Holland America Line
From the Executive Office
At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. We consider it our higher purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity.
For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place.
Our fleet of 14 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia — as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages.
Holland America Line is proud of its environmental program. The company earned its initial ISO 14001 certification in June 2006. As the internationally recognized standard for environmental management, ISO 14001 encompasses virtually every aspect of our ships’ operations. Holland America Line has been recertified to meet that standard again and again — demonstrating our belief that the safeguarding of our guests, crews, ships and the environment in which we live and operate is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to the successful conduct of our business.
As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it’s donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.
Every Holland America Line employee is committed to providing a truly extraordinary experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Take your career beyond borders.
Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to more than 320 ports. Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents, including Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.
With as many as 70 nationalities represented onboard our ships, Holland America Line offers an unparalleled opportunity for you to be immersed in a truly unique, global workplace. You won’t gain just work experience, you’ll gain life experience.
It isn’t all work and no play when working onboard the beautiful ships of HAL. Holland America Line is committed to provide a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives. Our Personal Excellence Program (PEP) provides a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives. The PEP is built on seven dimensions of personal well-being:
- Personal Development- Books, DVDs, and Computer Training Courses are available 24/7
- Community- Donating blood, beach cleaning, and charities are a few of the ways our crew members give back to the community.
- Entertainment- There are many activities to enjoy such as shore excursions, crew parties, and cultural holidays, to name a few.
- Sports and Recreation- Compete in inter- ship and intra-ship events like Basketball, Ping Pong, Swimming, bicycling, and Soccer.
- Health and Fitness- Achieve fitness goals by joining the DAMfit fitness program and nutritional advice under guidance of a crew physician.
- Spirituality- Weekly services with the religious professional brought onboard and faith based groups meet regularly.
- Financial- Funds transfer programs are available to assist with direct deposits in specified currency.
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Holland America President Honored by StreetWise Partners
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Holland America Line's president Orlando Ashford was named the 2017 StreetWise Champion at a 20th anniversary celebration breakfast earlier this week. During the event in New York City, Ashford was recognized for his commitment to working with ...
StreetWise Partners Honors Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford as the 2017 StreetWise Champion
Canada NewsWire (press release)
SEATTLE, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ -- Holland America Line's President Orlando Ashford was named the 2017 StreetWise Champion by StreetWise Partners at a 20th Anniversary Celebration breakfast Tuesday, March 28. During the event at The Metropolitan ...