Profile: Holland America Cruise Lines



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Holland America Line leads the cruise industry premium niche by offering virtually unlimited cruise and CruiseTour options that span the globe and satisfy every traveler's appetite for exploration. Over the course of the company's rich history as first a shipping and passenger line and subsequently a cruise line, Holland America Line's fleet has carried nearly 10 million passengers, either to new lives in the New World or to exotic locales for vacations of a lifetime. Holland America Line marked its 130th anniversary in 2003.

With 12 luxury ships sailing to more than 280 ports of call and all seven continents, and more ships and tours being added each year, Holland America Line's commitment to providing the best in cruise vacations is confirmed by awards and accolades from leaders in the tourism industry.

Employment - Welcome on board!

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. For over a century, we have extended hospitality and world-class service to nearly 10 million guests. We make it our goal to create an excellent work environment for all our staff. At Holland America Line, we know that it is our more than 5,000 employees who have made us the most profitable cruise line in the world. It is their effort, loyalty, dedication and talent that are vital to our success and our future.


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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