Treasure the Gift of a Holiday Adventure

View of hammock beneath palm trees wrapped in Christmas lights near shoreline.

This holiday season my loved one gave to me: the gift of sailing the seas

From dazzling lights and festive trees to treasured tunes and relished recipes, how you celebrate the season is as unique as you. At Holland America Line, travel is our tradition, and it can be yours, too. Start new holiday traditions this year while enjoying cherished ones on board, from tree lightings to holiday movies and cookies. Plus, you could build a sandman in the Caribbean or make your winter social a luau in Hawaii. Savor the season in Singapore, kick back with koalas in Australia or chill with penguins in Antarctica.

Experience the season in a whole new way by seeing the world from your doorstep during the holidays.

Soak Up the Magic of the Season

Embark on an unforgettable journey with convenient sailings from domestic ports of call to breathtaking destinations, including Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Caribbean, Panama, South America and Antarctica. Satisfy your wanderlust by exploring the Great Barrier Reef, immersing yourself in cultures rich with history, horseback riding in tropical waters, or saying aloha to paradise in Hawaii.

Wherever you sail, you can make unforgettable memories by gathering loved ones around the table on a cruise during the holidays.

Holiday cruise decor onboard Holland America Line.

Why Holidays Are Better On Board

From memorable meals and cookie decorating to lighting ceremonies and Santa Claus, you can enjoy many of your favorite festivities while cruising to your dream destinations.

Here are a few festive highlights:

  • Share what you’re thankful for during a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal, featuring traditional recipes and mouthwatering flavors.
  • Celebrate Hannukah with a lighting ceremony and enjoy latkes with apple sauce.
  • Decorate holiday cookies and soak up the sights of holiday villages created by our culinary crew.
  • Relish the lighting of Christmas trees on board as well as the countdown to Santa’s arrival.
  • Enjoy jolly activities at the Kids Club.
  • Delight in the Sounds of Christmas Concert, taste the flavors of a Christmas Eve dinner featuring recipes from around the world, and attend Midnight Mass.
  • Ring in the New Year by savoring the flavor of a special meal and groove to the music at our New Year’s Eve Party.

Explore Our Perfectly Sized Ships

Our ships are large enough to offer a wealth of entertainment and dining options but small enough to reach ports that megaships can’t. Kick back and relax with spacious staterooms, expansive views, fine dining, excellent entertainment, and enriching and relaxing activities to ensure your vacation from the everyday is nothing short of extraordinary.

View of people participating in champagne toast.

No Need to Cook or Clean

Leave the party planning to us this holiday season so you can relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends. We care deeply about providing exceptional service throughout your cruising adventure, and that commitment has been recognized by others. Most recently, Holland America Line received the 2022 Cruise Critic Editor’s Pick Award for Best Service.

From personal cruise consultants that help you plan epic and memorable vacations, to stewards that know your name and dining preferences, we’ve got you covered.

Embark on a Great Holiday Adventure

Are you ready to sail the seas with Holland America Line? Contact a Personal Cruise Consultant today to begin planning your ultimate holiday getaway. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!


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