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Midnight Sun & Northern Capitals Explorer - V239A

Ship: Volendam  
Departure: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Nights: 28 nights
Departs: Rotterdam
Returns: Rotterdam
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Duration
28
Nights
Days at Sea
11
Sea Days
Ports
17
Ports
Countries Visted
7
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Midnight Sun & Northern Capitals Explorer - V239A

    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, July 3, 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, July 4, 2022 At Sea
    3 Tuesday, July 5, 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, July 6, 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, July 6, 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, July 7, 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, July 8, 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, July 8, 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, July 9, 2022 At Sea
    8 Sunday, July 10, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 2022 Scenic Cruising Nort
    10 Tuesday, July 12, 2022 At Sea
    11 Wednesday, July 13, 2022 At Sea
    12 Thursday, July 14, 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, July 14, 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, July 15, 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, July 16, 2022 At Sea
    15 Sunday, July 17, 2022 Rotterdam, Netherlands 7:00 AM 4:00 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, July 18, 2022 Dover, Great Britain 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Dover, Great Britain

    Dover, the world’s busiest ferry port, is located in the county of Kent, England, at the extreme SE corner of Britain. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel, 35 km away across the Straits of Dover. Possibly best known for its lyrically famous ‘White Cliffs’, archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain, and this continues to this day. This goes some way to explaining why this region in Kent has more than its fair share of castles, stately homes and museums than any other coastal region in the UK. Read more about Dover, Great Britain

    17 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 At Sea
    18 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Bristol, Great Britain 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Bristol, Great Britain

    Bristol, a quirky British city with beautiful hilly vistas and plenty of historic sights to explore, is located in SW England, and is England's 6th largest city. It is also one of England's sunniest cities and has one of the milder climates. A centre of culture, employment and education in the region, it is famous for its music and film industries. At the harbour one can board Brunel’s SS Great Britain and discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world. Read more about Bristol, Great Britain

    19 Thursday, July 21, 2022 Dublin, Ireland 7:00 AM
    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

    20 Friday, July 22, 2022 Dublin, Ireland 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. 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

    21 Saturday, July 23, 2022 At Sea
    22 Sunday, July 24, 2022 Bordeaux, France 12:00 PM 11:00 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

    23 Monday, July 25, 2022 Cruising Gironde Est
    24 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 La Rochelle, France 7:00 AM 5:00 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

    25 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 At Sea
    26 Thursday, July 28, 2022 Rouen, France 3:00 AM
    View of Rouen, France

    Rouen lies on the River Seine in northern France and is the capital city of Normandy. It is possibly best known for being home to the site of Joan of Arc’s pyre where she was burnt in 1431, and which is now marked by the modern church of Saint Joan of Arc, situated in an historical square with buildings of fascinating architectural styles. Another very famous attraction is the Notre Dame Cathedral situated at the centre of the old city, with its unique Butter Tower and fabulous Gothic architecture. Read more about Rouen, France

    27 Friday, July 29, 2022 Rouen, France 5:30 PM
    View of Rouen, France

    Rouen lies on the River Seine in northern France and is the capital city of Normandy. It is possibly best known for being home to the site of Joan of Arc’s pyre where she was burnt in 1431, and which is now marked by the modern church of Saint Joan of Arc, situated in an historical square with buildings of fascinating architectural styles. Another very famous attraction is the Notre Dame Cathedral situated at the centre of the old city, with its unique Butter Tower and fabulous Gothic architecture. Read more about Rouen, France

    27 Friday, July 29, 2022 Scenic Cruising Sche
    28 Saturday, July 30, 2022 Zeebrugge, Belgium 7:00 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. There is something for everybody. Read more about Zeebrugge, Belgium

    29 Sunday, July 31, 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

    Balcony

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    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    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

    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

    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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    • 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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