sails several new Northern Europe
itineraries from new homeport city of Rotterdam, Zuiderdam expands Iceland and Greenland routes, Bermuda returns
SEATTLE, Dec. 20,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- For Holland America Line's 2024
Europe season, the cruise line is
adding several new itineraries that combine regions, increasing the
number of voyages of 14 days or longer and enhancing Northern 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,
along with Oosterdam and Zuiderdam.
Holland America Line adds new Northern Europe and Mediterranean cruise
itineraries and homeports for 2024.
The four Holland America Line 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 while
the ships explore the Baltic,
British Isles, Canary Islands, French and Spanish rivieras,
Israel, Mediterranean and
Northern Europe, including
Iceland, Greenland and Norway.
"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. Holland America Line's 2024 season is the most diverse
we've ever offered that truly has an itinerary for everyone."
As a limited-time early booking bonus, cruisers who book with
"Have It All" also receive crew appreciation, and upgrades to the
beverage and Wi-Fi packages.
Highlights of Holland America Line's 2024 Europe cruising season
11 DEPARTURE CITIES INCLUDING ROTTERDAM: Amsterdam, Ijmuiden and
Rotterdam, the Netherlands;
Barcelona, Spain; Boston, Massachusetts; Civitavecchia
(Rome) and Trieste (Venice), Italy; Copenhagen,
Denmark; Piraeus (Athens),
Greece; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
9 OVERNIGHT PORTS: Barcelona; Civitavecchia and Marghera
(Venice), Italy; Haifa, Israel; Istanbul, Turkey; Reykjavik; Piraeus (Athens) and Rhodes, Greece; and Valletta, Malta.
33 EVENING DEPATURE CITIES (between 10
p.m. and midnight): Alesund, Norway; Ashdod (Jerusalem) and Haifa, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split,
Croatia; Kusadasi, Turkey; Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands;
Cannes, Le Havre and
Marseille, France; Liverpool, England; Civitavecchia
(Rome), Marghera (Venice),
Messina and Portofino Italy;
Nanortalik (Ilivileq) and Paamiut (Frederikshåb), Greenland; Corfu, Mykonos, Náfplion, Rhodes
and Santorini, Greece; Port Said
(Cairo), Egypt; Tallinn,
Estonia; Lerwick and
Stornoway, Scotland; Halifax and St.
John's, Canada; Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany; Barcelona and Valletta.
- Rotterdam returns to
Northern Europe in 2024 with a
season offering several new itineraries. The ship returns to its
namesake city with sailings roundtrip from Rotterdam:
- New seven-day cruises to Norway, Sweden and Denmark
- New seven- or 14-day itineraries to Norway and Scotland
- New 14-day cruises to England,
Scotland, Ireland and Belgium
- New 14-day itinerary to Norway, Scotland and Iceland
- Seven-day Norwegian Fjords
- 14-day cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and North Cape
- 14-day Baltic to Norway, Denmark, Germany, 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 seven to
14 days and sail roundtrip from Copenhagen, roundtrip from Rotterdam or between Copenhagen and Rotterdam.
- New in 2024 are seven-day cruises between Copenhagen and Reykjavik with calls in Norway or Scotland and Iceland.
- A new 11-day cruise from Copenhagen to Reykjavik includes visits to Norway, Iceland and Greenland, while the 10-day return from
Reykjavik to Copenhagen explores Iceland, Scotland and Norway.
- An "Ultimate Viking Explorer" 21-day journey roundtrip from
Copenhagen heads to 13 ports in
Norway, Scotland, Iceland and Greenland, retracing the route that the
Vikings once made across the region.
- In May, Zuiderdam sails a 14-day Northern Europe cruise that explores
Norway, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, followed by a 21-day "Ultimate Viking
Explorer" journey around Iceland,
Greenland and Scotland, both roundtrip from Ijmuiden. The
two itineraries can be combined to form a 35-day sojourn that
includes 10 countries, 23 ports and is in a prime locale for the
- Zuiderdam sails from Ijmuiden to Boston in June on a 21-day "Viking Passage"
cruise that includes exploration of Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. This departure can be combined with
Zuiderdam's "Ultimate Viking Explorer" to form a 42-day Collectors'
Voyage with 21 unique ports and 26 total calls.
- NieuwStatendam returns to the Canary Islands on a 14-day cruise
departing April 21 roundtrip from
Rotterdam, also including Madeira,
Gibraltar and Spain.
- Oosterdam will sail the entire 2024 Europe season in the
Mediterranean on flexible cruises conveniently roundtrip from
Athens, or between Barcelona, Trieste, Civitavecchia and Piraeus.
The itineraries range 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 14-day cruises between Civitavecchia and
Piraeus, and roundtrip from Piraeus. The itineraries head to the
eastern Med, 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 at
- The popular "Voyage of the Vikings" returns in 2024 aboard
Zuiderdam. Departing July 20, the
35-day adventure sails roundtrip from Boston and calls at ports in Maine, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Northern
Ireland and Norway. The
itinerary also is offered in 17- and 18-day segments from
Boston to Rotterdam or from Rotterdam to Boston.
- New for 2024, Bermuda is back
on two transatlantic itineraries from Fort Lauderdale: Nieuw Statendam crosses in
April with visits to Bermuda,
France, Guernsey and Belgium en route to Rotterdam, while Zuiderdam visits Bermuda, Ireland, England, France and Belgium on a May crossing to Ijmuiden.
- In April, Rotterdam and
Oosterdam cross the Atlantic Ocean, departing Fort Lauderdale for Rotterdam and Barcelona respectively.
- In October and November Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Oosterdam make their way back to
Fort Lauderdale via Civitavecchia,
Rotterdam and Barcelona, respectively.
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
'HAVE IT ALL' EARLY BOOKING BONUS
When a new cruise season opens and guests book with the "Have It
All" premium package, for a limited time they'll receive extra
perks and upgrades to the existing Have It All package. Have It All
will upgrade to an Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi
Package, as well as include prepaid crew appreciation as a bonus,
in addition to continuing to feature specialty dining and shore
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About Holland America Line [a part of Carnival Corporation
and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line 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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