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North Cape & British Isles Explorer - V232A

Ship: Volendam  
Departure: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Nights: 28 nights
Departs: Rotterdam
Returns: Rotterdam
Return Trip
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Duration
28
Nights
Days at Sea
8
Sea Days
Ports
20
Ports
Countries Visted
6
Countries
  • Itinerary

    North Cape & British Isles Explorer - V232A

    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, May 15, 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, May 16, 2022 At Sea
    3 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Stavanger, Norway 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Stavanger, Norway

    Stavanger, a city on the SW coast of Norway, grew to become among the most influential Norwegian cities in the late 1900s when oil was discovered in the North Sea. Today a vibrant city, but still with its small town appeal, the picturesque harbour with the quiet streets of the old town climbing up from the water’s edge, is the centre from which the city radiates across a network of islands interlaced with graceful bridges. The area is very popular for hiking, so if time permits visit the Pulpit Rock - a massive rock that overhangs the fjord at a height of 604 metres. Read more about Stavanger, Norway

    4 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Flam, Norway 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Flam, Norway

    Beautiful Flåm, in Norway, is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1308 metres deep Sognefjord. Surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys, Flåm is a paradise for everyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with nature. Home to the Flåm Railway, one of the most fantastic stretches of railroad in the world, is only a short walk from the Port. Be sure to take this train ride that takes you on a 900 m climb from fjord to mountain-top. Read more about Flam, Norway

    4 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Sognefjord, Norway
    View of Sognefjord, Norway

    Sognefjord is the longest and largest fjord in Norway and one of the longest in the world. It stretches from the North Sea 205 km inland to the small village of Skjolden, which provides access to Jotunheimen National Park that is notable for its high mountains, glaciers and deep lakes. The fjord has a maximum depth of 1.3 km and average width of 4.5 km. Cliffs surrounding the fjord reach heights of 1700 m. Read more about Sognefjord, Norway

    5 Thursday, May 19, 2022 Alesund, Norway 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Alesund, Norway

    The Norwegian Art Nouveau town of Ålesund could be taken right out of a fairy tale. If you look up as you explore the town, you will discover an abundance of imaginative ornamentation on the fronts of the buildings. Walk up the 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla and you will be rewarded by unforgettable panoramic views. It also boasts stunning seascapes, and the high peaks of the Sunnmore Alps. Read more about Alesund, Norway

    6 Friday, May 20, 2022 Trondheim, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Trondheim, Norway

    Trondheim, Norway, lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. Norway's capital of technology is a lively and historical university town. It is home to the famous Nidaros Cathedral built from 1070 onwards that became a most important pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages. Today, it is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, the second largest in Scandinavia, and the most important of the many historical attractions in the city. Read more about Trondheim, Norway

    6 Friday, May 20, 2022 Trondheim, Norway
    View of Trondheim, Norway

    Trondheim, Norway, lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. Norway's capital of technology is a lively and historical university town. It is home to the famous Nidaros Cathedral built from 1070 onwards that became a most important pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages. Today, it is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, the second largest in Scandinavia, and the most important of the many historical attractions in the city. Read more about Trondheim, Norway

    7 Saturday, May 21, 2022 At Sea
    8 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Hammerfest, Norway 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Hammerfest, Norway

    The construction of the large liquefied natural gas site on Melkoya Island just off Hammerfest, which processes natural gas from Snohvit, is the most expensive construction project in the history of Northern Norway. This project has resulted in an economic boom and new optimism for Hammerfest in recent years. Hammerfest offers both sea and freshwater fishing, as well as scuba diving. This tiny town was a nexus for travellers and traders in the far north and a meeting point for traders coming west from the Arctic Ocean and Russia. Read more about Hammerfest, Norway

    9 Monday, May 23, 2022 Honningsvag, Norway 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Honningsvag, Norway

    Honningsvåg, Norway, lies deep within the Arctic Circle at 71 deg.N. latitude, on the island Magerøya. Twenty-two km north of Honningsvåg is North Cape, the northernmost part of mainland Europe. Magerøya connects to the mainland via the 6.87km North Cape Tunnel. Read more about Honningsvag, Norway

    9 Monday, May 23, 2022 Scenic Cruising Nort
    10 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 At Sea
    11 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 At Sea
    12 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Geiranger, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Geiranger, Norway

    Geiranger is a little village tucked in a hollow surrounded by the towering craggy rock walls that rise almost straight out of the water of the Geirangerfjord, which is one of the most majestic sights in all of Norway. From here visitors take a spectacular bus tour to Mt. Dalsnibba. During the 45 min drive up to the lookout at 1,497 m above sea level, you will experience views of rich flora and fauna, ice blue lakes, glaciers, and the incredible peak itself. Read more about Geiranger, Norway

    12 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Geiranger, Norway
    View of Geiranger, Norway

    Geiranger is a little village tucked in a hollow surrounded by the towering craggy rock walls that rise almost straight out of the water of the Geirangerfjord, which is one of the most majestic sights in all of Norway. From here visitors take a spectacular bus tour to Mt. Dalsnibba. During the 45 min drive up to the lookout at 1,497 m above sea level, you will experience views of rich flora and fauna, ice blue lakes, glaciers, and the incredible peak itself. Read more about Geiranger, Norway

    13 Friday, May 27, 2022 Bergen, Norway 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Bergen, Norway

    Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, is located in the county of Hordaland on the SW coast of Norway. Surrounded by seven mountains, Bergen is the starting point for fjord tours and cruises as it is located midway between the main Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord. The city was one of nine European cities honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in the Millennium year. Join the city walk to get the most out of your Bergen visit. Read more about Bergen, Norway

    14 Saturday, May 28, 2022 At Sea
    15 Sunday, May 29, 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, May 30, 2022 At Sea
    17 Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Portland, Australia 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Portland, Australia

    The thriving city of Portland is steeped in history, and as Victoria's birthplace it also boasts the State's oldest European settlement. With a population of approximately 10,000, the city is based around the picturesque Portland Bay, which features one of the deepest international ports in southern Australia. Visit the Maritime Discovery Centre for an insight into Portland's long seafaring history and get back to nature in this thriving city by the sea. Wander streets and dine on great pub fare while overlooking the harbour. Read more about Portland, Australia

    18 Wednesday, June 1, 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

    19 Thursday, June 2, 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

    20 Friday, June 3, 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

    21 Saturday, June 4, 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

    22 Sunday, June 5, 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

    23 Monday, June 6, 2022 At Sea
    24 Tuesday, June 7, 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

    25 Wednesday, June 8, 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

    26 Thursday, June 9, 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

    27 Friday, June 10, 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

    28 Saturday, June 11, 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

    29 Sunday, June 12, 2022 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. The city also houses the 186 m tall Euromast that has long been a major tourist attraction. Read more about Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship

    Volendam Overview

    Volendam

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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

    Inside

    Inside

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    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.

    Balcony

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    With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive a stateroom within a selected category class, anywhere on the ship. However, the actual room assignment and location on the ship may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing.

    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

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    PS, SB, SA, A, AA, B, BB, BC, W

    Average Cabin Size – 32.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 10.2 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

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

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