Posted on 09/25/2019
Whether you long to explore the legendary castles and fjords of Northern Europe or relax on divine Riviera beaches, Holland America Line brings your dreams to life. They have 145 years of experience cruising Europe, and there’s nothing they love more than sharing their favorite places with their guests. They know where in the Baltic to find the best medieval Old Towns, which northern isles offer the most dramatic scenery and when to pause in a voyage across the Atlantic to take in the volcanic wonders and lush gardens of archipelagos. Holland America Line knows which Aegean ports deserve to be an extended stay and how to arrange Shore Excursions that bring Mediterranean food and culture to life.
Many destinations shine brightly at night, so Holland America Line offers overnight stays in 11 popular European ports, such as Barcelona, Dublin, Venice and St. Petersburg. And in 2020, they are adding Lisbon, Portugal to the list as well as a return to Istanbul, Turkey with seven sailings that feature overnight stays in city.
The past mixes and mingles with the present as you move from one unforgettable experience to another. Wander medieval northern castles and colorful fjord towns. Find Mediterranean ruins that blur the lines between history and myth. Watch as magical islands approach on a relaxing voyage across the Atlantic. New tastes, sights and sensations greet you daily and the discoveries aren’t limited to shore.
With Holland America Line, family friendly discoveries across Europe are closer than ever before, with engaging activities, destination-focused programming and thrilling entertainment that provides the ultimate family adventure. Immerse yourself in the fascinating past and breathtaking natural beauty of Northern Europe or explore the Mediterranean’s seaside cities before sitting down together for an unforgettable meal.
And the taste of Europe continues on board. You can explore the great cuisines of Europe — from A Taste of Librije, inspired by the Michelin-starred cuisine of Culinary Council® member Jonny Boer, and the authentic Italian fare at Canaletto to the French seafood classics of Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Dutch delicacies and Belgian beers at the Grand Dutch Cafe. Or you can even learn to make light-as-air potato gnocchi at a live cooking show.
It’s an unparalleled way to experience Europe, and only Holland America Line can show it you.