Holland America Line positively exudes timeless elegance, offering guests a unique blend of traditional luxury and transformative discovery.
Exploration and education take centre stage, from engaging shore excursions to inspiring on board activities, including BBC Earth experiences, Microsoft Studio courses and interactive cooking schools. Combined with stately accommodation, evocative itineraries and captivating cuisine, the voyage of a lifetime awaits with each sensational sailing. Read on to discover our top five reasons to cruise with Holland America Line and be inspired with our Alaska’s Wildlife & Wilderness offer.
Boasting an elegant fleet of 14 ships, Holland America Line offers worldwide itineraries with impressive levels of service and comfort. Striving to exceed expectations, the cruise line is committed to enhancing and maintaining every vessel to guarantee a 5 Star experience. After some time in dry dock, Noordam is now back with entertainment duo Billboard Onboard, offering elevated entertainment just in time for her season Down Under. Meanwhile, Holland America Line’s latest Pinnacle-Class ship, Ryndam, is on the horizon. Due to sail for the first time in 2021, our guests can expect decadent dining and upgraded staterooms, alongside show-stopping performances. Music will take centre stage on board, with five different venues within Music Walk®, offering the perfect backdrop to the electric entertainment.
Recognised for its culinary offering by the Cruise Critics Editors Picks Awards, Holland America Line offers an alluring combination of casual and fine dining. Exquisite edibles await at Tamarind, where guests are invited to savour seductive flavours from the Far East. Expect authentic Italian fare at Canaletto, bursting with traditional gourmet dishes from shrimp ravioli to creamy gelato. Wine connoisseurs are also in for a treat, with perfect pairings courtesy of wine critic James Suckling, who works in conjunction with the Holland America Line Culinary Council®. Port to Table is a new programme that invites guest chefs and culinary experts on board to represent their culture, showcase their talents and bring their local food stories to life. The chefs will also engage guests through activities like live cooking demonstrations, food tastings, wine pairings, speciality dinners and more.
Get ready for a voyage of discovery with Explorations Central™ (EXC®), Holland America Line’s bespoke destination programming. Designed to help our guests immerse themselves in the local culture and learn more about each port of call, expect everything from engaging presentations to inspiring wildlife talks on board. Foodies will be blown away by EXC Port to Table, allowing culinary enthusiasts to learn about the diverse tastes and flavours of each region with live cooking demonstrations. Meanwhile, budding photographers can scrub on up their skills with professional guidance, then put their new found expertise into practice on a memorable shore excursion.
Prepare to be dazzled around the clock with Holland America Line. If you’re keen to hone your culinary talents on board, take part in a hands-on workshop or attend a live cooking demonstration at America’s Test Kitchen. Connect with nature like never before with an immersive BBC Earth Experience whilst sailing, giving you the chance to view Planet Earth II, Frozen Alaska and more in concert. Bop ‘til you drop with an abundance of live music options on board, from rock and jazz to classics and the blues. Learn how technology can make your voyage more memorable with complimentary small-group courses at the new Microsoft Studio. Using the latest technology, our Microsoft-trained hosts will show you everything from video-editing techniques to creating amazing albums from your travel photos. Families in search of a sensational sailing will be spoiled for choice on board Oosterdam thanks to High Score!, an action-packed games room boasting air hockey tables, arcade amusements and more.
Delve beneath the surface of each destination with an epic shore excursion, allowing you to venture off the beaten track for unforgettable experiences. Explore Alaska’s frozen landscapes with a unique Zodiac tour, whether you’re whale watching in the Inian Islands or getting up close to Hubbard Glacier. Enjoy face-to-face wildlife encounters in the tropical waters of Bora Bora, with shark and ray snorkel expeditions on offer, alongside glass bottom boat trips. Alternatively, savour the flavours of the East with a Singapore food tour, or visit a typical Maldivian village in Utheemu. Whether you’re in search of culture, cuisine or natural wonders, there’s an excursion to suit.
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