Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe Season Features New Routes and Homeports, Longer Cruises and More Northern Capitals
rotterdam navigates several new North Europe routes from the new port city of rotterdamZuiderdam is growing Iceland and Greenland routes, Bermuda Return
SEATTLE, December 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — For Holland America Line 2024 Europe seasonthe cruise line is adding several new itineraries that combine regions, increasing the number of voyages of 14 days or more and improving North Europe with new departure ports. From April to November, dozens of unique itineraries – ranging from seven to 35 days – will be offered on two of the line’s Pinnacle-class ships, Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam, as well as Oosterdam and Zuiderdam.
Holland America line add new North Europe and Mediterranean cruise itineraries and home ports for 2024.
Holland America Line’s four ships will cover the entire region on voyages designed for cultural immersion. Nine overnight ports and 33 late-night departure cities provide more time ashore as ships explore the BalticBritish Isles, Canary Islands, French and Spanish Riviera, IsraelMediterranean and North Europeincluding Iceland, Greenland and Norway.
Holland America Line European season 2024 is the biggest refresh we’ve done to the region in a long time, and we’re excited to offer new itineraries, more 14- and 21-day trips, different departure cities, and unique country combinations,” said Beth Bodensteiner, commercial director of Holland America Line. “We are also returning to the the Canary Islands and Bermudaand, of course, we are back in the Mediterranean, visiting everywhere from Spain to Turkey. Holland America Line The 2024 season is the most diverse we have ever offered and truly has an itinerary for everyone.”
As a limited-time early booking bonus, cruise passengers who book with “Have It All” also receive crew appreciation and upgrades to beverage and Wi-Fi packages.
Highlights of Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe cruise season include:
11 DEPARTURE CITIES INCLUDING ROTTERDAM: Amsterdam, Ijmuiden and Rotterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Boston, MA; Civitavecchia (Rome) and Trieste (Venice), Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
9 NIGHT PORTS: Barcelona; Civitavecchia and Marghera (Venice), Italy; Haifa, Israel; Istanbul, Turkey; Reykjavík; Piraeus (Athens) and Rhodos, Greece; and Valletta, Malta.
33 EVENING DEPARTURE CITIES (between 10 p.m. and midnight): Ålesund, Norway; Ashdod (Jerusalem) and Haifa, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split, Croatia; Kusadasi, Turkey; Las Palmas and santa cruz from Tenerife, Canary Islands; rods, Le Havre and Marseille, France; Liverpool, England; Civitavecchia (Rome), Marghera (Venice), Messina and Portofino Italy; Nanortalik (Ilivileq) and Paamiut (Frederikshåb), Greenland; Corfu, Mykonos, Nafplio, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece; Port Said (Cairo), Egypt; Tallinn, Estonia; Lerwick and Stornoway, Scotland; Halifax and Saint John, Canada; Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Barcelona and Valletta.
rotterdam amounts to North Europe in 2024 with a season offering several new routes. The ship returns to its namesake city with round-trip sailings from rotterdam:
New Statendam offers North Europe cruises to BalticBritish islands, Norway to the North Cape, and the Northern Islands of Scotland and Iceland. Itineraries range from seven to 14 days and sail round-trip from Copenhagenround trip from rotterdam or between Copenhagen and rotterdam.
In May, Zuiderdam sails a 14 days North Europe cruise that explores Norway, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmarkfollowed by a 21-day “Ultimate Viking Explorer” trip around Iceland, Greenland and Scotland, both round trip from Ijmuiden. Both itineraries can be combined to form a 35-day stay that includes 10 countries, 23 ports and is in a prime location for the summer solstice.
Zuiderdam sails from Ijmuiden to Boston in June on a 21-day “Viking Passage” cruise that includes exploring Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. This departure can be combined with “Ultimate Viking Explorer” from Zuiderdam to form a 42-day collector’s voyage with 21 unique ports and 26 stopovers in total.
THE CANARY ISLANDS
NieuwStatendam returns to the the Canary Islands on a 14-day cruise departing April 21th round trip from rotterdamalso including Madeira, Gibraltar and Spain.
Oosterdam will sail the entire 2024 European season in the Mediterranean on flexible round-trip cruises from Athensor between Barcelona, Trieste, Civitavecchia and Piraeus. Itineraries vary from seven to 14 days and cover the eastern and western Mediterranean, including Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France and Spain.
Nieuw Statendam sails on 14-day cruises between Civitavecchia and Piraeus, and round trip from Piraeus. The routes head towards the eastern Mediterranean, including Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. Nieuw Statendam also explores the Holy Land on a 14-day cruise in October that includes an overnight stay in Haifa.
The popular “Voyage des Vikings” returns in 2024 aboard Zuiderdam. Departure July 2035-day adventure sails round trip from Boston and stopovers in the ports of Maine, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, North Ireland and Norway. The itinerary is also offered in 17 and 18 day segments from Boston to rotterdam or of rotterdam to Boston.
New for 2024, Bermuda is back on two transatlantic routes Fort Lauderdale: Nieuw Statendam crosses in April with visits to Bermuda, FranceGuernsey and Belgium On the way to rotterdamwhile Zuiderdam visits Bermuda, Ireland, England, France and Belgium during a crossing in May to Ijmuiden.
In April, rotterdam and Oosterdam cross the Atlantic Ocean, departing Fort Lauderdale to rotterdam and Barcelona respectively.
In October and November Nieuw Statendam, rotterdam and Oosterdam return to Fort Lauderdale by Civitavecchia, rotterdam and Barcelonarespectively.
Many cruises can be extended to collectible voyages, which offer the ultimate in European exploration. By combining two seven-day itineraries, seven- and 14-day cruises or longer non-repeating voyages, these cleverly designed voyages of up to 42 days combine back-to-back sailings, allowing guests to visit more ports and spend more time to discover centuries of art, history and culture.
EARLY BOOKING BONUS “ANY EVERYTHING”
When a new cruise season opens and customers book with the “have it all“, for a limited time, they will receive additional benefits and upgrades to the existing Have It All plan. Have It All will upgrade to an Elite Beverage Plan and Premium Wi-Fi Plan, as well as Appreciation bonus, in addition to continuing to offer specialty restaurants and shore excursions.
For more information on Holland America Line, consult a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
About Holland America Line [a part of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America line explored the world for 150 years with expertly designed itineraries, extraordinary service and genuine connections to every destination. Providing an ideal mid-size 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 11 ships offer a diverse range of enriching activities and amenities focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills every evening at Music Walk, and restaurants feature exclusive selections from a culinary board of world-renowned chefs.
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