Bring Your Crew to meet the crew on a Holland America Line cruise

November 17, 2021

Cruising has long been known as a great vacation value, especially for families, extended multigenerational family groups and groups of friends travelling together with their families. Share a world of fascinating cultures, natural wonders and amazing adventures when you bring your crew to meet the crew on a Holland America Line cruise.

On board, everyone has the freedom to pursue their passions, their way. Younger travellers can join kids their own age on a treasure hunt with Club HAL while you get a crash course on Mediterranean architecture at an Explorations Central presentation. Later, the entire family can come together to share the day’s highlights over freshly made pasta at Canaletto. In port, enjoy family-friendly shore excursions — from whale-watching in Alaska to touring the original Legoland in Denmark. And, at the end of each fun-filled day, unwind in spacious, comfortable accommodations that fit your family perfectly.

On Alaska cruises, Holland America Line offers a Junior Ranger Program in Glacier Bay. Kids can interact with National Park rangers and earn their Junior Ranger Badge on this fun and educational day at Glacier Bay National Park.

At Half Moon Cay, the award-winning private island in the Bahamas, it feature Waterworks with a mini waterslide, water nozzles, sprayers and colorful and climbable sea creatures that make up an aquatic playground for kids. The island also features private cabanas, villas and a grand cabana that are ideal for a family retreat.

Family-Focused Experiences

A variety of entertainment options, daily activities and dining venues let everyone in your family craft their ideal day. We offer supervised, age-appropriate games, sports and activities on board for kids and ‘tweens, while teens can enjoy an exclusive venue and special events. Elsewhere, the whole family can learn to make the chewiest brownies on the planet at a live cooking show or explore the natural world with BBC Earth Experiences.

Dining Options for Everyone

Bring your crew together to enjoy a variety of flavours as varied as the destinations we visit with onboard dining experiences designed by our dedicated Culinary Council of world-renowned chefs. Half portions of menu items and a special kids’ menu with favourites like pizza, mac and cheese and fresh fruit are available at any of our dining venues. Plus, kids 12 years old and under eat for half price at our specialty restaurants or free when ordering from the kids’ menu.

Perfect for Reunions

Whether you’re planning a family reunion or a small group getaway with friends and family, Holland America offers endless ways to discover, explore and connect together. Enjoy exclusive activities, excursions and programs to suit travellers of all ages.

Family-Friendly Shore Excursions

With Holland America Line you’ll find a range of shoreside experiences to suit the interests and activity levels of everyone in your family. Swim with sting rays in Mexico or the Caribbean, spend a day at the original Legoland in Northern Europe, go on a whale-watching quest or dog-sledding adventure in Alaska and so much more. These award-winning shore excursions give you new ways to discover destinations together.

Staterooms & Suites to Fit Your Family

Holland America's staterooms and suites come in an array of sizes and configurations to fit your family. Family-friendly options include sofa beds, Murphy beds and connecting rooms. Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam also feature dedicated family staterooms with beds for five guests, extra closet space and two bathrooms — one with a bathtub, shower, sink and toilet and one with a shower and sink.

More Value and Convenience

Now you can Have It All. Introducing a new way to experience the world of Holland America Line. Now, you can get everything you want and enjoy our best value with Have It All — save 50% or more on a premium package of four popular amenities: Shore Excursions, a Drink Package, Specialty Dining and Wi-Fi. That’s a value of $99 per person, per day now included, year-round, anywhere you’d like to cruise.*

  • Shore Excursions: The longer you cruise, the more you can explore. Cruise 6 to 9 days and get one excursion; 10 to 20 days and get 2 excursions; 21+ days and get 3 excursions!
  • Drink Package: Choose from a large selection of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, plus non-alcoholic options like sodas, specialty coffees and more – with service charges included.
  • Specialty Dining: Enhance your cruise with award-winning specialty dining at Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto or Tamarind.
  • Wi-Fi: Stay connected throughout your journey. Surf the web, use social media, check email and send messages to friends and family.

For travellers looking to explore the world together as a family, for adventurers looking to bring history to life for their children, for those who want to introduce the next generation to cultures and customs of different lands … look no further than a Holland America Line cruise.