Holland America Unveils 2024 Europe Routes | Popgen Tech
In 2024, Holland America Line will deploy four ships on what it says will be its most diverse European season ever, with more voyages of 14 days or longer, more Northern European departure ports and more.
The company will offer its guests itineraries covering Europe aboard Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Oosterdam and Zuiderdam from April to November.
In total, the ships will sail from 11 ports of call including 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; as well as 33 late-night departure cities.
“Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe is the biggest refresh we’ve done in the region in a long time, and we’re excited to offer new itineraries, more itineraries that are 14 and 21 days, different departure cities and unique country combinations,” said Holland America Line Chief Commercial Officer Beth Bodensteiner.
“We also return to the Canary Islands and Bermuda, and of course we are back in the Medikus, visiting everywhere from Spain to Turkey. Holland America Line’s 2024 season is the most diverse we’ve ever offered, truly having an itinerary for everyone.”
Here are just a few of the highlights:
Rotterdam will return to Northern Europe with a portfolio of routes from the Dutch city of the same name.
New Rotterdam itineraries include seven-day cruises to Norway, Sweden and Denmark; seven or 14 day cruises after 14 day voyages to England, Scotland, Ireland and Belgium; and 14-day cruises to Norway, Scotland and Iceland.
From Rotterdam it offers new seven-day sailings to Norway, Sweden and Denmark, new seven-day to 14-day itineraries to Norway and Scotland, new 14-day sailings to England, Scotland, Ireland and Belgium, new 14-day sailings. to Norway, Scotland and Iceland.
Rotterdam will also sail seven-day Norwegian Fjords itineraries, 14-day cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and Northern Cape, and 14-day Baltic voyages to Norway, Denmark, Germany, Finland and Sweden.
Nieuw Statendam will operate seven- to 14-day Northern Europe cruises to the Baltic Sea, British Isles, Norway to the Northern Cape and the Northern Isles of Scotland and Iceland on routes between Copenhagen and Rotterdam or round trips from the two cities.
New itineraries include seven-day sailings between Copenhagen and Reykjavik, an 11-day sailing and Copenhagen to Reykjavik, and a 21-day “Ultimate Viking Explorer” from Copenhagen with calls at 13 ports.
In May, Zuiderdam will embark on a 14-day Northern Europe itinerary visiting the ports of Norway, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, followed by a 21-day “Ultimate Viking Explorer” that will take in Iceland, Greenland and Scotland ferry, both of which operate round trip from Ijmuiden. The two itineraries can be combined to create a 35-day trip.
In June, the ship will sail from Ijmuiden to Boston on a 21-day “Viking Passage” voyage, which can be combined with the “Ultimate Viking Explorer” to create a 42-day “Collectors’ Voyage” voyage.
Nieuw Statendam will return to the Canary Islands routes on 21 April with a return route from Rotterdam.
Oosterdam will spend the European season in the Mediterranean on cruises ranging from seven to 14 days round trip from Athens or between Barcelona, Trieste, Civitavecchia and Piraeus.
Nieuw Statendam will offer 14-day cruises between Civitavecchia and Piraeus, and round trips from Piraeus. It will also visit the Holy Land in October on a 14-day sailing with an overnight stop at Haifa.
The 35-day “Voyage of the Vikings” itinerary will be reviewed aboard Zuiderdam, which departs Boston return on July 20. The journey can be split into segments of 17 and 18 days from Boston to Rotterdam or from Rotterdam to Boston.
“New for 2024, Bermuda is back on two transatlantic routes from Fort Lauderdale: Nieuw Statendam cruises in April with visits to Bermuda, France, Guernsey and Belgium en route to Rotterdam, while Zuiderdam Bermuda, Ireland, England, France and Belgium on a May visit. crossing to Ijmuide,” said Holland America.
As an incentive for early bookers, a limited number of guests booking with the Have It all package will receive extra upgrades and amenities.
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