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Westerdam
24 Nights
Dream of the Mediterranean
Venice to Barcelona
PACKAGE DEAL

Ship: Westerdam
Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Cruise Date:  23 May 2017
Duration: 24 Nights
Ports: Venice, Argostoli, Civitavecchia, Naples, Santorini, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Athens, Nafplion, Katakolon, Rome, Livorno, Florence, Pisa, Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Ajaccio, Almeria, Ceuta, Marseille, Sete, Barcelona
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Venice
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 Venice, returning from Barcelona
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, breakfast included
  • 24 night cruise from Venice to Barcelona aboard Westerdam
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at the Hilton Barcelona, breakfast included
  • Taxes, fees & port charges

BONUS: US$50 onboard credit per single or double occupancy guest.

* Transfers between airport, hotel and port are available at additional cost - please ask us for details.

 

Note: Seamless date-continuity of the services in this package is subject to flight inventory availability of the special airfare. Purchase of extra accommodation may be required, at additional cost, should your preferred flight date not be available at time of booking. 

 

 

 

 


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

Air Travel Included
Airline
From
To Venice / Barcelona
Class Of Travel - Rules

Includes air taxes (subject to change).

Hotel Stay Included Before Cruise
Hotel
Location
Checkin Date 21 May 2017
Checkout Date 23 May 2017


* 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 16 June 2017
Checkout Date 18 June 2017


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

Cabin Package

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Ports

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

Argostoli

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

Ephesus

Kusadasi

Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus, now known as Kusadasi. Marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or, journey to three monumental cities of antiquity – Priene, Miletus and Didyma, renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums.

Country - Turkey
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 75kms
Currency - Turkish Liyra (YTL)

Places of Interest
Ephesus, St John's Basilica, The Bazaar

Mykonos

Enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of this delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors. Stand beneath the windmills on the hill and visit the Archeological Museum and an old bakery still using a wood-burning stove and in operation since the 15th century!

Country - Greece
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 4kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
The Hora, The Beaches, Delos

Athens

You reach the bustling port of Piraeus, just a hop away from the ‘Mother of Civilisation’, peerless Athens. Redolent with mythology, what better place could there be to start the day than with a visit to the Acropolis? Now in ruins, the grandeur of this magnificent city is still breathtaking. You may also view the dramatic landscape of Attica at Cape Sounion.

Country - Athens
Distance from port to City - 11kms
Distance from port to Airport - 30kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
The Acropolis, Hill of the Muses, Hadrian's Arch

Nafplion

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

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

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

Florence

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
 

St Tropez

St Tropez located on the French Riviera, may be the most famous resort town in Europe.

Ajaccio

Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica. The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, in this quaint little town you can visit the house in which he was born, the town also features numerous statues and streets named after him. The history of Ajaccio is distinctly french, the harbour lies to the east of the town and is protected on the south by a peninsula.

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

Places of Interest
Propriano, Campomoro, Filitosa

Almeria

The city of Almeria stands at the centre of the bay of the same name, surrounded by mountain ranges that help shelter it from the north winds. From Almeria you can visit Granada, so blessed with architectural and historical splendour that the entire city has been declared a national monument, mostly in homage to the Alhambra, a 14th century castle fortress like no other. Set high on a mountain spur below the towering Sierra Nevada, the oldest part is the Alcazaba, with an impressive courtyard marked with imposing towers.

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

Places of Interest
Granada, Alhambra

Ceuta

Marseille

Marseille, the largest port in the Meditterranean and the second largest city in France, serves as your gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, Impressionistic art, and ancient architecture.

Country - France
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 25kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Provence, Avignon, Aix en Provence

Sete

In the beginning, under the gallo-romans Sète was known as Ceta or Sita. It was a town on the island of Mont Saint Clair, and made a name for itself in the production of pickled fish. Soon fishing built the towns wealth, making it the envy of local lords and barons. Under the control of the Abbot of Aniane since the 9th century, Sete came under the bishop of Agde in 1246, no doubt to provoke the King of Aragon and the bishops of Maguelone. During this time the lagoon closed up creating the Bassin de Thau. Similarly, silt forced the eventual closure of the then sea ports of Aigues Mortes, Agde, and Narbonne. Under the Duke of Montmorency, Governor of Languedoc, Sète became the definitive Languedoc port, replacing those that had died under the mud. It became the base to hunt the last of the privateers led by the infamous Barbe Rousette. In 1596, construction work was started on a jetty that was to serve to protect the port from the storms of the sea. Because of financial problems the jetty was not completed until 1666 by Colbert. Finally Sète was a secure anchorage for commerce and the royal fleet, as well as a sea entrance for the Canal du Midi. The town was officially created by a decree of the Council of State on 30 September 1673. Forty years later in July 1710, the English attacked and seized the port with apparently little difficulty, before eventually being hunted out. Consequently Languedoc immediately improved the defenses at Fort Saint Pierre and the Citadelle Richeleu. Two centuries later the town was almost totally destroyed whilst being liberated by the allies at the end of the second World War. However, Sète was quickly reborn to become the principal fishing port for France on the Mediterranean.
 

 

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

Places of Interest
 

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

 

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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

Westerdam

The ms Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. Defining the future of cruising, the ms Westerdam offers guests more of everything they desire on a cruise ship: more staterooms with private verandahs, more dining choices from formal dinners to casual poolside dining, more exotic destinations, and the very best in cruise activities and cruise entertainment. As with all Vista-class ships, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as such as her use of a full-scale diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

Dining

  • Vista Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Terrace Grill
Entertainment

  • Vista Lounge
  • Casino
  • Piano Bar
  • Sports Bar
  • Night Club
  • Windstar Cafe
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • Ocean Bar
  • Half Moon
  • Crow's Nest
  • Queen's Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre
Onboard Activities

  • Lido Pool
  • Aft Pool
  • Gym
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Hydro Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Vollyball Court
  • Game Room
  • Kids Zone
  • Internet Centre
  • Library
  • Aft Pool

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  81,679 Tonnes
Star Rating
  5 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Resort
Entered Service   Aug 2003
Registry   The Netherlands
Former Name   N/A
Length   290 metres
Beam   32.25 metres
Draft   7.8 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (34,000kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   24
Passenger Capacity (twin)
  1,848
Crew   842
Nationality of Officers   European
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   924
Total Inside cabins   136
Total Outside cabins   788
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   810
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   28
Passenger Decks   10
Cabin Electricity
  110v
Elevators   14
Self-Service Laundry
  Yes
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   US Dollar

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