Last updated on June 28th, 2023

Rotterdam, Holland America Line


Holland America Line – Ships & Destinations

Holland America Fleet of mid-sized ships is geared to the upper end of the popular cruise ship market. Most ships range in size from 1,300 to 2,200 passengers. Recently the Holland America Line started to build newer ships again. The Rotterdam is their largest ship, with 2,668 guests. The Volendam and Zaandam are their smallest ships, with 1,432 passengers.

Holland America Line covers the globe, but the Caribbean is a central focus. In summer, they offer cruises to Alaska combined with land based rail tours to Denali. Summer also sees a repositioning of several ships to Europe.

Main Dining Room, Two Story Tiered, Holland America Line Cruises

Main Dining Room

Holland America Line – Guest Profile

  • couples and small groups
  • focus on guest interest, excellence and tradition
  • 43% of passengers have sailed on Holland America before
  • children’s programs, but Holland America doesn’t concentrate on the family market
Neptune Suite, Holland America Line

Neptune Suite

Holland America Line – Staterooms

The Pinnacle and Neptune Suites are top of the line accommodation. Holland America also offers Signature, Vista and Spa Suites. Staterooms are available in Verandah, Lanai, Ocean-view and Inside cabins. Lanai Staterooms are accessed directly from the public Promenade Deck.

Main Dining Room, Holland America Line

Main Dining Room

Holland America Line – Included Dining

  • Main Dining Room – two-story open tiered seating in most Holland America ships.
  • Lido Market – buffet
  • Dive In – burger grill at the pool
  • New York Pizza –  poolside
  • Explorations Café – free pastries, but charge for specialty coffee.
Pinnacle Grill, Holland America Line

Pinnacle Grill

Fee Based Specialty Dining

  • Pinnacle Grill sets the standard for specialty dining.vice.
  • Canaletto – Italian
  • Tamarind Restaurant – Asian
  • Sel de Mer – French
  • Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center – American
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
Westerdam, Santorini, Holland America Line

Westerdam, Santorini

Pinnacle & Neptune Suite Amenities

  • Exclusive access to the Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service
  • Priority embarkation with sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge
  • Cocktail party with ship’s officers
  • Corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres served in suite
  • Exclusive full breakfast service and tea service in suite daily
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning
Lido Market Buffet, Holland America Line

Lido Market

Amenities Included for All Guests

  • Meals at the Main Dining Room, Lido buffet and poolside grill
  • Regular coffee and juices
  • Afternoon Tea Service
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Ice cream
  • Entertainment
  • Pools & Jacuzzis
  • Children’s Programs – for kids 3 – 17
Greenhouse Spa, Holland America Line

Greenhouse Spa

Holland America Line – Amenities Not Included

  • Airfare and airport transfers
  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty Dining
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Beverage Packages for sodas, specialty coffee and alcoholic beverages
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon Services
  • Internet & wi-fi
  • Laundry for most staterooms.  Self-serve laundry on some ships.
Rotterdam Pinnacle Suite, Holland America Line

Rotterdam Pinnacle Suite, Holland America Line

Holland America Line – Policies

Gratuities – Established rates are applied to final billings, but can be adjusted at your discretion. A gratuity is automatically charged for alcoholic drinks at the time of purchase.
HAL Cancellation Policies
Singles – The Prinsendam has one single inside and two single ocean view staterooms. The Koningsdam has 12 dedicated solo cabins with ocean views

Grand Dutch Cafe, Holland America Line

Grand Dutch Cafe