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Excellence At Sea And On Land

Holland America Line is incredibly honored to have been awarded a multitude of prestigious accolades from our travel partners, publications and guests. We continue to strive for excellence across our fleet, destinations and in every experience we offer guests who sail with us.

Best In Alaska

couple watch Alaska scenery from the deck of a Holland America Line cruise ship

Best Alaska Itineraries
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Editor-In-Chief Awards

Best In Alaska
2019 Cruise Critic, Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Best Alaska Cruise
2020 AFAR Travelers' Choice Awards

Best Cruise Line For Alaska Sailings
2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards

Best For Alaska
2019 Travel Weekly UK, Cool Cruises

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Destinations & Itineraries

couple walking on the beach of Holland America Line's private island, Half Moon Cay

Best Private Island: Half Moon Cay
(20 Consecutive Years)
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Readers' Choice Awards

Best Itineraries
2019 Cruise Critic, Editors’ Picks Awards

Best In Panama Canal & Central America
2019 Cruise Critic, Cruisers’ Destination Awards

Best In Mexican Riviera
2019 Cruise Critic, Cruisers’ Destination Awards

Best Cruise Line For Hawaii Sailings
2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards

Best Cruise Line – Central & South America
2019 TravelPulse, Travvy Awards

Best World Cruise
2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards

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Onboard Entertainment

Holland America Line music venue named (left to right): Lincoln Center Stage, BB Kings, Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room

Best For Entertainment
2019 Cruise Critic Australia, Editors’ Picks Awards

Cruise Elements – Premium Ship – Entertainment: Music Walk
2019 Silver Travel Weekly, Magellan Awards

Best Cruise Line for Shows and Nightlife
2018 TravelAge West, Wave Awards, Editors’ Pick

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Dining Experiences

Best for Dining       
2019 Cruise Critic       

Best Onboard Dining       
2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards       

Best Wine Program       
2020 Vibe Vista       

lobster and steak served at the Pinnacle Grill on a Holland America Line cruise ship

Best New Restaurant At Sea:
Rudi’s Sel De Mer
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine
2019 Cruise Critic, Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Best Restaurant, Pinnacle Grill
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine

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Cruising Value & Guest Satisfaction

Holland America Line guests enjoy cocktails by the pool

Best Service
2022 Cruise Critic, Editors' Picks Awards

Best Overall Cruise Value
World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, Ocean & Cruise News

Best Cruise Line Rewards Program
Global Traveler, Leisure Travel Awards

Best Shore Excursions (11 Consecutive Years)
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Readers' Choice Awards

Highest Client Satisfaction (4 Consecutive Years)
2020 TravelAge West, Wave Awards, Editors’ Pick

Best Travel Agent Support
2019 TravelAge West,  Wave Awards, Editors’ Pick

Best Spa
2022 Cruise Critic, Editors' Picks Awards

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Cruise Ships

Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam cruise ship

Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship: Nieuw Statendam
Gold 2020 TravelPulse, Travvy Awards

Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship: Koningsdam
2019 USA Today, 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Cruise Ship - Mid-Size
Gold 2019 TravelPulse, Travvy Awards

Best Cruise Ship - Premium
Gold 2019 TravelPulse, Travvy Awards

Best Refurbished Ship: Westerdam
2018 TravelAge West, Wave Awards

Best Medical Facilities (10 Consecutive Years)
2019 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Readers' Choice Awards

Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities
(13 Consecutive Years)
2020 Porthole Cruise Magazine, Readers' Choice Awards

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