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January 10, 2005

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE - Profile

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CRUISE LINE & SHIP PROFILE:

Holland America Line delivers a cruise experience in the classic tradition of ocean voyaging. For more than 130 years, Holland America Line has defined premium cruising with spacious, elegant ships and accommodations, sophisticated five-star dining, gracious and unobtrusive service, extensive enrichment programs and activities and far-reaching itineraries that touch all seven continents. Holland America Line features 13 five-star ships with a fourth and final Vista-class ship to be delivered in January, 2006. These mid-size ships sail to all major cruising destinations around the world on itineraries ranging from 7 to 118 days in length. Holland America Line is the leader among major cruise lines in extended cruises of 10 days or longer and brings to 7-day cruises the style and quality expected by the most discriminating guests. Holland America Line has been honored as the "Best Overall Cruise Value" for 12 consecutive years by the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society and has been the highest-rated premium cruise line year after year in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Survey and Travel & Leisure magazine's "World's Best" awards.

Ships In Fleet:

Destinations Served:

  • Southern Africa
  • Alaska
  • Antarctica
  • Australia / New Zealand
  • Bahamas
  • Baltic / Russia
  • British Isles / Ireland
  • Canary Island / North Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • East Coast
  • Western Europe
  • Far East / Orient
  • Hawaii
  • Eastern Mediterranean / Aegean
  • Western Mediterranean
  • Mexico
  • New England / Canada
  • Panama Canal
  • Red Sea / Suez Canal
  • Amazon River
  • Scandinavia / North Cape
  • South America
  • South Pacific / Tahiti
  • Southeast Asia
  • Transatlantic
  • Transpacific
  • West Coast
  • World

Customer Sales Policies:
-Air/Sea Packages Available
-Ground Transfer Arrangements
-Advance Shore Excursion Bookings
-Single Occupancy Rates: 150% to 200%
-Minimum Age for Children: 3 months
-Reduced Third and Fourth Berth Fare
-Cancellation Penalty: Passengers who cancel after the sailing date for any reason¸ including medical or family reasons¸ are subject to the following per-person cancellation fees:; 75-46 days before commencing travel: an amount equal to deposit requirement; 45-16 days before commencing travel: 50% of gross fare; 15 days or less before commencing travel: 100% of gross fare.
-Travel Insurance is available

Accepted Credit Cards:
-MasterCard
-Visa
-American Express
-Discover

Children/Families:

  • Reduced Cruise Rate (w/2 full-fare adults)
  • Air/Sea Program
  • Quad/Family Cabins
  • Babysitting
  • Baby Cribs
  • Arts & Crafts Classes
  • Sports Activities
  • Cartoons
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Escorted Shore Excursions
  • Games / Contests
  • Educational Programs / Classes
  • Children's Menus
  • Organized Parties
  • Children's Movies
  • Beach Parties
  • Children's Playroom
  • Organized Age Specific Daily Activities
  • Youth Counselors
  • Teen Counselors
  • Teen Centers or Disco
  • Kiddie's Pool (wading)

Special Programs/Facilities/Services:

  • Wedding/Honeymoons
  • SCUBA Certification
  • Disabled/Wheelchair
  • Special Diets
  • Lean & Light
  • Seniors
  • Guest Lecturers/Educational Programs

Golf:

  • Practice Driving Cage
  • Putting Greens
  • Golf Simulator

Individual Golf Excursions:

  • England / Scotland / Ireland
  • Western Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean / Panama Canal

Meetings & Conferences:

  • Audio Cassette Player
  • VCR
  • Overhead Projector
  • Slide Projector
  • Projection Screen
  • Conference Room
  • E-mail
  • Flip Charts / Easels
  • Fax Machine
  • Microphones
  • Podium
  • Printing Services

Spa Services/Facilities:

  • Aromatherapy Treatments
  • Body Wraps
  • Mud Therapy
  • Ionithermie Treatments
  • Reflexology
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Massage
  • Facials
  • Manicures / Pedicures
  • Sauna
  • Steambaths / Steamroom
  • Whirlpool

Information Taken From CLIA

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