Holland America Line

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Holland America Line Information

Type Subsidiary
Industry Transportation
Founded 1873 as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company
Headquarters Seattle, USA
Key People Stein Kruse (President and CEO)
Richard D. Meadows (Executive VP, Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs)
Larry D. Calkins (Senior VP, Finance and Information Technology)
Products Cruises
Parent Carnival Corporation
Website www.hollandamerica.com

Holland America Cruise Lines

Holland America Cruise Lines are British-American cruise lines founded in 1873 as a shipping and passenger line, known as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company.

Headquarters of Holland America Cruise Lines is in Rotterdam.  

Holland America Cruise Lines ships are ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Oosterdam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam, ms Statendam, ms Veendam, ms Volendam, ms Westerdam, ms Zandam and ms Zuiderdam.

Holland America Cruise Lines History

The first ships sailed from Rotterdam and New York, with New York being the American terminal. New services to South America and Baltimore began later. In 1899 cargo service was added to New York. Initially transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue for Holland America Cruise Lines. It was in 1895, Holland America Cruise Lines offered its first vacation cruise. Its second vacation cruise started in 1910 between New York and the Holy Land. Later in 1989, Holland America Cruise Lines has become a subsidiary of Carnival Corp. the company owns 15 ships that sails over 7 continents. The estimated passengers of Holland America Cruise Lines for the year 2012 cross 750,000.

Holland America Cruise Lines Destinations

Destinations of Holland America Cruise Lines include Alaska, Asia, Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, S. Pacific, Bermuda, Canada, New England, Caribbean, Europe, Grand Voyages, Hawaii, Holiday, Mexico, Pacific North West, Panama Canal and South America.

Holland America Line Fleet

Current Fleet

Statendam Class (S Class)

Vessel Name In HAL
Service
Gross
Tonnage
Maximum
Speed
Passenger
Complement
Enclosed
Passenger Decks
MS Statendam 1993 55,819 22 knots 1,260 9
MS Maasdam 1993 55,575 22 knots 1,258 9
MS Ryndam 1994 55,819 22 knots 1,260 9
MS Veendam 1996 57,092 22 knots 1,350 9

Rotterdam Class (R Class)

Vessel Name In HAL
Service
Gross
Tonnage
Maximum
Speed
Passenger
Complement
Enclosed
Passenger Decks
MS Rotterdam 1997 61,849 25 knots 1,404 9
MS Volendam 1999 61,214 23 knots 1,432 9
MS Zaandam 2000 61,396 23 knots 1,432 9
MS Amsterdam 2000 62,735 25 knots 1,380 9

Vista Class

Vessel Name In HAL
Service
Gross
Tonnage
Maximum
Speed
Passenger
Complement
Enclosed
Passenger Decks
MS Zuiderdam 2002 82,305 24 knots 1,916 10
MS Oosterdam 2003 82,305 24 knots 1,916 10
MS Westerdam 2004 82,305 24 knots 1,916 10
MS Noordam 2006 82,318 24 knots 1,924 10

Signature Class

Vessel Name In HAL
Service
Gross
Tonnage
Maximum
Speed
Passenger
Complement
Enclosed
Passenger Decks
MS Eurodam 2008 86,273 23.9 knots 2,104 11
MS Nieuw Amsterdam 2010 86,700 23.9 knots 2,106 11

The "Elegant Explorer"

Vessel Name In HAL
Service
Gross
Tonnage
Maximum
Speed
Passenger
Complement
Enclosed
Passenger Decks
MS Prinsendam 2002
(built 1988)
37,983 22 knots 835 8

Chartered Ships

  • Noordam, 1984—On long term charter to Thomson Cruises in 2005.
  • Nieuw Amsterdam, 1984—Sold to American Classic Voyages in 2000.

Statendam Class (S class) in Holland America Line

  • MS Statendam
  • MS Maasdam
  • MS Ryndam
  • MS Veendam

Rotterdam Class (R class) in Holland America Line

  • MS Rotterdam, 1997
  • MS Volendam, 1999
  • MS Zaandam, 2000
  • MS Amsterdam, 2000

Vista Class in Holland America Line

  • MS Zuiderdam, 2002
  • MS Oosterdam, 2003
  • MS Westerdam, 2004
  • MS Noordam, 2006

Signature Class in Holland America Line

  • MS Eurodam - Entered service July 5, 2008
  • MS Nieuw Amsterdam - Entered service July 4th, 2012

The Elegant Explorer in Holland America Line

  • MS Prinsendam Obtained by HAL in 2002

Chartered Ships in Holland America Line

  • Noordam, 1984

Former Fleet in Holland America Line

  • Nieuw Amsterdam, 1984
  • SS Rotterdam, 1958
  • MS Westerdam, 1986
  • SS Veendam (3), 1972–74, 1975–76, 1978–84
  • SS Volendam (2), 1972–76, 1978–84
  • SS Statendam (4) 1956–1982
  • SS Maasdam (4) (1952–1968)
  • SS Ryndam (2) (1951–1973)
  • SS Westerdam (1945–1965)
  • SS Nieuw Amsterdam
  • SS Rotterdam
  • SS Potsdam
  • SS Rotterdam.
  • SS Rotterdam

Holland America Line 2012 Schedules & Tickets

Destination Ship Name Offer Ticket Price
South America & Amazon Veendam 11 March 2012 for 42 nights Inside: £2,619 pp
Outside: £2,815
Balcony: £4,765
Southern Caribbean Seafarer & Wayfarer Collector Noordam 25 March 2012 for 20 nights NA
Panama Canal Sunfarer Zuiderdam 10 April 2012 for 10 nights Inside: £1,009 pp
Outside: £1,075
Balcony: £1,399
Roman Empire Eurodam 19 April 2012 for 10 nights Inside: £1,039 pp
Outside: £1,205
Balcony: £1,529
Atlantic Coast Maasdam 14 May 2012 for 15 nights Inside: £1,095 pp
Outside: £1,159
Balcony: £1,939
Bermuda Veendam 30 May 2012 for 7 nights Inside: £649 pp
Outside: £779 pp
Balcony: £1,299
Bermuda Veendam 6 June 2012 for 7 nights Inside: £715 pp
Outside: £809 pp
Balcony: £1,329
Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Highlands Eurodam 21 June 2012 for 8 nights Inside: £899 pp
Outside: £999 pp
Balcony: £1,279
Canada & New England Discovery Maasdam 3 July 2012 for 14 nights Inside: £1,285 pp
Outside: £1,415
Balcony: £3,039
Top Of The World Prinsendam 23 July 2012 for 22 nights Inside: £2,369 pp
Outside: £2,689
Balcony: £4,059
Scandinavia & Russia Discovery Eurodam 8 August 2012 for 11 nights Inside: £1,275 pp
Outside: £1,369
Balcony: £1,729
Baltic & British Isles Explorer Prinsendam 14 August 2012 for 28 nights Inside: £3,589 pp
Outside: £3,785
Balcony: £5,989
Colors of Canada & New England Eurodam 6 September 2012 for 10 nights Inside: £985 pp
Outside: £1,049
Balcony: £1,375
Circle Hawaii/Tahiti/Marquesas Rotterdam 18 September 2012 for 35 nights Inside: £2,705 pp
Outside: £3,105
Balcony: £4,855
Black Sea & Ancient Lands Prinsendam 10 October 2012 for 29 nights Inside: £3,405 pp
Outside: £3,669 pp
Balcony: £5,159 pp
Journey to the New World Westerdam 25 October 2012 for 18 nights Inside: £1,155 pp
Outside: £1,249 pp
Balcony: £1,609 pp
Grand Asia Australia Amsterdam 14 November 2012 for 19 nights Inside: £1,249 pp
Outside: £1,435 pp
Balcony: £3,569 pp
Amazon Explorer Prinsendam 29 November 2012 for 23 nights Inside: £2,419 pp
Outside: £2,809 pp
Balcony: £4,629 pp
Southern Caribbean Westerdam 3 December 2012 for 7 nights Inside: £435 pp
Outside: £535 pp
Balcony: £635 pp
Western Caribbean Christmas Cruise Maasdam 17 December 2012 for 10 nights Inside: £749 pp
Outside: £899 pp
Balcony: £1,649 pp

Holland America Line Special Offers

Destination Offer
Alaska From $799
Alaska CruiseTours From $1198
Asia & Pacific From $1,399
Australia/New Zealand & S. Pacific From $1,399
Bermuda From $699
Canada / New England From $699
Caribbean From $499
Europe From $799
Grand Voyages From $2,449
Hawaii & Tahiti From $1,299
Holiday From $1,299
Mexico From $499
Pacific Northwest & Pacific Coast From $49
Panama Canal From $799
South America From $549