Michelangelo’s “David,” haloed in the Tuscan light, seems ready to descend from his pediment. A year-round ice bar in Stockholm welcomes visitors with warm parkas and chilled vodka. The aroma of jambon and grilled peppers beckon from the tapas bars of Las Ramblas. Everyone has a dream of Europe. And at Holland America Line, we can bring those dreams to life with rich itineraries in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic.

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Visit Rome’s legendary Colosseum. Shop Monaco’s glamorous boutiques. Sample succulent tapas in Barcelona. Walk the medieval wall that guards Dubrovnik’s charms. Unwind under a canopy of stars.

Northern Europe

From the fairy-tale charm of Copenhagen to the ornate onion-domed churches of St. Petersburg to the majestic beauty of Norway’s fjords, Northern Europe offers a smorgasbord of travel delights.


With more time at sea and more out-of-the-way ports, there’s much to explore—both on and off your ship. Discover the medieval art of Cherbourg. Stroll the gardens of Madeira. Relax and enjoy yourself.

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Book select Europe cruises and enjoy onboard extras for the whole crew, including up to $800 onboard spending money & a Pinnacle Grill dinner. Plus, free internet for verandahs & suites.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, emerged from the vision of one man, Czar Peter the Great, at the beginning of the 18th century and was the country’s capital until the Russian Revolution. Pushkin called it Russia's "window to Europe," and like Venice and Amsterdam, the city was built on a network of canals. Among the city's notable sites, the Hermitage is its most famous. One of the world’s greatest art museums, its collection includes some three million objects. Performing arts, too, abound: Many of Russia’s greatest ballets, plays and operas premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre. Nearby, the summer residences of the czars are dazzling gilded Baroque palaces.

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Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Rome is both a modern bustling city and an ancient open-air museum. You can walk in the footsteps of emperors, have coffee in Renaissance piazzas and see contemporary art all in one afternoon. Your sightseeing time in Rome begins at the nearby port of Civitavecchia, a seaside town with roots that stretch back to the Etruscan era. Once in the Eternal City you can fill your day with museums, churches, archaeological sites, traditional trattorias, artisan shops and, of course, gelato. The Colosseum and the Vatican Museums are Rome's superstar attractions, but there are plenty of quieter gems to explore.

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