From the Executive Office
At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. We consider it our higher purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity.
For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. 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.
Our fleet of 14 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, 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.
Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships' operations. Holland America Line has been recertified to meet that standard again and again — demonstrating our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.
As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it's donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.
Every Holland America Line employee is committed to providing a truly extraordinary experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Our MissionThrough excellence we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.
Uncompromising Commitment to Safety and Sustainability
Focus on Performance and Results
Committed to Service Excellence
Integrity, Honesty and Ethics
Team Together, Team Apart
Embrace Change and Improvement
Maintain Optimism and Perspective
We are proud to share some of the organizations and publications which have honored us with awards and accolades.
Holland America Line is widely recognized as a leader in the premium segment of the cruise industry. The company’s fleet of 14 ships annually offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports of call in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. From one-day mini-vacations to once-in-a-lifetime Grand World Voyages of more than 100 days, the line visits all seven continents to call at a variety of exotic, tropical, historical, cultural and adventure-filled destinations.
Highlights: 1873 – Present
Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2013, Holland America Line has carried more than 11 million passengers from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations across the globe since its founding. Today, it carries more than 800,000 cruise passengers a year.
Worldwide Itineraries and One-of-a-Kind Programs
Holland America Line’s fleet of 14 ships visits all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages, Grand World Voyages and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. Beginning in 2014, Holland America Line has rebranded its popular Alaska CruiseTour program with the new name Land+Sea Journeys to highlight more time in the marquee destinations of Denali National Park and the Yukon. Among the most significant program enhancements is a convenient one-hour flight that brings Fairbanks, Alaska, and Dawson City, Yukon, closer together — replacing up to two days of motorcoach travel and a hotel overnight. The company has also opened Denali Square™ in Denali National Park with a goal to deliver the finest destination resort and experience in Alaska.
To date, Holland America Line has invested more than $500 million in its one-of-a-kind programs and enhancements include:
As part of its social responsibility initiative, Holland America Line contributes more than $1 million a year in cash, in-kind shipboard events and useable goods to a broad range of charitable organizations nationally and internationally. In addition, the line provides over 2,000 reduced-fare cruises annually to support charitable fundraising events throughout the United States and Canada.
The innovative On Deck for a Cause program is a non-competitive 5k fundraising walk held on each sailing. This program, announced in February 2013, supports cancer organizations in North America, Europe and Australia: Cancer Council Australia, Canadian Cancer Society, Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid), KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society), Cancer Research UK and American Cancer Society.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S FIVE-STAR FLEET
Holland America Line is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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Giving Back to Our Communities
The charitable activities of Holland America Line and the Holland America Line Foundation, particularly in our home port communities, are flourishing. Holland America Line contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in cash and in-kind shipboard events to a broad range of charitable organizations internationally, nationally, in our key home ports of Seattle, San Diego, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Vancouver, B.C, and via our six Community Advisory Boards in Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska. We also provide hundreds of reduced-fare cruises annually to support charitable fundraising events throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2009, Holland America Line was ranked by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the 25 largest corporate philanthropists in the Puget Sound area.
Reduced-Fare Cruise Policy for Nonprofit Fundraising Events
Holland America Line supports nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways, including cash donations, reduced-fare cruises, in-kind shipboard events, fundraising drives that involve our employees and guests, and the promotion of employee volunteer efforts. Through our Online Donation & Sponsorship Requests portal, we are pleased to offer a limited number of cruise certificates for two at a significantly reduced cost to nonprofit organizations in support of their fundraising events. A Holland America Line cruise is a valuable item that offers auction guests or raffle ticket buyers the opportunity to experience a luxurious cruise while supporting your charitable mission.
If approved, your organization will be offered the option to purchase one of the following reduced-fare cruise certificates for a minimum Ocean-view cabin for two guests:
- Option A: Any Caribbean or Mexico cruise for two of up to 7 days at a reduced rate of $700, no expiration date; some restrictions apply (brochure prices range from $1,099 – $1,569 per person).
- Option B: Any cruise for two of up to 7 days to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England at a reduced rate of $1,000, no expiration date; some restrictions apply (brochure prices range from $1,099 – $2,199 per person).
- Option C: Any cruise for two of up to 12 days at a reduced rate of $1,500, no expiration date; some restrictions apply (brochure prices range from $2,349 – $4,399 per person).
Please note, brochure prices vary depending on destination and time of travel.
Holland America Line reserves the right to determine whether the organization will be offered cruise option A, B, or C, if any. Please note, the individuals who purchase the certificate from you via your fundraiser are responsible for all taxes, onboard charges and hotel service charges.
Apply for a reduced-fare cruise certificate: Requesting nonprofits must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- The organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or non-US equivalent.
- The organization must support arts and culture, health and human services, environmental or maritime causes.
The following organizations and events are not eligible for a reduced-fare cruise certificate:
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Religious organizations
- Golf tournaments
Priority is given, but not limited, to organizations serving key port communities from which Holland America Line sails: Seattle, San Diego, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Vancouver, BC.
If your organization meets the above criteria, please visit the Holland America Line Online Donation & Sponsorship Requests portal to submit your request.
To allow time for processing, your request must be made at least 60 days in advance of your event/drawing, and we encourage even earlier submissions. All inquiries will receive a response.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we regret that we are unable to fulfill all requests. Also, nonprofits must re-apply each year and may not be approved every year, even if they have received a certificate in the past.
Thank you for your interest in Holland America Line. We wish you the very best of luck with your fundraising efforts.
On Deck for a Cause
Holland America Line and the Holland America Line Foundation continue to take the fight against cancer to the high seas with On Deck for a Cause, a non-competitive 5k fundraising walk on each sailing. This program, announced in February 2013, supports cancer organizations in North America, Europe and Australia: Cancer Council Australia, Canadian Cancer Society, Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid), KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society), Cancer Research UK and American Cancer Society.
“With this program Holland America Line supports the global fight against cancer,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. “Giving back is part of the Holland America Line culture, and it’s gratifying to be able to support these incredible organizations in six countries where the majority of our guests live. This new program will help raise significant funds for cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.”
Guests of all ages are invited to donate $20 to the Holland America Line Foundation, with a minimum of 75 percent ($15) being distributed to the organizations. The remaining 25% will cover program and administrative expenses. On a day at sea, participants are invited to join in a 5k walk around the ship’s wide teak decks. Guests may walk less or not at all, as they prefer. Participants will also receive an On Deck for a Cause T-shirt and wristband, and a reception follows the walk. Depending on the ship, the distance to reach 5k ranges from nine to 12 laps.
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Holland America Line's mission guides our business to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests, care for our employees, remain stewards of the environment and operate in partnership with the people and organizations in the communities in which we do business. Like many other companies today, we are adapting to the current economy and will continue to manage our resources carefully while enhancing our product in ways which delight our guests and sustain our business.
View the Sustainability 2015 report
Our fourth sustainability report provides baseline information for our performance during 2014 & 2015. The report covers all of Holland America Line's operations, using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines as a framework.
View the Sustainability 2013 report
Our third sustainability report provides baseline information for our performance during 2013. The report covers all of Holland America Line's operations, using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines as a framework.
View the Sustainability 2010 - 2012 report
Our second sustainability report provides baseline information for our performance during the years 2010 to 2012. The report covers all of Holland America Line's operations, using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines as a framework.
View the Sustainability 2009 report
Our first sustainability report provides baseline information for our performance during the years 2007 to 2009. The report covers all of Holland America Line's operations, using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3 Guidelines as a framework.
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Every day, thousands of Holland America Line guests hear this warm greeting as they board our ships. This phrase represents the spirit that inspires our entire company, Holland America Line. There may be more than one thousand job titles at Holland America Line, but all of us have the same goal — to be the world's best hosts.
Musicians Welcome On Board to Perform on ms Koningsdam's Lincoln Center Stage
Holland America Line is currently seeking classically trained musicians to perform on board our fleet of luxury ships as part of an exciting new onboard live music venue, Lincoln Center Stage.
Interested in performing nightly on the Lincoln Center Stage? Find information on qualifications, auditions and to how to apply on Lincoln Center Stage Auditions site.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Holland America Line.
Holland America Line has been made aware of fraudulent entities around the world claiming to represent Holland America Lines’ Human Resources department. We are working with our legal department in an effort to stop these activities. Only the Hiring Partners listed here are authorized to provide recruitment and placement services for Holland America Line:
- Viking Recruitment Limited
- United Philippine Lines, Inc. (UPL)
- PT Sumber Bakat Insani (SBI)
- Carnival Support Services India Pvt. Ltd (CSSI)