Rotterdam to Hold World Cruise in 2009

Holland America Line's Rotterdam returns to world cruising in 2009 with a 117-day Grand World Voyage departing January 19 from Los Angeles. The 1,316-guest Rotterdam was built expressly for world cruising and will cover more than 35,100 nautical miles over 15 different oceans, seas, bays, channels and straits. Guests who sail the entire length of the cruise will have the option of returning to Fort Lauderdale on May 13 or disembarking in New York three days later. In addition to visiting some of the more normal ports of call, Rotterdam also will call on lesser-known ports such as Kemaman, Malaysia and Maputo, Mozambique. Reservations are now being accepted with rates beginning at $21,499 per person. The cruise can also be purchased in segments. Visit [www.hollandamerica.com]. (DE)

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