Highlights: 62 overnight or late-night
departures, two ships homeport out of Rotterdam, Summer Solstice in North Cape, new
28-day Legendary Voyage explores Greenland, Iceland and the Arctic Circle
SEATTLE, Aug. 24,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's 2025 European season is open
for booking, and travelers will be able to broaden their horizons
like never before on the most diverse, destination-focused
itineraries in the industry. With an increase in cruises over 10
days, more sailings to Iceland and
a combined 62 overnight calls or late-night departures in leading
European cities, Holland America Line is enticing travelers to
become immersed in the culture, history and landscapes of the
New in 2025, Rotterdam, the
Netherlands, returns as a homeport for Holland America Line,
hosting Rotterdam and Nieuw
Statendam on roundtrip voyages to Northern Europe and the Baltic. The cruise line also features more
itineraries to trending hot spots like the Holy Land region, Iberia
and Iceland. A new 28-day "Arctic
Circle Crossing" Legendary Voyage showcases the pristine backdrop
of Greenland's glaciers and
wildlife with five calls in the country and visits to Iceland, North Cape and Scotland.
"For Holland America Line, Europe 2025 is all about longer cruises,
extended time in port and offering the most diverse range of
itineraries from weeklong vacations to monthlong explorations,"
said Beth Bodensteiner, chief
commercial officer of Holland America Line. "We have 10 departure
cities this season, and we are excited to be back homeporting in
Rotterdam with two ships,
deepening our connection to our founding city. Anyone looking to
explore Europe in-depth will be
able to find a Holland America Line cruise tailored to their
interests, whether it's beach, history, nature, architecture,
fjords, castles or cuisine."
From April to November, Oosterdam joins Nieuw
Statendam and Rotterdam for a full season in Europe, while Zuiderdam sails the popular
35-day "Voyage of the Vikings." The port-intensive
itineraries range from seven to 42 days and are designed for
destination immersion. Spanning the entire region, cruises visit
the Baltic, British Isles, Canary
Islands, French and Spanish rivieras, Israel, Mediterranean and Northern Europe, including Iceland, Greenland and Norway.
Highlights of Holland America Line's 2025 Europe cruising season
10 Departure Cities, Including Rotterdam: Rotterdam and Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Boston, Massachusetts; Civitavecchia
(Rome) and Trieste (Venice), Italy; Dover
(London), England; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Reykjavik,
Iceland; and Fort Lauderdale,
New in 2025, Holland America Line is adding 10 roundtrip
Dover itineraries aboard Nieuw
Statendam ranging from 14 to 28 days, offering a convenient
embarkation homeport for British guests.
11 Overnight Ports: Alexandria, Egypt; Barcelona; Haifa (Tel
Aviv), Israel; Istanbul, Turkey; Newhaven (Edinburgh), Scotland; Reykjavik; Piraeus (Athens) and Rhodes, Greece; Stockholm,
Sweden; Trieste (Venice); and
32 Late-Evening Departure Cities (between 10 p.m. and midnight): Alesund,
Norway; Ashdod (Jerusalem) and Haifa (Tel
Aviv), Israel; Barcelona and Malaga, Spain; Belfast,
Northern Ireland; Cannes,
France; Civitavecchia (Rome), Portoferraio, Portofino and
Trieste (Venice), Italy; Dubrovnik and Korcula, Croatia; Dún Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland; Funchal, Madeira; Gibraltar, UK; Greenock (Glasgow) and South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland; Kotor, Montenegro; Kusadasi, Turkey; Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada; Lisbon; Liverpool and Portland (Weymouth), England; Kerkira (Corfu) and Mykonos,
Greece; Port Said (Cairo), Egypt; Reykjavik; St.
John's, Newfoundland, Canada; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta; and Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany.
- Rotterdam returns to
Northern Europe in 2025 cruising
out of its namesake city with roundtrip sailings from Rotterdam:
- Seven-day Norway and
Denmark; Norwegian Fjords
- Seven- or 14-day Norway and
- Seven-day between Rotterdam
and Reykjavik to Norway and Iceland
- 14-day Norway, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden
- 14-day Norway Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland and Sweden
- Nieuw Statendam offers Northern
Europe cruises to the Baltic, British Isles, Norway up to the North Cape, and the Northern
Isles of Scotland and Iceland. The itineraries range from 14 to 28
days and sail roundtrip from Rotterdam.
- NEW Legendary Voyage: A 28-day "Arctic Circle Crossing"
departs June 29, roundtrip from
Rotterdam. The cruise features 15
ports in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and England; passage through the Arctic Circle to
the North Cape; scenic cruising through Iceland's fjords; and four maiden calls in
Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Nuuk.
- 14-Day "Arctic Circle Crossing: Edinburgh Evening Stay" is
roundtrip from Rotterdam.
Highlights of the cruise include spending Summer Solstice at the
North Cape with 24 hours of sunlight, along with a total of five
calls in Norway. The cruise also
visits the Shetland Islands, England and Scotland, with a late-night departure from
- Oosterdam will sail the entire 2025 Europe season in the
Mediterranean on cruises from four homeports: Piraeus (Athens), Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Trieste
(Venice). The itineraries range from seven- to 14-days and
cover the eastern and western Mediterranean, including Albania, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta,
Montenegro, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.
- Nieuw Statendam sails 14-day cruises between Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) and Piraeus (Athens), and roundtrip from Piraeus. The
itineraries head to the eastern Med, including Italy, Egypt,
Turkey, Croatia, Malta, Montenegro and Greece.
- Nieuw Statendam explores the Holy Land in October on a 14-day
cruise roundtrip from Piraeus (Athens) that visits Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Greece, with overnights at Haifa and Rhodes.
- Nieuw Statendam visits the Canary Islands on a 14-day Canary
Island Enchantment with Morocco
& Portugal cruise departing
April 20, 2025, roundtrip from
Rotterdam, also including ports in
Morocco, Madeira, Portugal and England.
- The popular "Voyage of the Vikings" returns in 2025 aboard
Zuiderdam. Departing July 19, the
35-day adventure sails roundtrip from Boston and calls at ports in Maine, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the
Northern Ireland and Norway. The itinerary also is offered in 17-
and 18-day segments from Boston to
Rotterdam or from Rotterdam to Boston.
- In April, Rotterdam and Nieuw
Statendam cross the Atlantic Ocean from Fort Lauderdale to Rotterdam; Oosterdam crosses from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona.
- In October and November Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Oosterdam sail to Fort Lauderdale via Civitavecchia,
Rotterdam and Barcelona, respectively.
Collectors' Voyages Combine Non-Repeating
Many of the cruises can be extended into
Collectors' Voyages, which offer the ultimate European exploration.
By combining two seven-day itineraries, a seven- and 14-day cruises
or longer non-repeating voyages, these artfully crafted journeys up
to 42 days combine back-to-back sailings, enabling guests to visit
more ports and spend extra time discovering centuries of art,
history and culture.
Have It All Early Booking Bonus
For a limited time,
when guests book 2025 Europe cruises with the Have It All premium
package, the standard package amenities of shore excursions,
specialty dining, a Signature Beverage Package and Surf Wi-Fi are
included — plus the added perk of free prepaid Crew Appreciation,
along with free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium
Beginning Have It All fares for Europe 2025 sailings range from $1,449 to $8,749
per person, double occupancy, depending on length and destination.
Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
Guests also can take advantage of Holland America Line's
Exclusive Mariner Society Early Booking Bonus. Mariner Society
loyalty members can enjoy up to $400
onboard credit per stateroom when these cruises open for sale.
Guests must book these cruises by Nov. 15,
2023, to receive the Exclusive Mariner Society Early Booking
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About Holland America Line
Holland America Line, part of Carnival Corporation and
plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL and NYSE:CUK), has been exploring the world for
150 years with expertly crafted itineraries, extraordinary service
and genuine connections to each destination. Offering an ideal
mid-sized ship experience, its fleet visits nearly 400 ports in 114
countries around the world and has shared the thrill of
Alaska for 75 years — longer than
any other cruise line. Holland America
Line's 11 vessels feature a diverse range of enriching
activities and amenities focused on destination immersion and
personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills each evening
at Music Walk, and dining venues feature exclusive selections from
a Culinary Council of world-famous chefs.
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