Traveling & Staying Healthy

A Safer Way To Cruise And Travel — Updated March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Guest Protocols


Additional Steps We're Taking To Enhance Public Health

Enhanced Environmental

Public areas and staterooms will be thoroughly and more frequently cleaned using a safe disinfectant proven to kill coronaviruses.

Medical Care

Our highly-trained medical staff includes doctors and nurses capable of caring for a broad range of medical conditions, including dealing with COVID-19 patients. Medical centers will be equipped with COVID appropriate testing and treatment capabilities. All team members will be required to wear Holland America Line-approved face masks.


Ships will feature enhanced air filtration with upgraded HVAC systems. These systems will be designed to replace air within public spaces and staterooms every five to six minutes. HEPA filters will be used in key areas, such as medical centers and dedicated isolation rooms, as a further safeguard

Stay Healthy While Cruising

Here are the healthy travel habits recommended by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control — be sure to practice them on your next Holland America Line cruise!

Stay Healthy While Cruising Infographic (PDF)

Health and Safety Awards

We’re proud of our commitment to health and safety. Thousands have named our state-of-the-art medical facilities “the best.” Our accessibility also wins readers’ choice year after year. Leave your worries behind with our exceptional care and award-winning facilities.


 Cabin Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

 What happens if a guest or crew member tests positive for COVID-19 during a voyage?

 How will you ensure guests don’t sail sick or bring sickness on board?

 In situations where social distancing is difficult (embarkation, disembarkation, muster, dining, theater), what will the experience be like?

 Will everyone be required to wear masks?