HAL-Holland America's 2025 European voyages open for booking

   August 25, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

HAL-Holland America Line's 2025 European season is now open for booking, offering an array of diverse, destination-focused itineraries. This season brings more cruises over 10 days, increased sailings to Iceland, and a total of 62 overnight calls or late-night departures in leading European cities. Travelers can immerse themselves in the culture, history, and landscapes of the region.

In a significant development for 2025, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, serves as a homeport for Holland America Line, hosting ms Rotterdam and ms Nieuw Statendam on roundtrip voyages to Northern Europe and the Baltic. This season introduces new itineraries to trending destinations like the Holy Land region, Iberia, and Iceland. The highlight is the 28-day "Arctic Circle Crossing" Legendary Voyage, featuring calls in Greenland, Iceland, North Cape, and Scotland.

Beth Bodensteiner (HAL's CCO) emphasizes that Europe 2025 offers longer and diverse itineraries, from standard weeklong to monthlong vacations. The company has 10 European homeports/departure cities, including Rotterdam. Travelers seeking in-depth exploration will find tailored experiences, whether they're interested in beaches, history, architecture, fjords, castles, or cuisine.

From April to November, ms Oosterdam, ms Nieuw Statendam, and ms Rotterdam offer a full European season, with ms Zuiderdam sailing the popular 35-day "Voyage of the Vikings." The itineraries range from 7 to 42 days, prioritizing destination immersion across the Baltic, British Isles, Canary Islands, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe.

Key highlights of Holland America Line's 2025 Europe cruising season include:

  • 10 Departure Cities, including Rotterdam.
  • 11 Overnight Ports and 32 Late-Evening Departure Cities.
  • Northern Europe: Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam offer diverse Northern Europe itineraries, including the new "Arctic Circle Crossing" Legendary Voyage.
  • Mediterranean: Oosterdam sails the entire season in the Mediterranean, exploring both eastern and western regions.
  • Canary Islands: Nieuw Statendam visits the Canary Islands on a 14-day enchanting cruise.
  • Transatlantic: "Voyage of the Vikings" returns aboard Zuiderdam with various segments.

Collectors' Voyages are B2Bs/combined itineraries allowing tourists to spend more time in Europe.