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British Isles & European River Explorer - V245A

Ship: Volendam  
Departure: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Nights: 27 nights
Departs: Rotterdam
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
27
Nights
Days at Sea
7
Sea Days
Ports
21
Ports
Countries Visted
8
Countries
  • Itinerary

    British Isles & European River Explorer - V245A

    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 14, 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 15, 2022 At Sea
    3 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Portland, Great Britain 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Portland, Great Britain

    Portland Harbour, dating back for thousands of years, is located beside the Isle of Portland off Dorset on the south coast of England. It is home to one of the largest man-made harbours in the world. Today the harbour is a popular location for wind surfing, diving and sailing, and it hosted most sailing events in the 2012 Olympic Games. It is also world-renowned for its Portland-stone that is quarried here, and has been used world-wide for many well-known buildings, such as the United Nations Building in New York. Read more about Portland, Great Britain

    4 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Guernsey, Great Britain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Guernsey, Great Britain

    The isle of Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, lying just 12km off the coast of France, offers the visitor a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful, unspoiled ambience. Between the wide, sandy beaches to the north and the rocky cliffs to the south are wooded valleys, marshland, and winding country lanes. Guernsey soaks up nearly 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, making it one of the sunniest places in the British Isles. Discover the island by bus, coach, mini bus, or taxi. Read more about Guernsey, Great Britain

    5 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Falmouth, Great Britain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Falmouth, Great Britain

    Situated on the south coast of Cornwall in England, Falmouth’s harbour - together with Carrick Road - forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world. Not surprisingly it is famous for being the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Sir Francis Chichester and Dame Ellen MacArthur. It is also renowned for being home to Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, which is one of the finest of the mighty fortresses once used to defend England against invasion. It also boasts an exciting interactive exhibition where visitors experience the sights and sounds of battle, and thus relive an enemy attack on a WWII observation post. Read more about Falmouth, Great Britain

    6 Friday, August 19, 2022 Ilfracombe, Great Britain 8:00 AM 3:00 PM

    Ilfracombe is a seaside resort on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs. It is a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquility, as well as centuries of heritage and style. Yes, the landmark of Hillsborough Hill that dominates the harbour is the site of an Iron Age fortified settlement. Read more about Ilfracombe, Great Britain

    7 Saturday, August 20, 2022 Liverpool, Great Britain 8:00 AM 6:00 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. Most visitors make sure to visit Paul McCartney's birthplace and other famous haunts of the Beatles by taking a nostalgic tour during their stay. Read more about Liverpool, Great Britain

    8 Sunday, August 21, 2022 Dublin, Ireland 8:00 AM 11:00 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. When at their ease, they are the greatest hosts of all, providing a life-affirming experience that will restore your faith in human nature. Read more about Dublin, Ireland

    9 Monday, August 22, 2022 At Sea
    10 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Portree, Great Britain 8:00 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. Everything is a short stroll away within Portree, while nearby Glasgow provides further opportunities for exploration. Read more about Portree, Great Britain

    11 Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Orkney Islands, Great Britain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Orkney Islands, Great Britain

    The Orkney Islands, an archipelago of more than 70 islands, graced with temperate weather warmed by the Gulf Stream, feature some of the most dramatic coastal scenery. There are sea cliffs, some over 300m, descending to sooth white-sand beaches. Yet even more fascinating are the more than 1,000 prehistoric sites that have been found here. Amazingly, they constitute the greatest concentration of these sites in all of Europe. Read more about Orkney Islands, Great Britain

    12 Thursday, August 25, 2022 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. Invergordon also has a grain whisky distillery that produces many blended whiskies. Read more about Invergordon, Great Britain

    13 Friday, August 26, 2022 Edinburgh, Great Britain 8:00 AM
    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. Situated atop a volcanic crag, the famous Edinburgh Castle has an undeniably imposing presence, dominating the cityscape. Read more about Edinburgh, Great Britain

    14 Saturday, August 27, 2022 Edinburgh, Great Britain 1:00 AM
    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. Situated atop a volcanic crag, the famous Edinburgh Castle has an undeniably imposing presence, dominating the cityscape. Read more about Edinburgh, Great Britain

    15 Sunday, August 28, 2022 Rotterdam, Netherlands 7:00 AM 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

    16 Monday, August 29, 2022 At Sea
    17 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

    18 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

    19 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Cruising Gironde Est
    19 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

    20 Friday, September 2, 2022 At Sea
    21 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

    22 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

    22 Sunday, September 4, 2022 Scenic Cruising Tagu
    23 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

    24 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

    25 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

    26 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

    27 Friday, September 9, 2022 At Sea
    28 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
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Volendam Departure: Sunday, August 14, 2022 Nights: 27 nights Departs: Rotterdam Returns: Rome (Civitavecchia)

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