Holland America Line
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Holland America Line, founded more than 140 years ago in the Netherlands, is a Premium Class cruise line offering an elegant cruise experience. The cruise line is well known for its excellent onboard service, wonderful cuisine, spacious staterooms, large balconies and worldwide itineraries, calling at more than 320 different ports. The length of the cruises makes Holland America different from most other cruise lines. While you will find 7 day cruises, most cruises are 10 days and longer, and they are the leader in cruise voyages of 20 to 60 days – at surprisingly affordable prices.
The cruise line very much rolls with the times, and you’ll find its ships feature trendy Internet cafes, fun piano and sports bars, demonstration kitchens for cooking classes, roomy cabins with all the latest amenities, and much more. Holland America Line appeals to a broad demographic of cruisers who are looking for mid-sized ships and an atmosphere of classic elegance.
While there are plenty of quiet nooks and crannies to hide with a good book or a deck of card, for active adults, Holland America Line’s activities range from ballroom dance lessons to bingo, bridge, wine tasting, trivia contests, free computer workshops and self-guided iPod tours of the ship’s art collection. There are also well-stocked libraries with gorgeous inlaid marble tables.
Goofy team games poolside or in a lounge cater to the young (and silly) at heart and always attract a big crowd. Evenings, each ship puts on small-scale Vegas style shows, plus feature soloists, trios, and quartets that play jazz, pop, and light classical music around the ship.
When it comes to dining, restaurants are windowed and elegant, and the cuisine is tasty and varied. The line’s As You Wish dining program means that you can make a reservation daily or simply walk up whenever you like.
All the ships have specialty restaurants, such as the Pinnacle Grill and the Italian Canaletto. The line’s newest ships also have the Pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant. The Lido restaurant offer relaxed dining with a wide variety of selections. At dinner time the Lido restaurant features waiter service and two menu options – the Lido menu or the main dining room menu.
Holland America Line is well known for its daily afternoon high tea elegantly presented and served by white-gloved waiters. Service is high point from the attentive mostly Indonesian and Filipino crew.