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Ancient Mysteries, Kingdoms & Holy Land

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 28 nights
  • Departs 17 Sep 2023
  • Sails from Civitavecchia (Rome)
  • Ship Nieuw Statendam
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1915285
  • Voyage code ‍J365A
  • Countries visited Italy, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus

Your Itinerary

Cruises to Rome, Italy

Civitavecchia (Rome) Sun 17 Sep 2023

Cruises to Rome, Italy

When you embark on a cruise to Rome with Holland America Line you experience its bustling modernism along with its rich history. You can walk in the footsteps of emperors, have coffee in Renaissance piazzas and see contemporary art all in one afternoon. Your sightseeing time in Rome begins at the nearby port of Civitavecchia, a seaside town with roots that stretch back to the Etruscan era. Take note of the Forte Michelangelo (both Bramante and Michelangelo had a hand in its design), and the lungomare, a lively stretch along the sea with beach clubs, bars and restaurants. Once in the Eternal City you can fill your day with museums, churches, archaeological sites, traditional trattorias, artisan shops and, of course, gelato. The Colosseum and the Vatican Museums are Rome's superstar attractions, but there are plenty of quieter gems to explore. For food lovers there are the markets in Campo de' Fiori or the slightly farther flung Testaccio. The hip neighborhood of Monti, next to the Colosseum, has a vibrant piazza scene and boutique shopping, while the Villa Borghese offers a green oasis with a view towards Saint Peter’s Basilica and the masterpiece-filled Galleria Borghese. Although Rome might not have been built in one day, you'll certainly be able to see its highlights on our Rome cruises along with the top things to do there in 24 hours.

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

At Sea Mon 18 Sep 2023

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line
Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon Tue 19 Sep 2023

Katakolon, Greece

Whether it's scenic views, history and culture or stunning seas you’re after, Katakolon will fulfill your Greek ideals

Cruises around Greece

Nafplion Wed 20 Sep 2023

Cruises around Greece

Tour Greece's most prized ruins: the Ascelpion in Epidaurus, sanctuary of the god of healing; the Grand Palace at Mycenae, once King Agamemnon's domain; Athens and its stupendous Acropolis. The four-mile-long Corinth Canal facilitates shipping between the Ionian sea and the Aegean, as it has for a hundred years.

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

At Sea Thu 21 Sep 2023

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Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria Fri 22 Sep 2023

Alexandria, Egypt

Haggle for handcrafted jewelry in Khan el-Khalili, Cairo’s giant souk. Hear the call to prayer. Venture out to Giza, where the iconic pyramids and sphynx testify to the glory that was ancient Egypt.

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

At Sea Sat 23 Sep 2023

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line
Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Sun 24 Sep 2023

Kusadasi, Turkey

On Turkey's western Aegean coast is Kuşadasi, a beach town named after the nearby Güvercinada Island, which resembles a bird's head.

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

Cruising The Dardanelles Mon 25 Sep 2023

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Tue 26 Sep 2023

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul unveils its rich history at every turn, while its vibrant present is just as much of a draw for visitors.

mykonos

Mykonos Thu 28 Sep 2023

mykonos

Once a glamorous hang-out, embrace the elegant allure of this perfect Greek paradise and revel in its history, culture and scenic wonders

Santorini

Santorini Fri 29 Sep 2023

Santorini

Look down on the deep blue waters of the four-mile-wide lagoon from an amphitheatre of whitewashed dwellings perched atop the caldera’s precipice.

Athens, Greece

Athens (Piraeus), Greece Sat 30 Sep 2023

Athens, Greece

Magnificent Athens combines the fascinations of the ancient world with unique modern architecture.

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

At Sea Mon 02 Oct 2023

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Cruises around Greece

Nafplion Tue 03 Oct 2023

Cruises around Greece

Tour Greece's most prized ruins: the Ascelpion in Epidaurus, sanctuary of the god of healing; the Grand Palace at Mycenae, once King Agamemnon's domain; Athens and its stupendous Acropolis. The four-mile-long Corinth Canal facilitates shipping between the Ionian sea and the Aegean, as it has for a hundred years.

mykonos

Mykonos Wed 04 Oct 2023

mykonos

Once a glamorous hang-out, embrace the elegant allure of this perfect Greek paradise and revel in its history, culture and scenic wonders

Heraklion

Iraklion Thu 05 Oct 2023

Heraklion

Iraklion is Crete's largest city, modern and busy with remnants of Byzantine and Venetian architecture. It is also the stepping off point for those who come to Crete to learn more about the fascinating and technologically advanced Minoan culture. The local museum boasts displays that span thousands of years, and the Palace of Knossos offers a window into the mysterious Minoan world

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

At Sea Fri 06 Oct 2023

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel Sat 07 Oct 2023

From this port on the slopes of Mt. Carmel travel to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. And visit the land of miracles--Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha.

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Ashdod (Jerusalem) Mon 09 Oct 2023

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Jerusalem is one of the world’s most fabled cities, with an extraordinary history. Travelers today can’t help but be struck by the overwhelming sense of antiquity and the powerful feeling of being in the midst of more than 26 centuries of civilization. At countless sites, the city’s layers are peeled away and exposed. The spiritual heart of Judaism, the Western Wall is the last remnant of the Temple of Jerusalem. For Christian travelers—or those interested in the early days of Christianity—visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Garden of Gethsemane are unforgettable experiences. For the third great monotheistic religion, Islam, Jerusalem is also a holy city. The Al Aqsa Mosque, the third most important holy site of that faith, is located on the Temple Mount, the holiest site of Judaism. Much of the magic of Jerusalem, however, is that it’s also a living vibrant city. As you make your way to its landmarks, you’ll pass through neighborhoods bustling with Israelis, Palestinians and travelers and pilgrims from every corner of the globe. William Faulkner’s famous phrase, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past,” describes the experience of Jerusalem perfectly as it continues its role as a unique cultural crossroads to this day.

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol Tue 10 Oct 2023

Limassol, Cyprus

On the island's south coast, Limassol is very much in the Greek sector of Cyprus. Nearby crusaders' castles, Greco-Roman ruins, olive groves and vineyards all speak to a lifestyle that is intrinsically Hellenic, and wizened lacemakers weave the traditions of their ancestors into their detailed work.

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes Wed 11 Oct 2023

Rhodes, Greece

Ancient relics, fascinating culture, mouth-watering cuisine, soft sandy beaches and contemporary delights abound in delightful Rhodes.

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Thu 12 Oct 2023

Kusadasi, Turkey

On Turkey's western Aegean coast is Kuşadasi, a beach town named after the nearby Güvercinada Island, which resembles a bird's head.

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

At Sea Fri 13 Oct 2023

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line
Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon Sat 14 Oct 2023

Katakolon, Greece

Whether it's scenic views, history and culture or stunning seas you’re after, Katakolon will fulfill your Greek ideals

Athens, Greece

Athens (Piraeus), Greece Sun 15 Oct 2023

Athens, Greece

Magnificent Athens combines the fascinations of the ancient world with unique modern architecture.

What's included *

  • Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas
  • All meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout the day and early evening
  • All evening entertainment, including Broadway-style shows and live music in many of the lounges
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • A choice of daily on board activities
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes and Elemis skincare and spa therapy products
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • Upgrade to 'Have It All' for £40pppd and enjoy Included Drinks, Wi-Fi, Speciality Dining & Shore Excursions
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th June 2022 and receive a FREE John Lewis gift card worth up to £200

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Large/Standard Interior Stateroom

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Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Spa Interior Stateroom

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Approximately 143-225 sq. ft. These staterooms feature spa amenities such as yoga mats and access to spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. There are two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Single Oceanview Stateroom

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Approximately 127-172 sq. ft. Perfect for guests traveling solo, these staterooms feature one full-size Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-top mattress, plus a shower with premium massage head, an array of modern amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Oceanview Stateroom

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These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom

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These ocean-view staterooms offer spa amenities such as yoga mats and exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. It includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Family Oceanview Stateroom

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Approximately 222-231 sq. ft With accommodations for five guests, this stateroom includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed and one upper bed—all are our signature Mariner's Dream beds with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus one sofa bed for two persons. There are two bathrooms: one with bathtub, shower, sink and toilet, one with shower and sink. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Verandah Stateroom

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Approximately 228-405 sq. ft. including verandah Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Verandah Stateroom (Partially Obstructed Views)

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Approximately 228-405 sq. ft. including verandah Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The view is partially obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Spa Verandah Stateroom

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Approximately 228-405 sq. ft. including verandah With floor-to-ceiling windows and a private verandah, these light-infused staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, shower with premium massage showerheads and thoughtful amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Aft-View - Verandah Stateroom

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Approximately 228-405 sq. ft. including verandah Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Vista Suite

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Approximately 260-356 sq. ft. including verandah With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a shower with premium massage head and a refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Neptune Suite

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Approximately 465-502 sq. ft. including verandah With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity and some suites have a shower-only option while others provide a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Spa Neptune Suite

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Approximately 465-502 sq. ft. including verandah. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these suites feature spa amenities such as yoga mats and access to spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity and some suites have a shower-only option while others provide a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Signature Suite

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Approximately 393-400 sq. ft. including verandah These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity and shower. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Pinnacle Suite

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Approximately 1,290 sq. ft. including verandah. Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave and refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with whirlpool. The bedroom features a king-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and the bath includes an oversize whirlpool bath and shower as well as an additional shower stall. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people, and a guest toilet. Amenities include a private stereo system, use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Aft-View Vista Suite

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Approximately 260-356 sq. ft. including verandah. With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a shower with premium massage head and a refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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The Ship - Nieuw Statendam

  • Occupancy2,650
  • Tonnage99,500 tons
  • Length975 ft (297.18 m)
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One of the most luxurious ships in the Holland America Line fleet, Nieuw Statendam ushers in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Carrying forward the line’s much-loved tradition, heritage and signature service, Nieuw Statendam simultaneously raises the standard for modern cruising.

What’s on board: Art Gallery, Atrium B.B. King’s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, Blend, Bridge, Canaletto, Casino, Club HAL, Club Orange Dining Room, Dive-In, Fitness Center, Future Cruises, Gelato, Grand Dutch Cafe, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Guest Services, Half Moon, Hudson, Hydro Pool, Jogging Track, Lido Bar, Lido Market, Lido Pool, Lincoln Center Stage, Merabella, Microsoft Studio, Movies Poolside, Nami Sushi, Neptune Lounge, New York Pizza, Notes, Ocean Bar, Panorama Bar, Photo Shop, Pinnacle Grill, Rolling Stone Rock Room, Rudi’s Sel De Mer, Sea View Bar, Sea View Pool, Shore Excursions, Sliding Dome Cover, Sports Courts, Stuyvesant, Sun Bar, Sun Deck, Tamarind, Tamarind Bar, The Dining Room, The Shops, World Stage and much, much more.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Holland America Line FAQs

Do Holland America Line have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Holland America Line do have a flexible cancellation policy.


Book a cruise by 8pm 31st May 2022 on sailings departing through to 30th September 2022 and you will be able to cancel for any reason no less than 30 days prior to departure. You will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit. Your Future Cruise Credit will be valid for one year from the date of issue and can be used on any Holland America sailing departing up until 31st December 2022.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Holland America cruise ship?

For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, all guests must be fully vaccinated and provide a negative viral COVID-19 test result taken within the 2 days before sailing. If you’re required to take a test before you return to your home country, we’ll provide one for you at no charge. For more information, please enquire at time of booking. 


Last updated: 21/03/2022

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