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Why book…
  • Enjoy some of the many interesting, unusual and most famous museums in Amsterdam
  • Experience picture postcard moments while cruising through some of the best natural scenery around Norway
  • Stroll the 18th-century streets as you make your way to the bustling harbour in Stavanger, Norway
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam made a splash when she launched in April 2016. The first of the Pinnacle-class ships, ms Koningsdam continues Holland America's high-class traditions and signature service with the addition of light-filled spaces and chic interiors. On-board innovations such as the Music Walk entertainment complex, two-level Magrodome pool area and the impressive three deck high glass-roofed Atrium, add to your on-board enjoyment. Days at sea are your opportunity to explore the ship’s facilities. Relax by the Lido Pool or indulge in a hot stone massage in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Drop by the Digital Workshop for a photo editing workshop, or shape up on the latest cardio machines in the Fitness Centre. Create your own wine at Blend or experience hands-on cookery classes at The Culinary Arts Centre. Pirate treasure hunts, karaoke dance parties and mocktail mixology classes are just some of the exciting activities for 3 to 17 year olds at Club HAL.

Food
ms Koningsdam's restaurants and cafes showcase a world of flavours and styles. The casual Lido Market features themed stations for grab and go options and freshly-made fast food, or tuck into signature burgers by the pool at Dive-In. Authentic deli sandwiches, thin crust pizzas and colourful salads are served at New York Deli & Pizza, or indulge in freshly-made iced desserts at Gelato. The Dining Room spans two decks with a copper-sheathed wine tower as its showpiece. The menu combines signature dishes, classic favourites, vegetarian options and regionally-inspired cuisine with the option of pre-set seating and dining times or "As You Wish" dining. Enjoy farm-to-table style dinners at the Culinary Arts Centre, or a la carte French seafood classics at the intimate Sel de Mer brasserie. Dine with family and friends spartire-style with authentic Italian dishes to share at Canaletto. Savour exotic oriental cuisine and sushi at Tamarind, or a romantic dining experience at Pinnacle Grill.

Drink
There is a variety of bars and lounges on board ms Koningsdam. The Dutch Cafe combines a blue and white Delftware decor with Dutch pale lagers, freshly-brewed coffee and traditional snacks. The Lido and Sea View Bars are ideal for poolside drinks and mocktails, or step one deck up to enjoy cocktails with a view at Panorama Bar. The refined Explorer's Bar is the perfect spot to while away time sipping a gin and tonic and exotic liqueurs. The Crow's Nest showcases panoramic vistas by day, transforming into an intimate bar for signature cocktails after dark.

Entertainment
Discover an eclectic mix of evening entertainment. The Music Walk stages are the heartbeat of the night-time scene - from chamber music and recitals at Lincoln Centre Stage and Memphis style funk and soul tunes at BB Kings's Blue Club/Queen's Lounge, to interactive shows and live music from the past five decades at Billboard Onboard. Watch first-run movies under the stars at the open-air big screen, or roll the dice on the gaming tables in the Casino.
Day 1: UK to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Amsterdam and take a coach transfer to the port. Board ms Koningsdam and set sail for the Caribbean.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Flam, Norway & Scenic Cruising Sognefjord
Flam is a tiny village on the banks of Aurlandsfjord, and is set in beautiful surroundings. Visit the local church, one of the oldest in Norway, and enjoy the traditionally decorated walls. Cruise through the Naeroyfjord, a narrow but spectacular fjord surrounded by steep valleys and snow-covered peaks; Naeroyfjord has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005. Along the way you'll see Gudvangen, an old Viking village, which will take your breath away with its dramatic and stunning scenery.
Day 4: Stavanger, Norway
Arrive at the port of Stavanger - gateway to the majestic Lysefjord. Meander through the cobbled streets lined with white-washed wooden houses and see artists at work in the old quarter. Visit the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral and marvel at its vaulted ceiling and 13th-century Gothic chancel. Stop by the Norwegian Canning Museum to appreciate the town's heritage as the 'herring capital' of Norway.
Day 5: Kristiansand, Norway
Day 6: Scenic Cruising Oslo Fjord & Oslo, Norway
This morning ms Koningsdam sails through the narrow sounds, small islands and idyllic bays of Oslo Fjord. This 100km long body of water stretches in an imaginary line from the Torbjornskjaer and Faerder lighthouses and down to Langesund in the south to Oslo in the north. Norway's capital - Oslo - is your next port of call. 10th-century Viking history and indigenous Sami Culture rubs shoulders with world-class museums and modern architecture in this vibrant city. Meander through the luxury boutiques on the Aker Brygge waterfront before stopping for lunch at a waterside restaurant. Explore the city centre and take in the unique Ibsen Quotes set in the sidewalks. Absorb Nordic culture at the Fram Museum, Folk Museum and the Viking Ship Museum. Visits to Oslo Opera House, Frogner Park and Vigeland Sculpture Park, and the Giant Finger Pointing Statue are a must-do too.
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Amsterdam to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Amsterdam where you disembark. Take a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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May 2018 - 7 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to Amsterdam
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