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Ancient Mysteries, Kingdoms & Holy Land - J458A

Ship: Nieuw Statendam   
Departure: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Nights: 28 nights
Returns: Athens
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
28
Nights
Days at Sea
5
Sea Days
Ports
18
Ports
Countries Visted
7
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ancient Mysteries, Kingdoms & Holy Land - J458A

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, September 21, 2024 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    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. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    2 Sunday, September 22, 2024 At Sea
    3 Monday, September 23, 2024 Katakolon, Greece 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Katakolon, Greece

    The scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon, with a population around 3,000, is your typical small-town cruise port with delightful cafes along the waterfront, shops that sell T-shirts, hats and jewellery, and a small beach that draws swimmers and sandcastle-builders. But that's not why ships make the town a destination. They arrive because Katakolon serves as the cruise gateway to ancient Olympia, just 40 km away, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Read more about Katakolon, Greece

    4 Tuesday, September 24, 2024 Chania, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Chania, Greece

    Chania is the second largest city of Crete and lies along the north coast of the island. This region as a whole is rich in history, and Chania's Old Town with its old aristocratic appearance, arched doorways, stone staircases, small and crumbling Venetian harbour, a mosque, and narrow streets, is considered the most beautiful and well-preserved urban district on Crete. Places of interest include the Archaeological Museum housed in the church of St Fragiskos, the Chania Public Baths, and the Fortezza, a large Venetian castle. Read more about Chania, Greece

    5 Wednesday, September 25, 2024 Cruising The Dardane
    6 Thursday, September 26, 2024 Istanbul, Turkey 8:00 AM
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

    7 Friday, September 27, 2024 Istanbul, Turkey 4:00 PM
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

    8 Saturday, September 28, 2024 Limassol, Cyprus 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, is widely known for its long cultural tradition and offers tourists a wide spectrum of activities, as well as a number of museums, and archaeological sites. A series of public sculptures, created by renowned artists from Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Germany and Egypt, are found along 1.6 km of seafront reclaimed land, and are appreciated by all visitors. If time permits, visit the ancient city kingdom of Amathus to explore the ruins and its ancient port. Read more about Limassol, Cyprus

    9 Sunday, September 29, 2024 Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the centre of the seaside district of the same name. While best known as a starting point for visiting Ephesus, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a history dating from 3000 BC, there’s also a delightful range of activities in town. Places of interest include: the City Walls, of which one gate remains to-day; the peninsula at the end of the bay with its castle and swimming beaches; several aqua parks with wave-pools and white-water slides; Ladies Beach, once segregated but now open to all; and Dilek Peninsula National Park. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    10 Monday, September 30, 2024 Rhodes, Greece 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Rhodes, Greece

    Rhodes is the principal city of the island of the same name, situated in the Aegean Sea. It is renowned for having the longest summer of any of the Greek islands. It is famous for being the site of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - as well as being the home of the Citadel of Rhodes, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Read more about Rhodes, Greece

    11 Tuesday, October 1, 2024 Limassol, Cyprus 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, is widely known for its long cultural tradition and offers tourists a wide spectrum of activities, as well as a number of museums, and archaeological sites. A series of public sculptures, created by renowned artists from Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Germany and Egypt, are found along 1.6 km of seafront reclaimed land, and are appreciated by all visitors. If time permits, visit the ancient city kingdom of Amathus to explore the ruins and its ancient port. Read more about Limassol, Cyprus

    12 Wednesday, October 2, 2024 Port Said, Egypt 6:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Port Said, Egypt

    Port Said lies at the northern end of the Suez Canal on the Mediterranean coast. Built in 1859 to house workers on the canal, it is now an important harbour for Egyptian exports. Due to its numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors giving the city a distinctive look, being a duty-free port, its public and private beaches, and its cosmopolitan heritage, it has become a popular tourist resort. Read more about Port Said, Egypt

    13 Thursday, October 3, 2024 Alexandria, Egypt 6:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Alexandria, Egypt

    Alexandria, Egypt’s largest seaport, was originally founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. Extending about 32 km along the Mediterranean coast, it has become an important tourist resort. Indeed, known as The Pearl of the Mediterranean, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. Read more about Alexandria, Egypt

    14 Friday, October 4, 2024 At Sea
    15 Saturday, October 5, 2024 Athens, Greece 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. Read more about Athens, Greece

    16 Sunday, October 6, 2024 At Sea
    17 Monday, October 7, 2024 Valletta, Malta 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Valletta, Malta

    Valletta (aka Belt Valletta, Città Umilissima) - traditionally reserved for the historic walled citadel that serves as Malta's principal administrative district - is the capital city of Malta, located in the central-eastern portion of the island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is essentially Baroque in style, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. Don’t miss the the majestic St John’s Co-Cathedral, with its imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. Read more about Valletta, Malta

    18 Tuesday, October 8, 2024 Tunis, Tunisia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Tunis, Tunisia

    Tunis, the capital of the Tunisian Republic and its largest city, is situated on the large Gulf of Tunis. It may be but a slim wedge of North Africa’s vast horizontal expanse, but Tunisia has enough history and diverse natural beauty to pack a country many times its size. The city takes you by surprise with its modern conference halls, hotels and banks, and bright yellow taxis rushing passengers to business lunches. Read more about Tunis, Tunisia

    19 Wednesday, October 9, 2024 Palermo, Italy 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Palermo, Italy

    The capital of Sicily, Palermo is an historic city in southern Italy and is situated on the NW of the island right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The 2700 year-old city is noted for its rich history, culture and architecture. With Sicily's greatest concentration of sights, and the second biggest historic centre in Italy, Palermo is a complex, multilayered city that can be overwhelming if you try to see too much. Read more about Palermo, Italy

    20 Thursday, October 10, 2024 Messina, Italy 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Messina, Italy

    Messina is a harbour on the eastern coast of Sicily, a short ferry crossing to mainland Italy lying to the east. Due to the several earthquakes that have struck the area on several occasions, the city is almost completely modern. Mostly viewed as the starting point for tours and trips to Taormina and Mount Etna, both of which are truly unforgettable, it also has much to offer in the way of history and beauty. Read more about Messina, Italy

    21 Friday, October 11, 2024 At Sea
    22 Saturday, October 12, 2024 Mykonos, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Mykonos, Greece

    Mykonos is the principal town of the island of the same name, which is part of the Cyclades, and could well be described as the most sophisticated of the Greek Islands. Visited by innumerable international celebrities - you may even see some enjoying a coffee on the sidewalk - it is not surprising that it is considered by many to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is also an island with beautiful landscapes, scores of churches, some fascinating monuments, and windmills. Read more about Mykonos, Greece

    23 Sunday, October 13, 2024 Marmaris, Turkey 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Marmaris, Turkey

    Marmaris, located on the Mediterranean coast in south-west Turkey, is probably the most popular sailing and holiday resort of the country. In this Turkish jewel you will find plenty of places to shop and sample the local cuisine, with delicious wines that could easily compete against many European vineyards. The harbour, filled with yachts, is overlooked by a small, historic castle built in 1522, which has now become a museum with numerous pieces of archaeological interest from local sites. Read more about Marmaris, Turkey

    24 Monday, October 14, 2024 Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the centre of the seaside district of the same name. While best known as a starting point for visiting Ephesus, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a history dating from 3000 BC, there’s also a delightful range of activities in town. Places of interest include: the City Walls, of which one gate remains to-day; the peninsula at the end of the bay with its castle and swimming beaches; several aqua parks with wave-pools and white-water slides; Ladies Beach, once segregated but now open to all; and Dilek Peninsula National Park. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    25 Tuesday, October 15, 2024 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Rhodes, Greece

    Rhodes is the principal city of the island of the same name, situated in the Aegean Sea. It is renowned for having the longest summer of any of the Greek islands. It is famous for being the site of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - as well as being the home of the Citadel of Rhodes, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Read more about Rhodes, Greece

    26 Wednesday, October 16, 2024 Kos, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kos, Greece

    Kos is the main port and population centre on a Greek island of the same name. It lies just 4 km from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey. The port is also the tourist and cultural centre, with the traditional whitewashed buildings, including interesting museums to be visited as well as many restaurants and hotels. Read more about Kos, Greece

    27 Thursday, October 17, 2024 Santorini, Greece 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Santorini, Greece

    Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Aegean Sea, about 200 km from Greece's mainland. It is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion some 3500 years ago, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and which resulted in the creation of the current geological caldera. Take the cable car to view the beautiful panorama of Santorini. Read more about Santorini, Greece

    28 Friday, October 18, 2024 Chania, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Chania, Greece

    Chania is the second largest city of Crete and lies along the north coast of the island. This region as a whole is rich in history, and Chania's Old Town with its old aristocratic appearance, arched doorways, stone staircases, small and crumbling Venetian harbour, a mosque, and narrow streets, is considered the most beautiful and well-preserved urban district on Crete. Places of interest include the Archaeological Museum housed in the church of St Fragiskos, the Chania Public Baths, and the Fortezza, a large Venetian castle. Read more about Chania, Greece

    29 Saturday, October 19, 2024 Athens, Greece 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. Read more about Athens, Greece

  • Ship

    Nieuw Statendam Overview

    Nieuw Statendam

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    Taking her maiden voyage in 2018, the Nieuw Statendam can carry up to 2650 passengers with a 99,500 GT, making her one of the largest ships in the Holland America fleet. Hallmarks of HAL include spacious staterooms and public areas, rich timber furnishings set with museum-quality paintings and antiques, discreet personal service, and artful itineraries that allow for overnights in key cities.

  • Inclusions

    Nieuw Statendam Inclusions

    • B.B. King's Blues Club
    • BBC Earth In Concert
    • Billboard Onboard
    • Lincoln Center Stage
    • Rolling Stone Rock Room
  • Cabins

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    Cabin Types

    PS, SB, SC, SA, SQ, SS, SY, BC

    Average Cabin Size – 40.2 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 11.9 m2

    Features: Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath amp; shower amp; additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,290 sq. ft. including verandah.

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    AS, A, B, VQ, VS, V, VA, VB, VC, VE, VF, VD, VH

    Average Cabin Size – 22.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.0 m2

    Features:2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 260ndash;356 sq. ft. including verandah.

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    FB, FA, OO, CQ, C, D, E, F

    Average Cabin Size – 18.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Features:2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons amp; 1 upper bed. 2 bathrooms mdash; one with bathtub, shower, sink amp; toilet, one with shower amp; sink. Approximately 222ndash;231 sq. ft.

    Interior

    Interior

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    Cabin Types

    IQ, I, J, K, L, N

    Average Cabin Size – 18.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Features: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 143#8211;225 sq. ft. Opt for the serenity of a Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod#174; docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also conveniently located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, where you may easily book spa treatments and salon services.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Nieuw Statendam

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    • Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)
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    • Shower only
    • Connecting rooms
    • Partial sea view
    • Staterooms have solid steel verandah railings (instead of clear Plexiglass railing)
    • Modified accessible staterooms
    • Uncovered verandah
    • Double (2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, no murphy bed)
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Triple (2 lower beds, 1 upper)
    • Wheelchair accessible staterooms
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    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Nieuw Statendam Departure: Saturday, September 21, 2024 Nights: 28 nights Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia) Returns: Athens

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