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Boston to Europe Cruise

Every year there is a cruise from Boston to Europe. The round-trip cruise makes stops in Iceland, Greenland, Norway, the Netherlands, and Ireland.

The cruise from Boston to Europe is called the "Voyage of the Vikings" and is on Holland America cruise line. The cruise departs on August 2, 2017.

The itinerary begins with a stop at Bar Harbor in Maine. It is a summer resort town on Mount Desert Island. See the Millionaire's Row mansions and Acadia National Park.

The second port of call is Sydney, Nova Scotia. It's a gateway to the scenic Cabot Trail drive along the Atlantic shore and into Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Stop 3 is Corner Brook on the island of Newfoundland in Canada. The rocky coast and Long Range Mountains make for impressive scenery. Be sure to visit Gros Marine National Park.

The next port is Red Bay, Labrador, Canada. Red Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town is known for its Basque history.

Then it's on to Greenland. Qaqortoq is the name of the port, and it is one of the prettiest towns in all of Greenland. Explore the colonial buildings, Inuit culture, and the "Stone and Man" carvings. The hot water spring site of Uunartoq is a little farther south.

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

The cruise continues to Iceland and an overnight stay in Reykjavik. Enjoy thermal pools and spas, fascinating museums, famous restaurants, great music, and unique shopping.

Alesund, Norway, has delightful Art Nouveau architecture. Take a guided walking tour through the winding streets.

The next port of call in Norway is Eidfjord. The surrounding natural area features Voringsfossen waterfall and the Hardangervidda alpine plateau.

Voringsfossen Norway
Rotterdam Netherlands

Your Boston to Europe cruise's next stop is an overnight stay in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Enjoy spectacular views of the harbor, wharves and canals. Explore the architecture of the Delfshaven quarter. Excursions to Amsterdam are available.

The cruise continues to Dublin, Ireland. The city is famous for many things and the attractions include Dublin Castle, Ha'Penny Bridge, Trinity College, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the shopping of Grafton Street.

Douglas on the Isle of Man has a Viking heritage. Stroll the two-mile promenade and tour villages, cliffs and sandy beaches.

Next port of call is Belfast, Northern Ireland. Learn about Saint Patrick and see the Giant's Causeway.

Iceland puffins
Akureyri Iceland

Then the cruise returns to Iceland. Akureyri is the next port, and it offers whale watching tours, hiking paths, and the Akureyri Botanical Garden. Isafjordur is surrounded by mountains and features a waterfall, nature preserve, and a large seabird colony at Hornbjarg cliff. It is known for music and visual arts.

In Nanortalik, Greenland, polar bears sometimes pass through town in the summer. Take a tour of the rugged wilderness.

The cruise finishes with two stops in Canada. St Johns, Newfoundland, has iceberg tours, the Rooms museum, and jelly bean houses. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, tour the Citadel fort, Pier 21, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the landscape of the south shore.

The "Voyage of the Vikings" cruise from Boston to Europe is a unique itinerary that should impress anyone. Learn more about Holland America cruises from Boston.

To learn about all of the cruises to Europe from the USA go to Cruise Transatlantic. It is the authority. For cruises out of this port to other destinations, see our calendar of cruises out of Boston.

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