Holland America Line: Rotterdam

 

14-night Scottish Highlands Explorer Cruise from $2449

The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.

 


  • $50 per Couple Shipboard Credit*
  • Complimentary Bottle of Sparkling Wine

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

 

The Rotterdam is the standard-bearer for Holland America Line's fleet of ships.

Holland America Line is pleased to introduce its latest innovation, Lanai staterooms, to Rotterdam. Your onboard experience will be defined by spacious, artfully appointed public areas and the latest Signature of Excellence venues, features and amenities. Guests aboard will enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs. Holland America Line's stateroom enhancements include expanded stateroom choices and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

 

Reduced Fares, Prepaid Gratuities and 50% Reduced Deposit

Please contact your travel advisor for more information.*

*Promotion is subject to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply.

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Amsterdam

8/4/2019

8/4/2019 5:00:00 PM

Cosmopolitan Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. Interesting attractions include the medieval weighhouse, Royal Palace on Dam Square, and New Church. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade. Not too far from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem, the main center of the bulb-growing industry. Enjoy the city’s sights from a glass-topped sightseeing boat which passes characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges. Facing Dam Square, the Royal Palace was built in 1648 and is still officially the royal residence, although the royal family resides in The Hague. The marbled Citizens Hall with inlaid maps of the world is worth seeing. One of Amsterdam’s most visited sites is historic Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum, the city’s most prestigious museum, houses the largest collection of Dutch paintings in the world. Van Gogh Museum houses a striking collection.

Suggested Private Excursions

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)

Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours

Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours

Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours

 

At Sea

8/5/2019

8/5/2019

No information currently available.

Portland Harbour

8/6/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/6/2019 11:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

St. Peter Port (Guernsey)

8/7/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/7/2019 6:00:00 PM

St. Peter Port is situated hillside overlooking the picturesque harbor of Guernsey. Brightly painted houses, granite stairs and cobbled lanes climb the hill, providing great views of the port and medieval castle. Among St. Peter's Church's former residents were Guernsey's Royalist Lieutenant Governor, and French and German occupation forces. Enjoy the idyllic countryside or stroll narrow streets of pretty St. Peter Port, enjoying the ambiance making Guernsey special. Town Church - found on the waterfront - is a 12th-century granite church. From the 18th century, the assembly of Market Halls stocked with the region’s produce are wonderful for browsing and taking photos. An excellent display traces Guernsey history. The Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery houses Lukis archaeological collection and Wilfred Carey collection of paintings, prints and cereamics. Descending from the museum are beautiful Candie Gardens laid out in 1898 with exotic plants. German Underground Hospital is a complex of tunnels memorialized to many forced laborers who worked on it.

Falmouth (Cornwall)

8/8/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/8/2019 5:00:00 PM

Falmouth is a resort and port in south-western England. The harbor is popular with pleasure craft and Falmouth has several boat-building yards and a major ship repair yard. The Pendennis and St Mawes castles face each other across the Roads. They were built by Henry VIII in the 16th century to guard the entrance to the Roads; the protection they offered played an important part in Falmouth's development as a port. Falmouth was one of the most important ports in Great Britain after 1698, when packet ships, fast, heavily armed sloops, sped across the oceans from Falmouth carrying post, royal messages, and bullion to all parts of the world. The packet service brought great prosperity to Falmouth, and the town's fortunes declined when it was transferred to Southampton. However, after the construction of the railway in 1863, Falmouth gained a new lease of life as a resort town.

Ilfracombe

8/9/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort surrounded by cliffs and a small harbor, in England. Visitors will want to visit the landmark of Hillsborough Hill that is the site of an Iron Age Celtic Fortress. The town holds dozens of events and carnivals each year, as well as musical and theatrical performances at the Landmark Theater. There are many fine and award winning beaches, from secluded coves to the wide stretches of golden sand with crashing surf. Woolacombe and Saunton Sands Beach are particularly nice for surfing, and rock pool exploring.

Liverpool

8/10/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/10/2019 6:00:00 PM

Liverpool – just saying the name automatically brings the world’s most famous group to mind – The Beatles. Liverpool however has more to offer visitors though than just Beatles memorabilia. Located on the Irish Sea on the mouth of the Mersey River, Liverpool is one of England’s most important seaports, second only to London. A bustling port for the exchanging of goods, it is also a passenger port for those traveling to Ireland. Several churches in the city are notable; among them is the Anglican Cathedral, built in 1904 which is one of the largest ecclesiastical structures in the world. There are several museums in the city as well, the Walker Art Gallery and the Merseyside County Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Liverpool: Explore Liverpool - 8 hours

 

Dublin

8/11/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/11/2019 11:00:00 PM

Dublin enjoys one of the loveliest natural settings in Europe. Dublin attracts visitors from around the world with its old world charm and friendly atmosphere. Most of the architecture dates from the 18th century, when Dublin enjoyed great prominence and prosperity. Also of interest are stately Georgian houses which front Merrion Square. O'Connell Street is considered the commercial center of Dublin. Perhaps the most memorable feature of Dublin is the traditional pub, where visitors can enjoy conversation over fine Irish brew. The city also offers many fine parks, including St. Stephen's Green and Phoenix Park. National Gallery's renowned collection includes works by such famous masters as Rembrandt and Monet. Trinity College's Old Library is home to the most cherished treasure, the Book of Kells, a manuscript of the Gospels. Admire Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy the exhibits in impressive National Museum. Self-guided walking tours include Old City Trail, Georgian Heritage Trail and the Cultural Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour

Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours

 

At Sea

8/12/2019

8/12/2019

No information currently available.

Portree

8/13/2019 10:00:00 AM

8/13/2019 8:00:00 PM

As the main town along the Isle of Sky within the stunning Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Portree is quaint and unique, with colorful buildings, a lovely pebbled beach, green hills and a peaceful harbor. As it is a very small village, you can explore it easily by foot or bicycle.

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

8/14/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/14/2019 5:00:00 PM

The Orkney Islands are different from mainland Britain and reflect the original 9th century Viking settlement. In addition to Norse heritage are remains of prehistoric monuments such as Stenness Standing Stones at Finstown. Steep-roofed stone houses line streets winding around medieval St. Magnus Cathedral. A museum featuring Orkney artifacts is housed in 16th-century Tankerness House. Other attractions include Maes Howe, Britain's best-preserved megalithic tomb, and the stone-age village Skara Brae. Rock circles, cairns, standing stones, ancient tombs and prehistoric villages are scattered about, gaining these islands international recognition. Only the walls and tower of the 12-century residence, Bishop's Palace, stand. The top of the tower affords a great view of the cathedral and across Kirkwall rooftops. Earl's Palace dates from 1600. Its style blends medieval fierceness with elements of French Renaissance architecture - featuring dungeons, massive fireplaces and magnificent central hall. A good mile south of town is Highland Park - the "most northerly legal distillery in Scotland."

Invergordon (Inverness/Loch Ness)

8/15/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/15/2019 5:00:00 PM

The northern part of Scotland, known as the Highlands, ranks as one of the world’s most magnificent scenic spots. Among the main attractions is a landscape of dramatic mountains and forested hills. Invergordon is the port for Inverness and capital of the Highlands. The surrounding countryside offers such famous attractions as the Battlefield of Culloden, Loch Ness, the villages of Tain and Cromarty, numerous historic castles and old established whisky distilleries. Enjoy the picture-perfect scenery and an opportunity to chat with a Highlander eager to introduce you to his fabled land and its rich heritage. Inverness Castle is a predominantly 19th-century edifice perched high above the Ness River. Today’s remains house the Sheriff’s Office. The exhibits of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery may be worth viewing as they provide a good overview of the development of the Highlands. Located 14 miles southwest of Inverness the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition tell the legend of the monster from 565 A.D. to the present.

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

8/16/2019 8:00:00 AM

8/16/2019

South Queensferry still offers an environment that can transport visitors back to an earlier time more readily than most places in Scotland. South Queensferry offers one of the most interesting collections of buildings anywhere. The oldest is St Mary's church, which dates from 1441. "Black Castle", built on the High Street in 1626 is the oldest house in South Queensferry, which was built for a sea captain who was lost with his ship. The nearby Tollbooth was built in the 1600s, though the tower dates back only to 1720. The High Street itself has an unusual stepped cross section designed to cope with the town's steeply sloping site above the shore. This has led to elevated pavements on the inland side of the street, which add to the atmosphere. For very obvious reasons, plus proximity to Edinburgh, South Queensferry is an extremely popular place. It is worth making an effort to try and catch it at a quiet time: that way visitors can still catch glimpses of the South Queensferry of the 1700s Robert Louis Stevenson featured in "Kidnapped".

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh Highlights

 

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

8/17/2019

8/17/2019 1:00:00 AM

South Queensferry still offers an environment that can transport visitors back to an earlier time more readily than most places in Scotland. South Queensferry offers one of the most interesting collections of buildings anywhere. The oldest is St Mary's church, which dates from 1441. "Black Castle", built on the High Street in 1626 is the oldest house in South Queensferry, which was built for a sea captain who was lost with his ship. The nearby Tollbooth was built in the 1600s, though the tower dates back only to 1720. The High Street itself has an unusual stepped cross section designed to cope with the town's steeply sloping site above the shore. This has led to elevated pavements on the inland side of the street, which add to the atmosphere. For very obvious reasons, plus proximity to Edinburgh, South Queensferry is an extremely popular place. It is worth making an effort to try and catch it at a quiet time: that way visitors can still catch glimpses of the South Queensferry of the 1700s Robert Louis Stevenson featured in "Kidnapped".

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh Highlights

 

Amsterdam

8/18/2019 7:00:00 AM

8/18/2019

Cosmopolitan Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. Interesting attractions include the medieval weighhouse, Royal Palace on Dam Square, and New Church. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade. Not too far from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem, the main center of the bulb-growing industry. Enjoy the city’s sights from a glass-topped sightseeing boat which passes characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges. Facing Dam Square, the Royal Palace was built in 1648 and is still officially the royal residence, although the royal family resides in The Hague. The marbled Citizens Hall with inlaid maps of the world is worth seeing. One of Amsterdam’s most visited sites is historic Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum, the city’s most prestigious museum, houses the largest collection of Dutch paintings in the world. Van Gogh Museum houses a striking collection.

Suggested Private Excursions

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)

Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours

Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours

Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 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

 

N - Large Interior Stateroom

$2449

MM - Large Interior Stateroom

$2449

M - Large Interior Stateroom

$2494

L - Large Interior Stateroom

$2499

K - Large Interior Stateroom

$2535

J - Large Interior Stateroom

$2540

I - Large Interior Stateroom

$2659

 

Obstructed View

Cruise Only Price

 

HH - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2649

H - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2649

 

Porthole

Cruise Only Price

 

G - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2679

 

Oceanview

Cruise Only Price

 

FF - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2749

F - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2816

EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2821

E - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2875

DD - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2880

DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2935

D - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$2945

C - Large Oceanview Stateroom

$3233

CQ - Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom

CALL

 

Balcony

Cruise Only Price

 

CA - Lanai Stateroom

$3849

 

Suite

Cruise Only Price

 

BC - Vista Suite

$4849

BB - Vista Suite

$4849

B - Vista Suite

$5039

BQ - Vista Spa Suite

$5179

AA - Vista Suite

$5235

A - Vista Suite

$5459

SB - Neptune Suite

$10149

SA - Neptune Suite

$10699

PS - Pinnacle Suite

$21399

 

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Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $400 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: 8/4/2019
Number of Nights: 14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 14-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

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