Ships
76% 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 Slideshow
Ranked #7 of 14 Holland America Ships
76% 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 Slideshow
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 Slideshow
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 Slideshow
Ranked #10 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
Volendam Slideshow
Ranked #11 of 14 Holland America Ships
72% 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
Veendam Slideshow
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
Zaandam Slideshow
Ranked #13 of 14 Holland America Ships
69% 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 Slideshow
Ranked #14 of 14 Holland America Ships
0% Loved It
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  • 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

76% Loved It

This was our first HAL cruise and we were pleased. The ship was decorated in subdued colors and was not "flashy". Service was excellent in ... Read more
by MargaretNC
We were on the January 31st cruise on the Eurodam for 7 days. This was my fifth cruise – all with Holland America and I’ve loved each and ... Read more
by Jinty684
The Nieuw Amsterdam is a beautiful ship and the service continues to be outstanding. Our debarkation in Ft. Lauderdale was smooth with no delays; our ... Read more
by Bopster
Congrats to HAL for providing an outstanding cruise in every respect. The service, the food,the ship itself. We especially liked the Adagio ... Read more
by mnb
Regular traveler on HAL. First travel on the Volendam. Ship, definitely is older and smaller. Was assigned Cabin 6167. Nice quiet cabin until ... Read more
by UptwnChgo
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