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European River Explorer - V247

Ship: Volendam  
Departure: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Nights: 13 nights
Departs: Rotterdam
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
13
Nights
Days at Sea
5
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
6
Countries
  • Itinerary

    European River Explorer - V247

    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 Sunday, August 28, 2022 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. The city also houses the 186 m tall Euromast that has long been a major tourist attraction. Read more about Rotterdam, Netherlands

    2 Monday, August 29, 2022 At Sea
    3 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Brest, France 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Brest, France

    Brest is a city of the Bretagne region in NW France, located on the western tip of Brittany. The city is an important port and naval base. The city of Brest does not have much remaining historical architecture, apart from a few select monuments such as the castle and the Tanguy tower. This is due to the British and American bombing of the town during WWII, in an attempt to destroy the submarine base built in the harbour. Read more about Brest, France

    4 Wednesday, August 31, 2022 La Rochelle, France 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of La Rochelle, France

    The 1000-yearr-old French resort city with its eye on the future, La Rochelle has preserved its exceptional natural and architectural assets. Lying on an inlet of the Bay of Biscay, its sandy beaches, lush landscape, and sunny climate attract millions of visitors annually. Nestling at the heart of the Atlantic sea-front, the city has been able to turn its picturesque Vieux Port (Old Harbour) into a fantastic economic, tourism and cultural asset. Lined with seafood restaurants, it’s a great place for some people-watching. Read more about La Rochelle, France

    5 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Cruising Gironde Est
    5 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Bordeaux, France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Bordeaux, France

    Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in SW France. It is the world’s major wine industry capital, while the historic part of the city is on the UNESCO Heritage List due to its elegant18th century architecture. It has become a sought-after destination for both tourists and cinema production crews. This delightful city is the starting point for tours to famous French chateaux and vineyards that are renowned for their wines. Read more about Bordeaux, France

    6 Friday, September 2, 2022 At Sea
    7 Saturday, September 3, 2022 Oporto, Portugal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Oporto, Portugal

    Located in the scenic estuary of the Douro River with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills, Oporto - aka Porto - is Portugal's second largest metropolis, and one of Europe's most charismatic cities. The city is home to monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present, and some fantastic baroque carvings. Then there’s the world-famous sweet wine, and Ribeira - Its historical centre - that was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Understandably, it is considered the economic and cultural heart of the entire region. Read more about Oporto, Portugal

    8 Sunday, September 4, 2022 Lisbon, Portugal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Lisbon, Portugal

    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. Read more about Lisbon, Portugal

    8 Sunday, September 4, 2022 Scenic Cruising Tagu
    9 Monday, September 5, 2022 Gibraltar, Spain 1:00 PM 11:00 PM
    View of Gibraltar, Spain

    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. Read more about Gibraltar, Spain

    10 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Motril, Spain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Motril, Spain

    Motril, nestling at the foothills of the Sierra Lujar mountains, lies at the heart of the Costa Tropical in Spain It is an ideal base for exploring the many delights of the Andalucian coastline and hinterland. With warm winters and long hot summers, it is a magnet for both Spanish and foreign visitors. Numerous beaches, such as the Calahonda beach with its pretty setting serviced by beach bars, are delightful and always enjoyed by visitors. There you will find a great golf course in an area of beauty, and a very good range of truly fine restaurants. Read more about Motril, Spain

    11 Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Cartagena, Spain 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Cartagena, Spain

    Cartagena is a Mediterranean city and naval station located in the Region of Murcia, SE 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 that are clearly connected with the sea: the prototype of the submarine by the inventor Isaac Peral; and the National Museum of Maritime Archaeology. The museum is home to the National Centre of Underwater Archaeological Research that highlights aspects of naval construction from ancient times. Read more about Cartagena, Spain

    12 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    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. Read more about Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    13 Friday, September 9, 2022 At Sea
    14 Saturday, September 10, 2022 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00 AM Disembark
    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. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

  • Ship

    Volendam Overview

    Volendam

    4.1
    (from 44 verified customers)

    Taking her maiden voyage in 1999, the Volendam can carry up to 1440 passengers with a 61,214 GT. 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

    Volendam Inclusions

    • BBC Earth In Concert
    • Billboard Onboard
    • Lincoln Center Stage
  • Cabins

    Volendam Cabins

    Interior

    Interior

    Interior on the Volendam Interior on the Volendam

    Cabin Types

    I, J, K, L, M, MM, N, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 16.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed. Bathroom offers a shower. Approximately 182-293 sq. ft Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Volendam Oceanview on the Volendam

    Cabin Types

    CA, C, D, DA, DD, E, EE, F, FF, G, H, HH, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 18.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck. Approximately 196–240 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck ® The signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring a plush Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage•100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turn-down service

    Verandah

    Verandah

    Verandah  on the Volendam Verandah  on the Volendam

    Cabin Types

    A, AA, B, BB, BC, X

    Average Cabin Size – 21.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 5.8 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath or shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. All A-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Approximately 297-379 sq. ft. Include all the stateroom amenities, plus: •A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows •No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining •Personalized cruise stationery •Oversized bath towels •One-touch telephone concierge service •Fresh flowers •Complimentary DVD library

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Volendam Suite on the Volendam

    Cabin Types

    PS, SB, SA, W

    Average Cabin Size – 52.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 17.4 m2

    Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,296 sq. ft Include all the suite amenities, plus: •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Volendam

    Legend

    • Triple (two lower beds, one sofa bed)
    • Quad (two lower beds, one sofa bed, one upper)
    • Two lowers beds (convert to queen size bed)
    • Shower only
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Connecting rooms
    • Stateroom with portholes instead of windows
    • Partial sea view
    • Fully obstructed view
    • 2 lower beds do not convert to queen-size
    • Wheelchair accessible staterooms

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    European River Explorer - V247

    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Volendam Departure: Sunday, August 28, 2022 Nights: 13 nights Departs: Rotterdam Returns: Rome (Civitavecchia)

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