Holland America Cruises Eurodam

Holland America Cruises Eurodam

It’s a six-pack cruise of sensational countries. You will see the highlights of Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, Kiel, Warnemunde and Copenhagen. A Holland America Eurodam cruise is also a great way to taste-test these cities so you can decide if you want to return for a closer look some day.

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Saint Petersburg is considered the most artistic city in Russia and a cultural hotspot. You’ll have two days here, so after disembarking the Holland America Eurodam, be sure to see one of icons of the city, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

Holland America Eurodam cruise to Baltics St. Petersburg Russia Church of the Spilled Blood

It’s the site of Tsar Alexander II’s assassination and will wow you with its marble floors and intricate mosaics made of gold and semi-precious stones. You’ll wish you brought a chisel.

Holland America Eurdam Church of the Spilled Blood St. Petersburg, Russa

For museums, head to the famous Hermitage located in the former Winter Palace founded by Catherine the Great. It houses more than three million items and claims to have more paintings than any other museum in the world. The French Impressionist paintings are most popular, but the Faberge eggs are fascinating.

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For palaces, take a Holland America excursion out of town to Peterhof, Peter the Great’s summer palace built in 1710. Walk through the rooms to see historic artifacts and furnishings. Outside in the garden, stroll among fountains and more than 80 statues and sculptures.

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Or visit Catherine Palace, the summer residence of many Russian tsars located in the town of Pushkin to see its magnificent ceilings, Throne Room and the palace’s highlight, the recreated Amber Room lined with golden panels.

Tallinn Estonia Baltic Cruise square

Another port stop on a Holland America Eurodam cruise is Stockholm, Sweden is a vibrant city built on about 14 islands and connected by more than 50 bridges. Its cityscape consists of modern Scandinavian style juxtaposed with medieval architecture.

Tallinn Estonia Baltic Cruise square furs

You’ll get two days here, so head to Gamla Stan, one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the world for its winding, cobblestone streets lined with souvenir shops, antique stores and quaint cafes.

Tallinn Estonia Baltic Cruise square performers

Or step inside the City Hall, the site of the Nobel Prize banquet to see the gold mosaic walls of the Golden Hall.

Holland America Line Eurodam cruise ship

For your port-of-call in Estonia, visit Tallinn because its old town is delightful for its medieval architecture and large square. This village dates back to the 13th century and visitors enjoy horse and carriage rides along the cobblestone streets, boutiques, souvenir shops and cafes ideal for people-watching.

Holland America Eurodam day at sea

Helsinki, Finland boasts the famous Temppeliaukio Church, built into the side of the rock which has amazing acoustics. Wander through Senate Square to enjoy the neoclassical architecture of the 19th century. From the Holland America Eurodam head to the open-air market where you can buy anything from fruit to fur hats and enjoy a view of the harbour.

Holland America Eurodam Pinnacle grill

Kiel, Germany is an important maritime hub that hosts one of the largest sailing events in the world so it’s no wonder the picturesque waterfront attracts thousands of visitors. If you like to shop, one of the longest shopping streets in Germany is Holstenstrabe. Or relax on one of the beaches such as Kiel-Strande or Laboe. The Laboe Naval Memorial has the famous Second World War submarine U995, which was also used for filming the 1981 movie “Das Boot”.

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Warnemunde, Germany is a quaint resort town with a lighthouse built in 1897 that provides a great view of the sea. Walk along the Alte Strom to enjoy the promenade or eat at one of the restaurants serving fresh fish.

Holland America Line Eurodam Greenhouse Spa Hydro pool

From this town, you can also easily visit Wismar, a UNESCO World Heritage site with quaint streets, architecture and micro-breweries for delicious beer tasting. Or, get up really early and take a three-hour train ride to Berlin for the day.

Holland America Eurodam aft with flagCopenhagen, Denmark started as a small fishing village and has transformed into a metropolitan delight. The city’s pulse emanates from its harbour and Nyhavn is a pretty canal district lined with brightly coloured houses and historical wooden ships.

Holland America Line Eurodam gift shop lady in costume RussiaWith bicycle paths lining most of streets, it’s no wonder residents cycle more than 80,000 miles a day. Streets are also busy with musicians – mostly of the classical kind – and magicians and jugglers.

Holland Amerca Eurodam top deck loungers and pool

Also see the icon of the city, the Little Mermaid statue based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, and visit Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.

Among many attributes, Baltic countries offer gorgeous architecture ranging from medieval to modern that showcase a history of seafaring tales and decadent royal spoils. It’s easy to see when cruising with Holland America.

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