Luxury Mediterranean Cruise, Trio of Italian Lakes & Scenic Swiss Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 26 May 2025 - 31 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Duration 29 - 32 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range May 2025 - Sep 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code MED2225

COMPLIMENTARY ITALIAN LAKES HOTEL STAY

INCLUDES SCENIC SWISS RAIL JOURNEY

Spend two nights in Athens then embark Oosterdam for a cruise of the Mediterranean ahead of a seven-night stay in the Italian Lakes.

Begin with two nights in Athens, soaking in the city’s historical marvels, then embark Oosterdam for a Mediterranean odyssey, exploring Naples, the treasures of Malta, Montenegro’s beauty, and the charm of Corfu and Mykonos. Cruise through the Dardanelles Strait for a night in port in İstanbul.

Disembarking in Trieste, you’ll transfer to Lake Garda for a three-night stay that includes a tour of a local winery. A full-day exploration of Lake Como unveils its historic splendour before a four-night stay in Lake Maggiore, where you’ll traverse the Alps aboard the Bernina Red Train to St. Moritz. This comprehensive journey promises an enchanting blend of history, culture, and natural splendour, creating unforgettable memories across the Mediterranean.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

21 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam

Overnight in port in İstanbul

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star hotel stay in Rome at the Starhotels Metropole

3 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Hotel Savoy Palace

4 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Zacchera Hotels Collection

All hotel stays include breakfast

Rail Journey

Scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps on board the Bernina Red Train

Fully Escorted Tours

Full day trip to Lake Como

Half day Lake Garda wine tasting tour

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Auckland departure – regional flights available

Overnight flight

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Rome

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

Days 2 - 3
Rome: 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

Day 4
Civitavecchia: Embark Ship

Step on board Holland America’s Oosterdam for a remarkable voyage to cherish. With its elegant design and sophisticated amenities, Oosterdam provides a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 5
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: Oosterdam

Day 6
Taormina

Taormina, Italy – a captivating blend of history and beauty, where ancient ruins and stunning coastal views harmoniously coexist. Let your senses dance amidst the charming streets and vibrant culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 7
Valletta

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: Oosterdam

Day 8
Relax At Sea
Day 9
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: Oosterdam

Day 10
Corfu

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 11
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: Oosterdam

Day 12
Chania

Chania is a captivating destination that blends history, culture, and natural beauty. Discover its Venetian harbour, lined with colourful buildings and bustling cafes, and dine on traditional Cretan dishes and fresh seafood, complemented by remarkable hospitality.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 13
Náfplion

Step into the enchanting embrace of Náfplion, Greece. Lose yourself in its labyrinthine streets, adorned with neoclassical architecture, and let history unfold before your eyes in this captivating seaside town of legends.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 14
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: Oosterdam

Day 15
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: Oosterdam

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Days 17 - 18
İstanbul: Overnight in Port

İstanbul, where East and West converge. Immerse in rich history, savour 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: Oosterdam

Day 19
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: Oosterdam

Day 20
Chania

Uncover Chania’s charm: Venetian architecture, bustling markets, and mouthwatering cuisine. Lose yourself in its labyrinthine streets, bask in the Mediterranean sun, and create unforgettable memories. Explore Chania, the essence of Crete.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 21
Katakolon

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 22
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: Oosterdam

Day 23
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: Oosterdam

Day 24
Relax At Sea
Day 25
Venice: Disembark & Lake Garda Hotel Stay

After disembarking in Trieste, today you’ll transfer to Lake Garda. Explore charming lakeside towns like Sirmione and Malcesine with their medieval castles and narrow streets, or simply relax at your hotel amid the charming surroundings.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Savoy Palace

Day 26
Lake Garda: Tour & Hotel Stay

Take a half-day tour of a local winery to discover how Lake Garda’s temperate climate, mineral-rich soil and abundance of sunshine create the perfect ‘terroir’ for winemaking, and sample typical local wines with nibbles.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Savoy Palace

Day 27
Lake Garda: Hotel Stay

Savour a final day in Lake Garda. Find a quiet waterfront trattoria to relax in while the waves of the lake gently lap at the harbour walls. Or head out into the bucolic countryside where you’ll find olive groves and vineyards galore.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Savoy Palace

Day 28
Lake Como: Tour & Lake Maggiore Hotel Stay

Experience a full-day tour of the beautiful Lake Como. This stunning lake, nestled amid the Rhaetian Alps, boasts charming ancient villages, historic gardens, and mesmerising lakeside villas. Next, check into your Lake Maggiore hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Day 29
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

Wake up in Lake Maggiore and embrace this uniquely stunning area of Italy. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian and Swiss Alps, Lake Maggiore’s lush green hillsides and picturesque towns create a serene atmosphere.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Day 30
Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll ride the Bernina Red Train through the Swiss Alps between Tirano in Italy and St. Moritz in Switzerland. This masterpiece of engineering cuts through dramatic landscapes, majestic glaciers, and charming alpine villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Day 31
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

During a final day at leisure on the shores of Lake Maggiore, you could explore the Borromean Islands, with their magnificent palaces and enchanting gardens, or take a boat ride to discover charming lakeside villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Day 32
Lake Maggiore: Fly Home

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Lake Garda Wine Tasting
Embark on a scenic wine tour around Lake Garda, Italy. Explore vineyards thriving in the Mediterranean climate. Savor Lugana, Bardolino, and Valpolicella wines, immersing in the region's winemaking heritage. Engage with passionate vintners, revel in picturesque lake views, and indulge in an enchanting Italian wine adventure.
Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
The Bernina Red Train
This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.
Lake Garda Wine Tasting
Embark on a scenic wine tour around Lake Garda, Italy. Explore vineyards thriving in the Mediterranean climate. Savor Lugana, Bardolino, and Valpolicella wines, immersing in the region's winemaking heritage. Engage with passionate vintners, revel in picturesque lake views, and indulge in an enchanting Italian wine adventure.
Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
The Bernina Red Train
This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.

Oosterdam

The majestic Oosterdam offers guests plenty to see and do on board when not soaking up expansive views of the sea, or relaxing in spacious staterooms after an exciting day partaking in all manner of activities across the vessel’s 11 decks.

Guests are invited to begin their day with an exquisite breakfast in the gorgeously adorned Dining Room, before enjoying other generous on-board amenities such as the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. From live dance performances to sushi bars and movie theatres, there are facilities and activities for everyone to revel in on board this mighty vessel.

In addition to Oosterdam’s unique design features, the stunningly large open-air deck offers mesmerising ocean views while you take a stroll or relax in your deckchair. At night, when the ship truly comes alive, you can catch numerous further activities such as expert history lectures or electric theatre productions under the stars.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,305 tons
  • Length 935 ft (285.00 m)

Life on board Oosterdam

Masterfully adorned with stunning artwork, Oosterdam epitomises sophistication and comfort. With its exquisite dining rooms offering world-class cuisine, a lavish spa, and a wide range of spacious suites, there’s nothing quite like life on board this luxury vessel.

dining

Treat your tastebuds to a wide range of delectable dishes and refined cuisine on board Oosterdam. With so much to choose from, there is sure to be something to suit your current taste and mood – so why not get exploring the many on-board eateries?

  • 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 Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

It doesn’t matter whether you like to take things slow and steady on a cruise holiday, or are more the ‘all-action’ type; this Vista-class ship is sure to have plenty you will love. Offering a wide range of facilities and activities on board, Oosterdam will keep you and other members of your travelling party more than satisfactorily occupied during enchanting days at sea.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whatever your idea of great entertainment might be, the team behind Oosterdam has covered all the possibilities that are likely to come to your mind – and then a few more. With a wide variety of enthralling entertainment options on board Oosterdam, guests can enjoy live music, dance performances, and comedy shows, to cite just a few of the highlights.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Stateroom and Suites

Boasting refined amenities and Holland America’s sumptuous signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed, each elegant stateroom offers a pleasant and welcoming stay. Most rooms are also ocean-facing for glorious views and feature added touches of luxury including premium massage shower heads.

inside Prices from $10,499pp

Holland America Oosterdam Inside Stateroom

Oosterdam offers luxurious and spacious Inside staterooms for her guests. Featuring modern decor, easy-to-use amenities, and comfort-enhancing furniture, these rooms are the perfect haven to indulge in after a busy day making the most of the activities and amenities presented by this formidable ship.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: MED2225
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Alternative Departure Dates
11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $10,999pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $11,999pp
13 September 2025
13 Sep 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $11,499pp

Ocean View Prices from $11,499pp

Holland America Oosterdam Outside Stateroom

These large and luxurious staterooms – and by “large”, we’re talking as much as around 180 square feet – offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the ocean, or at least, they certainly can do, if you opt for a standard Ocean View cabin. Otherwise, staterooms offering partial sea views and fully obstructed views are also available, depending on your preferences.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: MED2225
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Alternative Departure Dates
11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $11,999pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $12,999pp
13 September 2025
13 Sep 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $12,499pp

Verandah Prices from $12,499pp

Holland America Oosterdam Balcony Stateroom

There are few forms of cruise-ship accommodation that are quite as satisfying to stay in as one of Oosterdam’s Verandah staterooms. As the name suggests, these rooms overlook private verandahs through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer up an abundance of natural light. Some of these cabins have a partly obstructed view, so you will need to think carefully about whether you would favour this, or a full sea view.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: MED2225
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $12,999pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $13,999pp
13 September 2025
13 Sep 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $13,499pp

suite Prices from $15,499pp

Holland America Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

If you’re seeking accommodation that offers something close to the ultimate luxury cruise experience, well, you might just have found it in the form of Oosterdam’s Signature Suites. With up to 384 square feet of space on offer including the verandah, these are rooms that don’t exactly “do” compromise, especially as far as the jaw-dropping ocean views are concerned.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and additional shower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: MED2225
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $15,999pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $16,999pp
13 September 2025
13 Sep 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $16,499pp

Your Hotel Stays

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.

Lake Garda

Included Hotel

Hotel Savoy Palace (Or Similar)

Hotel Savoy Palace graces the shores of Lake Garda, Italy, with timeless elegance. Overlooking the azure waters, it offers lavish accommodations, impeccable service, and panoramic views. The hotel’s gardens, pools, and spa create an oasis of relaxation, while gourmet dining showcases Italian flavours. Situated near charming towns like Garda and Riva del Garda, guests can explore historic streets, local markets, and lakeside promenades. The surrounding hills and vineyards provide opportunities for scenic hikes and wine tastings. Hotel Savoy Palace stands as a gateway to Lake Garda’s natural beauty and cultural richness, offering an unforgettable Italian escape.

Lake Maggiore

Included Hotel

Zacchera Hotels Collection (Or Similar)

The Zacchera Hotels, Grand Hotel Dino, Hotel Simplon, Hotel Splendid and Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa, all boast privileged positions on the shores of Lake Maggiore and the breathtaking Gulf of Borromeo. Each with its own team of highly professional staff, elegance, sumptuous comfort and high-quality facilities, every stay here is an unforgettable pleasure for all guests. Marvel at the astonishing views as you dine alfresco in one of the exceptional restaurants, indulge in a treatment or two in the opulent wellness centre or wander the lush gardens, bursting with colour.

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