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Card Player Cruises invites you to visit these and other exotic ports with us!
Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, and the name of the municipality in which it resides. With its population of over 1,200,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the national parliament, government, and monarchy, which are all situated in the heart of the city. Copenhagen was founded around year 1000 by Sweyn I Forkbeard and his son Canute the Great. It was only a fishing village by the name of "Havn" until the middle of the 12th century.
Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has four identical facades with rococo interiors; around an octagonal square in the center of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederik V. Beautiful architecture makes this area a great photo opportunity.
Copenhagen Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist Niels Kjaerbolling in 1859. Copenhagen Zoo is the most visited zoo here in Denmark. The range of animals and the addition of new facilities in recent years makes this place the best in Europe. A great place for the family to spend the day.
Bergen, Norway: Bergen is a metropolis and city in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. In 1916 parts of the city center were destroyed by a ruinous fire, the last of numerous such fires during the city's history. During World War II, the city was subjugated on the first day of the German invasion on April 9,1940, after a brief fight between German ships and Norwegian coastal artillery. On April 20, 1944, during the German occupation, a Dutch cargo ship anchored off the Bergenhus fortress, loaded with over 120 tons of explosives, blew up, killing at least 150 people and destroying historic buildings. The city was also subject to some allied bombing raids, aiming at German naval installations in the harbor. Some of these led to civilian casualties numbering over 100. Bergen is also known as the gateway to the fjords of Norway.
A very popular tourist attraction is the fish market on the harbor, where you will find the main shopping area around the main square Torgalmenningen. Several old quarters of white, wooden houses surround the center, notably Nordnes, Marken and Sandviken. Nygardshoyden is an attractive area with a large number of brick buildings from 1900. Don’t miss the ride up to Mount Floyen, where you will be rewarded with a marvelous view over the city and the legendary seven mountains. Also visit the aquarium. It has seals, penguins, and fish from the area, or just stroll around in Bergen - it will reveal areas with very differing architecture. Quaint wooden houses are abundant, and patched around central Bergen.
Akureyri, Iceland: The gorgeous Akureyri, Iceland is filled with natural beauty where waterfalls, mountains, volcanic areas, and canyons line the region. The area is also known for its natural Botanical Garden boasting over 7,000 plants! Akureyri was settled around the ninth century snd it has a relatively warm climate. The harbors are full with fish and maritime history. The Old Town area offers a great opportunity to learn the history of Akureyri where the old church, school, and theatres still stand today. The landscape of Akureyri is extremely diverse, and vegetation in many places is especially plentiful. In the more urban areas, there are also interesting natural features, and on the hills of Akureyri there are many intriguing plants.
Make sure you sample some leafbread, the traditional Icelandic Christmas bread. It is extremely thin bread evolved a long time ago in poverty when wheat was very scarce. Step inside the Akureyri Museum where you will find the cultural history of the daily lives of people in the Eyjafjörður district and their industries. You can take a jeep tour to explore the region on an exciting journey around Akureyri, making sure to hit all of the highlights or embark on a boat tour, on the boat Húni II, departing from the harbor by the town center.
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Reykjavik, Iceland: Reykjavik is the world’s most northern capital. With this position comes cold and dark winters, but splendid summers filled with nearly 24 hours of daylight. Every weekend is a party in Reykjavik, as the bars and clubs are popular among locals and cruisers. Be sure to head out to one of the city’s many geothermal pools, a very popular gathering place for the city’s locals. Take in a view of the entire city by climbing to the top of Hallgrimskirkja's church tower or get a sense for the unique perspective Icelanders have by attending a show at the National Theater of Iceland. Discover the history of the city by visiting old houses and buildings that now reside at the Reykjavik City Museum.
Halifax, Nova Scotia: Located on the Eastern Coast of Canada, Halifax is known as a city with small town charm. This fun and friendly city is home to several colleges and attractions. In Halifax, a slower pace of life is appreciated, and the bars and cafes are always a great place to unwind with the locals. This port also has an interesting history. It has served as a major spot for cargo ships and had an important role delivering goods to Britain during World War II.
You can learn about immigration to Canada at Pier 21. Halifax served as the entry point for more than a million people seeking to make Canada their new home from 1928 to 1971. Take a stroll through 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens at the Halifax Public Gardens where you’ll find statues, fountains, and a quaint gazebo. Visit The Halifax Citadel where you can see re-enactors in period dress. You’ll enjoy learning about Halifax’s maritime history. Take the Alexander Keith Brewery Tour. This is a brewery that began operations in 1863. The tour is led by a guide in period garb - and you’ll get to sample some delightful brews.
Staterooms - ms Zuiderdam
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ms Zuiderdam Ship Highlights
At the heart of the ms Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant ship. On board the ms Zuiderdam, marvelous nooks and crannies contain priceless works of art. Guests will find a recurring Venetian theme throughout the ship; the most dazzling features figures in the time of Carnival in Venice, created by Daniel Ogier.
ms Zuiderdam ship information:
Maiden Voyage: 2002, Refurbished Year: 2010, Tonnage: 82,305 tons, Length: 936.00 feet, Avg Speed: 24.00, Passenger Capacity: 1,916, Normal Crew Size: 817, Registration Country: Netherlands
Evening dress falls into three distinct categories. Each night a daily program will be delivered to your stateroom announcing the suggested dress for the following evening. Comfortable, relaxed clothing is fine for evenings designated as casual; however, T-shirts, jeans, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are not allowed in the dining room, Lido restaurant, or public areas during the evening hours. During informal nights, dresses or pantsuits for women and jackets (tie optional) for men are standard.
On festive formal evenings, women usually wear cocktail dresses or gowns and men usually wear business suits or tuxedos. There are approximately two formal nights per week. (Gentlemen: Although business suits or tuxedos are suggested attire for formal evenings, they are certainly not required. You are welcome to wear a jacket and tie on formal nights.) Formal wear for ladies and gentlemen can be pre-ordered for your use for the duration of your cruise.
PINNACLE GRILL: Guests who dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight and fine decor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh Northwest dishes and select wines.
VISTA DINING ROOM: You will savor world-class cuisine served on the finest Rosenthal china. Delicate stemware and exquisite linens grace every table; impeccable service and a warm ambience are a sanctuary of civilization.
LIDO RESTAURANT: Located in the center of the Lido deck, the Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service from Holland's attentive, yet unobtrusive staff. Bountiful breakfasts feature fresh-squeezed orange juice, cooked-to-order omelets, pancakes, fresh fruits, natural cereals and yogurts. For lunch, cuisine from around the world, including Asian stir-fry, sushi, pizza, pasta, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar.
SPA AND BEAUTY
GREENHOUSE SPA & SALON: Of all the fascinating places you can visit with Holland America Line, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, featuring heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained fingers of a massage therapist sooth your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all the while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying the indulgences that are signature Holland America Line.
EXPLORERS LOUNGE: Fresh flowers and light pastel fabrics -- these are the essential ingredients for the understated elegance of the Explorer's Lounge. This meeting place for friends old and new offers intimate seating for small gatherings.
NEPTUNE LOUNGE: At your service is the Neptune Lounge's Concierge, exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests. Relax here over breakfast pastries with your favorite newspaper, or gather for evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in this timeless, genteel setting.
VISTA LOUNGE: Smart and sophisticated, the Vista Lounge whispers excitement long before the curtain rises. Watch a dazzling off-Broadway show and, in a blaze of light and color, you are instantly transported into another world.
ATRIUM: Beautiful and elegant, The Atrium is the perfect spot to mingle, listen to piano ballads, or quite simply, just take in the magnificent center piece.
CASINO: Aboard each cruise ship in the Holland America Line fleet, you can enjoy the latest in Las Vegas-style gaming and casino action. Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling the dice for the first time, Holland America have games for all levels of players, as well as complimentary gaming lessons from their friendly dealers for novices, and tournaments for advanced players.
LIDO BAR: Warm days with light, salty breezes are made for lounging poolside with an icy beverage in one hand and an epic novel in the other. Does this count as doing something or doing nothing? You'll soon know...
PIANO BAR: The sleek and futuristic Piano Bar is a study of form and function, texture and taste. Soak it all in as a talented musician nimbly tickles the ivories.
SPORTS BAR: Celebrate the highlights of your favorite sport at the casual and colorful Sports Bar. The Super bowl and selected other special sporting events are played right here, live via satellite.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: This amazing night club offers guests a magical venue for late evening dancing.
CLUB HAL: Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as storytelling, fabric painting, indoor games, ship tours, arts and crafts, charades, Uno, drawing contests, ice-cream sundae parties, puzzles, bingo, or a farewell pizza party.
THE LOFT: Teens, ages 13-17 will especially enjoy the teen disco, dance lessons, video games, teen sports tournaments, card games, trivia contests, bingo, movies and videos. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered.
CLUB HAL GAMEROOM: Kids from all ages can come here to the game room and play all their favorite games.
AFT POOL: Relax by the pool or indulge in a massage. The swimming pools and fitness center are available for a high-seas workout. Or take advantage of the full-service spa, complete with sauna, masseuse, and juice bar.
LIDO POOL: Relax by the pool or indulge in a massage. The swimming pools and fitness center are available for a high-seas workout. Or take advantage of the full-service spa, complete with sauna, masseuse and juice bar.
HYDRO POOL: Take soothing dip at the Hydro Pool located at the Greenhouse Spa. You will enjoy a private experience and massaging jet streams.
The excitement never stops on a
Card Player Cruises poker cruise!
Card Player Cruises proudly features a professional, fully staffed, non-smoking poker room. The poker room is usually open for play immediately after the first-seating dinner on your departure day. The poker room remains open throughout most of the cruise except when the ship is in port.
Free beginner lessons for novices are offered, followed by a low limit hold’em game for beginners only.
A general guideline regarding the games and limits on most cruises is as follows:
Texas hold’em: $2-$4, $4-$8, $10-$20, $20-$40
Omaha/8: $4-$8, $10-$20, occasionally higher
Mixed games: $20-$40, occasionally higher
No-limit hold’em at blinds of $1-$3 and $2-$5 with capped buy-ins
Tournaments will be announced.
Please contact our office for further details.
All poker games are open to anyone 18 years and older.
Great poker action - Exciting ports
Don’t miss this cruise!