Touches of Luxury on Holland America Cruises

Posted March 14th, 2013

Having this year reached the grand age of 140, Holland America cruises are firmly cemented as one of the world's foremost cruise companies.

Today the cruise line operates 15 ships sailing nearly 500 cruises from over 25 home ports every year, taking in exotic destinations such as African safaris, Alaskan wilderness, South American fiestas, Asian shrines and European masterpieces.

Holland America cruises are designed to be sophisticated and refined experiences, offering onboard enrichment programmes, fine dining and the highest levels of service. The latter is something Holland America pride themselves on, with nearly one crew member for every two guests, from chefs and wine experts to fitness instructors and housekeepers.

Stepping into your cabin for the first time reveals the elegance each cruise ship offers. Every element has a touch of luxury, including soft bathrobes, fine chocolates and all modern amenities.

Of course, you wouldn't want to spend too long reclining in your cabin with the wealth of facilities on offer to tempt you.  Two swimming pools, spa, sauna, gym and beauty salon are all available, plus a library, cinema and Broadway-style theatre for those travellers seeking some culture on their cruise.

While much of the appeal of cruising is soaking up the spectacular views and relaxed ambience during the day, evenings offer just as much to keep you entertained. The Ocean Bar is an ideal venue for pre-dinner drinks or late-evening dancing. Live shows featuring music and performances dazzle passengers in the purpose-designed theatre, while movies are screened in the cinema. For those passengers feeling lucky, the casino's blackjack tables beckon.

A highlight of cruise holidays is sampling delicious new foods from across the globe, and Holland America ensure passengers aren't disappointed. Whether grabbing a poolside snack during the day or savouring a five-course dining experience in the evening, a broad range of options cater to every taste.

Not resting on their laurels, Holland America continue to add new itineraries to their cruises. Beginning this year new Mediterranean cruises will take in some of the most stunning European scenery, plus more frequent departures will make it easier for everyone to enjoy the Holland America cruise experience.

For more information on Holland America cruises please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 00.

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