Volendam, Amazon Explorer ex Ft Lauderdale Return

South America

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30 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Volendam.

30 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Volendam.

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ft Lauderdale
Port Everglades, the port for Fort Lauderdale is the world's premier cruise port with more home-ported ships and cruise lines than any other port in the world.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is famous for its boats and more than seven miles of sparkling beaches. The City’s award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline. It features array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues.

Beachgoers can participate in a wide range of activities from boating, wind surfing, jet skiing and volleyball to snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.

Castries
St. Lucia is the second largest of the Windward Islands. Located between St. Vincent and Martinique, there is a hint of the South Pacific about this lush, beautiful island. Castries, the capital city of St. Lucia is one of the most beautifully situated Caribbean cities. Surrounded by hills, its large, safe harbor at the head of a wide bay is a constant hive of activity. Castries is a major port of call for cruise ships, which dock at Pointe Seraphine.

The spacious Derek Walcott Square features the 19th-century Catholic Cathedral standing in the shade of a 400-year-old samaan tree. There is also a colorful, bustling market. Morne Fortune, ‘hill of good luck’, affords the visitor the chance to inspect the fortification which defends Castries. It also provides a magnificent panorama of the city and the surrounding area.

There are a wide variety of shopping experiences from Castries market, where local crafts are available, to Po inte Seraphine and La Place Carenage, two duty free shopping centers in Castries where resort wear, Colombian Emeralds jewelry, cosmetics and perfumes are available. A variety of shopping malls with extended opening hours offer a wide selection of boutiques and restaurants.

Macapa
Macapa is the capital of the state of Amapá in Brazil, on the Amazon River. The city lies exactly on the Equator, at 0° N, and hosts a monument to this, known as Marco Zero ("Zero Mark"). It is a stopover for migrating birds and is home to a rich variety of fauna.

Macapá retains some of the history of the region in its monuments. One of these is Sao Jose Fort, at the entrance to the city. Amapa's history can also be seen in the Church of Sao Jose de Macapá, which dates from 1761. It is the oldest monument in the city and is built in the sternest colonial style of the Jesuits. At the Casa do Artesão ceramics coated in manganese and indigenous art can be purchased as souvenirs.

Manaus
Carved out of densest jungle, Manaus lies on the Negro River near its confluence with the Amazon. It is one of Brazil’s largest cities and the financial centre of north Brazil. It is also an important hub for ecotourism. This city’s history is based on the rubber harvests of years past, and today it thrives as a cruise port by offering numerous historical and ecological tourist attractions.

Rubber made Manaus the richest city in South America during the late 1800s and helped it earn its nickname, the "Paris of the Tropics". Many wealthy European families settled in Manaus and brought their love of sophisticated European art, architecture, and culture with them.

Belem
Belém (also called Para), is a city and port in northern Brazil, on the Baía do Guajará (Guajara Bay). It is part of the vast Amazon Delta, near the mouth of the Rio Guamá, about 80 miles (130 km) up the Rio Pará from the Atlantic.

Belém has a modern appearance with tree-lined streets, several plazas and public gardens, and many noteworthy buildings. The colonial portion retains the charm of tree-filled squares, churches and traditional blue tiles.

Attractions in Belem include the Cidade Velha (Old City), Forte do Castelo, the Ver-o-pêso market and the Estação das Docas Complex at the docks.

Oranjestad
Aruba is the smallest island in the Leeward group of the Dutch Caribbean islands. Its Dutch heritage can be seen in its pastel-colored gabled buildings and a windmill brought piece by piece from Holland found in the capital of Oranjestad. Oranjestad has a daily market in the Paardenbaai (Schooner Harbour), and offers numerous shops, boutiques and malls that are all within easy walking distance of the ship. In the main street you will find many stores, shops, boutiques, restaurants and street vendors to investigate.

Oranjestad is a popular tourist destination boasting sunshine, silky sand, aquamarine waters, cooling trade winds, natural scenic wonders, friendly and courteous service, modern and efficient amenities, golf and tennis clubs, duty-free shopping, an array of nightly entertainment and some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean. Most of its 29 hotels sit side by side down one major strip along the southwestern shore, with restaurants, exotic boutiques, fiery floor shows, and glitzy casinos right on their premises.

Aruba’s principal attraction is its beaches and the Natural Bridge, an arch carved from coral cliffs by the surf. The bridge is the biggest and highest in the Caribbean and is Aruba’s most famous natural wonder. On the northern tip of the island is the California Lighthouse, and off this coast is the wreck of a German freighter from World War II, which is now very popular spot for scuba divers. The Chapel of Alto Vista at Alto Vista is another popular site on the north coast. It is bright yellow and hard to miss.

Key West
Key West is a city and an island of the same name near the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida. Its subtropical climate and palm-shaded streets attract tourists from around the world, with regular cruise ships docking each day. Duval Street is Key West's tourist epicenter, with the northern end marked by Mallory Square from where beautiful sunsets can be seen. Key West has a number of scenic beaches and some of Florida's best scuba diving, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing. Its tropical nights, Bahamian architecture and warm people make it a popular destination for artists, musicians and a thriving gay community.

Key West is divided into two main districts. Old Town Key West contains many tourist attractions, sights and hotels; and New Town Key West is occupied by mainly businesses and locals. During recent years, much of Key West has been restored, to promote tourism on this popular, charming and somewhat eccentric island, with many other Keys within easy reach of Key West, including Florida's Key Largo and the beautiful Lower Keys.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (27)
Quad Triple Twin Single

MM - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,452 Request

N - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,452 Request

M - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,491 Request

L - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,531 Request

K - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,570 Request

H - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 5,600 Request

HH - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 5,600 Request

J - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,610 Request

I - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,650 Request

G - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,679 Request

FF - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,749 Request

F - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,828 Request

EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,907 Request

E - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,986 Request

DD - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 6,065 Request

DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 6,145 Request

D - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 6,224 Request

C - Large Oceanview Stateroom

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CA - Lanai Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 9,511 Request

BB - BB - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 10,204 Request

BC - Vista Suite

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B - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 10,501 Request

AA - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 10,798 Request

A - Vista Suite

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SB - Neptune Suite

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SA - Suite

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PS - Pinnacle Suite

Request Request AU$ 47,628 Request

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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