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The Premium Cruise Line Dedicated to Explorers, Foodies, and Music Lovers

Their latest commercial starts off by saying “To all of you who want go-karts, laser tag, and water slides, may we suggest another cruise line?”.

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Holland America Line’s newest commercial doesn’t just talk about what you won’t find on their cruise ships, but it keys in on three things that set the cruise line apart from everyone else.

Holland America is a premium cruise line dedicated to those who want to explore the world, for foodies, and for music lovers.  Here is a look at how the cruise line is focusing on these three areas and not trying to have a little bit of everything for everyone.


Holland America Line sails to 14 different parts of the world including the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Panama Canal, Asia, Hawaii, and Australia.  The cruise line visits over 470 ports all around the globe.

Visit the legendary Colosseum in Rome. Enjoy a year-round ice bar in Stockholm that welcomes visitors with warm parkas and chilled vodka. Shop Monaco’s glamorous boutiques. Sample succulent tapas in Barcelona. Walk the medieval wall that guards Dubrovnik’s charms. Encounter living history, urban chic and rugged beauty in Canada and New England. Explore the rich history of Asia with their partnership with AFAR.

With Holland America Line, you can bring all these dreams to life with rich itineraries on every corner of the earth.

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Explore a wide range of delicious onboard dining options – everything from the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across their fleet. With their global traditions and diverse culinary interests, they’re adding inspired new signature dishes to the menus.

With the collective experience, passion and creativity of seven world-class celebrity chefs, the Holland America Line Culinary Council brings global influence and expertise to dining venues across their fleet. Onboard their cruise ships, each of their executive chefs is a member of the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international food and wine society.

Music Lovers

B.B. King’s Blues Club – Groove to the Beale Street beat, as B.B. King’s All Stars bring the best of Memphis’s legendary music scene to sea. From fast and funky to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band of consummate pros performs it all in the B.B. King’s Blues Club.

Lincoln Center Stage – In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, Holland America proudly presents Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.

Billboard Onboard – Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that you know and love. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music. Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

Rolling Stone Rock Room – Featured on the cruise line’s two newest cruise ships, Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam, enjoy four decades of classic rock on the stage in the Rolling Stone Rock Room nightly.

World Stage – With its two-story, 270-degree wraparound LED screen surrounding you in high-definition, World Stage on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam is a dazzling theater where innovation meets entertainment. Showcasing music, song, dance and more, the World Stage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage.

Holland America says that while they aren’t for everyone, they just might be perfect for you.

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Ben Souza
Ben Souza
Ben is a world traveler who has visited 40+ countries, taken over 70 cruises. He is one of USA TODAY's experts for their 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. His writings have appeared and been cited in various media outlets such as Yahoo News, MSN, NPR, CNN, Fox, and ABC News. Ben currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow Ben on Instagram. Visit Ben Souza on Linkedin. You may email Ben at [email protected].
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