Ancient Empires Mediterranean Cruise

September 11 - 24, 2019
American Empires Mediterranean Cruise

Henk and Thressa Witte invite you to join them for a magnificent adventure, sailing from Rome on the ms Koningsdam with stops in beautiful port cities in Italy, Albania, and Greece along the way. Our journey begins on the western coast of Italy, with a visit to Rome and the ancient ruins in Ostia Antica, before making our way to Civitavecchia to board Holland America’s ms Koningsdam. From there we will travel down the coast of Italy, stopping in Albania, mainland Greece, and some of Greece and Italy’s most beautiful islands before returning to Rome.


  • Roundtrip flights Grand Rapids to Rome
  • Hotel accommodations according to the itinerary in moderate to standard first-class hotels and your onboard stateroom or suite with balcony.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Local guides as needed
  • Port excursion to Lekuresi Castle and Blue Eye National Park in Sarande, Albania
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • Sightseeing and admission fees according to the itinerary
  • Local taxes and fees

Your Hosts:

Your hosts are Henk Witte, founder of Witte Travel & Tours, and his wife, Thressa. Henk, who emigrated from the Netherlands at age 12, is also the former Honorary Netherlands Consul for West Michigan. The Wittes have traveled extensively, both with groups and on their own. Their retirement includes plans to see more of the world. You can be sure that the Wittes’ fun-loving spirit and cordiality will enhance the tour experience for every one of you.

Baggage Information

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