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Grand Voyage: Pole To Pole - V513

Ship: Volendam   
Departure: Saturday, January 25, 2025
Nights: 133 nights
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Duration
133
Nights
Days at Sea
56
Sea Days
Ports
76
Ports
Countries Visted
30
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  • Itinerary

    Grand Voyage: Pole To Pole - V513

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, January 25, 2025 Fort Lauderdale, USA Embark 7:00 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’. Read more about Fort Lauderdale, USA

    2 Sunday, January 26, 2025 At Sea
    3 Monday, January 27, 2025 At Sea
    4 Tuesday, January 28, 2025 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo, the most bustling and diverse city in the Caribbean, is the capital of the Dominican Republic, and the oldest city in the Western Hemisphere on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wander down the cobblestone streets to check out the many examples of 15th and 16th century architecture in the Colonial Zone. These include: the Cathedral that was the first church built in the Americas, the Ozama Fort, and the Italian Renaissance style palace Alcazar de Colon, which were all built during the lifetime of Christopher Columbus. Read more about Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    5 Wednesday, January 29, 2025 At Sea
    6 Thursday, January 30, 2025 Santa Marta, Colombia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Santa Marta, Colombia

    Santa Marta in Colombia is more than the average tropical paradise. It certainly has warm Caribbean surf and white sandy beaches, but it's also much loved for the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range that towers above it. Being the oldest city in the country also has its advantages. Read more about Santa Marta, Colombia

    7 Friday, January 31, 2025 At Sea
    8 Saturday, February 1, 2025 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. Read more about Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    9 Sunday, February 2, 2025 Panama Canal, Panama 6:00 AM 6:00 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. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    9 Sunday, February 2, 2025 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. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    9 Sunday, February 2, 2025 Panama Canal, Panama 8:00 PM 8:00 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. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    9 Sunday, February 2, 2025 Fuerte Amador, Panama 9:00 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. Read more about Fuerte Amador, Panama

    10 Monday, February 3, 2025 Fuerte Amador, Panama 4:00 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. Read more about Fuerte Amador, Panama

    11 Tuesday, February 4, 2025 Cross Equator
    12 Wednesday, February 5, 2025 Manta, Ecuador 6:00 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. Read more about Manta, Ecuador

    13 Thursday, February 6, 2025 At Sea
    14 Friday, February 7, 2025 Trujillo, Honduras 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Trujillo, Honduras

    Trujillo is located on a bluff overlooking the Bay of Trujillo, on the Caribbean side of Honduras. The old Spanish fort, with its canons as well as the history of this colonial town, sits on the. An almost volcano-like mountain looms behind the city, making for a magnificent physical setting. Read more about Trujillo, Honduras

    15 Saturday, February 8, 2025 At Sea
    16 Sunday, February 9, 2025 Lima (Callao), Peru 6:00 AM
    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. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    17 Monday, February 10, 2025 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. Read more about Lima (Callao), Peru

    18 Tuesday, February 11, 2025 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. Read more about Pisco (San Martin), Peru

    19 Wednesday, February 12, 2025 At Sea
    20 Thursday, February 13, 2025 Arica, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Arica, Chile

    The seaside resort city of Arica in the north of Chile lies just 18 km south of the border with Peru. Known as the City of Eternal Spring - as it is sunny virtually every day of the year - it is located on the coast of the driest desert in the world. It has a great beach where visitors can enjoy the sun and take a swim. Read more about Arica, Chile

    21 Friday, February 14, 2025 At Sea
    22 Saturday, February 15, 2025 Antofagasta, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Antofagasta, Chile

    Antofagasta is a port city in northern Chile, about 1,130 km north of Santiago. The last decade has seen a steady growth in the areas of construction, retail, hotel accommodations, population growth, and remarkable skyline development, mainly due to becoming a major mining centre. However, with its 20 km of beachfront and mild, dry climate it has also developed as a year-round beach resort. Read more about Antofagasta, Chile

    23 Sunday, February 16, 2025 At Sea
    24 Monday, February 17, 2025 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. Read more about San Antonio, Chile

    25 Tuesday, February 18, 2025 At Sea
    26 Wednesday, February 19, 2025 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. Read more about Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

    27 Thursday, February 20, 2025 At Sea
    28 Friday, February 21, 2025 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. Read more about Puerto Montt, Chile

    29 Saturday, February 22, 2025 Castro, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Castro, Chile

    Castro, situated on the east coast of Chiloe Island, sits on a bluff above its sheltered estuary and is the capital of the Chiloe Archipelago, in Chile. Castro is famous for its brightly painted traditional wooden stilt houses, so the greatest single attraction is simply walking down the streets and around the central Plaza de Armas. With its well-kept park that is surrounded by many shops and restaurants, it presents a great opportunity to absorb the local culture. Read more about Castro, Chile

    30 Sunday, February 23, 2025 Chacabuco, Chile 8:00 AM 5:00 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. Read more about Chacabuco, Chile

    31 Monday, February 24, 2025 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. Read more about Chilean Fjords, Chile

    32 Tuesday, February 25, 2025 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. Read more about Amalia Glacier, Chile

    32 Tuesday, February 25, 2025 Cruising Sarmiento C
    33 Wednesday, February 26, 2025 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. Read more about Strait Of Magellan, Chile

    33 Wednesday, February 26, 2025 Punta Arenas, Chile 6:00 AM 6:00 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

    33 Wednesday, February 26, 2025 Cockburn Channel (Cr
    33 Wednesday, February 26, 2025 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. Read more about Beagle Channel, Chile

    34 Thursday, February 27, 2025 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

    34 Thursday, February 27, 2025 Ushuaia, Argentina 2:00 PM 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. Read more about Ushuaia, Argentina

    35 Friday, February 28, 2025 Cape Horn, Chile
    View of Cape Horn, Chile

    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. Read more about Cape Horn, Chile

    36 Saturday, March 1, 2025 At Sea
    37 Sunday, March 2, 2025 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. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    38 Monday, March 3, 2025 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. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    39 Tuesday, March 4, 2025 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. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    40 Wednesday, March 5, 2025 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. Read more about Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    41 Thursday, March 6, 2025 At Sea
    42 Friday, March 7, 2025 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. Read more about Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

    43 Saturday, March 8, 2025 At Sea
    44 Sunday, March 9, 2025 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. Read more about Puerto Madryn, Argentina

    45 Monday, March 10, 2025 At Sea
    46 Tuesday, March 11, 2025 At Sea
    47 Wednesday, March 12, 2025 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. Read more about Montevideo, Uruguay

    48 Thursday, March 13, 2025 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. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    49 Friday, March 14, 2025 Buenos Aires, Argentina 5:00 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. Read more about Buenos Aires, Argentina

    50 Saturday, March 15, 2025 Punta del Este, Uruguay 8:00 AM 5:00 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. Read more about Punta del Este, Uruguay

    51 Sunday, March 16, 2025 At Sea
    52 Monday, March 17, 2025 At Sea
    53 Tuesday, March 18, 2025 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. Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    54 Wednesday, March 19, 2025 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8:00 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. Read more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    55 Thursday, March 20, 2025 Buzios, Brazil 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Buzios, Brazil

    Buzios in Brazil is situated 169 km NE of Rio de Janeiro, a small and sophisticated paradise that was popularised by legendary movie star Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, and her statue still graces the main street. Today it is the haunt of the rich and famous of the world who flock to the city to enjoy the more than 20 stunning beaches in the vicinity. The peninsula is a sophisticated beach resort with a very active night life and fine restaurants. Read more about Buzios, Brazil

    56 Friday, March 21, 2025 At Sea
    57 Saturday, March 22, 2025 Salvador, Brazil 8:00 AM 3:00 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. Read more about Salvador, Brazil

    58 Sunday, March 23, 2025 Maceio, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Maceio, Brazil

    Maceio is the capital city of the northern Brazilian state of Alagoas. Its principal attraction would have to be its 20km of urban beaches, as well as the delightful sandy beaches to the north and south. Of particular interest are the northern beaches of Ponta Verde with the boardwalk lined with beach bars, and Pajucara Beach that hosts a nightly craft market. Read more about Maceio, Brazil

    59 Monday, March 24, 2025 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’. Read more about Recife, Brazil

    60 Tuesday, March 25, 2025 At Sea
    61 Wednesday, March 26, 2025 Fortaleza, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 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. Read more about Fortaleza, Brazil

    62 Thursday, March 27, 2025 At Sea
    63 Friday, March 28, 2025 Cross Equator
    64 Saturday, March 29, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    64 Saturday, March 29, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    64 Saturday, March 29, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    64 Saturday, March 29, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    64 Saturday, March 29, 2025 Cross Equator
    65 Sunday, March 30, 2025 Santarem, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 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’. Read more about Santarem, Brazil

    66 Monday, March 31, 2025 Boca da Valeria, Brazil 7:00 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. Read more about Boca da Valeria, Brazil

    67 Tuesday, April 1, 2025 Manaus, Brazil 8:00 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. Read more about Manaus, Brazil

    68 Wednesday, April 2, 2025 Manaus, Brazil 3:00 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. Read more about Manaus, Brazil

    69 Thursday, April 3, 2025 Parintins, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 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. Read more about Parintins, Brazil

    70 Friday, April 4, 2025 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’. Read more about Santarem, Brazil

    71 Saturday, April 5, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    71 Saturday, April 5, 2025 Cross Equator
    71 Saturday, April 5, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    71 Saturday, April 5, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    71 Saturday, April 5, 2025 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. Read more about Amazon River, Brazil

    72 Sunday, April 6, 2025 At Sea
    73 Monday, April 7, 2025 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. Read more about Devil's Island, French Guiana

    74 Tuesday, April 8, 2025 At Sea
    75 Wednesday, April 9, 2025 At Sea
    76 Thursday, April 10, 2025 At Sea
    77 Friday, April 11, 2025 At Sea
    78 Saturday, April 12, 2025 Porto Grande, Cabo Verde 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Porto Grande, Cabo Verde

    The almost lunar volcanic islands that form the Cape Verde archipelago lie about 500 km off the Senegal coast. Although the isles may be African geographically speaking, they have retained a strong Latin flavour. Porto Grande, the port for the capital Mindelo, is on the windward isle of Sao Vicente and is home to over 90% of the island’s inhabitants. Read more about Porto Grande, Cabo Verde

    79 Sunday, April 13, 2025 Santiago, Cabo Verde 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Santiago, Cabo Verde

    Santiago is the largest of the ten volcanic islands of Cape Verde archipelago in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is located 570 kilometres off the coast of West Africa (and the city of Dakar in Senegal). The highest point is Pico da Antónia at 1394m. Read more about Santiago, Cabo Verde

    80 Monday, April 14, 2025 At Sea
    81 Tuesday, April 15, 2025 Banjul, Gambia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Banjul, Gambia

    Banjul, the capital of Gambia, is a seaport town located on St Mary’s Island where the Gambia River enters the ocean. The island is connected to the mainland to the west and the rest of Greater Banjul Area via bridges. There are also ferries linking Banjul to the mainland at the other side of the river. Read more about Banjul, Gambia

    82 Wednesday, April 16, 2025 Dakar, Senegal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Dakar, Senegal

    Dakar, the western-most city on the African mainland, is a very French capital and the largest city of Senegal. A feverish city that brims with life, together with its beautiful tree-lined boulevards, results in it having the most European atmosphere of any city on the continent. To get an excellent view of the city visit Les Mamelles Lighthouse that was built in 1864 and located on a small volcanic hill. Read more about Dakar, Senegal

    83 Thursday, April 17, 2025 At Sea
    84 Friday, April 18, 2025 At Sea
    85 Saturday, April 19, 2025 Lanzarote, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Lanzarote, Spain

    Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, lies about 125 km off the African coast. Due to its mild, dry climate it is regarded as a perfect year-round destination. Lack of erosion means that the volcanic landscape appears much as it did just after past eruptions. Read more about Lanzarote, Spain

    86 Sunday, April 20, 2025 Agadir, Morocco 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
    View of Agadir, Morocco

    Agadir is a city in southern Morocco, surrounded by the Sahara Desert, natural parks and beaches. It is not typical of traditional Morocco as it has large buildings, wide roads, European-style cafés and modern hotels, because it was rebuilt after a major earthquake in 1960. The delightful beaches are extremely popular, while many visitors enjoy the local cuisine at restaurants that offer authentic Morrocan and French Moroccan fusion dishes. Read more about Agadir, Morocco

    87 Monday, April 21, 2025 Casablanca, Morocco 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Casablanca, Morocco

    Africa’s second largest city and Morocco’s largest city and chief port, Casablanca (Portuguese for ‘white house’), is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the west of the country. The city has passed through Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and French control, and the famous 1942 film Casablanca reflects its colonial status in the 1940s. Today it is the largest city of the Maghreb (Barbary Coast), land of the Berbers and Moors. Read more about Casablanca, Morocco

    88 Tuesday, April 22, 2025 Cruising Strait Of G
    88 Tuesday, April 22, 2025 Gibraltar, Spain 11:00 AM 5:00 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. Read more about Gibraltar, Spain

    89 Wednesday, April 23, 2025 At Sea
    90 Thursday, April 24, 2025 Barcelona, Spain 8:00 AM
    View of Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    91 Friday, April 25, 2025 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
    View of Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    92 Saturday, April 26, 2025 At Sea
    93 Sunday, April 27, 2025 Cadiz, Spain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cadiz, Spain

    Cadiz is a city and port in SW Spain. It is the capital of Cadiz Province, an autonomous community of Andalusia. Due to its small size one is never more than a few blocks from the sea, and this engenders a safe, relaxed, and easy-going atmosphere. Read more about Cadiz, Spain

    94 Monday, April 28, 2025 Scenic Cruising Tagu
    94 Monday, April 28, 2025 Lisbon, Portugal 11:00 AM
    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. Read more about Lisbon, Portugal

    95 Tuesday, April 29, 2025 Lisbon, Portugal 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. Read more about Lisbon, Portugal

    96 Wednesday, April 30, 2025 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. Read more about Oporto, Portugal

    97 Thursday, May 1, 2025 At Sea
    98 Friday, May 2, 2025 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. Read more about Brest, France

    99 Saturday, May 3, 2025 Cherbourg, France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cherbourg, France

    Cherbourg is a coast town of Normandy, France, on the English Channel. Of special note is that Cherbourg was the first stop of the Titanic after leaving England. Also of note are the massive man-made sea walls and the ever-busy piers. Read more about Cherbourg, France

    100 Sunday, May 4, 2025 Zeebrugge, Belgium 9:00 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. Read more about Zeebrugge, Belgium

    101 Monday, May 5, 2025 IJmuiden, Netherlands 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of IJmuiden, Netherlands

    IJmuiden, Netherlands, is located at the mouth of the North Sea Canal leading to Amsterdam, lying approximately 17 km north of Haarlem. It is known as North Holland’s gate to the North Sea due to the canal that connects the North Sea with the IJ Bay in Amsterdam. The places to be seen include the Zee-en Haven Museum in the city, the Hoogovens Museum, and the system of sluice gates at the mouth of the canal. Read more about IJmuiden, Netherlands

    102 Tuesday, May 6, 2025 At Sea
    103 Wednesday, May 7, 2025 Edinburgh, Great Britain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    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. Read more about Edinburgh, Great Britain

    104 Thursday, May 8, 2025 At Sea
    105 Friday, May 9, 2025 Scenic Cruising Eidf
    105 Friday, May 9, 2025 Eidfjord, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Eidfjord, Norway

    Eidfjord, a municipality in the county of Hordaland in Norway, has two townships: Eidfjord that is the ‘City Centre’ as well as the major cruise harbour, and Ovre Eidfjord. Eidfjord offers visitors two options, either the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery - the fjord landscapes are luxuriant with green mountain sides and white mountain tops - or to actively explore the hiking trails that surround Eidfjord. Most visit the impressive Sima Power Plant that is built into the mountain itself, while many also travel or hike to the ‘historical’ mountain farm Kjeasen. Read more about Eidfjord, Norway

    106 Saturday, May 10, 2025 At Sea
    107 Sunday, May 11, 2025 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. Read more about Trondheim, Norway

    107 Sunday, May 11, 2025 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. Read more about Trondheim, Norway

    108 Monday, May 12, 2025 At Sea
    109 Tuesday, May 13, 2025 Tromsoe, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Tromsoe, Norway

    Tromsoe, the home of the famous Northern Lights, is situated a mere 2000 km from the North Pole, on the same latitude as Northern Siberia and Alaska. Most visitors are surprised by the prominence and sophistication of this fascinating port. On offer are high-quality theatre, arts and music, which contrast with the boundless and vast wilderness surrounding the city. Read more about Tromsoe, Norway

    110 Wednesday, May 14, 2025 Scenic Cruising Nort
    110 Wednesday, May 14, 2025 Honningsvag, Norway 10:00 AM 8:00 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. Read more about Honningsvag, Norway

    111 Thursday, May 15, 2025 At Sea
    112 Friday, May 16, 2025 At Sea
    113 Saturday, May 17, 2025 Djupivogur, Iceland 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Djupivogur, Iceland

    Djupivogur, a town (pop. 400) with a history of trading since 1589, lies on the east coast of Iceland in a region of incomparable natural beauty. The nearby lagoon, the Vatnajokull icecap and a range of glacial tongues feature some of Iceland's most famous scenery. Read more about Djupivogur, Iceland

    113 Saturday, May 17, 2025 Scenic Cruising Beru
    114 Sunday, May 18, 2025 Akureyri, Iceland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Akureyri, Iceland

    The town of Akureyri with its population of 17,000 is the administrative, transportation, and commercial centre of North Iceland. It is situated at the head of the 60 km long Eyjafjordur fjord, the longest and one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland. At first sight it appears as though it was transplanted from the Swiss Alps, as behind the city are beautiful farmlands that rise gently to year-round snow-capped granite mountains that provide the best skiing in Iceland. Read more about Akureyri, Iceland

    114 Sunday, May 18, 2025 Isafjordur, Iceland
    View of Isafjordur, Iceland

    The capital of the Westfjords of Iceland is Isafjordur. The landscape is majestic, with fjord after fjord towering above shore and sea, but each and every fjord has its own distinctive character. Tiny fishing villages nestle at their foot. Read more about Isafjordur, Iceland

    115 Monday, May 19, 2025 Isafjordur, Iceland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Isafjordur, Iceland

    The capital of the Westfjords of Iceland is Isafjordur. The landscape is majestic, with fjord after fjord towering above shore and sea, but each and every fjord has its own distinctive character. Tiny fishing villages nestle at their foot. Read more about Isafjordur, Iceland

    115 Monday, May 19, 2025 Isafjordur, Iceland
    View of Isafjordur, Iceland

    The capital of the Westfjords of Iceland is Isafjordur. The landscape is majestic, with fjord after fjord towering above shore and sea, but each and every fjord has its own distinctive character. Tiny fishing villages nestle at their foot. Read more about Isafjordur, Iceland

    116 Tuesday, May 20, 2025 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00 AM
    View of Reykjavik, Iceland

    Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, is the gateway to Iceland's stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology. On the waterfront see the open-air history of shipping disasters. Read more about Reykjavik, Iceland

    117 Wednesday, May 21, 2025 Reykjavik, Iceland 5:00 PM
    View of Reykjavik, Iceland

    Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, is the gateway to Iceland's stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology. On the waterfront see the open-air history of shipping disasters. Read more about Reykjavik, Iceland

    118 Thursday, May 22, 2025 At Sea
    119 Friday, May 23, 2025 At Sea
    120 Saturday, May 24, 2025 Nanortalik, Greenland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nanortalik, Greenland

    Nanortalik is Greenland's southernmost town and is located in a scenic area with some of Greenland's most picturesque fjords, small woodlands and steep mountainsides. The town's name means ‘place of polar bears’, which refers to the polar bears that occasionally pass through the town in summer, together with the pack ice from the Arctic Ocean. It is a small town where everyone knows everyone else, and visitors appreciate meeting a friendly population of hunters who live in beautiful natural surroundings. Read more about Nanortalik, Greenland

    121 Sunday, May 25, 2025 Qaqortoq, Greenland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Qaqortoq, Greenland

    Qaqortoq is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It is the most populous town in the region and the fourth largest town in the country. The oldest standing building of Qaqortoq is a black-tarred log building from 1797. Read more about Qaqortoq, Greenland

    122 Monday, May 26, 2025 Paamiut, Greenland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Paamiut, Greenland

    Paamiut is a town in SW Greenland located on the coast of the Labrador Sea. The town’s name means "the people who live at the mouth”, a reference to its location at the mouth of the Kuannersooq Fjord. Paamiut naturally attracts travellers who want to go off the beaten path and gain a different perspective. Read more about Paamiut, Greenland

    123 Tuesday, May 27, 2025 At Sea
    124 Wednesday, May 28, 2025 St Anthony, Canada 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of St Anthony, Canada

    St Anthony - aka St Anthony Haven - is a town on the northern reaches of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador. The history of European settlement of St Anthony reaches back to the early 1500s, when French and Basque fishermen used the well-sheltered harbour as a seasonal fishing station. Tourism has become an important industry to the town as fishing stocks dwindled. Read more about St Anthony, Canada

    125 Thursday, May 29, 2025 St John's, Canada 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of St John's, Canada

    St John's is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located on Canada's SE Atlantic Seaboard, where the Bay of Fundy meets the mouth of the St. John River. Read more about St John's, Canada

    126 Friday, May 30, 2025 St Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of St Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    Saint-Pierre is the capital of the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. These are the only two low-lying inhabited islands in an archipelago of eight islands in the Atlantic Ocean, 18 km off the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada. They form the last remaining part of the French North American Empire. Read more about St Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    127 Saturday, May 31, 2025 At Sea
    128 Sunday, June 1, 2025 Halifax, Canada 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Halifax, Canada

    Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, the Gateway to Atlantic Canada, is a lively and colourful combination of urban and rural living at its best. It is situated on the world’s second largest harbour, and the beautifully restored waterfront buildings recall the city's centuries-old maritime heritage, which is also cleverly explained at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and the Halifax Citadel that explores the unique local heritage. Read more about Halifax, Canada

    129 Monday, June 2, 2025 Portland, Maine, USA 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Portland, Maine, USA

    Perched on a peninsula jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay, Portland - a progressive, lively city - is the largest city in Maine, USA. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes, which refers to the city’s recoveries from four devastating fires. It is home to a friendly and hardworking people and is ranked nationally as one of the ten safest and culturally fascinating cities of the US. Read more about Portland, Maine, USA

    130 Tuesday, June 3, 2025 Boston, USA 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Boston, USA

    Boston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts, USA. Calling this quaint and delightful city the 'Athens of America' might seem a bit pretentious, but the city's 19th-century glory radiates through its grand architecture, and its world-renowned academic and cultural institutions. Disastrous 'urban renewal' projects in the 1950s provoked such a furious backlash that Boston now has some of the best preserved historic buildings and neighbourhoods in the country. Read more about Boston, USA

    131 Wednesday, June 4, 2025 At Sea
    132 Thursday, June 5, 2025 At Sea
    133 Friday, June 6, 2025 At Sea
    134 Saturday, June 7, 2025 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’. Read more about Fort Lauderdale, USA

  • Ship

    Volendam Overview

    Volendam

    4.2
    (from 18 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

    Premium Suite

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    Cabin Types

    PS, SB, SA

    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: #8226;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

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    A, AA, B, BB, BC

    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: bull;A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows bull;No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining bull;Personalized cruise stationery bull;Oversized bath towels bull;One-touch telephone concierge service bull;Fresh flowers bull;Complimentary DVD library

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

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

    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#8211;240 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: #8226;Direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck #174; The signature Mariner#8217;s Dream#8482; bed featuring a plush Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens #8226;Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage#8226;100% Egyptian cotton towels #8226;Premium massage showerheads #8226;5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers #8226;Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure #8226;Complimentary fresh fruit on request #8226;Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages #8226;Flat-panel TV and DVD player #8226;Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turn-down service

    Interior

    Interior

    Interior on the Volendam Interior on the Volendam

    Cabin Types

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

    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: bull;Luxurious beds featuring Sealyreg; Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens bull;Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage bull;100% Egyptian cotton towels bull;Premium massage showerheads bull;5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers bull;Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure bull;Complimentary fresh fruit on request bull;Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages bull;Flat-panel TV and DVD player bull;Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

  • 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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