12-night Mediterranean Rivieras Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
ms Westerdam
Destination:
Barcelona/Rome
Departure Date:
8/3/2017
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1229921
from
$1709

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EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES* (per couple):

  • $100 Shipboard Credit
  • Complimentary Bottle of Champagne & Strawberries
  • Pinnacle Grill Dinner
  • Photo - One per Stateroom

*Amenities may not be combinable with fares shown. Additional restrictions apply.

The ms Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandahs.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Barcelona
Suggested Private Excursion
8/3/2017
8/3/2017 4:00:00 PM

Barcelona, the self-confident and progressive capital of Spain, is a tremendous place to be. Though it boasts outstanding Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, and some great museums – most notably those dedicated to Picasso and Catalan art – it is above all a place where there's enjoyment simply in walking the streets, stopping in at bars and cafés, drinking in the atmosphere. A thriving port and the most prosperous commercial centre in Spain, it has a sophistication and cultural dynamism way ahead of the rest of the country. In part this reflects the city's proximity to France, whose influence is apparent in the elegant boulevards and imaginative cooking. But Barcelona has also evolved an individual and eclectic cultural identity, most perfectly and eccentrically expressed in the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Scattered as Barcelona's main sights may be, the greatest concentration of interest is around the old town (La Ciutat Vella). These cramped streets above the harbor are easily manageable, and far more enjoyable, on foot. Start, as everyone else does, with the Ramblas.

Suggested Private Excursions

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Bike Tour

Barcelona: Highlights - 4 hours

Barcelona: Modernist Barcelona and Gaudí Architecture – 4 hours

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

Barcelona: Highlights – 8 hours

Barcelona: Gerona and Figueras – 8 hours

Barcelona: Penedes Wine Region – 5 hours

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses

Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day

Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion

Palamos: Barcelona Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours

Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours

At Sea
8/4/2017
8/4/2017

No information currently available.

Cadiz
Suggested Private Excursion
8/5/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/5/2017 11:00:00 PM

Cadiz is an old city with Andalusian character. The magnificent Baroque cathedral and impressive mansions were built with gold. Cadiz’s modern-day treasure lies 30 minutes to the north in the rolling hills of Jerez - where production of the liquid gold, as the famous sherry is often called, ensures a booming economy. Visit one of the bodegas for a tour and tasting. The Historic City Center of Old Cadiz is a pedestrian zone for a pleasant stroll. The monument to "Las Cortes" is the Spanish Parliament established in Plaza de España. The 18th-century golden-domed Cathedral of Santa Cruz looms over the whitewashed houses. The dazzling interior contains a magnificent collection of sculptures and art objects. The Museum of History features an outstanding model of Cadiz in ivory and mahogany that illustrates what the town looked like at the end of the 18th century. The small, colorful Flower Market offers much local flavor. The Moorish-style Alameda Apodaca Gardens serve as a reminder of the Moors’ occupation in past centuries.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cadiz: Sevilla Highlights – 8 hours

Cadiz: Cadiz and Jerez de La Frontera – 8 hours

Gibraltar
8/6/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/6/2017 11:00:00 PM

Gibraltar is the famous promontory located at the western entrance of the Mediterranean, with Spain to the north and, across the Straits, Morocco to the south. The Straits are a channel connecting the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Africa is clearly visible on a fine day. In ancient times, the Rock, as Gibraltar is popularly called, and its counterpart on the African side, Mount Abyla, were known as the Pillars of Hercules. Visitors enjoy historical sites, magnificent views and beautiful beaches. A favorite pastime is strolling along Main Street to browse and shop in the duty-free shops or stop in one of the pubs. Many visitors come to see Gibraltar's curiosity, the Barbary Apes. According to legend, the British will remain as long as the apes survive. Alemeda Botanical Gardens is where the British troops mustered for their parades. Trafalgar Cemetery was named for the casualties of the Battle of Trafalgar. On the fringe of the downtown area is the Cable Car Base Station where the car runs to the rock top.

Malaga
Suggested Private Excursion
8/7/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/7/2017 6:00:00 PM

Malaga is a popular holiday destination - known as the birthplace of Picasso and for sweet Malaga dessert wines from vineyards outside of town. Points of interest include impressive Gothic architecture, remains of a Moorish castle and interesting museums. Malaga is a popular starting point for trips to Granada and resorts along Costa del Sol. Splendid Granada and famed Alhambra are the region’s most outstanding attractions. Magnificent Moorish palaces and fortifications contrast sharply with Christian churches from Spain’s 1492 Reconquest era. Ronda's incredible location affording spectacular views over the valley and distant hills. Malaga Fine Arts Museum holds works by Spanish artists of the 16th to 20th centuries and by artists from Malaga, including Picasso. Marbella, which has been favored by the rich and famous, is a very popular holiday and yachting resort destination. One of the first resorts of the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos has luxury hotels, busy plazas and shopping streets, a lively art scene, a Wax Museum created by Madame Tussaud, and a glitzy casino.

Suggested Private Excursions

Malaga: Artistic walking tour

Malaga: Ronda Full Day Excursion

Malaga: Granada Full Day Excursion

Malaga: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Malaga: Marbella, Puerto Banus,Costa del Sol & Malaga Full Day

Malaga: Granada – 9 hours

Malaga: Highlights – 3.5 hours

Malaga: Ronda – 8 hours

Malaga: Historical Walking Tour

Alicante
Suggested Private Excursion
8/8/2017 10:00:00 AM
8/8/2017 6:00:00 PM

Alicante is located on Spain’s Costa Blanca in the Levant Region, along the country’s southeastern coast and is a tourist resort and commercial port. The region is marked by lush mountain ranges. During the Gothic era of the fifteenth through sixteenth centuries centuries, art and architecture flourished in Alicante and the remainder of the Levant Region. Immense palaces and grandiose churches were built with elaborate baroque details. Visitors can see a third century BC fortress - the citadel of Santa Bárbara built by ruler Amilcar Barca, a Carthaginian, Arrabal Roig - the old quarter, the Baroque town hall (1701-60), the Church of Santa María (14th century), and the Renaissance church of San Nicolás de Bari (18th century).

Suggested Private Excursions

Alicante: Historical Half Day City Tour

Palma de Mallorca
Suggested Private Excursion
8/9/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/9/2017 11:00:00 PM

The Balearics are comprised of 16 islands; the three principal ones are Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Lying just 60 miles off the Spanish mainland, the islands’ lush and rugged landscape combined with an extremely mild, sunny climate prove irresistible. The Balearics boast cosmopolitan resorts with lively nightlife and plenty of sports activities. Palma de Majorca is the capital of the archipelago. A cosmopolitan city with sophisticated shops and restaurants, it also offers buildings of spectacular Moorish and gothic architecture. Museo de Mallorca housed in the Palacio Ayamans boasts an interesting collection of Moorish, medieval and 18th- to 19th-century art. Those who wish to explore the northern end of the island will enjoy the dramatic land and seascape of Cabo Formentor at the end of a long, narrow peninsula. A winding road with magnificent views leads to the luxury Hotel Formentor, beautifully situated above the bay. The lighthouse of Cabo Formentor is the most northerly point on Majorca.

Suggested Private Excursions

Palma De Mallorca: Historic Half Day City Tour

Mallorca: Palma Highlights – 8 hours

Mallorca: Highlights – 4 hours

Palma De Mallorca: Valldemosa, Deia & Soller Full Day Excursion

At Sea
8/10/2017
8/10/2017

No information currently available.

Toulon
Suggested Private Excursion
8/11/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/11/2017 6:00:00 PM

Built around a sheltered bay with Mount Faron as an impressive backdrop, Toulon is an important naval port and a city of industry. Its large harbor serves as the base for the French navy's Mediterranean fleet and as home to a sizeable marina, with yachts and pleasure boats adding bright splashes of color. A maze of pedestrian streets constitutes the heart of old Toulon. Shops and colorful stalls make it an attractive area to explore. Avenue de la République runs parallel to the waterfront. At the western edge of the quay, the Naval Museum is visiting by those with an interest in Toulon’s maritime history. Most visitors come here to explore the hinterland and other parts of the Riviera.

Suggested Private Excursions

Toulon - Shore excursion Aix en Provence - 8 hours -

Toulon - Shore Excursion - Green Provence - 8 hours

Toulon Shore Excursion Marseille & Private Calanques Cruise - 8 hours

Calvi
8/12/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/12/2017 6:00:00 PM

Calvi, with its long sandy beach, boarded by parasol pine-trees, is dominated by a Genoese citadel planted on a promontory with the small town below, extending along a waterfront, bustling with fishing boats and yachts. Not surprising its idyllic setting is so attractive for ships of all sizes.

Monte Carlo
Suggested Private Excursion
8/13/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/13/2017 6:00:00 PM

Monaco is famous as Côte d’Azur’s playground. With spacious beaches, elegant hotels and lively nightlife, this tiny domain is a jet set favorite and home to some of the world's most expensive real estate. In addition to luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for mild climate and magnificent scenery. Monaco and Monte Carlo rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Monaco-Ville is the old city and seat of Monaco’s government. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral Prince's Palace contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace, while the Parliament building and Oceanographic Museum, under the auspices of the Jacques Cousteau Society, offer additional sights. Monte Carlo spells sophistication, elegance, and glamour. Every year the rich and famous gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world’s most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. The most splendid hotels, several fine theaters, museums and excellent restaurants cater to the elite. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco/Nice: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Florence/Pisa (Livorno)
Suggested Private Excursion
8/14/2017 7:00:00 AM
8/14/2017 7:00:00 PM

Livorno serves as a convenient gateway to Tuscany - which is known for classic landscapes and lush vineyards. Visitors come to see great art centers of Florence, Lucca and Pisa - where names like Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Boticelli, da Vinci, Donatello and Dante come to mind. Pisa is known for its brilliant monuments, which include the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery and the leaning Bell Tower. Lucca is one of the most handsome Romanesque cities in Europe. Its historic center features several fine old churches and lovely squares. Lucca is also known as home of composer Giacomo Puccini, whose birthplace is now a museum. Walking in the historic center, shopping in its elegant stores and enjoying a meal of renowned Tuscan cuisine are some highlights of this area. Downtown Livorno has a fine local market and a variety of fine shops and restaurants. Sights include the 14th-century Loggia della Signoria assembly hall in Florence; the Uffizi Gallery, which houses one of the world's famed museums and the Accademia best-known for Michelangelo's sculptures.

Suggested Private Excursions

Livorno - Lucca - One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

Livorno -Pisa and Lucca - Two Very Different Yet Important and Beautiful Tuscan Towns - 8 hours

Livorno- Florence - A Day of Culture, Art, History and Shopping - 9 hours

Livorno - Florence and Pisa - The Highlights of Northern Tuscany - 9 hours

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - Two Simply Beautiful Typical Tuscan Towns - 10 hours

Livorno-The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 10 hours

Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 10 hours

Livorno: Lucca including Cycling the Medieval Walls - 5 hours

Day in Florence - 8 hours

Pisa and Lucca - 8 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Florence - 9 hours

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
8/15/2017 7:00:00 AM
8/15/2017

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Great Museums of Rome - Capitoline and the Borghese - 8 hours

Rome and the Vatican City: 8-9 hours

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  
L - Interior Stateroom

$1709
K - Interior Stateroom $1719
J - Interior Stateroom $1729
I - Interior Stateroom CALL
M - Interior Stateroom CALL
N - Interior Stateroom CALL
MM - Interior Stateroom CALL
Obstructed View Cruise Only Price  
HH - Oceanview Stateroom $1999
H - Oceanview Stateroom $1999
G - Oceanview Stateroom $2029
Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
E - Oceanview Stateroom $2139
DD - Oceanview Stateroom $2169
D - Oceanview Stateroom

$2199
C - Oceanview Stateroom $2229
F - Oceanview Stateroom

CALL
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
VF - Verandah Stateroom $2399
VH - Verandah Stateroom $2399
VE - Verandah Stateroom $2449
VD - Verandah Stateroom

$2499
VC - Verandah Stateroom

$2549
VB - Verandah Stateroom

$2599
VA - Verandah Stateroom

$2649
Suite Cruise Only Price  
SY - Signature Suite

$3299
SS - Signature Suite $3399
SZ - Signature Suite $3799
SC - Neptune Suite $4299
SB - Neptune Suite $4649
PS - Pinnacle Suite CALL
SA - Neptune Suite CALL

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Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $156.65 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:
8/3/2017
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 12-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

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:
1229921

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