Not Home for the Holidays

On a cruise over the holidays, reconnect with loved ones and rejuvenate yourself. Spend time lazing by the pool while we prepare a holiday feast. Explore sun-drenched ports while we make the ship clean and tidy for the celebrations. Admire the gingerbread villages, mistletoe and ornament-adorned trees around the ship, all while enjoying daytime enrichment and nightly entertainment.

Worried your culinary traditions will be left ashore? Rest easy knowing that our chefs will prepare your perfect holiday meal with favorites such as turkey, stuffing and all of the trimmings, as well as some delicious international holiday dishes.

Gingerbread City - Deck 1 Midship Zuiderdam - Holland America Line

Looking to make memories you’ll never forget? The holidays are a festive time on board with special events and activities. Guests can delight in singing carols by the piano, taking part in a yule log parade, watching holiday movies and enjoying an international choir, all while waiting for Santa.

Make the most of the holidays at our Christmas Eve party and New Year’s Eve Ball with a countdown to midnight. Whether you like to dress to the nines while dancing in B.B. King’s Blues Club or ring in the new year with a dinner for two on your verandah, a holiday cruise is tailored to your style.

Hand pouring champagne from bottle into glasses with friends around him. Closeup of hand pouring white wine in flutes during party. Detail shot of new year’s eve celebration.

Have a White Christmas or a Tropical New Year
If you’re looking to get away for the 2022 holidays, Holland America Line’s 11 ships are cruising around the globe. If you want a white Christmas, Oosterdam is sailing to South America and Antarctica where you can cruise among the penguins and glaciers. If an adventure Down Under is what you seek, Noordam and Westerdam set sail for Australia and New Zealand. The remaining eight ships will soak up the sun and have a tropical holiday in the Caribbean and Mexico. Ranging from seven to 22 days, there’s a holiday cruise for everyone.


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  1. DJ January 13, 2023 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Went on the Zuiderdam this past Christmas and was horrified to discover OVER 400 children registered on board (yes, I checked!) Last year’s Christmas cruise was on the New Statendam and there were perhaps TWO. My husband and I go on this cruise line for the absence of children. This trip was a disappointment. the dance floor filled with jumping children — parents just watching from the sidelines with cameras. All dancing couples left the floor for fear of tripping over running children, several in diapers. even though it was a bar, accompanied toddlers were apparently fine to be there. Will avoid this ship next Holiday season.

  2. Sahara Desert Kingdom October 19, 2022 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Let’s try Moroccan Berber Omelette ( eggs, tomato, onion and spices )

  3. Karen D Giardina October 13, 2022 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Horrible eggs from dried powder. awful!’

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