Holland America Line's 2014 Europe Season Features 57 Unique Itineraries On 105 Departures

Holland America Line's 2014 Europe Season Features 57 Unique Itineraries On 
105 Departures 
Six new itineraries and 17 overnight ports highlight European cruises 
SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - For travelers longing to see the sights of 
Europe in 2014, Holland America Line's cruise program will feature eight of 
the line's 15 ships, sailing 57 unique itineraries on 105 departures. From the 
tip of Norway to the beaches in Turkey, cruises range from seven to 42 days, 
including six new itineraries, seven maiden calls and 17 overnight ports. 
The diverse fleet that will explore the region includes ms Eurodam and ms 
Nieuw Amsterdam — Holland America Line's two Signature-Class ships — as 
well as ms Maasdam, ms Noordam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam. Known 
as Holland America Line's intimate explorer, ms Prinsendam will sail 13 unique 
European itineraries in 2014 that feature six of the maiden calls. 
"The allure of Europe is that it offers everything for an ideal vacation: 
culture, history, culinary excellence, shopping, sun and excitement," said 
Richard Meadows, Holland America Line's executive vice president, marketing, 
sales and guest programs. "Europe is the most diverse region in the world, 
from the snow-capped fjords of Norway to the olive groves of Greece, and our 
cruises explore every corner of the continent." 
The 2014 Europe cruise season showcases Holland America Line's focus on 
destination diversity, timeless appeal and high-quality experiences, with 
maiden calls at Antalya, Turkey; Burgas, Bulgaria; Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), the 
Netherlands; Itea and Kavala, Greece; La Palais on Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France, 
and Montoir-de-Bretagne (Nantes), France. 
Several convenient roundtrip options will be available from nine ports: 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Boston, Mass.; Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice, 
Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dover (London), England; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 
Piraeus (Athens) and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 
Many of the itineraries also can be extended into Collectors' Voyages ranging 
from 14 to 37 days, which offer the ultimate European cruise experience. These 
artfully crafted longer cruises combine back-to-back itineraries, enabling 
guests to visit more ports and spend extra time exploring centuries of art, 
history and culture. 
Notable New Itineraries:  D-Day 70th Anniversary  Travelers looking for a 
memorable and moving vacation can embark Eurodam April 29, 2014, for a 12-day 
"D-Day 70th Anniversary" sailing from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Copenhagen. The 
ship will call at ports in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar before arriving at 
Portland, England, where guests can visit the prehistoric monument of 
Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eurodam continues north to Cherbourg 
(Normandy), France, where the famous World War II battle took place June 6, 
1944. The cruise calls at Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium, before concluding at 
Copenhagen. Cruise fares begin at $1,899 per person, double occupancy. 
12-Day Baltic Adventure From May through August, Eurodam will sail a new 
12-day Baltic itinerary roundtrip from Copenhagen that features three 
overnight calls in some of the most exciting cities in the world: St. 
Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark. The overnight 
visits allow for an evening Russian ballet performance, an enchanting 
nighttime cruise along Stockholm's waterways or a performance at the famed 
Copenhagen Opera House. The ship also calls at ports in Estonia, Finland and 
Germany. Cruise fares begin at $1,899 per person, double occupancy. 
14-Day Iberian & Gallic Explorer Departing May 10 from Civitavecchia (Rome), 
Prinsendam sails a 14-day voyage to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) that explores the 
French wine country with an overnight call at Bordeaux, France. The extended 
visit allows for an exclusive dinner at a vineyard or extra time to sample 
local French cuisine. The cruise also visits ports in Spain, Gibraltar, 
Portugal, Belgium and additional calls in France. Cruise fares begin at $2,699 
per person, double occupancy. 
14-Day Bourgundian Explorer Cruising from Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) Sept. 7 to 
Barcelona, Spain, Prinsendam visits 11 ports in six countries during the 
two-week journey. After a call at Vlissingen, the Netherlands, guests will 
enjoy a day of scenic cruising along the Scheidt River. An overnight at 
Brussels (Antwerp), Belgium, allows extra shopping time for luxury items such 
as leather, diamonds and chocolate. The cruise continues on to ports in 
France, including the maiden call at La Palais, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, as well as 
Spain and Gibraltar before reaching Barcelona. Cruise fares begin at $2,599 
per person, double occupancy. 
16-Day Black Sea Explorer Prinsendam's roundtrip Piraeus (Athens) itinerary 
that departs Oct. 5 extends from 14 to 16 days in 2014, allowing for two full 
nights at Istanbul, Turkey, and an overnight at Sevastopol, Ukraine. With 
extra time at Istanbul, guests can take in sights like the Grand Bazaar and 
Blue Mosque at their leisure. The cruise also includes the maiden calls at 
Kavala and Burgàs. In addition to ports in Turkey, Ukraine, Greece and 
Bulgaria, the ship also calls at Constanta, Romania, and guests will enjoy 
scenic cruising by Mount Athos, through the Bosporus Strait and Dardanelles. 
Cruise fares begin at $4,199 per person, double occupancy. 
14-Day Mediterranean Enchantment Near the end of the European season when 
there are fewer crowds and more comfortable temperatures, Ryndam sails from 
Istanbul to Barcelona on a 14-day itinerary that features nine calls 
throughout Turkey, Egypt, Greece and Italy. Departing Oct. 18, guests can 
visit some of the most historical sites in the region, including Ephesus at 
Kusadasi, Turkey; the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx at Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt, 
and Mount Etna at Messina, Italy. This itinerary also features the line's 
maiden call at Antalya. Cruise fares begin at $2,099 per person, double 
occupancy. 
Other Unique Experiences Additional exciting Holland America Line Europe 
itineraries enable guests to be among the few to cross the Arctic Circle, 
transit Germany'sKiel Canal or cruise the Gironde Estuary into Bordeaux. Other 
unique experiences include visiting the stunning Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao, 
Spain, and searching for "Nessie" the sea monster in Loch Ness at Inverness, 
Scotland. Those interested in taking a dip in the famous "Blue Lagoon," 
Iceland's unique geothermal seawater, can choose the 18-day trans-Atlantic 
cruise aboard Eurodam, which includes an overnight stay at Reykjavik. 
On each Europe cruise, Holland America Line's "On Location" enrichment program 
brings local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life both 
onboard and ashore to deepen guests' appreciation of the region. Guests might 
enjoy a Turkish Taraf with live belly dancers, Garden of the Gods deck party, 
Nordic Jazz and Food Festival, German Bierfest with a live "oompah" band, 
regional beer and wine tastings, cultural cooking demonstrations, special 
tapas sail-away parties and more. 
Explore4 Early Booking Promotion Gives Added Perks for Planning Now Presently, 
Holland America Line is offering the Explore4 early booking promotion that 
features a free Signature Beverage Package or beverage card, a free specialty 
restaurant dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in the 
same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits for bookings on select 2014 
cruises made before October 15, 2013. Guests may receive all four offers when 
booking a qualified itinerary. 
For more information about the 2014 Europe itineraries, contact a travel 
agent, visit www.hollandamerica.com or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425). 
Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.  
Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the 
home page at www.hollandamerica.com. 
About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE: 
 CCL and CUK)]  HollandAmerica Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include 
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand 
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, 
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a 
new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
World's Leading Cruise Lines HollandAmerica Line is a proud member of World's 
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise 
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a 
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's 
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation 
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise 
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at 
www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com. 
CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
PHONE:   800-637-5029 
FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com
 

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