Price: From $7,299
Stay: 15 nights
Travel Dates: Sunday 30th of September 2018 until Tuesday 16th of October 2018
Description: Fly + Cruise - Greek Odyssey - 12 Nights aboard ms Oosterdam + 2 Nights Rome + 1 Night Venice - from $7299* per person (ex Auckland with Our World).
Special Inclusions/Package includes:
- Economy Class flights Auckland to Rome, return from Venice flying Singapore Airlines
- 2 nights pre cruise Rome
- Private transfer Rome hotel to Civitavecchia Port
- 12 night cruise Rome to Venice onboard ms Oosterdam
- All meals and entertainment onboard
- 1 night post cruise Venice
YOUR BONUS:* Cruise Gratuities included * US$100 Shipboard Credit per stateroom * Welcome bottle of bubbly to enjoy in your stateroom * Enjoy dinner for 2 at Pinnacle Grill onboard, Holland America's fine dining steak restaurant
EXTRA BONUS! Book by Thursday 05 April 2018 and we will double your Shipboard Credit to US$200 per stateroom!
This itinerary also sails on 12 May, 29 June and 16 August 2018. Prices and offers will vary, please chat to Our Specialists if you prefer any of these dates
Highlights of this cruise:
RomeStep 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.
RhodesThe Island of Rhodes is the sunniest place in Europe; it averages 300 days of sunshine per year. It is the fourth largest island in Greece. Occupied by Italy until only 56 years ago, it is now “occupied” by thousands of enthralled international visitors.
The “palia poli” (the old city) is the medieval city of Rhodes, surrounded by a high defensive wall. It is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited in its largest part, excluding its museums, of course. Walking along its cobbled streets one is reminded of iron-armored horse’s hooves clapping, and steel swords clashing and clanging
The New Town of Rhodes, just a short distance from the Old Town, is where the beaches lie, and where hotels, shops, restaurants, discotheques, and even a casino, are packed together to create a lively ambience. A walk in Rodini Park is a must. This park is perhaps the first landscaped park in the world. It is a couple of kilometers away from the Old Town, and one can see part of the ancient aqueduct system of Rhodes within it.
No visit of Rhodes is complete without visiting Lindos. You'll find Lindos at a distance of 55 kilometers from Rhodes town, on the eastern side of the island. Built in the 12th Century B.C., it is now a top-class resort, with a fine sandy beach and a tiny lagoon, which reflects the whitewashed houses and the Lindos Acropolis above. The village contains many houses dating from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, which are known as “the houses of the captains.” Their architecture and decoration are unique in the Greek world.
ArgostoliArgostoli is the capital of the island of Kefalonia, the largest of the Greek Ionian Islands. On Kefalonia tourists are drawn to the beautiful blue sea, the golden sandy beaches, the unique caves, the rocky mountains and the traditional settlements. Kefalonia also boasts archeological areas and impressive historical monuments.
Argostoli itself has an attractive main square, the Platia, which has plenty of bars and tavernas in which to sit and watch the world go by. Other attractions in Argostoli include the bridge of Drapano, the Koutavos lagoon, the Lighthouse of Agii Theodori and the Cave of Agios Gerasimos.
KotorKotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a most secluded part of Gulf of Kotor. Kotor is an old Mediterranean port and major tourist destination. It has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic, listed with UNESCO world heritage sites.
This small medieval town on the beautiful Kotor Bay is both charming and seductive. Narrow streets, contiguous houses, bulwarks, churches, cathedrals, squares, carnivals and feasts, create an environment that one cannot resist.
Kotor has numerous other sights, such as Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and ancient walls which stretch 4,5 km directly above the city. Sveti Đorđe and Gospa od Škrpijela islets off the coast of Perast are also among more popular destinations in Kotor vicinity.
VeniceYour 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.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Prices include return Economy Class flying Singapore Airlines from Auckland including prepayable airline surcharges, levies & airport taxes, share twin/double accommodation (local taxes may be payable directly),& inclusions as specified. Cruise is based on various categories & include Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Cruise Gratuities for stateroom & restaurant staff included. Price includes all discounts. Some departures have non refundable deposit,please enquire for details. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Shipboard Credit is per stateroom. Double shipboard credit offer is max. US$200 per stateroom & must be booked by 5 April 2018. Package must be booked by 09 April 2018 with airfares fully paid within 72 hours of confirmation. Prices are NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares & accommodation may not be available on all services & room/cabin categories, capacity restrictions apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Airfares are non-refundable, nontransferable. Name changes not permitted. Prices correct as of 28 March 2018 & are subject to change without notification. Other conditions may apply.