Holland America Line
The Holland America Line has experience more than 139 years in the luxurious cruise, which is now the market leader in the world. Now, the Holland America Line has 15 ships which travel more than 100 countries in the world, such as Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. We can provide a variety of itineraries to visit all seven continents from Two- to 110-day. With the long history in cruise, we have successfully carried more than 11 million passengers from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations across the globe. Holland America Line is headquartered in Seattle, Washington now.
Providing Passage to the New World
The Holland America Line thinks that social responsibility is important to grow up the corporate image towards society. Therefore, the Holland America Line take the initiative to contribute over a million dollars each year in cash, in-kind shipboard events and useable goods to a broad range of charitable organizations nationally and internationally. In order to support charitable fundraising events throughout the United States and Canada, the Holland America Line provides over 2,000 reduced-fare cruises annually.
In 1873, the Holland America Line was founded in Rotterdam, and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line. As the Netherlands-America Steamship Company (NASM), they provided a shipping and passenger line. On Oct. 15, 1872, the company’s first ocean liner was the Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York City. The trip was for 15 days, with great success. After the first voyage, the Holland America Line became famous in the world.
At the 25th anniversary, the Holland America Line is happy to own a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships, which provided service between Holland and the Dutch East Indies via the newly constructed Suez Canal. The Holland America Line is important as the principal carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States, which carrying 850,000 to new lives in the New World. In 1895, the company began to offer the vacation cruise the first time. With the great success, in 1910, the second leisure cruise launched from New York to the Holy Land. Our commitment never stopped. In 1971, Holland America Line launched the transatlantic passenger trade and turned to offering cruise vacations full time.
In 1989, in order to support the continuous growth of Holland America Line Inc., the Holland America Line became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp. Which is the largest cruise company in the world?
Offering Worldwide Itineraries
The Holland America Line has 15 ships which travel more than 100 countries in the world, such as Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.
The Holland America Line is highly recommended by leisure travels. In 2006, the Portrait of Affluent Travelers survey by Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown and Russell ranked the Holland America Line as the recommended cruise. The Holland America Line continues on growth, such as accommodations, service, dining, itinerary development and enrichment programs and activities.
Holland America Tours
The Holland America Line is also specific to offer lodging and tour service. We have more than 30 Cruise Tour itineraries showcasing Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. In 1948, the Cruise Tour division was founded in Fairbanks as Arctic Alaska Tours, which arrange tours and operate from Seward and Valdez by rail and bus to the interior and by air to the Arctic. In 1979, the West ours became the subsidiary of Holland America Line. With the acquisition, the company now owns West mark Hotels, which the largest hotel group in Alaska and Yukon Territory with 11 hotels in 10 communities. In May 2006, the Holland America Line completed a new 135-room lodge in Denali as well as the renovation and expansion of the West mark Fairbanks.
Holland America Line has the Cruise Tour packages ranging from adventure shore excursions to full itinerary land tours of Alaska and the Yukon. Joining the Cruise Tour, you can enjoy the mix of land tour and ocean cruise. From 1987, the Holland America Line is equipped with the rail tours of the McKinley Explorer full-domed luxury rail cars. In 2007, the Holland America introduced the Explorer Coaches, which are the luxury Alaska themed motor coaches that provide space and comfort unparalleled in the industry.
In 2003, the Holland America Line introduced the unique Cruise Tours to Canada’s spectacular sub arctic Kluane National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompassing pristine wilderness and having five of the seven highest peaks in North America, and in 2005 added Tombstone Territorial Park, outside of Dawson City, Yukon as an additional wilderness experience.