World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society declare Holland America Line the ‘Best Overall Cruise Value’


For the twentieth year in a row Holland America Line have been awarded the title of Best Overall Cruise Value, as part of the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society publication’s 2012 Best Cruise Value Awards.

Alongside this coveted award, Holland America Line also received recognition in the categories of High-Deluxe, 5-Star-Plus, and Large Ships.

“To win this award continuously for two decades is an incredible achievement for Holland America Line and a testament to the hard work and dedication we put into providing the finest cruise experience to our guests…We are honored that such an esteemed group of travelers recognize our commitment, and we will continue to invest in developing our product and brand.”

— Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs.

About the World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society:

The World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society was founded in 1980 and represents the oldest cruise organisation today. It is made up of thousands of dedicated cruise-lovers, who usually take two cruises on average each year. Each year, the society undertakes a review of all cruise lines to look for excellence and high levels of customer service among the various cruise lines. The results are published within the society’s monthly publication, Ocean & Cruise News. Importantly, the society is completely impartial and unbiased as it is not owned by any cruise company. Here is what the society had to say about Holland America Line in a recent issue of Ocean & Cruise News:

“One of the main reasons Holland America Line continues to capture our yearly honor for the best overall value in cruises is that it puts forth an extra effort to offer a number of features that other cruise lines believe are not necessary or too costly to provide….Passengers not only benefit from the convenience and enjoyment of extra features, but they also do not have to incur any additional cost. As a result, its passengers receive extraordinary value for the money they spend.”

Potential holidaymakers can be assured that the magazine is reputable, being the most heavily quoted and referenced of any cruise publication. If you are looking for informed and balanced views about what cruises are best for you, Ocean & Cruise News is a good place to start.

About Holland America Line:

Holland America Line has nearly 139 years in the cruise industry. Today it has a fleet of 15 modern cruise ships which undertake over 500 different cruises. These sail to a fantastic range of locations, including 415 ports across 98 countries.

There are plenty of different itineraries on offer to suit any passenger need, whether you are looking for a one to one hundred and ten day trip, and holidaymakers can visit all seven continents of the world!

Holland America Line are pushing harder and renovating for even more excellence and luxury on its cruises. Through the Signature of Excellence® commitment, the line has introduced a wide variety of new facilities and public spaces onboard its ships.

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