As the winner of 20 consecutive “Best Overall Cruise Value” awards from the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, and consistently among the highest-rated premium cruise lines year after year in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and Travel + Leisure magazine’s, “World’s Best” awards, Holland America Line is known for gracious and attentive service. Its ships have one of the highest staff-members-to-guest ratios. Spacious staterooms average 25 percent larger and verandahs twice as large as those on other lines’ ships. Dining choices include formal elegance, intimate specialty dining, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service.
Holland America Line’s ongoing Signature of Excellence initiative has invested $525 million in shipboard enhancements including the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine “a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen” where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes, Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas, new stateroom amenities including flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariner’s Dream Beds.