Holland America Line’s cruise ship, the ms Maasdam, is offering guests a new 45-day Atlantic Adventurer voyage.
The round-trip cruise departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 28 and begins with a visit to Tortola and St Maarten in the Caribbean.
The ship then crosses the Atlantic and heads for the Mediterranean, stopping at the Canary Islands. the Island of La Palma and Lanzarote, which has the third-largest volcano in the world.
Then to northern Africa, the ms Maasdam calls at Casablanca in Morocco, then to the famous Rock of Gibraltar and to Almeria, Spain. There passengers can visit nearby Granada, famous for its Moorish architecture and the famed Alhambra castle. Then the ship goes through Barcelona and stops at Palma de Mallorca before reaching Italy.
After a break in Civitavecchia (Rome), the liner visits Sorrento and Naples. Guests stay overnight and can visit either ancient Roman Pompeii, which was destroyed by a volcano, of visit the Isle of Capri, a playground for the rich and famous. Then the ship cruises to Palermo, Sicily, and Cagliari, Italy. Ms Maasden then returns to Morocco and Spain, calling at Tangier and Cadiz (Seville). Then to explore Portugal, calling at Portimao and Lisbon where guests enjoy a stay overnight.
After stopping at Funchal, with an overnight call at the island of Madiera, famed for its wine, she ship sails back home across the Atlantic again, visiting Half Moon Cay, the private island in the Bahamas that is owned by Holland America Line. Thence back to South Florida.
The trip can be broken into two shorter parts: a 23-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, finishing November 20th; or a 22-day voyage from Civitavecchia back to Fort Lauderdale by December 12th.
The full voyage start at $4,199 per person, double occupancy. Fares for the shorter segments start at $2,299 for the 23-day cruise, and $1,999 for the 22-day cruise.
For more info, consult your travel agent, callÂ 1-877-SAIL-HALÂ (877-724-5425) or visitÂ www.hollandamerica.com on the web.