HAL History and its ships Past and Present

On this page you will find the history of the Holland America Line in four parts.

Also individual histories of various company ships.

Itstarts with the Ariadne, which was the ship that HAL chartered for its first voyage, as the Rotterdam and Maas were delayed at the builders.

Complete are the “Veendam’s” and there are three “Nieuw Amsterdam’s”

May 2015  ss Warszawa added.

HAL History and its ships Past and Present