Holland America Line Mediterranean Cruises

See the wonders of Europe with a Holland America cruise to the Mediterranean. Active vacationers: try some kayaking in Croatia or trek through the ruins of the original Olympic Stadium in Greece. Looking for an epicurean adventure? Take a wine and food tour through Italy or taste some fine Turkish fare with an excursion in Turkey. Of course, you can enjoy a historic vista of Europe as well with a tour through Barcelona to see La Sagrada Familia, or with an artistic excursion through Marseille. Diversity is the name of the game when you choose Mediterranean cruise with Holland America.

 

Things to Do on a Mediterranean Cruise with Holland America Line

 

Mediterranean cruises with Holland America offer a chance to explore places you’ve only read about for years. There’s the romantic Grand Canal in Venice, the Dead Sea in Israel and the blue and white houses of Mykonos.

 


Holland America Line flamenco dresses at a house in Malaga Andalusia Spain
  • Flamenco with Dinner (Barcelona, Spain)
    Become immersed in Spanish culture when you attend this fiesta. First you’ll be served a dinner of seafood paella at an Anadalusian restaurant, and then sit back and digest your food with a performance of the Flamenco. Flamenco, native to this region of Spain, is not just a dance but also a style of music. After this show you’ll take a scenic drive before heading back to your Holland America cruise ship.
     

 


Holland America Line ship entering Venice waterways
  • Nighttime Gondola Serenade (Venice, Italy)
    Experience the aura of love and the history of romance that Venice has to offer with a nighttime ride with your significant other along the waterways of Venice. At night the water glistens, reflecting the lights from bridges and buildings and the bright moonlight. As you float on you’ll have the lovely Italian voice of your gondolier to fill your ears.
     

 


Holland America Line Temple of Trajan at Acropolis of Pergamon Turkey
  • Pergamum Acropolis, Red Basilica and Asclepion (Dikili, Turkey)
    Visit the Pergamum Acropolis which sits 900 feet above the town of Pergamum, which was one of the region’s greatest cities back around 300 BC. The Acropolis was home to the second grandest library of the ancient world, after Alexandria in Egypt. This was also the city where parchment paper was invented. With this Holland America excursion you’ll also visit the Red Basilica, which is a red brick temple built to honor the Egyptian gods.
     

 


Holland America Line Manarola village in the National Park of Cinque Terre Italy
  • Discover Cinque Terre (Livorno, Italy)
    Cinque Terre is perhaps one of the most photographed sites in all of Italy. This village perched along the coastline features colorful houses clustered together for picturesque views. As you tour the area you’ll learn about the history of Monterosso, which is the only remaining village.
     

 


Holland America Line windmills on a hill near the sea on Mykonos
  • Mykonos Island Highlights (Mykonos, Greece)
    Mykonos is booming at night when all the beachgoers freshen up for a night on the town. However, this party island also has plenty of history to explore during the day. On this Holland America tour you’ll visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, which was founded in 1580. You’ll also tour several small quaint villages with their signature white houses. Plus, in Ano Mera you’ll enjoy some Greek appetizers and ouzo.
     

 


Holland America Line beach of the Dead Sea in Israel
  • Masada Fortress and the Dead Sea (Ashdod, Israel)
    Explore the ruins of bathhouses, palaces and a synagogue that were once functioning facilities on the top of Mount Masada in Israel’s desert. You’ll also uncover why this site has such significance to this day. After exploring this landscape you’ll head to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, where the salinity in the water allows you to float.
     

 

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Holland America Line Mediterranean Departure Ports

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