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Top Five Reasons to Take a Holland America Line Cruise with Your Best Friend

The relationship between best friends is often fierce and can withstand distance, storms and silence. Whether you’ve known them all of your life or they are more recently acquired, best friends make fun times memorable.

In celebration of Best Friends Day on June 8, we’re highlighting the many reasons why a Holland America Line cruise is a priceless experience for you and your best friend or group of besties.

drinks on deck

1. Bucket-list Experiences Around the World
Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports. From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries, our cruises visit all seven continents, from Alaska to the Caribbean to Antarctica and Northern Europe. During these sailings, you and your friends will cruise on an elegantly appointed, mid-sized ships with legendary Holland America Line style and service.

Plus, Holland America Line’s extensive shore excursion program will fill your cravings of adventure. Whether wine tasting in Burgundy, zip-lining in Costa Rica or photographing penguins in Chile, our excursions offer immersive, engaging and photo-worthy travel experiences you’re looking for ashore.

2. The Best Live Music at Sea
Evenings on board are all about live music, and only Holland America Line gives you so many irresistible sounds to choose from. Performances from world-class musicians fill your journey with an unforgettable rhythm all its own.

If you love the Blues, don’t miss out on a late-night show at guest favorite B.B. King’s Blues Club. You can also rock out at Rolling Stone Rock Room or sing along to to 50 years of chart-topping hits at Billboard Onboard.

Dancing at BB King.

You and your bestie can also be dazzled by a variety of shows at World Stage on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam where innovation meets entertainment with a 270-degree wraparound LED screen.

3. Taste the World with our Culinary Offerings
From exotic flavors of Asia to the classics of French cuisine, a world of culinary experiences awaits you and your BFFF on a Holland America Line cruise. Explore a wide range of delicious onboard dining options – everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool at Dive In to the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined dining at Pinnacle Grill.

Plus, with our Culinary Council — a team of world-class celebrity chefs that are charting an exciting course for dining across our fleet. Taste some of their culinary creations across all dining experiences, including Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Nami Sushi inspired by Andy Matsuda.

4. Awaken the Senses at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
After all of the exploring, eating and dancing, you and your best friend will want to relax. There are few places better to rejuvenate than at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches.

At the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium and naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

You can also spice up your hair and nails with the creativity of our international stylists at the salon that will put a bounce in your step and your locks.


Relax and rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

5. Use the ‘Who’s in Your Crew?” Promotion
Ready to book? Take advantage of Holland America Line’s “Who’s in Your Crew?” promotion. With the offer, you and your best friend can get up to 50% off cruise fares — plus, up to two more guests for free or reduced fares — on select 2019 Alaska and Europe sailings.

The offer is based on sharing a stateroom with 1st and 2nd guests. Don’t wait to plan your getaway, as the offer ends July 15, 2019.

To learn about all of Holland America Line’s itineraries and cruises visit or contact your trusted travel professional. Maybe you have several best friends in your life and can form a group, but no matter how many you have, get together and celebrate #BestFriendsDay by planning a Holland America Line cruise!

1 Comment
  • Cheryl Donald

    I have a cruise on Feb 6th. Do u think we will be able to cruiseq

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