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Veendam
24 Nights
Greek Odyssey& Mediterranean Romance
Rome (Civitavecchia) to Barcelona
 PACKAGE DEAL

Ship: Veendam
Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Cruise Date:  15 May 2019
Duration: 24 Nights
Ports: Rome, Civitavecchia, Naples, Santorini, Kotor, Rhodes, Iraklion, Piraeus (Athens), Nafplion, Argostoli, Corfu, Venice, Dubrovnik (Croatia), Sarande, Katakolon, Livorno, Monte Carlo, Toulon, Barcelona, BROCHURE HOLIDAY, Rome
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Rome
Airport gateway (Departure) : Barcelona

Itinerary

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* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Package Deal Pricing

Number of Passengers

Package Includes:

  • Economy class international airfare from Australia to Rome, returning from Barcelona
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at hotel Le Meridien Visconti, Rome, breakfast included
  • 24 night cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona aboard Veendam
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel, breakfast included
  • Taxes, fees & port charges

 

BONUS: US$25 per person onboard credit (up to max. $50 per stateroom) + Bon Voyage bottle of sparkling wine!

 

Transfers available upon request.

 

PACKAGE FEATURES FABULOUS EARLYBIRD AIRFARE!


* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).

Air Travel Included
Airline
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To Rome / Barcelona
Class Of Travel - Rules

Includes air taxes (subject to change).

Hotel Stay Included Before Cruise
Hotel
Location
Checkin Date 13 May 2019
Checkout Date 15 May 2019


* Purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on flight schedules & airfare inventory availability.

Cruise - - Holland America Line

Hotel Stay Included After Cruise
Hotel
Location
Checkin Date 08 June 2019
Checkout Date 10 June 2019


* Purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on flight schedules & airfare inventory availability.

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Ports

Rome

Civitavecchia is the closest port to the Eternal city, Rome. Rome has been the focal point for many of the world's greatest artists, architects, rulers and philosophers. See Michelangelo’s masterly ceiling, the famous Swiss Guards in the Vatican and the Imperial splendours of the Colosseum. Climb the Spanish steps. And don’t forget to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to this sublime city.

Country - Italy
Distance from port to City - 70kms
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Vatican City, The Colluseum, Trevi Fountain

Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia is the closest port to Rome. It serves mostly as a gateway, however there are still a few points of interest in this seaside town. Most notably the Fort of Michelangelo, built in the 1500s as a major defence post. Also of interest are the ancient ruins of the Baths of Traiano, a complex of Roman Baths once used for their therapeutic benefits.


Country - Italy
Distance from port to City - 70kms
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Fort of Michelangelo, Baths of Traiano

Naples

Naples, vibrant and exciting, situated on its famous, truly breathtaking blue bays at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. This beautiful city offers some of Italy's best shopping and dining. Visit picturesque Sorrento and the ruins of ancient Pompeii, a city frozen in time or take a boat to the beautiful and captivating island of Capri. The lesser-known island of Ischia is also close by with great beaches, with over 100 thermal springs and a 14th century castle overlooking the water. 

Country -  Italy
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Pompeii, Isle of Capri, Sorrento

Santorini

Whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Country - Greece (Santorini)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 5kms
Currency -  Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Fira

Kotor

Rhodes

Known as the sun island there are hardly any days when the sun does not shine. The third largest Greek Island, Rhodes today offers its visitor an abundance of year round leisure activities. The warm hospitality of the islanders, the natural beauty of the island and the monuments from her long and turbulent history are not to be missed.

Country - Greece (Rhodes)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 16kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Mandraki Harbour, Mt. Philerimos, Acropolis of Lindos

Iraklion

Heraklion (or Iraklion) was the ancient port of Knossos, the most prominent city of the Minoan era and it is the starting point for a visit there. Also the Archaeological Museum houses many of most famous findings not only from Knossos but other Minoan Palaces like Phaestos, Malia and Zakros. The Venetian era left the majestic fortress, Koules, that stands by the port. It had been used for centuries not only for the protection of the city but as a prison too, with its huge dark hallways and cells. Heraklion is a modern city with a long past



Country - Greece
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Heraklion Archaelogical Museum, Lions Square, Koules, Venetian Walls

Piraeus (Athens)

Piraeus is located to the south of Athens. It is the capital of the Piraeus Prefecture and belongs to the Athens urban area. It was the port of the ancient city of Athens and it was chosen to serve as the modern port when Athens was re-founded in 1834. Piraeus remains one of the busiest shipping and industrial centres of the Mediterranean.

Country - Greece
Distance from port to City -
Distance to Airport
Currency - Euro Dollar (EUR)

Places of Interest
Greek Maritime Museum and Piraeus Archaeological Museum.

Nafplion

Argostoli

Corfu

One of lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed by dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu and the island's secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.

Country - Greece
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 3kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Paleokastritsa, Palace of Achilleion, Monastey of the Virgin Mary

Venice

Breathe in the romance and Italian exuberance of this spellbinding city. Explore its mysterious and watery streets. Take a gondola ride to truly appreciate the atmosphere and architecture of the city. Sip a cappuccino in St. Mark’s Square or ride across the lagoon to the islands of Murano and Burano. From the Gothic arches of the Doges Palace to the intricate façade of St. Marks Cathedral, a day in Venice is bound to enchant you.

Country - Italy
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 8kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Piazza San Marco, The Grand Canal, Murano and Burano

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

On the beautiful Adriatic coast sits the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, where medieval ramparts encircle a tight maze of narrow streets and ornate stone buildings. The walls, completed in the 13th century, have a circumference of more than a mile and a half, and along with the Old City, have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Country - Croatia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Kuna (HRK)

Places of Interest
Rector's Palace, Cavtat, Old City

Sarande

The beautiful city of Saranda, offers a unique atmosphere and style that steels the heart of all its visitors.The sea panorama, the variety of flora, favored by the soft climate, make Saranda the preferred center for rest and recreation and an important tourist town.

Country - Albania
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from Port to Airport - 150kms
Currency - Albainan Lek (ALL)

Places of Interest
Saranda Beach, Butrint National Park

Katakolon

Katakolon was once ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. Highlights include visiting the old Olympic site, admiring the old temples, altars and sanctuaries where ancient atheletes once competed.

Country - Greece
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 30kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Ancient Olympia

Livorno

The lovely seaport of Livorno serves as a gateway to the opulence and artistry of Florence and the quiet intimacy and history of Pisa. Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, symbolizes the wealth and power of Italy's golden age more than any other city in Italy.

Country - Italy
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 33kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Leaning Tower of Pisa

Monte Carlo

The fairy-tale kingdom of Monte Carlo glitters with opulence and jet-set glamour, and the action centers around its famed casinos. Inside, under gilt-edged ceilings and ornate frescoes, fortunes are made or lost. Elsewhere in Monaco are the Prince’s Palace, from which the Grimaldi dynasty has ruled since 1297; the Cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier; and the Rock of Monaco, where gardens cascade to the sea.

Country - Monaco
Distance from port to City -
Distance to Airport -
Currency - Euro Dollar (EUR)

Places of Interest
 

Toulon

With shady squares, colorful awnings, charming shops and a myriad of bicycles leaned up against the trees, Toulon is a little bit of Paris in Provence. Of course, there is one significant difference: Toulon has at its edge an ocean, and all the sights and cooling breezes that accompany a place by the sea

Country - France
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Tour de I'horloge, Cours Lafayette, Place Puget

Barcelona

Explore Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and you’ll discover the ornately wrought works of Antonio Gaudi. A local architect, whose works culminate in the surrealistic spires of the yet to be finished Sagrada Familia. Take a stroll down the colourful Ramblas. Explore the Gothic Quarter. Ride a cable car to the summit of Montjuic. Or sample local wines and authentic tapas as you watch the hustle and bustle of daily life pass you by.

Country - Spain
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 12kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Las Ramblas, La Safrada Familia, Museo Picasso

BROCHURE HOLIDAY

 

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Cruise line info

Holland America Line

Holland America Line

With more than 143 years of experience, Holland America Line is recognised as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry's premium segment. With the introduction of the 1,918-passenger ms Noordam in early 2006, Holland America Line's fleet grows to 14 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports. Itineraries range from two to 108 days and visit all seven continents, including new Australia/New Zealand and Asia sailings, a world cruise and popular sailings to several ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Europe. The ms Noordam also will offer Caribbean sailings in the winter from new homeport New York City.

 

Holland America Line's $225 million, fleetwide Signature of Excellence enhancements feature new programs and amenities including the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine - a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts will provide cooking demonstrations and classes - Explorations Café powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas and all new cabin amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariner's Dream Beds.

 

Ship info

Veendam

For luxury on the high seas and stops in fascinating ports of call, the ms Veendam is a ship you don't want to miss. Elegant dining rooms with wide vistas of the seas, a broad sweeping staircase, wide teak decks for strolling and spacious staterooms (149 of which feature private verandahs) all lend the ms Veendam an air of elegance, providing our guests with the best cruise experience.

Dining

  • Rotterdam Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Lido Restaurant
Entertainment

  • Rubens Lounge
  • Casino
  • Half Moon
  • Hudson Room
  • Queens Room
  • Wanjang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre
  • Ocean Bar
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • Dolphin's Bar
  • Crow's Nest
  • Piano Bar
Onboard Activities

  • Lido Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Health Spa
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzis

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  55,451 Tonnes
Star Rating
  5 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Luxury
Entered Service   May 1996
Registry   The Netherlands
Former Name   N/A
Length   219.30 metres
Beam   30.80 metres
Draft   7.5 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (34,560kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   22
Passenger Capacity (twin)
  1,258
Crew   557
Nationality of Officers   Dutch
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   632
Total Inside cabins   131
Total Outside cabins   502
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   150
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   6
Passenger Decks   10
Cabin Electricity
  110v and 220v
Elevators   8
Self-Service Laundry
  Yes
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   US Dollar

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