Holland America Line Northern Europe Cruises

Northern Europe is an incredible cruise destination filled with rich history and culture, and who better to cruise with than Holland America Line? From fjords to Finnish cuisine, cruising the Baltics is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. Imagine seeing St. Petersburg’s beauty in person, discovering the Viking legends while at port in Oslo, or swimming the ‘Blue Lagoon’ in Reykjavik. You can see everything from looming glaciers that captivate your eyes to historic castles that will make you feel like a part of history. Cruise to Northern Europe with Holland America and make some marvelous memories in the finest countries in the world.


Things to Do on a Northern Europe Cruise with Holland America Line


The art of Van Gogh, the fun of Tivoli Gardens and the quaint country homes in Helsinki are waiting for you on a cruise to Northern Europe with Holland America Line.


Holland America Line traditional old buildings in Amsterdam the Netherlands
  • Amsterdam Highlights and Van Gogh (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Visit the museum dedicated to the renowned Dutch painter Van Gogh, where you’ll see some of his most masterful works. Before arriving at the museum you’ll visit the Dam Square and Mint Tower, two of the city’s most important landmarks.


Holland America Line Carrickfergus Castle Northern Ireland
  • Traditional Irish Fare and the Mighty Carrickfergus Castle (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
    Carrickfergus Castle stands along the coast of Ireland as an impressive fortress that has been involved in conflicts with the Scots, English and French, along with the First World War. When you visit you will learn about its importance in Ireland’s past. Next you’ll head to the kitchen to learn how to make Irish soda bread, and then you’ll enjoy your work tasting your bread and enjoying a complete lunch. After that you’ll visit the small town of Cushendall and enjoy the coastal scenery.


Holland America Line view of Tromso cityscape at dusk Norway
  • A Walk with Huskies (Tromso, Norway)
    Located in Northern Norway, Tromso offers a great cool backdrop. On this adventure you’ll hike along the area’s vast wilderness with husky dogs by your side. On the way you’ll see fjords and mountains. After your adventure, enjoy lunch with Norwegian-style coffee made on the fire and a chance to pet the husky puppies.


Holland America Line Moorish Theater of Copenhagen Denmark
  • A Glimpse of Copenhagen and Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen, Denmark)
    Travel through Copenhagen to get an overview of important spots like Christiansbourg Palace, the Stroget and the Gefion Fountain. Then head to the Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park built in 1843 that inspired Walt Disney when he built Disney Land. This park also inspired Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson to write his fairy tale The Nightingale. After your time at the park you’ll drive by the Little Mermaid statue that’s modeled after Andersen’s most famous creation.


Holland America Line old port in Katajanokka district of Helsinki Finland
  • Helsinki Highlights and Country Home Visit (Helsinki, Finland)
    See the open-air market, Presidential Palace and icebreaker ships docked in the summer before heading out to the countryside where you’ll be invited into a local home. Your hosts will tell you about Finnish life and offer up refreshments like berry pie and ice cream. On the way back you’ll see the Olympic Stadium and the National Museum.


Holland America Line Mariinsky Theatre and Opera House Saint Petersburg Russia
  • Evening Ballet Performance at the Magnificent Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg, Russia)
    Russia is known for its stern yet whimsical ballet culture. These formally trained dancers are in their prime and perform some very mystical and magical performances at intricately adorned theaters. You’ll experience this revered art form at a performance at the Mariinsky Theater, which opened in 1860.


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