Breathtaking Cruises

Holland America Cruises

Holland America cruise lines offer a variety of destination choices and different cruise length packages. Holland America Cruises have become very popular over the past few years, mostly due to the colorful ships and various decorating themes. They have many different traditions such as ringing chimes for dinner announcements, afternoon tea and various other quaint offerings. They provide many amenities and special touches that you simply will not find on other cruise lines. Or instance, those on cruises to the Caribbean or other various warmer destinations will be treated to waiters roaming the decks with lemonade and iced tea. Those traveling to Alaska will find their outside deck waiters bringing them warm soup in large mugs.

Dining Choices

There are many different choices with regards to dining and cuisine aboard Holland American ships. Menus feature dishes created by world-renowned chefs and include seafood plus a variety of other international dishes. The line now offers flexible dining as well called “As You Wish Dining”. This option allows you to eat as early or as late as you want for dinner and breakfast and lunch options are all open seating which means that you have your choice of what and when to eat these meals as well.

Destination Ports

Holland American Cruises were one of the very first lines to offer destinations to Alaska. There are many seven day cruises to Alaska offered with a variety of package options. Extended cruise tours to various points of interest such as the Denali National park are also provided by the cruise line. They also offer a two-week or fourteen day cruise to Alaska that includes stops in Anchorage, Kodiak and Homer as well as various other ports. Longer cruises are also offered with ports in Australia such as the Grand Pacific Australia and New Zealand voyage aboard the Amsterdam. This is a 67 night cruise with stops at various ports of call along the way. Passengers can book the entire cruise or opt for a shorter version and board at one of the many ports of call. The Prinsedam offers a 70 night cruise that spans the Mediterranean and Black Sea. These cruises typically fill up quickly so those looking to get in on the experience should book early. Holland America offers cruises to more than 320 ports of call on seven different continents around the world.


The actual cost for your Holland American cruises will depend on many different factors including your destination and the length of the cruise. Those looking to find lower than average rates can take advantage of many discounts and specials offered at various online and offline travel agencies. Comparing rates will allow you to find and select the lowest cost option for your cruise. You should note that while some cruises are all-inclusive, all of them are not. If you need airfare, hotel rooms or other amenities you should check to see just what is included in the cost of your cruise. Dining, accommodations, entertainment and several other amenities are typically included in all cruise choices.