Holland America Line to offer new and longer Europe itineraries in 2024

Holland America Line to offer new and longer Europe itineraries in 2024

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HAL will offer itineraries from its homeport in Rotterdam and other European ports including Barcelona and Copenhagen, plus Boston and Fort Lauderdale in the US

Holland America Line (HAL) has revealed its new Europe itineraries for 2024, including 11 departure cities, nine overnight ports and 33 evening departure cities.

The brand’s itineraries will be between seven and 35 days long, available between April and November, and offered across its Pinnacle Class ships Nieuw Statendam, Oosterdam, Rotterdam and Zuiderdam.

HAL will offer departures from Amsterdam, Ijmuiden and Rotterdam in the Netherlands; Barcelona in Spain; Civitavecchia (Rome) and Trieste (Venice) in Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Boston and Fort Lauderdale in the US.

Overnight ports will allow guests more time to explore destinations including Barcelona; Civitavecchia and Marghera (Venice) in Italy; Haifa, Israel; Istanbul, Turkey; Reykjavik; Piraeus and Rhodes in Greece; and Valletta, Malta.

“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 feature new itineraries, more voyages that are 14 and 21 days, different departure cities and unique country combinations,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer at HAL.

HAL will offer several new Northern Europe itineraries in 2024 across its four ships such as Rotterdam’s seven- or 14-day cruise to Norway and Scotland, and Nieuw Statendam’s 21-day ‘Ultimate Viking Explorer’ roundtrip from Copenhagen, Denmark, calling at Norway, Scotland, Iceland and Greenland to retrace the route that the Vikings made across the region. Meanwhile, Zuiderdam will provide an extended version of the ‘Viking’ cruise in May with a 35-day trip that includes 10 countries and 23 ports and a transatlantic option from Boston in July.

“We’re also returning to the Canary Islands and Bermuda, and, of course, we’re back in the Med visiting everywhere from Spain to Turkey,” said Bodensteiner.

Cruises to the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean will also be available onboard NieuwStatendam and Oosterdam with up to 14-day-long itineraries. For example, Oosterdam will cover the eastern and western Mediterranean calling at destinations in Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.

HAL’s transatlantic voyages will begin in April from Fort Lauderdale with Nieuw Statendam visiting Bermuda, France, Guernsey and Belgium, and Rotterdam and Oosterdam travelling to Rotterdam and Barcelona. The three ships will then sail back in October via Civitavecchia, Rotterdam and Barcelona.

Guests can also opt for ‘Collectors’ Voyages’ to combine either two seven-day itineraries, a seven- and 14-day cruise or longer non-repeating voyages.

Bodensteiner added: “Holland America Line’s 2024 season is the most diverse we’ve ever offered that truly has an itinerary for everyone.”

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
22 December 2022

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