Holland America Line

With 140 years of experience, Holland America Line is recognized as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry’s premium segment. Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 350 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe, and Panama Canal.

As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Through the Ship-to-Shelter program, Holland America Line collects valuable and reusable goods from ships for donation to charities serving people in need. And on February 4, 2013 Holland America Line announced an exciting new onboard philanthropic program called “On Deck for a Cause™.” This noncompetitive 5K fundraising walk is held on every sailing and benefits six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, and United Kingdom – the primary countries where our guests are from as well as our international homeports. Whether it’s donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and its employees share time and resources to make a difference. Over the course of the company’s long history Holland America Line has carried more than 11 million passengers from Europe to the New World and to vacation destinations across the globe. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.


Our hotel department manages the stateroom accommodations, restaurants, and entertainment. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our front desk and administration to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing gracious and personalized service.

Galley/Food Production The Holland America Line Culinary Council® is an innovative team of top-name chefs from around the world assembled to guide and enhance all aspects of the shipboard culinary experience. The Culinary Council enriches Holland America Line’s culinary initiatives and present signature recipes to be featured in all dining venues on all 15 cruise ships.The Council’s expertise and guidance enhance every aspect of the Holland America Line industry-leading shipboard dining experience, from the Lido Restaurant breakfast buffet to the dinner menu of the Pinnacle Grill and everything in between.

Restaurant/Buffet We invite our guests to dine “As You Wish®”. Sie können an einem Abend italienische Küche wählen und am nächsten ein perfekt gegrilltes Porterhouse-Steak. Our guest may take their places in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following their desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style our guests prefer.

Bar Each of our vessels has numerous beverage outlets onboard and we are always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidates.

Housekeeping The housekeeping department ensures that all staterooms, passenger areas and crew areas are clean and fresh. The onboard laundry services also fall under this department.

Administration A wide variety of roles and tasks make up this section; immigration administration, passenger billing, crew travel, financial administration, revenue reporting, crew administration, compliance, crew welfare, learning and development, crew welfare and many more.

Shore Excursions Holland America Line offers a wide variety of shore excursions in all the ports of call. The Shore Excursions team focusses on sales, logistics and passenger inquiries.

Entertainment Operating under the cruise director, the entertainment staff manages the onboard music, theater and entertainment. Entertainment positions include Cast, Guest Entertainers, Technicians, Musicians, Clergy, Cruise Director, Youth Staff, Guest Speakers and much more. Our crew of talented individuals creates once in a lifetime experiences for our guests.

Life onboard

With as many as 70 nationalities represented onboard our ships, Holland America Line offers an unparalleled opportunity for you to be immersed in a truly unique, global workplace.  You won’t gain just work experience, you’ll gain life experience. It isn’t all work and no play when working onboard the beautiful ships of HAL. Holland America Line is committed to provide a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives. Our Personal Excellence Program (PEP) provides a shipboard environment which empowers crew and officers to grow and thrive in every dimension of their personal lives. The PEP is built on seven dimensions of personal well-being:

  • Personal Development Books, DVDs, and Computer Training Courses are available 24/7
  • Community Donating blood, beach cleaning – a few of the ways our crew members give back to the community
  • Entertainment There are many activities to enjoy such as shore excursions, crew parties, cultural holidays etc.
  • Sports and Recreation Compete in inter-ship & intra-ship events like Basketball, Ping Pong, Swimming, bicycling, Soccer
  • Health and Fitness Achieve fitness by joining DAMfit fitness program & nutritional advice under guidance of a crew physician
  • Spirituality Weekly services with the religious professional brought onboard and faith based groups meet regularly
  • Financial Funds transfer programs are available to assist with direct deposits in specified currency

Your career is the best investment you can make. And whether you’re just getting started or you want to take your skills to the next level, you may need some extra tools and resources along the way. That’s why Holland America Line is proud to present HAL University to help meet your goals. HAL University equips our leaders with the skills necessary to succeed in their roles and to elevate teams to even higher levels of performance. Investments in professional growth can pay huge dividends in the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of our entire shipboard operation.
Our mission is to offer learning opportunities to a diverse population of adult learners, enabling each person to obtain practical knowledge and skills at Holland America Line. We want each person to grow and advance in their careers – being the best they can be at what they do.

So, use the next, big opportunity and speak directly and in person with the HR representative on the 12. Cruise Job & Hotel Career Lounge in Frankfurt, Germany on June 21st 2018 – register now and get your free entry ticket!

If that got you interest, a career on board is waiting for you – apply with our partner Connect, and take part in our next Recruiting event – free registration on this page, further information or direct application please follow this page: www.connectjobs.de

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