Rivers, Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms

16 September - 14 October 2018

Duration

28 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

19 Ports

16 September

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.

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.

17 September

Netherlands: Vlissingen

17-18 September

Belgium: Brussels

19-20 September

France: Rouen

21 September

At sea

22 September

France: La Rochelle

23-24 September

France: Bordeaux

25 September

At sea

26 September

Portugal: Lisbon

27 September

Gibraltar: Gibraltar

28 September

Spain: Cartagena

29 September

At sea

30 September

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

1 October

At sea

2 October

Greece: Katakolon (Olympia)

3 October

At sea

4 October

Egypt: Alexandria

5 October

Egypt: Port Said (Cairo)

6-7 October

Israel: Haifa (Jerusalem)

8 October

At sea

9 October

Turkey: Kusadasi

10 October

Greece: Rhodes

11 October

At sea

12 October

Italy: Messina

13 October

Italy: Naples

14 October

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.

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.

The Ship

Your home from home

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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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