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Holland America Line Cruises

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Koningsdam

About Holland America Line Cruises

Caters to the 50+ set who enjoy fine dining, live music and a more subdued vibe -- no whiz-bang attractions here, though partnerships with Lincoln Center and Billboard raise the bar on entertainment; sails globally with ships ranging in size from 835 to 2,650 passengers.

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Koningsdam
Koningsdam
Koningsdam

17 Night
Circle HawaiiDetails

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Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
$2,299*pp
$135/night • inside Cabin

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Noordam
Noordam
Noordam

34 Night
South Pacific CrossingDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam

35 Night
Hawaii Tahiti & MarquesasDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Oosterdam
Oosterdam
Oosterdam

39 Night
New Zealand & South Pacific Crossing CollectorDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Westerdam

12 Night
Holy Land & Ancient KingdomsDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Koningsdam

7 Night
Mexican Riviera HolidayDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Nieuw Statendam

21 Night
Southern Caribbean Seafarer / WayfarerDetails

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Westerdam

12 Night
Mediterranean EmpiresDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Nieuw Statendam

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Tropical CaribbeanDetails

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Holland America

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Koningsdam

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Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:San Diego
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Westerdam

12 Night
Mediterranean RomanceDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Westerdam

12 Night
Mediterranean RomanceDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Nieuw Amsterdam

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Tropical CaribbeanDetails

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Holland America

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Westerdam

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Mediterranean RomanceDetails

Leaving:Venice
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Holland America

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Westerdam

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Mediterranean RomanceDetails

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Nieuw Statendam

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Nieuw Statendam

19 Night
Mediterranean Mosaic & DreamDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

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Nieuw Statendam

11 Night
Newfoundland & New England DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Zaandam

7 Night
Canada & New England DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

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Westerdam

12 Night
Aegean And Ionian GemsDetails

Leaving:Venice
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Holland America

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Nieuw Amsterdam

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Eastern CaribbeanDetails

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Holland America

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Nieuw Statendam

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Koningsdam

7 Night
Classic California CoastDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Zaandam

7 Night
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Holland America

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Eurodam

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Who goes on Holland America Line cruise ships?

Holland America Line cruisers usually run 50 or older and are evenly split between being retired and employed -- the longer the cruise, the older the demographic and the more retired passengers there are. HAL passengers prioritize travel, and most are experienced cruisers. They tend to be foodies and music-lovers (two things for which HAL prides itself), and most are from the U.S. and Canada, though about 20 percent of the passengers are international, with the U.K. and Australia at the top of the list.

During the summer and holiday periods, the average age onboard comes down as families, particularly multigenerational groups that include the grandparents and grandkids, take to the ships. This is particularly true of the line's Alaska and Canada/New England itineraries.

Do I have to dress up on a Holland America Line cruise?

Not during the day, but most Holland America Line evenings are designated as smart-casual, so swimsuits, flip-flops, shorts and tank tops are not permitted in any of the restaurants. The line does have more formal evenings (how many depends on how long a sailing you're on) called Gala Nights calling for gala attire. Men usually show up in suits and ties (or jackets and no ties, especially in the Caribbean); women usually opt for cocktail dresses or gowns, or dress slacks with fancy blouses.

Is everything free on Holland America Line cruises?

No. Your cruise fare includes meals in the main dining room, Lido buffet restaurant, the outdoor Terrace Grill and 24-hour room service (except for some for-charge items); the extensive youth program, Club HAL, is complimentary until 10 p.m. every day. Additionally, access to the fitness center, and most culinary lessons and enrichment lectures, movies, performances and live music are complimentary.

What will cost you extra is all drinks beyond water, tea, basic coffee and some juices; all specialty restaurants; most fitness classes; spa and salon services; shore excursions; gratuities; laundry and purchases from any of the onboard shops.

Passengers cruising in suites get a host of extra privileges and might find that some of the extra-fee options are provided complimentarily.

What are Holland America Line’s most popular activities?

Passengers onboard Holland America Line's ships love the line's dedication to traditional cruise activities, including afternoon tea and ballroom dancing, but they also flock to the line's newer options. In particular, the line's live music offerings, including BB King's Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Lincoln Center Stage, draw a crowd most nights, while the line's culinary demonstrations are usually standing room only. Culinary classes (including some specifically for kids), wine tastings and blendings (on select ships only), and complimentary computer classes fill quickly.

Just as popular for many Holland America Line passengers is relaxing in the line's top-deck Crow's Nest. You'll often find people up there reading a book, putting together a jigsaw puzzle or playing cards or board games.

Why go with Holland America Line?

Traditional cruising experience with modern touches

Best for: Laid-back but curious travelers who explore by day and relish culinary experiences and live music by night

Not for: Thrill-seekers who crave a variety of onboard attractions and endless nightlife

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11 fun days from FLL

daughter and son in law gave us the cruise as a gift food was excellent weather was great southern caribbean was fun as we had not been there in a while the ship was immaculately clean music was good... Read More
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grandpacobra

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Enjoy Holland America

We had our MiddLe Eastern cruise cancelled and thought that by sailing around our own New Zealand and Australia we would be fine. It was great, we managed to book another cruise for the return to Australia but... Read More
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Shonajane

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

At the port we were greeted very nicely and had a gentlemen that did our paperwork that was very nice and patient. The embarkation went smoothly got our stateroom cards then hop on the ship! We had a guaranteed... Read More
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GoodTimeCruiser2005

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Great and Relaxing Cruise

This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you... Read More
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Hallzee

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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