Holland America Line's EuropePosted on 08/02/2019
Holland America Line has over a 145 years of experience cruising Europe, and there’s nothing they love more than sharing their favorite places with their guests. They know where in the Baltic to find the best medieval Old Towns and how to arrange Shore Excursions that bring Mediterranean food and culture to life. It’s an unparalleled way to experience Europe, and only Holland America Line can show it you.
Beach-blessed rivieras, sunny Aegean islands, stunning northern capitals – Europe has so many ways to charm. Admire the pastel buildings of Ålesund, one of the very few Art Nouveau towns in the world. View the largest collection of French art outside of France at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Spend your day in Rome at a farm house in the Etruscan countryside learning how to create down-home Italian food. In Venice, explore a floating labyrinth of reflections, with mirror and glass sights practically everywhere and glorious Venetian architecture echoed throughout the canal waters.
There’s no place quite like the Continent, where you can relive some of history’s most pivotal moments and travel the modern crossroads of so many vibrant cultures. Take your taste buds on a tour from tapas in Valencia to reindeer steaks in Oslo to ink-dyed “black rice” squid on the shores of the Adriatic. Feel the brisk Arctic Ocean breeze high atop the thousand-foot cliffs of North Cape (Europe’s northernmost point), or head farther south to the fair winds of Gibraltar for a proper British afternoon tea in sight of Spain and Africa.
Window shop for Valentino, Hermès and Armani in the fashion stratosphere of Rome’s Via Condotti, or find a keepsake in the stores along historic Dubrovnik’s limestone-paved Stradun. So much has happened here — and so much good is yet to come. Immerse yourself in the many pleasures of the Continent and share in an adventure that’s still unfolding.
Make the most of each destination with Explorations Central™ (EXC™), where you can engage in local language lessons, expert-led talks and more. Explore the natural world with exclusive films and shows from BBC Earth, including Planet Earth II in Concert. Connect with other guests and discover new authors and stories in O’s Reading Room. Revel in thrilling evening entertainment at Lincoln Center State, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues Club.
It’s an exceptional way to see Europe.