Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe Season Introduces New Itineraries and Homeports, Longer Cruises and More Northern Capitals | Popgen Tech
Rotterdam sails several new Northern Europe routes from new home port city of RotterdamZuiderdam is expanding Iceland and Greenland routes, Bermuda yields
SEATTLE, December 20, 2022 /CNW/ — For Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe season, the cruise line adds several new itineraries that combine regions, increasing and improving the number of voyages of 14 days or longer 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 add new Northern Europe and Mediterranean cruise routes and home ports 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 offer more time ashore while the ships the Baltic SeaBritish Isles, Canary Islands, French and Spanish Rivieras, IsraelMediterranean Sea and Northern Europeinclusive 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 offer 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 are also returning to the Canary Islands and Bermudaand, of course, we are back in the Med visiting everywhere from Spain on Turkey. Holland The of America Line The 2024 season is the most diverse we’ve ever offered, truly having an itinerary for everyone.”
As a limited-time early booking bonus, cruisers booking with “All In” also receive crew appreciation and upgrades to the beverage and Wi-Fi packages.
Highlights of Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe cruise season include:
INCLUDING 11 DEPARTURES ROTTERDAM: Amsterdam, Ijmuiden and Rotterdam, 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 DEPARTURES (between 22:00 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 return to Northern Europe in 2024 with a season offering several new routes. The ship returns to its namesake city with round-trip sailings from Rotterdam:
Nieuw Statendam offers Northern Europe cruises to the Baltic SeaBritish Isles, Norway as far as the Northern Cape, and the Northern Islands of Scotland and Iceland. The itineraries vary from seven to 14 days and depart from Copenhagenback and forth from Rotterdam or between Copenhagen and Rotterdam.
In May, Zuiderdam sails a 14-day Northern Europe cruise that explores Norway, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmarkfollowed by a 21-day “Ultimate Viking Explorer” trip around Iceland, Greenland and Scotland, both round trip from Ijmuiden. The two itineraries can be combined to form a 35-day stay that includes 10 countries, 23 ports and is in prime location for the Summer Solstice.
Zuiderdam sails from Ijmuiden 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 back and forth from Rotterdamalso including Madeira, Gibraltar and Spain.
Oosterdam will sail the entire 2024 European season in the Mediterranean on flexible sailings, convenient round trips from Athensor 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 round trips from Piraeus. The routes go to the eastern Med, incl 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 stay Haifa.
The popular “Voyage of the Vikings” returns in 2024 aboard Zuiderdam. Departure July 20the 35-day adventure sails back and forth from Boston and call in ports Maine, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Norway. The itinerary is also offered in 17- and 18-day segments from Boston on Rotterdam or surname Rotterdam on Boston.
New for 2024, Bermuda is back on two transatlantic routes from Fort Lauderdale: Nieuw Statendam cruises in April with visits Bermuda, FranceGuernsey and Belgium on the way to Rotterdamwhile Zuiderdam visits Bermuda, Ireland, England, France and Belgium on a May crossing to Ijmuiden.
In April, Rotterdam and Oosterdam crosses the Atlantic Ocean, departs 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 Barcelonarespectively.
Many of the cruises can be expanded into Collectors’ Voyages, offering the ultimate European exploration. Combining two seven-day itineraries, a seven-day cruise and 14-day or longer non-repeat voyages, these artfully crafted voyages of up to 42 days combine back-to-back sailings, allowing guests to visit more ports and spend extra time discovering centuries of art, history and culture.
‘HAVE IT ALL’ EARLY BOOKING BONUS
When a new cruise season begins and guests book with the “Have It All” premium package, they will receive extra perks and upgrades to the existing Have It All package for a limited time. Have It All will include upgrades to an Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi Package, as well as pre-paid crew appreciation as a bonus, in addition to the continuation of special dining and shore excursions.
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Holland America line exploring the world for 150 years with expertly crafted routes, exceptional service and genuine connections to every destination. Its fleet offers an ideal mid-size ship experience and visits nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the world, sharing the excitement of Alaska for 75 years – longer than any other vessel. Holland The of America Line 11 vessels feature a diverse array of enriching activities and amenities focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. The best live music by the sea fills Music Walk every night, and dining options feature exclusive selections from a Culinary Council of world-renowned chefs.
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