Grand Mediterranean & Africa Voyage

9 April - 5 May 2018

Duration

26 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

16 Ports

9 April

Setting sail from Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, is one of our favourite ports of call. From the warren-like medieval streets of the Barri Gòtic to the fantastical modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí, from the dizzy heights of Mount Tibidabo to the golden sands of Barceloneta, there's never a dull moment in this most beguiling of cities. Take a stroll along the Ramblas, soak up the wonderful art of Picasso and Miró, or watch Lionel Messi work his mesmerising magic at the Camp Nou. Barcelona is truly a city with something for everyone.

Our tip

For the ultimate boozy lunch head to Can Paixano, also known as La Xampanyeria, where local residents, office workers and the odd adventurous tourist crowd around the bar and tuck into sandwiches washed down with Cava.

10 April

Spain: Mahon

11 April

At sea

12 April

Monaco: Monte Carlo

13 April

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

14 April

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

15-16 April

Italy: Sorrento

16 April

Italy: Naples

17 April

Italy: Cagliari

18 April

At sea

19 April

Spain: Málaga

20 April

Spain: Cádiz

21-22 April

Portugal: Lisbon

23-24 April

At sea

25 April

Portugal: Ponta Delgada (Azores)

26-27 April

Portugal: Azores, Horta

28 April - 1 May

At sea

2 May

Bermuda: Hamilton

3-4 May

At sea

5 May

Arriving in 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.

Don't miss

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a great visit, with remains dating back to 2000 BC – in Florida - who knew there was anything so old there?! It’s a fascinating museum too, and the gardens are beautiful.

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
Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Where to stay in Barcelona

The lovely Hotel Arts on the sea front is perfectly located for a pre- or post-cruise stay, and has great restaurants too.

Girona, Spain

Explore Catalonia

Take a day trip to the attractive city of Girona, with its fascinating mix of Gothic, Moorish and Modernist architecture, as well as an exceptionally well preserved Jewish Quarter.

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.

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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