America’s Test Kitchen
Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. Designed exclusively with Holland America Line, this new culinary programming is currently available on Amsterdam, Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam, Westerdam, Zaandam, Zuiderdam.

  • Get Hands-On, Onboard: Immerse yourself in the America’s Test Kitchen experience, as you master advanced culinary techniques for creating pies, pasta, egg dishes, as well as decorating cakes.
  • Take In A Live Cooking Show: Enhance your culinary knowledge with cooking demonstrations, videos, techniques and delicious recipes you’ll treasure long after your cruise has ended.
  • Develop A Taste For Perfection: Learn more about America’s Test Kitchen, their unique, scientific approach to cooking and the exciting culinary experiences they’re bringing aboard our ships.

BBC Earth Experiences
We have partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through groundbreaking concerts and films. Available on Amsterdam, Eurodam, Koningsdam, Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam, Westerdam, Zaandam, Zuiderdam.

  • Planet Earth II in Concert: Experience sensational footage from the natural world and get closer to the animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas on our planet than ever before. With a stunning score by award winning musicians Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe.
  • Alaska in Concert: Celebrate Alaska, one of the last great wildernesses. With footage from the TV series, Wild Alaska, audiences will enjoy the Alaskan seasons and will see this place is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Music by world leading composer Timo Baker.
  • Frozen Planet in Concert: Moving from the Arctic to the Antarctic, this concert is the ultimate portrait of the Polar Regions. This concert was adapted from the original Frozen Planet in Concert which is performed worldwide with a full orchestra by Composer George Fenton.
  • Inside Earth: Inside Earth is a series of films that provide insight into how the BBC’s extraordinary content is captured. Each episode includes stories from different television series and locations.

Wine connoisseurs and novices alike can experience the art of winemaking at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, the intimate venue will enable guests to blend their own wine and enjoy it at dinner or in the privacy of their stateroom.

The first of its kind for Holland America Line and the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, BLEND has a tasting table that accommodates 10 guests who can create their own blend from a selection of five barrels of single-vineyard red wine. In addition to participating in the blending process, guests also will learn about wine from the ship’s wine expert, who leads the blending session.

  • Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises: Are you passionate about cuisine? Enjoy wine-tastings? Love a well-crafted cocktail? On select Holland America Line cruises, meet, mingle and learn from one of our world-class Culinary Council® chefs.
  • Wine Experts Cruises: Wine lovers, take note: on select Holland America Line cruises, expand your oenological horizons with wine-tastings, a Pinnacle Grill dinner and insights from a Chateau Ste. Michelle vinologist.

Casino Action
Play perennially popular slot machines, and enjoy blackjack tables and the latest in sophisticated gaming. The Casino is staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

Try your luck at a blackjack table; take the roulette wheel for a spin. Our Casino offers games for all levels, as well as complimentary lessons.

Digital Workshop
Drop by the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn new technical skills taught by Microsoft-trained hosts. These complimentary small-group sessions, designed for all abilities, translate the latest technology into useful tips everyone can use. Each stand-alone session takes place in our dedicated Digital Workshop, equipped with the latest technology. From photo editing and movie/slide show creation, PC organization, Cloud Storage and security, choose to attend all or drop in as you please. Each session is offered several times throughout your cruise.

  • Learn New Skills: Days at sea are the perfect time to explore new skills, from video-editing techniques to mastering the art of digital photography. Learn how to capture, enhance and organize images of your favorite travel memories.
  • Available Classes: Depending on your interests, you may want to attend all of the workshops or just a few. Each one is offered multiple times and days throughout your cruise. An additional Q&A session will be available every day.
  • Classroom Handouts: Review and print downloadable PDFs of all the handouts you receive in class. They’re sure to come in handy when you want to replicate, at home, the video- and photo-editing techniques you learned on board.
  • FAQs: Whether you’re a seasoned videographer or a novice with a new digital camera, our pros are ready to help. Here are some frequently asked questions you may have before, during or after you’ve taken the workshop.

Explorations Central
Discover the connections that unite us across borders and cultures. Explorations Central™ (EXC™) is immersive onboard programming designed to make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful. From EXC Talks,™ to EXC Encounters™ to a chat with your EXC Guide™, you’ll feel the spirit of a region come to life.

  • EXC Guides™: You're about to enter a Buddhist temple. Should you cover your head or take off your shoes? Your EXC Guide knows. Gain insights about everything from good manners and simple, useful phrases to the best tours, most popular sites and insider tips.
  • EXC Encounters™: Play steel drums with musicians from Trinidad. Practice Tai Chi with a Chinese master. Learn whether to smile or extend your hand in greeting when in Dakar. Delve into each destination's cultures with local experts, artists and performers on board.
  • EXC Talks™: Listen to stories of local lore. Learn about favorite haunts and insider history. Informative EXC Talks help deepen your appreciation of each new destination with the kinds of tales that only locals know.
  • Shore Excursions: Designed to enhance your travel experience when in port, EXC Tours enable you to encounter fascinating cultures, places and peoples in a way that is comfortable, authentic and transformative. They’re available in most of our more than 400 ports.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon
During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

  • Signature Service: Prepare for wonderful pampering as you enjoy a select combination of rejuvenating spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, along with other healthy amenities,
  • Hair & Nail Services: Open your mind to the creativity of our international stylists and leave the salon today with a hairstyle that will put a bounce in your step and your locks!
  • Spa Suites And Staterooms: Our serene Spa Staterooms and Suites (available on select ships) are spacious havens of peace and quiet, conveniently located steps away from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.
  • Treatment Rooms: Relaxing treatment rooms offer breathtaking views where guests can enjoy exotic skin, body, and hair treatments ranging from hot stone massages and pedicures to hair styling and facials.

Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of our classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and two refreshing pools (available on select ships). Some classes may have a nominal fee.

Gallery Walk
We take great pride in our onboard art collections. Now, fine art goes high tech. Take a self-guided walking tour highlighting your ship's eclectic collection, valued at tens of millions of dollars.

O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership
Holland America Line has partnered with O, The Oprah Magazine to combine the eye-opening, life-changing wonder of travel with the soul-expanding content found in every issue of the magazine. Our award winning program gives guests the opportunity to enjoy O-inspired onboard programs and to live life to the fulles

  • Come Sail O-Way Sweepstakes: Enter to win an O-mazing 7-day Caribbean or Mexico cruise in 2019. You and a guest can revel in a spacious Verandah stateroom, breathe in expansive views and relax in easy elegance.
  • Oprah, Godmother Of Nieuw Statendam: Philanthropist, film star, TV icon and founder and editorial director of Oprah Magazine - Oprah Winfrey can now add godmother to her many titles. We are honored to announce Ms. Winfrey as godmother of Nieuw Statendam.
  • O-Inspired Programming: Experience the power of carefully curated O, The Oprah Magazine-inspired programming featuring a series of uplifting complimentary activities to energize and inspire you. These engaging programs were developed by the magazine’s editors and rooted in O’s Live Your Best Life mission.
  • Just Breathe: Start the day with meaningful meditation, daily intentions to experience the benefits of movement, all inspired by O, The Oprah Magazine's dedication to living your best life. Yoga mats supplied.
  • O’s Reading Room: O’s Reading Room is featured on all Holland America Line ships worldwide. We are reading Oprah’s 2018 Book Club Selection An American Marriage, a novel by award-winning author Tayari Jones.
  • Other O Content: Select items from “Oprah's Favorite Things” are available for purchase on board. Inspirational videos are featured on TVs from O’s creative Director Adam Glassman and Beauty Director Brian Underwood.

Onboard Shopping
Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in such signature shops as The Vault, Diamonds and Gemstones by Mirabella, which offers the best diamonds at sea, brought to you by Sophia Fiori.

Please note: Activities and experiences noted above may vary by ship.
Find a Bargain
Please choose a vacation type.