The Holland America
Cruise Line is one of the major cruise ship
operators, and has been operating for over a century. Since 1989, it has actually been fully owned by Carnival Corporation
, the single largest cruise company in the world.
The Holland America Line includes the following ships:
ms Rotterdam (the line's flagship!)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam (retired)
ms Amsterdam (sister ship to the ms Rotterdam)
Each of these ships is huge, many of them over 600 meters long, and holding over 5,000 passengers.
Holland America offers cruises to a variety of locations:
Holland America ships are very luxurious, and a significant amount of attention is paid to the interior 'look' of the ships. Many thousands of dollars worth of antiques and unique artwork can be found on each ship, lending a tasteful atmosphere to a cruise. Holland America's competitors, such as Princess Cruise Lines, generally do not have as much art on the ship's interior.