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27-night Azores, Normandy, & Baltic Jewels Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
ms Rotterdam
Destination:
Tampa/Rotterdam
Departure Date:
4/14/2019
Length:
27
Offer ID:
1288324
from
$2799


The ms Rotterdam is the standard-bearer for Holland America Line's fleet of ships.

Holland America Line is pleased to introduce its latest innovation, Lanai staterooms, to ms Rotterdam. Your onboard experience will be defined by spacious, artfully appointed public areas and the latest Signature of Excellence venues, features and amenities. Guests aboard will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs. Holland America Line's stateroom enhancements include expanded stateroom choices and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Tampa
4/14/2019
4/14/2019 5:00:00 PM

Tampa is a great place to visit for rest and relaxation or thrills and excitement. An abundance of activities, attractions, shopping opportunities and restaurants create a memorable vacation holiday. Record breaking sunshine, attractions, museums and natural experiences are right outside. Tampa has tons of beaches to fit anyone's desire for fun in the sun. Tampa also has plenty to offer in addition to its beaches and sunshine. Busch Gardens, Anheuser-Busch's addition to Floridian theme parks just a few minutes northeast of the city, is Tampa's biggest tourist haven. Adventure Island, Celebration Station, and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium are also in the Tampa area.

At Sea
4/15/2019
4/15/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/16/2019
4/16/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/17/2019
4/17/2019

No information currently available.

King's Wharf
4/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
4/18/2019 5:00:00 PM

King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome. Bermuda's weather is as close to perfect as you'll find.

At Sea
4/19/2019
4/19/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/20/2019
4/20/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/21/2019
4/21/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/22/2019
4/22/2019

No information currently available.

Ponta Delgada (Azores)
4/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
4/23/2019 4:00:00 PM

The nine mountainous islands of the Azores were long a haven for Atlantic traders and explorers sailing between the Old and New Worlds. On the green and fertile island of Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada was once no more than a fishing village. 16th and 17th century economic growth saw the construction of lavish palaces and churches of the period, many still surviving. Not to be missed are the twin crater lakes of Sete Cidades, just a causeway apart, but the one blue, the other green.

At Sea
4/24/2019
4/24/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/25/2019
4/25/2019

No information currently available.

Brest
4/26/2019 8:00:00 AM
4/26/2019 5:00:00 PM

Located in the north-west of France in Brittany is the city of Brest. An important port and naval base, the Germans used the city as a large submarine base during World War II. After suffering major damage during the war, the city was rebuilt. One of the regions most visited tourist attractions, Brest is home to Oceanopolis, the largest open-air aquarium in Europe.

Cherbourg
4/27/2019 8:00:00 AM
4/27/2019 5:00:00 PM

Cherbourg is built on the probable site of the Roman camp of Coriallum. By the 11th century the community was known as Carusbar or Carusburc. It was sacked by the English in 1295, but it withstood several English sieges during the following two centuries. Projects for the fortification and improvement of the harbour were initiated in the 17th century. In 1758 Cherbourg was captured by the British, and its port facilities were destroyed; they were restored in a long-term project begun in the 1770s and completed in the mid 19th century. During World War II the city was occupied by the Germans in 1940, and it suffered heavy damage while being recaptured by the Allies in 1944. From here visit Arromaches, the Normandy Beaches and Mont St Michel.

Bruges (Zeebrugge)
4/28/2019 8:00:00 AM
4/28/2019 5:00:00 PM

Zeebrugge is an important port city in Flanders, connecting Belgium’s intricate railway and canal transportation systems. It is the gateway to medieval Bruges, one of northern Europe's most picturesque old cities and Brussels with its tree-shaded boulevards, splendid parks, imposing monuments, and beautiful buildings.

Rotterdam
4/29/2019 7:00:00 AM
4/29/2019 5:00:00 PM

Rotterdam is the Dutch city with a difference. City on the river Maas, number 1 world port. An architectural and cultural metropolis with many attractions, festivals and museums. A vivacous, young urban culture and a superlative selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

At Sea
4/30/2019
4/30/2019

No information currently available.

Copenhagen
Suggested Private Excursion
5/1/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/1/2019 5:00:00 PM

Wonderful Copenhagen is a city of bridge-spanned canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks. This famous Baltic seaport is one of Europe’s loveliest capitals and the seat of the oldest monarchy in the world. Copenhagen is a focus for commerce, culture, industry and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The locale of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tale of The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen is known as Denmark’s fairy-tale city. Its impressive theaters, museums and churches are of interest to many visitors; the best-loved attractions include the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the Langelinie Harbor with its Little Mermaid statue and the busy shopping promenade known as Strøget.

Suggested Private Excursions

Made in Copenhagen: Danish Design from local craftsmen

Berlin (Warnemünde)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/2/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/2/2019 11:00:00 PM

Warnemünde is the gateway to Germany's capital. The fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 was a conspicuous and symbolic end to the era of the "Iron Curtain". For 45 years, Berlin had existed as a city divided. Today, with the Brandenburg Gate open once more, Berlin thrives with new life, yet it is not quite totally reunited. Like twins who've been separated for many years, it will take awhile to get to know one another again. From the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden leads to the heart of old Berlin with its Prussian palaces and monuments. Venerable Humboldt Universitat nurtured some of Germany's greatest thinkers, including Hegel, Einstein, the Brothers Grimm, and Karl Marx. Wander through Spandau Zitadelle, a medieval fortress surrounded by placid waters, where the 13th-century Juliusturm Tower guards long-dead stories of past glories. For a taste of Berlin's creative side, sample the cafes and clubs of Kreuzberg.

Suggested Private Excursions

Berlin Excursion from Warnemunde - 8 hours

The Battle of Berlin and the World War II Tour

Berlin: Hackescher Markt and its courtyards – where tradition meets today’s lifestyle

Berlin Boros Collection

At Sea
5/3/2019
5/3/2019

No information currently available.

Tallinn
5/4/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/4/2019 5:00:00 PM

Tallinn's many occupations over the centuries have resulted in a cultural mix and unique ambiance of this maritime city. Old Town's cobbled streets and 13th-14th century buildings attract thousands of visitors annually who admire the city’s heritage of medieval buildings, the imposing City Hall, the Orthodox Cathedral, Toompea Castle and Oleviste Church. See former guild houses, including the Great Guildhall of the medieval Hanseatic League. Other attractions include impressive Town Hall Square with 15th century Gothic Town Hall, and numerous Gothic churches including Toomekirik. Toompea Castle has fine views over Tallinn. In Hirve Park, Estonians have rallied recently in protest of foreign occupation. "Tall Herman" and "Fat Margaret" are two towers among the remnants of the original defense walls. The "Fat Margaret" tower now houses a Maritime Museum on Tallinn’s history as a busy port. Other museums include: The House of Knights on Toompea Hill which displays Estonian art from the 19th and 20th centuries; the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art.

St. Petersburg
5/5/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/5/2019

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

St. Petersburg
5/6/2019
5/6/2019 6:00:00 PM

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Helsinki
5/7/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/7/2019 5:00:00 PM

Often referred to as "Pearl of the Baltic," this neat city is known for impressive architecture, wide boulevards, and beautiful harbor. Grand Senate Square, dominated by exquisite Tuomio Church and onion domes of Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, is an example of neo-Classical, Empire-style impressive architecture. Visit the lively harborfront market and Temppeliaukioa Church (Rock Church), which was created in the 60's from man-made and natural materials. Finland’s musical heritage comes alive in great Finlandia Hall, designed by renowned architect Alvar Aalto. Finland’s beloved composer, Jean Sibelius, is remembered by a beautiful monument on Helsinki’s outskirts. Helsinki has good museums displaying everything from art to architectural design. Open-air Museum - the small wooded island of Seurasaari - has a collection of vernacular buildings assembled from all over Finland which provide insight into how country folk lived until recently. Suomenlinna Fortress is the largest in the world and often called Gibraltar of the North.

Nynashamn
5/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/8/2019 5:00:00 PM

From Nynashamn, visit Stockholm known as the 'Belle of the Baltic' Stockholm has history everywhere you turn from Gamla Stan to the Royal Palace and the Vasa Museum.

At Sea
5/9/2019
5/9/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/10/2019
5/10/2019

No information currently available.

Rotterdam
5/11/2019 7:00:00 AM
5/11/2019

Rotterdam is the Dutch city with a difference. City on the river Maas, number 1 world port. An architectural and cultural metropolis with many attractions, festivals and museums. A vivacous, young urban culture and a superlative selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Inside Cruise Only Price  
N - Large Interior Stateroom $2799
MM - Large Interior Stateroom $2799
M - Large Interior Stateroom $2889
L - Large Interior Stateroom $2919
K - Large Interior Stateroom $2959
J - Large Interior Stateroom $2999
I - Large Interior Stateroom CALL
Obstructed View Cruise Only Price  
HH - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3399
H - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3399
Porthole Cruise Only Price  
G - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3469
Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
FF - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3599
F - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3659
EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3699
E - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3749
DD - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3799
DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3849
D - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3889
C - Large Oceanview Stateroom $3939
CQ - Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom $3989
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
CA - Lanai Stateroom $4399
Suite Cruise Only Price  
BC - Vista Suite $6099
BB - Vista Suite $6099
B - Vista Suite $6359
BQ - Vista Spa Suite $6649
AA - Vista Suite $6929
A - Vista Suite $7219
SB - Neptune Suite $9699
SA - Neptune Suite $10159
PS - Pinnacle Suite $19399

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $490 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
4/14/2019
Number of Nights
27
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 27-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1288324

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Company Info

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Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
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