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When Carnival Cruise Line acquired Holland America Line some years ago they were smart enough to leave all the operations in the hands of Holland America's management instead of just repainting the cruise ships with the Carnival logo. Holland America Line has established quite different from Carnival Cruises image, targeting completely different sort of passengers (more mature folks) and offering more formal and stylish cruises and service. The majority of Holland America Cruise Line passengers do not even know that the company is owned by Carnival Corporation. The line originally started out as The Netherlands-America Steamship Company, but soon became known as the Holland America Line because it carried great numbers of immigrants from Holland to America. The company concentrated on the trans-Atlantic passenger trade, as well as the commercial freight shipping business until the 1970's. Its first purpose-built passenger ship was built in 1973, and since then, the line has concentrated on cruise vacation travel. In 1978, Holland America Cruise Line moved its headquarters from Rotterdam to Stamford, Connecticut. The company's headquarters moved to Seattle, Washington in 1983, in order to consolidate operations with an Alaska tour company, Westours (Holland America Cruise Line had purchased a controlling interest in Westours in the early 1970's). In 1988, Holland America purchased Windstar Sail Cruises, operator of four- and five-masted computer-guided sailing ships. A year later, the behemoth Carnival Corporation acquired the Holland America Cruise Line, which remains headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
On the employees side, Holland America Line is paying slightly higher salaries, but they are expecting also a higher quality of service and crew members party mainly between themselves (considering the age group of majority of the passenger). Holland America is offering also worldwide itineraries, while the Carnival cruise ships are cruising mainly the Caribbean (with a few exceptions).

 


HAL cruise ships and itineraries:

Nieuw Amsterdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2010, 86,700 gross tons, 2,106 passengers, 929 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain; Transatlantic out of Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.
  Holland America Line-Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship
     
Eurodam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2008, 86,273 gross tons, 2,104 passengers, 929 crew members.
Itineraries: Canada/New England out of New York, NY and Quebec City, QC; Eastern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Europe out of Civitivecchia, Italy, Dover, UK, Copenhagen, Denmark and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  Eurodam cruise ship
     
Noordam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2006, 82,318.000 gross tons,1,918 passengers, 800 crew members.
Itineraries: Southern/Western Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mediterranean out of Civitivecchia, Italy and Barcelona, Spain; Transatlantic out of Civitivecchia, Italy and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
 
  Noordam cruise ship
     
Westerdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2004, 82,348 gross tons, 1,916 passengers, 817 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Seattle, WA; Eastern/Western/Southern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and San Diego, CA; Europe/Norwegian fjords  out of Rotterdam; Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy; Black Sea/Holy Land/Egypt out of Piraeus, Greece; Panama Canal out of Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA; Transatlantic out of Civitivecchia, Italy, Piraeus, Greece and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Holland America Line-Westserdam cruise ship
Oosterdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2003, 82,305 gross tons, 1,916 passengers, 817 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Seattle, WA; Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain; Mexican Riviera out of San Diego, CA; Panama Canal out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Transatlantic out of Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.
Holland America Line-Oosterdam cruise ship
Zuiderdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2002, 82,305 gross tons, 1,916 passengers, 817 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Vancouver, BC; Panama Canal out of Vancouver, BC, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  Holland America Line-Zuiderdam cruise ship
     
Prinsendam (former Royal Viking Sun and Seabourn Sun): Registry - The Netherlands, built 1988, 38,000 gross tons, 794 passengers, 470 crew members.
Itineraries: Europe out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Greenwich (London), UK, Mediterranean/Black Sea out of Civitivecchia, Italy and Piraeus, Greece; Southern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; South America out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Callao (Lima) Peru and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Transatlantic out of Piraeus, Greece, Istanbul, Turkey, Civitivecchia, Italy and  Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  Holland America Line-Prinsendam cruise ship
     
Zaandam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2000, 61,396 gross tons, 1,432 passengers, 615 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Seattle, WA; Hawaii out of Vancouver, BC and San Diego, CA.
  Holland America Line-Zaandam cruise ship
     
Volendam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 1999, 61,214 gross tons, 1,440 passengers, 615 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Vancouver, BC; Transpacific/Orient out of Seattle, WA; China/Southeast Asia out of Hong Kong Transpacific/Orient/China out of Vancouver, BC; Japan/Korea/China out of Kobe, Japan; Australia/New Zealand out of Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore; South Pacific out of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA and Sydney, Australia; Transpacific out of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA and Sydney, Australia.
 

 

 

  Volendam cruise ship
     
Rotterdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 1997, 62,000 gross tons, 1,316 passengers, 600 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Seattle, WA; Europe out of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark and Piraeus, Greece, Mediterranean out of Piraeus, Greece; Panama Canal out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; South America out of San Diego, CA, Callao (Lima), Peru; South Pacific/Hawaii, Tahiti out of San Diego, CA, Transatlantic out of Civitivecchia, Italy and Piraeus, Greece; Transpacific out of San Diego, CA,
 
  Holland America Line-Rotterdam cruise ship in Venice
     
Amsterdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 2000. 61,000 gross tons, 1,380 passengers, 600 crew members.
Itineraries: World Cruise out of Los Angeles, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Caribbean, Alaska out of Seattle, WA; South America/Africa/India/Southeast Asia out of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Far East out of Singapore; Asia/Australia/Hawaii out of Seattle, WA; Australia/New Zealand out of Sydney, Australia; Mexican Riviera out of San Diego, CA; Panama Canal out of Los Angeles, CA; South America out of Los Angeles, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; South Pacific out of Los Angeles, CA and Brisbane, Australia; Transpacific out of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA.
  Holland America Line-Amsterdam cruise ship
     
Statendam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 1993, 55,819 gross tons, 1,258 passengers, 580 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Vancouver, BC and Seward, AK; Panama Canal out of Vancouver, BC, San Diego, CA and Fort Lauderdale, FL; Southern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

  Statendam cruise ship
     
Veendam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 1996, 57,092 gross tons,1,350 passengers; 580 crew members.
Itineraries: Alaska out of Vancouver, BC and Seward, AK; Bermuda out of New York, NY; Mexican Riviera out of Vancouver, BC and San Diego, CA; Panama Canal/South America out of New York, NY; South America out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and San Diego, CA.

 

  Holland America Line-Veendam cruise ship
     
Ryndam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 1994, 55,819 gross tons, 1,270 passengers, 580 crew members.
Itineraries: Panama Canal out of Vancouver, BC, San Diego, CA and Tampa, FL, Alaska out of Vancouver, BC and Seward, AK, Western Caribbean out of Tampa, FL.
  Holland America Line-Ryndam cruise ship
     
Maasdam: Registry - The Netherlands, built 1993, 55,575 gross tons, 1,258 passengers; 580 crew members.
Itineraries: Canada/New England out of Boston MA and Montreal QC; Eastern/Western/Southern Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Panama Canal out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and San Diego, CA; Transatlantic out of Boston, MA and Dover, UK.
  Maasdam cruise ship










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