Holland America Line
Holland America Line, renowned for its gracious service, spacious cabins and quality dining, marks its 134th year in business in 2007.
Holland America Line, owned by Carnival Corporation, is the highest-rated premium cruise line in the world.
Holland America’s five-star fleet offers 7, 10 and 14 day cruises to the Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and San Juan; 10 to 24 day Panama Canal cruises, along with cruises to Hawaii, South America, Europe, Mexico and Alaska.
With the introduction of the 1,918 passenger ms Noordam in February 2006, Holland America Lines fleet grew to 13 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports. Itineraries range from two to 108 days, and visit all seven continents and all of Travel + Leisure magazines Top 25 Cruise Destinations. The ms Noordam will also offer Caribbean sailings in the winter from her new homeport in New York City. Holland America Lines $225 million, fleet wide Signature of Excellence enhancements include the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes, Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas, new stateroom amenities including flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariners Dream Beds.
Winner of 13 consecutive Best Overall Cruise Value awards from the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, the highest-rated premium cruise line year after year in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Survey and Travel + Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best” awards, Holland America Line excels in service, amenities and special programs. Known for consistent and attentive service, its ships have one of the highest in the industry staff-members-to-guest ratios. Spacious staterooms average 25 percent larger and verandahs twice as large as those on other lines’ ships. Menus are among the most extensive at sea. Dining choices include formal elegance, intimate specialty dining, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service.