Holland America Cruises for 2014 & 2015

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For more than 135 years, Holland America Cruise Line has set ambitious standards for the premium cruise experience. Holland America Cruises 2014 offer spacious, elegant ships, gracious, award winning service, worldwide itineraries, an extensive array of activities and enrichment programs and sophisticated 5 star dining. On Holland America you will find warm and intuitive service. A white-gloved steward will guide you to your stateroom when you board. Staff frequently address you by your name. The ship staff one crew member for every two guests. For a combination of elegance, upscale service and more modern ammenities, experience the newer ships - Holland America Eurodam or Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam.

In 2014, Holland America will have 7 ships in Europe on more than 53 unique itineraries. The ships are the Eurodam, Noordam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Ryndam and Veendam. Cruises will range from 7 to 64 days, and there will be over 20 overnight stays at popular ports to allow more time for travelers to enjoy these cities.

You can also reserve the 2015 Holland America World cruises (also known as Grand Voyages,) at this time.  In the fall of 2015, a new Holland America class of ship will emerge...the Pinnacle class.  The ship will carry 2,660 guests and will have new culinary and entertainment vanues.

 
 
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Nieuw Amsterdam

Sails From: Barcelona, Ft. Lauderdale, Venice

Delivered in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam was built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and its interior design and art collection reflects the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam.

Nieuw Amsterdam, joins the recently launched Eurodam to further define and expand the Holland America Line premium brand with new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, an elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge, and a new photographic and imaging center.

The ship will continue several much-admired Holland America Line features, including outside-view, glass elevators at midship; the Explorations Cafe -- a cyber-coffee house powered by The New York Times; the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar; the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, where culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and intimate classes in a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchens; an expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon with thermal suites and hydro-pool, the largest gymnasium ever built for Holland America Line; and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft. In addition the ship will feature the family-style Canaletto's Italian restaurant.

Eurodam

Sails From: Barcelona, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (New York), Copenhagen, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City, Quebec City, Rome (Civitavecchia), Stockholm

The ms Eurodam furthers the evolution of sophisticated mid-sized ships with 11 passenger decks, a new topside Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge surrounded by panoramic views, an Explorer's Lounge bar, a new Italian restaurant adjacent to the Lido, elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, an enhanced and reconfigured show lounge, and a new photographic and imaging center.

Oosterdam

Sails From: Anchorage, Anchorage (Seward), Auckland, Fairbanks, Seattle, Sydney, Vancouver, B.C.

Introducing the ms Oosterdam (pronounced OH-ster-dam), second member of the grand Vista-class ships defining the future of cruising. Oosterdam dazzles guests with more of everything they desire in a cruise vacation: More staterooms with verandahs for private sunning, dining and relaxing. More dining choices including an intimate reservations-only restaurant. More ways to relax in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, largest and most luxurious spa in the Holland America fleet.

Zuiderdam

Sails From: Anchorage, Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Ft. Lauderdale, Rome (Civitavecchia), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., Venice

The ms Zuiderdam (pronounced ZI-der-dam) began her inaugural season in 2002 as the first of the new Vista Class - forward-looking ships in both design and spirit. Zuiderdam trumpets the arrival of a new age in cruising. She offers more staterooms with private verandahs, more dining choices and more ways to relax and rejuvenate in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, the largest and most luxurious spa in Holland America's fleet.

Prinsendam

Sails From: Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Ft. Lauderdale, Istanbul, Rome (Civitavecchia), Venice

Let the intimate ms Prinsendam welcome you aboard. Carrying fewer than 800 guests, Prinsendam offers a very special experience to those who voyage with her. Forty percent of her spacious staterooms feature private verandahs for sunning and relaxing. Additional comfort waits in the spa's warmly sensual aroma-stone therapy. Guests may enjoy the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest in the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill before attending Broadway-style entertainment in the Queen's Lounge.

Zaandam

Sails From: Anchorage, Anchorage (Seward), Buenos Aires, Ft. Lauderdale, San Diego, Santiago (Valparaiso), Seattle, Vancouver, B.C.

The musically themed ms Zaandam offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. Her décor includes artifacts and memorabilia representing various musical genres - from a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ in the atrium to guitars signed by rock icons The Rolling Stones. Of course, guests enjoy Holland America's signature offerings, such as world-class cuisine in the Rotterdam Dining Room, which spans two decks and features Rosenthal china, starched linens, silver and fresh flowers.

Amsterdam

Sails From: Auckland, Dubai, Ft. Lauderdale, Hong Kong, San Diego, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Vancouver, B.C.

The ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch capital in Holland America Line's over 135-year history. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the ms Amsterdam blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology with the artistry, personalized touches and superior service that has made Holland America Line one of the highest-rated cruise lines in the world.

At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. Dutch heritage and tradition is clearly displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. For a contemporary touch, works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.

Westerdam

Sails From: Ft. Lauderdale, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, B.C.

The Vista-Class ms Westerdam joined the Holland America Line fleet in spring 2004. On board, guests enjoy a space-per-person ratio unsurpassed by any other ship in a fleet already known for spacious comfort. In addition, Westerdam has more of what guests desire: More staterooms with private verandahs. More dining choices including the reservations-only Pinnacle Grill experience, and the Lido Restaurant, a culinary courtyard. More ways to relax in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

Volendam

Sails From: Anchorage, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Kobe, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Perth, Seattle, Singapore, Sydney, Vancouver, B.C.

The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. "Flowers" can be found in abundance in the forms of floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of tropical floral arrangements and chrysanthemums.

Veendam

Sails From: Amsterdam, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Quebec City, San Diego

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and new and exciting venues, but also spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs - and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Statendam

Sails From: Anchorage, Anchorage (Seward), Fairbanks, Ft. Lauderdale, Lima (Callao), San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, B.C.

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, ms Statendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort, and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Upgrades begin with new fixtures and soft goods in staterooms and bathrooms. Staterooms offer a generous amount of personal space and many feature commanding ocean views with private verandahs.

Recent enhancements include remodeled public spaces, updated lounges and an exciting new entertainment destination called Mix featuring three distinctly themed bars. Together they provide the ultimate place to socialize and be entertained.

Ryndam

Sails From: Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Istanbul, London (Dover), London (Harwich), Rotterdam, Tampa, Venice

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, ms Ryndam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort, and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Upgrades begin with new fixtures and soft goods in staterooms and bathrooms. Staterooms offer a generous amount of personal space and many feature commanding ocean views with private verandahs.

Recent enhancements include remodeled public spaces, updated lounges and an exciting new entertainment destination called Mix featuring three distinctly themed bars. Together they provide the ultimate place to socialize and be entertained.

Rotterdam

Sails From: Athens (Piraeus), Cape Town, Dubai, London (Harwich), London (Southampton), Rotterdam, Singapore

The ms Rotterdam is the standard-bearer for Holland America Line's fleet of ships, never more so than now, with the latest Signature of Excellence enhancements completed in December 2009.

Holland America Line is pleased to introduce its latest innovation, Lanai staterooms, to ms Rotterdam. Your onboard experience will be defined by spacious, artfully appointed public areas and the latest Signature of Excellence venues, features and amenities. Guests aboard will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs. Holland America Line's stateroom enhancements include expanded stateroom choices and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Noordam

Sails From: Barcelona, Ft. Lauderdale, Rome (Civitavecchia), Vancouver, B.C., Venice

The ms Noordam, which is the first ship to be launched with the full complement of Signature of Excellence enhancements, exemplifies the classic style of the golden age of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. In addition to excellent service and an incredible range of elegant dining choices, the ms Noordam has over 50 scheduled shipboard activities allowing you to do as much or as little as you please.

Maasdam

Sails From: Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Rio de Janeiro, Rome (Civitavecchia)

Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, the ms Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line's 135-year history to bear the name. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah.

Holland America Cruises believes that fine dining is about the quality of the experience, not the quantity.  They are well known for their innovative culinary concepts and extensive wine list, which features many selections rated “excellent” by Wine Spectator.  There is a Culinary Council composed of celebrated chefs from around the world that enhance all aspects of shipboard culinary operations.  You can choose pre-set or flexible dining options. Exclusive to the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, you will find the Tamarind Restaurant, offering Pan-Asian fare for lunch and dinner.  In the specialty restaurant, the Pinnacle Grill, you will find elegant dining on distinctive Bvlgari china with fine wines served in exquisite Riedel stemware, all on beautiful Frette linens.  Once per 7 to 10 day cruise, the Pinnacle Grill is transformed to create an authentic Le Cirque dining experience, complete with menus, wine selections and table decorations that echo the whimsy of the legendary New York restaurant.
 
On Holland America ships you will fill find a diverse line up of onboard programs and activities:

Digital Workshop powered by Windows: Learn social media and new digital skills such as editing cruise photos, learn to blog and digital camera skills.
 
The Culinary Art Center presented by Food & Wine magazine which offers gourmet presentations, tasting events and hands-on cooking classes in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, wine tasting and special local cuisine representatives of many exotic ports of call.  Holland America’s partnership with Food & Wine magazine delivers a number of exclusive culinary opportunities to guests.  You can also learn how to cook a dish or two during special Le Cirque demonstrations.  Kids and teens Culinary Arts Center program extends the joys of cooking to young guests. 

In the Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, you can enjoy a selection of more than 2,000 books, music-listening stations, internet access and crossword and jigsaw puzzle tables.

Spa & Fitness offering include the Greenhouse Spa & Salon rated one of the top full-service luxury resort spas in the world, offers guests premier pampering, relaxation area facing the sea and the very latest in skin, body and hair treatments.  A fitness center with yoga, Pilates, spinning classes as well as exercise and weight training equipment. 

Guest speakers:  In Alaska, Native Heritage speakers and artists add the vital element of perspective to help you understand and appreciate what you are experiencing in this unique destination.

Evening entertainment includes Las Vegas-style production shows, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts, casino gaming, late-night dancing, movies with freshly popped popcorn, a piano bar, Crow’s Nest lounge and late-night nightclub.
 
Club Hal keeps children ages 3 to 7 and 8-12 entertained and amused with various onboard activities.  In addition, The Loft and The Oasis for teens ages 13 to 17, feature an internet lounge, internet-access stations, sun deck with waterfall, state-of-the-art sound system, a laser light show for dancing and much more.  With so many activities to choose from, youngsters and teens stay busy while parents pursue their own interests.

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