Holland America Line

For more than 137 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world.

If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Every day, thousands of Holland America Line guests hear this warm greeting as they board our ships. This phrase represents the spirit that inspires our entire company, Holland America Line. There may be more than one thousand job titles at Holland America Line, but all of us have the same goal - to be the world's best hosts.

Company Profile

In 1873, Holland America Line first sailed tall-masted cargo ships from Rotterdam in the Netherlands across the Atlantic. Because it serviced the Americas, the company became known as Holland America Line. Initially, only a few passengers traveled with us. As the popularity of traveling by ship increased, Holland America Line ocean liners became known for their elegant accommodations and premier service. During our first 100 years, we welcomed more than 4.5 million guests. Among those guests were 850,000 people who immigrated to the United States from Europe in search of a better life.

Commercial passenger jets changed the world's travel habits forever. Oceans could be crossed in hours instead of days. However, the desire remained for the elegant ambiance and total escape offered by the great ocean liners. By 1971, Holland America Line had dedicated all its ships to offering the finest cruise vacations available. The deep blue hulls of the Holland America Line fleet are familiar sights in nearly every world harbor. Our ships are as unique as our hospitality.

Although most people associate the Holland America Line name with luxurious cruising, we are in fact good hosts on both land and at sea. Holland America Line includes Alaska's largest land tour company as well as Westmark Hotels and Inns, the largest hotel chain in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Originally founded as Arctic Alaska Tours in 1947, we began showing people the natural beauty of Alaska 12 years before it became a state. Our trademark was, and still is, "A unique exploration of a unique region." Our guests move through the countryside in 175 deluxe motorcoaches operated by our subsidiary Gray Line of Alaska. Holland America Line also operates Gray Line of Seattle, the largest tour operator in the region which specializes in tours of the Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Northwest.

Holland America Line is more than a large company, and the individual talents that have brought us success are countless. Everyone working for this company has one thing in common - by instinct, we all enjoy being good hosts. We all follow a tradition of excellence that began with the staff of a ship named the Rotterdam. Both then and today, our guests are what is most important to us. We are extremely pleased with our proud family of employees. Their talents and contributions are an important part of our future success.

The quality of our employees has made Holland America Line a successful company over the years. In recognition of the contributions made by our employees, we provide a broad array of benefits designed to attract and retain the strongest candidates. Our benefits and compensation packages are reviewed and updated regularly, and include such programs as: medical and dental coverage; 401(k) plan; profit sharing; life insurance; accidental death and dismemberment coverage; long-term disability; vacation and personal time off; in-house training seminars; commuting subsidies; and tuition assistance.

In addition, we offer travel benefits to employees and their immediate families that are unique to our industry and to Holland America Line. What could be more rewarding at the conclusion of a project than taking a vacation on board one of our premier cruise ships? After the completion of one year of employment, employees become eligible for a free space-available cruise. That is our way of saying "Thank you!" for a job well done.

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