Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales
Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
Prinsendam sails deep into the heart of the gorgeous Amazon this fall.
Holland America Line cruises circle the globe visiting all seven continents. From the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, Alaska to Australia, the ships explore every major destination. While ports like Sydney, Australia; Venice, Italy; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are well-known cruise calls, did you know there are many destinations we visit that are “off the grid” and not so frequented by cruise ships? In fact, you might not have even known that cruise ships go to these places. But with smaller ships like Prinsendam — our intimate Elegant Explorer — we’re able to get to these unique ports and give guests even more of those “once in a lifetime” experiences. These five cruises call at both popular favorites and lesser-known destinations, making them perfect cruise adventures for travelers who like to “collect” ports and visit new and exciting cities. And with a setting as charming and elegant as Prinsendam, there’s no better way to visit these amazing places. SAIL DEEP INTO THE BLACK SEA If you’re looking for a last-minute getaway this fall, Prinsendam’s 28-Day Mediterranean and Black Sea Explorer Collectors’ Voyage departing Sept. 28, 2015, from Barcelona, Spain, calls at 22 ports in nine countries and includes calls at some hidden jewels in the Black Sea and throughout the Med. In addition to visiting must-see ports like Rome and Naples, Italy; Athens, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey, the cruise also calls at places you might not have heard of or have read about but didn’t know ships go there. Sochi, Russia, made a name for itself as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but it’s actually a beach town known for both its coastline and alpine valleys. The area boasts healing waters, mineral spas, lush arboretum and gardens, making it a beautiful port to explore. Also on this itinerary is Batumi, Georgia, nestled on the Black Sea coastline. A stroll through the town center reveals 19th century architecture, impressive churches, beautiful parks and broad boulevards. A visit to nearby Gonio Fortress showcases the structure that dates back to the 7th century BC. Constanta, Romania, was founded by the Greeks […]