Luxury Mediterranean Cruise, Trio of Italian Lakes & Scenic Swiss Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 13 September 2025 - 30 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Duration 30 - 33 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range May 2025 - Sep 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code MED2244

Complimentary hotel stays in the Italian Lakes

INCLUDES SCENIC SWISS RAIL JOURNEY

Spend a week in the Italian Lakes then embark the illustrious Oosterdam for a 21-night cruise of the eastern Mediterranean.

Your journey begins in the Italian Lakes. Spend four nights in Lake Maggiore, traversing the Alps aboard the Bernina Red Train to St. Moritz. A full-day exploration of Lake Como unveils its historic splendour before a three-night stay in Lake Garda that includes in a captivating winery tour and tasting.

Embark Oosterdam for an odyssey to Athens. Set sail to Croatian gems Rijeka and Korčula. Highlights of the Greek Islands then beckon, from Santorini to Mykonos. Cruise through Türkiye’s Dardanelles Strait and spend a night in port near Athens. Uncover the allure of Alexandria in Egypt and historic treasures of Cyprus before cruising to Israel’s Ashdod and Tel Aviv, and spending a night in port in Rhodes.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

21 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam

Overnight in port in İstanbul, Athens and Rhodes

Complimentary Hotel Stays

4 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Zacchera Hotels Collection

3 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Hotel Savoy Palace

All hotel stays include breakfast

Rail Journey

Scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps on board the Bernina Red Train

Fully Escorted Tours

Full day trip to Lake Como

Half day Lake Garda Wine tasting tour

All Flights, Taxes and Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

Arriving at Milan’s airport, you’ll transfer directly to Lake Maggiore for a four-night hotel stay. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian and Swiss Alps, Lake Maggiore’s lush green hillsides and picturesque towns create a serene atmosphere.

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Day 3
Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll ride the Bernina Red Train through the Swiss Alps between Tirano in Italy and St. Moritz in Switzerland. This masterpiece of engineering cuts through dramatic landscapes, majestic glaciers, and charming alpine villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Days 4 - 5
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

During two days at leisure on the shores of Lake Maggiore, you could explore the Borromean Islands, with their magnificent palaces and enchanting gardens, or take a boat ride to discover charming lakeside villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zacchera Hotels Collection

Day 6
Lake Como: Tour & Lake Garda Hotel Stay

Experience a full-day tour of the beautiful Lake Como. This stunning lake, nestled amid the Rhaetian Alps, boasts charming ancient villages, historic gardens, and mesmerising lakeside villas. Next, check into your Lake Garda hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Savoy Palace

Day 7
Lake Garda: Tour & Hotel Stay

Take a half-day tour of a local winery to discover how Lake Garda’s temperate climate, mineral-rich soil and abundance of sunshine create the perfect ‘terroir’ for winemaking, and sample typical local wines with nibbles.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Savoy Palace

Day 8
Lake Garda: Hotel Stay

Savour a final day in Lake Garda. Find a quiet waterfront trattoria to relax in while the waves of the lake gently lap at the harbour walls. Or head out into the bucolic countryside where you’ll find olive groves and vineyards galore.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Savoy Palace

Day 9
Trieste: Embark Ship

Step on board Holland America’s Oosterdam for a remarkable voyage to cherish. With its elegant design and sophisticated amenities, Oosterdam provides a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 10
Rijeka

Rijeka, Croatia’s vibrant port city. Explore historic architecture, embrace Adriatic charm, and experience lively cultural festivals. Let this coastal gem and dynamic atmosphere inspire your Mediterranean journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 11
Korčula

Welcome to Korčula, where history and natural beauty unite. Explore the enchanting Old Town, and savour the flavours of our exquisite cuisine. Let Korčula awaken your senses and ignite your wanderlust.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Santorini

Santorini, where dreams meet reality. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of whitewashed villages, breath taking sunsets, and the Aegean Sea’s azure embrace, and let this island transport you to a realm of pure bliss.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 14
Kuşadası

Kuşadası, Turkey, captivates with its Aegean allure. From the historic Ephesus ruins to pristine beaches and a vibrant bazaar, it offers a delightful fusion of history, culture, and relaxation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 15
Mykonos

Experience the enchantment of Mykonos, Greece – a vibrant island transformed by tourism. Explore its whitewashed streets, historic landmarks, and lively nightlife. Let Mykonos captivate your senses and leave you spellbound by its irresistible allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Days 16 - 17
İstanbul: Overnight in Port

İstanbul, where East and West converge. Immerse in rich history, savor exotic cuisine, and feel the heartbeat of diverse cultures. Let this enchanting city awaken your senses and expand your horizons.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Days 18 - 19
Piraeus: Overnight in Port

Discover the vibrant spirit of Piraeus, Greece. From ancient wonders to bustling markets, this port city invites you to embrace its rich history, soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 20
Relax At Sea
Day 21
Alexandria

Discover Alexandria, Egypt’s ancient capital. Dive into its rich history, explore the legendary Great Library, and let this captivating city ignite your sense of wonder and adventure. Unleash your curiosity in Alexandria’s enchanting embrace.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 22
Limassol

Experience the vibrant soul of Limassol, Cyprus. From golden sunsets to ancient ruins, savour tantalising cuisine and warm hospitality. Let this coastal gem ignite your senses and forge unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 23
Ashdod

Ashdod, Israel’s bustling port city, captivates with its Mediterranean charm. Ancient ruins, modern promenades, and a mix of cultures converge, making it a fascinating destination along the coast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 24
Haifa

Discover Haifa’s charm, where culture, history, and natural beauty intertwine. From the heights of Mount Carmel to the vibrant German Colony, this coastal gem invites you to explore its captivating allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 25
Relax At Sea
Days 26 - 27
Rhodes: Overnight in Port

Rhodes, Greece’s captivating island. Roam ancient ruins, bask on sun-kissed shores, and savour Mediterranean flavours. Let this island’s history and beauty inspire your Hellenic exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 28
Kuşadası

Kuşadası’s picturesque harbour welcomes boats to explore its lively bars, shops and restaurants, and delve into a history spanning Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Relax on white-sand Aegean beaches and absorb the region’s maritime heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 29
Relax At Sea
Days 30 - 31
Piraeus: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

The Bernina Red Train
This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.
Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
Lake Garda Wine Tasting
Embark on a scenic wine tour around Lake Garda, Italy. Explore vineyards thriving in the Mediterranean climate. Savor Lugana, Bardolino, and Valpolicella wines, immersing in the region's winemaking heritage. Engage with passionate vintners, revel in picturesque lake views, and indulge in an enchanting Italian wine adventure.
The Bernina Red Train
This memorable journey takes you past sapphire-hued glaciers and dramatic, jagged mountains, as well as astonishing architectural wonders like the single-track Brusio spiral viaduct with its nine stone arches. Pass through the spectacular Bernina Pass, with views of Lake Bianco and the snow-clad Morteratsch Glacier before reaching the glamorous resort town St. Moritz.
Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
Lake Garda Wine Tasting
Embark on a scenic wine tour around Lake Garda, Italy. Explore vineyards thriving in the Mediterranean climate. Savor Lugana, Bardolino, and Valpolicella wines, immersing in the region's winemaking heritage. Engage with passionate vintners, revel in picturesque lake views, and indulge in an enchanting Italian wine adventure.

Oosterdam

The majestic Oosterdam offers guests plenty to see and do on board when not soaking up expansive views of the sea, or relaxing in spacious staterooms after an exciting day partaking in all manner of activities across the vessel’s 11 decks.

Guests are invited to begin their day with an exquisite breakfast in the gorgeously adorned Dining Room, before enjoying other generous on-board amenities such as the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. From live dance performances to sushi bars and movie theatres, there are facilities and activities for everyone to revel in on board this mighty vessel.

In addition to Oosterdam’s unique design features, the stunningly large open-air deck offers mesmerising ocean views while you take a stroll or relax in your deckchair. At night, when the ship truly comes alive, you can catch numerous further activities such as expert history lectures or electric theatre productions under the stars.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,305 tons
  • Length 935 ft (285.00 m)

Life on board Oosterdam

Masterfully adorned with stunning artwork, Oosterdam epitomises sophistication and comfort. With its exquisite dining rooms offering world-class cuisine, a lavish spa, and a wide range of spacious suites, there’s nothing quite like life on board this luxury vessel.

dining

Treat your tastebuds to a wide range of delectable dishes and refined cuisine on board Oosterdam. With so much to choose from, there is sure to be something to suit your current taste and mood – so why not get exploring the many on-board eateries?

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

It doesn’t matter whether you like to take things slow and steady on a cruise holiday, or are more the ‘all-action’ type; this Vista-class ship is sure to have plenty you will love. Offering a wide range of facilities and activities on board, Oosterdam will keep you and other members of your travelling party more than satisfactorily occupied during enchanting days at sea.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whatever your idea of great entertainment might be, the team behind Oosterdam has covered all the possibilities that are likely to come to your mind – and then a few more. With a wide variety of enthralling entertainment options on board Oosterdam, guests can enjoy live music, dance performances, and comedy shows, to cite just a few of the highlights.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

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Stateroom and Suites

Boasting refined amenities and Holland America’s sumptuous signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed, each elegant stateroom offers a pleasant and welcoming stay. Most rooms are also ocean-facing for glorious views and feature added touches of luxury including premium massage shower heads.

inside Prices from $8,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Inside Stateroom

Oosterdam offers luxurious and spacious Inside staterooms for her guests. Featuring modern decor, easy-to-use amenities, and comfort-enhancing furniture, these rooms are the perfect haven to indulge in after a busy day making the most of the activities and amenities presented by this formidable ship.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: MED2244
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Alternative Departure Dates
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26 May 2025
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11 Jun 2025
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06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
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Ocean View Prices from $9,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Outside Stateroom

These large and luxurious staterooms – and by “large”, we’re talking as much as around 180 square feet – offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the ocean, or at least, they certainly can do, if you opt for a standard Ocean View cabin. Otherwise, staterooms offering partial sea views and fully obstructed views are also available, depending on your preferences.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: MED2244
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 May 2025
26 May 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Naples, Taormina, Valletta...
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11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
33 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $10,499pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $10,999pp

Verandah Prices from $10,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Balcony Stateroom

There are few forms of cruise-ship accommodation that are quite as satisfying to stay in as one of Oosterdam’s Verandah staterooms. As the name suggests, these rooms overlook private verandahs through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer up an abundance of natural light. Some of these cabins have a partly obstructed view, so you will need to think carefully about whether you would favour this, or a full sea view.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: MED2244
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 May 2025
26 May 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Naples, Taormina, Valletta...
Fr From $11,999pp
11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
33 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $11,499pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $11,999pp

suite Prices from $13,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

If you’re seeking accommodation that offers something close to the ultimate luxury cruise experience, well, you might just have found it in the form of Oosterdam’s Signature Suites. With up to 384 square feet of space on offer including the verandah, these are rooms that don’t exactly “do” compromise, especially as far as the jaw-dropping ocean views are concerned.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and additional shower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: MED2244
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 May 2025
26 May 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Naples, Taormina, Valletta...
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11 June 2025
11 Jun 2025
33 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, La...
Fr From $14,499pp
06 August 2025
06 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Athens, Athens: Hotel Stay, Athens: Embark Ship, Alexandria, Limassol, Ashdod,...
Fr From $14,999pp

Your Hotel Stays

Lake Maggiore

Included Hotel

Zacchera Hotels Collection (Or Similar)

The Zacchera Hotels, Grand Hotel Dino, Hotel Simplon, Hotel Splendid and Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa, all boast privileged positions on the shores of Lake Maggiore and the breathtaking Gulf of Borromeo. Each with its own team of highly professional staff, elegance, sumptuous comfort and high-quality facilities, every stay here is an unforgettable pleasure for all guests. Marvel at the astonishing views as you dine alfresco in one of the exceptional restaurants, indulge in a treatment or two in the opulent wellness centre or wander the lush gardens, bursting with colour.

Lake Garda

Included Hotel

Hotel Savoy Palace (Or Similar)

Hotel Savoy Palace graces the shores of Lake Garda, Italy, with timeless elegance. Overlooking the azure waters, it offers lavish accommodations, impeccable service, and panoramic views. The hotel’s gardens, pools, and spa create an oasis of relaxation, while gourmet dining showcases Italian flavours. Situated near charming towns like Garda and Riva del Garda, guests can explore historic streets, local markets, and lakeside promenades. The surrounding hills and vineyards provide opportunities for scenic hikes and wine tastings. Hotel Savoy Palace stands as a gateway to Lake Garda’s natural beauty and cultural richness, offering an unforgettable Italian escape.

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