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Holland America Line

Rivers Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Cruise P838A

16 Sep 2018
Prinsendam cruises
Holland America Line
Rome (Civitavecchia)
Departure Date
16 Sep 2018
28 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite

BONUS up to USD$200 onboard cabin credit for this cruise!
(suite categories only)

Holland America's "Explore 4" Sale on 600+ sailings in 2018/19
• Signature Beverage Package • Dinner in the Pinnacle Grill
• Reduced fares for 3rd/4th guests • 50% reduced deposit
• SUITES BONUS: US$200 onboard spending money per stateroom!

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Sun 16 Sep 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands 05:00 PM
2 Mon 17 Sep 2018 Vlissingen, Netherlands 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
2 Mon 17 Sep 2018 Antwerp, Belgium 08:00 PM overnight
3 Tue 18 Sep 2018 Antwerp, Belgium 04:00 PM
4 Wed 19 Sep 2018 Rouen, France 06:00 PM overnight
5 Thu 20 Sep 2018 Rouen, France 06:00 PM
6 Fri 21 Sep 2018 At Sea
7 Sat 22 Sep 2018 La Rochelle, France 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
8 Sun 23 Sep 2018 Bordeaux, France 08:00 AM overnight
9 Mon 24 Sep 2018 Bordeaux, France 08:00 AM
10 Tue 25 Sep 2018 At Sea
11 Wed 26 Sep 2018 Lisbon, Portugal 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
12 Thu 27 Sep 2018 Gibraltar, United Kingdom 01:00 PM 06:00 PM
13 Fri 28 Sep 2018 Cartagena, Spain 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
14 Sat 29 Sep 2018 At Sea
15 Sun 30 Sep 2018 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
16 Mon 1 Oct 2018 At Sea
17 Tue 2 Oct 2018 Katakolon, Greece 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
18 Wed 3 Oct 2018 At Sea
19 Thu 4 Oct 2018 Alexandria, Egypt 06:00 AM 08:00 PM
20 Fri 5 Oct 2018 Port Said, Egypt 07:00 AM 08:00 PM
21 Sat 6 Oct 2018 Haifa, Israel 08:00 AM overnight
22 Sun 7 Oct 2018 Haifa, Israel 09:00 PM
23 Mon 8 Oct 2018 At Sea
24 Tue 9 Oct 2018 Kusadasi, Turkey 08:00 AM 07:00 PM
25 Wed 10 Oct 2018 Rhodes, Greece 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
26 Thu 11 Oct 2018 At Sea
27 Fri 12 Oct 2018 Messina, Italy 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
28 Sat 13 Oct 2018 Naples, Italy 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
29 Sun 14 Oct 2018 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 07:00 AM

Take a break on board the Prinsendam experiencing 28 relaxing nights on this Rivers Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Cruise P838A to Africa & Middle East. Your ship starts out from Amsterdam and calls into 18 ports in 10 countries before returning to Rome (Civitavecchia). Your 4.5 star cruise from Holland America Line has 1 forward departures. You can join this cruise today for as little as $307 per person/day, twin share. Don't miss out - reserve your cabin today!

Prinsendam Overview

Around mid-2017 itineraries sail from Amsterdam as far north as North Cape, to Iceland and Greenland, and around UK waters. In July reach the Svalbard archipelago above the Arctic Circle, along with mainland Norway and Iceland. Hopefully see the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights. In August reach Greenland – that’s quite special. By late 2017 you have a selection of small ports across the Mediterranean, with chances to visit ancient Ephesus and even the pyramids of Cairo. Then in November 2017 you have the opportunity of cruising up the Amazon. In early 2018 this mid-sized explorer ship circles South America, including another Amazon cruise. From May to September 2018 Prinsendam sails the UK, Baltic, and Arctic Norway. 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.


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 four 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. Ask about wine packages.


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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What's onboard?

  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections, tours
  • Shops duty free
  • Pinnacle & Neptune Suites Lounge & Concierge
  • Main Dining Room
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Gala attire (once per week)
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Pinnacle Grill (beef, seafood)
  • Pinnacle – Le Cirque
  • Terrace Grill (lido snacks)
  • Explorations Café (Internet)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Special diets (60 day notice)
  • In-room dining complimentary
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar complimentary
  • Beverage packages
  • Afternoon Teas, one High
  • Tea/cruise
  • The Showroom at Sea theatre
  • Lounges and bars
  • Explorers Lounge (library, Internet)
  • Explorations Speakers (longer voyages)
  • Nightclub
  • B.B.King’s Blues Club
  • In-cabin DVD 1000 titles
  • BBC Earth stateroom entertainment (by Sep 2016)
  • Cinema Wayang Theatre
  • Casino
  • Pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Digital Workshop (camera/computer)
  • Culinary Arts Centre (cooking, wine tasting etc)
  • Sports court, table games
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Religious services
  • Conference facilities
  • Single guests program, dance partners on most sailings
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (5-7,8-12,13-17y)
  • After hours 3-13 y 10pm-12 (pay)
  • Babysitting on sea days for Under 6s (pay)
  • Weddings (check details)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Laundry self-serve (coin)
  • Cabin mini-bar
  • Internet hotspots, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Cabin telephone to shore (pay)
  • US 110/European 220V
  • Wheelchair access
  • Service animals allowed
  • Daily newsletter

What's included?

  • 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
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y) (Prinsendam 5-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Concierge for Pinnacle & Neptune suites

What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Gratuities per person/day: US$12.50 to US$13.50
  • Gratuities are voluntary & can be modified/removed on request at Guest Relations after boarding
  • Service charge: beverages 15%
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport, visa, vaccination fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases to any taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Service charge to credit card transactions
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • Passport required, must be valid for 6 months after return date
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead

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Take a break on board the Prinsendam experiencing 28 relaxing nights on this Rivers Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Cruise P838A to Africa & Middle East. When: Ship: Prinsendam Category: Cruise Cabins from $8599 per person