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Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage - V211

Ship: Volendam  
Departure: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Nights: 74 nights
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Duration
74
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Days at Sea
22
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Ports
43
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Countries Visted
19
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  • Itinerary

    Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage - V211

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Fort Lauderdale, USA Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Fort Lauderdale, USA

    Fort Lauderdale is a city on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in the state of Florida. As well as being a major yachting centre, it has a large and intricate canal system that results in its also being known as the ‘Venice of America’. While once home to a series of forts, today there are three forts named ‘Fort Lauderdale’. Read more about Fort Lauderdale, USA

    2 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 At Sea
    3 Thursday, January 6, 2022 George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    George Town is located on the island of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands in the Cayman Islands of the British West Indies. It is the largest city and capital of the Cayman Islands. All three - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman - are coral outcrops surrounded by healthy coral reefs and dramatic walls close to shore, creating ideal conditions for the best diving and snorkelling found in the Caribbean. George Town's waterfront is also home to a Hard Rock Cafe, and a Harley-Davidson shop, as well as venues for shopping and eating. Read more about George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    4 Friday, January 7, 2022 At Sea
    5 Saturday, January 8, 2022 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Puerto Limon - aka Limon - is the capital of Limón Province in Costa Rica. It is the country's main Caribbean port, and most of its citizens are of African descent. Originally from Jamaica, these workers were brought to the area in the late 19th century to build the railroad line from San José to Limón. It has some fascinating architecture and colourful open air market places. Read more about Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    6 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Panama Canal, Panama 5:00 AM 5:00 AM
    View of Panama Canal, Panama

    Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1903 to 1914, nearly 850,000 vessels have passed through the canal. Interestingly, the 8-10 hour journey from the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east is one from SE to NW. Crossing the Canal is something that we would all like to experience, and subsequently many passenger ships provide a narrator giving excellent information during the crossing. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    6 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Panama Canal, Panama
    View of Panama Canal, Panama

    Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1903 to 1914, nearly 850,000 vessels have passed through the canal. Interestingly, the 8-10 hour journey from the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east is one from SE to NW. Crossing the Canal is something that we would all like to experience, and subsequently many passenger ships provide a narrator giving excellent information during the crossing. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    6 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Panama Canal, Panama 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
    View of Panama Canal, Panama

    Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1903 to 1914, nearly 850,000 vessels have passed through the canal. Interestingly, the 8-10 hour journey from the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east is one from SE to NW. Crossing the Canal is something that we would all like to experience, and subsequently many passenger ships provide a narrator giving excellent information during the crossing. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    6 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Fuerte Amador, Panama 8:00 PM
    View of Fuerte Amador, Panama

    Fuerte Amador (Fort Amador, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is part of an artificial peninsula jutting out into the Pacific from Balboa, which connects four small islands to the mainland. On the west side of Fuerte Amador is the Pacific entrance to the Canal, and on the east side is Panama Bay facing Panama City. The surrounding ocean is always filled with vessels patiently awaiting their turn to transverse the Canal, while on the skyline a few kilometres to the north are the skyscrapers of Panama City. The peninsula itself is home to two marinas and road causeway only. Read more about Fuerte Amador, Panama

    7 Monday, January 10, 2022 Fuerte Amador, Panama 5:00 PM
    View of Fuerte Amador, Panama

    Fuerte Amador (Fort Amador, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is part of an artificial peninsula jutting out into the Pacific from Balboa, which connects four small islands to the mainland. On the west side of Fuerte Amador is the Pacific entrance to the Canal, and on the east side is Panama Bay facing Panama City. The surrounding ocean is always filled with vessels patiently awaiting their turn to transverse the Canal, while on the skyline a few kilometres to the north are the skyscrapers of Panama City. The peninsula itself is home to two marinas and road causeway only. Read more about Fuerte Amador, Panama

    8 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 At Sea
    9 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Manta, Ecuador 5:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Manta, Ecuador

    Manta is a major commercial and holiday resort centre and the second major port of Ecuador. It is possibly best known for the Playa (beach) Murciélago area of the Malecón, where not only is the seafood excellent, but also on offer is great music, beach aerobics, parties, and general night life ambience. Gathering momentum among tourists is the fact that this is the home of seeds of particular palms that are almost indistinguishable from ivory after they have been dried. Buttons, jewellery, and small sculptures made from these seeds are quickly gaining in popularity. Read more about Manta, Ecuador

    10 Thursday, January 13, 2022 At Sea
    11 Friday, January 14, 2022 Lima (Callao), Peru 4:00 PM
    View of Lima (Callao), Peru

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The numerous churches are also popular as they date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    12 Saturday, January 15, 2022 Lima (Callao), Peru
    View of Lima (Callao), Peru

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The numerous churches are also popular as they date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    13 Sunday, January 16, 2022 Lima (Callao), Peru 6:00 PM
    View of Lima (Callao), Peru

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The numerous churches are also popular as they date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    14 Monday, January 17, 2022 Pisco (San Martin), Peru 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Pisco (San Martin), Peru

    Pisco lies on the Pacific coast of Peru, 200 km south of the capital Lima. The small city is a gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, 500 km due east high in the Andes. Pisco is served by the port of San Martin which is 35 km out of town on the Paracas Peninsula. Named after the liberator General San Martin, this area is significant in Peruvian history as the birthplace of Peru's struggle for independence. Read more about Pisco (San Martin), Peru

    15 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 At Sea
    16 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 At Sea
    17 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Coquimbo, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Coquimbo, Chile

    Coquimbo is a port city and capital of the Elqui Province, located on the Pan-American Highway, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. Tourism has recently started to develop, particularly as an access point for popular beach towns to the south, such as the fisherman’s cove of Guanaqueros, and Tongoy, with its famous 5km beach of white sand. Then there is La Serena, the capital of the region, with multiple attractions from architecture to beaches and shopping. Coquiimbo itself is a source of legends of hidden treasures, due to the fact that in the past centuries it was assaulted by pirates. Read more about Coquimbo, Chile

    18 Friday, January 21, 2022 San Antonio, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of San Antonio, Chile

    San Antonio, Chile, is a Pacific port 63 km south of the port of Valparaiso. San Antonio is the largest freight handling port on the western coast of South America. The city lies on hills and coastal dunes north of the mouth of the Maipo River. It was seriously affected by earthquakes most recently in 1985 and 2010. Read more about San Antonio, Chile

    19 Saturday, January 22, 2022 At Sea
    20 Sunday, January 23, 2022 Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

    Robinson Crusoe Island, with its ragged and mountainous topography, is the second largest of three islands in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, situated 670 km off the coast of mainland Chile. It is a place that recalls stories of castaways, pirates and prisoners. It is an isolated volcanic mass rising out of the cold currents of the South Pacific Ocean. The sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned on this island in 1704 for four years and four months, eventually inspiring Daniel Defoe to write the novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in 1719. Read more about Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

    21 Monday, January 24, 2022 At Sea
    22 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Puerto Montt, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puerto Montt, Chile

    Puerto Montt is a fast growing city in the south of Chile, just north of Chiloe Island. At the southern end of the Pan American highway in Chile, Puerto Montt is not only the end of the road, but the beginning of the fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. Fertile agricultural fields and green forested hills also add to the enchantment of Southern Chile. It is an all-season destination. Read more about Puerto Montt, Chile

    23 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Chacabuco, Chile 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Chacabuco, Chile

    Chacabuco - aka Puerto Chacabuco - is a Chilean town located at the head of Aisén Fjord in Aisén commune. Ships anchor in the bay of Chacabuco and passengers are tendered to shore. This is a small isolated settlement with no clearly defined town centre, consisting of one main road, a fish processing facility, and a pier. It is the main port of the region and port of call for ships sailing to the Laguna San Rafael National Park. Read more about Chacabuco, Chile

    24 Thursday, January 27, 2022 Chilean Fjords, Chile
    View of Chilean Fjords, Chile

    Strikingly rich in natural and historical attractions, the narrow fjords on the west coast of Chile penetrate deeply into the mountains of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, a major part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This is the largest of the protected areas in Chile, and with no large rivers in the area the fjords drain water from outlet glaciers of the ice-capped, storm-swept elevations. It is a large area of uninhabited islands, deep sounds, breathtaking glaciers, and narrow passages. Because of its rugged geography and the remoteness of the area, tourism in the park, as yet, has scarcely been developed. Read more about Chilean Fjords, Chile

    25 Friday, January 28, 2022 Amalia Glacier, Chile
    View of Amalia Glacier, Chile

    Amalia Glacier, situated in the central section of the Southern Patagonia Ice Fields, enters into Amalia Bay in southern Chile. It is the largest of several glaciers entering the fjord. This enormous glacier, one kilometre wide and forty metres high, sits towering above the sea and is continually calving. Subsequently, cruise ships only approach to within 1.5 km, which appears deceptively closer. Read more about Amalia Glacier, Chile

    25 Friday, January 28, 2022 Strait Of Magellan, Chile
    View of Strait Of Magellan, Chile

    The Strait of Magellan, positioned along the southern edges of Chile, is the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Indeed until the Panama Canal was finished in 1914, the Strait of Magellan was the only safe way to complete a circumnavigation of the world. Protected by the Tierra del Fuego to the south and the bulk of South America to the north, ships crossed in relative ease. It is approximately 570 km long and is about 2 km wide at its narrowest point. Read more about Strait Of Magellan, Chile

    26 Saturday, January 29, 2022 Punta Arenas, Chile 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Punta Arenas, Chile

    Punta Arenas, overlooking the Strait of Magellan in southern Patagonia, Chile, bustles with windswept trekkers en route to glacier-filled Torres del Paine National Park or an Antarctic cruise. Before leaving, be sure to take note of the mansion-lined main square, Plaza Muñoz Gamero where local vendors sell homemade crafts, the City Cemetery with its elaborate tombs, the Sara Braun Palace, and Braun Menendez Residence that presents great insight of the city's wealthy pioneer past. The city is also home to the former British Navy base and early Spanish colony of Puerto Hambre, and a popular ski centre that overlooks the Strait of Magellan. Read more about Punta Arenas, Chile

    26 Saturday, January 29, 2022 Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
    View of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands

    The British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands lies SE of Florida. The capital, Cockburn (‘Co’burn’) Town, is located on the largest island in the Turks Islands archipelago, Grand Turk Island. It is known for tourism as well as being an offshore financial centre. Turks and Caicos Islands have one of the longest coral reefs in the world, making it a premier diving destination. Read more about Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands

    26 Saturday, January 29, 2022 Beagle Channel, Chile
    View of Beagle Channel, Chile

    The Beagle Channel, named after Charles Darwin’s exploration ship, runs for 240km from Isla Nueva in the east, to the Darwin Sound in the west. At its widest point, the Channel measures 5km across. The strait separates Argentina’s Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, to the north, from remote Chilean islands like Nueva, Picton and Navarino to the south of the channel. At the western end of the channel it splits into two branches that encircle Isla Gordon. Read more about Beagle Channel, Chile

    27 Sunday, January 30, 2022 Punta Arenas, Chile
    View of Punta Arenas, Chile

    Punta Arenas, overlooking the Strait of Magellan in southern Patagonia, Chile, bustles with windswept trekkers en route to glacier-filled Torres del Paine National Park or an Antarctic cruise. Before leaving, be sure to take note of the mansion-lined main square, Plaza Muñoz Gamero where local vendors sell homemade crafts, the City Cemetery with its elaborate tombs, the Sara Braun Palace, and Braun Menendez Residence that presents great insight of the city's wealthy pioneer past. The city is also home to the former British Navy base and early Spanish colony of Puerto Hambre, and a popular ski centre that overlooks the Strait of Magellan. Read more about Punta Arenas, Chile

    27 Sunday, January 30, 2022 Cape Horn, South Africa
    View of Cape Horn, South Africa

    Cape Horn, the most southerly of the great capes is located on Isla Hornos in the Hermite Islands group at the southern end of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of South America. It marks the northern edge of the Drake Passage that separates South America and Antarctica. For many years it was a major milestone on the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world. While this was greatly reduced by the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, sailing around the Horn is widely regarded as one of the major challenges in yachting. Read more about Cape Horn, South Africa

    28 Monday, January 31, 2022 Ushuaia, Argentina 6:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Today the Old Prison is a National Historical Monument housing the Museo Maritimo, where visitors can explore the history of the Argentine Navy. Read more about Ushuaia, Argentina

    29 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 At Sea
    30 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the top one third (650km) actually lying north of the Antarctic Circle. It includes numerous islands and connecting ice sheets that reach to within 1000 km of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina. The northern part of the peninsula in known as Graham Land, the southern half Palmer Land. Permanent ice covers the peninsula, which consists of a string of bedrock islands that are a continuation of the range stretching from far north Alaska, known as the American Cordillera. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    31 Thursday, February 3, 2022 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the top one third (650km) actually lying north of the Antarctic Circle. It includes numerous islands and connecting ice sheets that reach to within 1000 km of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina. The northern part of the peninsula in known as Graham Land, the southern half Palmer Land. Permanent ice covers the peninsula, which consists of a string of bedrock islands that are a continuation of the range stretching from far north Alaska, known as the American Cordillera. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    32 Friday, February 4, 2022 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the top one third (650km) actually lying north of the Antarctic Circle. It includes numerous islands and connecting ice sheets that reach to within 1000 km of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina. The northern part of the peninsula in known as Graham Land, the southern half Palmer Land. Permanent ice covers the peninsula, which consists of a string of bedrock islands that are a continuation of the range stretching from far north Alaska, known as the American Cordillera. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    33 Saturday, February 5, 2022 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the top one third (650km) actually lying north of the Antarctic Circle. It includes numerous islands and connecting ice sheets that reach to within 1000 km of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina. The northern part of the peninsula in known as Graham Land, the southern half Palmer Land. Permanent ice covers the peninsula, which consists of a string of bedrock islands that are a continuation of the range stretching from far north Alaska, known as the American Cordillera. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    34 Sunday, February 6, 2022 At Sea
    35 Monday, February 7, 2022 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    Port Stanley is the capital and only town in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). It is located on the isle of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope, south of Stanley Harbour, in one of the wettest parts of the islands. It is very easy to see most of the islands’ worthwhile sites on a short walking tour. The tourist station at the pier provides a town map of the Stanley Harbour Maritime History Trail. Read more about Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    36 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 At Sea
    37 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Puerto Madryn, Argentina 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    Puerto Madryn is a city in the province of Chubut, one of the most sheltered places on the Patagonian coast of Argentina. The town, founded in 1865 by 150 Welsh immigrants, has become an important tourist centre. This coastal city has warm summers and moderate winters all year round. It is popular for its beaches, and sports ranging from bicycling and fishing to surfing. Read more about Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    38 Thursday, February 10, 2022 At Sea
    39 Friday, February 11, 2022 Punta del Este, Uruguay 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Punta del Este, known as the St.Tropez of Uruguay, is an upscale vacation spot on the southern-most tip of the country, just an hour and a half by car from Montevideo. Today this area is known worldwide as a very scenic resort area with great shopping, a temperate climate, and kilometres of beautiful beaches. These include Mansa - or gentle beach - that faces the bay, and Playa Brava, a beach that faces the Atlantic and is home to the sculpted Dedos fingers - better known as ‘the Hand in the Sand’ - a well known city landmark. Punta del Este also offers superb food at luxury hotels and restaurants. Read more about Punta del Este, Uruguay

    40 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Montevideo, Uruguay 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Montevideo, Uruguay

    Montevideo is the largest city, capital, and chief port of Uruguay. Situated on the River Plate (Silver River), it is also home to almost half of the nation's population, and subsequently is a modern metropolis, though with a fascinating historical old town dating back to colonial times. Described as a vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life, it is the hub of commerce. The varied architecture reflects its history that ranges from colonial to Art Deco, all influenced by either Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or British immigrants. Read more about Montevideo, Uruguay

    41 Sunday, February 13, 2022 Buenos Aires, Argentina 8:00 AM
    View of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    42 Monday, February 14, 2022 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    View of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    43 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Buenos Aires, Argentina 3:00 PM
    View of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    44 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 At Sea
    45 Thursday, February 17, 2022 At Sea
    46 Friday, February 18, 2022 Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

    The municipality of Santos, in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil, is the largest seaport in Latin America. It is a beehive of activity that offers an intense cultural experience. It is in fact a great city to explore, with its own idiosyncrasies, and the exquisite way of living of its inhabitants. Not to be overlooked are the world-class restaurants that offer a diverse regional and international cuisine to suit all tastes. Read more about Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

    47 Saturday, February 19, 2022 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8:00 AM
    View of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a large Brazilian city situated on the South Atlantic Coast of South America. It is perhaps best known for its carnivals and the largest art deco statue in existence, the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue that is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. While there absorb the magnificent views and you will feel as though you are taking a walk in the clouds. If possible, just before sunset, take the cable car (made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker) to its top and see Rio’s breathtaking landscape light up before you. Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    48 Sunday, February 20, 2022 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3:00 PM
    View of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a large Brazilian city situated on the South Atlantic Coast of South America. It is perhaps best known for its carnivals and the largest art deco statue in existence, the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue that is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. While there absorb the magnificent views and you will feel as though you are taking a walk in the clouds. If possible, just before sunset, take the cable car (made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker) to its top and see Rio’s breathtaking landscape light up before you. Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    49 Monday, February 21, 2022 At Sea
    50 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Salvador, Brazil 9:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Salvador, Brazil

    Salvador, Brazil's former capital and fifth largest city in the country, is situated on a high bluff that circles around the eastern side of the magnificent All Saints Bay. This intriguing city with a population of over two million has a strong African influence that derives from the slaves brought here to work in the sugar cane fields more than 400 years ago. Their rich cultural heritage is evident in their music, dance, cuisine and religion. This provides a contrast to the city's Portuguese colonial past dating to 1549 with the permanent occupation of Brazil by the Portuguese. Read more about Salvador, Brazil

    51 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 At Sea
    52 Thursday, February 24, 2022 Recife, Brazil 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Recife, Brazil

    Recife is one of the largest and most important cities on the NE coast of Brazil. This lively capital, originally founded by the Dutch, is brimming with a vibrant culture. The many rivers, small islands and over fifty bridges found in the city centre gives it the title of ‘Brazilian Venice’. This is an interesting historical town, which includes the oldest synagogue in the Americas, and some fine beaches. Read more about Recife, Brazil

    53 Friday, February 25, 2022 At Sea
    54 Saturday, February 26, 2022 Fortaleza, Brazil 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Fortaleza, Brazil

    Fortaleza is a major fishing port and fast growing tourist destination in the NE of Brazil. The warm climate, warm ocean waters, and the 25 km of urban sandy beaches are its major attractions. The scenery is complemented by the jangadas, small rafts used by many of the fishermen, while the Beach of the Future is a popular location with many restaurants built in the local style using straw and called Barracas de Praia or beach huts. The Praia do Futuro beach is about 7 km in length and is the preferred one for bathing and surfing, with its rustic restaurants built right on the beach. Read more about Fortaleza, Brazil

    55 Sunday, February 27, 2022 At Sea
    56 Monday, February 28, 2022 Belem, Brazil 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Belem, Brazil

    The Brazilian city of Belem lies 100 km upriver from the Atlantic Ocean and is the entrance gate to the Amazon River. The newer part of the city has modern buildings and skyscrapers while the colonial portion retains the rich history as reflected in the charm of tree-filled squares, churches, and traditional blue tiles. Then there’s the restoration project that has changed the area of the old warehouses of the Para Docks Company into a modern complex of 18,000 square meters of urbanised area, with coffee bar services, various restaurants, stores, travel agencies, banks, as well as an auditorium and two memorials. Read more about Belem, Brazil

    57 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Amazon River, Brazil
    View of Amazon River, Brazil

    Arguably, no other place is more critical for human survival than the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon River, covering almost half of Brazil in South America, is the widest river in the world, the second longest, and plays a key role in global carbon cycles and climate. Due to its thousands of lengthy tributaries - 17 are over 600 km in length – it produces 20 percent of the world’s fresh river water. Indeed, its river water reaches 320 km out to sea and till this day ships anchor in the outflow to remove the salt water marine life, especially barnacles, attached to their hulls. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    58 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Amazon River, Brazil
    View of Amazon River, Brazil

    Arguably, no other place is more critical for human survival than the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon River, covering almost half of Brazil in South America, is the widest river in the world, the second longest, and plays a key role in global carbon cycles and climate. Due to its thousands of lengthy tributaries - 17 are over 600 km in length – it produces 20 percent of the world’s fresh river water. Indeed, its river water reaches 320 km out to sea and till this day ships anchor in the outflow to remove the salt water marine life, especially barnacles, attached to their hulls. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    59 Thursday, March 3, 2022 Santarem, Brazil 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Santarem, Brazil

    Santarem in Brazil, some 800 km up the Amazon, is located on the southern bank of the clear emerald blue waters of the Tapajos River, a tributary of the Amazon. Not far from here these waters encounter the muddy waters of the magnificent Amazon River. A natural phenomenon, the two rivers flow side by side and are known as the ‘meeting of the waters’. The city has a bustling harbour full of riverboats and ancient dugout canoes. Read more about Santarem, Brazil

    60 Friday, March 4, 2022 Boca da Valeria, Brazil 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Boca da Valeria, Brazil

    Located at the confluence of the Amazon and the Valeria rivers in Brazil, Boca da Valeria is a small remote Indian village consisting of a wharf, wooden homes on stilts, a school, a church and a bar that doubles as the village meeting place. It is hidden amid jungle lake lands where the screeches of colorful parrots fill the air and trees stand waist-high in water. Be sure to take your camera on the tender ride, because there is a very distinct line where the waters of the Valeria River meet the Amazon. Amazingly the rivers remain separate for a few kilometres before finally blending into muddy water. Read more about Boca da Valeria, Brazil

    61 Saturday, March 5, 2022 Manaus, Brazil 10:00 AM
    View of Manaus, Brazil

    Manaus is a main port on the banks of the Negro River 1450 km inland in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, and is the main transport hub for the entire upper Amazon Basin. It also attracts crowds of tourists who find a variety of land and boat trips into the jungle. Wildlife is plentiful, even within the city, and it is home to the Pied Tamarin, one of Brazil's most endangered primates. Tour boats take visitors to see the point where the black waters of the Rio Negro meet the Solimoes River's brown waters and then flow next to each other without mixing for nine kilometres. Read more about Manaus, Brazil

    62 Sunday, March 6, 2022 Manaus, Brazil 5:00 PM
    View of Manaus, Brazil

    Manaus is a main port on the banks of the Negro River 1450 km inland in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, and is the main transport hub for the entire upper Amazon Basin. It also attracts crowds of tourists who find a variety of land and boat trips into the jungle. Wildlife is plentiful, even within the city, and it is home to the Pied Tamarin, one of Brazil's most endangered primates. Tour boats take visitors to see the point where the black waters of the Rio Negro meet the Solimoes River's brown waters and then flow next to each other without mixing for nine kilometres. Read more about Manaus, Brazil

    63 Monday, March 7, 2022 Parintins, Brazil 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Parintins, Brazil

    Parintins is a major river port with a population of 114,000, situated on Tupinambarana Island amid the largest archipelago of the mid-Amazon. It is one of the most isolated medium-sized cities in the world, and is accessible only by air or boat. The community can trace its history back through two centuries and still proudly celebrates its traditional Indian culture. The town is famous for its annual ‘Boi Bumba Festival’, a fantasy derived by the mixture of Indian and European cultures that revolve around a bull, and is a very well-known world class event. Read more about Parintins, Brazil

    64 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Santarem, Brazil 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Santarem, Brazil

    Santarem in Brazil, some 800 km up the Amazon, is located on the southern bank of the clear emerald blue waters of the Tapajos River, a tributary of the Amazon. Not far from here these waters encounter the muddy waters of the magnificent Amazon River. A natural phenomenon, the two rivers flow side by side and are known as the ‘meeting of the waters’. The city has a bustling harbour full of riverboats and ancient dugout canoes. Read more about Santarem, Brazil

    65 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Amazon River, Brazil
    View of Amazon River, Brazil

    Arguably, no other place is more critical for human survival than the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon River, covering almost half of Brazil in South America, is the widest river in the world, the second longest, and plays a key role in global carbon cycles and climate. Due to its thousands of lengthy tributaries - 17 are over 600 km in length – it produces 20 percent of the world’s fresh river water. Indeed, its river water reaches 320 km out to sea and till this day ships anchor in the outflow to remove the salt water marine life, especially barnacles, attached to their hulls. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    65 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Amazon River, Brazil
    View of Amazon River, Brazil

    Arguably, no other place is more critical for human survival than the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon River, covering almost half of Brazil in South America, is the widest river in the world, the second longest, and plays a key role in global carbon cycles and climate. Due to its thousands of lengthy tributaries - 17 are over 600 km in length – it produces 20 percent of the world’s fresh river water. Indeed, its river water reaches 320 km out to sea and till this day ships anchor in the outflow to remove the salt water marine life, especially barnacles, attached to their hulls. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    66 Thursday, March 10, 2022 At Sea
    67 Friday, March 11, 2022 Devil's Island, French Guiana 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Devil's Island, French Guiana

    Devil’s Island (14ha), along with Île Royale (28ha) and Saint-Joseph Island (20ha), form the Salvation’s Islands, lying 13km NE off the coast of French Guinana in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands were part of the penal colony of Cayenne from 1852 to 1953, that also included mainland sites. Most of the 80,000 prisoners never returned to metropolitan France, dying from tropical diseases and brutal conditions. Devil's island, Île du Diable, housed no more than 12 persons in moderate freedom due to the difficulty of escape. Read more about Devil's Island, French Guiana

    68 Saturday, March 12, 2022 At Sea
    69 Sunday, March 13, 2022 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Bridgetown, Barbados

    The city of Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the island country of Barbados, a major tourist destination in the West Indies. The city has numerous attractions, landmarks, monuments, museums, and art galleries of an international standard. It is also a starting point for visiting many other popular cities on the island. This historic city and its nearby Garrison are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so be sure to take a virtual tour to explore the area. Read more about Bridgetown, Barbados

    70 Monday, March 14, 2022 Roseau, Dominica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Roseau, Dominica

    Roseau, a small, compact and most important urban settlement, is the capital and largest city of the island of Dominica, in the Caribbean. Dominica has been nicknamed the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’ for its unspoiled natural beauty. Interestingly, it is built on the site of the ancient Kalinago Indian village of Sairi. There are some fine examples of West Indian architecture in Roseau. Read more about Roseau, Dominica

    71 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 PM 11:00 PM
    View of San Juan, Puerto Rico

    San Juan, the capital and most populous city of Puerto Rico, is the oldest city on US territory. It is the Caribbean commercial hub, best known for its beautifully restored historic district of Old San Juan. It is situated on a rocky peninsula girded by thick walls jutting into the crashing Atlantic surf. With its 400 restored buildings from the 16th and 17th century Spanish colonial period, this area is steeped in history. Read more about San Juan, Puerto Rico

    72 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 At Sea
    73 Thursday, March 17, 2022 At Sea
    74 Friday, March 18, 2022 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

    Half Moon Cay is a protected bay located on a private island about 1160 km south of Nassau, in the archipelago of the Bahamas. Visiting ships anchor in the cay and tender passengers to the pier. This exceptional cruise destination offers miles of crescent-shaped beaches dotted with coconut palms and surrounded by pristine blue waters. Visitors are offered ideal swimming conditions in the calm waters and a very comprehensive water sports program with separate areas designated for these activities. Read more about Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

    75 Saturday, March 19, 2022 Fort Lauderdale, USA 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Fort Lauderdale, USA

    Fort Lauderdale is a city on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in the state of Florida. As well as being a major yachting centre, it has a large and intricate canal system that results in its also being known as the ‘Venice of America’. While once home to a series of forts, today there are three forts named ‘Fort Lauderdale’. Read more about Fort Lauderdale, USA

  • 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

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Volendam Inside 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.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Volendam Balcony on the Volendam

    Cabin Types

    X

    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

    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

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Volendam Suite on the Volendam

    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

    Legend

    • 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
  • Promotions

    Current promotions for Volendam

    View & Verandah Sale

    View & Verandah Sale

    Book before 28 February and receive up to US$3,800 in extras, including:
    • Stateroom Upgrades
    • Signature Beverage Package
    • One night Specialty Dining
    • 10% off selected shore excursions
    • 50% Reduced Deposit
    • Prepaid Gratuities (early booking bonus book before 5 Jan)
    • Combinable with Future Cruise Credits

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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    Holland America - Cruise Only Fare

    Holland America - Cruise Only Fare

    Get the rate of the day with no added extras - a cruise only fare.

    Includes:
    - Guarantee stateroom (GTY).
    - Non-refundable deposit.
    - Other prices available, offering your choice of:
    Wifi / Drinks package / Shore excursion credit / Dining package.

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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    Christmas/New Year Cruises

    Christmas/New Year Cruises

    Why not celebrate Christmas in style? Imagine a magical Christmas Cruise to the South Pacific, Caribbean, or many other destinations around the world!
    Forget about slaving away in the kitchen, pamper yourself poolside with your loved ones.

    Experience Christmas Day onboard with all the fun-filled festive activities, with no stress and all the time in the world to just sit back, relax & enjoy the day.
    Book early as Christmas cruises are a popular getaway and you don’t want to miss out!

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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    Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage - V211

    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Volendam Departure: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Nights: 74 nights Departs: Fort Lauderdale Returns: Fort Lauderdale

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