On deck with Holland America Line as it celebrates its 150th anniversary in Rotterdam

Here’s where Holland America will sail to during its 2025 Europe season

SEATTLE — Holland America Line has opened bookings for its 2025 Europe season, featuring an increase in cruisesover 10 days, more sailings to Iceland and a combined 62 overnight calls or late-night departures.

New in 2025, Rotterdam, the Netherlands returns as a homeport for the cruise line, hosting Rotterdam and Nieuw Statendam on roundtrip voyages to Northern Europe and the Baltic. Holland America also features more itineraries to the Holy Land region, Iberia and Iceland, plus a new 28-day ‘Arctic Circle Crossing’ Legendary Voyage will showcase Greenland’s glaciers and wildlife with five calls in the country and visits to Iceland, North Cape and Scotland. 

From April to November, Oosterdam will join Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam for a full season in Europe, while Zuiderdam will sail the popular 35-day ‘Voyage of the Vikings.’  The port-intensive itineraries range from seven to 42 days and span the entire region, visiting the Baltic, British Isles, Canary Islands, French and Spanish rivieras, Israel, Mediterranean and Northern Europe, including Iceland, Greenland and Norway.

“For Holland America Line, Europe 2025 is all about longer cruises, extended time in port and offering the most diverse range of itineraries from weeklong vacations to monthlong explorations,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer of Holland America Line. “We have 10 departure cities this season, and we are excited to be back homeporting in Rotterdam with two ships, deepening our connection to our founding city. Anyone looking to explore Europe in-depth will be able to find a Holland America Line cruise tailored to their interests, whether it’s beach, history, nature, architecture, fjords, castles or cuisine.”

Highlights of the 2025 Europe cruise season include:

  • 10 departure cities: These include 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.
  • Overnight ports: There will be 11 in total, including Alexandria, Egypt; Barcelona; Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel; Istanbul, Turkey; Newhaven (Edinburgh), Scotland; Reykjavik; Piraeus and Rhodes, Greece; Stockholm, Sweden; Trieste; and Valletta, Malta.
  • Late-evening departure cities: There will be 32 in total, departing between 10 p.m. and midnight, including 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.


Rotterdam returns to Northern Europe in 2025, cruising out of its namesake city with roundtrip sailings from Rotterdam:

  • 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
  • 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, passage through the Arctic Circle to the North Cape; scenic cruising through Iceland’s fjords; and four maiden calls in Greenland; Ittoqqortoomiit, 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 five calls in Norway. It also visits the Shetland Islands, England and Scotland, with a late-night departure from Edinburgh.


  • 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, including 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) that visits Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Greece, with overnights at Haifa and Rhodes.


  • The popular ‘Voyage of the Vikings’ returns in 2025 aboard Zuiderdam. Departing July 19, the 35-day adventure sails roundtrip from Boston and 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 Fort Lauderdale to Rotterdam; Oosterdam crosses from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona.
  • In October and November Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Oosterdam sail to Fort Lauderdale via Civitavecchia, Rotterdam and Barcelona, respectively.


Many of the cruises can be extended into Collectors’ Voyages, which offer the ultimate European exploration. By combining two seven-day itineraries, a seven- and 14-day cruises 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.


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 US$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 when these cruises open for sale. Guests must book these cruises by Nov. 15, 2023, to receive the Exclusive Mariner Society Early Booking Bonus.

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