Holland America Line
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|Founded||1873 (as Netherlands-America Steamship Company)|
|Successor||Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Unie|
|Headquarters||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Parent||Carnival Corporation & plc|
Holland America Line was founded in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and from 1873 to 1989, it operated as a Dutch shipping line, a passenger line, a cargo line and a cruise line operating primarily between the Netherlands and North America. As part of the company's legacy, it was directly involved in the transport of many hundreds of thousands of emigrants from the Netherlands to North America.