Dive deep into destinations.
Don’t just revel at breathtaking sights – experience them by going deeper into destinations and immersing yourself in the culture. Explore more than 100 World Heritage sites across all of our Europe itineraries – sites that represent the best of human heritage and the natural world. Use this as an opportunity for teaching moments, taking a guided tour in ancient cities to learn about their history and influence on civilizations around the globe. Venture out on the best hiking trails through the fjords. Explore cities full of art, music and dancing.
Give kids fun roles to play.
Though you may have dreamt of visiting the Louvre in Paris, or the Vatican Museums near Rome, your youngest travelers may not share the same excitement. How do you keep kids engaged in activities at some of the most sought-after landmarks in Europe? Try giving them a fun role to play, from reading museum maps to being the photographer for the day, using easy-to-operate disposable cameras.
Enjoy onboard family fun.
There’s a lot to enjoy on board with Holland America Line. Soak up the sun poolside. Bring the family along for pickleball lessons. Enjoy shows on the World Stage. Plus, there’s the Kids Club for those 3-17 years of age. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts and more. Note: Though Kids Club is not offered on cruises 25-days or longer, including all Legendary and Grand Voyages, a selection of children’s activities will be offered throughout these longer voyages for any children who may be on board.
Europe is a big adventure for anyone, and any adventure can be a lot for little attention spans. Consider booking a stateroom or suite with a verandah so you can take in the views and have all your comforts right there, including treasured stuffed animals. If anyone gets antsy, switch it up and have a bite at the kid-approved Dive-In or a sweet treat at the Lido Market. And if you’re looking for some “me time,” check out the Greenhouse Spa & Salon® while the kids have fun at the Kids Club.