Over the course of the company's long history, first as a cargo- and passenger-shipping carrier, and subsequently a leisure-cruise line, Holland America Line has carried more than 10 million passengers from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations across the globe. Itineraries range from two to 115 days and visit every continents, including a world cruise and popular sailings to several ports in the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Holland America cruises are renowned for excellence.
Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the flagship ms Amsterdam sets the standard for their fleet of five-star cruise ships. At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a specially commissioned signature sculpture suspended and soaring in a three-story atrium. Dutch heritage and tradition aboard the ms Amsterdam is clearly displayed in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam.
The new Eurodam marks Holland America Line's next class of vessels and at 2,104 passengers the largest ever constructed for the premium line. With 11 passenger decks, new innovations include a topside 144-seat Pan-Asian restaurant and 50-seat lounge surrounded by panoramic views and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, and a new restaurant offering the finest in Italian food on the sea.
Her name sets the tone. Its roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: “Koning,” means king in Dutch - and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than 100 years. And “dam,” because, after all … this is a Holland America Line ship, and the "dam" naming convention dates back to 1883.
Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th through 19th centuries, the centerpiece of this elegant ship features Luciano Vistosi's 'Totem,' a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 glimmering pieces of glass, displayed in a soaring three-story atrium. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort.
Nieuw Amsterdam, joins the recently launched Eurodam to further define and expand the Holland America Line premium brand with new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, and a new photographic and imaging center.
Like sister-ship ms Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam represents a new class of ship for the cruise line. Carrying 2,650 guests, the 99,500-gross-ton ship will feature several of the innovative venues that were introduced on Koningsdam as well as new concepts that will debut on the newbuild.
The ms Noordam was named for the northern compass point and exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. In addition to excellent service and an incredible range of elegant dining choices, the ms Noordam has over 50 scheduled shipboard activities. The ambiance of the elegant new ms Noordam will provide a comfortable, spacious and relaxing backdrop as you sail.
The ms Oosterdam is a creative blend of charm and modern amenities, affording all guests the comfort and convenience they expect on board a Holland America ship. First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognize the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars; a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.
Designed expressly to explore the rare corners of the world, the ms Prinsendam accommodates less than 800 guests, giving our guests the intimate feel of a yacht with the spaciousness of a large cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms. Mid-ship guests will find a special signature sculpture suspended in a soaring three-story atrium.
The ms Rotterdam named for the city of Rotterdam birthplace of Holland America Line. The ms Rotterdam ensures you the ultimate onboard experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features and state-of-the-art amenities. Fine woods, art and antiques, larger staterooms, and a world-class spa and fitness center are only a few of the features that will make the memories of your Holland America cruise vacation unforgettable.
For luxury on the high seas and stops in fascinating ports of call, the ms Veendam is a ship you don't want to miss. Elegant dining rooms with wide vistas of the seas, a broad staircase, wide decks for strolling and spacious staterooms all lend the Veendam an air of elegance, providing our guests with the best experience. Grandly proportioned and designed to carry 1,258 guests, the Veendam offers an experience defined by spacious comfort.
The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). In addition to fresh flowers throughout the ship, Holland America Line has drawn on its stores of artwork to enhance the interior of this beautiful ship's public spaces. Everything from pre-Columbian fetishes and sculptures to Renaissance-era fountains.
Defining the future of cruising, the ms Westerdam offers guests more of everything they desire on a cruise ship: more staterooms with private verandahs, more dining choices from formal dinners to casual poolside dining, more exotic destinations, and the very best in cruise activities. The theme of the Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Artwork includes paintings Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon.
The musically themed ms Zaandam offers its 1,440 guests a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from across the pantheon of musical genres decorate the ship, such as guitars signed by the Rolling Stones and other relics of legendary musicians. The ms Zaandam features spacious public rooms as well as spacious and tastefully decorated staterooms.
At the heart of the ms Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant ship. On board the ms Zuiderdam, marvelous nooks and crannies contain priceless works of art. Guests will find a recurring Venetian theme throughout the ship; the most dazzling features figures in the time of Carnival in Venice, created by Daniel Ogier.