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Timeless Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Discovery
Includes Hotel Stays in Rome, Florence & Venice
EXCLUSIVE to Imagine Cruising
Price from
£2,999pp
Promo code:
MED7253
Duration
14 nights
Departing
06 Oct 2019

Your Experience:

  • 1 night hotel at the Hotel Imperiale in Rome
  • 10 night full-board cruise on board the brand new ms Nieuw Statendam
  • 1 night hotel stay at the AC Firenze in Florence
  • 1 night hotel stay at the Foscari Palace in Venice
  • 2 day luxury full-board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey from Venice to London
  • Outbound British Airways flight (London departure - regional flight departures available)

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Rome Hotel Stay
  • Day 2 Civitavecchia (Rome) Embark ship
  • Day 3 At Sea
  • Day 4 Cartagena
  • Day 5 Gibraltar
  • Day 6 Seville
  • Day 7 At Sea
  • Day 8 Barcelona
  • Day 9 Marseille
  • Day 10 Monte Carlo
  • Day 11 Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
  • Day 12 Civitavecchia (Rome) Disembark ship
  • Day 13 Venice Hotel Stay
  • Day 14 Venice - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Tour day 1
  • Day 15 London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Tour day 2
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    Day 1
    Rome - Hotel Stay
    Your holiday begins with a flight to Rome, Italy’s proud, patriotic capital city, for an overnight stay. Its lengthy history needs no introduction – known as the Eternal City, ancient sites seem to be located on every corner, from the magnificent Colosseum to the ruins of the Roman Forum.
    Colosseum

    Day 1

    Rome - Hotel Stay

    Your holiday begins with a flight to Rome, Italy’s proud, patriotic capital city, for an overnight stay. Its lengthy history needs no introduction – known as the Eternal City, ancient sites seem to be located on every corner, from the magnificent Colosseum to the ruins of the Roman Forum.

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    Day 2
    Civitavecchia (Rome) - Embark ms Nieuw Statendam
    Launched in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam is a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of Holland America’s Pinnacle-class ships. With a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments, this ship has grand, light-filled spaces and sumptuous interiors as well as innovative specialty restaurants - from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Café – and Holland America’s signature enrichment activities.
    ms Nieuw Statendam

    Day 2

    Civitavecchia (Rome) - Embark ms Nieuw Statendam

    Launched in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam is a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of Holland America’s Pinnacle-class ships. With a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments, this ship has grand, light-filled spaces and sumptuous interiors as well as innovative specialty restaurants - from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Café – and Holland America’s signature enrichment activities.

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    Day 3
    At Sea
    Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends or somewhere to dance the night away you’ll find it on board. Sip cocktails while enjoying spectacular ocean views in the Crow’s Nest and then head to the Rolling Stone Rock Room where the live band will be playing iconic hits from your favourite stars.
    Entertainment

    Day 3

    At Sea

    Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends or somewhere to dance the night away you’ll find it on board. Sip cocktails while enjoying spectacular ocean views in the Crow’s Nest and then head to the Rolling Stone Rock Room where the live band will be playing iconic hits from your favourite stars.

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    Day 4
    Cartagena
    History enthusiasts will love Cartagena and its fascinating past. Thanks to its position on the Murcia coast, it has been inhabited by different civilisations and cultures, including the Romans, Byzantines and Moors. As a result, the city boasts numerous museums and landmarks that reveal secrets about its layered history.
    Castillitos Battery

    Day 4

    Cartagena

    History enthusiasts will love Cartagena and its fascinating past. Thanks to its position on the Murcia coast, it has been inhabited by different civilisations and cultures, including the Romans, Byzantines and Moors. As a result, the city boasts numerous museums and landmarks that reveal secrets about its layered history.

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    Day 5
    Gibraltar
    This British-owned territory is full of British quirks - afternoon tea, fish and chips and traditional pubs – and has a long and fascinating history due to its strategic position between Africa and Europe. Explore its iconic rock and watch out for the cheeky Barbary macaques.
    Rock of Gibraltar

    Day 5

    Gibraltar

    This British-owned territory is full of British quirks - afternoon tea, fish and chips and traditional pubs – and has a long and fascinating history due to its strategic position between Africa and Europe. Explore its iconic rock and watch out for the cheeky Barbary macaques.

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    Day 6
    Seville
    The capital of Spain’s Andalusia region will win you over with its incredible gothic architecture, winding medieval lanes and lively tapas bars. As well as its bitter oranges – the essential ingredient in the world’s finest marmalades – Seville is renowned for its passionate flamenco dancing and great festivals. Visit the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty and the city’s Gothic Cathedral, where you’ll find Christopher Columbus’s tomb.
    Plaza de Espana

    Day 6

    Seville

    The capital of Spain’s Andalusia region will win you over with its incredible gothic architecture, winding medieval lanes and lively tapas bars. As well as its bitter oranges – the essential ingredient in the world’s finest marmalades – Seville is renowned for its passionate flamenco dancing and great festivals. Visit the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty and the city’s Gothic Cathedral, where you’ll find Christopher Columbus’s tomb.

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    Day 7
    At Sea
    When it comes to activities on board ms Nieuw Statendam, much-loved favourites such as the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre will ensure guests are well looked-after, while newer innovations such as such as the BBC Earth Experiences and America’s Test Kitchen add a new twist to the cruise holiday experience.
    Sleek Dining

    Day 7

    At Sea

    When it comes to activities on board ms Nieuw Statendam, much-loved favourites such as the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre will ensure guests are well looked-after, while newer innovations such as such as the BBC Earth Experiences and America’s Test Kitchen add a new twist to the cruise holiday experience.

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    Day 8
    Barcelona
    Huddled between the mountains and the sea, Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. As well as the must-see attractions, like Gaudi’s masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia, the famous boulevard of La Rambla and the stunning Barri Gotic, head off the beaten track to areas like El Poblenou to discover authentic Catalan restaurants and hip cafes.
    Park Guell

    Day 8

    Barcelona

    Huddled between the mountains and the sea, Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. As well as the must-see attractions, like Gaudi’s masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia, the famous boulevard of La Rambla and the stunning Barri Gotic, head off the beaten track to areas like El Poblenou to discover authentic Catalan restaurants and hip cafes.

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    Day 9
    Marseille
    Infused with maritime spirit, Marseille is the second-largest city in France. Explore the bohemian Cours Julien lined with bars, music venues, galleries and markets; or visit the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. Occupying the highest point of Marseille, the basilica is the most visited building in Marseille.
    Basilica Notre Dame

    Day 9

    Marseille

    Infused with maritime spirit, Marseille is the second-largest city in France. Explore the bohemian Cours Julien lined with bars, music venues, galleries and markets; or visit the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. Occupying the highest point of Marseille, the basilica is the most visited building in Marseille.

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    Day 10
    Monte Carlo
    Next you’ll head for glamorous Monte Carlo in sun-drenched Monaco, the world’s second smallest country. Away from the gleaming buildings and super yachts you could head to charming Le Rocher and stroll along the intimate winding lanes of the old town.
    Monte Carlo Harbour

    Day 10

    Monte Carlo

    Next you’ll head for glamorous Monte Carlo in sun-drenched Monaco, the world’s second smallest country. Away from the gleaming buildings and super yachts you could head to charming Le Rocher and stroll along the intimate winding lanes of the old town.

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    Day 11
    Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
    Discover Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, or head to Pisa to see the iconic Leaning Tower from the port of Livorno. Florence is an achingly romantic city of rivers, bridges and Renaissance art and architecture. Or you could explore Pisa’s charming Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas and its vibrant café and bar scene.
    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Day 11

    Livorno (Florence/Pisa)

    Discover Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, or head to Pisa to see the iconic Leaning Tower from the port of Livorno. Florence is an achingly romantic city of rivers, bridges and Renaissance art and architecture. Or you could explore Pisa’s charming Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas and its vibrant café and bar scene.

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    Day 12
    Civitavecchia (Rome) - Disembark ms Nieuw Statendam and Florence Hotel Stay
    Today you disembark ms Nieuw Statendam back in Civitavecchia and travel to the Renaissance city of Florence. Bisected by the River Arno, the city’s best sights include the Uffizi gallery, the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio where gold merchants sell their glittering wares, and the magnificent Duomo and its bell tower in the heart of the city.
    Florence Duomo

    Day 12

    Civitavecchia (Rome) - Disembark ms Nieuw Statendam and Florence Hotel Stay

    Today you disembark ms Nieuw Statendam back in Civitavecchia and travel to the Renaissance city of Florence. Bisected by the River Arno, the city’s best sights include the Uffizi gallery, the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio where gold merchants sell their glittering wares, and the magnificent Duomo and its bell tower in the heart of the city.

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    Day 13
    Venice - Hotel Stay
    In Venice, glide along the canals in an effortless gondola or a charming water taxi, the only way to travel in the lagoon city. Uncover the secrets of the bridges, palaces and islands and finish your day day with a glass of prosecco in an underground bar – beloved by both residents and visitors.
    Gondolas

    Day 13

    Venice - Hotel Stay

    In Venice, glide along the canals in an effortless gondola or a charming water taxi, the only way to travel in the lagoon city. Uncover the secrets of the bridges, palaces and islands and finish your day day with a glass of prosecco in an underground bar – beloved by both residents and visitors.

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    Day 14
    Venice - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
    Return to London in the elegant style befitting such a luxurious holiday, on board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Enjoy the opulent surroundings of the 1920s carriages as you swish through the European countryside, passing stunning alpine scenery, as you enjoy a three course lunch and later, a four-course dinner, served in the most regal style.
    Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Day 14

    Venice - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Return to London in the elegant style befitting such a luxurious holiday, on board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Enjoy the opulent surroundings of the 1920s carriages as you swish through the European countryside, passing stunning alpine scenery, as you enjoy a three course lunch and later, a four-course dinner, served in the most regal style.

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    Day 15
    London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
    After breakfast, a quick stop in Paris and a delicious brunch, you’ll arrive at the French coast to cross the channel. On the other side, a glass of champagne will welcome you home before you take afternoon tea aboard the glamorous British Pullman, gliding towards London.
    Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Day 15

    London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    After breakfast, a quick stop in Paris and a delicious brunch, you’ll arrive at the French coast to cross the channel. On the other side, a glass of champagne will welcome you home before you take afternoon tea aboard the glamorous British Pullman, gliding towards London.

ms Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam takes Holland America’s passion for the arts to new heights, transforming your cruise into a one of a kind experience through live music, innovative dining venues and enriching activities. Launched in December 2018, Nieuw Statendam is a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second Pinnacle-class ship in the fleet. Combining Holland America’s high levels of service with classic style and cruising heritage, the ship features grand, light-filled spaces and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical interests. Nieuw Statendam also offers new specialty restaurants as well as Holland America’s signature activities including America’s Test Kitchen, Explorations Central and BBC Earth Experiences.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 01/12/2018

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,666

Total Crew: 1,025

Number of Cabins: 1,339

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Restaurants: 17

Great places to visit on board:

Pinnacle Grill

Celebrate the day’s adventures at this intimate restaurant with signature recipes.

The Explorer’s Lounge

Enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favourite liqueur in this elegant and refined space.

America’s Test Kitchen

This culinary programme includes live cooking workshops and hands-on workshops.

Prices per person from

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  • Inside
    1. £2,999pp
  • Ocean View
    1. £3,699pp
  • Verandah
    1. £3,999pp
  • Suite
    1. £4,999pp
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