Shipboard Employment

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Holland America Line’s fleet of 11 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 470 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries, the company’s cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia & New Zealand and Asia voyages; three annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Nieuw Statendam in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, will be delivered in 2021.

With as many as 70 nationalities represented onboard our ships, Holland America Line offers an unparalleled opportunity for you to be immersed in a truly unique, global workplace.  You won't gain just work experience, you'll gain life experience.


Life Onboard

It isn't all work and no play when working onboard the beautiful ships of Holland America Line. Our Personal Excellence Program (PEP) provides a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives. The PEP is built on seven dimensions of personal well-being:

  • Personal Development- Books, DVDs, and Computer Training Courses are available 24/7
  • Community- Donating blood, beach cleaning, and charities are a few of the ways our crew members give back to the community.
  • Entertainment- There are many activities to enjoy such as shore excursions, crew parties, and cultural holidays, to name a few.
  • Sports and Recreation- Compete in inter- ship and intra-ship events like Basketball, Ping Pong, Swimming, bicycling, and Soccer.
  • Health and Fitness- Achieve fitness goals by joining the DAMfit fitness program and nutritional advice under guidance of a crew physician.
  • Spirituality- Weekly services with the religious professional brought onboard and faith based groups meet regularly.
  • Financial- Funds transfer programs are available to assist with direct deposits in specified currency.


Scam Alert

Holland America Line has been made aware of fraudulent entities around the world claiming to represent Holland America Lines’ Human Resources department. We are working with our legal department in an effort to stop these activities. Only the Hiring Partners listed here are authorized to provide recruitment and placement services for Holland America Line:

  • Viking Recruitment Limited
  • United Philippine Lines, Inc. (UPL)
  • PT Sumber Bakat Insani (SBI)
  • Carnival Support Services India Pvt. Ltd (CSSI)
  • CTI Group Worldwide Services, Inc. - Bangkok