Holland America Volendam

Volendam – a popular choice

The ever-popular ship Volendam of Holland America lines will be heading in to Sydney Harbour on 6th December, carrying a full complement of passengers on the last leg of her journey to Australia, departing from Singapore on November 21st.
Contrary to expectations, that sailing is now almost fully booked* – a scenario we are coming to expect, even in these financially troubled times! (We just booked the next-to-last balcony stateroom!)
It seems that cruising is booming because it represents certain and reliable value for money. When you consider that your cruise fare covers all the basics – and more – of a holiday in a comfortable resort, with ever-changing views, new people to meet and the opportunity to visit foreign lands without the hassle of constant unpacking… well it sounds very attractive too!
The Volendam is lovely ship, beautifully appointed with high standards of service and food that win praise from the many repeat passengers of Holland America Line. She offers an environment that travellers of all ages can enjoy, so is popular both in and out of the school holiday periods that occur during her short stay in our region. After her cruise season – taking in voyages to South Pacific islands, New Zealand, and a circumnavigation of Australia – she will depart 17th April for Vancouver via New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Hawaiian islands. Volendam’s comforts can be enjoyed for only $120 per person, per night – a more than favourable comparison with land based travel costs.

A morning of travel discounts

Like most travel agents I open my email each morning to a flood of emails from suppliers, clients, advertisers, travel newsletters… and the odd family missive that often gets lost in everything else. And of course the odd bit of spam that creeps through the filter. At the moment travel discounts are Big News… today we can offer you…

  • 10 per cent off Tall Ship Western Mediterranean Cruising with Star Clippers. The voyage departing Lisbon, Portugal on April 21 comes with a discount if you book by 31 August. Star Clippers are luxury megayachts that combine sailing with cruising.
  • Up to 50 per cent off when 2 people share on 5 River Cruises…. the Danube from Budapest to Passau on 15 November; 14 nights from Basel to Vienna on 25 October or 9 November; the Rhine and Moselle sailing from Amsterdam to Basel on 23 October; 26 nights from Amsterdam to Bucharest on 16 October and 12 nights from Amsterdam to Vienna on 24 September, 30 October or 11 November…all this year!
  • Holland America’s Volendam 14 night China and Vietnam leaving on 26 October this year is offering up to 44 per cent off
  • New American itineraries on MSC’s brand new Magnifica… itineraries from New York City.

And I’m still reading them!
If you’d like to know any more about any of these just drop me an email… now is the time to make a last minute travel plan there are just so many deals.
Martin@travelchoice.com.au