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Take a break on board the Ryndam experiencing 20 exciting nights aboard the Mediterranean Medley Cruise exploring Europe - Mediterranean. Your ship sails from Dover with an itinerary that includes 13 ports in 6 countries before returning to Dover. This particular 3.5 star cruise from Holland America Line has forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Day Date Port of call Arrival Departure
1 Sat 21 Jul 2012 Dover, United Kingdom 5.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Dover, the world’s busiest ferry port, is located in the county of Kent, England, at the extreme SE corner of Britain. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel, 35 km away across the Straits of Dover. Possibly best known for its lyrically famous ‘White Cliffs’, archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain, and this continues to this day. This goes some way to explaining why this region in Kent has more than its fair share of castles, stately homes and museums than any other coastal region in the UK.

Dover Castle, the oldest and one of the best-known castles in England, and the ‘Pharos’, a first century lighthouse, are popular attractions. Discover the hidden World War II labyrinth of tunnels that were used as an underground hospital and military enclave, or take a wonderful walk along the cliffs by following any of the well-sign-posted trails. For a different perspective, sail around the harbour on a boat tour, get a bird's eye view from an open top bus, or travel back in time on an historic railway. If time permits visit medieval Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells to the west and the historic Medway towns to the north.

Other places include: the archaeological site of the Roman Painted House; the Dover Museum that houses the Bronze Age Boat Gallery, including the world’s oldest surviving seagoing vessel; and the Transport Museum with a Maritime room and extensive model railways. Then there is the Old Town Goal to experience prison life as it was in Victorian times. Dover also offers an excavated Roman fort, and the extensive Western Heights Napoleonic fortifications. Take a drive along kilometres of idyllic countryside and winding lanes, and every now and then the county's unique white-tipped coastal houses.

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2 Sun 22 Jul 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands 7.00am 4.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise 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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4 Tue 24 Jul 2012 At Sea
5 Wed 25 Jul 2012 Lisbon, Portugal 9.00am 5.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, lies in the western Iberian Peninsula aside the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River. As one of the oldest cities in the world, it is rich in Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Modern and Post-Modern constructions. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares. The Lisbon Coast hosts some fine sandy beaches at Cascais and Estoril and fishing villages like Sesimbra. With a little travelling, visitors often visit Sintra to appreciate the stunning views from Europe’s westernmost point, and to explore its royal palaces and the country’s best kept secrets, the historic villages.

The variety of museums such as: the Ancient Art National Museum; the Film Museum-The Cinema Museum; the Municipal Photographics Archive; and the Portuguese Guitar House, make them extremely popular destinations for visitors. Other attractions include the Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém, Casino Lisboa, and the Knowledge Pavilion promoting scientific and technological culture, to name some of the most popular. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colourful cityscape, but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets.

There are some fascinating places not far from the city that also ‘call’ tourists. Explore the majestic structures around Evora or the pilgrimage centre of Fatima. Many enjoy the individuality of the hop on-hop off buses, or hiring a car. You can visit the countryside and the National Parks, do some wine tasting and then be sure to engage in some shopping and try some of the great local cuisine. If that's not enough, take a boat along the Sado or Tagus for a nautical view of the coast. Take home some amazing gifts made from cork, including clothes, accessories, and shoes.

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6 Thu 26 Jul 2012 Gibraltar, United Kingdom 2.00pm 6.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Gibraltar shares a northern border with Spain, but is a UK Overseas Territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. It has an area of 6 sq.km. and a 1.2 km border with Spain. Under its 2006 constitution Gibraltar governs its own affairs, though some powers such as defense and foreign relations remain the responsibility of the UK Government. The Rock of Gibraltar dominates the entrance to the Mediterranean between the southern tip of Spain and the continent of Africa 14 km to the south. Both famous and enigmatic, Gibraltar contains some of the most extensive military fortifications in Europe, spanning over 1200 years of Moorish, Spanish and British history.

Undoubtedly, the most famous attraction is the geological formation of the Rock of Gibraltar itself, and visitors are keen to ride the cable car that takes them to the top and back, providing excellent views of the port and surrounds. Remember that an integral part of tourism here are the Barbary Macaques, the only wild apes in Europe, which although cute will attack you for anything that appeals to them such as your ice-cream. The nature reserve provides tourists with sightseeing activities such as caves, the great siege tunnels, large military guns and many more sites of historical and geological interest.

The City of Gibraltar is enclosed by impressive fortress walls, the oldest being those of the Moorish Castle complex. Narrow passages and steps that climb steeply between the buildings can be found in the upper part of the town. The Gibraltar Museum is a must for the visitor with an academic interest in Gibraltar. It includes military and archaeological artefacts, especially remains of Neanderthal man. Also of interest are: the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park; the Moorish Castle; Europa Point; and the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque. The colony has a tax-free status, hence offers some relatively low-priced goods.

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7 Fri 27 Jul 2012 Cartagena, Spain 9.00am 6.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Cartagena is a Mediterranean city and naval station located in the Region of Murcia, south-eastern Spain. The rich Carthaginian heritage extends as far as the Sea Wall, built by Charles III in the 18th century, and which defines the old quarter. Overlooking the Mediterranean there are two elements which are clearly connected with the sea: the prototype of the submarine by the inventor Isaac Peral and the National Museum of Maritime Archaeology that is home to the National Centre of Underwater Archaeological Research highlighting aspects of naval construction from ancient times.

In the port area visitors are provided with fascinating historical information at the Monument to Heroes of Cavite. Among the numerous museums, Teatro Romano with the right blend of original features and reconstruction is amazing, while the Roman Theatre Museum built sympathetically around historic remains, and the Augusteum Roman Museum are also very well worth visiting. The Conception Castle that once served as a fortress provides a wonderful view of the port and explains the history of Cartgena from 229 BC.

The best way to discover the Modernist architecture of Cartagena is to take a walk along the Calle Mayor, which leads off the Plaza del Ayuntamiento square, while the fishing quarter of Santa Lucia is well worth visiting. To enjoy all the different types of cuisine in Murcia the best idea is to head for the northwest of the region, in order to visit the Sierra de Moratalla, Caravaca de la Cruz and Calasparra. Also of interest to many visitors are the beaches such as Los Nietos Beach with 2 km of fine dark stand and provision to enjoy various water sports.

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8 Sat 28 Jul 2012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9.00am 6.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma, and almost half of the total population of Majorca live there. Visitors are spellbound by its blue waters, white beaches, lush foliage (almost 40 percent of the island is protected countryside), and 300 days of sunshine each year. Palma is a city of modern hotel chains and flashy shops, yet is dated and still retains much of its old architecture.

The Old Town, the historic centre of Palma, with its narrow streets and restored cathedral standing proudly in the centre of town, should not be missed. It is also a refreshing area for walking on a hot humid day, as the streets are narrow and shady, and filled with great places to visit. Not surprisingly swimming, scuba diving, jet skiing, and windsurfing are popular activities. Also water sports, sky diving, horse riding, cycling, mountain climbing, and golf are readily available. Marineland is a large marine zoo, a perfect place to take children. There are daily shows of the sea lions, dolphins, and parrots.

It is also a ‘Shopping Mecca’ renowned not only for its top designer boutiques, but also its high-tech products. Art lovers enjoy visiting Mallorca for its ancient and beautiful architecture. See the impressive gothic cathedral completed in 1601, museums, towers, parks, and even streets that make a striking contrast with amazing futuristic buildings. All must visit at least one of the 1,200 restaurants and try the ‘sobrasada’ and/or the ‘botifarrones,’ which are Mallorca’s famous stuffed meats. This renowned Honeymoon Destination truly is wonderful for people of all ages.

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9 Sun 29 Jul 2012 Barcelona, Spain 7.00am overnight
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. The Art Nouveau architectural style has a great number of buildings listed as World Heritage Sites.

An outstanding example of this is the immense, remarkable, but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, with completion planned for 2026. There are far too many famous attractions for all to be listed, however a few of the most popular include: the Barcelona Aquarium, with the IMAX cinema right next door; the Spanish Village that is home to replicate styles of houses from different parts of Spain; as well as fascinating traditionally made Spanish goods; and for football fanatics, the not-to-be-missed Barcelona Football Club Museum.

Add to this the Picasso Museum with his paintings displayed in alphabetical order, the Zoo, the National Museum of Art of Catalunya, and the Magic fountain on Montjuic, and one realises that this city with its old world attraction will not disappoint. Last but not least is Barcelona's old town, the heart of the city. It's made up of many small neighbourhoods, full of old-world character, linked by narrow, winding streets. Students, foreigners and artists thrive in this area, attracted by its sense of history and cosmopolitan feel, along with its trendy bars, concert halls and good restaurants.

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10 Mon 30 Jul 2012 Barcelona, Spain 3.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. The Art Nouveau architectural style has a great number of buildings listed as World Heritage Sites.

An outstanding example of this is the immense, remarkable, but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, with completion planned for 2026. There are far too many famous attractions for all to be listed, however a few of the most popular include: the Barcelona Aquarium, with the IMAX cinema right next door; the Spanish Village that is home to replicate styles of houses from different parts of Spain; as well as fascinating traditionally made Spanish goods; and for football fanatics, the not-to-be-missed Barcelona Football Club Museum.

Add to this the Picasso Museum with his paintings displayed in alphabetical order, the Zoo, the National Museum of Art of Catalunya, and the Magic fountain on Montjuic, and one realises that this city with its old world attraction will not disappoint. Last but not least is Barcelona's old town, the heart of the city. It's made up of many small neighbourhoods, full of old-world character, linked by narrow, winding streets. Students, foreigners and artists thrive in this area, attracted by its sense of history and cosmopolitan feel, along with its trendy bars, concert halls and good restaurants.

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11 Tue 31 Jul 2012 Monte Carlo, Monaco 10.00am 11.59pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Monte Carlo is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco in France. It really has a fairy-tale image with its beautiful Riviera - Cote d'Azur - setting, yacht-filled harbor and the elegant Casino that visitors can’t miss, though most don’t even enter to see the opulence and grandeur reflecting its exorbitant cost. It is an extremely rich place, where fast cars, big diamonds and flashy yachts are the norm. With its own Royal family who have ruled here since the 13th century, it is a place with which all of us are familiar. After all, who can forget Princess Grace Kelly?

The official language is French, but Italian and English are widely spoken and understood. Take in an overview of all the major sights on a ‘little train tour’. The eastern part of Monaco that contains the palace, at which guided visits are available, is probably the most interesting part of town. The Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium is a great attraction for families and it also features an excellent restaurant overlooking the Riviera. Nearby, the appealing information and historical exhibits found within the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology may be of interest, along with the rather unexpected and impressive, Prince of Monaco's Collection of Classic Cars.

If you are more interested in art, then the main avenues of Monte Carlo are littered with pricey galleries, with highlights including both the Marlborough Fine Art Gallery and the Galerie Monaco Fine Arts. Visitors may simply relax and absorb the beauty of the yachts in the harbour, wander through the covered passageways of the old quarter, have a drink in the grand Hotel de Paris, or shop in chic boutiques. On the other hand the more energetic may prefer to participate in the water sports on offer at Larvotto Beach, or walk along the Avenue St Martin to soak up the atmosphere and views from the cliff-side gardens.

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12 Wed 1 Aug 2012 At Sea
13 Thu 2 Aug 2012 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 6.00am 8.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Rome, the capital, and largest city of Italy, is full of unending possibilities. It can be reached from the port of Civitavecchia in approximately ninety minutes either by train or coach. Rome greets visitors with a multitude of faces, such as the Ancient City with ruins like: the Colosseum; the seven hills; the Roman Forum; and the Sacred Way, the path used for triumphal processions. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. Also popular are the Sistine Chapel with Michaelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco, and his masterpiece, La Pieta, at St. Peter's Cathedral.

Art is everywhere, with masterpieces often hidden in tiny, nondescript churches. Organised tours, with strictly controlled numbers, are regarded by many as the ideal way to 'see Rome', as they generally result in more prompt access, without lengthy queues. However you can explore Rome at your own pace, perhaps with a city's Roma Pass, on an extensive hop-on hop off itinerary, including 17 stops, through the heart of Rome. You have the choice of a 24 or 48 hours ticket, in especially appointed tourist friendly buses. The 48 hours ticket also allows for an interchangeable hop-on hop-off Rome cruise.

Rome has at least 40 underground burial places - catacombs - under or near the city. Though most famous for Christian burials, they include pagan and Jewish burials, either in separate catacombs or mixed together. The first large-scale catacombs were excavated from the 2nd century onwards and continued until recent decades. Most visitors don’t forget to visit the Trevi Fountain, to throw in their coins and make their wishes! If you have already visited Rome, the surrounding countryside offers many fascinating choices, including the picturesque hill towns of Orvieto, Viterbo, and Bagnoreggio which are just an hour away from the port.

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14 Fri 3 Aug 2012 At Sea
15 Sat 4 Aug 2012 Ibiza Town, Spain 8.00am 3.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Ibiza Town, or as the locals call it Vila d’Eivissa, is situated on the SE coast of the Spanish island of Ibiza, of which it is the capital. Most famous for its night life - indeed the island is regarded the undisputed Party Capital of the World - two of the island's most luxurious nightclubs, Pacha and El Divino, are located in Ibiza Town itself, while the nightclub Space is just south of the town. Ibiza Town is certainly the most fascinating part of the island, as it has a concentration of all the attractions and eccentricities which have made Ibiza world famous.

Above all, be sure to visit Dalt Vila where all are intrigued by the fairytale architecture, the dramatic entrance flanked by mighty statues of roman stone and the amazing panoramic views from the battlements. Here is also the archaeological museum with many collections from the Carthaginian era. The museum Museo Puig des Molins set in the Carthaginian burial grounds is to be recommended as it is home to one of the world's most impressive Roman museum collections, where artefacts found exclusively on this island are on display.

Explore the Ibiza Marina adorned with only the finest restaurants and yachts and relax in the Plaza del Parque as you absorb the local culture and watch the beautiful people go past. Shop to your heart's content in Ibiza Town's boutiques, stalls and bargain bins, dine in one of the many restaurants, and for a moment of blissful calm amidst the action, you could even catch a ferry to Formentera or the neighbouring beaches.

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16 Sun 5 Aug 2012 Almeria, Spain 8.00am 6.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise The Spanish city of Almeria is the capital of the province of the same name, and is the most eastern capital of Andalucia. It is the driest region in Europe as well as one of the warmest, with an average 19 degrees Celsius and 330 days of sun per year. Steeped in history, as seen in the fascinating backdrop of a magnificent Arab fortress called the Alcazaba, together with a Cathedral that is built with a fascinating combination of Renaissance and Gothic architectural styles, it has become an extremely popular tourist destination.

Of great interest to visitors is the trip to the Desierto de Amiria where, in the only semi-desert in Europe, one has the opportunity to explore both the Western and Mexico sets that are used here for the making of Mexican and wild west cowboy films. Proof of famous actors who have worked here is found in the Saloon. As an alternative take a trip to Cabo del Gata and enjoy rock-climbing at some of the most stunning coastline in Spain.

Another place to be explored is the Refugios a four and a half kilometre long maze of tunnels dug under the city of Almeria in the early 30's to protect the civilian population during the Spanish Civil war. Also well worth visiting is the Arab cisterns of Jairan that once supplied water for the whole city, but today is used as the oldest flamenco club in town and hosts concerts and exhibitions.

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17 Mon 6 Aug 2012 Cadiz, Spain 9.00am 11.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Cadiz is a city and port in SW Spain. It is the capital of Cadiz Province, an autonomous community of Andalusia. Due to its small size one is never more than a few blocks from the sea, and this engenders a safe, relaxed, and easy-going atmosphere. The oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Western Europe, it has a history of around 3,000 years, and the old central quarter is famous for its picturesque fascination and spectacular buildings. Discover the narrow cobbled streets that open out onto pretty little squares dotted with cafes where people relax and absorb the amazing Moorish architecture.

Visit the delightful parks and plazas, such as Parque Genoves with spectacular views out to the bay, and Plaza San Antonio. The port has strong relations with Cuba, and the two cities of Havana and Cadiz even look very similar. Indeed Cuban scenes from the latest James Bond film (‘Die Aynother Day’) were shot in Cadiz. Specific buildings such as the New Cathedral with its splendid gold-tiled dome, the Fine Arts and Archaeology Museum, the interesting temple Oratorio of Santa Cruz, and the church of St. Philip where an important political constitution was signed, all add to the importance of the historic atmosphere of Cadiz.

Don’t miss the new town, an elegant metropolis with excellent beaches. The Carnival in February is Spain’s biggest. Alternatively, late June sees the Festival de San Juan, a mini Las Fallas, where they burn big displays. One of Spain´s most extensive Natural Parks, Donana, is located just north of Cadiz and one does not have to be a nature lover to be attracted to this eye-catching wildlife wonderland. Cadiz is the preferred vacation destination for millions of Spaniards, who come here to enjoy the glorious beaches and historical sites while avoiding the tourist crowds that swarm to Spain’s more well-known cities.

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18 Tue 7 Aug 2012 Portimao, Portugal 7.00am 2.00pm
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Portimao is a city located in the District of Faro in the Region of Algarve in southern coastal area of Portugal. It is a popular holiday resort, undoubtedly due to the fact that it enjoys around 300 days of sunshine each year. Portimao is also known for its sporting events. In the summer, a beach soccer tournament called 'Little World Cup' is held, and the Lisbon to Dakar Rally passes through. However, the gently lapping waves on fine golden sand framed by cliffs and rocks, and the great surfing and kitesurfing, make it a truly international destination for holidays relaxing in the sun.

Then there’s the rich heritage of historical monuments that include, the Main Church, two stretches of wall from an ancient Castle, and the Marabout Chapels, all found at Alvor. While there, hire a boat to explore the natural beauty of the Alvor River and discover the fascinating wildlife. Added to this is the charm of cultivated fields and slopes covered with pine trees and wild flowers. Certainly visitors grasp the opportunity to walk or take a tour on a quad bike up into the hills to vZ the city from a different perspective.

The Lagos Zoo is just a short distance away to the west, and the Zoomarine at Guia that is just a short distance to the east, are both great family days out. Alternatively, for those who prefer to keep cool, the Slide and Splash Water Park at Lagoa is nearby. Many visitors take a boat and follow the coast watching the marvelous caves and natural sculptures made by sea and wind. In terms of shops and markets there is a good selection, especially at Portimao Retail Park, as well as the Marina where one can enjoy a refreshing meal.

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19 Wed 8 Aug 2012 At Sea
20 Thu 9 Aug 2012 At Sea
21 Fri 10 Aug 2012 Dover, United Kingdom 7.15am
Mediterranean Medley Cruise Dover, the world’s busiest ferry port, is located in the county of Kent, England, at the extreme SE corner of Britain. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel, 35 km away across the Straits of Dover. Possibly best known for its lyrically famous ‘White Cliffs’, archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain, and this continues to this day. This goes some way to explaining why this region in Kent has more than its fair share of castles, stately homes and museums than any other coastal region in the UK.

Dover Castle, the oldest and one of the best-known castles in England, and the ‘Pharos’, a first century lighthouse, are popular attractions. Discover the hidden World War II labyrinth of tunnels that were used as an underground hospital and military enclave, or take a wonderful walk along the cliffs by following any of the well-sign-posted trails. For a different perspective, sail around the harbour on a boat tour, get a bird's eye view from an open top bus, or travel back in time on an historic railway. If time permits visit medieval Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells to the west and the historic Medway towns to the north.

Other places include: the archaeological site of the Roman Painted House; the Dover Museum that houses the Bronze Age Boat Gallery, including the world’s oldest surviving seagoing vessel; and the Transport Museum with a Maritime room and extensive model railways. Then there is the Old Town Goal to experience prison life as it was in Victorian times. Dover also offers an excavated Roman fort, and the extensive Western Heights Napoleonic fortifications. Take a drive along kilometres of idyllic countryside and winding lanes, and every now and then the county's unique white-tipped coastal houses.

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Until October 2014 Ryndam visits the beautiful fjords of Norway (right up to North Cape) and the capitals of the Baltic Sea, and as the weather warms she sails the Mediterranean. Cruises to Greek islands, beautiful Turkish ports that are gateways to ancient ruins such as Ephesus, and the over-night stay in incredible Istanbul, are really ‘must-dos’. In November 2014 she crosses the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Ryndam sails out of Tampa, Florida, for a full circuit of the Caribbean over 14 nights. Shorter cruises of 7 nights visit Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico – and the on-shore tours are excellent. In April 2015 Ryndam returns to Europe, sailing out of Harwick (one of London’s ports) to the Arctic, Iceland, and later the Mediterranean. HAL arranges excellent onshore tours, and pre- and post-tour packages. In November 2015 Ryndam will change name and be home-ported by P&O in Australia.

Accommodation
Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view with panoramic windows; Lanai, that open directly to a promenade deck but with mirrored glass doors for privacy; Spa, located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon; and three levels of suites. Basic features include a flat-panel TV and DVD player (book your DVDs by phone), ample storage, personal safe, excellent twin/queen bedding and bath amenities, fresh fruit on request, and nightly turndown service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Triple and quad cabins are available, as well as interconnecting cabins for up to six guests. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible. There are no single cabins.

Food and Dining
The ship has seven formal to casual dining areas. The two-deck main Dining Room serves open-seating breakfast and lunch. For dinner chose between set-seating at first or second servings, or open seating on the upper deck. The Master Chefs’ three-course menus are excellent, and waiting staff are friendly Indonesian and Filipino stewards. Ask for a table for 2/4/6/8. Special dietary requests can be ordered pre-cruise. 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. There are two alternative restaurants, best to reserve in advance: The Pinnacle Grill for steaks and seafood, and the Italian-American-influenced Canaletto (with no service charge). Ask about wine packages.

Entertainment
At night the Show Lounge presents Las Vegas-style revues, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts. Alternatively, attend a musical recital in one of the lounges, dance to the backing of a band ensemble, watch sport in the multi-screen sports bar, or sip drinks while your request is sung by the pianist or guitarist. View recent movies in the Screening Room, unless you’d prefer to watch your choice of DVD in your cabin. Through the evening the disco and nightclub on the top deck will take you into the early hours of the morning, very inviting if the new day is a Sea Day and you’ve ordered breakfast in your cabin. The large casino has lots of playing options.

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Cruise summary

Cruise: Mediterranean Medley Cruise
Duration: 20 nights
Ship: Ryndam
Star rating:
Departs: Dover
Returns: Dover
Ports of call: 13
Forward departures:

What's onboard? ▼

  • Staterooms
  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections
  • Shops duty free
  • DINING
  • Dining venues (6)
  • Traditional & As You Wish
  • In-room dining 24 h
  • Formal dining nights
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar
  • Wine packages
  • Afternoon tea, High Tea
  • Lounges and bars
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show Theatre
  • Cinema
  • Live music, dancing
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (2)
  • Sliding deck pool roof
  • Whirlpools (2)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Fitness Centre
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Spa & Salon
  • Enrichment presentations
  • Digital Workshop
  • Culinary Arts Centre
  • Sports court, table games
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Single guests program (most)
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (3-7, 8-12, 13-17 y)
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre
  • Laundry self-serve (pay/coin)
  • Special dietary requests
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Telephone, fax ship-shore
  • 110/220V power
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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

Recent testimonials

"The cruise was wonderful and I have recommended it, and you, to all my friends! I really appreciate the time you took to assist and advise me, and I will have no hesitation in using your services to book my next cruise holiday."
Cheryl W from Perth


"Thanks again for your great service and attention to detail, and all the information given to us prior to the cruise. I will certainly choose to use you again for any future holiday plans. "
Connie B from Melbourne


"I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the excellent service Roxana has provided. From the first time I spoke with Roxana, her friendly helpful manner really impressed me."
Sandra F from Brisbane