Inca Discovery

24 September - 18 October 2018

Duration

24 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

14 Ports

24 September

Setting sail from Seattle

Eclectic Seattle is a jumble of different neighbourhoods, each with its own distinctive character. Fremont, the self-proclaimed 'centre of the universe', is an arty, bohemian district where you'll find everything from trolls lurking under bridges to a statue of Lenin, while Capitol Hill is characterised by creaking mansions and trendy boutiques, and waterfront Ballard has a fascinating Scandinavian heritage. Seattle also enjoys a stunning natural setting, surrounded by forests, mountains and the broad sweep of Puget Sound, and boasts a wealth of green spaces.

Our tip

Wander through Pike Place market – make sure you visit the fish stall, a surprise awaits!

25 September

Canada: Vancouver

26-27 September

At sea

28 September

United States: Santa Barbara

29 September

United States: San Diego

30 September - 1 October

At sea

2 October

Mexico: Manzanillo

3 October

At sea

4 October

Mexico: Huatalco

5 October

Guatemala: Puerto Quetzal

6 October

Nicaragua: Corinto

7 October

At sea

8 October

Panama: Fuerte Amador (Panama City)

9 October

At sea

10 October

Ecuador: Manta

11 October

At sea

12 October

Peru: Trujillo (Salaverry)

13-14 October

Peru: Lima (Callao)

15-16 October

At sea

17 October

Chile: Coquimbo

18 October

Arriving in Valparaíso

Characterful, colourful and a little chaotic, the port city of Valparaíso enjoys a somewhat awkward setting, scattered across 45 vertiginous hills. Thanks to this difficult topography the city streets are punctuated by steep staircases and funicular elevators, and energetic explorers will be rewarded with wonderful views of the pastel hued buildings that hug the slopes. Valparaíso's most famous former resident was the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and you can visit one of his former residences, La Sebastiana, which now houses a small museum.

Don't miss

Although there are museums and some great architecture, what you really mustn’t miss is the vibe of this quirky and characterful town, so take the time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Volendam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Volendam Verandah Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Volendam pool deck

The lovely sisters Volendam and Zaandam, carrying just over 1,400 guests each, are the perfect size to combine intimacy with extensive facilities, and a great onboard experience with a comfortable ride.

What we love

The Holland America hallmark décor is distinctive and memorable, with a huge collection of art and sculptures as a backdrop to the stylish public areas. Volendam and Veendam have distinctive themes in play - a floral garden focus for Volendam, and great world music through the ages on Veendam.

Capacity 1,432 Guests
Crew 615 International Staff
Style

These intimate ships are perfect for meeting new people, so the atmosphere is elegant but friendly, with lots to do and plenty of choice.

Year Built 1996 (Volendam) / 2000 (Zaandam)
Last Refurbished 2014 (Volendam) / 2013 (Zaandam)
Tonnage 61,214 grt (Volendam) / 61,396 (Zaandam)
Length 781 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 23 knots
More about MS Zaandam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Inn at the Market, Seattle

Where to stay in Seattle

We love the Inn at the Market at Pike Place market – great location and a lovely welcoming hotel.

San Juan Islands, near Seattle

Excursions from Seattle

Seattle is at the centre of some extraordinary scenery. How to choose? If you’ve a little time, go for the San Juan islands.

Hotel Palacio Astoreca, Valparaíso

Where to stay in Valparaíso

The 23 room Palacio Astoreca comprises two buildings, including a completely restored national monument.

Viña del Mar, Chile

Around Valparaíso

For contrast, visit clean and orderly Viña del Mar just up the coast.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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