Holland America Line has announced plans to deploy seven cruise holiday ships to Europe for the 2013 summer season, while also revealing new ports of call on its itineraries.
The seven ships - ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam - will together cover 107 departures throughout the region.
Covering trips around Scandinavia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, they will also sail to a collection of ports, ranging from iconic European cities to little-known gems.
New ports of call for 2013 include Alanya in Turkey, Alcudia in Spain, Hydra and Igoumenitsa in Greece, Sassnitz in Germany and Galway and Killybegs in Ireland.
Richard Meadows, executive vice president of marketing, sales and guest programmes for the cruise line, said: "While the popularity of European cruising continues to grow, the region is opening new ports, which enable us to offer more maiden calls and exciting new itineraries."
In total, Holland America Line will offer 53 different European itineraries ranging from seven to 64-day soujourn.