HAL’s new flagship Rotterdam will make its debut next summer, spearheading a fleet of five ships scheduled to sail a diverse range of summer 2021 itineraries across Europe.
Rotterdam will be accompanied by Nieuw Statendam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, meaning HAL will deploy two Pinnacle-class ships in Europe next summer. Zaandam, meanwhile, will sail the line’s popular Voyage of the Vikings itinerary in July.
Departure points include Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice, with Voyage of the Vikings sailing roundtrip from Boston with a segment departure from Rotterdam.
From April through to November, the five ships will offer itineraries ranging from seven to 35 days, as well as longer Collectors’ voyages which extend up to 29 days in length.
And in addition to transatlantic crossings between Fort Lauderdale and Europe, the ships will visit the Baltics, British Isles, French and Spanish rivieras, the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean, as well as northern Europe – including Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the North Cape.
"Our guests miss cruising as much as we do," said HAL president Gus Antorcha. "As we move closer to getting back to doing what we do best, we want everyone to feel confident in planning their European travel with us for next summer.
"For anyone looking to go to Europe next summer and really connect with a variety of cultures, Holland America Line has put together the most diverse collection of itineraries that embraces the entire region."
Select cruises also feature overnight calls at Istanbul, Reykjavik, Athens, Rhodes, Rotterdam, St Petersburg, Valletta and Venice.