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For more than 137 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Today, Holland America Line's fleet of 15 elegant, mid-size ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages. Along with enticing destinations, we offer one-of-a-kind programs such as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop powered by Windows and The Collections of Holland America Line - specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance our guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit.

Delivering a Premium Cruise Experience That Will Exceed Your Expectations
As part of our ongoing Signature of Excellence program, we continue to add enhancements and new features to our fleet of ships, including dramatic new public areas and stateroom upgrades, as well as expanding our enrichment program. Four ships, the ms Statendam, ms Ryndam, ms Veendam and ms Rotterdam now have new venues, staterooms, décor and more. A fifth ship, ms Maasdam, will be completed in early 2011.

Under the latest series of enhancements, we are introducing new soft goods, new carpeting, completely renovated bathrooms, new Spa staterooms and, on Veendam and Rotterdam, the innovative Lanai stateroom. Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around lower promenade, while Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa offer exclusive amenities such as an organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments, and more. Additionally, on all ships, staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high-quality cotton bed linens, flat-screen TVs and bathroom enhancements ranging from deluxe bathrobes to lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors. All suites include comfortable bed duvets, fully-stocked mini-bars, DVD players with access to an extensive DVD library, personalized stationery and use of the exclusive concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge.
Public area highlights include:

• Mix, a new bar concept with three specialty lounges serving their namesakes: Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales.
• Showroom at Sea, a glamorous nightclub with performances featuring Broadway entertainers.
• A new resort pool feature called The Retreat, complete with an upscale pizzeria and a giant LED screen for evening movies.
• Canaletto, a complimentary Italian restaurant comes to life for dinner with gourmet Italian selections.

The cruise experience delivered by Holland America Line and the Signature of Excellence enhancements appeal to discerning cruisers who prefer mid-sized ships, personalized service, five-star dining, and sophisticated ambiance throughout both public areas and staterooms. To date, Holland America Line has invested more than $525 million into Signature of Excellence.

Every Stateroom, a Gracious Retreat

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Relax into a world of comfort and easy elegance aboard the luxurious cruise ships of Holland America Line. Luxurious living is found in every detail, from the soft caress of a personal bathrobe to fine chocolates on your pillow at night. Staterooms filled with all manner of sophisticated amenities beckon you to retreat for hours.

SIGNATURE TOUCHES IN EVERY STATEROOM

Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandahs
Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
Daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate
Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels
Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers
Luxurious terry cloth bathrobes
Elemis Aromapure "Time to Spa" bath amenities
Televisions with DVD players
Generous storage
Complimentary fresh fruit
Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
Nightly turndown service
Complimentary shoeshine service
Complimentary ice service

Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

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Throughout your cruise vacation, you will enjoy delicious and innovative menus across a broad range of dining venues. From a casual bite poolside to a formal five-course affair in our classic main Dining Room, the crew of Holland America Line will orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience. Led by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, our exceptional culinary staff creates signature Holland America Line dishes using only the freshest produce and the highest quality meats and seafood available. Our knowledgeable wine stewards are adept at pairing the perfect wine with every dish. Whether you desire the relaxed atmosphere of the Lido, the elegance of the Pinnacle Grill or dinner for two on your private verandah, the choice is always yours.

As You Wish® dining on all cruises
From a festive five-course affair to a quick, casual dinner for two, our As You Wish® dining lets you choose the venues and style that suit you.
The elegant main Dining Room
• Luxurious Dining Room, graced with fine art and antiques
• Sophisticated Rosenthal china and crisp white table linens
• Five-course menus with offerings from classic preparations regionally inspired cuisine to vegetarian options
• Your choice of traditional pre-set seating and dining times or a flexible open schedule
The Pinnacle Grill experience
• Intimate dining featuring Sterling Silver Beef® and fresh seafood
• Luxurious appointments including Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens
• Extensive wine list featuring many selections rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator
Other delightful ways to dine
• Fresh, cooked-to-order specialties in the Lido Restaurant for breakfast and lunch
• Made-to-order dinner entrees and tableside waiter service in the Lido Restaurant for dinner
• Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
• The Terrace Grill on deck
• Late-night snack; Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza
• Explorations Café featuring pastries and espresso drinks
• Daily Afternoon Tea service, elevated to Royal Dutch High Tea once per cruise
A master staff and crew
• Enhanced menu design under the direction of Master Chef Rudi Sodamin
• Executive chefs inducted into the prestigious Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, an international food and wine society

Signature touches
• Ice cream bar featuring complimentary treats
• Hot hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour.

Entertainment

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Nights on board a luxurious Holland America Line cruise ship glitter with choices. Begin the evening with drinks and dancing in the Ocean Bar. Watch a movie or try your luck at the blackjack table. Catch a musical production starring performers from Broadway shows in our state-of-the-art show lounge or visit one of our many lounges featuring live music and award-winning entertainment. You can find it all aboard a Holland America Line cruise vacation.

Onboard Enrichment

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Personal enrichment and hands-on learning can make a vacation and are a hallmark of traveling aboard a Holland America Line ship. Start with the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food and Wine Magazine. This world-class demonstration kitchen is available on every ship for classes and seminars, taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.
Our newest feature is the Holland America Line Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows. Guests will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking. Whether you are a novice or an expert, your friends and family can share your experiences, even before you return home.
Every ship boasts a remarkable and extensive art collection, collectively valued at millions of dollars. Art Tour podcasts are available on every ship to guide you in your journey to discover the art onboard your ship.

Travel guides are another feature, providing a pleasant and knowledgeable immersion into the regions visited, to enhance your experience of each port.

For information on itineraries, departure dates or pricing please email us or call 1-800-247-7268.

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