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Last Veranda cabins FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFER: Our Cruise are holding some of the last veranda cabins on this sailing - be quick to secure yours!
Economy class airfares ex Auckland flying Emirates Auckland to Barcelona, return from Venice
All prepayable airfare taxes, surcharges and levies
2 nights pre cruise accommodation Barcelona
12 night Mediterranean cruise Barcelona to Venice onboard ms Oosterdam
All meals and entertainment onboard
1 nights post cruise accommodation Venice
* US$200 per stateroom Shipboard Credit
* Includes welcome bottle of bubbly to enjoy in your stateroom onboard
* Enjoy dinner for 2 at Pinnacle Grill onboard, Holland America Lines fine dining steak restaurant
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Unless otherwise stated, prices include return economy class airfares flying Emirates from Auckland including prepayable airline surcharges, levies and airport taxes, share twin/double accommodation (although local taxes may be payable directly), and inclusions as specified. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional unless specified. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Package must be booked by 28 February 2018 with airfares fully paid within 72 hours of confirmation. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares and accommodation may not be available on all services and room/cabin categories, and capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply and airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable, and name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 07 February 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 28 February 2018 unless sold prior.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Barcelona to Venice aboard Oosterdam.
Introducing the ms Oosterdam (pronounced OH-ster-dam), member of the grand Vista-class ships defining the future of cruising. Oosterdam dazzles guests with more of everything they desire in a cruise vacation: More staterooms with verandahs for private sunning, dining and relaxing. More dining choices including an intimate reservations-only restaurant. More ways to relax in The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, largest and most luxurious spa in the Holland America fleet.
Highlights of this cruise:
Barcelona effuses the ancient, the modernist, and the Gaudi. Legend has it the city was founded by Hercules 400 years before the founding of Rome. Whatever the truth, the city today is a global capital of commerce, fashion, culture, and sunshine (the city gets about 300 days of it a year). Cruise visitors should start with a walk down Las Ramblas, the glorious tree-shaded thoroughfare at the heart of the city. Claim a patch of sand on one of the city beaches. But, most of all, see what visionary architect Antoni Gaudi wrought. Seven of his creations have been honored as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including La Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, and Casa Mila.
The principality of Monaco is the essence of the Riviera: couture fashion, grand yachts, nightlife centered around its famed Casino.
If on your cruise you mistake Livorno for another city across the Italian peninsula, you'll be forgiven. The Venice District of town is a tangle of streets crisscrossed by canals. A beautiful Renaissance city in its own right, Livorno is also your gateway to Pisa, to the north, and Florence, to the west. Pisa contains a host of beautiful cathedrals, palaces, and bridges over the Arno River, as well as one glorious monument to faulty engineering. More than a city, Florence represents so much of what is vital to human expression in commerce, politics, and the arts.
Step off the cruise ship, linger at a sidewalk café in the early evening and take in the pageant: the taste of your cappuccino, the kiss of warm air, the immaculately attired locals just getting their evenings started. Rome is nicknamed the Eternal City, and rightly so, for the array of icons – the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica – and for the role it played shaping the Western world. But there is perhaps a less-recognized genius in the way the city embraces the sensual side of life, as if to acknowledge there's no eternity like the present.
Historians tell us that Greek sailors founded the settlement they named “Laus” (precipice) in the seventh century. Today Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a walled medieval city of cobblestone lanes, red terra cotta roofs and clustered buildings, perched high above the Adriatic Sea. Take a walking tour through the ages, past the Baroque St. Blaise Church, the Renaissance Sponza Palace, the Gothic Rector’s Palace and other architectural gems. For spectacular city views, ride a newly restored funicular to the top of Srdj Hill. Cruise along the city walls and on to the Fort of St. Lawrence and Lokrum Island, where Richard the Lionhearted was a castaway. Head out to the Konavie Valley and learn to make traditional silk thread, or sample the region’s finest wines in Komaji.
Your eyes deceive you as you get closer. An entire stone city concocted from spires and cupolas seems to float on water. The optics seem off, but by now you're too far charmed to turn back. Cruise to Venice with Holland America Line and start easily. Have a bicerin, a hot mix of espresso, drinking chocolate and whole milk. Then step out into the palatial arcades and outdoor cafes of St. Mark's Square. Ready? Now you can really get going. Venice has 117 islands and a million stories of empire, longing, and glory.