Mediterranean Tapestry

  • 13 Days

  • Mediterranean

A Roman legacy, an Italian Renaissance, a glamorous principality and a stunning Adriatic citadel. Stand below Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and before Pisa’s Leaning Tower; drift along the canals of Venice on this sumptuous Mediterranean adventure.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

of 13 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 18th April 2018

Meals included: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners

Overview

A Roman legacy, an Italian Renaissance, a glamorous principality and a stunning Adriatic citadel. Stand below Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and before Pisa’s Leaning Tower; drift along the canals of Venice on this sumptuous Mediterranean adventure.

At a glance

  • Marseille A city of unique maritime and trading history.
  • Monte Carlo See the Royal Palace and Casino Square.
  • Livorno for Florence & Pisa Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and see the Leaning Tower.
  • Civitavecchia for Rome A myriad of iconic sights including the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel.
  • Naples The perfect base to explore the ruins of Pompeii from.
  • Messina Gateway to Mount Etna.
  • Dubrovnik An Adriatic gem of marble streets.
  • Kotor Explore its intriguing maze of medieval lanes and old town squares.
  • Venice Time to explore the shimmering canals of this handsome city.

Day 1

UK - Barcelona

Travel to Barcelona and transfer to the Oosterdam for your 12 night cruise.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Marseille

France's second city, Marseille, has a 2,500-year trading history and strong maritime atmosphere, set as it is around its picturesque Vieux Port. See the Notre-Dame de la Garde hilltop basilica and drive the Corniche road for magnificent views over the bay. Alternatively, sample the city's signature bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of surrounding Provence.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Monte Carlo

Glamour, the Grand Prix and the Grimaldis are indelibly linked with the famous principality of Monaco, whose heart is Monte Carlo. High on a rock promontory, this almost fairytale place is packed with sights. See the Royal Palace, Casino Square and Cathedral where Princess Grace is laid to rest, and take time to enjoy the boutiques, shops and restaurants.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Livorno (for Florence & Pisa)

Livorno is your gateway to two of Italy's jewels - Pisa and Florence. Visit Pisa to witness the Leaning Tower, which leaned almost from the moment of its construction in 1173. Then there's Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Flanking the River Arno, this exquisite city is eminently walkable, allowing you to stroll from masterpiece to masterpiece, including the candy-coloured marble cathedral, Michelangelo's David in Piazza della Signoria and magical Ponte Vecchio.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Civitavecchia (for Rome)

Your launchpad for the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has been Rome's seaport for 8 centuries. Italy's capital is a feast for the senses, with a procession of spectacular monuments and landmarks, from the magnificent Colosseum and Trevi Fountain to St Peter's Basilica and the remarkable Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Naples

Italy's third-largest city, Naples, is home to the pizza, graceful buildings, a chaotic old town and other landmarks including an elaborate Opera House and medieval castles. It's also a convenient base for a host of nearby treasures, from the haunting ruins of Pompeii to glitzy Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Messina

An 8th century Greek colony, Messina is your gateway for some of Sicily's greatest sights. Perhaps take optional excursion to the beautiful clifftop seaside resort of Taormina, which boasts a stunning Greco-Roman theatre or head for Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Corfu

Today your ship is docked in Kerkira also known as Corfu Town, capital of lush Corfu. Delve into the cobbled Old Town, which testifies to the island's past under the Venetians, French and English, visit St. Spiridon Church and sip coffee in the arcaded Liston overlooking the Esplanade.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Dubrovnik

Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', the walled old town of Dubrovnik is a medieval tour-de-force stuffed with creamy stone buildings, cobblestoned alleyways and ornate palaces. Admire the 17th century cathedral, Rector's Palace and Dominican Monastery, stroll the immaculate Stradun and shop for souvenirs in the hidden squares and lanes.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Kotor

Glide into Montenegro's spectacular Bay of Kotor this morning and soak up the romantic atmosphere. Known locally as the 'Boka Kotorska', the islet is considered to be the only fjord in the Mediterranean and is renowned for its stunning scenery of glassy waters, luxuriant vegetation and soaring mountains. Extending over 4-km, the city walls that have protected Kotor for centuries lead up to the fortress of Saint Ivan.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Venice

Today, arrive in Venice where your ship will be moored for the night allowing you time to explore at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to experience this iconic city.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Venice - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

Your ship

MS Oosterdam

Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the ms Oosterdam is the second in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximises manoeuvrability. Symbolic of Holland America Line's more than 140-year history of circumnavigating the globe, the centrepiece of the ms Oosterdam is a magnificent Waterford crystal globe, prominently displayed in a three-story atrium. First-time cruisers aboard this ship will quickly recognise the traditional touches that make Holland America cruisers regulars: a warm palette of colours accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
Ship facts
  • Style: Premium
  • Class: Vista
  • Size: Large
  • Number of crew: 817
  • Number of cabins: 958
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 28
  • Number of large cabins: 435
  • Capacity: 1916 passengers
  • Main language on board: en-US
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 11
  • Gross tonnage: 82305
  • Length (m): 285.2
  • Width (m): 32.2
  • Speed in knots: 24
  • Launch year: 2003
Available cabins on this cruise
Pinnacle Suite

The Pinnacle Suite features bedroom with king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, living room, dining room, dressing room, private veranda, pantry, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers. Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Details

  • 1,357 Square feet 
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 4

Neptune Suite

Neptune Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers. Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Details

  • 500-712 Square feet
  • Private Veranda 
  • Sleeps 4

Ocean View Stateroom

Ocean View Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower, as well as fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Details

  • 174-180 Square feet 
  • Ocean View
  • Sleeps 2

Interior Stateroom

Interior Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Details

  • 151-233 Square feet 
  • Sleeps 2

Signature Suite

Signature Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath & shower, as well as an additional shower stall with fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. A large sitting area, teak-lined private verandah, sofa bed for one person, and floor-to-ceiling windows are also included.

Stateroom amenities include Holland America Line's signature Mariner's Dream bed featuring a plush Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, lighted magnifying mirrors; salon-quality hair dryers, and luxurious bathrobes for use during the voyage. Each stateroom also benefit from flat-panel TV and DVD player, complimentary DVD library, generous storage, safes for your valuables, Complimentary fresh fruit on request, complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining, nightly turndown service, complimentary shoeshine service, as well as complimentary ice service

In addition to the stateroom amenities, guests cruising in Signature Suites also benefit from a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, premium duvet, oversized bath towels, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar, personalised cruise stationery, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and umbrellas for your use on the cruise.

Details

  • 372-384 Square feet 
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 3

Verandah Staterooms

Verandah Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bathroom with bathtub & shower featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, sitting area, teak-lined private veranda, floor-to ceiling windows.

Stateroom amenities include Holland America Line's signature Mariner's Dream bed featuring a plush Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers, and Luxurious bathrobes for use during the voyage. Each stateroom also benefit from flat-panel TV and DVD player, complimentary DVD library, generous storage, safes for your valuables, Complimentary fresh fruit on request, complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining, nightly turndown service, complimentary shoeshine, as well as complimentary ice service.

Details

  • 212-359 Square feet 
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the ms Oosterdam is the second in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships.

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