For many travelers, a cruise to Europe is a dream come true. The once-in-a-lifetime journey is filled with ports that overflow with history, culture, architectural marvels, glorious scenery and cuisine that makes the taste buds sing.
But with so much to see and do, sometimes a week or two just isn’t enough. Holland America Line’s Collectors’ Voyages solve the problem of “so much to do, so little time” by combining back-to-back non-repeating itineraries to form one longer, in-depth exploration.
In Northern Europe, experience more of the charm, history and stunning beauty of Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands on a Collectors’ Voyage. Discover the delights of Scandinavia, Russia, Scotland and England and enjoy extra time to explore in Copenhagen, St. Petersburg and Oslo on select itineraries.
Copenhagen, top, St. Petersburg and Geirangerfjord are featured ports on Rotterdam’s Collectors’ Voyage.
In June 2015, ms Rotterdam sails roundtrip from the Port of Rotterdam to Norway and the Baltic. Explore these two diverse regions on a 21-day Baltic an Norwegian Fjords Collectors’ Voyage that includes calls at Eidfjord, Alesund, Bergen and Geirangerfjord, Norway; as well as Copenhagen and Arhus, Denmark; Warnemunde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Stockholm, Sweden. Guests will enjoy overnight calls at St. Petersburg and Stockholm.
Tunis, left, and Barcelona can both be visited on Eurodam’s Collectors’ Voyage.
Travelers looking to combine two totally different experiences can combine a Northern Europe cruise and the Mediterranean to take in Russian onion domes and Spanish flamenco en route to/from Barcelona. In April 2015, Eurodam sails a 31-Day Mediterranean and Baltic Discovery Collectors’ Voyage from Barcelona to Copenhagen that calls at ports in Tunisia, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal, England, France, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Sweden and Finland.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a fantastic walled city that can be explored on Zuiderdam’s Collectors’ Voyage.
The Mediterranean offers an abundance of exciting ports where sunshine reigns supreme, but most itineraries cover either the eastern or western Med. However, in May 2015 Zuiderdam sails a 33-Day Best of the Mediterranean Collectors’ Voyage itinerary that spans the entire region. The ship makes 26 calls in Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Tunisia, Malta, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro and Turkey, with overnights at Barcelona and Venice.
On Prinsendam’s Collectors’ Voyage, guests visit diverse ports such as (clockwise from left) Dublin, Ireland; Tromso, Norway; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Brussels, Belgium.
Or be among the lucky few to choose a Collectors’ Voyage and cruise aboard Holland America Line’s most intimate ship, ms Prinsendam, as it explores the remote treasures and favorite ports of Northern Europe and the Arctic Circle. The ship sails a 28-Day Celtic and North Cape Explorer Collectors’ Voyage that sails roundtrip Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), the Netherlands that cruises around England, Ireland, France and Belgium before making the journey past the Arctic Circle to Honningsvag at the northern tip of Norway. The ship makes a total of nine calls in the Scandinavian country.
Have you been on a Collectors’ Voyage with Holland America Line? What’s your ideal itinerary combination?