Azores, Normandy & Baltic Jewels

15 April - 12 May 2018

Duration

27 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

15 Ports

15 April

Setting sail from Tampa

The Tampa Bay area of Florida is home to some of the finest beaches in the USA, as well as a host of cultural attractions. The city of Tampa itself may not be the main draw, but it still has some interesting sights, including historic Ybor City, Tampa's atmospheric Latin Quarter. The neighbouring city of St. Petersburg is home to the excellent waterfront Salvador Dalí Museum, and Sarasota's Ringling Museum of Art also hosts some interesting exhibitions. Other attractions in the area include Busch Gardens, a world class zoo and adventure park that provides great family entertainment.

Our tip

This is a great destination for families, but otherwise the Mundy advice is to give it a miss – Sarasota is perhaps a better option.

16 April

United States: Key West

17-18 April

At sea

19 April

Bermuda: King’s Wharf

20-23 April

At sea

24 April

Portugal: Ponta Delgada (Azores)

25-26 April

At sea

27-28 April

France: Brest, Cherbourg

29 April

Belgium: Zeebrugge (Bruges)

30 April

Netherlands: Rotterdam

1 May

At sea

2 May

Denmark: Copenhagen

3 May

Germany: Warnemünde (Rostock)

4 May

At sea

5 May

Estonia: Tallinn

6-7 May

Russia: St Petersburg

8 May

Finland: Helsinki

9 May

Sweden: Nynashamn

10-11 May

At sea

12 May

Arriving in Rotterdam

One of the great ports of Europe, Rotterdam's impressive skyline can be seen from far and wide. With great architecture both ancient and modern, fantastic exhibition and concert halls, theatres, pretty galleries and numerous museums, there is so much to do when you stay here. Excellent restaurants reflect global influences, and in this metropolitan city there is also a great night life. During the day, the shopping is excellent, and countless small harbours are situated along the banks of Rotterdam's river, the Maas, each with its own unique character.

Don't miss

The Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube), part of an innovative new development designed by Piet Blom, is a furnished exhibition house, demonstrating a way of living unlike any other.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam pool deck
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam interior stateroom

With just over 1,400 guests, this inviting mid-size ship is the perfect combination: small enough to maintain a friendly atmosphere and high levels of service, and large enough to offer plenty of choice and variety in dining and activity.

What we love

A Holland America ship is very distinctive, with an outstanding collection of art and sculpture on board that takes you back to the heritage of the company's maritime roots, and forward to its contemporary and innovative style.

Capacity 1,404 Guests
Crew 600 International Staff
Style

A relaxed, warm and welcoming atmosphere makes Rotterdam an excellent choice for stylish travellers enjoying space and elegance as they explore.

Year Built 1997
Last Refurbished 2009
Tonnage 61,849 grt
Length 780 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 25 knots
More about MS Rotterdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Loews Don Cesar Hotel, St Petersburg

Tampa Bay accommodation

Stay in St Petersburg rather than Tampa itself – try the Pink Palace, as the Don CeSar is known.

Myakka River State Park, Florida

See more of Florida

Go out to the state parks for wildlife exploration, but watch out for the alligators.

Euromast tower, Rotterdam

Where to stay in Rotterdam

The Euromast observation tower has two exclusive, modern hotel suites, Heaven and Stars, over 100 metres above the ground.

Kinderdijk windmills

See more of the Netherlands

Take a day trip to Kinderdijk, an authentic polder landscape with nineteen windmills – beautiful, and strangely fascinating too.

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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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP