European Splendour

1 May - 13 May 2018

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

1 May

Setting sail from 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.

Our tip

Plan ahead to make the most of your time – Rome is an exhausting city to visit so you need to pace yourself. There are plenty of parks, gardens and squares to relax and enjoy time out.

2 May

At sea

3 May

Spain: Barcelona

4 May

Spain: Valencia

5 May

Spain: Cartagena

6 May

Gibraltar: Gibraltar

7 May

Spain: Cádiz

8 May

Portugal: Lisbon

9 May

Spain: Vigo

10 May

At sea

11 May

France: Cherbourg

12 May

Belgium: Zeebrugge (Bruges)

13 May

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 - MS Koningsdam
Holland America Line - MS Koningsdam / MS Nieuw Statendam Dining Room
Holland America Line - MS Koningsdam / MS Nieuw Statendam Verandah Suite

Holland America Line's newest and largest ship to date, the magnificent 2,650 guest MS Koningsdam, is the first of the Pinnacle Class ships in the fleet, to be followed by MS Nieuw Statendam in 2018. The new ships combine Holland America’s heritage with the ultimate in 21st century elegance.

What we love

It is great to see a classic line reinvent itself, and Holland America have done just that with Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam - the tradition and nautical heritage are there, along with stylish service, a friendly welcome, cutting edge technology and contemporary design.

Capacity 2,650 Guests
Crew 1,036 International Staff
Style

Fluid curves and graceful lines, light-filled spaces and breath-taking architecture create an engaging environment on Koningsdam, which rethinks the Holland America style for the contemporary cruiser.

Year built 2016 (MS Koningsdam) / 2018 (MS Nieuw Statendam)
Tonnage 99,500 grt
Length 975 feet
Breadth 115 feet
More about MS Koningsdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
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.

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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