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For nearly 145 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, elegant dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: Through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Today, Holland America Line's fleet of 15 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia — as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages.

Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships' operations. Holland America Line has been recertified to meet that standard again and again — in 2009, 2012 and 2015. Our commitment to it demonstrates our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.

As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it's donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.

Every Holland America Line employee is commitment to provide a truly extraordinary experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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Children's Activities

Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth- and teen- friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17.


Club HAL® - Kids*: Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, “Little Artists” crafts, ice cream sundae parties and a farewell pajama party. All children participating in Club HAL must be completely toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups are permitted in the Youth Center. Youth Staff cannot assist children in the restroom.


Club HAL® - Tweens*: Tweens, ages 8-12, take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, karaoke disco parties and participate in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program in Alaska on Alaska cruises.


The Loft and The Oasis - Teens*: ages 13-17, enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late-night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes and teen-only night club events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered. (The Loft and Oasis are not available on ms Prinsendam. The Oasis is located on ms Statendam, ms Ryndam, ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Zaandam, ms Volendam and ms Amsterdam.)


Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center: Workshops and lively demonstrations for kids and teens offering basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety and recipe instruction. Workshops are offered for two age groups: ages 3–7, and ages 8–15. Demonstrations are open to all ages.


*On the ms Prinsendam, youth activities are offered for ages 5-17. All other ships offer youth activities for ages 3-17.

Family Cruising

In addition to the kids' activities programs, Holland America serves a wide variety of kid-pleasing food, including special sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. Baby food, high chairs and booster seats may be requested in advance of boarding. Baby-sitting services are available for a small surcharge. Special kid-friendly birthday parties can also be arranged with advance notice.

Special Needs HAL Youth Programs recognize that some children may have special needs. Special needs children are invited to attend activities based on their chronological age. HAL Youth Programs have many staff trained to work with special needs children. Guests should make HAL aware of this when booking their reservation.

Important Note:  A limited number of high chairs, booster seats and cribs are available at no charge. These must be reserved in advance at the time of booking. An international children's menu is offered at dinner and includes a variety of appetizers, salads and soups, and standard items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and chicken, plus chef's specials like beef tacos, grilled cheese, fish and chips or spaghetti.

NEW FAMILY STATEROOMS
Unique aboard Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam: new Family Ocean-view Staterooms that make traveling together more convenient and pleasurable, with two separate shower facilities, additional closet space and accommodations for up to five guests.

Wedding Cruises and Vow Renewals

Whether you prefer a simple ceremony and a small, elegant reception or lots of family and friends at a larger celebration, a wedding cruise on one of our elegant ships will launch a lifetime of memories. Choose to get married on board, under the palms on an exotic Caribbean island beach or on top of a majestic Alaskan glacier. No matter what your preference, a wedding cruise coordinator is ready to help you tailor a wedding package to meet your needs and help you and your loved ones have the ultimate onboard experience.

Wedding cruise packages include:

•A personalized ceremony
•Wedding coordinator services
•Flowers, cake, champagne, a photo album and a keepsake-wedding certificate
•Services such as photography, live music, receptions and pampering appointments can also be added to customize your wedding cruise package
•Wedding cruise packages are available on each ship in the fleet and start at $795 for a simple ceremony for two for North America and Caribbean sailings and $1,900 for Europe sailings.

To arrange a North American or European wedding cruise, please use the following contact information: North America/Caribbean & Europe: Royal Ocean Events, Inc. 4803 Haviland Street, Suite 1 Delta, BC V4K 2V6 Canada;  PH: (604) 940-1181 or 1-888-475-5511 FX: (604) 940-6216; info@royalwed.com


Renewal of Vows On Board
For couples that would like to say their wedding vows while at sea, Holland America Line offers an onboard Renewal-of-Vows package. As part of the package, the guests will receive flowers in their stateroom, and invitations are made available to invite guests to the ceremony and celebration.
The couple also receives:

•A 10x7 activity sheet
•Dinner for 2 one evening in the Pinnacle Grill
•A celebration featuring music, champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres served by Holland America Line's five-star staff

The onboard honeymoon, anniversary and Renewal-of-Vows packages may be booked through Holland America Line's Ship Services Department, (800) 541-1576.


Renewal of Vows at Half Moon Cay
Guests that visit Half Moon Cay, the company's own island paradise, on Holland America Line Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises may renew their wedding vows on the island in a private, traditional Bahamian chapel nestled in a garden overlooking the sea. This is a more casual ceremony than on board and participants are encouraged to wear their favorite tropical attire. Champagne and cake are served after the ceremony. Each couple is photographed on the island and the photo is delivered to their stateroom in a souvenir frame. Arrangements for renewal of vows at the chapel may be made through the Guest Relations Manager at the Front Office on board the ship.

Single Partners Program

Each Holland America Line ship hosts a gathering for Solo Travelers early during their cruise. And there are plenty of things for solo travelers to do that make it easy to meet fellow cruisers. From cooking classes to computer instruction, dance classes to games, there’s something for every interest and skill level.

You can count on the gracious staff and crew to make everyone feel welcome. Guests may even request to be seated with other singles at dinner. Many of our Single Partner Program guests have become fast friends and some even book future Holland America Line cruises together.

Single guests who agree to share a stateroom with another nonsmoking guest of the same sex pay only the per-person, double occupancy rate. (If a partner can't be located for you, you cruise solo at the agreed-upon double-occupancy fare.) Single guests who prefer not to share a stateroom may book a double stateroom for 150 to 200 percent of the double occupancy fare, depending on the cruise and stateroom category. This program applies to selected staterooms on all ships in the fleet. The Single Partner Program is not available on Grand Voyages (Grand World Voyage, South America & Antarctic Voyage and Mediterranean & North Africa Voyage) or Alaska Land+Sea Journeys.

Laundry

For your comfort and convenience we offer full laundry and dry cleaning service on each ship in the Holland America Line fleet. In your stateroom you will find laundry bags and price lists conveniently located in your closet.

Onboard self-service launderettes consisting of washers, dryers, irons and ironing boards are available on the Maasdam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam and Veendam. There is a charge for the use of the self-service launderettes and it is coin operated. Iron and ironing boards are provided at no cost.

Please note: For safety reasons, travel irons, steamers, and electric water heaters/kettles may not be used in your stateroom.

Religious Services

Please consult the Daily Program regarding times and locations for the following:

Catholic - Mass is held daily.

Interdenominational - An interdenominational service is conducted each Sunday and on appropriate religious holidays.

Jewish - A Sabbath Eve is held each week. Anyone wishing to volunteer to lead this service should contact the Cruise Director. A Rabbi is on board for High Holiday services.

Staterooms

Refined amenities and our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed grace each elegant stateroom offered by Holland America Line. Most of our spacious cruise ship rooms are ocean-facing; many have teak-lined verandahs for dining alfresco or sunbathing in private. Unpack once and let the vacation begin. Each spacious stateroom is a haven of serenity and space. We invite you to relax in this perfect blend of modern enhancements and timeless comfort.

SIGNATURE TOUCHES IN EVERY STATEROOM

•Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring a plush Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens
•Daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate
•100% Egyptian cotton towels
•Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers
•Luxurious bathrobes for use during the voyage
•Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
•Flat-panel TV and DVD player
•Complimentary DVD library
•Generous storage
•Safes for your valuables
•Complimentary fresh fruit on request
•Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining
•Nightly turndown service
•Complimentary shoeshine service
•Complimentary ice service

Suite Luxury: you deserve it. Reward yourself with extra room to spread out, your own verandah for sunning or dining, and a host of complimentary services. For guests choosing suite accommodations, an extra measure of luxurious living awaits. Open the floor-to-ceiling glass door to your private teak-lined verandah and breathe the fresh ocean air.

Spa Suites - Opt for the serenity of a Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats and an iPod® docking station. Also conveniently located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, where you may easily book spa treatments and salon services.

Vista and Signature Suites:
NEW: Premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
NEW: Binoculars for use during voyage
•A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
•Premium duvet; oversized bath towels; and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
•No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
•Personalized cruise stationery
•One-touch telephone concierge service
•Fresh flowers
•Umbrellas for your use on the cruise

Pinnacle and Neptune Suites – Signature Suite amenities plus:
NEW: In-suite coffee and espresso machine
NEW: Bose® SoundDock®
NEW: Expanded line of Elemis bath amenities
NEW: Complimentary mimosas with in-suite
breakfast
NEW: Premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
•A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and Wi-Fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.
•Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
•Complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
•Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
•Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
•Cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
•Cocktail party with ship's officers
•Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
•Special disembarkation service
•Priority dining and seating requests
•Exclusive daily breakfast service
•High tea service in suite on request

NEW FAMILY STATEROOMS
Unique aboard Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam: new Family Ocean-view Staterooms that make traveling together more convenient and pleasurable, with two separate shower facilities, additional closet space and accommodations for up to five guests.

NEW SINGLE STATEROOMS
Solo travelers are beautifully accommodated on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, thanks to elegant new staterooms tailored just for one.

The Suite Life will be even Sweeter - As part of a $300-million brand enhancement initiative, we are planning exciting enhancements with new furnishings, décor, amenities and upgrades for all suites on our Signature-, Vista- and R-Class ships. Ships will receive the suite enhancements as they head into their scheduled dry docks over the next few years.

Clothing and Dress Code

The right clothing can make a big difference in the enjoyment of your cruise. First and foremost, dress for comfort. Daily life aboard ship and in ports of call is laid back and casual. Warmer climates call for clothing made of lightweight, breathable fabrics. For cooler climates, we suggest casual clothes that can be layered easily and possibly a raincoat and waterproof hat or umbrella and gloves. Certain shore excursions may require particular attention to clothing. For example, certain churches or other places of worship may not allow tank tops or short pants.

Bring a swimsuit as all of our ships have pools and whirlpools. You may wish to bring more than one outfit for the water. We ask that you wear shoes and a cover-up over a bathing suit when walking through the interior of the ship. If you would like to jog on the sports deck or work out in the fitness center, bring workout gear.

Footwear should include comfortable walking shoes for visits ashore and sandals or rubber-soled shoes for strolling on deck.

Evening dress falls into two distinct categories: Smart Casual or Gala. Most evening Smart Casual attire is appropriate and can be defined as slacks and sports shirts or sweater for men and skirt or trousers and sweater or blouse for women. Shorts, pool/beachwear, distressed jeans and men’s tank tops are best left to the daytime and are not permitted in fine dining restaurants.

Gala nights evoke the grand traditions of cruising as guests dress to impress for special events on board, including our five-course gourmet dinner in the Dining Room. For gentlemen, collared shirts and slacks are required in all fine dining restaurants. The number of Gala evenings on your cruise will depend upon the duration of the voyage. Please note, if you have booked collector voyages, the number of Gala evenings is based upon the duration of each individual voyage of the ship.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Holland America Line does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate guests with disabilities. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest's arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact our Access & Compliance Department and to submit Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form well in advance of the departure of their cruise and/or cruisetour. We recommend submitting an SRI upon booking or a minimum of 45 days prior to departure.

Our vessels have specially designed staterooms for guests who use wheelchairs. If you have not booked one of these wheelchair accessible staterooms but instead will be using a standard stateroom, you need to know about some limitations that adversely impact maneuverability, especially ingress and egress into bathrooms. For example, bathroom dimensions, doorsills, and the height of bathtubs in standard staterooms are often difficult to negotiate for guests who have limited mobility. Additionally, standard stateroom doors and hallways may be too narrow for a wheelchair or scooter to maneuver into and out of the stateroom. Note: For safety reasons, these mobility devices must be stored and charged in the guests' staterooms.

Our Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms offer features such as wider entry doors, roll-in showers with grab bars, benches/seats, and hand-held shower nozzles, as well as lowered closet and towel rods.

Casino and Gaming

You can test lady luck on many of the favorite games including Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Roulette and Slots. Complimentary gaming lessons are held at the beginning of the cruise. Another great way to win money and prizes is by playing one of the many Bingo games scheduled throughout the cruise.

Private Cabanas

On the Eurodam, Noordam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam, Oosterdam, Westerdam, and Zuiderdam, you can completely unwind in airy, tented cabanas in the Retreat or around the mid-ship pool on Lido Deck.  Furnished with modern woven chaises, ottomans and upholstered settees, all cabanas come stocked with bathrobes and plush towers, handheld fans and an Evian spray mister to keep you cool.  Enhance your mood with iPods preloaded with great music.  Chilled waters are available and mid-morning, enjoy frozen graps and chocolate-covered strawberries served by your butler who will return with a glass of champagne in the afternoon.

The 14 cabanas in the spa-like Retreat are the place to relax and recharge.  Fresh fruit, salads, wraps and juices are available, as well as light breakfast options.   And, you can arrange discounted select services from the Greenhouse Spa and Salon on port days. 

Around the Lido, 8 cabanas offer a private respite in a lively area of the ship.  Lunch at the Lido cabanas will be served upon request from a menu of poolside favorites from Dive In or Lido Restaurant.  

Cabanas may be rented for the entire cruise or for the day.

  

Service

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing — in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.

Dining

Savor diverse restaurants and menus. Choose a set seating time each evening or be spontaneous. As You Wish® dining is all about flexibility and freedom. One level of our main Dining Room hosts sittings at 5:45pm and 8:00pm; the other is reserved to welcome guests as they arrive (the Prinsendam has a one-tier Dining Room). And throughout the ship, there are restaurants to suit every mood, from Italian cuisine one night to a perfectly grilled porterhouse the next.Our new Pinnacle-class ships, Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendan, offers even more variety, including the whimsical Grand Dutch Café, Dive-in for fresh grilled burgers, New York Deli and Pizza, and Gelato.

The elegant main Dining Room

•Luxurious Dining Room, graced with fine art and antiques
•Five-course menus with offerings from classic preparations regionally inspired cuisine to vegetarian options
•Your choice of traditional pre-set seating and dining times or a flexible open schedule

The Pinnacle Grill
Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. There is a nominal fee for lunch and dinner in the Pinnacle Grill.
Canaletto Restaurant
“Spartire” is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends. There is a nominal fee charged for dinner at Canaletto.
Tamarind
Aboard the Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Nieuw Statendam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan. There is a nominal fee charged for dinner in Tamarind.
Sel de Mer
Aboard the Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, Rudi's Sel de Mer ("sea salt," in French) is an intimate seafood brasserie offering a contemporary twist on French seafood classics, with à la carte dishes ranging from fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish to bouillabaisse. Also, Rudi’s Sel De Mer will be an exclusive one-night experience onboard select ships as a pop-up restaurant.
Culinary Arts Center
In the evening onboard Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, the Culinary Arts Center transforms into a new dinner concept, an immersive farm-to-table experience where master chefs prepare simple, artisanal dishes in full view of the diners.

Other delightful ways to dine:

•Fresh, cooked-to-order specialties in the Lido Restaurant for breakfast and lunch
•Made-to-order dinner entrees and tableside waiter service in the Lido Restaurant for dinner
•Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
•'Dive In' located on deck
•Late-night snack; Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza
•Explorations Café featuring pastries and espresso drinks
•Daily Afternoon Tea service, elevated to Royal Dutch High Tea once per cruise

A master staff and crew

•Enhanced menu design under the direction of Master Chef Rudi Sodamin
•Executive chefs inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international food and wine society

Signature touches

•Ice cream bar featuring complimentary treats
•Hot hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour.

Special dietary needs, such as vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals, are easily accommodated with advance requests. Kosher meals and a Health Conscious Dining option are also available. To arrange special meals, please contact the Ship Services Department at 800-541-1576 at least 90 days prior to departure. As You Wish® dining is currently available on each of our ships on all cruises.

Activities

EXPANDED CHOICES FOR OUR GUESTS
Welcome to today’s Holland America Line—still classic and premium, but energized with new ideas. You can see it in the growing list of branded experiences:

Through BBC Earth’s innovative programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and natural world through groundbreaking concerts, films, shows, children’s activities and feature cruises.

Holland America Line is teaming up with America’s Test Kitchen to offer an enticing selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops where guests will learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes to make delectable dishes with confidence.

Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, offers a coffeehouse environment featuring custom espresso drinks, pastries, Internet stations, and one of the most comprehensive libraries at sea.

From photo editing to PC security and cloud storage, Digital Workshop, powered by Windows, offers fun, free and informative sessions led by Microsoft-trained hosts.

Holland America Line is celebrating its Dutch heritage in a new partnership with Rijksmuseum, the most-visited national museum in the Netherlands. Through the collaboration, the “Rijksmuseum at Sea” will move fleetwide over the next several years.

On Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam guests can experience BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle, the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, with interactive learning and a chance to create their own custom wine to enjoy on board.

Entertainment

Introducing Music Walk
Entertainment has always been the heart and soul of evenings aboard Holland America Line, and promise takes new dimension with Music Walk, three stages presenting a variety of live music nightly. Available on these ships:
Nieuw Statendam
Koningsdam
Eurodam
Nieuw Amsterdam
Oosterdam
Westerdam
Zuiderdam

Lincoln Center Stage
In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, Lincoln Center Stage showcases outstanding, live chamber music performances.

BB King's Blues Club
Direct from Beale Street, the B.B. King’s All-Stars Band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs nightly.

B.B. King’s Blues Club now appearing on these ships:
Eurodam
Nieuw Amsterdam
Noordam
Westerdam
Zuiderdam
Noordam
Koningsdam
Nieuw Statendam
Oosterdam

Billboard Onboard
Guests are part of the show as live musicians rock the crowd with 50 years of chart-topping hits. Between nightly sets, guests can sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

World Stage
An extraordinary theater at sea, features a two-story, 270-degree high-definition LED screen that immerses audiences in an ever changing backdrop of sight and sound.

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America’s Test Kitchen

Holland America Line is teaming up with America’s Test Kitchen to offer an enticing selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops where guests will learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence.

America’s Test Kitchen hosts, culinary professionals trained at America’s Test Kitchen in Brookline, Massachusetts, are showcasing a variety of 45-minute live cooking shows and 90-minute hands-on workshops created exclusively for our guests. From learning to shape Asian dumplings to making the perfect pie crust, guests will benefit from over twenty years of America’s Test Kitchen’s rigorous testing to learn techniques and concepts that work.

EXAMPLES OF DEMO COURSES
45-minute courses with mix of video content, instruction, and recipe samples
Meatless Monday Meals
We Love Chocolate
Everything Salmon
Getting to Know Chiles
The Flavors of the Mediterranean
Party Food Classics
Salad for Dinner
New Italian Favorites
A Taste of the Tropics
Asian Dumplings

EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS
90-minute hands-on experience focused on teaching skill set; we’ll stress technique with limited cooking.
Perfect Pies
Cake Decorating
Homemade Pasta
Everything Eggs

Fitness Center and Onboard Recreation

•Fully equipped Fitness Center
•Classes in low-impact aerobics, yoga and Pilates •Basketball, ping pong, tennis, volleyball, walk-a-mile
•Golf putting greens on the ms Prinsendam
•Golf shore excursions in selected ports

Holland America Line makes it easy for you to stay fit and trim while on your journey with fully equipped fitness centers and sports courts. Fitness centers aboard each ship include exercise and weight training equipment, and sports courts may include tennis, volleyball or basketball. Our broad, generously proportioned teak decks are perfect for walkers and joggers, and when you are finished exercising, cool off in one of our pools. To maintain or achieve optimum health, work with one of our qualified personal trainers or take one of our fitness classes lead by knowledgeable instructors. Fitness classes may include:

•Pathway to Yoga: Yoga is an ancient Hindu practice that offers a pathway to enlightenment through specific postures and breathing techniques. We offer a variety of Yoga styles in classes for students of all levels.
•Mat Pilates: Developed in the 1920s by the legendary personal trainer Joseph Pilates, the Pilates method is an exercise system that combines posture and controlled moves. Our class is mat based and appropriate for students of all levels.
•Cardio Ki-Bo Circuit Training: A great combination of Chi-releasing moves including boxercise, kickboxing and aerobic conditioning. We place emphasis on technique and help push you to your cardiovascular limit.
•Aquarobics: This program features a low-impact water workout. You will effortlessly strengthen tone and energize mind and body.
•Pilates Reformer: The Pilates method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. The Pilates method is not just exercise; it is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind, performed on specifically designed exercise apparatus and supervised by trained fitness directors.

Explorations Café

The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times offers a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink provided by Torrefazione Italia. Additional highlights include:

•Internet stations featuring news and email, with free access to The New York Times online edition (wireless hot spots also available for those traveling with laptops)
•Destination-related content provided by The New York Times, as well as unique travel-related New York Times crossword puzzles
•Large jigsaw puzzle tables
•The Explorations Speaker Series on longer voyages, feature guest lecturers and discussions on varied topics related to the history, culture and cuisine of ports of call

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Of all the fascinating places you can visit on a Holland America cruise ship, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, featuring heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained fingers of a massage therapist sooth your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all the while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying the indulgences that are a signature feature of luxurious Holland America Line cruises.
 
Relaxing treatment rooms also offer breathtaking views where guests can enjoy exotic skin, body and hair treatments ranging from hot stone massages and pedicures to hair styling and facials.
Facilities include:

•A hydrotherapy pool bubbling with warm, therapeutic sea water.
•Heated ceramic lounge reminiscent of an opulent Turkish bath except ms Prinsendam
•Private treatment rooms, including couple's massage rooms.
•Massage therapy inspired by an exotic blend of cultures — from Hawaiian Lomi Lomi to Chinese Tui Na.
•The latest exotic skin, body, hair and nail treatments.
•Knowledgeable, professional therapists trained to guide you through your spa experience.

For rejuvenation through exercise, Holland America Line spas offer fitness classes to help you achieve optimum health and vitality. Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, aquarobics and cardio circuit training are available for participants at all levels. Take advantage of treadmills, stationary bikes, stairsteppers, rowing machines, weights and weight machines. Staffed with professionals, the tranquil Greenhouse Spa & Salon invites guests to embrace sensory indulgence on a luxurious cruise vacation to remember.
 
Because the Greenhouse Spa & Salon is such a popular destination, we encourage you to book spa appointments early, preferably right after boarding the ship. Visit www.timetospa.com to order Greenhouse Spa products online.

EXC Explorations Central

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful. A dedicated EXC Team will bring local culture and history onboard with customized guidance for each destination. EXC Talks by the EXC Guides bring each locale to life by digging deeper, beyond facts and figures. Guests will learn some of the local customs, hear interesting tales and gain extensive insight into each port of call. Through EXC Encounters, local cultural representatives come on board before the ship reaches the next destination to build anticipation for the adventures that await. To ensure guests are prepared to go ashore, online EXC Port Guides using tips and information from AFAR Media provide exclusive handbooks for each destination. For guests who enjoy exploring on their own, printed EXC Port Maps present a simple view of the best each port has to offer by highlighting the key points in each port that are easily reachable during the stay in port. Completing the new on-board offerings, stateroom televisions also become a portal to the world through the EXC Channel featuring a selection of curated films, documentaries and TV shows exploring destinations on the ship’s itinerary.

Culinary Council

The Holland America Line Culinary Council is an innovative team of top-name chefs from around the world assembled to guide and enhance all aspects of the shipboard culinary experience. The Culinary Council will enrich Holland America Line’s culinary initiatives and present signature recipes to be featured in all dining venues across their fleet of classic mid-sized ships.

The Culinary Council is led by Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, who is joined by international chefs Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner, Andy Matsuda, Ethan Stowell and Jacques Torres. Holland America Line also just announced a collaboration with wine critic James Suckling to curate its wine lists and works with master mixologist Dale DeGroff on its cocktail program.

The Council's expertise and guidance will enhance every aspect of the Holland America Line industry-leading shipboard dining experience, from the Lido Restaurant breakfast buffet to the dinner menu of the Pinnacle Grill and everything in between.

In addition to sharing their insights on menus and culinary offerings, the Council will consult on the line’s culinary enrichment programs to inspire new and even more creative learning experiences for guests.

Digital Workshop Powered by Windows

Guests on Holland America Line cruises can learn how to display and share their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. This enrichment program, which is now available on all offers free, informative sessions that are led by a Microsoft-trained techspert on a variety of relevant topics such as:

•How to take, edit and enhance better photos
•How to post your photos to the web or email them to friends and family back home
•How to create blog entries, videos, scrapbooks and more

The Digital Workshop offers many free, easy-to-use photo sharing tips and tools, so it's not necessary to be an expert photographer or an experienced computer user to benefit from the program. The workshops showcase state-of-the-art technology provided and maintained by Microsoft -- including Windows7 computers, printers, scanners and a wireless network -- and conveniently have their own dedicated space on each ship. Flat-screen TVs in each session allow for easy viewing of videos and "techspert" demonstrations.

The jargon-free interactive classes include:

•Edit your cruise photos
•Turn your cruise photos and videos into a slide show
•Getting your photos out of the camera and into the computer
•Advanced editing of your cruise photos
•Sharing your cruise photos via email and the Internet
•PC safety and maintenance
•Learn fun ways of staying connected with instant messaging and webcams<
•Learn the basics of staying connected through social networking
•Understanding the basics of your digital camera
•Learn what PC is right for your lifestyle and how to find the best offers
•See how Windows 7 can simplify your PC and your life

Guests can choose to attend all or just some of these 60-minute workshops, each of which will be offered at various times and days throughout each cruise. Multiple workshops will be held every day. In addition, one-on-one coaching called "Techspert Time" will also be available every day.

Luggage Shipping Services

For your convenience Holland America Line has partnered with two luggage transport services for your convenience. Luggage Direct and Luggage Forward® two different services offering a variety of services with the sole purpose of easing your travel! By taking the handling of your luggage out of the equation you will proceed much quicker through the check-in process and save a considerable amount of time.

1. Luggage Forward
Luggage Forward is a worldwide door-to-door service allowing you to have your bags picked up at your home and delivered to your stateroom. Upon disembarkation, your bags are delivered directly back home.

Luggage Forward offers:
• International service
• Ability to bypass unpredictable checked baggage fees
• No risk of airlines losing luggage
• Full money back plus $500 on-time guarantee

Book online at www.luggageforward.com/hollandamerica or call Luggage Forward directly. From the U.S. dial 1-866-416-7447, from the UK dial +44 2033 754769 or +1-617-482-1100 if calling from any other location.

*Expert Advice: Luggage Forward is a great way to avoid lugging formal wear for pre- or post-cruise hotel/land packages – send baggage ahead of you that you won’t be needing for that portion of the trip in order to more fully enjoy your journey.

2. Luggage Direct
Luggage Direct offers you the opportunity to receive your airline boarding passes and check your luggage in to your flight while still onboard your Holland America Line ship. Our TSA-approved partners will take your luggage directly from the ship and deliver it to your outbound aircraft. You will claim your luggage when you arrive at your final airport destination.
If you want to make your trip home even easier, sign up for Bags VIP luggage delivery and eliminate having to deal with your luggage completely.* (See section for Bags VIP Luggage Delivery below for details.)

Luggage Direct offers:
• Ability to enjoy your final hours in port at your leisure without having to stand in line at the airport.
• Avoid lines at disembarkation as you are invited to be the first to disembark
• No need to locate your luggage or wait for a porters assistance in the terminal
• Avoid lines at the airport – with boarding pass in hand and no luggage to check you can proceed directly to Security.
• Luggage Direct is available on all or our vessels when sailing in and out of the following ports:
- Anchorage
- Fort Lauderdale
- Seattle

For more information, or to sign up go to www.maketraveleasier.com/Holland or call 1-877-847-0045 to speak to one of our customer service representatives.

Please note the following general information about Luggage Direct:
• Cost is $19.95 per person
• $29.95 for Copenhagen
• Airline-assessed baggage fees will be applied to guest’s onboard account when applicable as per your airlines rules.
• Guests may check no more than 3 pieces of luggage per person.
• Upgrade requests, seat assignment changes, and flight changes cannot be accommodated onboard.
• Restrictions for each homeport city include participating airlines, earliest and latest flight times, and citizenship requirements.

3. Bags VIP Luggage Delivery
Bags VIP luggage delivery allows you to bypass the baggage claim and begin making the most of your vacation right away, without the burden of luggage. With Bags VIP luggage delivery service, you can skip baggage claim and head directly to your ship upon arrival. A Bags VIP agent will retrieve your luggage from baggage claim and deliver it straight to your ship, where it will be waiting in your stateroom.

On the return trip, Bags VIP luggage delivery can deliver your luggage from baggage claim at your destination airport to your home or hotel, just like the service delivered your bags to the ship when you arrived. The service is available in more than 250 U.S. airports. By combining Holland America’s Luggage Direct onboard airline check-in and Bags VIP luggage delivery services, you can check your luggage on the final day of your cruise and not have to deal with it again until it is delivered to your door! Service starts at only $29.95 for 1 bag and $39.95 for 2!

Luggage will be delivered within four hours from the time the bag arrives at the baggage carousel, or within six hours for delivery destinations more than 40 miles from the airport.

For more information, or to sign up go to www.maketraveleasier.com/Holland or call 1-877-847-0045 to speak to one of our customer service representatives.

Mariner Society

When you cruise with Holland America Line, you’re automatically enrolled in our Mariner Society – the most generous rewards program at sea. As a member, you’ll earn Cruise Day credits for every day you cruise and for each time you make an onboard purchase, like an evening of fine dining in the elegant Pinnacle Grill or a rejuvenating spa treatment. These credits help you increase your Mariner Star status and earn even greater rewards just for doing what you love.

In addition, there are easy ways to earn bonus Cruise Day credits and make exploring even more rewarding.

Suite Bonus – Earn double Cruise Day credits when you pay a published fare for a spacious suite or penthouse on your next cruise.

Onboard Spending Bonus – Earn one bonus credit for each $300 in eligible onboard purchases you make.

Star Mariner
Every guest that joins Holland America Line on any cruise returns as a Star Mariner. It’s our way of saying Welcome Back, and you’ll start feeling the special treatment as soon as you come aboard. Star Mariners receive:

•Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
•A special collectible gift presented to you on board
•A free subscription to the print or digital* version of Mariner magazine
•Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
•Special offers on select sailings
•A 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom on select sailings

Two-Star Mariner
Collect 30 Cruise Day credits and you’ll be elevated to a 2-Star Mariner, which entitles you to:

•Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
•A collectible gift presented to you on board
•A complimentary photo of the ship
•A 10% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard signature shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
•A 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com
•A free subscription to the print or digital* version of Mariner magazine
•Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
•Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
•An annual cruise planner
•Special offers on select sailings
•A 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom on select sailings
•A special recognition lapel pin

Three-Star Mariner
When you collect 75 Cruise Day credits you become a 3-Star Mariner, which means you’ll receive:

•Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
•A collectible gift presented to you on board
•A complimentary photo of the ship
•A special recognition lapel pin
•A 25% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café and all mini-bar purchases
•A 10% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
•A 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com
•Discounts on select treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
•A free subscription to the print or digital* version of Mariner magazine
•An annual cruise planner
•Advance information on new itineraries*
•Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
•Special offers on select sailings
•A 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom on select sailings

Four-Star Mariner
Guests who collect 200 or more Cruise Day credits join our elite group of 4-Star Mariners. These premier travelers will receive all the following benefits:

•Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
•A collectible gift presented to you on board
•A 50% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café and all mini-bar purchases
•A complimentary winetasting session
•Complimentary laundry and pressing services
•A 15% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
•A 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com
•Discounts on select spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
•Priority disembarkation
•Priority tender
•Priority check-in
•Early notification of shore excursions available for prebooking*
•A complimentary photo of the ship
•A special recognition lapel pin
•A complimentary one-year subscription to Travel + Leisure or Food & Wine magazine (one per household)
•A free subscription to the print or digital* version of Mariner magazine
•An annual cruise planner
•Advance notice of new itineraries*
•Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
•Special offers on select sailings<
•Complimentary cruise fare on 3rd/4th guest in your stateroom on select sailings

Five-Star Mariner
Guests who collect 500 or more Cruise Day credits join our elite group of 5-Star Mariners. These premier travelers will receive all the following benefits:

•50% discount on a 100-minute Internet package (one time only per cruise)
•Two complimentary dinners in the Pinnacle Grill (free surcharge only)
•Complimentary Culinary Arts Center cooking class (1 per cruise)
•Complimentary laundry and pressing services*
•Priority disembarkation*
•Priority tender*
•Priority check-in*
•A 50% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages*, beverages in the Explorations Café* and all mini-bar purchases*
•A complimentary winetasting session
•Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
•A collectible gift presented to you on board
•A 15% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
•A 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com
•Discounts on select spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
•Complimentary day pass to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon Thermal Suite (1 per cruise)* Not available on ms Prinsendam, guest will receive additional Pinnacle Dinner
•Early notification of shore excursions available for prebooking**
•A complimentary photo of the ship
•A special recognition lapel pin
•A complimentary one-year subscription to Travel + Leisure or Food & Wine magazine (one per household)
•A free subscription to the print or digital** version of Mariner magazine
•An annual cruise planner
•Advance notice of new itineraries**
•Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
•Special offers on select sailings
•Complimentary cruise fare on 3rd/4th guest in your stateroom on select sailings

*Email address required.
Terms and Conditions: Holland America Line's Mariner Society Rewards Program (the "Program") is operated by Holland America Line Inc. ("HAL"). HAL reserves the right to modify or terminate the Program, or to change the Terms & Conditions of participation and benefits of the Program, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice. Membership may be terminated at HAL's sole discretion for anyone appearing to be utilizing the Program in a manner inconsistent with its terms, conditions or intent. To qualify as a member of the Program, you must have taken at least one eligible HAL cruise or have sailed aboard a “World’s Leading Cruise Lines” brand (Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line or Costa Cruises). Program level accrual is based on the number of eligible credits ("Cruise Day credits") earned per individual; Cruise Day credits are awarded for eligible cruise days or qualified onboard purchases (net of returns), and bonuses when available. Guests are eligible for Star Mariner membership after one qualifying cruise. Qualifying cruises for Star Mariner Status are defined as a cruise on any of the "World's Leading Cruise Lines" brand ships [Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, The Yachts of Seabourn or Costa Cruises]. These guests are automatically enrolled as a Star Mariner when they make their first booking with Holland America Line because of their affiliation with the World’s Leading Cruise Line. Subsequent Star levels are calculated on qualifying days and onboard spending on Holland America Line ships only. Holland America Line guests are eligible for Two-Star Mariner membership after 30 Cruise Day credits; Three-Star after 75 Cruise Day credits; Four-Star after 200 Cruise Day credits. Eligible cruises exclude certain reduced cruise fares (i.e., Employee, vendor rates, etc.) and other cruises as designated by HAL at its sole discretion. All questions or disputes regarding the eligibility for the Program or provision of benefits will be resolved by HAL at its sole discretion. HAL will not be liable for refunds or for damages resulting from failure to deliver any of the Program benefits. Each Program member shall be responsible for advising the Mariner Society of address changes, and HAL shall have no liability for misdirected mail, or any consequences thereof. Other terms and conditions apply. Offer void where prohibited by law.


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