Suing Holland America Cruise Lines

Holland America was founded in 1873 and is a British owned cruise line. Today it is part of the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and is headquartered in the Seattle Washington far from Carnival’s Miami base of operations.

Currently, Holland America operates 15 ships to seven continents and is expected to carry nearly 1 million passengers in 2015. Its ships are very distinct due to their dark blue hulls with white superstructures. The Holland logo is always featured prominently the ship’s smoke stacks.

Filing a Claim Against Holland America Cruise Lines

Passengers injured aboard a Holland America ship are required to file their claims in Washington State in Federal Court within one year of the date of the incident. This can often pose an enormous financial burden on injured passengers-forcing them to travel to Washington State to litigate their claims

According to Holland’s passenger contract (ticket) all claims have to be resolved in Arbitration rather than a jury trial (if the amount in controversy is less than $75,000). If however the claim exceeds $75,000 then the injured passenger must file the claim in Federal Court.

(g) ALL CLAIMS OR DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY ASPECT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN US AND NOT SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION SHALL BE LITIGATED, IF AT ALL, IN AND BEFORE THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE, OR, AS TO THOSE LAWSUITS AS TO WHICH THE FEDERAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES LACK SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION, IN THE COURTS OF KING COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON, U.S.A., TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER COURTS.

If you have been injured aboard a Holland America ship, we urge you to contact an experienced maritime accident attorney immediately. We offer Holland America passengers a free initial consultation to evaluate their potential claims. Call us today: 1-866-597-4529 or email [email protected] to speak to one of our experienced lawyers today.

Holland America Cruise Ship Fleet

Currently the Holland fleet is categorized into the following classes:

Statendam (S class):

  • MS Statendam
  • MS Maasdam
  • MS Ryndam
  • MS Veendam

Rotterdam class (R class)

  • MS Rotterdam
  • Celebrity Equinox
  • MS Volendam
  • MS Zaandam
  • MS Amsterdam

Vista class (V class)

  • MS Zuiderdam
  • MS Zuiderdam
  • MS Westerdam
  • MS Noordam
  • MS Eurodam
  • MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  • MS Prinsendam

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