Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
Day 1/2. Depart Perth (inflight, D)
We collect you from home and transfer you to Perth International Airport for your overnight flight to Amsterdam. Arriving into Amsterdam transfer to your accommodation where there will be time to relax before coming together for a welcome dinner. Overnight: Amsterdam
Day 3. Sightseeing Amsterdam (B)
Today discover Amsterdam on a guided city tour showcasing the city and its historical monuments followed by a cruise through Amsterdam’s enchanting canals. From the water, marvel at the architecture and life before your eyes. Overnight: Amsterdam
Day 4. Board Ms Rotterdam (D)
This morning we transfer to Rotterdam to board Ms Rotterdam. For over 130 years, Holland America has taken discerning guests to the most magnificent destinations worldwide. Enjoy gracious service that defines classic cruising and experience enriching activities as you cruise some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Overnight: 18 nights Ms Rotterdam
Day 5. At Sea Aboard Ms Rotterdam (BLD)
Day 6. Bergen, Norway (BLD)
Beautiful Bergen is one of Europe’s oldest settlements. Surrounded by mountains and thick forest, and sitting halfway between Geiranger and Stavanger, Bergen offers plenty to do outside the city too. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 7. Shetland Islands, UK (BLD)
Although part of the UK, Shetland’s roots are as much Norse as Scottish and located midway between Scotland and Norway the archipelago is home to diverse animal life including the iconic Shetland pony. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 8. At Sea Aboard Ms Rotterdam (BLD)
Day 9. Akureyri, Iceland (BLD)
Located on the country’s longest fjord and surrounded by snow-streaked mountains, Akureyri is the perfect place to explore the memorable museums, fishing villages and dramatic mountain scenery. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 10. Isafjordur, Iceland (BLD)
Bordered on three sides by dramatic mountains that form a natural harbour, the idyllic town of Ísafjörður serves as a charming exploration hub for the rugged and remote Westfjords peninsula. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 11/12. Reykjavik, Iceland (BLD)
With geothermal water pumping through its veins and a staggering backdrop of gnarly lava fields, majestic glaciers and rainbow-coloured houses, Reykjavík is famous for its natural wonders and dramatic scenery. Enjoy two days and an evening exploring this part of Iceland. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 13. At Sea Aboard Ms Rotterdam (BLD)
Day 14. Cruising Prince Christian Sound (BLD)
Navigating one of Greenland’s most scenic inland passages, Prince Christian Sound, you will travel a remote route accessible by ship during the summer months only and offering glaciers, icebergs, and imposing mountains.
Day 15. Qaqortoq, Greenland (BLD)
The town of Qaqortoq in southern Greenland has a rich history as it has been inhabited continuously since prehistoric times. You can still see traces of Thule and Norse cultures throughout the region. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 16. Nanortalik, Greenland (BLD)
Nanortalik means the place with polar bears but it is rare to see a polar bear. What you will see is a place of majestic beauty and the richness of Greenland’s traditions. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 17. At Sea Aboard Ms Rotterdam (BLD)
Day 18. St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada (BLD)
St. John’s which is closer to London than it is to Canada’s west coast is a city that shines. It is also in the details that it charms visitors, with its houses painted in jelly-bean hues and cozy restaurants. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 19. At Sea Aboard Ms Rotterdam (BLD)
Day 20. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (BLD)
Located on a rocky inlet on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax is defined by its maritime geography. It is a spirited mix of world-class history and nautical-themed museums alongside bunkers and fortresses that guarded the harbour. (Shore excursions at own expense)
Day 21. At Sea (BLD)
Day 22. Boston, USA and Overnight Flight (BD)
This morning, arrive into Boston Massachusetts and bid farewell to your Holland America cruise experience. A guided tour of the city includes Harvard and Cambridge, a private tour of Fenway Park and entrance to the John F Kennedy Library and Museum. This evening following dinner transfer to the airport to begin the return to Perth.
Day 23/24/25. Dubai and Perth Bound (D)
Your flight from Boston will arrive into Dubai where we have an overnight stay at your airport hotel. The following morning continue the journey back to Perth. On arrival to Perth we will see you safely home.
Itinerary subject to changes. Terms and conditions apply. FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.
Note: If you would like to leave the tour in Boston or Dubai please speak with our friendly travel coordinators to make the necessary arrangements.
Note: This cruise holiday can be combined with villa’s 2018 Baltic Cruise. For a quote on combining the two cruises please contact our friendly travel coordinators.