European River Explorer

5 October - 2 November 2019

Duration

28 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

19 Ports

5 October

Setting sail from 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.

Don't miss

The quaint cobbled streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals, known as De Negen Straatjes, are awash with history and contain some of the most unique shops in the city.

6-7 October

Belgium: Antwerp

8-9 October

France: Rouen

10 October

At sea

11 October

France: La Rochelle

12-13 October

France: Bordeaux

14 October

At sea

15 October

Portugal: Lisbon

16 October

Gibraltar: Gibraltar

17 October

Spain: Cartagena

18 October

At sea

19 October

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

20 October

At sea

21 October

Greece: Katakolon (Olympia)

22 October

Greece: Athens (Piraeus)

23 October

At sea

24 October

Israel: Ashdod

25-26 October

Israel: Haifa (Jerusalem)

27 October

Cyprus: Limassol

28 October

Greece: Rhodes

29 October

Greece: Soudha Bay

30 October

At sea

31 October

Italy: Messina

1 November

Italy: Sorrento

2 November

Arriving in Rome (Civitavecchia)

One of the world's great cities, Rome continues to dazzle and delight visitors with a potent mix of architectural marvels, continent-defining history and buzzing nightlife. As the saying goes, the city wasn't built in a day, and if you want to make the most of Rome you'll need to spend at least a couple of nights here. The Colosseum, the Vatican and the Forum are among the big ticket items, with the crowds to match, though in truth you will find history around almost every corner.

Don't miss

The Via Appia - this ancient Roman road is now part of a national park, and closed to car traffic on Sundays. Take a picnic, stroll, and visit the extraordinary catacombs.

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
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.

Hotel Campo de' Fiori, Rome

Extend your stay in Rome

There are so many great hotels but we particularly love the Campo de’ Fiori, for its great location in the centre of everything.

The Vatican City, Rome

Beat the queues

Get a private guide to help you jump the queues into the Vatican who can whizz you through the galleries to see the essentials and ensure your best view of the Sistine Chapel.

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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