Holland America Line (HAL)

Holland America Line was founded in 1873 as the Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (Dutch-American Steamship Company), in short Holland-Amerika Lijn, a shipping and passenger line, that during the first 25 years carried over 400,000 people from Europe to the Americas. Though transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue, in 1895 HAL offered its first vacation cruise, which led to new and new ports of call, but most of its ship were still used for mail and cargo up until the Second World War. During the WW2, HAL had their 25 ships convertedto be able to carry supplies and troops. Only nine remained at war’s end and that marked the end of carrying goods and the beginning of an era of carrying passengers.

 

It ceased operating as a Dutch line in 1989, when it was purchased by Carnival Corporation for 1.2 billion guilders (€530 million) and headquartered in Seattle in the United States. All HAL ships have a dark blue hull with white superstructure, with the company’s logo featured prominently on the functional smoke stacks.

 

Due to the history of the cruise line as keeping their traditions and roots, their average passenger age is considered one of the oldest if not the oldest of all cruise lines, which leads to many jokes between crew members.

Official website: www.hollandamerica.com
Founded on: 1873

Company Category: Premium
Conglomerate: Carnival Corporation
Official Language: English
Sails to: Worldwide
Ship’s Flag: Netherlands
Average age of PAX: 65

Offers free wifi: No
Offers single cabins: Officers only
Allows visible tattoos: No
Allows different hairstyles: No
Provides STCW on board: Yes
Provides Airline Tickets: Yes
Provides Hotel accommodations: Yes
Requires the Marlin’s Test? Yes, with minimum of 70%

HOW TO APPLY:

 

As most of other cruise lines, if you wish to apply for this company you can do it by applying straight to the company on their website or doing the selection process thought a recruitment agency.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

Previous cruise ship experience not needed, but preferred. All positions require advanced to fluent english, with high standards of service and good qualifications.

 CURRENT FLEET:

Maasdam

Maasdam - Veendam

Veendam

Maasdam - Veendam

Zaandam

rotterdam - volendam - zaandam - amsterdam

Volendam

rotterdam - volendam - zaandam - amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam - Eurodam

Eurodam

Nieuw Amsterdam - Eurodam

Zuiderdam

zuiderdam - oosterdam - westerdam - noordam

Oosterdam

zuiderdam - oosterdam - westerdam - noordam

Westerdam

zuiderdam - oosterdam - westerdam - noordam

Noordam

zuiderdam - oosterdam - westerdam - noordam

Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam - Koningsdam - ryndam

Koningsdam

Nieuw Statendam - Koningsdam - ryndam

Ryndam

Nieuw Statendam - Koningsdam - ryndam

COMPANY RATINGS:

Below you have access to the company ratings, according to actual and past crew members of the company on various aspects, ranging from time of permanence, desire to continue working in the company and scores for services provided. Are you working for this company or have you worked on this company before? You can fill this company survey by clicking here!

How long have you been working for this company?

First Contract 1 / 1

100%

2-4 Contracts 0 / 1

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4-10 Contracts 0 / 1

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Over 10 Contracts 0 / 1

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How did you got hired?

Applied straight with the company 0 / 1

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Applied through an Agency 1 / 1

100%

Job Fair / Cast Audition 0 / 1

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Concessionaire (Shopping, SPA, etc) 0 / 1

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Do you see yourself doing more contracts in this company?

Yes 0 / 1

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No 0 / 1

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Only if promoted 1 / 1

100%

How's the food at the Mess?

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How's the accommodations? (Your cabin)

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How are the activities for crew? (Crew Parties, Thematic Food, Shore Excursions, Discounts on board, Sportive events, etc.)

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How fast is the on board wifi?

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How often crew have the opportunity to change department? (By cross-training or internal hiring)

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How often people get promoted? (Within the same department)

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Does the company provide all the trainings on board? (STCW, SCC, Crowd Control, PSCBR, etc.)

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Does the company provide Flight tickets during the first contract?

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Does the company provide a Hotel prior joining a ship?

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Would you recommend other people to apply for this company?

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