See all HAL cruises 2015-2016 Holland America itineraries on a single page by ship. Compare all Holland America ships by size and age (newest to oldest). We offer you a Holland America itinerary changes review (the old and new sailing routes and cruise itineraries). The below links redirect to the Holland America ships cruise calendars (sailing schedules with suggestive prices) with current position at sea.
The list of Holland America cruise 2015-2016 destinations features Alaska, Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe (Mediterranean), Australia, Asia, Canada New England, Transatlantic (repositioning), South America, Caribbean, and Round The World Cruises. Here you will be able to easily compare all Holland America cruise line itinerary changes – all the new HAL itineraries and new cruises on a single page! The comparison on all Holland America destinations by ship will give you all home-port and itinerary changes in the HAL’s sailing program.
For the Holland America cruise ships schedules – follow our links from the table. Each of them offers a review of the ship’s sailing program, all cruise dates in the its calendar feature indicative prices on all main cabin categories (ticket prices per person).
Holland America cruises
- Holland America Line Relocation Cruises
- Back to Back Cruises (HAL ships to Caribbean)
- HAL destination markers (follow the ships for the exact routes):
- Holland America World Cruises 2014
- Holland America Alaska itinerary
- Holland America Caribbean itinerary from Florida (with the Half Moon Cay island).
- Europe – Holland America Mediterranean and Baltic itinerary
- Holland America Hawaii itinerary, Bermuda and Panama Canal deals
- official website HollandAmerica.com
- Wikipedia page.
Holland America ships tracker
Do a live tracking of all HAL cruise ships current location at sea – for free!
You can track Holland America ships at each “HAL cruise” article via the links from the table below. You’ll know exactly when and where your most favorite of all HAL cruise ships sail, for how much – and its current location (AIS position) – today and right now! Our Holland America cruise tracker is positioned at the end of each itinerary/schedule article – a big map with the “dam”ship’s current position. Data provided by VesselFinder – an AIS ship tracking website/portal. Once again, our HAL ship tracking idea works only if you follow the links from the below table. Integrated with our cruise ship locator.
HAL cruises 2015-2016 itineraries
|HAL Ships Names||Departure Ports – Holland America Itineraries|
|ms Amsterdam||115d World (Florida to South America, AU NZ, Asia, Africa, Brazil, plus the 2nd 75d World Tour from Vancouver (Asia and Pacific Islands to Los Angeles).7d Alaska from Vancouver
(December special) 15-17d Panama Canal California to Florida (leaving from San Francisco and San Diego to Fort Lauderdale).
|ms Eurodam||7d Caribbean
10dCanada New England (Fall) 10d NYC-Quebec City, and the reverse).
|ms Maasdam||Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale
7-14d Canada New England from Boston and Montreal
(Oct-Nov) Transatlantic (21d Florida-Rome, 21d Rome-Florida, 42d roundtrip).
(Jan-Feb) South America
|ms Nieuw Amsterdam||Mediterranean (itinerary changes)
7d Caribbean from Lauderdale
Transatlantic repositioning (Florida-Barcelona, Barcelona-Florida.
|ms Noordam||new Mediterranean itinerary
Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale
Transatlantic Florida-Barcelona, Rome-Florida.
|ms Oosterdam||7d Alaska from Seattle (Tracy Arm, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria).Australia from Sydney
repositioning from Alaska to Australia New Zealand, and reverse.
|ms Prinsendam||68d Around South America from Fort Lauderdale.(Nov) 26d Florida to Amazon Brazil.Transatlantic USA Europe (Spring and Fall).Europe
(December special) 14d Southern Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale (no changes).
|ms Rotterdam||Europe from Amsterdam (departing from Rotterdam)
World cruise (90d from Rotterdam (88d from Southampton).
(Nov) 35d Transatlantic roundtrip to Caribbean from Europe (departing from Rotterdam) and 33d from departing from UK (Southampton).
|ms Ryndam||Caribbean cruises from Tampa FL
Northern Europe cruises from UK (Dover)
Transatlantic (16d Tampa-Barcelona, 15d Barcelona-Tampa).
|ms Statendam||7d Alaska from Vancouver
14d Panama Canal (San Diego-Lauderdale, Lauderdale-San Diego), 28d roundtrips.
28d San Diego to Hawaii (with Kiribati and French Polynesia).
Alaska repositioning (San Diego-Vancouver, Vancouver-San Diego, and combined with Panama Canal).
|ms Veendam||South America cruises
7d Canada New England (Boston-Quebec City, and the reverse Quebec City – Boston), special 7d roundtrip Boston.
(July) Transatlantic with Iceland and Greenland
from San Diego CA
Panama Canal repositioning
|ms Volendam||7d Alaska from Vancouver (Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan).34d Around Australia (50d combined with Sydney to Singapore).Asia cruises
|ms Westerdam||7d Alaska from Seattle (Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria).Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale
(special) 30d roundtrip to Hawaii and Tahiti from San Diego, California.
relocation (Spring) Panama Canal (Florida-Alaska), San Diego – Vancouver, Vancouver-Seattle, and the reverse in Fall.
|ms Zaandam||7d Vancouver to Alaska
from San Diego CA (21d “collectors”)
|ms Zuiderdam||7d Vancouver to Alaska (Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan).(Caribbean) Panama Canal cruises from Fort Lauderdale (Florida round-trips to Panama)
(Dec Caribbean Holiday specials)
repositioning (with Panama Canal crossing)
Holland America ships
Follows our Holland America cruise ships sizes comparison (newest to oldest)
HAL cruise ships names
In the Holland America Lines over 130 years of maritime history there are some quite charmingly special traditions and truly unique practices. One of them is that all HAL ships go with the “dam” suffix.
Absolutely all Holland America ships names are named with the “dam” ending. They usually bear names of famous Dutch landmarks, the 4 compass points, or some of the most prominent river dams in Kingdom of the Netherlands. And this special list of “Dutch landmarks” includes rivers, mountains, sea, city/town and the four directional bearings, of course.
Some HAL cruise ships names have been reused (some of them several times) with the ship’s retirement. This practice of renewing ship names allows the Holland America company to emotionally connect its glorious past with its amazing business growth in our times.
Holland America ships size comparison and details (statistics and specifications)
HAL cruise ship statistics (summary)
- operator/owner is the Holland America Line
- HAL ships builder: (Italy) Fincantieri
- Registry-Flag State (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
- passenger capacity: from 793 to 2,400
- cost: from $180 mill
- decks: from 9 to 12
- weight: from 37,848 GT
- length: from 205 m
- cruising speed from 35 kmph
- year built: the oldest in the fleet is Prinsendam (1988)
- draft: from 7 m
- (exclusive access) private island: Half Moon Cay (The Bahamas).
Holland America ships classes (ordered high to low)
- Signature-class are Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam. These two have an enhanced Vista design. In addition to Vista-ships, they both have 1 deck between Lido and Observation, allowing more space for cabins (mostly spa staterooms) and additional public venues (“Tamarind”, and “Silk Den”).
- Vista-class are Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, Westerdam and Noordam. “Green Planet Award” (2006) for their high environmental standards.
- Single-class is Prinsendam
- Rotterdam-class (R-class) are Rotterdam, Volendam, Zaandam and Amsterdam
- Statendam-class (S-class) are Statendam, Maasdam, Ryndam and Veendam. They were the 1st in the HAL’s fleet to have the atrium are, 2-deck dining room, show lounge, Lido pool (retractable glass roof).
SOE (“Signature of Excellence”) program upgrades – multimillion dollar ship enhancements to older vessels, with new venues, stateroom categories, amenities, etc.
|HAL cruise ships||year built (age) / SOE||ship classes, cost (in millions USD)||capacity (passengers-crew)||sizes-weight (tons), dimensions (length-width)||details, fun facts, information|
|newest largest HAL cruise ship – ms (TBA)dam||2016 (Fincantieri, Marghera-Venice)||Pinnacle-class, US$550 mill||2660-980||100,000t, (na)||
|ms NIEUW AMSTERDAM||2010 (3)||Signature-class, US$450 mill||2106-929||86,700t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)||
|ms EURODAM||2008 (5)||Signature-class, US$450 mill||2104-929||86,700t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)||
|ms NOORDAM||2006 (7)||Vista-class, US$400 mill||1918-820||81,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)||
|ms WESTERDAM||2004 (9) / 2005||Vista-class, US$400 mill||1916-817||86,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)||
|ms OOSTERDAM||2003 (10) / 2006||Vista-class, US$400 mill||1916-817||81,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)||
|ms ZUIDERDAM||2002 (11) / 2005||Vista-class, US$400 mill||1916-817||81,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)||
|ms AMSTERDAM||2000 (13) / 2005||R-class, US$400 mill||1380-615||60,900t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)||
|ms ZAANDAM||2000 (13) / 2005||R-class, US$300 mill||1432-615||61,400t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)||
|ms VOLENDAM||1999 (14) / 2005||R-class, US$300 mill||1432-580||60,900t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)||
|ms ROTTERDAM||1997 (16) / 2005||R-class, US$250 mill||1404-600||59,650t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)||
|ms VEENDAM||1996 (17) / 2006||S-class, US$215 mill||1350-580||57,100t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)||
|ms RYNDAM||1994 (19) / 2004||S-class, US$215 mill||1260-580||55,800t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)||
|ms MAASDAM||1993 (20) / 2006||S-class, US$215 mill||1258-580||55,600t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)||
|ms STATENDAM||1993 (20) / 2005||S-class, US$215 mill||1260-580||55,450t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)||
|ms PRINSENDAM||built by Wartsila (Finland) 1988 / acquired 2002 (11) / SOE 2005||Single-class, US$125 mill||835-470||37,850t, (204m/674ft) – (29m/ 92ft)||
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