Holland America Cruise Line has been in business for 136 years. It was initiallya shipping and passenger line and headquarters were located in Rotterdam. In 1895 the transportation company offered its first vacation cruise. It was such a success that in 1973 the company sold it’s cargo division and teamed up with Carnival Corp. the largest cruise company in the world.
Currently the cruise line offers 14 ships that sail 500 times a year going all over the world. The cruise line specializes in areas of the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. There are 700,000 passengers a year that experience the exceptional value Holland America Cruise Line has to offer.
Among the various things to boast about, Holland America Cruise Line is a recipient of the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Science. Guests enjoy the cruise so much that the rate of return is highest in the industry.
The service provided on the cruise line is luxurious and exceptional. The employees of the cruise take pride in their work and are at your every beck and call. Each guests feel pampered because the cruise line is serious about yourr needs. The ratio of guests to employees are 2 to 1 making everyone passenger feel specially tended to.
Dining on Holland America is exquisite. Enjoy the many different varieties of foods and venues. You can enjoy a casual meal beside the pool or a sumptuous rich meal in an elegant and romantic atmosphere. Choose from many different restaurants such as: Tamarind Restaurant, Terrace Grill, Canaletto Restaurant, Lido Restaurant, The Pinnacle Grill, or take a meal in the Main Dining Room. Whatever meal you fancy, chances are, it’s offered on board.
There are multiple things to keep you busy on the cruise. The Culinary Arts Center provides classes that allow you to sample different wines and dishes that originate from the port of call you are visiting. You can also learn to re-create local dishes with specially trained chefs. There also art tours which allow you to view and explore at your own pace. There are self guided tours available so that you can explore at your own pace. Coffee shops are available on board where you can read or go online. If you need some extra pampering visit the Greenhouse Spa and Salon for a massage.
With Holland America Cruise line you’ll have a wonderful time exploring the different numerous ports of call. The ship offers exceptional service with staff that is attentive and detail oriented. You’ll feel pampered,relaxed, and experience nothing but lavish luxuries.