Holland America Line, also known as HAL, is a cruise line that has been founded in 1873 as Netherlands-America Steamship Company. Initially its headquarter was located in Rotterdam, which presently changed to Seattle in United States. The company carried 4,00,000 passengers from old to new world during their initial 25 years. In 20th century, other ports in North America had been added. In 1895, they introduced first vacation cruise in spite of the transportation and shipping services. In 1989, they became parent company of Carnival Corp. In addition, HAL has operations in Westmark Hotel series located in Yukon and Alaska.