Greek Odyssey

16 August - 28 August 2018

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

16 August

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.

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.

17 August

Italy: Naples

18 August

At sea

19 August

Greece: Santorini

20 August

Greece: Rhodes

21 August

Turkey: Kusadasi

22 August

Greece: Athens (Piraeus)

23 August

Greece: Nafplion

24 August

Greece: Argostoli (Kefalonia)

25 August

Greece: Corfu

26 August

Montenegro: Kotor

27-28 August

Arriving in Venice

Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.

Our tip

The long, long queues for St Marks might put you off, but just book online in advance for timed entrance and bypass the exhausted tourists.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Westerdam in Venice
Holland America Line cruises - MS Westerdam Superior Verandah Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Oosterdam Vista Dining Room

Sister ships Oosterdam and Westerdam, each carrying just under 2,000 guests as part of Holland America’s Vista class series, are a combination of traditional comfort with modern technology, ensuring a smooth ride and a warm welcome.

What we love

We love the distinctive gallery style décor on board the Holland America ships, ranging from classic oils to contemporary photography. The eclectic mix of fascinating art works and sculptures can be toured and enjoyed, or simply appreciated as the backdrop to your leisurely cruise.

Capacity 1,916 Guests
Crew 817 International Staff
Style

An appealing combination of contemporary relaxation and classic traditions mean that you can choose the venue on board to suit your mood, from formal dining to lots of more casual options, and a wide choice of entertainments and activities.

Year Built 2003 (Oosterdam) / 2004 (Westerdam)
LAST REFURBISHED 2016 (Oosterdam) / 2010 (Westerdam)
Tonnage 82,305 grt (Oosterdam) / 82,348 grt (Westerdam)
Length 936 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 24 knots
More about MS Oosterdam

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.

Hotel Metropole, Venice

Our favourite hotel in Venice

The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.

See more of the Veneto

If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni 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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