Holiday Cruises

This year, why not simply relax your way through the holidays? On a Holland America Line Holiday Cruise you can leave the cooking, cleaning and decorating to us while you and your loved ones rejuvenate, reconnect and celebrate your most fabulous holiday yet. From the manmade wonder of the Panama Canal to natures Great Barrier Reef, from the sunny beaches of the Caribbean to the ice spires of Antarctica – joy awaits.

Something to Celebrate

Leave the Hosting to Us

Let us take care of the cooking and cleaning. Dine on filet mignon perfectly prepared by our talented chefs as well as traditional favorites like turkey, goose, stuffing, cranberry sauce and a holiday-themed Royal Dutch High Tea.

Enjoy Favorite Holiday Traditions

Sing carols by the piano. Attend your choice of religious service. Delight in new holiday traditions with a yule log parade, holiday movies and international choir. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with lights, trees and wreaths throughout your ship.

Festivities for the Whole Family

On board kids can make seasonal crafts and visit Santa in Club HAL®. All while the adults are making the most of their holiday – including a Christmas Eve Party and New Year’s Eve Ball with a countdown to midnight.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve on board includes a gala on the ship’s lido deck, complete with party favors and a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. What better way to greet the New Year than with your loved ones under a canopy of stars.

Caribbean Holiday Cruises

We offer a variety of Caribbean Holiday sailings that include stops at ports such as St. Thomas, Havana, St. Lucia & more! Plus, almost all of our Caribbean cruises include a stop at Half Moon Cay, our award-winning private island.


Choose from Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific holiday cruises. Enjoy a memorable celebration—whether exploring the Great Barrier Reef, an award-winning Malbec or your elegant ship—at the height of summer.


This convenient San Diego roundtrip cruise is a holiday gift for the whole family. Sail to glamorous Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy fishing, golfing and whale-watching in Cabo San Lucas. And tour charming colonial architecture in Mazatlán.

Panama Canal Holiday Cruises

Experience a modern engineering miracle, snorkel the sunny Caribbean, zipline through Costa Rica’s rainforest and unwind on our own private island, Half Moon Cay, on your most relaxing holiday ever.

South America Holiday Cruises

Imagine enjoying a stress-free holiday on an epic voyage encompassing South America and Antarctica. Encounter friendly penguins, the spectacular Chilean Fjords, lively Buenos Aires and Santiago.

Featured Holiday Cruises

Whether your ideal holiday involves quiet time on your suite’s verandah, star-gazing from the promenade deck or scuba-diving in clear, blue waters, there’s no better way to celebrate than on a Holland America Line Holiday Cruise.

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7-day Eastern Caribbean Holiday

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14-day Panama Canal Holiday

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13-day Southern Australian Holiday

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