Scandinavian Getaway Cruise

Helsingborg, Copenhagen, Skagen & Oslo plus 2 nights in Amsterdam aboard the Holland America Ryndam

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Itinerary at a Glance

Scandinavian Getaway Cruise
Day Destination/Port of Call Arrive Depart
1 Depart USA    
2 Amsterdam    
3 Amsterdam & Rotterdam   5pm
4 At sea    
5 Helsingborg, Sweden 7am 4pm
5 Copenhagen, Denmark 6pm  
6 Copenhagen, Denmark   6pm
7 Skagen, Denmark 8am 5pm
8 Oslo, Norway 8am 8pm
9 At sea    
10 Rotterdam & Amsterdam 7am  
11 Amsterdam /USA    

Detailed Itinerary

Aerial view of Amsterdam Day 1: Depart USA. Your journey begins as you depart from New York this evening on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Day 2: Amsterdam. Arrive in Amsterdam this morning. After arrival formalities, transfer to your centrally located hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. NH Museum Quarter or similar

Day 3: Amsterdam & Rotterdam. In the late morning, transfer to the port of Rotterdam for embarkation, and 5 pm sailing. MS Ryndam Breakfast & dinner provided.

Day 4: At sea. Take advantage of all of the fantastic facilities that your ship has to offer. Work out in the fitness room, take a yoga class, pamper yourself with massage and spa treatments, play a game of tennis, or treat yourself to fabulous meals and entertainment. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

The Little Mermaid Day 5: Helsingborg, Sweden & Copenhagen, Denmark. This morning, arrive in Helsingborg. Lying on Oresund Sound, Helsingborg is known for its medieval fortress, stone churches and well-preserved historic homes. Shop the chic boutiques along Kullagatan. The ship will be in port from 7 am to 4 pm. Sail towards the coast of Denmark, arriving at 6 pm into Copenhagen port, where The Little Mermaid will greet you at the harbor. The ship will stay in port for the overnight. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 6: Copenhagen, Denmark. Spend the day in the Danish capital, home to the Tivoli Gardens, said to have inspired Walt Disney. See the colorful harbor district of Nyhavn, and the Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Royal Family. The ship will remain in port until 6 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 7: Skagen, Denmark. This morning, arrive in Skagen, located at the tip of the Jutland peninsula. Skagen is a summer resort with long stretches of beach, and a luminous light that has long inspired painters. Disembarkation will be via tender. This ship will be in port from 8 am to 5 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 8: Oslo, Norway. This morning, arrive in Oslo. Spotless and sophisticated, Oslo brims with beautiful sights, from Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki to the open-air Norsk Folksmuseum. The ship will be in port from 8 am to 8 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 9: At sea. Take advantage of all of the fantastic facilities that your ship has to offer. Work out in the fitness room, take a yoga class, pamper yourself with massage and spa treatments, play a game of tennis, or treat yourself to fabulous meals and entertainment. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 10: Rotterdam & Amsterdam. Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark at 7 am. Transfer from Rotterdam to Amsterdam and check-in at your hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure in Amsterdam. You can take a canal cruise, or visit the Anne Frank Museum. NH Museum Quarter or similar Breakfast provided.

Day 11: Amsterdam/USA. Today you'll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to Amsterdam as you board your return flight. Your journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today. Breakfast provided.

Shore Excursions

There's much more to your cruise than just the itinerary above. You can select from a wide variety of optional shore excursions in each port of call (conditions permitting) to enhance and customize your vacation.


About Your Cruise Ship, the Holland America Ryndam

See specifications, deck plans & photos of the ship.


Destination FAQs

Quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Denmark.

Quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Netherlands.

Quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Norway

Quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Sweden.

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