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Best Holland America Cruises

U.S. News ranks 15 Holland America Cruises based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. ms Eurodam is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can filter your search based on price, region, traveler type and brand to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 ms Eurodam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The midsize ms Eurodam has been sailing around the globe since 2008; in 2015, the ship (which can carry up to 2,104 passengers and 929 staff members) will make its way to the Caribbean before crossing the Atlantic to ... Reviews & Pictures»

#1 ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Borrowing its name from the city of New Amsterdam (now known as New York City), this 2,106-passenger member of the Holland America fleet is famous for its extensive art collection. Valued at more than $3 million, the ms Nieuw ... Reviews & Pictures»

#1 ms Rotterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A renovation in 2009 brought major changes aboard the ms Rotterdam, which has been sailing since 1997. The ship — which can carry 1,404 passengers and 600 crew members — welcomed the fleet's newest cabin category, the Lanai stateroom. These ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 ms Oosterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The introduction of bold colors to a line best known for refined decor caught some experts off guard when they set foot on the ms Oosterdam, one of Holland America's Vista-class ships. That shock still hasn't quite worn ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 ms Statendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

If the main goal of your cruise to relax and recharge, consider cruising to Mexico or the Pacific on the 1,260-passenger ms Statendam in 2015. The ms Statendam first set sail in 1993, and it received the fleet-wide "Signature ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 ms Noordam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Inaugurated in 2006, the ms Noordam is the youngest of Holland America's Vista-class ships, which are characterized by their spacious spas and extensive dining options. Aboard the ms Noordam, guests have four onboard restaurants to choose from. While past ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 ms Prinsendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2002, the ms Prinsendam is one of Holland America's smallest ships. Carrying up to 835 passengers (plus 470 crew members), the ms Prinsendam can navigate to remote ports of call. (In 2015, the ms Prinsendam will spend ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 ms Maasdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Although some past cruisers report that the ship is starting to show its age — it first set sail in 1993 — most travelers said they enjoyed their experience aboard the ms Maasdam. The ship can carry up to 1,838 passengers ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 ms Volendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The ms Volendam's flowery decor prompts passengers to describe it as outdated. And because the ship — which first took to the seas in 1999 — hasn't yet undergone "Signature of Excellence" renovations, it doesn't carry all of the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 ms Zuiderdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The ms Zuiderdam first set sail in 2002 as the first of Holland America's Vista-class ships. Aboard the ship, guests can admire an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures by famed artists like Andy Warhol and Frank Lloyd Wright ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11 ms Veendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 1996, the 1,350-passenger ms Veendam is one of Holland America's larger ships. While it flaunts many of the line's "Signature of Excellence" upgrades, many past cruisers say that the ship's age is noticeable. To ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11 ms Westerdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Since debuting in 2004, this Vista-class ship has impressed passengers with its extensive art collection made up of historic Dutch paintings, 5,000-year-old sculptures and contemporary works by the likes of Andy Warhol and Susanna Holt. However, cruisers who boarded ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11 ms Zaandam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The ms Zaandam attracts older, sophisticated travelers, with onboard activities catering more to those in need of R&R rather than to those seeking an adrenaline rush. With a capacity of 1,432 passengers and 615 crew members per voyage ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 ms Amsterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Inaugurated in 2000 and named for the Dutch capital, the ms Amsterdam can carry up to 1,380 passengers. With a nearly 3-to-1 passenger-to-crew ratio, the ship is hardly crowd-free, but past cruisers don't seem to mind. Aboard the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 ms Ryndam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The ms Ryndam is one of only a few Holland America ships to feature Mix, a three-part lounge area where the bars specialize in specific drinks: Champagne, martinis and spirits and ales. For some, that may be convincing enough. For ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.