Why We Sail with Holland America

Set Sail for an Unforgettable Journey with Holland America. Read on to learn more about Why They Sail, in their own words.

Holland America recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and it would be easy to assume that a cruise line with that history might be stuck in the past, but nothing could be farther from the truth.


In fact, Holland America’s success lies in its focus on continuously evolving to meet the needs of the modern traveler. Read below to learn more about Why They Sail, in their own words. 


This Is Why We Sail

For 150 years, we've been introducing guests to new places and new cultures, and we've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of travel. We've seen how it opens minds, builds connections, and fosters an appreciation of the shared humanity that unites us the world over.  Travel is more than an itinerary, it has the power to change us and our world, journey by journey. This is why we sail.


Carefully Crafted Journeys

Balance. Depth. Authenticity. These are the elements we bring to more than 500 itineraries, stopping in 100 countries, the world over. Our Explorations Central (EXC™) program adds meaning and context, making your journey an even richer experience.


Spacious, Mid-Sized Ships

Holland America Line holds true to the timeless elegance of ocean travel. From the moment you step aboard one of our spacious, mid-sized ships, you’ll feel the difference. Classic nautical lines. Beautiful appointments. Warm, hospitable service.


Immersive Culinary Journeys

Under the guidance of our Culinary Council® of chefs, fine dining at the Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind, Canaletto, Rudi’s Sel de Mer, and in our Dining Room is truly memorable. Hone your culinary skills at Port-to-Table shows and workshops.


Exclusive Onboard Activities

Through exciting new partnerships with BBC Earth Experiences; Explorations Central (EXC™) programs and live entertainment, you can continue exploring on board.


We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience and discover for yourself, why we sail. 

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