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Sailings
28 Nights Mediterranean
departing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Cruise Line Holland America Line
Ship Veendam - OLD
Departing Sat, May 08, 2021
Return Port Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ports of Call Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Katakolon (Olympia), Greece | Nafplion, Greece | Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Kusadasi...
Holland America Line
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Katakolon (Olympia), Greece | Nafplion, Greece | Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey | Istanbul, Turkey | Mykonos, Greece | Santorini (Thira), Greece | Valletta, Malta | Mgarr (Victoria), Malta | Alicante, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Gibraltar, United Kingdom | Portimao, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal | Bordeaux, France | Brest, France | Portland, England | Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Sat, May 08, 2021 CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME), ITALY CHECK IN STARTS AT 0100P -- 7:00 pm
    Sun, May 09, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, May 10, 2021 KATAKOLON (OLYMPIA), GREECE 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Tue, May 11, 2021 NAFPLION, GREECE TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Wed, May 12, 2021 PIRAEUS (ATHENS), GREECE 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, May 13, 2021 KUSADASI (EPHESUS), TURKEY 7:00 am 6:30 pm
    Fri, May 14, 2021 CRUISING THE DARDANELLES CRUISING ONLY -- --
    Fri, May 14, 2021 ISTANBUL, TURKEY OVERNIGHT 4:00 pm --
    Sat, May 15, 2021 ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- 5:00 pm
    Sun, May 16, 2021 MYKONOS, GREECE TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 12:00 pm 11:00 pm
    Mon, May 17, 2021 THIRA (SANTORINI), GREECE TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Tue, May 18, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, May 19, 2021 VALLETTA, MALTA OVERNIGHT 8:00 am --
    Thu, May 20, 2021 VALLETTA, MALTA -- 6:00 am
    Thu, May 20, 2021 MGARR (VICTORIA), GOZO, MALTA TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, May 21, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, May 22, 2021 CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME), ITALY 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sun, May 23, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, May 24, 2021 ALICANTE, SPAIN 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Tue, May 25, 2021 MALAGA, SPAIN 8:00 am 11:00 pm
    Wed, May 26, 2021 GIBRALTAR 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu, May 27, 2021 PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED TIMES SUBJECT TO TIDAL COND 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, May 28, 2021 SCENIC CRUISING TAGUS RIVER CRUISING ONLY -- --
    Fri, May 28, 2021 LISBON, PORTUGAL 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, May 29, 2021 LEIXOES (PORTO), PORTUGAL 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sun, May 30, 2021 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, May 31, 2021 BORDEAUX, FRANCE OVERNIGHT TIMES SUBJECT TO TIDAL COND 12:45 pm --
    Tue, Jun 01, 2021 BORDEAUX, FRANCE TIMES SUBJECT TO TIDAL COND -- 12:30 pm
    Tue, Jun 01, 2021 CRUISING GIRONDE ESTUARY CRUISING ONLY -- --
    Wed, Jun 02, 2021 BREST, FRANCE 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu, Jun 03, 2021 PORTLAND (WEYMOUTH), ENGLAND, UNITE 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, Jun 04, 2021 ZEEBRUGGE (BRUSSELS), BELGIUM 10:00 am 4:00 pm
    Sat, Jun 05, 2021 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS TIMES SUBJECT TO CANAL TRANSIT 7:00 am --
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Holland America Line
General

Welcome to Holland America Line, recognized for nearly 150 years as a leader in premium cruising. Today, our fleet of 14 ships visit more than 470 ports of call in 98 countries connecting with all seven continents. Holland America Line guests are endlessly curious, looking to go beyond typical tourist experiences.

They''re not looking for things like waterslides, go-karts, roller coasters or climbing walls when they cruise. They are explorers who appreciate the one-of-a-kind experiences curated by the experts who manage our exclusive Explorations CentralTM destination immersion programming, with local cultural insights, insider travel tips, and unique shore excursions for an authentic experience in each destination. They are foodies who want unrivaled experiences in food, wine and spirits, and enjoy the award-winning dining influenced by our Culinary Council of seven world-renowned celebrity chefs.

They''re music lovers who appreciate the best in live music - exclusively on board at Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King''s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room, Postmodern Jukebox, and more.* And, they want to pursue these passions on perfectly sized, refreshingly uncrowded ships that combine classic design with contemporary elegance - all with service that attends to every detail, every day. Come, savor the journey.

*Venues vary by ship.
Ship
Veendam - OLD
Overview

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Hone their culinary skills at an America's Test Kitchen cooking show or hands-on workshop. Work out in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Or explore fine dining at our specialty resturants.

Services


On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing - in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.

Activities


Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Dining


Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine "As You Wish" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.


Canaletto Restaurant

"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.


Tamarind Restaurant

Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.


Main Dining

The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine "As You Wish".


Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

Dining

Lido Market

Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

Pinnacle Grill

Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day's adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America's Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared-from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State's Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world. *Meals at Pinnacle Grill are half price for kids 12 years old or under, or free when they order from the kids' menu.

Canaletto

In Italy, there's nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisu, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito! Including pasta made fresh daily. Buon Appetito!

Dive-In

Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan's Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

Explorations Cafe

At Explorations Cafe, presented by The New York Times, relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink.

More Choices
  • The Dining Room
  • New York Pizza
  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining
Entertainment


Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line.

Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.

In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show's professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

BB King's Blues Club

Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King's Blues Club on ms Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King's Blues Club to the ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam, and ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Ship Facts
  • Entered Service: 1996
  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,348
  • Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt.
  • Length: 719 feet
  • Beam: 101 feet
  • Maximum speed: 22 knots
Decks
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Connecting rooms
    Wheelchair accessible
    Fully accessible, roll-in shower only
    2 lower beds or converts to 1 queen-size
    Fully accessible with with single side approach to the bed.
    Fully obstructed view
    Partial sea view
    Shower Only
    Bathtub and shower
    Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)
    Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)
    Ambulatory accessible
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Sports Deck

Sports Deck
Destination
Mediterranean
History. It's everywhere you turn. Down narrow, cobble-stoned streets, atop rugged mountain cliffs just off the decks of your cruise ship. Escape all the pressures of civilization without missing out on any of its pleasures.

Your days ashore are invitations to adventure, education and the pure pleasure of seeing things you've only read about before. Visit castles, museums and galleries. Explore ancient cities through winding canals. From glorious gardens and gilded theaters to famous boulevards and fabled landmarks, you're in for a picture-perfect experience.
Ports of Call
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
City Civitavecchia

The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to The Eternal City, where all roads lead. Mad traffic careens past monuments of the great civilizations of the past. You will want to see it all: the soaring inspiration of St. Peter's, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; the flow of life along the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, the Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain. Be sure to leave time for la dolce vita in one of the piazzas.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
City Katakolon

Katakolon is your gateway to Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium-temples and treasuries; then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Niki "Winged Victory."

Nafplion, Greece
City Nafplion

Piraeus (Athens), Greece
City Piraeus

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. In a single day, you can climb the hill of the Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and then find a welcoming taverna for some spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and with luck, energetic Greek dancing.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
City Kusadasi

This charming, picturesque resort where Antony and Cleopatra used to vacation is best known as the port for the ancients ruins of Ephesus - one of the world's most wondrous archaeological sites. Explorations should include such masterpieces as the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians, the Library of Celsus, and the temples of Athena and Apollo - all connected by marble streets rutted by the wheels of countless chariots.

Istanbul, Turkey
City Istanbul

Once called Constantinople, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire is the only city in the world to straddle two continents: Europe and Asia. This is the Golden Horn, the door between East and West, and your first vision of its domes and minarets is unforgetable. Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Sultan treasures in Topkapi Palace await - as does the Grand Bazaar, laden with carpets, beaten brass and spices from afar.

Mykonos, Greece
City Mykonos

The narrow passageways of Mykonos are a twisted maze of whitewashed houses, miniature churches, lazy windmills, and tiny cafes serving up Greek specialties. Sample the freshest squid or lobster just snatched from the blue Aegean Sea, or shop for typical flokati rugs.

Santorini (Thira), Greece
City Santorini

With its steep volcanic flanks looming straight up from the sea, and the tiny white village of Thira clinging high atop the cliffs, Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking and legendary of all the Greek Isles. To the south is Akrotiri, where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.

Valletta, Malta
City Valletta

The Knights of St. John made this their base in the Mediterranean Sea. The castles, cathedrals and fortresses they built still are their remaining legacy. But Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians and Arabs preceded them and left their marks as well. Take a drive to M''dina, the former capital, and wonder at Europe''s third-largest dome in Mostra.

Mgarr (Victoria), Malta

Alicante, Spain
City Alicante

Malaga, Spain
City Malaga

The Plaza de Merced, cathedrals, and museums of Malaga make it a remarkable site for studying the history and culture of Spain.The coastline that borders the city is magnificent, and it creates a wonderful backdrop to the ancient land.

Gibraltar, United Kingdom
City Gibraltar

One of the "Pillars of Hercules," Gibraltar is an historic landmark with British and Spanish influences. Guarding the entrance to the Atlantic, the great rock still serves as Britain's threshold to the Mediterranean. Take a cable car to the top of the rock for a spectacular view of two continents as well as the famous Barbary apes.

Portimao, Portugal
City Portimao

Lisbon, Portugal
City Lisbon

Lisbon is many cities, from the cobbled alleys of the Alfama district to the broad Parisian style avenues at its heart. View it all from the heights of St. George's Castle. Belem's Monument to the Discoveries recalls the seafaring past, while nearby Sintra's storybook palaces, and the seaside resort of Caiscais, have different tales to tell.

Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal
City Oporto

Bordeaux, France
City Bordeaux

World renowned for its liquid namesake, Bordeaux's vineyards begin at the town's doorstep. Drive through the countryside to admire the richness of this region laden with grapevines and dotted with picturesque chateaux. Head north up to Pauillac along the Haute-Medoc wine road where some of the finest clarets are cultivated.

Brest, France
City Brest

Portland, England

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
City Zeebrugge

A crossroad in the English Channel for centuries, Zeebrugge is the entry to Flanders, whose golden age heritage resides in three historic cities: Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges-a jewel of a town beribboned with picturesque canals and a truly charming medieval beauty. In this region, museums proudly display the glories of the old Flemish masters, from Van Dyck to Rubens, and summertime is delightful when window boxes boast colorful flowers and the graceful arcs of windmills can be seen.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
City Amsterdam

One of Europe's leading cities, Amsterdam's rings of canals and traditional Dutch architecture are unmistakable. Rich in art, history and culture, Amsterdam is home to the Van Gogh museum, Anne Frank's house, and the Rijksmuseum, which houses many works by Rembrandt and Vermeer.

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