Holland America cruise ships are nothing short of spectacular featuring a five-star fleet of 14 stunning ships ranging from the small and intimate to the large and luxurious. Holland America Lineâ€™s famous fleet includes: ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam (to be delivered in summer 2008), ms Maasdam, ms Noordam (introduced in early 2006) ms Oosterdam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam, ms Statendam, ms Veendam, ms Volendam, ms Westerdam, ms Zaandam, and ms Zuiderdam.
Accommodations aboard Holland America cruise ships are elegant, spacious, and unbelievably comfortable. Several types of accommodations are available including: Penthouse Verandah Suites, Deluxe Verandah Suites, Superior Verandah Suites, Verandah Staterooms, Large Outside Staterooms, Large Inside Staterooms, and Large Standard Staterooms.
While some suites are more spacious and luxurious than others, all staterooms offer different levels of luxury and include: fine linens, Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads, and flat-screen televisions.
For the ultimate in luxury, however, the Penthouse Verandah Suites are number one. Penthouse guests will enjoy a bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar refrigerator, guest powder room, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private stereo system, a microwave, and 1,126 – 1,318 sq. ft. with verandah.
The ms Amsterdam is Holland America Lineâ€™s flagship with the capacity to carry 1,380 guests. Ms Amsterdam houses 172 staterooms with verandahs along with signature features such as: The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room, the intimate â€œreservations-onlyâ€? Pinnacle Grill, and the relaxed Lido Restaurant as well as a Culinary Arts Center, and Explorations CafÃ© (featuring the largest library at sea).
Besides a multitude of dining options, ms Amsterdam also features: The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, The Queen’s Show, The Crow’s Nest observation lounge (transforms into a nightclub featuring top-notch DJs and live bands), Club HAL (dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12), and The Loft and The Oasis â€“ social clubs designed exclusively for teens. In addition, ms Amsterdam has a Casino featuring 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 Three-card poker, and 11 slot machines.
One of the newest additions to the Holland America Line is ms Noordam. As a member of Holland Americaâ€™s Vista-class ships, ms Noordam will offer the same luxury amenities and signature features as her sister ships ms Westerdam, ms Oosterdam, and ms Zuiderdam as well over 50 scheduled shipboard activities which allows the passenger to do as much or as little as they want!
Holland America cruise ships offer the same luxury features throughout the fleet, with varying destinations. Ships from ms Amsterdam to ms Zuiderdam sail the waters surrounding destinations such as such as: Alaska, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, the Panama Canal, and South America.
To book a cruise on any of Holland America Lineâ€™s cruise ships, you can contact the cruise line directly at 1-800-426-0327. You can also book through a Holland America Travel Professional online at www.hollandamerica.com, or contact your local cruise travel agent.