Timeless cruising refined for a new generation
We're delighted to be working with Holland America Line, who have been at the forefront of premium cruising for more than 140 years and have been voted 'Best Cruise Value' for 21 consecutive years by readers of Ocean and Cruise News. With Holland America Line’s collection of cruises you can really get under the skin of the ports you visit and delve deeper into the culture with their carefully crafted tours and experiences.
You’ll enjoy a premium cruise experience on board too, as Holland America Line has exclusive partnerships such as BBC Earth Experiences and America’s Test Kitchen, and offers award-winning cuisine and entertainment to dazzle you every day.
Choose Holland America Line® for...
- Premium cruising with a commitment to excellence
- Modern mid-sized spacious ships that reflect a proud Dutch heritage from a long-established cruise line
- Carefully crafted EXC Tours™ and Exploration Central™ which bring you experiences that get you closer to new places and cultures
- An enhanced on-board experience where you can learn a new skill and enjoy live concerts, workshops and exhibits
- A fantastic choice of live entertainment
- Award-winning cuisine and a dazzling choice of dining options and venues
- Friendly and unobtrusive award-winning staff with personal touches at every turn
This great-value package is only available when booking exclusively with Saga.
The Saga price includes all this...
- Saga's VIP door-to-door travel service
- Don't need the chauffeur? Then you can drive yourself and enjoy free car parking at or near your departure point
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- All meals in the main restaurants, snacks and buffets
- On-board leisure facilities and enriching activities
- World-class entertainment from accomplished singers, dancers and musicians from around the world
- Hotel stay or land tour before or after you board on selected cruises, including meals as specified
- 24 hour room service on-board ship
- Porterage of luggage when embarking and disembarking
- Tour Manager on land tours in Australia
- Tourist visa, if required
- All port taxes, fees and charges
Personal touches at every turn
From the moment you step aboard you’ll enjoy a warm welcome and gracious attentive service from all the on-board crew, and don’t be surprised if the bartender has already discovered your preference for an iced daiquiri in the afternoons. Holland America’s academy-trained crew members regularly win the industry’s top honours, and more importantly their guests’ hearts with every thoughtful gesture.
Elegant mid-sized ship
With sleek nautical lines, refined décor characterised by handsome furnishings and fresh flowers, spacious public rooms, uncrowded viewing areas and wraparound teak decks, Holland America Line’s sleek and elegant mid-sized ships are small enough to feel luxurious yet large enough to offer diverse restaurants, activities and entertainment. These ships have been purposefully designed to accommodate fewer guests so there’s always a sunny corner to call your own.
Delight in an immersive culinary experience on board, from the more formal main dining room, a lavish buffet at the Lido Market and poolside pizza, to intimate speciality restaurants. Enjoy menus and signature dishes developed by world-renowned chefs from Holland America Line's Culinary Council® together with their Executive Chefs. Venues include…
Main Dining Room
For breakfast, lunch or five-course dinners, the elegant Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favourites to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.
Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the height of exceptional dining. Make a reservation for lunch or dinner and enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest.
Welcome to Canaletto, an authentic Italian restaurant whose menu celebrates spartire (Italian for sharing); a great choice for dining with family or friends.
In the spirit of traditional Asian cuisine and concepts, the menu is inspired by nature's elements: water, wood, fire, earth and ice.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab on the go or to have quickly made to order.
Grand Dutch Café
This café is the perfect place to enjoy a pint of lager or your favourite coffee along with a traditional savoury Dutch snack.
You can also enjoy al fresco dining by the pool at the Dive-In, while on selected ships you can enjoy crisp Italian salads and pan pizzas poolside. You can have ice cream creations when you fancy, your favourite hand-crafted espresso while browsing the books or surfing the internet and on sea days a High Tea Dance with live music.
… plus, 24-hour in-room dining
Sleep in and have breakfast in bed, enjoy an early dinner on your verandah, and order a snack any time.
*Use of specialty restaurants is at an extra charge on-board.
Nights on board Holland America Line are filled with world-class live entertainment. Take in a thrilling show, dance to an amazing band, or relax and enjoy a classical concert.
Exclusive concerts are the centrepiece of an exciting variety of performances on the Main Stage. Enjoy performers and speakers from all over the globe.
With its two-story, 270º wrap-around LED high definition screen, the World Stage on Koningsdam is a dazzling trendsetting theatre where innovation meets entertainment.
Lincoln Centre Stage
In partnership with the world’s leading centre for performing arts, the Lincoln Centre showcases outstanding musicians performing chamber music each evening and during afternoons at sea.
BB King’s Blues Club
Direct from Beale Street, this club brings the best of Memphis music.
Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as live musicians play the music you know and love.
Whilst you’re sailing to amazing ports of call, you can expand your horizons by learning something new. Holland America Line have teamed up with O, The Oprah Magazine so you can enjoy inspiring on-board activities to open your mind and change your perspective. You can drop in on a digital workshop to learn new tech skills to help you get the most out of your devices. Plus, you can take your cooking skills to the next level and discover the latest techniques with America’s Test Kitchen.
BBC Earth Experiences
Holland America Line’s partnership with BBC Earth means guests can enjoy incredible Frozen Planet Live concerts based on the BBC Earth television series, featuring talented musicians playing a specially orchestrated classical score as the wilderness of the Polar Regions unfolds on a huge screen.
Culinary Arts Centre
Holland America Line has also teamed up with America’s Test Kitchen to offer an enticing selection of live on-board cooking shows and hands-on workshops where you can learn fool proof techniques and user-friendly recipes to make delectable dishes with confidence. There are also classes in flower arranging, cocktail classes and nightly sip-and-savour events at the Culinary Arts Centre.
Fun, free and interactive small-group sessions on how to get the most from your technology, all conducted by expert hosts.
The Rijksmuseum at Sea
An inspirational exhibit and studio showcasing life-sized reproductions of some of the 8,000 artworks to be found at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There are drawing tables and art supplies for you to create your very own masterpiece.
Explorations Central (EXC™)
This is a collection of programmes, events, resources and excursions that bring you closer to new places and cultures. With expert guides on board to give you insights into the places you are visiting, there will be talks, engaging shore excursions, travel films and documentaries, port planners and maps, local experts, and artists and performers who will come on board your ship.
Holland America’s carefully crafted shore excursions help you gain new perspectives on the world and offer a level of comfort and care, convenience as you won’t have to buy tickets, wait in lines or navigate directions.
Please note: Some activities may be at an additional charge on board.
A daily ‘Hotel Service Charge’of US$13.50 per guest (US$15.00 for guests in suites) is automatically charged to each guest’s shipboard account. You are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. A 15% service charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. Gratuities to drivers and guides during your holiday are not included and are entirely at your discretion.