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Join the Prinsendam over 14 exciting nights aboard the Celtic Enchantment cruise through the waters of Europe - Western & British Isles. Your ship starts out from Amsterdam and calls into 11 ports in 3 countries before returning to Amsterdam. This 4.5 star voyage from Holland America Line has forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Day Date Port of call Arrival Departure
1 Tue 10 Jul 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands 5.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Originally a dam in the river Amstel, Amsterdam today is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, as engineered dams, sea gates, and the 19-mile dyke walling out the Zuider Zee prevent this low-lying country from being reclaimed by the North Sea. Interestingly, the 17th century canals of Amsterdam located in the heart of the city have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The main tourist attractions are undoubtedly the famous Museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum. However, there is much more to be seen and appreciated.

The fascinating and historical Dam Square, dominated by the Royal Palace with its classical facade and fine sculptures cannot be missed. The impressive history of the square is well documented at the Historical Museum. Other famous squares include Rembrandtplien - lined with restaurants, cafes and pubs and the vibrant and colourful Leidseplein. Then, of course, there is the Red Light District that includes the calm haven of the Oude Kirk (Old Church) with attached houses, built in the Gothic-renaissance style, and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world.

Cruise along some of the delightful and historic canals in this ‘Venice of the North’ and you cannot possibly leave without seeing windmills as there are eight stunning windmills in at the heart of the city just waiting to be admired. Visit the delightful parks, the largest being Vondelpark right in the middle of the city, and thoroughly appreciate the experience of the ‘do-it-yourself for all ages’ voyage of discovery between fantasy and reality. The NEMO Science and technology Centre which also offers breathtaking views of the city, is a fantastic experience, as is a visit to Coster's diamond cutting factory where one is shown the secrets of cutting and polishing diamonds.

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2 Wed 11 Jul 2012 Guernsey, United Kingdom 2.00pm 10.00pm
Celtic Enchantment The isle of Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, lying just eight miles off the coast of France, offers the visitor a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful, unspoiled ambience. Between the wide, sandy beaches to the north and the rocky cliffs in the south are wooded valleys, marshland and winding country lanes. Guernsey soaks up nearly 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, making it one of the sunniest places in the British Isles.

Discover Guernsey by on the number 7 or 7a bus, coach, mini bus, taxi, or on foot. Tours of St Peter Port, St Sampsons Harbour, the cliffs, Lihou Island and the hidden Green Lanes are all available. If interested in the history of the island then be sure to visit the German Occupation Museum, the Little Chapel, Hauteville House - the home of author Victor Hugo during a 15 year self-imposed exile, Castle Cornet and the German Underground Hospital.

The Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum and the Guernsey Museum are both well worth visiting as is the Gallery of artistic work at St Peter Port. Relax with a visit to the Sculpture Garden of Saumarez Manor in St Martins or visit Cobo to walk along the beach and pop into Cobo tea rooms to sample their gorgeous cakes. Indeed there is a large range of local gourmet specialties that should be tried.

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3 Thu 12 Jul 2012 Plymouth, United Kingdom 7.00am 6.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Plymouth, a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, is a city in Devon, England, about 310 km SW of London. Being home to nearly 250,000 people it is the second biggest city on the south coast. Plymouth grew as a major shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas and the construction of battleships for the Royal Navy. This led to its targeting and partial destruction during the Plymouth Blitz of World War II, but after the war the city centre was completely rebuilt and today its naval base, HMNB Devonport, is the largest operational naval base in Western Europe. The Plymouth Mayflower Museum takes visitors on a fascinating journey from the early beginnings of Sutton Harbour, then a rocky natural harbour, through to the thriving tourist destination we see today.

The Smeaton’s Tower built in 1759 is one of the world’s most famous lighthouses, and the Wheel of Plymouth at 60m in height is awe-inspiring and a ride provides wonderful views of the city. With over 70 sharks from more than ten different species that range in size from the small dogfish to the large Sand Tiger Sharks, the National Marine Museum is well worth visiting. Other places well worth visiting are the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican area of the city and the 16th C Elizabethan House with its carved oak features and period furniture. Close to Plymouth is Saltram, the Parker family home with its original contents. With three centuries of sophistication and extravagance, it provides a fascinating insight into country-estate life throughout the centuries.



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4 Fri 13 Jul 2012 Milford Haven, United Kingdom 8.00am 5.00pm
Celtic Enchantment The charming port town of Milford Haven lies on the west coast of Pembrokeshire in SW Wales. The town’s new investment in tourism has seen the docks reshaped into a superb 150-berth marina, and a host of visitor attractions including the exciting Kaleidoscope Discovery Centre, go-karts, and an adventure playground. Add to this a nature trail, a 9-hole golf course, pleasure boat trips, the Town Museum housed in the town's oldest building built in 1797, together with an impressive Dockside Gallery with displays of some of the best art and craft to come out of West Wales for many a year, and one understands why there is a great influx of visitors during the Summer months.

For those interested in past events, Custom House is definitely well worth a visit to gain an interesting insight into the town's history as both a fishing centre, and more particularly, a whaling town. There are many beautiful beaches to visit nearby and wonderful, relaxing walks to be found. Golfing, riding, boating, and fishing can all be found within the local area. Also popular with many are the cafes, restaurants and smart shops, while the nearby Fort Hubberstone - built in 1863 to defend the port - is a very popular visitor drawcard.



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5 Sat 14 Jul 2012 At Sea
6 Sun 15 Jul 2012 Foynes, Ireland 7.00am 4.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Foynes - aka Faing - is a small town and major port in County Limerick in the midwest of Ireland, located at the edge of hilly land on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary. It is noteworthy for having been, in the early years of aviation, the last port of call on the eastern shore of the Atlantic for flying boats. Surveying flights for flying boat operations were made by Charles Lindbergh in 1933 and a terminal was begun in 1935. This resulted in claims to fame as the invention there of Irish Coffee in order to alleviate the suffering of cold and wet passengers. Foynes as a port has a longer history, being first surveyed in 1837, and is now the location of a major deep water seaport.





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7 Mon 16 Jul 2012 Londonderry, United Kingdom 10.00am 8.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Londonderry Port at Lisahally is in Derry, Northern Ireland, located 11 km from the city centre. It is the United Kingdom’s most westerly port and has a capacity for 30,000 ton vessels including cruise ships. It is situated on the east bank of the River Foyle at the southern end of Lough Foyle near the village of Strathfoyle.

It was once a major port of embarkation for Irish emigrants to North America, and played a vital part for the Allies in WWII. During the war's longest running campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic eventually resulted in the surrender of the German U-Boat fleet at Lisahally on 8 May 1945.



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8 Tue 17 Jul 2012 Belfast, United Kingdom 7.00am 4.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and is currently experiencing a successful tourist boom, being one of the most visited cities in the UK. Belfast has plenty of attractions and is a good base from which to visit virtually anywhere else in the North. In the city centre concentrate on the glories resulting from the Industrial Revolution – grandiose architecture and magnificent Victorian pubs – and the rejuvenated area from Ann Street to Donegall Street now known as the Cathedral quarter.

Among the fascinating places that tourists visit is the Belfast Castle with its restaurants, small heritage centre, and beautiful views of the whole city. The City Hall with its impressive dome that dominates the city’s skyline, its grand staircase and seven stained glass windows attracts many visitors, and within walking distance from here there’s the Logan Weir and Lookout that has emerged as a prominent attraction. For something really different, visit the Ice Bowl which, in addition to ice-skating, offers 20 lanes of computerized tenpin bowling.

The Belfast City Skin Works houses what must be one of the most unusual Belfast museums: 'The Celtic and World Tattoo Museum' that covers artistic, cosmetic and religious tattooing from all over the world. All shopping enthusiasts love Belfast as it has become a centre for diverse shops. For example the store in Rosemary Street, Fresh Garbage, is a rarity in jewelry shops, as it has great atmosphere, some fascinating clothing and, as you'll notice, it smells good too.

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9 Wed 18 Jul 2012 Portree, United Kingdom 8.00am 6.00pm
Celtic Enchantment The largest town on Skye, located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Portree’s harbor is fringed by steep cliffs. The town's Gaelic heritage is evident in the local attractions that include the run of striking, brightly painted buildings down the south-west as well as the delightful natural stone and whitewashed buildings to the north. In addition the mountainous terrain provides breathtaking vistas from nearly every destination. Everything is a short stroll away within Portree, while nearby Glasgow provides further opportunities for exploration. Harry Potter fans will recognize that the town is home to the fictional Pride of Portree.

Of interest to most visitors are: the Edinbane Pottery that provides an excellent choice of hand-made pottery, the Aros Experience that is the town’s biggest commercial complex and which was designed to bring to life the history of Skye, and the Royal Hotel - once known as MacNab’s Inn - that was the setting of a fascinating story about Bonnie Prince Charlie. Play a round of golf in nearby Sconser or go pony trekking at Skeabost. Skye is also the ideal place for fly fishing and bird watching on guided walks. Then sample the local whisky at the Talisker Distillery in Carbost or simply find a quiet spot to admire the views.

Other opportunities include numerous tours such as a sea eagle and wildlife boat trip, the opportunity to play inside a Wowball, go horseback riding, or take a boat trip into the bay to see the seals and sea eagles. The centre of life in Portree has to be its harbour. This is in a superb natural setting, being surrounded by high ground and cliffs. Some visit the peninsula to the south, known as ‘The Lump’, that once provided a spectacular setting for public hangings on the island.

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10 Thu 19 Jul 2012 At Sea
11 Fri 20 Jul 2012 Liverpool, United Kingdom 8.00am 11.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Liverpool lies along the Mersey Estuary in England, UK. Not only is it extremely well known for the Beatles and other groups from the Merseybeat era, it is also home to the oldest Black African and the oldest Chinese communities in Europe. In addition, several areas of the city have been granted World Heritage Site status. Most visitors make sure to visit Paul McCartney's birthplace and other famous haunts of the Beatles by taking a nostalgic tour during their stay. Historically there are some delightful buildings, dated from as far back as the 16th C. the oldest being the delightful Speake Hall Tudor manor house.

Also of note are Croxteth Hall and Woolton Hall, and within the city centre the Grade 1 listed Bluecoat Chambers that was constructed in British Queen Anne style. Then there are the two famous cathedrals, the Anglican Cathedral, regarded as one of the greatest buildings of the 20th century, and the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral that breaks the traditional longitudinal design. Take a ride on the Mersey Ferry that has become an increasingly popular tourist attraction within the city, with daytime River Explorer Cruises providing passengers with an historical overview of the city and the surrounding areas.

Recently there has been significant regeneration, so be sure to visit Liverpool One that provides new retail, commercial, residential and leisure space. Liverpool also has more galleries and national museums than any other city in the United Kingdom apart from London. Famous among these are the Tate Modern - the largest exhibition space dedicated to modern art in the United Kingdom, the FACT centre that hosts touring multimedia exhibitions, and Ceri Hand Gallery opened in 2008, to name but a few.

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12 Sat 21 Jul 2012 Dublin, Ireland 8.00am 10.00pm
Celtic Enchantment The capital and largest city of Ireland is situated on the mid-east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin has more green spaces per square km than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 meters of a park area. But Dublin’s greatest draw remains Dubliners themselves, both native-born and blown in. When at their ease, they are the greatest hosts of all, providing a life-affirming experience that will restore your faith in human nature.

Dublin has many landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded in 1204, while one of the newest is the Spire of Dublin, a conical stainless steel spire rising to 121.2 m and lit at night it provides a beacon in the sky. Then there is the Ha’penny Bridge - one of Dublin’s iconic landmarks, many magnificent churches and cathedrals, the Mansion House and the Custom house, the Anna Livia monument and the Molly Malone statue.

Visit Phoenix Park that is home to not only a herd of wild fallow deer, but also the President of Ireland’s residence, Ashtown Castle, and the Dublin Zoo. Shop at Grafton Street the main shopping street with its large shopping centre and then relax at the surrounding park, St Stephen’s Green. Visit the excellent museums, take a walking tour through the Georgian streets of Merrion Square or ride on top of the city's hop-on hop-off double-decker tour buses. On the other hand you may prefer to just kick back at the St. James's Gate Guinness Brewery and enjoy a tasty pint with a perfect frothy head.

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13 Sun 22 Jul 2012 Waterford, Ireland 8.00am 5.00pm
Celtic Enchantment Waterford City is the capital of the Sunny South East of Ireland and Ireland's oldest city. Situated on the River Suir, it has a long maritime history, being one of Ireland's major ports for over a millennium. Today, the world over, the city is synonymous with Waterford Crystal, a legacy of its glass making industry since 1783. Then there’s the Viking Triangle, the oldest quarter of the city that is surrounded by original 10th C fortifications. Now a quiet, tranquil area, visitors can stroll the narrow streets, view the medieval architecture and absorb the charming character of the area. The surrounding area offers a dazzling coastline, with numerous beaches, beautiful river valleys, lakes and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains. It is a natural playground for Golf, Water Sports, Walking, Angling and Cycling enthusiasts.

A visit to the House of Waterford Crystal visitor centre provides an opportunity to choose from the world's largest selection of Waterford Crystal, while the factory tour offers first hand access to all areas of traditional crystal production. Another place of interest is the Waterford Museum of Treasures that tells the 1000-year-story of the city from the treasures of Viking Waterford and the oldest civic urban building in Ireland, Reginald’s Tower. For shoppers the pedestrianised John Roberts Square is a main centre of the city’s modern day commercial centre, and not far away - with a fine commercial tradition - is Arundel Square. Those interested in Art appreciate the Waterford Municipal Art Gallery with over 200 paintings by Irish and international artists.

Waterford's oldest pub can be found just outside the old 'Viking Triangle'. T & H Doolans, of 31/32 George's Street, has been officially active and open to the public for over three hundred years. A main element of the structure includes one of the original city walls, almost 1,000 years old, which can be viewed in the lounge area of the building. Also worth visiting are the Christ Church Cathedral and the beautiful Quaker Meeting House built in 1792 that is now home to the Garter Lane Arts Centre. This port of call founded by Viking traders in 914 has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle, so certainly offers the complete holiday experience.

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14 Mon 23 Jul 2012 At Sea
15 Tue 24 Jul 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands 7.00am
Celtic Enchantment Originally a dam in the river Amstel, Amsterdam today is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, as engineered dams, sea gates, and the 19-mile dyke walling out the Zuider Zee prevent this low-lying country from being reclaimed by the North Sea. Interestingly, the 17th century canals of Amsterdam located in the heart of the city have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The main tourist attractions are undoubtedly the famous Museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum. However, there is much more to be seen and appreciated.

The fascinating and historical Dam Square, dominated by the Royal Palace with its classical facade and fine sculptures cannot be missed. The impressive history of the square is well documented at the Historical Museum. Other famous squares include Rembrandtplien - lined with restaurants, cafes and pubs and the vibrant and colourful Leidseplein. Then, of course, there is the Red Light District that includes the calm haven of the Oude Kirk (Old Church) with attached houses, built in the Gothic-renaissance style, and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world.

Cruise along some of the delightful and historic canals in this ‘Venice of the North’ and you cannot possibly leave without seeing windmills as there are eight stunning windmills in at the heart of the city just waiting to be admired. Visit the delightful parks, the largest being Vondelpark right in the middle of the city, and thoroughly appreciate the experience of the ‘do-it-yourself for all ages’ voyage of discovery between fantasy and reality. The NEMO Science and technology Centre which also offers breathtaking views of the city, is a fantastic experience, as is a visit to Coster's diamond cutting factory where one is shown the secrets of cutting and polishing diamonds.

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Prinsendam follows the sun, between South America and Europe. From November to February each year she circumnavigates South America, venturing 1500 km up the Amazon River and as far south as Antarctica. Climb Incan ruins, photograph a dozen glaciers, stroll the 20-lane boulevard of Buenos Aires, walk the dazzling sands of a Uruguayan beach. From March to October explore the entire coastline of Europe. Itineraries actually extend from Egypt and the Holy Land, to as far north as ships can venture into Arctic seas. Cruises are port intensive, call at less-visited ports, from 14 nights and longer. This is an exciting smaller vessel that offers the feel of a classic yacht and the service of a cruise ship. It is suited to more mature travellers who appreciate contemporary conveniences. Holland America Line arranges excellent onshore tours.

Accommodation
Standard cabins are custom designed, spacious, and very well appointed, for example with walk-in closets, full length bath, and one or two single beds. Some have a third berth, and others have interconnecting doors. A few have a private balcony. All grades of cabins come with a basket of fresh fruit on request, flat-screen TV running movies, DVD player, bathrobes, hairdryers, make-up mirrors, kit of personal toiletries, plush bedding, and evening turn-down service. Filipino and Indonesian stewards give friendly and unobtrusive service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Note that there are some single cabins, and eight that are wheelchair-accessible. The self-service laundrettes are practical for the longer cruises.

Food and Dining
The ship has a variety of formal and casual dining areas. The La Fontaine Dining Room with its extensive ocean views serves open-seating breakfast and lunch. There are two seatings at dinner, at assigned tables, set with fine crystal and china ware. One section allows for guests who prefer to dine at their own schedule. Two nights in seven are formal nights, perhaps preceded with pre-dinner drinks, then after your meal retire to the Showroom at Sea or a musical recital. The alternative restaurant The Pinnacle Grill is well worth the additional cover charge, with meals served in most elegant settings. The venue specialises in fine steaks and seafoods. Occasionally the Pinnacle – Le Cirque offers a special menu (extra). Ask about wine packages.

Entertainment
At night the tiered Showroom At Sea offers twice-nightly quality cabaret acts. Singles and older couples mingle sip drinks in elegant surrounds at the upper deck Crow’s Nest Lounge with its wrap-around views of the ship’s progress, the beautifully crafted Explorer’s Lounge, and the Ocean Bar. Evening entertainment includes the casino.

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Cruise summary

Cruise: Celtic Enchantment
Duration: 14 nights
Ship: Prinsendam
Star rating:
Departs: Amsterdam
Returns: Amsterdam
Ports of call: 11
Forward departures:

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections
  • Shops duty free
  • Penthouse Suites with Lounge & Concierge
  • DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Pinnacle Grill (extra)
  • Pinnacle – Le Cirque (extra)
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Terrace Grill (lido snacks)
  • Explorer’s Café (Internet)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Special diets (+90 day notice)
  • In-room dining complimentary
  • Formal dining nights
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar
  • Wine packages
  • Special Afternoon Teas
  • Lounges and bars
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Showroom at Sea theatre
  • Dancing with the Stars: dance lessons
  • DJ, Piano Bar, Ocean Bar, Explorers Lounge
  • In-cabin DVD 1000 titles
  • Cinema Wayang Theatre
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Fitness Centre
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Enrichment presentations
  • Digital Workshop
  • Culinary Arts Centre, cooking, wine tasting
  • Sports court, table games
  • Photo gallery
  • Golf putting greens
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Religious services
  • Conference facilities
  • Single guests program, dance partners on some sailings (most)
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (5-7,8-12,13-17 y)
  • OTHER
  • Weddings (check details)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Laundry self-serve (pay/coin)
  • Internet hotspots, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Cabin telephone to shore; fax (pay)
  • 110V power
  • Wheelchair access
  • Service animals allowed
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs) (Prinsendam 5-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: USD 11.50 pp/night (suites USD 12). Adjust wth Guest Relations Manager if service inadequate
  • Service charge: bar and Dining Room wine 15%
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges

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