After spending four nights at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, we are off today to the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal to board Holland America’s ms Prinsendam. We are sailing around the British Isles to visit ports in Ireland, England, Wales and the Netherlands on the 14-Day Celtic Explorer cruise.
We are looking forward to being back on the ms Prinsendam, Holland America Line’s ‘Elegant Explorer’. We last sailed on the Prinsendam in 2011 on another British Isles cruise with a different route, the 14-Day Celtic Circle cruise.
10 years ago, we spent the summer exploring Europe, much of which was on the Prinsendam. We love the fact that the ship’s shallow draft and retractable rigging allows it to visit smaller, less-visited ports.
During this Celtic Explorer cruise, we are especially looking forward to visiting some new-to-us ports. (The links will take you to our quick research on each port.)
- Milford Haven, Wales
- Liverpool, England
- Killybegs, Ireland
- Galway, Ireland
- Bantry, Ireland
- Waterford, Ireland
- Vlissingren (Flushing), the Netherlands
Plus, scenic cruising up the Scheldt River to Antwerp, Belgium, where the Prinsendam will stay over night. (We’ve found Antwerp to be a delightful city.)
Here is the day-by-day itinerary for the 14-Day Celtic Explorer cruise, sailing round-trip from Amsterdam on June 3, 2017:
|0||03 Jun 2017||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||04:00 PM|
|1||04 Jun 2017||At Sea|
|2||05 Jun 2017||St Peter Port, Guernsey||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|3||06 Jun 2017||Milford Haven, Wales, United Kingdom||09:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|4||07 Jun 2017||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||10:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|5||08 Jun 2017||Dublin, Ireland||08:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|6||09 Jun 2017||At Sea|
|7||10 Jun 2017||Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|8||11 Jun 2017||Galway, Ireland||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|9||12 Jun 2017||Bantry, Ireland||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|10||13 Jun 2017||Waterford, Ireland||07:00 AM||08:00 PM|
|11||14 Jun 2017||At Sea|
|12||15 Jun 2017||Vlissingen (Flushing), Netherlands||07:00 AM||01:00 PM|
|12||15 Jun 2017||Scenic Cruising Scheldt River|
|12||15 Jun 2017||Brussels (Antwerp), Belgium||06:00 PM|
|13||16 Jun 2017||Brussels (Antwerp), Belgium||04:00 PM|
|14||17 Jun 2017||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
It should be a fantastic itinerary.
Have you visited any of these ports?