To mark its 140th anniversary, Holland America Line has announced that its MS Rotterdam will be sailing eight new itineraries this autumn, including a new ex-UK trip departing from Harwich. 


The 1,404 capacity Rotterdam will sail a mixture of ten-, 11- and 14-night cruises through Spain, Italy, the French Riviera, the Dalmatian Coast, Turkey, Greece and the Holy Land. Cruise-only prices start from £669 per person, with fly/cruise prices starting from £1,039 per person for an inside stateroom.

Guests can experience a variety of restaurants on board and take cooking classes in the Culinary Arts Centre, hone their IT skills in a Windows Digital Workshop or visit the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. 

An example of itineraries includes a 14-night Iberian Explorer tour, round-trip from Rotterdam departing on September 14. The cruise calls at A Coruña in Spain, Leixoes (Porto) and Portimao in Portugal, Gibraltar, Malaga and Cádiz, as well as stopping overnight in Lisbon. The cruise then pays one last stop in Vigo before returning to Rotterdam. Prices start from £893 cruise-only or £1,363 per person including flights to Athens, transfers and ten nights’ full-board accommodation.

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