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Britain, Scotland & Ireland - Y434

Ship: Rotterdam  
Departure: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Rotterdam
Returns: Rotterdam
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Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Britain, Scotland & Ireland - Y434

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, May 11, 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Rotterdam - located at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea - is the largest port in Europe, and a perfect starting point for excursions to the cities of Holland. Few cities rebounded as quickly as Rotterdam following the Nazi invasion, which levelled the medieval heart of town, burning most of it to the ground. Today some of Europe's most bold contemporary architecture, such as the unique Cube Houses, can be found amid classic 18th and 19th C buildings in this, the greatest comeback city in the world. Read more about Rotterdam, Netherlands

    2 Sunday, May 12, 2024 At Sea
    3 Monday, May 13, 2024 Edinburgh, Great Britain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Edinburgh, Great Britain

    Scotland's showcase capital of Edinburgh has a magnificent geographical location, perched on a series of extinct volcanos and rocky crags above the flatlands. The setting is wonderfully striking, as the modern city is often said to be built on seven hills. Both a historic and modern city, this metropolis is home to the largest arts festival in the world. Read more about Edinburgh, Great Britain

    4 Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Invergordon, Great Britain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Invergordon, Great Britain

    Invergordon is a deepwater port near the entrance of Cromarty Firth, "the seaway to the Scottish Highlands." Inverness, where shopping is great and visitors can see tartans being made, is the capital of the Highlands, and is a half an hour drive from Invergordon. Loch Ness, home of the elusive monster, is just a few kilometres beyond. The town of Invergordon itself is small and modern, and now specialises in the construction of large offshore wind turbines. Read more about Invergordon, Great Britain

    5 Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Stornoway, Great Britain 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Stornoway, Great Britain

    Stornoway is an attractive town and the administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The shape of the town is defined by the harbour, and is home to a beautiful, rugged landscape of rolling grassy hills and crinkly inlets of the sea. Take a leisurely stroll round the harbour and see everything from the ferries to cargo boats and small visiting yachts, as the harbour is definitely an asset to the town. Read more about Stornoway, Great Britain

    6 Thursday, May 16, 2024 Portree, Great Britain 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Portree, Great Britain

    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. Read more about Portree, Great Britain

    7 Friday, May 17, 2024 At Sea
    8 Saturday, May 18, 2024 Douglas, Great Britain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Douglas, Great Britain

    Douglas, located at the mouth of the River Douglas and a sweeping bay, is the capital and the largest town of the Isle of Man. Douglas has a number of attractions and items of interest, such as the Tower of Refuge, a small castle-like shelter built upon Conister Rock in Douglas Bay that was a sanctuary for shipwrecked sailors. From spring to early autumn, take a trip back in time to when the way of life was much slower. Read more about Douglas, Great Britain

    9 Sunday, May 19, 2024 Dublin, Ireland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Dublin, Ireland

    This 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 kilometre 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. Read more about Dublin, Ireland

    10 Monday, May 20, 2024 Liverpool, Great Britain 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Liverpool, Great Britain

    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 Chinese communities in Europe. In addition, several areas of the city have been granted World Heritage Site status. Read more about Liverpool, Great Britain

    11 Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Holyhead, Great Britain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Holyhead, Great Britain

    Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey, off the coast of Wales, and is perhaps known best for being a busy ferry port. It is also well known for offering easy access to some of the best attractions in the country. Subsequently, visitors typically spend the whole day on day trips through Wales to see, for example, the three nearby medieval castle towns, the more distant Snowdonia National Park and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway. Read more about Holyhead, Great Britain

    12 Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Cork, Ireland 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cork, Ireland

    Cork is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork, situated in the SW of Ireland. County Cork has earned the nickname of ‘the Rebel County’, while Corkonians often refer to the city as the ‘real capital of Ireland’ and themselves as the ‘Rebels’. It began on an island in the swampy estuary of the River Lee, and gradually climbed up the steep banks on either side. Read more about Cork, Ireland

    13 Thursday, May 23, 2024 At Sea
    14 Friday, May 24, 2024 Zeebrugge, Belgium 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Zeebrugge, Belgium

    The port city of Zeebrugge is a harbour town at the western end of the Belgian coast and a subdivision of the city of Bruges - one of the best preserved cities in Europe - for which it is the modern port. The new port has reinvigorated the city as an art and tourist centre for northern Europe. Upon visiting Bruges you will immediately notice that this city has always carefully cherished its architectural and artistic treasures from the past, but what makes Bruges so unique though is the way it deals with this past today. Read more about Zeebrugge, Belgium

    15 Saturday, May 25, 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Rotterdam - located at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea - is the largest port in Europe, and a perfect starting point for excursions to the cities of Holland. Few cities rebounded as quickly as Rotterdam following the Nazi invasion, which levelled the medieval heart of town, burning most of it to the ground. Today some of Europe's most bold contemporary architecture, such as the unique Cube Houses, can be found amid classic 18th and 19th C buildings in this, the greatest comeback city in the world. Read more about Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship

    Rotterdam Overview

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    MS Rotterdam focuses on cruising northern Europe, North-East America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific coast of the Americas. In honor of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Lines history, their third Pinnacle-class ship (and new flagship) will be named Rotterdam. This new addition to our fleet will fill your journey with a rhythm all its own, putting music front and center, creating the soundtrack to the discoveries you make every day.

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  • Britain, Scotland & Ireland - Y434

    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Rotterdam Departure: Saturday, May 11, 2024 Nights: 14 nights Departs: Rotterdam Returns: Rotterdam

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