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Holland America Line Updates ‘Navigator’ Mobile Device App

The Holland America Line Navigator App is an indispensable tool for cruise planning, embarkation, managing the onboard experience and booking shore excursions. We recently enhanced the app to add new functions and features to make the cruise experience even easier using your mobile device.

What hasn’t changed is that during the cruise, guests can plan daily activities, explore shore excursions before booking, view restaurant menus and make dining reservations, view spa treatments, check account statements and more using Navigator. The most popular feature is the chat function that enables guests to communicate with each other for free while on board.

With Navigator, guests also are able to select and save activities to personalize their daily schedule. Those activities appear alongside booked dining reservations and shore excursions, keeping everything easily accessible in one place. Notifications can be set up to send reminders and alerts for reservations, messages and more.

After the cruise, guests can view their cruise history, manage their account, check a Future Cruise Deposit balance and past-cruise statements … or even start planning another cruise.

But now, there’s even more guests can do through Navigator!

New to the Navigator App:

• Once guests complete Online Check-In at, they can retrieve their digital boarding pass via the app to expedite embarkation at the pier. Guests also can complete their health assessment and book shore excursions prior to the cruise departure.

• Digital menus for all dining venues will be available by scanning a QR code.

• Guests who want a coffee, fast-casual food or in-stateroom service can order from the app. For coffee from Grand Dutch Cafe or Explorations Cafe and fast-casual eats like Dive-In and New York Deli & Pizza, Navigator now allows guests to order from anywhere on the ship and then simply go pick-up the goodies, which will be ready when they arrive.

• Rather than using a keycard, mobile payment for retail and bar purchases can be made through Navigator and charged to the guest’s shipboard account.

• Guests who want to go green or avoid paper tickets can now have their shore excursion reservations sent to the Navigator app and e-tickets can be used.

• Through Navigator, Holland America Line will be able to conduct contact tracing for shore excursions should the need arise.

Android and iPhone users can download the Navigator app from the iTunes App and Google Play stores, respectively.

Guests who forget to download the Navigator app prior to embarking can download it once on board free of charge without using internet minutes.

  • snert snertlyovitch

    The chat feature is a start in the right direction, but the last time I used it, it still did not give the user a notification that a chat msg had been received. This means that you have to log into it and manually check for any incoming messages, rather than simply being alerted that “Ding! you’ve got a message from Mary Lou!”

  • Robert Sloots

    Ik ben weer up to date

  • Julie

    Thank you. We will pass on your recommendation to the Navigator team.

  • Anne felker

    Definitely need a notification of a chat message! Traveling with family members and trying to keep track of each other…only to find a message had been sent

  • Elizabeth Rempel

    I too have requested that the chat function have an audible notification. We travel with another couple and we frequently need to let members of our group know where we are or what we are doing so they can choose to join us. Hoping that by the time we cruise again in 2022, this will be added.

  • Lorraine Scheller

    Navigator app will not let me login with either my email or mariner number. Tried resetting my password and still does not work. Just says unknown error has occurred

  • Michael Heemer

    Will 4 Star and above Mariners be able to pre book dinning in the Pinnacle at the discounted rate?

  • Sharon

    WOW, these updates are awesome! I’d agree with a previous comment when communicating with others you are traveling with a Ding msg and light would be perfect👌 otherwise you don’t know if you have a msg, that’s what we experienced in the past

  • Joseph Brecker

    Would love the app to work for me… While it allows me to sign in, It recognizes my account and status as a 4* Mariner but will not show our upcoming Adventure, or any of our past cruises.
    I have tried to uninstall and reinstall yet no success.
    Any Suggestions?

  • Julie

    Yes, this is something we have been working on implementing. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as you’d think. But we are aware that this is something that would be valuable to our guests.

  • Julie

    We are working on this.

  • Julie

    Yes, we agree and have been trying to implement this.

  • Julie

    Not at this time, but we hope to have this implemented by September.

  • Julie

    Please contact reservations: 855-932-1711. If they cannot resolve the issue, you can email a support inbox: However, please try the res line first, as we don’t have the ability to edit your polar bookings/loyalty accounts via the email support.

  • Julie

    Please contact reservations: 855-932-1711. If they cannot resolve the issue, you can email a support inbox: However, please try the res line first, as we don’t have the ability to edit your polar bookings/loyalty accounts via the email support.

  • Peter Smith

    I like the new features, however when I use the Navigator app on my Galaxy Tab (android) it does not orient correctly when I turn the tablet on its side for charging.

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