Holland America Line is welcoming the 2010 Europe cruise season with its newest ship, the Signature-class ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
The new ship, along with fiver other mid-sized ships, ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam, ms Noordam and ms Westerdam, will sail 54 cruises and call at 142 ports from Norway to Turkey.
Seven-day Europe cruises begin at $1,399, 10-day cruises begin at $1,949 and 12-day cruises begin at $2,199. Beginning April 3, the ships will reach some of Europe’s sights, including 11 maiden calls.
Nieuw Amsterdam will make its debut when departing July 4 on a 10-day inaugural Collectors’ Voyage. The ship will then sail the 12-day Mediterranean Romance, Mediterranean Tapestry and Mediterranean Empires itineraries roundtrip to Venice, or between Barcelona, and Venice, and visit ports throughout Greece, Croatia, Turkey and Italy.
Guests can take advantage of new departures from Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Dover, London, featuring the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords and Northern Europe itineraries. Other roundtrip European homeports include: Civitavecchia, Rome and Venice, Barcelona, Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Copenhagen, Greenwich (London), and Amsterdam.