VIEW & VERANDAH UPGRADE EVENT^^
Make a new booking before 28 February 2020 & receive
these valuable offers:
- FREE Stateroom upgrades
- Up to US$400^ Onboard Spending Money per stateroom
- Up to 10% off select shore excursions
- Reduced Deposits
- Book a suite & receive pre-paid gratuities (hotel service
PLUS EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS
Interior Stateroom up to US$150^ onboard credit
Oceanview Stateroom up to US$150^ onboard credit
Lanai Stateroom up to US$250^ onboard credit
Verandah Stateroom up to US$250^ onboard credit
Suites up to US$350^ onboard credit
Plus, receive a US$50 beverage card per person‡
PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:
Departing from Brisbane + $230 per person
Departing from Melbourne + 200 per person
VIKING SAGAS Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy airfare with full service carrier from Sydney to Amsterdam
- 2 nights 4 star accommodation in Amsterdam including breakfast++
- Full Day Volendam, Marken and Windmills Tour - See the urban and rural sides of The Netherlands with this fascinating guided day tour that takes in Amsterdam, a picture-postcard village renowned for the beauty of its many windmills and the coastal communities of Volendam and Marken. There will also be special visits to a diamond factory, a windmill and a cheese farm
- 2.5 hour Amsterdam City walking tour - Stroll through the centuries and watch all walks of life with this entertaining walking tour of Amsterdam
- 7 night Viking Sagas Nieuw Statendam cruise ex Amsterdam return
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- 1 nights 4 star accommodation in Amsterdam including breakfast++
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam roundtrip aboard Nieuw Statendam.
Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants—from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Enjoy live music and entertainment from the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King's Blues Club, and more. Explore the thrill of BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage.
Highlights of this cruise:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A stop in Amsterdam offers the chance to explore the sights of one of Europe’s most colorful, dynamic and historic cities—one with a well-earned reputation as a laid-back and inviting place for people of all stripes. Visitors are naturally drawn to the historic city center where you’ll find some of the world’s top art museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. And at Dam Square, the Amsterdam’s largest public square, you can tour the Royal Palace before continuing to the tourist attractions on the Canal Belt. The iconic network of waterways that surrounds the downtown area offers a picturesque backdrop for sightseeing by bike or canal boat. Be sure to visit the floating Bloemenmarkt to peruse famed Dutch tulips, and take time to wander and window-shop among the narrow lanes of de Jordaan. And you won’t have to look far in Amsterdam to find delicious Dutch treats along the way. Just duck into a cozy brown café to sample a plate of bitterballen with mustard and a beer, and grab a gooey sweet stroopwafel from a street vendor as you stroll.
Off the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the larger Sognefjorden in southern Norway, Flåm—and its surrounding area—is a place to stop, gaze and linger. There are no traffic lights; instead the village has an easy pastoral rhythm. Explore the steep-sided fjords and hike through sweeping valleys and meadows, home to grazing sheep. See the frozen-in-time churches and architecture and visit traditional farms where geitost or brown goat’s-milk cheese is made. There are many ways to take in the majestically beautiful landscapes, some designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many are easily accessible. You have only to pick and choose: Embark on a wildlife-spotting cruise through the fjords' narrow passageways or go on a kayaking or cycling excursion that passes by gushing waterfalls. The Flåm Railway runs on a winding route on sheer slopes that reach up to 863 meters above sea level. Or see the area at true Flåm pace, with a simple picnic on the shore.
Before this port city on Norway’s western coast earned its status as the epicenter of “black gold” and the extraction of North Sea oil, it was a shipbuilding and fish-canning town. Fuelled by its wealth as one of the world’s top energy capitals, it’s now home to top-notch fusion restaurants and a bustling nightlife that caters to a never-ending influx of expatriates.
Amidst this financial boom, though, Stavanger has managed to hold on to its heritage and soul: Archaeological museums and reconstructed settlements pay due reverence to the city’s Viking past. The cobblestoned Old Town is a well-preserved core of white wooden cottages near an Anglo-Norman cathedral, the oldest in Norway. Natural beauty abounds, too, with the nearby Lysefjord and its impressive Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”) drawing a steady stream of visitors during the summer
The capital of the southern coastal region known as the Norwegian Riviera, Kristiansand has earned the nickname “Summer City.” The Gulf Stream keeps temperatures mild and snow to a minimum, so Kristiansand is Norway’s outdoor playground.
Even with just a few hours, Kristiansand’s grid layout makes it simple to get around on foot to explore historic sites such as Posebyen (the old town), which dates back to 1631, and former military fortresses and installations. Within the city limits are a number of forested recreational areas, a fish market with harbor views and even a sandy beach. The coastline is dotted with islands, skerries and picturesque fishing villages and farther afield, highlights of the region include Kristiansand Zoo & Amusement Park, the quaint town of Lillesand and Setesdal Mineral Park, with glittering displays of crystals and gems.
Oslo, Norway’s charming capital city, is a vibrant mix—modern architecture and world-class museums dwell alongside 10th-century Viking history, with indigenous Sami culture woven throughout. This cosmopolitan center, with its coveted quality of life, caters to every interest from history buffs and literary types to students of modern Nordic design and aspiring arctic adventurers.
Choose the Oslo you want to visit. Take in the much-talked-about Opera House, with its otherworldly angles, or trace the steps of Nobel Peace Prize laureates and literary masters like Henrik Ibsen. Journey to the Bygdøy peninsula to absorb Nordic culture at the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum and the Folk Museum. Savor fine restaurants and luxury boutiques along the Aker Brygge waterfront, or dive into the eclectic neighborhood of Grünerløkka for vintage shops, microbreweries and corner cafés.
In Oslo, the peace and repose of the great outdoors can be found just minutes away from the city center. The city is framed by the 100-kilometer-long Oslo fjord and surrounded by rolling hills, vast parks and lush forests, which means that the pure pleasures of nature are easily accessible
*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 31Jan20 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Unless otherwise stated, onboard gratuities are NOT included. ++Hotels in certain cities must charge local government tax directly to guests upon checkout which cannot be collected in advance by our agency. ~Specialty restaurants may incur a surcharge. ‡Beverage Card is valued at US$50 per person and is applicable to all guests. Card is non-transferable, refundable, nor redeemable for cash. Participants may order beverages one at a time and must be 21 years or older for alcoholic beverages. No sharing is permitted. Beverage management reserves the right to revoke the card if misused and to refuse service for any reason, including service of alcoholic beverages to intoxicated guests. ^Onboard credit is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in the Medical centre or Casino. Cabins are based on guarantee and cabin number will not be assigned until documentation or embarkation. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 28Feb20 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information. ^^ View & Veranda terms and conditions: *Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD, in complete twin room as specified, based on lead categories at publication date, inclusive of all taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). View & Verandah commences 5 December 19 and ends 28 February 20. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Subject to availability. Offers are per stateroom based on double occupancy, for 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom and exclude 3rd/4th guests, except as provided herein. Offers are available for new bookings only, apply only to the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, are not combinable with any other discounts and are not transferable or refundable. Offers are applicable on select 2020 & 2021 departures. Stateroom Upgrades are available in select stateroom categories and are subject to availability of the staterooms in the higher category. Onboard Spending Money amounts vary by cruise length. Onboard spending money is in U.S. dollars and is non-refundable, non-transferable, not for cash value, expires at the end of the cruise, and may not be used in the casino. Kids or Third/fourth Offer is based on sharing a stateroom with 1st and 2nd guests, valid on select sailings. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are included in all 3rd/4th offers. Reduced Deposit is valid for new bookings only and is a reduction off the standard deposit amount with the remainder due on final payment of the booking. Bookings made on voyages requiring immediate final payment are not eligible for a reduced deposit. Shore Excursion Offer applies only to select shore excursions on select sailings, purchased in advance of embarkation, prior to 14 March, 2020. If a shore excursion is canceled once on board, the refund will be the amount paid. Suite Offer: Prepaid gratuities (hotel service charges): Holland America Line pre-pays room gratuities on behalf of guests. Gratuities for bar, dining room wine accounts, or spa/salon services are not included. Beverage Card Offer expires 17 January, 2020 and is valued at US$50 per person and is applicable to all guests. Fares are based on specified departure date/s. Different fares apply to other dates listed. Supplements apply for higher room grades, categories and fare types. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Offers subject to availability. To be read in conjunction with the Holland America Line Passage contract at www.hollandamerica.com which guests will be bound by. For full offer terms visit hollandamerica.com/viewandverandah. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Carnival plc trading as Carnival Australia ABN 23 107 998 443 as agent for Holland America Line. Ships' Registry: The Netherlands