European Adventure Awaits

By Donna Duggan

Savour incredible views and relax in easy elegance onboard.
Savour incredible views and relax in easy elegance onboard.
Holland America Line has introduced new itineraries and departure ports for its 2024 Europe cruise season, and its newly released 2025 Europe season is even bigger.

Whether you’re cruising the Mediterranean or exploring Norway’s fjords, a voyage with Holland America Line will immerse you in unique and diverse cultures and reveal a world of stunning landscapes. For Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe season, it has added several exciting new itineraries and increased the number of voyages of 14 days’ duration or longer. Itineraries to Northern Europe have also been enhanced with new departure ports.

From April to November dozens of unique itineraries – ranging from seven to 35 days – are offered on two of the line’s Pinnacle Class ships, Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam, along with Oosterdam and Zuiderdam. The four Holland America Line ships will cover the entire region.

“Holland America Line’s 2024 European season is the biggest refresh we’ve done in the region in a long time, and we’re excited to feature new itineraries, more voyages that are 14 and 21 days, different departure cities and unique country combinations,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland America Line. “We’re also returning to the Canary Islands and Bermuda, and, of course, we’re back in the Med visiting everywhere from Spain to Turkey. Our 2024 season is the most diverse we’ve ever offered that truly has an itinerary for everyone.”

Explore everything from Norway’s spectacular coastline to its quaint villages with Holland America Line

New Reveal

Holland America Line has also recently revealed their 2025 European season with one of 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 – from Barcelona to Dubrovnik – it offers a vibrant way to experience Europe. “For Holland America Line, Europe 2025 is all about longer cruises, extended time in port and offering the most diverse range of itineraries from week-long vacations to month-long explorations,” said Bodensteiner. “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.”

New in 2025, the Netherlands city of Rotterdam returns as a homeport, hosting Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam on round-trip voyages to Northern Europe and the Baltic. The Northern Europe cruises mix quiet coastal villages with famed ports and overnights in cities such as Copenhagen, Reykjavík, and more. Itineraries for Nieuw Statendam range from 14 to 28 days and include a new Legendary Voyage, the 28-day ‘Arctic Circle Crossing’.

Rotterdam offers itineraries from 7-14 days with visits to Norway, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden.

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’. Spanning the entire region, cruises visit the Baltic, British Isles, French and Spanish rivieras, Israel, Mediterranean  and Northern Europe, including Iceland, Greenland and Norway.

Mediterranean Musings

Oosterdam will sail the entire 2025 Europe season in the Med on cruises from four homeports: Piraeus (Athens), Barcelona, Civitavecchia and Trieste, with itineraries ranging from 7-14 days.

Nieuw Statendam sails 14-day cruises between Barcelona and Civitavecchia and Piraeus, and roundtrips from Piraeus. The itineraries head to the eastern Med, including Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Malta, Montenegro and Greece. Nieuw Statendam also explores the Holy Land in October on a 14-day cruise round trip from Piraeus that visits Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Greece.

“Anyone looking to explore Europe in depth will be able to find a Holland America Line cruise tailored to their interests, whether it’s beaches, history, nature, architecture, fjords, castles or cuisine,” said Bodensteiner.


Immersive Experiences

Holland America Line’s shore excursions deepen the connection guests have with the places they visit and provide one-of-a-kind experiences.

From Rome’s Colosseum to Djúpivogur’s quiet fishing village, every day is filled with iconic landscapes and landmarks.

Get set to explore Europe with Holland America Line 


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