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Bourgundian Black sea Explorer

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Date: 21 September 2017
Duration: 28 nights
Ports of call: Amsterdam | Flushing(Vlissingen) | Antwerp | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Santander | Lisbon | Gibraltar | Barcelona | Lipari | Crotone | Patmos | Kusadasi | Istanbul | Constanta | Varna | Spetses | Athens (Piraeus)
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Atrium Atrium
Crows Nest Crows Nest
Explorers Lounge Explorers Lounge
Golf Golf
Explorations Café Explorations Café
Onboard Art Onboard Art
Pinnacle Grill Pinnacle Grill
The Showroom at Sea The Showroom at Sea
Greenhouse Spa Greenhouse Spa
La Fontaine Dining Room La Fontaine Dining Room
Lido Pool Lido Pool
Lido Restaurant Lido Restaurant
Ocean Bar Ocean Bar
Prinsendam Prinsendam
 
Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Amsterdam
Here in Amsterdam, you can decide whether the real masterpieces are the gabled houses that flank graceful canals, or the van Goghs, Rembrandts and Vermeers that cover the walls of the city's grand museums.

Thu 21 Sep 2017 Thu 21 Sep 2017 16:00
2 Vlissingen (Flushing)
Fri 22 Sep 2017 08:00 Fri 22 Sep 2017 15:00
2 Scenic Cruising Schelde River
Fri 22 Sep 2017 Fri 22 Sep 2017
2 Antwerp
Fri 22 Sep 2017 20:00 Fri 22 Sep 2017
3 Antwerp
Sat 23 Sep 2017 Sat 23 Sep 2017 16:00
4 At Sea
Sun 24 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017
5 Brest
Located in the western part of Brittany, the town of Brest lies along a natural harbor. A home base for the French Naval Fleet, Brest is rich with maritime history, and its port is always bustling with activity. Brittany in well-known for its dramatic jagged coastline, lovely beaches and peaceful grottos - all within reach of the centrally-located port. A variety of protected parks are accessible on foot and dot the remarkable landscape.
The Musée de la Marine de Brest houses exhibits detailing the watery traditions of the town. The Océanopolis marine center includes a variety of aquariums. Beyond the harbor, the 15th-century Chateau de Brest merits a look, and The Tour Tanguy displays relics of the town collected prior to World War II. Nearby, the 15th century church and splendid square in Lacronan are worth a stop, as well as the quaint village of Le Conquet.
Mon 25 Sep 2017 07:00 Mon 25 Sep 2017 17:00
6 La Rochelle
Brandy and bordeaux wines come from the region surrounding La Rochelle. Taste these products of locals vineyards; learn about the brandy distillation process, where the top and bottom layers are discarded; discover the secret of barrel toasting that affects the palate of an aged red wine. If you don't already know what VSOP and XO stand for, you will soon.

Tue 26 Sep 2017 10:00 Tue 26 Sep 2017 20:00
7 Bordeaux
In the heart of France's wine country, just a short drive from the lush vineyards and picturesque chateaux that produce the Graves, Medoc and St. Emilion grapes. Tours and tastings available, of course.
Wed 27 Sep 2017 13:00 Wed 27 Sep 2017
8 Bordeaux
In the heart of France's wine country, just a short drive from the lush vineyards and picturesque chateaux that produce the Graves, Medoc and St. Emilion grapes. Tours and tastings available, of course.
Thu 28 Sep 2017 Thu 28 Sep 2017 11:45
8 Cruising Gironde Estuary
Thu 28 Sep 2017 Thu 28 Sep 2017
9 Santander
Fri 29 Sep 2017 08:00 Fri 29 Sep 2017 17:00
10 At Sea
Sat 30 Sep 2017 Sat 30 Sep 2017
11 Lisbon
Find your way in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge, watched over by a colossal statue of Christ. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa and refuse to leave without a pair of elegant shoes.

Sun 01 Oct 2017 07:00 Sun 01 Oct 2017
12 Lisbon
Find your way in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge, watched over by a colossal statue of Christ. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa and refuse to leave without a pair of elegant shoes.

Mon 02 Oct 2017 Mon 02 Oct 2017 16:00
12 Scenic Cruising Tagus River
Mon 02 Oct 2017 Mon 02 Oct 2017
13 Cruising the Strait of Gibraltar
Tue 03 Oct 2017 Tue 03 Oct 2017
13 Gibraltar
This strategic link between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean has been ruled by the Spanish, British and Moors. As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar-on a clear day you'll see Africa.

Tue 03 Oct 2017 14:00 Tue 03 Oct 2017 23:59
14 At Sea
Wed 04 Oct 2017 Wed 04 Oct 2017
15 Barcelona
Whatever your opinion about form over function, you'll have to admit that Gaudi made an impression on Barcelona with his modernist architecture. Do you love it or hate it? While you're here, stroll the Ramblas shopping avenue and visit the Gothic Quarter, or stop at a Benedictine monastery, and contemplate the bizarre works of Picasso at a museum dedicated only to him.

Thu 05 Oct 2017 08:00 Thu 05 Oct 2017 16:00
16 At Sea
Fri 06 Oct 2017 Fri 06 Oct 2017
17 Lipari
Lipari is the largest of the eight Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily. With human history dating to 5,000 BC, Lipari is rich in archeological wonders. Explore the 16th century walled fortress, built upon an ancient Greek acropolis; wander through the shops on Corso Vittorio Emanuele; and witness stunning Mediterranean views on a scenic driving tour.
Sat 07 Oct 2017 08:00 Sat 07 Oct 2017 17:00
18 Crotone
Sun 08 Oct 2017 08:00 Sun 08 Oct 2017 17:00
19 At Sea
Mon 09 Oct 2017 Mon 09 Oct 2017
20 Patmos
Tue 10 Oct 2017 08:00 Tue 10 Oct 2017 17:00
21 Kusadasi
Ephesus, not far from the port at Kusadasi, is home to the one remaining pillar from the Temple of Artemis—an Ancient Wonder of the World. Marble streets lead past magnificent ruins of temples and baths, and the Celsus Library. Don't miss the amphitheater where St Paul preached to the Ephesians. Roman ruins are also on display at Pirea and Didyma.

Wed 11 Oct 2017 08:00 Wed 11 Oct 2017 18:00
22 Cruising The Dardanelles
Thu 12 Oct 2017 Thu 12 Oct 2017
23 Istanbul
Blurring the line between east and west, Istanbul stands at the crossroads of two continents. The city's architecture is rivalled only by its spectacular natural setting on the Bosphorus Strait. See the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the Byzantine Church of St Sophia. Take time to wander through the Grand Bazaar or the Spice Market and sample baklava and shish kebabs.

Fri 13 Oct 2017 08:00 Fri 13 Oct 2017
24 Istanbul
Blurring the line between east and west, Istanbul stands at the crossroads of two continents. The city's architecture is rivalled only by its spectacular natural setting on the Bosphorus Strait. See the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the Byzantine Church of St Sophia. Take time to wander through the Grand Bazaar or the Spice Market and sample baklava and shish kebabs.

Sat 14 Oct 2017 Sat 14 Oct 2017 16:00
25 Constanta
The city of Tomis, founded by the Greeks more than 2500 years ago, became Constanta in the 6th century—renamed by Roman Emperor Constantine in honor of his sister. Along with Roman civilization came a period of Byzantine art and architecture. Later, the Turks were to dominate this lovely maritime hub, but the last three centuries have seen exclusively Romanian rule and an era of flourishing trade and commerce.

Sun 15 Oct 2017 08:00 Sun 15 Oct 2017 17:00
26 Varna
The largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, follow the shaded boulevards to discover the breathtaking 19th century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. In the city center, explore the 2nd century remains of a Roman Bath, the largest ancient building in Bulgaria. Catch a glimpse of the city's red-tile roofs from one of sandy beach promenades.
Mon 16 Oct 2017 08:00 Mon 16 Oct 2017 17:00
27 Scenic cruising Bosporus
Tue 17 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017
27 Cruising The Dardanelles
Tue 17 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017
28 Spetsai, Nisos Spetsai (Spetses)
Wed 18 Oct 2017 07:00 Wed 18 Oct 2017 13:00
28 Athens (Piraeus)
Wed 18 Oct 2017 17:00 Wed 18 Oct 2017
29 Athens (Piraeus)
Thu 19 Oct 2017 06:00 Thu 19 Oct 2017
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