Azores & Celtic Explorer

5 May - 2 June 2018

Duration

28 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

5 May

Setting sail from Fort Lauderdale

These days Fort Lauderdale is a sophisticated place awash with upmarket hotels and excellent restaurants. The glorious weather and swathes of golden beach are still a huge draw, but there are also plenty of cultural attractions, such as the Museum of Art and the Museum of Discovery and Science. The city also boasts 300 miles of navigable waterways and canals, meaning there's plenty of space for the resident millionaires to park their yachts, and the cruise port is one of the busiest in the world.

Our tip

A great way to see Fort Lauderdale is on the hop on hop off water taxi tour – a one day pass gives you unlimited travel and it’s a great way to sightsee as well as to get around.

6-7 May

At sea

8 May

Bermuda: Hamilton

9-12 May

At sea

13 May

Portugal: Horta

14-16 May

At sea

17-18 May

France: Brest, Cherbourg

19 May

United Kingdom: Dover

20 May

Guernsey: St Peter Port

21-23 May

United Kingdom: Fowey, St. Mary's (Isles of Scilly), Bristol

24 May

At sea

25-27 May

Ireland: Killybegs, Galway, Bantry

28 May

Ireland: Waterford

29 May

At sea

30 May

Belgium: Zeebrugge (Bruges)

31 May

Netherlands: Vlissingen

31 May - 1 June

Belgium: Brussels

2 June

Arriving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Our tip

Explore by water, or by bicycle to get a feel for the city – a hop on hop off canal boat, or rented bike or pedalo will do the trick.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Prinsendam in New York
Holland America Line cruises - MS Prinsendam Superior Verandah Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Prinsendam pool deck

The Prinsendam is a one-off – a very special ship which has been captivating its guests (for those with long memories, this ship was formerly Seabourn Sun) for many years. As Prinsendam, it is the most intimate Holland America Lines ship.

What we love

Prinsendam's wide-ranging itineraries, and manoeuvrable size, make her the perfect choice for the more adventurous traveller, and the lovely artwork featured around this classic ship makes travelling on her all the more special.

Capacity 835 Guests
Crew 470 International Staff
Style

The intimate elegance of Prinsendam makes her quite distinctive. Her clients are inquisitive and well travelled, and the high levels of loyalty she commands makes for a very friendly and club-like atmosphere.

Year Built 1988
Last Refurbished 2010
Tonnage 37,983 grt
Length 669 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 22 knots
More about MS Prinsendam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale

Overnight in Fort Lauderdale

The Hyatt Regency Pier 66 has been THE hotel of choice for cruise passengers for as long as we can remember.

Florida Everglades

See more of Florida

Go out into the Florida Everglades and Sawgrass Recreation Park with native flora and fauna and reconstructed Seminole villages.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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