Holland America Cruises
All cruise lines in the world will tell you they're the best. That they offer the best food, the best entertainment, the best ships. But there is one cruise line that lives up to its boast: Holland America Line... recognized time and time again as the "best premium cruise line" and "best overall cruise value." What must a cruise line do to earn such acclaim? Big things you would expect of a great cruise line. And little things that make Holland America Line the Premium Cruise Line.
Escape depends on leaving a world of routine, regiment and restrictions behind and entering a carefree, graceful world where everything seems to exist for you alone. Such is the world of Holland America Line, recognized time and time again as the "best premium cruise line" - and for seven years running, the "best overall cruise value."
High praise, indeed. Yet, we earn every accolade with the kind of service you simply won't find on any other cruise line. When, for instance, was the last time a bartender poured your favorite beer into a tall glass, frosted as it should be? When a waiter dutifully noted that you prefer regular coffee with breakfast, decaf after dinner, and served both in a Rosenthal china cup? When someone brought fresh fruit to your room every day, and turned down your bed each night, placing a chocolate medallion on your pillow?
In addition to the big things you would expect of a great cruise line, these are some of the little things that make Holland America Line the Premium Cruise Line.
Year after year, delighted guests explore over 250 ports worldwide aboard the five-star fleet, enjoying exceptional cuisine, award-winning entertainment, an amazing variety of activities for people of all ages, and a uniquely gracious onboard ambience.
A five-star cruise is not for the traveler addicted to the activity level on 3 star ships. The "five-star-plus" cruise lines represent the deluxe segment of the cruise business. Most are primarily small ship operators. They offer a noticeably more elevated level of service than the regular five- star cruises but also tend to be the more expensive cruises. They are definitely not mass market. Exceptional service, elegant and refined ambiance, extra attention to passenger comfort and satisfaction, larger food budgets, a very high level of ship's maintenance, and more inclusive pricing are some of the hallmarks of the five-star cruise lines.