Holland America’s Ships In Australia
To get out there and join the fun, move around, communicate your wishes.What is it you dream of in a vacation? Warm tropical breezes?
Time artfully spent browsing museums and galleries? Thechance to encounter wildlife orview natural wonders up close?
Start packing. These dreamsand more can become yourown reality, thanks to a level ofservice and commitment that has prompted the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazineto recognizeHolland America Line as having the “Best Overall Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers.”
experience, we offer the followingsensory enhancements:
Infrared systems/Assistive Listening
Devices (ALDs) in showrooms
Window-Eyes computer software in
the Explorations Café that lets you
navigate the web as you listen
Downloadable daily activities,
news and menus for laptops with
In your stateroom: With advance
notice, any stateroom on board can
be fitted with special accessories such
as TTY/TDD machines, amplified
phones and visual/tactile alert for
door knocker, phone and alarm clock
With one month’s notice, large
print or Braille menus describing
the inspired cuisine offered across
a myriad of venues, from the
elegant Dining Room to the casual
Wide wraparound Promenade Deck,
spacious public rooms and larger
staterooms help create an accessible
environment for our guests with
limited mobility. Plus:
– Wide-entry doors
– Roll-in showers with grab
bars, benches and hand-held
– Lowered closet and towel rods
Modified accessible staterooms
– Shower-only bathrooms with
low thresholds into bathroom
Additional grab bars in
Available during embarkation and
disembarkation (If you require
regular use of a wheelchair, you may
bring your own or rent one from an
and have it delivered
to your ship.)
For more detailed information, please visit the Accessible Cruising
section of our website at hollandamerica.com.
There’s so much to see and do ashore,and our Shore Excursion Manager will be happy to help you select
tours that are specifically suited to you. Similarly, our Guest RelationsManager can help coordinate any special assistance you might need
getting on and off the ship.
Tendered ports of call
At certain ports of call where there are no pier facilities, tenderboats are used to transport guests from the ship to shore — seas permitting.
* Our innovative lift system makes it possible for gueststo move directly on and off these tenders while remaining in their wheelchairs.
* For a complete list of tendered ports of call, please visit the Accessible Cruising section of hollandamerica.com.
Lift systems are available on all Holland America Line ships with the exception of the ms Prinsendam and ms Zaandam