Holland America Line Ships by Age — Newest to Oldest

Holland America Line ships by age

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Holland America Line’s cruise ships stand out in the cruising world for its refined fleet that merges traditional nautical elegance with modern amenities.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE SHIPS BY SIZE 2

As of 2024, Holland America Line operates a modest fleet consisting of eleven ships, most of which were constructed in the early to mid-2000s.

Holland America Line Ships Listed by Age

The table below shows the ship’s name, class, age, gross registered tonnage, and how many guests it carries at double occupancy.

ShipClassYear LaunchedTonnagePassenger Count
ms RotterdamPinnacle202199,8632,668
ms Nieuw StatendamPinnacle201899,8632,666
ms KoningsdamPinnacle201699,8632,650
ms Nieuw AmsterdamSignature201086,2732,106
ms EurodamSignature200886,2732,104
ms NoordamVista200682,8971,972
ms WesterdamVista200482,8621,968
ms OosterdamVista200382,8202,024
ms ZuiderdamVista200282,8201,970
ms ZaandamRotterdam200061,3961,432
ms VolendamRotterdam199961,2141,432

Holland America Line’s fleet includes ships like the MS Rotterdam and its sister ship, the MS Nieuw Statendam, boasting a gross tonnage of 99,863. These ships balance grandeur and comfort, offering ample space for various venues and amenities while maintaining a cozier atmosphere compared to most of the industry’s larger vessels. 

Holland America Line typically attracts a mature demographic, with many passengers being retirees or adults over 50 who appreciate the line’s classic cruising experience and its Mariner Club.

In this article, we’ve compiled an overview of all ships in the Holland America Line fleet, organized from newest to oldest, along with some key features.

ms Rotterdam

Holland America's Rotterdam in Half moon cay
Holland America’s Rotterdam on the coast of Half Moon Cay
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Gross Tonnage:99,863
Entered Service:2021
Year Refurbished:N/A
Passenger Count:2,668 at double occupancy
Crew:1,025

The MS Rotterdam is the flagship of the Holland America Line and the latest in the Rotterdam Class, having taken its maiden voyage in 2021. 

Key Features: Rudi’s Sel De Mer, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Tamarind Asian Restaurant, BBC Earth in Concert, Rolling Stone Rock Room, Nami Sushi, Club HAL Kids’ Clubs, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and Pinnacle Grill Steakhouse

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ms Nieuw Statendam

Aerial view of Holland America's Nieuw Statendam
Aerial view of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam (Photo courtesy of Holland America Line)
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Gross Tonnage:99,863
Entered Service:2018
Year Refurbished:N/A
Passenger Count:2,666 at double occupancy
Crew:1,025

Key Features: Rudi’s Sel De Mer, Club HAL Kids’ Clubs, Nami Sushi, Rolling Stone Rock Room, Pinnacle Grill steakhouse, BBC Earth in Concert, Canaletto Italian restaurant, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, and B.B. King’s Blues Club

ms Koningsdam

Holland America's Koningsdam in San Diego, California
Holland America’s Koningsdam in San Diego, California (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:99,863
Entered Service:2016
Year Refurbished:2018
Passenger Count:2,650 at double occupancy
Crew:1,036

Koningsdam is the largest ship ever built by Holland America Line. Two other vessels followed in its class.

Key Features: Rolling Stone Rock Room, Rudi’s Sel De Mer, BBC Earth in Concert, New York Pizza, Nami Sushi, Club HAL Kids’ Clubs, Canaletto Italian restaurant, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Pinnacle Grill restaurant, and Lincoln Center Stage music venue

ms Nieuw Amsterdam

 Amsterdam docked in Vancouver, Canada
Nieuw Amsterdam docked in Vancouver, Canada (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:86,273
Entered Service:2010
Year Refurbished:2023
Passenger Count:2,106 at double occupancy
Crew:929

The Signature Class, consisting of the MS Eurodam and MS Nieuw Amsterdam, and the Vista Class — MS Oosterdam, MS Westerdam, Zuiderdam, and Noordam — are vital links between past and present.

Key Features: EXC Port to Table programming, Morimoto at Sea, BBC Earth in Concert, Club HAL kids’ clubs, New York Pizza, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Canaletto Italian restaurant, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Pinnacle Grill steakhouse, and Billboard Onboard piano lounge

ms Eurodam

Exterior view of Holland America's Eurodam in San Juan
Exterior view of Holland America’s Eurodam in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:86,273
Entered Service:2008
Year Refurbished:2018
Passenger Count:2,104 at double occupancy
Crew:929

Key Features: B.B. King’s Blues Club, Pinnacle Grill Steakhouse, EXC Port to Table programming, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Nami Sushi, Club HAL kids’ clubs, Billboard Onboard piano lounge, Rudi’s Sel De Mer, and Tamarind Asian restaurant

ms Noordam

Aerial view of Holland America's Noordam
Aerial view of Holland America’s Noordam (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:82,897
Entered Service:2006
Year Refurbished:2019
Passenger Count:1,972 at double occupancy
Crew:820

Key Features: Explorations Café, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Pinnacle Grill steakhouse, Lincoln Center Stage music venue, BBC Earth in Concert, Canaletto Italian restaurant, Club HAL kids’ clubs, and Billboard Onboard piano lounge

ms Westerdam

Exterior view of Holland America's Westerdam with the Alaska's glacier as the background
Exterior view of Holland America’s Westerdam with Alaska’s glacier as the background (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:82,862
Entered Service:2004
Year Refurbished:2017
Passenger Count:1,968 at double occupancy
Crew:817

Key Features: Canaletto Italian Restaurant, B.B. King’s Blues Club, EXC Port to Table programming, BBC Earth in Concert, Tamarind Asian restaurant, Club HAL kids’ clubs, Lincoln Center Stage Music Venue, and Pinnacle Grill Steakhouse

ms Oosterdam

holland america oosterdam alaska glacier
Oosterdam in Alaska (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:82,820
Entered Service:2003
Year Refurbished:2018
Passenger Count:2,024 at double occupancy
Crew:817

Key Features: High Score! family game room, Dive-in poolside grill, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Canaletto Italian Restaurant, BBC Earth in Concert, Pinnacle Grill Steakhouse, Billboard Onboard Piano Lounge, and Club HAL kids’ clubs

ms Zuiderdam

Holland America's Zuiderdam in San Diego
Holland America’s Zuiderdam in San Diego (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:82,820
Entered Service:2002
Year Refurbished:2017
Passenger Count:1,970 at double occupancy
Crew:817

Key Features: Tamarind Asian restaurant, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, BBC Earth in Concert, Canaletto Italian restaurant, Lincoln Center Stage music venue, Pinnacle Grill steakhouse, Club HAL kids’ clubs, and Billboard Onboard piano lounge

ms Zaandam

Exterior view of Zaandam docked in Juneau, Alaska
Zaandam docked in Juneau, Alaska (Photo courtesy of Holland America)
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Gross Tonnage:61,396
Entered Service:2,000
Year Refurbished:2017
Passenger Count:1,432 at double occupancy
Crew:647

The MS Volendam and MS Zaandam are veteran vessels within the fleet, boasting distinctive themes and artwork. They are smaller and cozier compared to their newer counterparts.

Key Features: BBC Earth in Concert, Pinnacle Grill Steakhouse, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Canaletto Italian Restaurant, EXC Port to Table programming, and Explorations Café

ms Volendam

Exterior view of Holland America's Volendam
Exterior view of Holland America’s Volendam (Photo courtesy of Holland America Line)
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Gross Tonnage:61,214
Entered Service:1999
Year Refurbished:2019
Passenger Count:1,432 at double occupancy
Crew:647

Key Features: BBC Earth in Concert, Pinnacle Grill Steakhouse, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Canaletto Italian restaurant, EXC Port to Table programming, and Explorations Café

READ MORE: Holland America Line Ships by Size

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