Northern Europe cruises move through dreamscapes that have inspired artists and poets for centuries. Our Northern Europe cruise itineraries mix seldom-explored locales with marquee ports and overnights in alluring cities, such as Copenhagen, Reykjavík and more. Choose from convenient, roundtrip voyages to longer expeditions. Glide past snow-dusted peaks and rolling pastures on a Norway cruise through its fjords. Visit Iceland’s lava fields and soak in natural hot springs. View Van Gogh’s renowned works in Amsterdam. Tour storied castles and ruins on British Isle cruises. Fairytale scenery abounds on a Northern Europe cruise from vibrant tulip fields to charming gabled houses and English cottages. Words won’t do it justice. Paintings can never quite capture its majesty. Come see this fascinating region the best way possible--on a Northern Europe cruise with Holland America Line.

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Featured Northern Europe Cruise Itineraries

the blue lagoon hot springs in iceland

14-Day Northern Isles

Visit Norway, Great Britain and Iceland, with two days in historic Edinburgh and Reykjavik.

7-Day Viking Sagas

7-Day Viking Sagas

Discover vibrant cities full of Nordic legend as you voyage through Northern Europe.

fjord in eidfjord, norway

7-Day Norse Legends

From Amsterdam, Norway is just a day away—its famous fjords leading you to charming ports of call.

Explore Northern Europe Cruise Ports & Regions

Our Newest Ship & More Overnights

Epic fjords on our newest cruise ship

Watch Northern Europe scenery scroll past while aboard our new flagship, and third Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam. Glide Norway’s fjords or cross oceans on a transatlantic anniversary cruise inspired by the first ship in our fleet. With stylish décor and thoughtful amenities, Rotterdam is a welcoming sanctuary at sea.

Explore More On Overnights

Have more time to explore during your Northern Europe Cruise with our carefully selected overnight stays which are unique to this region. Relax in the misty waters of Reykjavík’s Blue Lagoon. Experience lively Stockholm and Copenhagen after sunset.

Northern Europe Departure Ports

Whether you want a convenient jumping off point or an exotic destination to explore, these details will help you pick a port.

a field of tulips near amsterdam in the netherlands

Cruises from Amsterdam

Explore this charming metropolis, known for gabled houses, inviting cafés and a cutting-edge design scene.

Dancing woman on a street in Spain

Cruises from Barcelona

Consider Barcelona if you want days of exploration before your cruise from Europe. Renowned gothic buildings, sandy beaches and corner tapas bars make it a popular Europe cruise port.

the colosseum in rome,italy

Cruises from Civitavecchia/Rome

Rome is a blend of Renaissance romance and pulsing street life. As tempting as it is to be swept into Rome’s constant bustle, don’t rush it.

Cruises from Copenhagen

Cruises from Copenhagen

Copenhagen teems with well-dressed locals buzzing past on bicycles. Before a cruise from Copenhagen, check out the Tivoli Gardens—an amusement park in the center of the city.

Kinderdijk Windmills seen in Holland

Cruises from Rotterdam

Watch the well-orchestrated bustle of Europe’s busiest port and get up close to influential contemporary buildings.

Featured Northern Europe Cruise Ports

sculpture seen on a dublin bridge in ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Walk the streets of celebrated writers, enjoy a pint or three at Temple Bar, see Trinity College’s iconic library.

street scene in copenhagen, denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Be charmed by this colorful capital. Tour a castle or have a beer and open-faced sandwich by the waterfront.

fjord in eidfjord, norway

eidfjord, norway

In the shadow of snowy peaks and near stunning blue-green fjords, Eidfjord is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Norway.

scultpure in reykjavik, iceland

reykavik, iceland

Float in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, hike moon-like lava fields, or pop into a unique museum.

cathedral ceilings at glasgow university in scotland

glasgow, scotland

Stay in town and see Victorian architecture or head to Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest freshwater lake.

Featured Northern Europe Shore Excursions

Excursions to pristine landscapes, legendary sights, and cutting-edge museums await on your Northern Europe cruise. Take a boat tour to Pulpit Rock, a promontory 1,500 feet above the sea and see cherry-red villages along the way. Ride Icelandic horses through flower-filled valleys. Enjoy an evening of culture at the ballet. Bike Berlin. Chill out with cocktails at a Stockholm Ice Bar. It’s all here. 

Ships Sailing Northern Europe

newest cruise ship sails Northern Europe

Explore Northern Europe fjords aboard our new flagship, and third Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam. Discover Norway, Denmark and the British Isles on cruises filled with music and cultural intrigue.

Niuew Statendam

Glide through fjords aboard the sumptuous Nieuw Statendam. Cruise from Amsterdam on voyages that go from 7 to 24 days.


Soak up every drop of the Mediterranean. Venture to the Greek isles and Adriatic coast and enjoy an immersive experience aboard this incredible ship.

Europe Vacation Packages

Add flights and hotels before or after your cruise (or both!). Arrange ground transportation to create a custom cruise vacation package.

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Find Flights To Europe

Book flights that depart and arrive in time for your Europe cruise with Holland America Line Flight Ease®. Find low prices, loads of options, and enjoy flexibility and support should plans change.

Hotel room

Add a Hotel Package

Extend your trip by a few days. Add a hotel package to your Europe cruise and indulge in a comfortable, convenient overnight before or after your cruise.

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Plan Ground Transportation

There is a lot of ground to cover, we make it easy to schedule transfers between the airport and ship. Arrange ground transportation ahead of time and breeze to and from your cruise.

Get Free Planning Help

Our consultants answer your questions, arrange hotel stays and find the best fares. Take advantage of this free service today.