HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Europe '18 CRUISE ONLY: Ready, Set Sail... LOW CRUISE FARES, FREE GRATUITIES!
* Cruise Gratuities included
* Reduced Deposit
* Suite Bonus - Book a Suite and receive US$200 Shipboard Credit per Suite!
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10 Night Cruise sailing from Rome return aboard Koningsdam.
Launched in 2016, Koningsdam carries forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known—while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. The 2,650-guest Koningsdam is the first of her class, ushering in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising.
Her name’s roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: “Koning,” means king in Dutch—and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than 100 years.
Highlights of this cruise:
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.
Few Spanish cities if any anywhere can boast the history of Cadiz, founded by ancient Phoenicians. Columbus himself began his second voyage from this trading hub. Today, views from the sea reveal vestiges of its colorful history, such as the Cathedral whose golden tiled dome fits perfectly into the cityscape and its colonial sensibility. Notice both Baroque and Neoclassical architectural styles on tours through town, or walk the narrow lanes of the Jewish Quarter, the expanse of the Plaza de Espana, or the halls of the Museo de Bellas Artes for one the most treasured collections in Spain. Or visit one of the three UNESCO World Heritage sites — the Alcazar, the Seville Cathedral, and the Archivo de Indias.
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.