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Greek Islands & Adriatic Sea Voyage with Rome & Athens Escapes

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Nieuw Statendam
  • Duration 34 NIGHTS
  • Departure 16 October 2024
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS2295

Save up to $4,500 per couple*

Complimentary hotel stays in Athens and Rome

Embark on a Mediterranean adventure on board the luxurious Nieuw Statendam, beginning with a two-night hotel stay in Athens and ending with two nights in Rome.

Unravel Athens’ ancient charms before embarking on an immersive 28-night cruise through the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. Enjoy scenic sailing through the Dardanelles Strait, gateway to the Black Sea, before exploring the ancient ruins in Kuşadası. Marvel at the medieval city walls of Rhodes and wander the labyrinthine streets of Crete.

In Valletta, Malta’s fortified capital, immerse yourself in European grandeur. Mount Etna dominates the landscape in Catania, Sicily, while Katakolon offers easy access to ancient Olympia. Trieste is your gateway to Venice, while Kotor, Split, Dubrovnik, and Sarande reveal tranquil, hidden bays and glamorous waterfronts. Your journey culminates with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the Eternal City.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

28 night full-board cruise on board Nieuw Statendam

Overnight in port in İstanbul, Valletta and Trieste
Complimentary unlimited laundry

Complimentary Hotel Stays

2 night four-star hotel stay in Athens at The Stanley

2 night four-star hotel stay in Rome at the Starhotels Metropole
All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight Flights

Unlimited laundry includes standard laundry services only and excludes dry cleaning and pressing
*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing a Signature Suite, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Athens

Your holiday begins as you fly from New Zealand to your destination.

Days 2 - 3
Athens: Hotel Stay

Soaring mountains, UNESCO World Heritage sites, unspoilt green spaces and byzantine churches – Athens is a beguiling destination of beauty, mythology and history. The iconic Acropolis gazes out on urban sprawl from the heart of the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The Stanley

Day 4
Athens: Embark Ship

Embark Niuew Statendam, a state-of-the-art cruise ship from Holland America Line. Gleaming decks, light-filled spaces, and attentive service set the stage for an unforgettable voyage on board this stunning vessel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 5
Mykonos

Experience the enchantment of Mykonos, Greece – a vibrant island transformed by tourism. Explore its whitewashed streets, historic landmarks, and lively nightlife. Let Mykonos captivate your senses and leave you spellbound by its irresistible allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 6
Relax At Sea
Day 7
Dardanelles Strait: Scenic Cruising

As you sail along this legendary waterway connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, you’ll be captivated by the picturesque landscapes and historical landmarks that grace its shores.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Days 7 - 8
İstanbul: Overnight in Port

İstanbul, where East and West converge. Immerse in rich history, savor exotic cuisine, and feel the heartbeat of diverse cultures. Let this enchanting city awaken your senses and expand your horizons.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 9
Kuşadası

Kuşadası, Turkey, captivates with its Aegean allure. From the historic Ephesus ruins to pristine beaches and a vibrant bazaar, it offers a delightful fusion of history, culture, and relaxation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 10
Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece’s captivating island. Roam ancient ruins, bask on sun-kissed shores, and savor Mediterranean flavors. Let this island’s history and beauty inspire your Hellenic exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 11
Heraklion

Step into the enchanting world of Heraklion, Greece. Immerse yourself in ancient history at the awe-inspiring Palace of Knossos, stroll along sun-kissed beaches, savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and discover the vibrant local culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Days 13 - 14
Valletta: Overnight in Port

Discover Valletta, Malta’s captivating capital, where ornate palaces, museums, and historic fortifications await. Stroll the narrow streets with overhanging balconies, immerse in its rich heritage, and let Valletta’s charm inspire your every step.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 15
Catania

Indulge in the Sicilian splendor of Catania, Italy. With its historic architecture, vibrant markets, and Mount Etna as its backdrop, it’s a city that invites you to savor its rich history and Mediterranean charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Day 17
Katakolon

Embark on a voyage to Katakolon, Greece’s coastal gem. Immerse yourself in its rich history, stroll along picturesque streets, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Let Katakolon awaken your passion for exploration and cultural immersion.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 18
Piraeus

Discover the vibrant spirit of Piraeus, Greece. From ancient wonders to bustling markets, this port city invites you to embrace its rich history, soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Corfu

A captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Wander through Venetian streets, bask in golden sunsets, and indulge in mouth-watering cuisine. Immerse yourself in the island’s allure and create lifelong memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 21
Kotor

Prepare to be enchanted by Kotor, Montenegro’s crown jewel. With ancient cobblestone streets, majestic fjords, immerse yourself in its rich history. Let Kotor’s beauty leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 22
Split

Embrace the Mediterranean allure of Split, Croatia. With its historic Diocletian’s Palace, stunning coastal views, and vibrant atmosphere, it’s a city that invites you to explore the crossroads of history and modernity along the Dalmatian coast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Days 23 - 24
Trieste: Overnight in Port

Uncover Trieste’s allure: a city where history, literature, and grand architecture converge. Wander its streets, adorned with neoclassical and art-nouveau marvels, and feel the vibrant pulse that links past and present.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 25
Relax At Sea
Day 26
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic,” enchants with medieval charm and coastal beauty. Historic city walls, cobblestone streets, and stunning views make it a captivating blend of history and scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 27
Sarandë

Sarandë, a coastal gem nestled in Albania’s embrace. Discover its turquoise waters, ancient ruins, and warm hospitality. Let the Mediterranean charm and breath taking vistas awaken your wanderlust and ignite your soul’s longing for adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 28
Argostoli

Argostoli, a picturesque town in Kefalonia, Greece, enchants with its Ionian beauty. From stunning beaches to charming streets, it offers a blend of relaxation, culture, and Mediterranean allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 29
Messina Strait: Scenic Cruising

Sail along this narrow passage to witness the picturesque landscapes and charming coastal towns on both sides. The strait is renowned for its stunning views of the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts, as well as the iconic Messina skyline.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 30
Messina

Step into Messina’s captivating realm, where art and history merge. Explore the Museo Regionale’s Caravaggio masterpieces and embrace the ancient grandeur of Sicily’s capital. Let Messina transport you to a world of enchantment and inspiration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Day 31
Naples

Unleash your wanderlust in Naples, Italy’s vibrant gem. With its stunning bay, Mount Vesuvius, and captivating attractions like the Royal Palace and Pompeii, Naples promises an enriching journey through history and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Nieuw Statendam

Days 32 - 33
Rome: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Rome leaves an indelible mark on every traveller’s heart. Steeped in rich heritage, the iconic Colosseum and Pantheon will transport you back in time, while Vatican City, an independent city-state, is home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Starhotels Metropole

Days 34 - 35
Rome: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Nieuw Statendam

Launched in 2018, Nieuw Statendam is one of the newest vessels in the Holland America Line fleet, and it offers a wide range of activities and amenities for passengers.

From its modern staterooms and suites to its fine dining restaurants and lounges, Nieuw Statendam provides a truly unforgettable cruise experience.

The ship also features a spa and fitness centre, a theatre, a pool, and multiple bars and lounges, including the popular Music Walk. With its luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and variety of entertainment, Nieuw Statendam is the perfect choice to get away from the daily grind.

Nieuw Statendam also offers a variety of shore excursions, from sightseeing tours to cultural experiences. Passengers can explore the local culture and history of the ports they visit, or take part in activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, and zip-lining.

  • Occupancy 2666
  • Tonnage 99,500 tons
  • Length 974 ft (297.00 m)

Life on Board Nieuw Statendam

Life on board Nieuw Statendam is full of activities and experiences that provide fun for everyone – from kids to adults. From relaxing spa days to exciting games, there is something for everyone to enjoy during a voyage on board this stunning vessel.

dining

Nieuw Statendam offers a wide selection of delicious and diverse cuisine, ranging from traditional comfort food to international dishes.

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato

Facilities

Nieuw Statendam offers an array of luxurious facilities and amenities in order to make guests feel as comfortable as possible while out at sea.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • WiFi
  • Sport facilities including Pickleball at Sea
  • Two pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Nursery
  • Kids’ Club
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Fitness Centre
  • Explorations Central

entertainment

Nieuw Statendam provides an array of entertainment options to its passengers, including live music and shows, comedy performances, movies, and game nights.

  • Casino
  • World Stage
  • Night Club
  • B.B King’s Blues Club
  • BBC Earth in Concert
  • Billboard Onboard

Cabins and Suites

Nieuw Statendam offers its guests luxurious accommodations with spacious suites and opulent staterooms that feature modern amenities and stylish decor.

Interior Prices from $8,499pp

Holland American Nieuw Statendam Inside Stateroom
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: AUS2295
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Ocean View Sold Out

Holland American Nieuw Statendam Outside Stateroom

These rooms benefit from having a porthole-style window for a pleasant view of the ocean. Awaken to beautiful sun rays beaming through the large window, filling your comfortable stateroom with light and converse with loved ones in the cosy seating area.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Large window
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: AUS2295
To Book Call

Verandah Sold Out

Holland America Nieuw Statendam Balcony Stateroom

The Verandah Staterooms are spacious rooms that offer full-length windows and a private veranda, ideal for couples wanting to enjoy witnessing the majestic sunsets in the comfort of their own retreat. Guests can enjoy plenty of floor space with separate seating area, and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a private verandah.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS2295
To Book Call

suite Sold Out

Holland America Nieuw Statendam Suite Stateroom

Featuring a stunning teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a comfortable seating area, these warm and welcoming suites are filled with light. They are beautifully decorated in calming tones and have a separate seating area in which to unwind and catch up on your novel.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Vanity desk with chair
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS2295
To Book Call

Your Hotel Stays

Athens

Included Hotel

The Stanley (Or Similar)

The Stanley, a historic four-star property, is centrally located and one of the city’s largest hotels. The hotel’s brand-new rooftop terrace features a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, a chic bar, and a redesigned open-air restaurant. The panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the rest of Athens are breathtaking. There’s a second bar, a restaurant serving delicious Greek and Mediterranean specialities, and also a fitness centre and sauna.

Rome

Included Hotel

Starhotels Metropole (Or Similar)

Housed in an elegant building with stylish and sleek décor, Starhotels Metropole Rome offers a classical yet comfortable stay in a wonderfully central location. As your ideal base for exploration of Rome, here you’ll savour friendly Italian service and a tranquil atmosphere providing a welcomed serene enclave amidst the city’s bustle all the while being within a 10 minutes’ walk from world-famous attractions, such as The Colosseum, the Rome Opera House and the Trevi Fountain. Head to the sophisticated Bistro Rendez Vous lounge bar for a coffee, light lunch or dine in the Apicio Restaurant on authentic Roman cuisine in a stylish, intimate setting.

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