Holland America Line

Marking its 136th year in business in 2009, Holland America Line continues to be the industrys premium cruise leader, delivering unsurpassed value, industry-leading itineraries and world-renowned service.

Holland America Lines fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to 320 ports of call in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to 114-day itineraries visit all seven continents, including Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Africa and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, totaling more than $525 million, that showcase 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 Cafe powered by The New York Times, teens-only activity areas, Holland America Line Digital Workshop
powered by Microsoft Windows, and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariners Dream Beds. Winner of 16 consecutive Best Overall Cruise Value awards from the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, Holland America Line excels in service, amenities and special programs.

Known for consistent and attentive service, its ships have one of the highest 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. As You Wish dining allows guests to choose either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a completely flexible dining schedule. Dining choices include formal elegance, alternative specialty dining in the Pacific Northwest-themed Pinnacle Grill, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service, while the new ms Eurodam also features Tamarind serving pan Asian cuisine, Canaletto serving Italian cuisine and Slice, an all-day pizzeria.

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