Holland America’s 2025 Europe Season Focuses on Longer and More Immersive Itineraries

Holland America's 2025 Europe Season focuses on longer and more immersive itineraries spanning the entire region.

Holland America's 2025 Europe Season Focuses on Longer and More Immersive Itineraries

Holland America Line’s 2025 Europe Season Focuses on Longer Cruises, Immersive Iceland and More Overnight Stays

62 overnight or late-night departures, two ships homeport out of Rotterdam, Summer Solstice in North Cape, new 28-day Legendary Voyage

Holland America’s 2025 Europe season is open for booking. Travelers will be able to broaden their horizons like never before on the most diverse, destination-focused itineraries in the industry. With an increase in cruises over 10 days, more sailings to Iceland, and a combined 62 overnight calls or late-night departures in leading European cities, Holland America Line is enticing travelers to become immersed in the culture, history, and landscapes of the region.

New in 2025, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, returns as a homeport for Holland America Line. The city will host Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam on roundtrip voyages to Northern Europe and the Baltic. The cruise line also features more itineraries to trending hot spots like the Holy Land region, Iberia, and Iceland.

Holland America's 2025 Europe Season Focuses on Longer and More Immersive Itineraries

Oosterdam joins Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam for a full season in Europe. Zuiderdam sails the popular 35-day “Voyage of the Vikings.” The port-intensive itineraries range from seven to 42 days and are designed for destination immersion. Spanning the entire region, cruises visit the Baltic, British Isles, Canary Islands, French and Spanish rivieras, Israel, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe, including Iceland, Greenland, and Norway.

Highlights of Holland America’s 2025 Europe Cruise Season

  • 10 Departure Cities: Rotterdam and Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Boston, Massachusetts; Civitavecchia (Rome) and Trieste (Venice), Italy; Dover (London), England; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • New in 2025, Holland America Line is adding 10 roundtrip Dover itineraries aboard Nieuw Statendam. These range from 14 to 28 days, offering a convenient embarkation homeport for British guests. 
  • 11 Overnight Ports: Alexandria, Egypt; Barcelona; Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel; Istanbul, Turkey; Newhaven (Edinburgh), Scotland; Reykjavik; Piraeus (Athens) and Rhodes, Greece; Stockholm, Sweden; Trieste (Venice); and Valletta, Malta.
  • 32 Late-Evening Departure Cities (between 10 p.m. and midnight): Alesund, Norway; Ashdod (Jerusalem) and Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel; Barcelona and Malaga, Spain; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cannes, France; Civitavecchia (Rome), Portoferraio, Portofino and Trieste (Venice), Italy; Dubrovnik and Korcula, Croatia; Dún Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland; Funchal, Madeira; Gibraltar, UK; Greenock (Glasgow) and South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland; Kotor, Montenegro; Kusadasi, Turkey; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Lisbon; Liverpool and Portland (Weymouth), England; Kerkira (Corfu) and Mykonos, Greece; Port Said (Cairo), Egypt; Reykjavik; St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta; and Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany.

Northern Europe Itineraries:

  • Rotterdam returns to Northern Europe in 2025 cruising out of its namesake city with roundtrip sailings from Rotterdam. These include Seven-day Norway and Denmark, Norwegian Fjords; Seven- or 14-day Norway and Scotland; Seven-day between Rotterdam and Reykjavik to Norway and Iceland; 14-day Norway, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden; and 14-day Norway Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland and Sweden
  • Nieuw Statendam offers Northern Europe cruises to the Baltic, British Isles, Norway up to the North Cape, and the Northern Isles of Scotland and Iceland. The itineraries range from 14 to 28 days and sail roundtrip from Rotterdam.
  • NEW Legendary Voyage: A 28-day “Arctic Circle Crossing” departs June 29, roundtrip from Rotterdam. The cruise features 15 ports in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland. and England. It also features a passage through the Arctic Circle to the North Cape and scenic cruising through Iceland’s fjords. Not to mention, four maiden calls in Greenland: Ittoqqortoormiit, Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Nuuk.
  • 14-Day “Arctic Circle Crossing: Edinburgh Evening Stay” is roundtrip from Rotterdam. Highlights of the cruise include spending Summer Solstice at the North Cape with 24 hours of sunlight, along with a total of five calls in Norway. The cruise also visits the Shetland Islands, England and Scotland, with a late-night departure from Edinburgh.
Holland America's 2025 Europe Season Focuses on Longer and More Immersive Itineraries

Mediterranean Itineraries:

  • Oosterdam will sail the entire 2025 Europe season in the Mediterranean on cruises from four homeports: Piraeus (Athens), Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Trieste (Venice). The itineraries range from seven- to 14-days and cover the eastern and western Mediterranean. They include visits to Albania, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.
  • Nieuw Statendam sails 14-day cruises between Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) and Piraeus (Athens), and roundtrip from Piraeus. The itineraries head to the eastern Med, including Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Malta, Montenegro, and Greece.
  • Nieuw Statendam explores the Holy Land in October on a 14-day cruise roundtrip from Piraeus (Athens). This itinerary visits Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, and Greece, with overnights at Haifa and Rhodes.

Canary Islands Itineraries:

Nieuw Statendam visits the Canary Islands on a 14-day Canary Island Enchantment with Morocco & Portugal cruise. Departing April 20, 2025, roundtrip from Rotterdam, this itinerary include ports in Morocco; Madeira, Portugal; and England.

Transatlantic Itineraries:

  • The popular “Voyage of the Vikings” returns in 2025 aboard Zuiderdam. Departing July 19, the 35-day adventure sails roundtrip from Boston. It calls at ports in Maine, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Norway. The itinerary also is offered in 17- and 18-day segments from Boston to Rotterdam or from Rotterdam to Boston.
  • In April, Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam cross the Atlantic Ocean from Ft. Lauderdale to Rotterdam; Oosterdam crosses from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona.
  • In October and November Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, and Oosterdam sail to Ft. Lauderdale via Civitavecchia, Rotterdam, and Barcelona, respectively.

Collectors’ Voyages Combine Non-Repeating Itineraries:

Many of these cruises can be extended into Collectors’ Voyages, which offer the ultimate European exploration. By combining two seven-day itineraries, a seven- and 14-day cruise, or longer non-repeating voyages, these artfully crafted journeys up to 42 days combine back-to-back sailings, enabling guests to visit more ports and spend extra time discovering centuries of art, history, and culture.

Have It All Early Booking Bonus

For a limited time, when guests book 2025 Europe cruises with the Have It All premium package, the standard package amenities of shore excursions, specialty dining, a Signature Beverage Package, and Surf Wi-Fi are included. Plus, the added perk of free prepaid Crew Appreciation, along with free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi.

Beginning Have It All fares for Europe 2025 sailings range from $1,449 to $8,749 per person, double occupancy, depending on length and destination. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.  

Guests also can take advantage of Holland America Line’s Exclusive Mariner Society Early Booking Bonus. Mariner Society loyalty members can enjoy up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom. Guests must book these cruises by Nov. 15, 2023, to receive the Exclusive Mariner Society Early Booking Bonus.


Are you excited to hear that Holland America’s 2025 Europe Season focuses on longer and more immersive itineraries? Do you plan to book any of these sailings? Drop us an anchor below to share what you love about cruising with Holland America Line.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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