Holland America Line

ms Maasdam commits to Sydney for another season
News

ms Maasdam commits to Sydney for another season

With the news that Holland America’s mid-size ship ms Maasdam will not only spend this wave season homeporting in Australia for the first time, but will be returning for the 2017-18 season too, Australians are […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 2 2016
Fin of endangered whale found on bow of Holland America ship
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Fin of endangered whale found on bow of Holland America ship

A Holland America Line cruise ship arrived at an Alaskan port carrying a dead whale on its bow. Work is currently being carried out to determine what killed the juvenile fin whale, which is an […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 1 2016
Queen of Netherlands christens Holland America's Koningsdam
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Queen of Netherlands christens Holland America’s Koningsdam

Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam was officially christened by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. The historic ceremony took place in Rotterdam in the Netherlands with Her Majesty Queen Maxima blessing the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 24 2016
Holland America names new Pinnacle Class ship
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Holland America names new Pinnacle Class ship

Holland America Line announced the name of the next Pinnacle Class ship – Set for delivery in the autumn of 2018 in the northern hemisphere, construction in the coming months. She will have the capacity […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 23 2016
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will christen Holland America’s new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam in a ceremony in Rotterdam. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 19 2016
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Passenger Reviews

Holland America – ms Oosterdam cruise review

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 25 2016
Noordam Cruise Ship
News

Sneak peek onboard Australia’s newest ship, Noordam

Holland America Line’s Noordam sailed into Sydney Harbour this morning for the very first time, finishing a 25-day cruise from Alaska. The 2,000 passenger ship will be sailing a number of voyages in the region […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2015
Cruise Season is Over
Opinion

Cruise Season Over – Or Is It?

It’s lonely on Sydney Harbour now that the cruise season has officially ended, but thanks to Carnival Australia we still see ships regularly from P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises that are based here all year round.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 17 2011
Opinion

Why cruising in Australia has never been better

In spite of the GFC and other global dilemmas, cruising holidays are still on the up!

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 5 2011
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Ships

Holland America Line

This venerable shipping company which bears a name that echoes its early days of transatlantic travel, has a long maritime history. Words: Caroline Gladstone. Since its foundation in 1873 as the Dutch-America Steamship Company, Holland […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010
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Ships

Holland America Line Facts

With more than 135 years experience, Holland America Line now has 15 ships that offer nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 countries each year. Holland America Line's US$525 million, fleet-wide Signature of Excellence enhancements offer guests new accommodation, entertainment and enrichment programs, enhanced dining experiences and more creative activities.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 22 2010