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New Holland America Line Gift Cards Make It Easy to Give the Gift of Cruising for Any Occasion

Looking to make Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation extra special? With the new Holland America Line Gift Cards, it’s now easy and convenient to give the gift of a cruise and other memorable experiences on board. In addition to new cruise bookings, gift cards can also be applied to an existing cruise booking.

Holland America Line Gift Cards offer industry-leading flexibility to use and are great gifts for any special occasion like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, congratulations, the holiday season or just because. Printed gift cards began arriving in stores in early May at Kroger, Giant Eagle and Winn-Dixie across the United States, while digital cards will be featured on several popular e-commerce shopping websites.

“The opportunity to travel is the greatest gift you can give someone as experiences are far more enriching than material things, and much more memorable,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “With more than 500 cruises annually and a wide variety of on board experiences to choose from, the new Holland America Line Gift Card is the best way to help someone take a dream cruise or enhance their already planned cruise vacation. And it’s certainly going to make the gift-giver very popular.”


Holland America Line Gift Cards will be available in preset denominations of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,000 or can be customized for any amount between a $25 minimum and $2,000 maximum per card. The digital cards will be available in several designs and can be delivered through an email that can be individualized with a personal photo and audio message. Digital gift cards can be scheduled to be electronically delivered at a later date.

When purchased to be used toward a Holland America Line cruise, the gift card can be redeemed on itineraries ranging in length from four to 128 days. The recipient can choose from global destinations such as Alaska — including overland Land+Sea Journeys — as well as Asia, Australia & New Zealand, the Caribbean and Cuba, Canada & New England, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, South America and Antarctica, and the South Pacific.

Guests can use the gift card before cruising to purchase Shore EXCursions in port to make the most of each destination with knowledgeable guides and the convenience of having all touring arrangements already made. Gift cards can also be used on board for a variety of amenities, including specialty fine dining, beverage packages, pampering spa treatments, retail shop purchases, internet packages, photography, casino gaming and more.

Holland America Line Gift Cards can be purchased by U.S. residents and do not expire. Availability of printed gift cards may vary by retail location.

The new gift card offering is being offered through select retailers in partnership with branded payments provider Blackhawk Network.

  • Mary Ann Ruvolo

    I am trying to call to purchase a gift card for an upcoming cruise this week, and having a very difficult time getting through. I keep getting a voice recording “ we are unable to handle your call right now, please try your call again later.” I have tried several times.

    I need to purchase this ASAP as the party for whom this gift card is for is leaving next week on the 19th. Is there a local retailer I can purchase through ie: Costco perhaps? Please help!

  • Julie

    Hi MaryAnn, we apologize that you are having problems. Where are you located? You can purchase them in select stores. Did you call: 855-932-1711?

  • Alan Reed

    Can gift cards be purchased on board the cruise

  • Julie

    Not at this time. But you can purchase an ecard.

  • Stephanie

    How do I purchase a gift card? Either an e-gift card or a printed one? Is it only in Kroger stores? The post above makes it sound like they are available to everyone.



  • Julie

    Hi Donald, no, unfortunately you cannot. Carnival and Holland America Line are different brands, so you can only use the Holland America Line gift cards.

  • Julie

    Hi Stephanie, we’re working on making them available on line, but at the moment you can only buy them in select store. Stay tuned.

  • Michael J Bath

    If I buy a gift card can I use it online to pay towards my cruise, or do I have to phone HAL?

  • Julie

    Hi Michael, yes, you can use it to pay online.

  • Michael J Bath

    I’m sorry I only see provision for credit card info on the HAL website when i go to make a final payment. Am I missing something?

  • Julie

    It is on the payment screen. It says APPLY GIFT CARDS.

  • Kathy Nicholson

    Is it correct that if I buy a gift card at a local retailer, I should not activate it when I buy it? It will be activated on board the ship?

  • Rhonda L Dorsey

    If I wanted to buy an ecard for a future cruise (no date yet) and give as a Christmas gift, can it be used to pay for the cruise itself and will it ever expire?

  • Judy Pletcher

    Is there a British Columbia, Canada, outlet that sells HAL gift cards?

  • Julie

    Kathy, you do not need to activate.

  • Julie

    Hi Rhonda, you can use it to pay for the cruise and there is no expiration.

  • Sherryn Isackson

    My Mum in travelling on Holland America departing Singapore 23/11/19 to Hongkong.

    I want to purchase her a gift card or an experience whilst onboard as an early Christmas Present.

    Can you please help me with some ideas, i want to spend up to $300AUS.

    Thank you so much for your assistance

  • Julie

    Hi Sherryn, what a nice idea! It depends on what your mum enjoys. You can get her a spa treatment, specialty dinner, shore excursion, beverage package… there are many options.

  • Craighen

    I have family planning a cruise with you next year and would like to purchase a gift card as a present. Is that possible to do from Canada?

    Thanks so much!

  • Julie

    Hi Judy, you can buy them online at and

  • Julie

    Hi! The only way to purchase in Canada at this time is through an online retailer like Amazon or

  • Janis Cram

    I’d like to order a gift card for my parents for Hanukkah to use on their cruise in August. Are they only available electronically?

  • Janis Cram

    Another question, can I purchase a gift card to buy something for my parents when they’re on the ship? For example, a couples massage. Or would I buy a generic gift card and they could use when they book or could I just buy the massage for them in advance? Thanks!

  • Julie

    Hi Janis, gift cards are available in select store in the US, as well as online.

  • Julie

    You can either purchase an exact gift like a couples massage by calling, or you can purchase a gift card for a generic amount and they can use how they wish: Please call us at 1-800-541-1576.

  • Peggy

    Hi what stores in the U.S. Are they available at? Also when I am on the ship can they be used at the shops or do I have to use them before boarding such as dinner, spa treatments or liquor packages bought prior to boarding? Thanks

  • Julie

    Hi Peggy, you can now get them on the HAL website, making it even easier. You can use them for anything on board.

  • Matthew

    How do the gift cards work for the casino. Can they be used directly at the slots and tables or do you have to use your credit card first and then pay with the gift cards at the end of the trip?

  • Therese Pridemore

    How do I use a Holland American gift card to pay for alcoholic beverage on the cruise? I don’t plan on getting the alcohol package. Thanks

  • Julie

    You can apply it to your shipboard account.

  • Julie

    The gift cards are applied to your on board account.

  • Bill

    We have a land cruise package booked and would like to apply HAL eGift Card amounts towards the balance due. Does HAL have a limit as to the dollar amount I can apply towards the balance due?

  • Julie

    There is no limit.

  • Patricia Janus

    In the metro Detroit/Ann Arbor Michigan area, where can I buy a Holland America gift cards for my soon to be cruise.

  • Justin B

    I booked a cruise through a travel agent. Can I use a gift card for payment on that booking??

  • Julie

    Yes, you can.

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