Holland America

Review Rating

Overall 4.05

Cabin 4.08

Dining 3.98

Entertainment 3.54

Service 4.12


Enjoy reduced cruise fares on Holland America cruises close to Australia

Holland America Line has been a recognised leader in cruising, taking guests to exotic destinations around the world. Holland America was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-American Steamship Company. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL).

Within 25 years, HAL owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships and operated between Holland and the Dutch East Indies. The line was primarily a carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States until well after the turn of the century, carrying 850,000 to new lives in the New World.

In 1895 the company offered its first vacation cruise. Holland America Line now has a fleet of 15 ships that offer more than 500 cruises each year and visit all seven continents. Holland America Line's recent fleet-wide Signature of Excellence enhancements are evident in every aspect of the cruise experience offering guests more luxurious accommodations, new entertainment and enrichment programs, enhanced dining experiences and more creative activities.

Duration: 5 December 2016 - 28 February 2017 

All sailings from March, 30th 2017 to April 28th, 2018, excluding Grand Voyages and Grand Voyage Segments.

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* Stateroom upgrades
* Up to US$500 onboard spending money
* Up to 10% off select Journeys Ashore™
* PLUS book a suite and receive prepaid gratuities (hotel service charges)!

PLUS - $999*pp return air in Europe!
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• Book a Verandah or above stateroom and receive $999*pp return airfare on over 90 Europe sailings!
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The Asian cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong is a great cruise that gives you a taste of Asia. This was our first trip with Holland America and we found all of the crew and staff we met to be friendly and welcoming. The ships tours were organised like clockwork and you did not feel crushed when leaving the ship for tours. The service from our cabin steward was fantastic and she worked tirelessly and really looked after us, the dining experience was also great with the staff quickly learning my name and greeting me when we met and the food was 2nd to none. The support /retail / bar staff were also very friendly and made every effort to please. The ship has an old world feel to it with lots of maritime pictures as well as lots of artwork type of pictures. Even though things look old world everything is in great condition and the everyday we saw the maintenance team doing all the little jobs that keep the ship in top notch condition. There was a variety of age groups on board, although mainly 40+ and with a mix of people from Australia, the Americas and from Europe, a great opportunity to meet people from all around the world and if you want, maintain contact with them after your cruise and share your travel adventures with for years to come. I do not have a bad word for Holland America and if you give them a try you will be happy. PS we also have traveled through the Panama Canal with Princess Cruises.

Grant, Seabrook, Victoria on 11 July 14, cruised on MS Volendam

The big negative on this cruise was not the fault of holland America. It was to do with the way the passengers treated the crew all day every day before our eyes. We apologised for their rudeness continually even though we did not know the offenders. Overall it made our experience not as positive as it should have been. It does not cost anything to be polite. Maybe passengers need to be reminded of this.

Patricia, Farmborough Heights on 08 July 14, cruised on MS Maasdam

Patricia, Farmborough heights on 08 July 14, cruised on MS Veendam

Our Balcony cabin was the least well appointed of any of the multitude of cruise lines we have traveled over the years, very disappointed in this ship. However the service & itinerary were were excellent.

Maureen, Gosford on 02 July 14, cruised on MS Noordam

Excellent cruise Line, Panama Canal Cruise and cruise to Alaska, would sail with this line again for sure.

Dianne, Sydney on 01 July 14, cruised on MS Zuiderdam

Clare, Melbourne on 28 June 14, cruised on MS Volendam

Leila, Australia on 28 June 14, cruised on MS Amsterdam

Leila, Australia on 28 June 14, cruised on MS Noordam

Leila, Australia on 28 June 14, cruised on MS Noordam

All good, booking again for another cruise

margaret , Gold coast on 28 June 14, cruised on MS Noordam
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