Holland America Line has announced that its ms Noordam will now sail central and western Mediterranean itineraries in spring and summer 2014.
This includes the introduction of three new 11-day itineraries, each with ‘Collectors’ Voyages’ opportunities to allow passengers extra time ashore.
From April to October 2014, ms Noordam will sail between Civitavecchia (Rome) and Barcelona or Venice. The new 11-day itineraries feature a combination of calls in Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Tunisia, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro and Turkey.
Guests who want a longer holiday can combine two or three back-to-back voyages to form a 22- or 33-day ‘Collectors’ Voyage’.
“The central and western Mediterranean cruises feature a variety of popular ports in 10 countries,” said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest programmes. “For travellers with more time, the different itineraries can be combined into an ultimate Mediterranean cruise experience with few, if any, repeated ports.”
The new itineraries replace previous cruises that included Egypt, which were cancelled due to continued unrest in the area. The new routes include:
Mediterranean Explorer – Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome), departing 4 April, 18 May, 1 July and 14 August 2014
Includes Marseille, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Calvi, Corsica, Livorno (Florence/Pisa),La Goulette (Tunis), Palermo and Naples
Adriatic Dream – Civitavecchia to Venice, departing 15 April, 29 May, 12 July and 25 August 2014
Includes Messina, Sicily, Malta, Argostolion and Kerkira (Corfu), Kotor, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split
Mediterranean Dream – Venice to Civitavecchia, departing 26 April, 9 June, 23 July and 5 September 2014
Includes Katakolon (Olympia), Navplion, Piraeus (Athens), Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, Kusadasi, Turkey, and Naples, Italy
Venetian Adventure – round-trip Civitavecchia, departing 6 September 2014
Includes Messina, Valletta, Kotor, Split, Dubrovnik and Kerkira (Corfu)
Fares start from £1,149 per person, based on double occupancy.