Great Land Explorer

7 May - 21 May 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

7 May

Setting sail from Seattle

Eclectic Seattle is a jumble of different neighbourhoods, each with its own distinctive character. Fremont, the self-proclaimed 'centre of the universe', is an arty, bohemian district where you'll find everything from trolls lurking under bridges to a statue of Lenin, while Capitol Hill is characterised by creaking mansions and trendy boutiques, and waterfront Ballard has a fascinating Scandinavian heritage. Seattle also enjoys a stunning natural setting, surrounded by forests, mountains and the broad sweep of Puget Sound, and boasts a wealth of green spaces.

Don't miss

Food food food – Seattle is a thriving centre for food enthusiasts using the best local ingredients.

8 May

At sea

9 May

United States: Ketchikan

10 May

United States: Tracy Arm Fjord

11 May

United States: Juneau

12 May

United States: Icy Strait

13 May

At sea

14-15 May

United States: Anchorage, Homer

16 May

United States: Kodiak

17 May

United States: Hubbard Glacier

18 May

United States: Sitka

19 May

At sea

20 May

Canada: Victoria

21 May

Arriving in Seattle

Our tip

Wander through Pike Place market – make sure you visit the fish stall, a surprise awaits!

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Volendam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Volendam Verandah Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Volendam pool deck

The lovely sisters Volendam and Zaandam, carrying just over 1,400 guests each, are the perfect size to combine intimacy with extensive facilities, and a great onboard experience with a comfortable ride.

What we love

The Holland America hallmark décor is distinctive and memorable, with a huge collection of art and sculptures as a backdrop to the stylish public areas. Volendam and Veendam have distinctive themes in play - a floral garden focus for Volendam, and great world music through the ages on Veendam.

Capacity 1,432 Guests
Crew 615 International Staff
Style

These intimate ships are perfect for meeting new people, so the atmosphere is elegant but friendly, with lots to do and plenty of choice.

Year Built 1996 (Volendam) / 2000 (Zaandam)
Last Refurbished 2014 (Volendam) / 2013 (Zaandam)
Tonnage 61,214 grt (Volendam) / 61,396 (Zaandam)
Length 781 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 23 knots
More about MS Zaandam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Inn at the Market, Seattle

Where to stay in Seattle

We love the Inn at the Market at Pike Place market – great location and a lovely welcoming hotel.

San Juan Islands, near Seattle

Excursions from Seattle

Seattle is at the centre of some extraordinary scenery. How to choose? If you’ve a little time, go for the San Juan islands.

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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