Posted by: cruise2 | 14 December, 2009

Holland America Line Announces Europe and Alaska Cruises for Summer 2011

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Holland America Line


Holland America Line is announcing its Europe and Alaska cruise schedule for summer 2011, which increases sailings from the  Dover, England and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Europe cruises
In 2011 Holland America Line will feature seven ships cruising the Mediterranean, Baltic and Northern Europe from Civitavecchia (Rome), Venice, Barcelona, Dover (London), Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Athens and Amsterdam. Both Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam will sail the Mediterranean all season. Nieuw Amsterdam, which debuts on July 4, 2010, will offer 12-day sailings while Noordam will feature seven- and 10-day cruises.

Ryndam will sail a series of Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises ranging from seven to 21 days. Rotterdam will also sail Northern Europe and Mediterranean itineraries of seven to 12 days, including some that feature the Black Sea and the Holy Land.  Rotterdam will also sail two nine-day historic transatlantic cruises mid-season.

Eurodam begins her 2011 season with two seven-day Mediterranean sailings and then offers ten- and 12-day cruises in the Baltic. Both the  Prinsendam and Maasdam will also feature Europe cruises, Maasdam again sailing her traditional transatlantic roundtrip itinerary from Boston that visits Greenland and Iceland.

Many of the above cruises can be combined into Collectors’ Voyages ranging from 17 to 39 days. Holland America will begin accepting 2011 Europe cruise bookings late January 2010.

Alaska Cruises
Holland America’s 2011 Alaska season will feature a total of 50 cruises from Seattle.  Amsterdam will again sail 14-day Alaskan Adventurer cruises roundtrip from Seattle – a new itinerary that debuts in summer 2010. Westerdam and Oosterdam will also sail roundtrip from Seattle on Saturdays and Sundays, offering seven-day roundtrip cruises of the Inside Passage.

 Volendam and  Zuiderdam will sail roundtrip from Vancouver, offering a total of 38 cruises.  Zaandam will also sail one roundtrip cruise from Vancouver in addition to her main itinerary of seven-day, one-way cruises between Vancouver and Seward.  ms Statendam joins  Zaandam in featuring this itinerary, each sailing 18 cruises through the Inside Passage and Alaskan Gulf.

Many of the cruises are highlighted by scenic cruising of tidewater glaciers in either Glacier Bay National Park or Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay. Holland America will begin taking 2011 Alaska cruise bookings in April, 2010.

For additional information, call The Cruise People  1-800-268-6523.

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