by Amy Mutscher

Exclusive Perks for Your Cruise

Did you know that working with a travel agent can often mean extra amenities at no additional cost to you? Take your trip of a lifetime to the next level with Distinctive Voyages, a collection of benefits offered on 350+ sailings annually worldwide. Some cruise lines offer a special excursion reserved only for valued guests of their most prized travel agents. An exclusive shore event is a key feature of each Distinctive Voyages sailing. Learn more about some of the European excursions.


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Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark is home to the oldest monarchy in the world and many of the palaces and castles that have housed the Danish Royal Family are open to visitors. Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen is the winter residence of Her Majesty The Queen and considered to be one of the most beautiful palace squares in Europe. Evoking images of fairy tales, Rosenborg Castle was built in the Dutch Renaissance style in the early 1600s. Visit Christiansborg Palace for a look at the only building in the world that houses all three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. Today, the Royal Reception rooms are used by the Danish Queen when entertaining foreign heads of state. Take home an authentic souvenir from the Royal Copenhagen shop where you can find modern replicas of royal china. Your Distinctive Voyages host will be able to answer any questions or act on special requests related to your exclusive tour of Copenhagen.


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Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand, Norway

Take a step back in time with a visit to the charming Norwegian village of Kristiansand, where small white cottages and period homes evoke the era of sailing ships and seafaring captains. Walk to Posebyen for a guided tour of one of the city’s oldest districts that continues to fascinate visitors with a lively mix of residences, shops, galleries and cafés. The tour continues with a motorcoach ride to the fishing villages of Søgne and Høllen with lovely coastal views throughout the journey. Get to know the other passengers in the Distinctive Voyages group at a private welcome reception in the early days of your cruise where you’ll enjoy beverages and appetizers while meeting fellow adventurers.


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Onofrio Fountain, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Magnificent Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is surely one of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean. Discover medieval Old Dubrovnik starting at Pile Gate, part of Fortress Bokar, the traditional entrance to the Old Town. Games of Thrones fans will recognize it as “King’s Landing” and you can follow the steps of Tyron Lannister and Lord Varys who stood on its ramparts while planning the defense of the city. Well-preserved Dubrovnik boasts a number of ancient structures including Onofrio Fountain, built in the 15th century, a Franciscan Monastery and the Old Pharmacy which opened in 1317.


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Nieuw Statendam

Travel with Holland America Line

These Exclusive Shore Events and more can be enjoyed on Holland America Line voyages throughout Europe. Make your plans now to tour Europe’s iconic cities and incredible destinations aboard the luxury ships of Holland America Line. Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam ship is a modern beauty thanks to its design inspiration from the elegant curves of musical instruments. Relax in your luxurious stateroom as you consider the multitude of imaginative dining and entertainment options for the evening’s agenda. Travel agency clients are eligible for exclusive amenities on certain voyages including a private car with driver or a shipboard credit which can be spent on spa services, specialty dining or premium drinks. If you’d like an extended vacation, you’re a perfect candidate for a Collectors' Voyage. These are combined back-to-back itineraries that span continents and oceans giving you more days at sea and more ports to discover. Unpack once and see so much of the world.

 Now is a great time to book your European cruise. Call one of our travel agents today!

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