Sail from San Diego, California and pass through the Panama Canal – a cruising bucket list experience. Stop in Mexico and the beautiful countries of Central America en route.
• San Diego, USA
• Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
• Huatulco, Mexico
• Puerto Quetzal
• Corinto, Nicaragua
• Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
• Cruising the Panama Canal
• Cartagena, Colombia
• Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
• Fort Lauderdale, USA
Cruise The Large Ocean View Staterooms are comfortable, with plenty of space and a homely décor. They come with a picture window, twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, an adjacent sitting area, a flat-panel TV with DVD player and a private bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
Cruise Visit Holland America’s Lincoln Center Stage for a brilliant musical experience. Enjoy multiple programmes of superb chamber music from world-class musicians, performing on board most evenings. Head inside on leisurely days at sea and unwind by watching an afternoon recital.
Cruise The Pinnacle Grill* is an intimate and elegant venue where you can dine on dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest. Enjoy premium ingredients from Alaskan king salmon to beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch, served with boutique wines from celebrated vineyards across the world.
Cruise Holland America have partnered with BBC Earth to bring you closer to the wonders of the ocean and natural world, through innovative and imaginative programming. Head to Eurodam’s BBC Earth Experiences and you’ll be able to enjoy a concert, films, game shows, trivia and children’s activities.
Is this for you?
Holland America Line
For over 140 years Holland America Line has transported people across the globe, once taking them from the Netherlands to their new lives in America,
and today on traditional cruise holidays. Easily recognised by their navy blue hulls, the cruise line’s 14 mid- to large-size ships sail the seven continents and have a country-house-at-sea style. Enjoy exceptional dining as part of your full-board package as well as a range of excellent speciality restaurants which you can enjoy for a cover charge.
Perfect for fans of dining and entertainment, the ship has an array of music venues and an ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ where live cooking shows take place.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Days 1-2 UK to San Diego, USA Depart the UK on your flight to San Diego, California. On arrival, transfer to Hotel Solamar – a Kimpton Hotel, where you’ll stay for two nights.
Day 3 San Diego, USA
Begin your cruise on board Eurodam.
Days 4-5 At sea
Day 6 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 7 At sea
Day 8 Huatulco, Mexico
This morning you’ll dock for a few hours in Huatulco, an ecologically diverse and relatively undiscovered resort in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It has shimmering emerald waters and nine bays with 36 golden-sand beaches; these are quieter
than many of Mexico’s buzzing tourist spots, and the perfect place to enjoy superb views.
Day 9 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Day 10 Corinto, Nicaragua
Day 11 Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
Enjoy a day in Puntarenas, literally ‘sand point’ in Spanish; it’s an unusually shaped province in Costa Rica’s Gulf of Nicoya, with wonderful Pacific Ocean beaches including Playa Doña Ana, popular with surfers. At Playa Puntarenas, take a leisurely stroll down Paseo de los Turistas, the tree-lined promenade which has plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Day 12 At sea
Day 13 Cruising the Panama Canal
Spend the day taking in the captivating surroundings of the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most impressive feats of human engineering and the link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. A cruise is the perfect way to experience it, and on your 48-mile journey you’ll pass through its three locks – Gatun, Pedro Miguel and Miraflores. It’s a unique voyage, as your ship squeezes through the narrow gateway with sweeping views of greenery on either side.
Day 14 Cartagena, Colombia
Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in this historic port city on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, founded in 1533. Explore the walkable old town, marked by striking colonial architecture and dotted with wonderfully colourful houses, and visit the beautiful walled city and fortress – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Days 15-16 At sea
Day 17 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Day 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
departing 14 November 2019. Alternative USA & Caribbean itineraries are available with Holland America Line, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Upgrade your cruise
For more space, choose one of the superb Signature Suites. These spacious and comfortable rooms have a sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed, and a full-size whirlpool bath and shower.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.