Holland America Cruises

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.

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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

  • to Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
  • to Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm and Ketchikan.

(December special) 15-17d Panama Canal California to Florida (leaving from San Francisco and San Diego to Fort Lauderdale).

ms Eurodam 7d Caribbean

  • Eastern (Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Half Moon Cay)
  • Western (Half Moon, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Key West)
  • 14d combined


  • Mediterranean from Rome
  • 10d Western Med
  • 11d Eastern Med
  • 22d “collectors”.
  • Baltic
  • Baltic Capitals – 12d from Amsterdam, 10d from Copenhagen
  • 12d Around Britain and Norway Fjords from Copenhagen to Amsterdam.
  • 7d Fjords from Amsterdam.

10dCanada New England (Fall) 10d NYC-Quebec City, and the reverse).


  • Rome-Copenhagen
  • Transatlantic (Lauderdale-Rome, Amsterdam-NYC with Iceland-Greenland-Canada)
  • Canada-Florda.
ms Koningsdam
  • (“Inaugural cruise” 2016) 7d Rome to Croatia and Greece
  • 12d Eastern Mediterranean from Rome (Greece, Turkey, Greek Isles)
  • 12d Western Mediterranean from Rome (Sicily, Sardinia, Spain).
ms Maasdam Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale

  • 10d Eastern (Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Dominica, Antigua, BVI, Half Moon Cay).
  • Southern
  • 11d (St Maarten, St Kitts, St Vincent, Barbados, Martinique, St Croix, Half Moon Cay)
  • 14d (St Thomas, St Barthelemy, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Bonaire, Curacao, Half Moon Cay
  • 21-24-25d combined
  • (Dec) 14d roundtrip Panama Canal (Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba, Colon, Puerto Limon, Jamaica (Falmouth), Half Moon.

7-14d Canada New England from Boston and Montreal

  • 7d Montreal-Boston
  • 7d Boston-Montreal
  • 14d “collectors” (roundtrips from Boston and Montreal).

(Oct-Nov) Transatlantic (21d Florida-Rome, 21d Rome-Florida, 42d roundtrip).

(Jan-Feb) South America

  • 23d Florida-Brazil
  • 49d round-trip Florida
  • 26d Brazil-Florida.
ms Nieuw Amsterdam Mediterranean (itinerary changes)

  • 12d Venice-Barcelona and Barcelona-Venice (with France and Monaco)
  • 12-24d roundtrip Venice
  • (special) 7d roundtrip Barcelona
  • 19-24d “collectors”

7d Caribbean from Lauderdale

  • Eastern
  • (special) Nassau, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Half Moon
  • Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Half Moon
  • Western
  • Half Moon, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Key West
  • (NYE special) with Jamaica (Montego Bay).
  • 14d combined.

Transatlantic repositioning (Florida-Barcelona, Barcelona-Florida.

ms Noordam new Mediterranean itinerary

  • from Barcelona – 7d roundtrip, 11d to Rome, 22d to Athens, 33d to Istanbul.
  • from Rome – 11d to Athens, 22d to Istanbul, 11d to Barcelona, 22d roundtrip.
  • from Athens – 11d to Istanbul, 11d to Rome, 22d to Barcelona.
  • from Istanbul – 11d to Athens, 22d to Rome, 33d to Barcelona.

Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale

  • Southern
  • 10d Half Moon, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba
  • 11d St Maarten, St Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Dominica, St Thomas, Half Moon
  • 21d combined
  • (Dec)
  • 7d Western (Half Moon, Jamaica (Falmouth), Grand Cayman, Key West)
  • 7d Eastern (Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Half Moon).

Transatlantic Florida-Barcelona, Rome-Florida.

ms Oosterdam 7d Alaska from Seattle (Tracy Arm, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria).Australia from Sydney

  • 14d Tasmania, New Zealand
  • 14d South Pacific Islands (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji)
  • 28d combined
  • 14d one-way Sydney-Auckland and Auckland-Sydney.

repositioning from Alaska to Australia New Zealand, and reverse.

  • Auckland-Vancouver, Sydney-Vancouver, Sydney-Seattle
  • Seattle-NZ, LA-Sydney, LA-New Zealand.
ms Prinsendam 68d Around South America from Fort Lauderdale.(Nov) 26d Florida to Amazon Brazil.Transatlantic USA Europe (Spring and Fall).Europe

  • 64d round-trip Transatlantic Mediterranean cruise from Florida (Fortt Lauderdale).
  • various round-trips from Athens (Black Sea, Holy Land) and Rome
  • Baltic from London and Amsterdam
  • 14-16d Scandinavia Russia
  • 21d Top of the World Voyage (Norway, Spitzbergen, Iceland).
  • 14d Around Britain
  • 14d West Europe relocation Amsterdam-Barcelona.

(December special) 14d Southern Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale (no changes).

ms Rotterdam Europe from Amsterdam (departing from Rotterdam)

  • Baltic (plus combined itineraries)
  • 7d Norway Fjords (also with Oslo)
  • 14d Arctic
  • 14d Norway and UK
  • 14d Baltic Capitals tours to Scandinavia Russia
  • 14d Western Europe (Spain and Portugal)
  • Mediterranean – 17d Central Med (roundtrip), 8d one-way
  • 17d roundtrip Canary Islands, 8d one-way.

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

  • 7d Western (Key West or Cozumel, Roatan, Guatemala (Santo Tomas), Costa Maya).
  • 14d Southern (Half Moon, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Antigua, St Lucia, Curacao, Aruba, Grand Cayman)
  • (combined) 14d Western (Key West and Cozumel),  21d Western-Southern.

Northern Europe cruises from UK (Dover)

  • Baltic
  • 7d Norway Fjords
  • 14d Arctic
  • 14d Baltic Capitals
  • 21d combined
  • 19d Canary Islands
  • 20d Western MED from UK (roundtrip Dover).


  • (special) 11d Barcelona-Dover, 18d Dover-Barcelona, 10d Barcelona-Venice, 17d Venice-Athens, 14d Athens-Rome, 7d Rome-Barcelona
  • 7d roundtrip Athens to Greek Isles and Turkey, 14d combined.

Transatlantic (16d Tampa-Barcelona, 15d Barcelona-Tampa).

ms Statendam 7d Alaska from Vancouver

  • (special) roundtrip Vancouver (Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan)
  • Vancouver-Seward (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay)
  • Seward-Vancouver (Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan).
  • 3d Pacific Coastal roundtrip 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).


  • (Nov) 31d roundtrip San Diego to South America (Peru).
  • (Dec) 12d San Diego to Mexican Riviera and Sea of Cortez.
ms Veendam South America cruises

  • Grand Tours
  • 13d Santiago-Buenos Aires, and the reverse Buenos Aires-Santiago
  • (special) 20d Santiago-Buenos Aires (with Chiloe Island)
  • (March) Grand Voyages 31d Buenos Aires – Ft Lauderdale, 34d to Boston.

7d Canada New England (Boston-Quebec City, and the reverse Quebec City – Boston), special 7d roundtrip Boston.

(July) Transatlantic with Iceland and Greenland

  • (one-way) 17d Boston-Amsterdam, 18d Amsterdam-Boston
  • (roundtrip) 35d Boston to Europe.

from San Diego CA

  • 7d Mexican Riviera (Cabo, Mazatlán, Vallarta)
  • 17-18-d Hawaii (Hilo, Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Lahaina, Kailua Kona) and Ensenada.

Panama Canal repositioning

  • 18d Santiago-Fort Lauderdale, 21d Santiago-Boston.
  • 21d Boston – San Diego, 17d Fort Lauderdale – San Diego.
ms Volendam 7d Alaska from Vancouver (Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan).34d Around Australia (50d combined with Sydney to Singapore).Asia cruises

  • 14d Singapore – Hong Kong (with Cambodia), and the reverse Hong Kong – Singapore.
  • 14d Hong Kong – Japan (Kobe), 28d from Singapore), 14d Kobe – Hong Kong
  • 14d roundtrip from Japan

Transpacific relocation

  • 14d Kobe-Vancouver), 24d Vancouver-Sydney, 58d combined with Around Australia.
  • 21s LA-Sydney, 55d combined Round AU.
  • 16d Sydney-Singapore (30d Sydney – Hong Kong).
ms Westerdam 7d Alaska from Seattle (Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria).Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale

  • 7d Eastern (Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Half Moon)
  • 7d Western (Half Moon, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Key West)
  • (Dec special) 7d Grand Turk, Jamaica (Ocho Rios), Grand Cayman
  • 7d Southern (Half Moon, Aruba, Curacao)
  • (special) 7d Southern, 7-8-d themed.

(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

  • Vancouver-Seward (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay)
  • Seward-Vancouver (Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan)
  • 8d roundtrip Vancouver
  • 16d roundtrip Vancouver-Hawaii.

from San Diego CA (21d “collectors”)

  • 7d Mexican Riviera (Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo)
  • 14d Hawaii Ensenada
  • 21d combined.

South America

  • 13d Valparaiso – Buenos Aires
  • 13d Buenos Aires – Valparaiso
  • 18d Valparaiso – Rio De Janeiro
  • 21d Rio – Valparaiso.


  • (Spring) 12d San Diego – Vancouver
  • (Panama Canal in Fall) 18d Vancouver – Fort Lauderdale FL, 17d Ft Lauderdale – Valparaiso, 30d Ft Lauderdale – Buenos Aires.
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)

  • 10d (Half Moon, Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal, Colon, Puerto Limon)
  • 11d plus Cartagena (Colombia).
  • (Dec specials)
  • Eastern (Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Half Moon)
  • 14-17d combined.

(Dec Caribbean Holiday specials)

  • 7d Eastern (Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Half Moon)
  • 7d Western (Half Moon, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Costa Maya).

repositioning (with Panama Canal crossing)

  • Florida-Vancouver
  • Vancouver-San Francisco
  • San Francisco-Florida
  • Vancouver-Florida.

Holland America ships

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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)

Holland America Ships comparison, sizes, classes, age

  • 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)
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ms NIEUW AMSTERDAM 2010 (3) Signature-class, US$450 mill 2106-929 86,700t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)
  • cabins 1053
ms EURODAM 2008 (5) Signature-class, US$450 mill 2104-929 86,700t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)
  • cabins 1052
  • christened by Queen Beatrix of Netherlands (July 1, in Copenhagen).
ms NOORDAM 2006 (7) Vista-class, US$400 mill 1918-820 81,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)
  • cabins 961
  • named for the North compass point
  • this is the 4th Noor ship
ms WESTERDAM 2004 (9) / 2005 Vista-class, US$400 mill 1916-817 86,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)
  • cabins 958
  • named for the West compass point
ms OOSTERDAM 2003 (10) / 2006 Vista-class, US$400 mill 1916-817 81,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)
  • cabins 959
  • named for the East compass point
  • the 1st Ooster ship was launched 1913 (Oosterdijk, cargo vessel)
  • christened by Princess Margriet of Netherlands (July 29, in Rotterdam, at the line’s 130th anniversary).
ms ZUIDERDAM 2002 (11) / 2005 Vista-class, US$400 mill 1916-817 81,800t, (290m/951ft) – (32m/106ft)
  • cabins 959
  • named for the South compass point
  • the 1st Zuider was launched 1912 (Zuiderdijk, cargo vessel)
ms AMSTERDAM 2000 (13) / 2005 R-class, US$400 mill 1380-615 60,900t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)
  • cabins 691
  • the HAL’s fleet flagship
ms ZAANDAM 2000 (13) / 2005 R-class, US$300 mill 1432-615 61,400t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)
  • cabins 716
  • music themed, has a Baroque pipe organ.
ms VOLENDAM 1999 (14) / 2005 R-class, US$300 mill 1432-580 60,900t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)
  • cabins 717
  • flowers themed
ms ROTTERDAM 1997 (16) / 2005 R-class, US$250 mill 1404-600 59,650t, (237m/ 778ft) – (32m/(106ft)
  • cabins 742
  • bearing a 6th generation name
  • the HAL’s fleet co-flagship
  • 2009 refit/refurb – new Lanai, Spa and balcony cabins, “Mix”, “Showroom at Sea”, “Retreat”
ms VEENDAM 1996 (17) / 2006 S-class, US$215 mill 1350-580 57,100t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)
  • cabins 675
  • 2009 refit/refurb – new Lanai, Spa and Balcony cabins, “Mix”, “Showroom at Sea”, “Retreat”
  • 2011 refit/refurb – update to “Retreat”, hot tubs.
ms RYNDAM 1994 (19) / 2004 S-class, US$215 mill 1260-580 55,800t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)
  • cabins 630
  • themed “Dutch maritime exploration
  • 2010 refit/refurb – new Spa cabins, “Mix”, “Showroom at Sea”
ms MAASDAM 1993 (20) / 2006 S-class, US$215 mill 1258-580 55,600t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)
  • cabins 631
  • 1D ice class ship
  • 2011 refit/refurb – new Lanai- and Spa cabins, “Mix”, “Showroom at Sea”
ms STATENDAM 1993 (20) / 2005 S-class, US$215 mill 1260-580 55,450t, (219m/719ft) – (31m/101ft)
  • cabins 630
  • D ice class ship
  • 2010 refit/refurb – spa cabins, “Mix”, “Showroom at Sea”
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)
  • cabins 419
  • former names – Royal Viking Sun, Seabourn Sun, previoously sailed for, respectively, Royal Viking, Cunard and Seabourn (joined HAL fleet in 2002).
  • nicknamed “The Elegant Explorer”
  • a total of 404 cabins (40% balconies, 90% porthole), 69 suites.

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ms Koningsdam
ms Amsterdam
Holland America Cruises 5.00/5 (4 votes)