Jobs with Holland America Line

Holland America Line has been in business for over 136 years. Since its inception, the company has become known for offering luxury cruise experiences to its guests, with spacious vessels, five-star dining, and an impressive list of activities.

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HAL has a large fleet of ships sailing to ports in the following parts of the globe:

  • Alaska
  • Amazon
  • Antarctica
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Panama Canal
  • South America

Holland America Ships

Holland America Line has the following ships in its fleet:

  1. ms Amsterdam
  2. ms Eurodam
  3. ms Maasdam
  4. ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  5. ms Noordam
  6. ms Oosterdam
  7. ms Prinsemdam
  8. ms Rotterdam
  9. ms Rynedam
  10. ms Statendam
  11. ms Veendam
  12. ms Volendam
  13. ms Westerdam
  14. ms Zaandam
  15. ms Zuiderdam
  16. Koningsdam (Coming in 2016)

What is a Holland America's cruise all about? See for yourself in this video:


Guests on board a Holland America cruise have a lot to look forward to. A variety of daily activities and amenities are available, including the following:

  • Art tours
  • Culinary arts center (cooking classes and wine tasting)
  • Fitness center
  • Guest lecturers
  • Internet stations
  • Jig saw puzzle tables
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Yoga classes

Special activities for children aged 3-17 are also offered. Youngsters can participate in programs supervised by full-time staff. Age-appropriate activities are planned for children aged 3-7, 8-12 and 13-17. Culinary workshops are also offered for children, allowing them to learn cooking techniques, how to work in the kitchen safely and how to follow a recipe properly.

Holland America and Weddings

Couples who want to get married can choose to have their ceremony on board one of HAL's ships or at a destination of their choice. Holland America offers the services of a wedding coordinator to look after the details, and all wedding packages include the following:

  • Ceremony
  • Flowers
  • Cake
  • Champagne
  • Photo album
  • Keepsake wedding certificate

Bridal couples can also add on other services if they wish, such as a photographer, music, and a reception. Spa appointments can also be added.

Working for Holland America

Holland America Line welcomes thousands of people on board their fleet of vessels every day. This company hires people for approximately 1,000 job titles within the company. Here are some examples of the departments that have openings regularly, and some specific job titles:

Shipboard Positions

  • 2nd Executive Chef
  • Art Directors and Art Associates
  • Casino
  • Chef de Partie
  • Deck and Engine Officers
  • Entertainment Department
  • Gift Shop
  • Nurses
  • Photography
  • Physicians
  • Salon/Spa
  • Port and Shopping Ambassadors
  • Public Health Traveling Trainer

Land-Based Positions

  • Busperson
  • Cook
  • Desk Clerk
  • Dishwasher
  • Lead Desk Clerk
  • Lead Windows Systems Administrator
  • Library Supervisor
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • Oracle BI Senior Developer
  • Personal Cruise Consultant
  • Pier Agent
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Sales Coach
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Supervisor, Consumer Programs
  • Technical Operations Manager
  • Windows Systems Administrator

In addition to its cruise ship operations, Holland America runs land-based tours in Alaska during the summer months. Find out about Alaska tourism jobs as well as all Holland America Line activities as as member of CruiseJobFinder.


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