Holland America Line Unveils 2025 Europe Season

Holland America Line has opened bookings for the 2025 European season. Highlights include longer voyages, more sailings to Iceland and the Holy Land region, besides a combined 62 overnight calls or late-night departures.

New in 2025, Rotterdam, Netherlands, returns as a homeport, hosting Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam on roundtrip voyages to Northern Europe and the Baltic. A new 28-day “Arctic Circle CrossingLegendary Voyage showcases the backdrop of Greenland’s glaciers and wildlife with five calls in the country and visits to Iceland, North Cape and Scotland. The 14-Day “Arctic Circle Crossing: Edinburgh Evening Stay,” roundtrip from Rotterdam, will spend summer solstice at the North Cape with 24 hours of sunlight, along with five calls in Norway. The cruise also visits the Shetland Islands, England and Scotland, with a late-night departure from Edinburgh.

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.” The itinerary also is offered in 17- and 18-day segments from Boston to Rotterdam or from Rotterdam to Boston.

Highlights of Holland America Line’s 2025 Europe cruising season include 10 departure cities; 32 late-evening departure cities; and 11 overnight ports. Additionally, in 2025, the line is adding 10 roundtrip Dover itineraries aboard Nieuw Statendam ranging from 14 to 28 days.

Oosterdam will sail the entire 2025 Europe season in the Mediterranean on cruises from four homeports: Piraeus, Barcelona, Civitavecchia and Trieste. The itineraries range from seven to 14 days and cover the eastern and western Mediterranean, including Albania, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

Nieuw Statendam sails 14-day cruises between Barcelona and Civitavecchia and Piraeus, and roundtrip from Piraeus. The itineraries head to the eastern Mediterranean, including Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Malta, Montenegro and Greece. It will then explore the Holy Land in October on a 14-day cruise roundtrip from Piraeus, visiting Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Greece, with overnights at Haifa and RhodesNieuw Statendam also visits the Canary Islands on a 14-day “Canary Island Enchantment with Morocco & Portugal” cruise departing April 20, 2025, roundtrip from Rotterdam, also including ports in Morocco, Madeira, Portugal and England.

In April, Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam cross the Atlantic Ocean from Fort Lauderdale to Rotterdam; Oosterdam crosses from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona. In October and November Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Oosterdam sail to Fort Lauderdale via Civitavecchia, Rotterdam and Barcelona, respectively.

Many of the cruises can be extended into “Collectors’ Voyages” by combining two seven-day itineraries, a seven- and 14-day cruises or longer non-repeating voyages.

Tip: Guests booking 2025 Europe cruises with the “Have It All” package can enjoy a range of exclusive benefits. Additionally, Mariner Society loyalty members can enjoy up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom. Guests must book these cruises by November 15, 2023, to receive the “Exclusive Mariner Society Early Booking Bonus.”

For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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