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Departure Date: 2nd October 2020

Duration: 26 nights

Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Cruise Ship: Nieuw Statendam

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  • Flights based on Sydney - other airports available*
  • 2 night hotel stay in Rome - room only
  • 22 nights cruise onboard Nieuw Statendam

Itinerary

  • 2nd October 2020

    Sydney > Rome

  • 3rd October 2020

    The Baileys

    Room Only, Star Rating

  • 5th October 2020

    Civitavecchia

    Italy’s vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de’ Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

  • 7th October 2020

    Cartagena, Spain

    A Mediterranean city and naval station located in the Region of Murcia, southeastern Spain, Cartagena’s sheltered bay has attracted sailors for centuries. The Carthaginians founded the city in 223BC and named it Cartago Nova; it later became a prosperous Roman colony, and a Byzantine trading centre. The city has been the main Spanish Mediterranean naval base since the reign of King Philip II, and is still surrounded by walls built during this period. Cartagena’s importance grew with the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century, when the Navidad Fortress was constructed to protect the harbour. In recent years, traces of the city’s fascinating past have been brought to light: a well-preserved Roman Theatre was discovered in 1988, and this has now been restored and opened to the public. During your free time, you may like to take a mini-cruise around Cartagena’s historic harbour: these operate several times a day, take approximately 40 minutes and do not need to be booked in ad

  • 8th October 2020

    Gibraltar

    Tagged on to the end of Iberia, the intriguing British outpost of Gibraltar is dominated by a sandy peninsula and the stunning 1,400-feet-high limestone Rock. Although small, Gibraltar has always been seen as having great strategic importance on account of its advantageous position where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, just 12 miles from the coast of Africa. Ever popular with British holidaymakers, Gibraltar is very much a home from home, boasting excellent duty-free shopping in many familiar British high street shops. Please note: Gibraltar’s small size and narrow winding roads mean that excursions are operated by 22-seater mini-buses, accompanied by a driver/guide. Local health and safety regulations prohibit the carriage of walking aids and collapsible wheelchairs on these vehicles. If you do wish to bring a mobility aid, we can arrange the Rock Tour by taxi, which has extra space. If this suits your requirements, please advise the Tours and Travel office when you join the shi

  • 9th October 2020

    Cádiz

    Believed to be the oldest town on the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian port of Cádiz enjoys a stunning location at the edge of a six-mile promontory. The town itself, with 3,000 years of history, is characterised by pretty white houses with balconies often adorned with colourful flowers. As you wander around be sure to take a stroll through the sizeable Plaza de Espãna, with its large monument dedicated to the first Spanish constitution, which was signed here in 1812. Cádiz has two pleasant seafront promenades which boast fine views of the Atlantic Ocean, and has a lovely park, the Parque Genoves, located close to the sea with an open-air theatre and attractive palm garden. Also notable is the neo-Classical cathedral, capped by a golden dome.

  • 11th October 2020

    Barcelona

    The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí’s majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain’s second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona’s vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.

  • 12th October 2020

    Marseille

    Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centers, a beautifully refurbished port, revitalized neighborhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants. Once the underdog, this time-burnished city is now welcoming an influx of weekend tourists who have colonized entire neighborhoods and transformed them into elegant pieds-à-terre (or should we say, mer). The second-largest city in France, Marseille is one of Europe’s most vibrant destinations. Feisty and fond of broad gestures, it is also as complicated and as cosmopolitan now as it was when a band of Phoenician Greeks first sailed into the harbor that is today’s Vieux Port in 600 BC. Legend has it that on that same day a local chieftain’s daughter, Gyptis, needed to choose a husband, and her wandering eyes settled on the Greeks’ handsome commander Proti

  • 13th October 2020

    Monte-carlo

    On one of the best stretches of the Mediterranean, this classic luxury destination is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. With all the high-rise towers you have to look hard to find the Belle Époque grace of yesteryear. But if you head to the town’s great 1864 landmark Hôtel de Paris—still a veritable crossroads of the buffed and befurred Euro-gentry—or enjoy a grand bouffe at its famous Louis XV restaurant, or attend the opera, or visit the ballrooms of the casino, you may still be able to conjure up Monaco’s elegant past. Prince Albert II, a political science graduate from Amherst College, traces his ancestry to Otto Canella, who was born in 1070. The Grimaldi dynasty began with Otto’s great-great-great-grandson, Francesco Grimaldi, also known as Frank the Rogue. Expelled from Genoa, Frank and his cronies disguised themselves as monks and in 1297 seized the fortified medieval town known today as Le Rocher (the Rock). Except for a short break under Napoléon, the Grima

  • 14th October 2020

    Livorno

    Livorno is a gritty city with a long and interesting history. In the early Middle Ages it alternately belonged to Pisa and Genoa. In 1421 Florence, seeking access to the sea, bought it. Cosimo I (1519–74) started construction of the harbor in 1571, putting Livorno on the map. After Ferdinando I de’ Medici (1549–1609) proclaimed Livorno a free city, it became a haven for people suffering from religious persecution; Roman Catholics from England and Jews and Moors from Spain and Portugal, among others, settled here. The Quattro Mori (Four Moors), also known as the Monument to Ferdinando I, commemorates this. (The statue of Ferdinando I dates from 1595, the bronze Moors by Pietro Tacca from the 1620s.)In the following centuries, and particularly in the 18th, Livorno boomed as a port. In the 19th century the town drew a host of famous Britons passing through on their grand tours. Its prominence continued up to World War II, when it was heavily bombed. Much of the town’s architecture, theref

  • 15th October 2020

    Civitavecchia

    Italy’s vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de’ Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

  • 17th October 2020

    Dubrovnik

    Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of Dubrovnik. Lying 216 km (135 miles) southeast of Split and commanding a jaw-dropping coastal location, it is one of the world’s most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and fortress towers curve around a tiny harbor, enclosing graduated ridges of sun-bleached orange-tiled roofs, copper domes, and elegant bell towers. Your imagination will run wild picturing what it looked like seven centuries ago when the walls were built, without any suburbs or highways around it, just this magnificent stone city rising out of the sea.In the 7th century AD, residents of the Roman city Epidaurum (now Cavtat) fled the Avars and Slavs of the north and founded a new settlement on a small rocky island, which they named Laus, and later Ragusa. On the mainland hillside opposite the island, the Slav settlement called Dubrovnik grew up. In the 12th century the narrow channel separating the two settlements was filled in (now the main street thro

  • 18th October 2020

    Corfu

    Corfu town today is a vivid tapestry of cultures—a sophisticated weave, where charm, history, and natural beauty blend. Located about midway along the island’s east coast, this spectacularly lively capital is the cultural heart of Corfu and has a remarkable historic center that UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007. All ships and planes dock or land near Corfu town, which occupies a small peninsula jutting into the Ionian Sea.Whether arriving by ferry from mainland Greece or Italy, from another island, or directly by plane, catch your breath by first relaxing with a coffee or a gelato in Corfu town’s shaded Liston Arcade, then stroll the narrow lanes of its pedestrians-only quarter. For an overview of the immediate area, and a quick tour of Mon Repos palace, hop on the little tourist train that runs from May to September. Corfu town has a different feel at night, so book a table at one of its famed tavernas to savor the island’s unique cuisine.The best way to get around Co

  • 19th October 2020

    Katakolon

    Katakolon could not seem less of a cruise port if it tried. A tiny enclave clinging to the western Peloponnese coast, it’s a sleepy place except when ships dock. But it’s a popular cruise destination because of its proximity to Olympia. Ancient Olympia was one of the most important cities in classical Greece. The Sanctuary of Zeus was the city’s raison d’être, and attracted pilgrims from around the eastern Mediterranean, and later the city played host to Olympic Games, the original athletic games that were the inspiration for today’s modern sporting pan-planetary meet. At the foot of the tree-covered Kronion hill, in a valley near two rivers, Katakolon is today one of the most popular ancient sites in Greece. If you don’t want to make the trip to Olympia, then Katakolon is an ideal place for a leisurely Greek lunch while you watch the fishermen mend their nets, but there’s just not much else to do there.

  • 20th October 2020

    Piraeus

    It’s no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity. Locals depend on humor and flexibility to deal with the chaos; you should do the same. The rewards are immense. Although Athens covers a huge area, the major landmarks of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods are close to the modern city center. You can easily walk from the Acropolis to many other key sites, taking time to browse in shops and relax in cafés and tavernas along the way. From many quarters of

  • 21st October 2020

    Piraeus

    It’s no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity. Locals depend on humor and flexibility to deal with the chaos; you should do the same. The rewards are immense. Although Athens covers a huge area, the major landmarks of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods are close to the modern city center. You can easily walk from the Acropolis to many other key sites, taking time to browse in shops and relax in cafés and tavernas along the way. From many quarters of

  • 22nd October 2020

    Kusadasi

    Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. With only 20% of the classical ruins having been excavated, this archaeological wonder has already gained the status as Europe’s most complete classical metropolis. And a metropolis it really is; built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular. Although regrettably very little remains of the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), the superb Library of Celsus’ façade is practically intact and it is one of life’s great joys to attend an evening performance in the illuminated ruins once all the tourists have left. The history of the city is fascinating and multi-layered and it is well worth reading up on this beforehand if a visit is planned. Another point of interest for historians would be the

  • 23rd October 2020

    Santorini

    Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it’s necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travelers. Called Kállisti (the “Loveliest”) when first settled, the island has now reverted to its subsequent name of Thira, after the 9th-century-BC Dorian colonizer Thiras. The place is better known, however, these days as Santorini, a name derived from its patroness, St. Irene of Thessaloniki, the Byzantine empress who restored icons to Orthodoxy and died in 802. You can fly conveniently to Santorini, but to enjoy a true Santorini rite of passage, opt instead for the boat trip here, which provides a spectacular introduction. After the boat sails between Sikinos and Ios, your deck-side perch approaches two close islands with a passage between them. The bigger one on the left is Santorini, and the smaller on

  • 25th October 2020

    Messina

    Home to the Museo Regionale of Messina, known for featuring two of Caravaggio’s paintings, the city is also famous for having been the capital of the ancient kingdom of Sicily.

  • 26th October 2020

    Naples

    Naples, in the Campania region, is Italy’s third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world’s most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples’ surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, the impressive National Archaeological Museum and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. The city’s central area is best explored on foot. Chaotic traffic conditions make driving around the city a very frustrating experience. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favored destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. The Isle of Capri can be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service. The region of Campania was home to Greeks settlers some 300 years before Rome was founded. Pompeii, too, was a Greek town before being conquered by the Romans during the 5th century BC. It was under the Romans that Pompeii flouri

  • 27th October 2020

    Civitavecchia

    Italy’s vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de’ Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

  • 27th October 2020

    Rome > Sydney

Ship Information

Ship Details
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Launched
2018
Tonnage
99500
Length
306.0
Total Crew
1025
Occupancy
2650

Launching in December 2018, Nieuw Statendam carries forward the nautical heritage, signature service and classic style for which Holland America Line is known—while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Sister ship to Koningsdam, she’s the second of our Pinnacle-class ships.

Guests onboard Nieuw Statendam will love her interiors, created by brilliant hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and legendary ship architect Bjørn Storbraaten. They feature all the hallmarks of Pinnacle-class design: grand light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. A beautifully appointed mid-sized ship with elegant lines, she proudly reflects more than 140 years of Dutch seafaring tradition.

At the heart of the ship, Nieuw Statendam’s central atrium is breathtaking. Soaring three decks high, the atrium is capped by a ceiling that serves as a backdrop for subtly changing high-definition projections. By day you’ll see wispy cirrus clouds floating overhead. In the evening, the atrium takes on dramatic lighting hues or reflects the clear constellations of the night sky.

With sophisticated décor and amenities, staterooms aboard Nieuw Statendam provide a welcoming haven at the end of an eventful day. Designed with input from our guests, they feature thoughtful modern touches such as bedside USB ports, frameless shower doors and customized wood cabinets. Like her sister ship, Nieuw Statendam also offers exclusive Family Ocean-view Staterooms that can accommodate up to five people, and specially designed single staterooms for solo travelers.

Pinnacle Suite

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1357 sq. ft. including verandah.

Include all the suite amenities, plus:

  • Use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
  • Wall-unit bar
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate
  • Fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience
  • Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle 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, and refreshments throughout the day. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.
  • Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
  • Room safe
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Mini fridge
  • Bedside USB port
    Neptune Suite

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 465-855 sq. ft. including verandah.

    All the Signature Suite amenities plus:

    • Use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private place to relax with refreshments served throughout the day
    • Personalized concierge service
    • Priority dining reservations
    • Priority boarding in tendered ports of call
    • Priority disembarkation
    • Complimentary airline boarding pass printout
    • Complimentary e-delivery of assorted newspapers
    • Clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate
    • Wall bar unit
    • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
    • Exclusive daily breakfast service
    • Afternoon in-suite tea service
    • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening
    • Complimentary sparkling wine upon embarkation
    • Fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience
    • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
    Signature Suite

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, 1 murphy bed for 1 person, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 393-400 sq. ft. including verandah.

    Include all the stateroom amenities, plus:

    • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
    • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
    • Priority luggage delivery
    • Personalized cruise stationery
    • Oversized Egyptian cotton bath towels
    • Premium duvet
    • One-touch telephone concierge service
    • Fresh flowers
    • Umbrellas for use on your cruise
    • Corner bar unit
    • Teak-lined private verandah
    Vista Suite

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 260-356 sq. ft. including verandah.

    Include all the verandah stateroom amenities, plus:

    • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
    • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
    • Priority luggage delivery
    • Personalized cruise stationery
    • Oversized Egyptian cotton bath towels
    • Premium duvet
    • One-touch telephone concierge service
    • Fresh flowers
    • Umbrellas for use on your cruise
    • Corner bar unit
    • Teak-lined private verandah
    Verandah

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228-420 sq. ft. including verandah.

    Stateroom amenities include:

    • Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
    • Room safe
    • Mini fridge
    • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    • Corner bar unit
    • Bedside USB ports
    Family Ocean-View

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons & 1 upper bed. 2 bathrooms — one with bathtub, shower, sink & toilet, one with shower & sink. Approximately 222–231 sq. ft.

    Stateroom amenities include:

    • Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
    • Room safe
    • Mini fridge
    • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    • Corner bar unit
    • Bedside USB ports
    Ocean-View Staterooms

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175–282 sq. ft.

    Stateroom amenities include:

    • Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
    • Room safe
    • Mini fridge
    • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    • Corner bar unit
    • Bedside USB ports
    Single Ocean-View

    Single: 1 lower bed, shower. Approximately 127–172 sq. ft.

    Stateroom amenities include:

    • Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
    • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerhead
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
    • Room safe
    • Mini fridge
    • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    • Corner bar unit
    • Bedside USB ports
    Interior

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

    Stateroom amenities include:

    • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerheads
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
    Deck 12 - Observation Deck
    Deck 12 - Observation Deck
    Deck 11 - Sun Deck
    Deck 11 - Sun Deck
    Deck 10 - Panorama Deck
    Deck 10 - Panorama Deck
    Deck 9 - Lido Deck
    Deck 9 - Lido Deck
    Deck 8 - Navigation Deck
    Deck 8 - Navigation Deck
    Deck 7 - Schubert Deck
    Deck 7 - Schubert Deck
    Deck 6 - Mozart Deck
    Deck 6 - Mozart Deck
    Deck 5 - Gershwin Deck
    Deck 5 - Gershwin Deck
    Deck 4 - Beethoven Deck
    Deck 4 - Beethoven Deck
    Deck 3 - Promenade Deck
    Deck 3 - Promenade Deck
    Deck 2 - Plaza Deck
    Deck 2 - Plaza Deck
    Deck 1 - Main Deck
    Deck 1 - Main Deck

    Entertainment

    B.B King's Blues Club

    Direct from Beale Street, the B.B. King’s All-Stars Band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs nightly in the Queen's Lounge.

    Lincoln Centre Stage

    In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, Lincoln Center Stage showcases outstanding live chamber music performances.

      Billboard Onboard

      Guests are part of the show as live musicians rock the crowd with 50 years of chart-topping hits. Between nightly sets, guests can sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

        World Stage

        With its two-story, 270-degree wraparound LED screen surrounding you in high-definition, our World Stage is a dazzling, trendsetting theater where innovation meets entertainment.

        Casino

        From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, the Casino offers games for all levels, staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

        Movies Poolside

        Complimentary films and popcorn are waiting for you in your ship's movie theatre. Movies can also be enjoyed from the comfort of your own stateroom or suite. On ms Koningsdam, step out on the Lido Deck to enjoy a movie on the giant LED screen.

          Ocean Bar

          Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live string music.

            Notes

            With its impressive collection of more than 130 labels, Notes, a dedicated whiskey bar on ms Koningsdam, is an aficionado’s paradise.

              Gallery Bar

              In this unique art-themed bar, order from a menu created by Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, a 2015 James Beard Who's Who Inductee.

                Piano Bar

                Gather around and sing along as our pianist plays your favorites.

                  Tamarind Bar

                  Partake in exotic cocktails and sakétinis amid wraparound ocean views.

                    Lido and Seaview Bars

                    Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.

                      Crow's Nest

                      Enjoy cocktails and breathtaking sunsets in this unique lounge, which features sweeping panoramic views.

                        Explorer's Lounge

                        Savor refined coffees, drinks and liqueurs to the sounds of Adagio, a classical ensemble.

                          Mix

                          Explore a lively mix of three specialty bars — Champagne, Martinis, and Spirits and Ales.

                            Holland America Shops

                            Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.

                              Enrichment

                              BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle

                              Create your own wine at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle

                              Wine connoisseurs and novices alike can experience the art of winemaking at BLEND aboard ms Koningsdam. In collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, the intimate venue will enable guests to blend their own wine and enjoy it at dinner or in the privacy of their stateroom.

                              The first of its kind for Holland America Line and the only purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, BLEND will have a tasting table that accommodates 10 guests who can create their own blend from a selection of five barrels of single-vineyard red wine. In addition to participating in the blending process, guests also will learn about wine from the ship’s wine expert, who leads the blending session.

                                America's Test Kitchen

                                Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. Designed exclusively with Holland America Line, this new culinary programming is currently available on select ships and is expected to roll out fleet wide by the end of 2017.

                                Learn more about America’s Test Kitchen, their unique, scientific approach to cooking and the exciting culinary experiences they’re bringing aboard our ships.

                                Enhance your culinary knowledge with cooking demonstrations, videos, techniques and delicious recipes you’ll treasure long after your cruise has ended.

                                Immerse yourself in the America’s Test Kitchen experience, as you master advanced culinary techniques for creating pies, pasta, egg dishes, as well as decorating cakes.

                                Explore new recipes and culinary techniques with America's Test Kitchen cast members, editors and authors on one of our new, culinary-themed cruises. Meet our special guest experts at a book signing and reception. Test your kitchen knowledge at trivia. Join them for onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops, as well as a multimedia presentation on recipe development.

                                  BBC Earth Experiences

                                  Onboard Wonder with BBC Earth Experiences

                                  We have partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world’s natural wonders. Through the innovative and breath-taking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and natural world through a groundbreaking concert, films, game shows, trivia, children's activities and feature cruises.

                                  "Alaska in Concert" is a musical spectacle celebrating Alaska–one of the last great wildernesses. Combining live music set against a backdrop of mesmerizing footage from the BBC Earth television series, "Wild Alaska," audiences will experience the cycle of four seasons and see this place is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. 

                                  Frozen Planet Live: A Visual and Musical Journey

                                  Be transported to the majestic wilderness of the Polar Regions. This concert combines live music against a backdrop of the breath-taking footage from the landmark BBC Earth television series, "Frozen Planet."

                                  Inside Earth is a series of films that provide insight into how the BBC’s extraordinary content is captured. Each episode includes stories from different television series and locations. Key members of the production team recount their personal tales of the challenges they faced, the wonders they experienced and the unexpected encounters whilst filming some of our most memorable programs.

                                    Digital Workshop, Powered by Windows

                                    Guests on Holland America Line cruises can learn how to display and share their vacation memories in free Digital Workshop powered by Windows® classes. Available on all ships, these complimentary classes are led by trained Digital Workshop Hosts.

                                    Days at sea are the perfect time to explore new skills, from video-editing techniques to mastering the art of digital photography. Learn how to capture, enhance and organize images of your favorite travel memories.

                                    Depending on your interests, you may want to attend all of the workshops or just a few. Each one is offered multiple times and days throughout your cruise. An additional Q&A session will be available every day. Afterward, we invite you to fill out a survey on your experience in the workshop.

                                    Review and print downloadable PDFs of all the handouts you receive in class. They’re sure to come in handy when you want to replicate, at home, the video- and photo-editing techniques you learned on board.

                                      Health & Fitness

                                      Swimming Pools

                                      Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center* equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. On deck are basketball and volleyball courts and two refreshing pools.

                                        Greenhouse Spa & Salon

                                        During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon and Fitness Center. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

                                        Hair & Nail Services

                                        Open your mind to the creativity of our international stylists and leave the salon today with a hairstyle that will put a bounce in your step and your locks!

                                        Treatment Rooms

                                        Relaxing treatment rooms offer breathtaking views where guests can enjoy exotic skin, body, and hair treatments ranging from hot stone massages and pedicures to hair styling and facials.

                                        Fitness Centre

                                        Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center* equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. On deck are basketball and volleyball courts and two refreshing pools.

                                          Basketball & Volleyball Courts

                                          Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center* equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. On deck are basketball and volleyball courts and two refreshing pools.

                                            Grab one of our signature burgers by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambiance in our elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill or enjoy in-room dining any time of day. 

                                            Pinnacle Grill

                                            Experience: cover

                                            Food: bbq

                                            Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. Complement your meal with a selection of boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.

                                            The Dining Room

                                            Experience: complimentary

                                            Food: varies

                                            For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

                                            Canaletto

                                            Experience: cover

                                            Food: italian

                                            This authentic Italian restaurants offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for “sharing”). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore “al Forno,” Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti pomodoro or garlic shrimp-infused ravioli, perhaps. Buon appetito!

                                            Tamarind

                                            Experience: cover

                                            Food: asian

                                            Tamarind delights with exotic menus evoking the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Menus created by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin feature dishes honoring the elements of water, wood, fire and earth. Praised by Condé Nast Traveler for cuisine “that rivals the top restaurants on land.”

                                            Rudi's Sel de Mer

                                            Experience: cover

                                            Food: french

                                            Sel de Mer (“sea salt,” in French) is an intimate seafood brasserie offering a contemporary twist on French seafood classics, with à la carte dishes ranging from fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish to bouillabaisse.

                                              Lido Market

                                              Experience: complimentary

                                              Food: buffet

                                              Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab on the go or to have quickly made to order.

                                              Dive-In

                                              Experience: complimentary

                                              Food: american

                                              Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like our grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack.

                                              New York Pizza & Deli

                                              Experience: complimentary

                                              Food: pizzeria

                                              Served up poolside: crisp Italian salads and personal pan pizzas made with a thin crust and a sauce so savory it does New York-style pizza proud.

                                                Grand Dutch Cafe

                                                Experience: complimentary

                                                Food: regional

                                                Inspired by our Dutch heritage and complemented with blue-and-white Delftware, the Grand Dutch Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a fine pint of lager or your favorite coffee drink, along with a traditional savory Dutch snack.

                                                  G Gelato

                                                  Experience: snacks

                                                  Food: gelato

                                                  Enjoy this classic European dessert on ms Koningsdam, made fresh on board in a variety of delicious flavors and styles.

                                                  Disabled Facilities

                                                  Service Animals

                                                  Holland America Line only permits service animals onboard, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. They do not permit guests to bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals. If you have any questions about whether the animal you wish to bring on board is, in fact, a service animal, you may contact the Access & Compliance Department.

                                                  Guests who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

                                                  To help maximise the cruise experience for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, Holland America Line has made the following items available:
                                                  • Stateroom kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm.
                                                  • Stateroom televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning).
                                                  • Telephones with amplified sound for staterooms.
                                                  • Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing to hear the shows.
                                                  • Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

                                                  Guests who are Blind or have Low Vision

                                                  To help maximise the cruise experience for guests who are blind or have low vision, Holland America Line has made the following items available:
                                                  • Window-Eyes computer software in the Explorations Café that allows guests to navigate the web by listening to the text.
                                                  • Downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs. These items may also be downloaded to the Window-Eyes enabled computer in the Explorations Café.
                                                  • With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus describing the inspired cuisine offered across a myriad of venues, from the elegant Dining Room to the casual Lido Restaurant.
                                                  • Familiarisation tour of the vessel upon arrival.

                                                  Cruising for Children with Special Needs

                                                  At Holland America Line they do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. They seek to the extent feasible to accommodate the needs of all individuals with disabilities, including children. However, due to the sensitivity of caring for any child, with or without a disability, they must first determine what the child's specific needs are so they may properly evaluate and determine the best and safest way to meet the child's needs. They encourage families to contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to their cruise, to evaluate and determine what the child's specific needs will be and how best to accommodate those needs.

                                                  Personal Mobility Equipment

                                                  For the safety of all guests and crew and to enhance accessibility, Holland America Line strongly recommends that all personal electric mobility equipment meets the following criteria:

                                                  Width: 23" maximum in order to be accommodated in a standard stateroom, unless collapsible to a width of 23" or less

                                                  Weight: 100 lbs. maximum without battery

                                                  Batteries: Must be Gel or Dry Cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only

                                                  They recognise that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact the Access & Compliance Department so that you can discuss your requirements.

                                                  Special Dietary Requirements

                                                  For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, please contact the Ship Services Department. For guests with life-threatening food allergies, Holland America Line asks that guests provide detailed information to the Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form. Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction.

                                                  Guests with a variety of severe food allergies sail with Holland America Line regularly. Their galley staff on board is accustomed to and experienced in dealing with these types of needs. The galley itself has many different areas of food preparation, which can help reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. It is important to note, however, that meals are prepared in mass quantities on board, thus there is always the possibility of some cross-contamination. As such, Holland America Line cannot guarantee that a guest will not come in contact with those items. Although the Access & Compliance Department will provide the ship with an advance notice of all food allergies detailed on an SRI submitted to them, it is recommended that guests also contact the Dining Room Manager upon boarding to review the details of these special dietary needs.

                                                  Age Restrictions

                                                  Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone who is at least 21 years old; one adult chaperone is required for every five people under the age of 21 (25 years of age or older in the case of persons serving as chaperones for approved organised student/youth groups). Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under age 21. Due to limited medical facilities on the ships, they will not accept reservations for infants under 6 months old at time of sailing. For trans-ocean crossings, or other itineraries which the Medical Department feel present a significant risk, infants must be a minimum of 12 months of age at embarkation. Guest under the age of 16 are not allowed in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

                                                  Minors under age 18 traveling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarised letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not traveling. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarised statement must be obtained as proof.

                                                  All minors under age 18 must travel with all proper identification requirements in addition to the signed letter of authorisation. Minors who are U.S. citizens should have a certified copy of their birth certificate or another form of proof of citizenship. Children 16 or older are also required to have a photo ID. If traveling outside of the Western Hemisphere, a passport is required. Your travel agent can provide additional information about this requirement.

                                                  Parents, guardians and chaperones are responsible for overseeing the conduct of minors in their care. As such, minors may not be left unsupervised on board the ship. A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany all children under the age of 18 on all tours for safety and liability reasons.

                                                  Minors Going Ashore

                                                  Parents and guardians are responsible for deciding whether or not minors under age 16 are allowed to go ashore without adult supervision. If you want to permit a minor traveling with you to go ashore without an adult companion, please discuss this in advance with the ship's Security Officer so that they can make a notation of this in the gangway control system software. Absent this approval, the security personnel will generally prohibit minors from leaving the ship without an adult companion although the line cannot provide absolute assurances in this regard. It is ultimately the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure that minors traveling with them act in accordance with their instructions.

                                                  Dress Code

                                                  The right clothing can make a big difference in the enjoyment of your cruise. First and foremost, dress for comfort. Daily life aboard ship and in ports of call is relaxed and casual. Warmer climates call for clothing made of lightweight, breathable fabrics. For cooler climates, the line suggests casual clothes that can be layered easily and possibly a raincoat and waterproof hat or umbrella and gloves. Certain shore excursions may require particular attention to clothing. For example, certain churches or other places of worship may not allow tank tops or short pants. Bring a swimsuit as all ships have pools and whirlpools. You may wish to bring more than one outfit for the water. They ask that you wear shoes and a cover-up over a bathing suit when walking through the interior of the ship. If you would like to jog on the sports deck or work out in the fitness centre, bring workout gear. Footwear should include comfortable walking shoes for visits ashore and sandals or rubber-soled shoes for strolling on deck.

                                                  Evening dress falls into two distinct categories: Formal or Smart Casual. Smart Casual can be defined as slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening wear for women. T-shirts, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are not allowed in the restaurants or public areas during the evening hours. On festive Formal evenings, ladies may wear a suit, cocktail dress, gown or fancy blouse/top with slacks and gentlemen wear a jacket and tie, dark suit or tuxedo. There are approximately two formal nights per week.

                                                  In order to complement your fellow guests, Holland America Line asks that you observe the suggested dress code throughout the entire evening.

                                                  E-Cigarette Policy

                                                  Electronic cigarettes are permitted in staterooms but not in other public areas of the ship other than on outside decks designated as smoking areas.

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