Holland America Line has been wowing passengers on waterways since the 1800s, and its full steam ahead to mark its latest milestone.
Sustainable menus created by a culinary council, a floating art gallery valued at more than US$4.1 million, world-class live music performances, and 500 itineraries to more than 470 ports – Holland America has come a long way from its humble beginnings with their 150th anniversary on 18 April 2023.
To celebrate this milestone the cruise company has launched a series of heritage trips in 2023, that will travel from Australia to Alaska – the latter a destination Holland America has been visiting for 75 years. Plus cruises to South America, Northern Europe, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, and New Zealand.
Each trip takes in the quintessential sites. From the laneways and azure waters of the Mediterranean to the floral-scented valleys and black-sand beaches of Hawaii. And onto the picturesque port town of Picton – the gateway to one of New Zealand’s most famed wine region of Marlborough. To gliding along emerald waters under towering fjords where bears roam the shores and seals lay on ice floes in Alaska.
Adventures in Alaska
Holland America Line is the longest-running Alaska cruise line, sailing since 1947 – before Alaska was even a state! Cruising the iconic scenery to adventures offshore from the breathtaking Glacier Bay to inland excursions to Denali National Park. It’s the optimum way to explore Alaska up close.
From April through October, sail the breathtaking surroundings of Alaska on Holland America Line’s award-winning cruises. 16 different Land+Sea Journeys combine a three-, four- or seven-day Alaska cruise with an inland exploration of Denali National Park.
Glacier Bay National Park
Known as the “Crown of the Continent”, Glacier Bay mesmerises with vivid blue icebergs, rugged coastlines, and massive rivers of ice. Learn its history and ecosystem from tribe members and rangers as you cruise around its famed glacier-capped mountains. While taking in the aquamarine lakes and stunning alpine scenery.
Denali National Park
Holland America Line is the only cruise line to offer an Alaska cruise combined with an overland tour to Denali and the Yukon. That includes the Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park on all two- and three-night Denali stays. Every Land+Sea Journey includes a stay at the McKinley Chalet Resort at the entrance to Denali National Park. The property is Holland America Line’s magnificent 60-acre hotel on the Nenana River.
Holland America Line offers a perfect mid-sized ship that ensures an intimate, upscale and one-of-a-kind experience connecting 470 ports of call across more than 500 itineraries. Their Explorations Central™ exclusive destination program offers a deeper dive into each destination with local cultural insights, insider travel tips, and unique shore excursions. While culinary shore excursions in partnership with FOOD & WINE® magazine mean whether being on the water or dry land, the food adventures continue throughout each trip with engaging culinary themed shore excursion tours that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world’s most renowned food hot spots.
Holland America Line is the only cruise line with a dedicated Culinary Council® of world-renowned chefs who design the onboard dining experiences with six distinct dining options. From classics like burgers and pizza to fine dining at Pinnacle Grill or pop-up dining experiences to explore the globe, Holland America Line will take you on a taste adventure.
Dine on regional-based dishes at specialist restaurants, such as Alaska-certified sustainable seafood on board an Alaskan cruise. Or for the sweet tooth, oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts) and bossche bollen (chocolate profiteroles) on the Heritage Cruises. All while sipping De Lijn cocktails made from the gin label Holland has explicitly launched to celebrate its milestone birthday.
Rooms and suites
Signature Mariner’s Dream™ beds grace each elegant stateroom with many boasting ocean-facing vistas. From the teak-lined veranda, enjoy alfresco dining or watching the sunset from your private balcony. Holland America Line has daily housekeeping, complimentary 24-hour in-room dining, fresh fruit, and shoeshine service. Plus with deluxe bathrooms complete with bathrobes and Elemis Aromapure bath amenities, gives little reason to leave your suite.
Book now and save up to 25% on select cruises to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Alaska and more destinations.
- Up to 25% off select ‘Have It All’ cruise fares
- 50% reduced booking deposit
- Kids cruise free with two paying adults
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