Holland America Boasts Biggest Europe Season Ever in 2009

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Holland America Line will deploy six ships in Europe in 2009, visiting 166 ports, which include 16 maiden calls, on 70 different cruises. "North Americans are realizing that a cruise is the most cost-effective way to experience Europe,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America.

Cruises will range from 10 to 50 days in length and will feature maiden calls including Hendaye (Biarritz), France; Oostende (Brugge), Belgium; Kiel, Germany; Scrabster, Scotland, United Kingdom; Kristiansund, Norway; Vaasa, Finland; Foynes, Ireland; Greencastle, Northern Ireland; Portland, England, United Kingdom; Santa Margherita, Italy; Bat’umi, Georgia; Victoria (Rabat), Gozo, Malta; Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom; Djúpivogur, Iceland; Palau, Sardinia, Italy; and Trapani, Sicily, Italy. 

Cruise fares for the line's 2009 European sailings start at $1,699 per person. Visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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