Voyage of the Vikings

18 July - 6 August 2018

Duration

19 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

18 July

Setting sail from Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA, and in amongst the skyscrapers are plenty of red-brick buildings, a Georgian architecture that lends the city a distinctly European feel. The Freedom Trail is a 2 ½ mile walking route around the city that gives an excellent introduction to American history, and Boston is home to a wealth of cultural riches, including the superb Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the world famous Harvard University. Bostonians are also big sports fans, and one of the country's biggest baseball teams, the Red Sox, play their home matches at Fenway Park.

Don't miss

Whatever else you do, walk the Freedom Trail, the perfect introduction to Colonial Revolutionary Boston, covering 16 historical sites in the course of two or three hours. You can do it on your own!

19 July

United States: Bar Harbor

20 July

At sea

21 July

Canada: Sydney

22-23 July

Canada: Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Red Bay (Labrador)

24-25 July

At sea

26 July

Greenland: Qaqortoq

27 July

Greenland: Prins Christian Sund

28 July

At sea

29-30 July

Iceland: Reykjavik

31 July - 1 August

At sea

2 August

Norway: Ålesund

3 August

Norway: Eidfjord

4 August

At sea

5-6 August

Arriving in Rotterdam

One of the great ports of Europe, Rotterdam's impressive skyline can be seen from far and wide. With great architecture both ancient and modern, fantastic exhibition and concert halls, theatres, pretty galleries and numerous museums, there is so much to do when you stay here. Excellent restaurants reflect global influences, and in this metropolitan city there is also a great night life. During the day, the shopping is excellent, and countless small harbours are situated along the banks of Rotterdam's river, the Maas, each with its own unique character.

Our tip

Visit the historic and picturesque area of Delfshaven, exploring the tiny courtyards and buildings laced with canals. The Pilgrim Fathers fled England to stay here before continuing to North America.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam pool deck
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam interior stateroom

With just over 1,400 guests, this inviting mid-size ship is the perfect combination: small enough to maintain a friendly atmosphere and high levels of service, and large enough to offer plenty of choice and variety in dining and activity.

What we love

A Holland America ship is very distinctive, with an outstanding collection of art and sculpture on board that takes you back to the heritage of the company's maritime roots, and forward to its contemporary and innovative style.

Capacity 1,404 Guests
Crew 600 International Staff
Style

A relaxed, warm and welcoming atmosphere makes Rotterdam an excellent choice for stylish travellers enjoying space and elegance as they explore.

Year Built 1997
Last Refurbished 2009
Tonnage 61,849 grt
Length 780 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 25 knots
More about MS Rotterdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Lenox, Boston

Our recommended hotel in Boston

We like the family owned Lenox – great location and very cosy.

Fall foliage

Private tours in Boston

If you’re here at the right time of the year, don’t be cynical about a Fall Foliage tour – it’s breathtaking!

Euromast tower, Rotterdam

Where to stay in Rotterdam

The Euromast observation tower has two exclusive, modern hotel suites, Heaven and Stars, over 100 metres above the ground.

Kinderdijk windmills

See more of the Netherlands

Take a day trip to Kinderdijk, an authentic polder landscape with nineteen windmills – beautiful, and strangely fascinating too.

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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