Northern Isles & Viking Sagas

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 21 nights
  • Departs 06 Jul 2024
  • Sails from Rotterdam
  • Ship Rotterdam
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2018304
  • Voyage code ‍Y445A
  • Countries visited Scotland, Iceland, British Isles, Norway

Your Itinerary

An aerial view of Rotterdam at dusk

Rotterdam Sat 06 Jul 2024

An aerial view of Rotterdam at dusk

Rotterdam, the Netherlands' dynamic second city, is a marvel of modern architecture and innovative design.

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At Sea Sun 07 Jul 2024

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The sun setting over Stornoway

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Mon 08 Jul 2024

The sun setting over Stornoway

Stornoway, the largest town in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, sits proudly on the Isle of Lewis.

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At Sea Tue 09 Jul 2024

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Panoramic cityscape of Reykjavik

Reykjavik Wed 10 Jul 2024

Panoramic cityscape of Reykjavik

Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital, offers a striking blend of icy landscapes and fiery volcanic activity.

Picturesque Kirkjufell near to Grundarfjordur

Grundarfjordur, Iceland Fri 12 Jul 2024

Picturesque Kirkjufell near to Grundarfjordur

Nestled on the northern shores of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Grundarfjörður is a scenic Icelandic gem, embraced by dramatic landscapes.

Road leading into Isafjordur

Isafjordur Sat 13 Jul 2024

Road leading into Isafjordur

Ísafjörður, the heart of the Westfjords in Iceland, is a gem hidden by towering mountains and enchanting fjords.

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Scenic Cruising Isafjardurdjur Sat 13 Jul 2024

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Husavik, Iceland

Husavik Sun 14 Jul 2024

Husavik, Iceland

Visitors should take a trip to downtown Husavik to visit the Husavik Whale Museum. The museum set itself the task of educating the public about whales with a focus on the North Atlantic species. One of the main attractions of the city is the whale watching tour. The waters of the region are filled with different types of whales. Adventurers and nature lovers should visit Lava Horses. Here, visitors are assigned a guide and horses for a tour of the region on horseback. The unique experience rewards visitors with spectacular views of the region's landscapes.

Djúpivogur, Iceland

Djupivogur Mon 15 Jul 2024

Djúpivogur, Iceland

Djúpivogur, a quiet fishing village with fewer than 500 residents, sits on the eastern coast of Iceland and dates back to the days of the Vikings. Despite the fearsome reputation of those who first established Djúpivogur, today what draws visitors to this remote corner of the country is its dramatic natural setting. Located on Berufjörður, it is near stunning natural wonders like the Hofellsjökull Glacier and the Valley of Waterfalls. Wherever you journey in the region, you'll come upon stunning vistas and a landscape shaped by glaciers and geothermal activity. The village itself is home to intriguing sites like Langabúð, a log house built in 1790 that now houses artifacts related to Iceland’s long-held folk traditions. (These include a belief in “hidden folk” who live in the ancient windswept landscapes of rock, glacier and lava.) You can also journey to nearby Papey Island and meet some of eastern Iceland's seabird population including cute and quirky puffins. These birds are so beloved in Iceland that they were long the symbol of the national airline and actually outnumber the country's human population by some 25 to 1.

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Scenic cruising Berufjordur Mon 15 Jul 2024

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At Sea Tue 16 Jul 2024

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Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Lerwick Wed 17 Jul 2024

Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Although part of the United Kingdom, Shetland’s roots are as much Norse as Scottish. This is reflected in the archipelago's many archaeological sites, cultural events and a unique dialect that borrows heavily from Old Norse. Although economically driven by energy, in particular the North Sea oil industry and a growing number of wind farms, Shetland’s heritage of fishing and textile production lives on. Tradition also drives the islands’ main festivals, including the world-famous Viking-themed Up Helly Aa festival of fire held every January, and smaller folk festivals held throughout the year. Located midway between Scotland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, the archipelago is home to diverse animal life including the iconic Shetland ponies, easily recognizable by their distinctive short legs and heavy fur coats. Get a closer look at the ponies and the unique black Shetland sheep on the scenic drive to the remarkable Bronze Age archaeological site at Jarlshof. If you choose to linger in Lerwick, head to Commercial Street for the best independent shops and places to eat. A surprising number of musicians, writers and filmmakers make Shetland their home. The new Mareel center for visual and performing arts is testament to the growing importance of the arts community to the Shetland way of life.

Edinburgh, Scotland

South Queensferry (Edinburgh) Thu 18 Jul 2024

Edinburgh, Scotland

History was made in this port, just across the Firth of Forth from Rosyth, when the future Queen Margaret of Scotland arrived around 1071. Her devout religious attitude established 'Queen's Ferry' as the place for pilgrims from abroad to alight on their way to St. Andrews—Scotland's ecclesiastical capital in the Middle Ages. Margaret's legacy continues less than a dozen miles away at Edinburgh Castle. A key attraction up on the castle's rock is St. Margaret's Chapel, believed to be the oldest section of the fortifications and the place where she worshipped. There's more to Scotland's capital than the Castle, though. Edinburgh proudly displays multiple exhibits on national and international scientific achievement at the National Museum of Scotland, as well as some fantastic works of visual art at the National Galleries of Scotland. South Queensferry's moorings are also within easy striking distance of Scotland's largest metropolis: the city of Glasgow. Transformed in many ways since the post–WWII days when it had a reputation for grime and crime, the city is among the most vibrant in the U.K.: It is Scotland's de-facto capital of modern culture, with the hippest DJs and most accomplished conceptual artists.

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At Sea Fri 19 Jul 2024

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An aerial view of Rotterdam at dusk

Rotterdam Sat 20 Jul 2024

An aerial view of Rotterdam at dusk

Rotterdam, the Netherlands' dynamic second city, is a marvel of modern architecture and innovative design.

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At Sea Sun 21 Jul 2024

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Farsund, Norway

Farsund, Norway Mon 22 Jul 2024

Farsund, Norway
Eidfjord, Norway

Eidfjord, Norway Tue 23 Jul 2024

Eidfjord, Norway

In the shadow of snowy peaks and near stunning blue-green fjords, Eidfjord is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Norway. Even though it has a population of less than 1,000, scores of visitors come here each year to bask in the area's natural splendor. Hardangervidda, near Eidfjord, is Europe's largest mountain plateau as well as Norway's largest national park. Interestingly, the legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, and Fridtjof Nansen, who made the first successful crossing of the Greenland interior, both used Hardangervidda to prepare for their expeditions. Walking, hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing are popular, and the area is home to Europe's largest population of wild reindeer. Numerous canyons, including the famous Måbødalen Valley, lead south from the Hardangervidda plateau to the fjords along the coast, and about 16 kilometers (10 miles) south of Eidfjord, visitors can see the dramatic 182-meter-tall (597-foot-tall) Vøringfossen waterfall. In the center of Eidfjord stands the 14th-century stone Eidfjord Kirke, while outside town the famous Kjeåsen Mountain Farm sits on a ledge some 600 meters (1,968 feet) above the Simadalsfjord.

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Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord Tue 23 Jul 2024

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Girl standing on Trolltunga in Stavanger

Stavanger Wed 24 Jul 2024

Girl standing on Trolltunga in Stavanger

Nestled along Norway's southwestern coast, Stavanger offers a riveting fusion of natural beauty and rich history.

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Scenic Cruising Sognefjord Thu 25 Jul 2024

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A panoramic view of Skjolden

Skjolden Thu 25 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Skjolden

Skjolden, cradled at the heart of Norway's majestic fjords, serves as the gateway to awe-inspiring natural wonders.

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At Sea Fri 26 Jul 2024

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An aerial view of Rotterdam at dusk

Rotterdam Sat 27 Jul 2024

An aerial view of Rotterdam at dusk

Rotterdam, the Netherlands' dynamic second city, is a marvel of modern architecture and innovative design.

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  • 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
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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.

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Spa Interior Stateroom

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These staterooms feature spa amenities such as yoga mats and an iPod docking station and include 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.

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Large Ocean View Stateroom

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These expansive staterooms include 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.

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Spa Large Ocean View Stateroom

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These ocean-view staterooms offer spa amenities such as yoga mats and an iPod docking station, with 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, a bathtub and shower.

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Single Ocean View Stateroom

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Perfect for guests traveling solo, these staterooms feature one queen-size Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-top mattress, plus a shower with premium massage head an array of modern amenities.

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Family Ocean View Stateroom

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With accomodations 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.

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Verandah Stateroom

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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 bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

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Verandah Spa Stateroom

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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, premium massage shower heads and thoughtful amenities.

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Vista Suite

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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, mini-bar and refrigerator.

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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, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

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Spa Neptune Suite

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These spacious light-filled suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a private verandah, large sitting area and bathroom with dual-sink vanity, whirlpool bath and shower, plus an addiitonal shower. They include two lower beds convertible to one king size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and a sofa bed for one.

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Signature Suite

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These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-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, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

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Pinnacle Suite

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Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave, refrigerator and built-in bar, 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.

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Aft - Vista Suite

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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, mini-bar and refrigerator.

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The Ship - Rotterdam

  • Occupancy2,668
  • Tonnage781 tons
  • Length975 ft (297.18 m)
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One of the most luxurious ships in the Holland America Line fleet, Rotterdam ushers in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Carrying forward the line’s much-loved tradition, heritage and signature service, Rotterdam simultaneously raises the standard for modern cruising.

What’s onboard: 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.

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  • 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
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Holland America Line FAQs

What is the dress code onboard a Holland America cruise?

There are 2 dress codes onboard; Casual and Dressy. When the suggested attire is Casual, smart casual attire is appropriate. When the suggested attire is Dressy, Holland America Line suggests slacks, skirts, dresses, blouses, collared shirts and jackets.


What currency is used onboard a Holland America cruise?

US Dollars is the only currency accepted onboard Holland America Line ships.


Is room service available on a Holland America cruise?

24-hour room service is available onboard.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on a Holland America cruise?

Holland America Line automatically adds Crew Appreciation to your onboard account.


Does Holland America Line cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, Holland America Line requests you contact its Ship Services Department. For guests with life-threatening food allergies, Holland America Line asks that guests provide detailed information to its Guest Accessibility Department.


Can I take alcohol onboard a Holland America cruise ship?

With the exception of one bottle of wine or champagne (no larger than 750ml) at embarkation, guests cannot take alcohol on their Holland America Line cruise. Should guests consume their bottle of wine or champagne in a public area, they will be subject to a corkage fee.


Can I smoke onboard a Holland America cruise ship?

For the comfort of all guests, all staterooms, showrooms and most other indoor areas are designated non-smoking. However, there are designated smoking areas.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Holland America cruise?

Guests can purchase and connect to satellite internet 24 hours a day on each ship in the Holland American Line fleet.


Are drinks packages available with Holland America Cruise Lines?

Yes, Holland America Line offers a range of beverage packages.


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