Panama Canal

20 December 2017 - 3 January 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

20 December

Setting sail from San Diego

Laid-back, friendly and blessed with near-perfect weather all year round, San Diego is one of America's most likeable cities. Enjoy a stroll through Balboa Park, dotted with beautiful Spanish Renaissance-style architecture, take a whale watching trip along the coast, or sample the nightlife of the trendy Gaslamp Quarter. The swells of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach attract a surfer crowd, while the Old Town has a strong Hispanic influence thanks to the city's proximity to the Mexican border. There are also plenty of family-friendly attractions, including Legoland, SeaWorld and the famous San Diego Zoo.

Our tip

Plan ahead – there are great cultural opportunities in San Diego, so you might want to pre-book concert tickets or a show.

21 December

At sea

22 December

Mexico: Cabo San Lucas

23 December

At sea

24 December

Mexico: Acapulco

25 December

At sea

26 December

Guatemala: Puerto Quetzal

27-28 December

Nicaragua: Corinto

Costa Rica: Puerto Caldera

29-30 December

At sea

31 December

Colombia: Cartagena

1 January

At sea

2 January

Bahamas: Half Moon Cay

3 January

Arriving in Fort Lauderdale

These days Fort Lauderdale is a sophisticated place awash with upmarket hotels and excellent restaurants. The glorious weather and swathes of golden beach are still a huge draw, but there are also plenty of cultural attractions, such as the Museum of Art and the Museum of Discovery and Science. The city also boasts 300 miles of navigable waterways and canals, meaning there's plenty of space for the resident millionaires to park their yachts, and the cruise port is one of the busiest in the world.

Don't miss

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a great visit, with remains dating back to 2000 BC – in Florida - who knew there was anything so old there?! It’s a fascinating museum too, and the gardens are beautiful.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Amsterdam at sea
Holland America Line cruises - MS Amsterdam Deluxe Verandah Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Amsterdam pool deck

Holland America’s Amsterdam features a stylish Dutch elegance and heritage, with all the facilities of a large ship, alongside the intimacy of quite a small one, with just 1380 guests.

What we love

Amsterdam is a real piece of history, with original art deco pieces and lots of intimate bars and lounges with fascinating artwork reflecting the company's 140 year marine heritage. At the heart of Amsterdam is an extraordinary sculpture which fills the three storey atrium - the Planeto Astrolabium.

Capacity 1,380 Guests
Crew 658 International Staff
Style

The ship may have a historical feel, but the facilities are as contemporary as they come with great technical workshops and lots of action on board.

Year Built 2000
LAST REFURBISHED 2013
Tonnage 60,874 grt
Length 780 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 25 knots
More about MS Amsterdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego

Our favourite San Diego hotel

It’s about 20 miles north of central San Diego, but we have to recommend the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

View of San Diego from boat

Whale watching

If you are here in the summer or autumn, take the opportunity to go and find a blue whale leaving from San Diego’s Big Bay.

Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale

Overnight in Fort Lauderdale

The Hyatt Regency Pier 66 has been THE hotel of choice for cruise passengers for as long as we can remember.

Florida Everglades

See more of Florida

Go out into the Florida Everglades and Sawgrass Recreation Park with native flora and fauna and reconstructed Seminole villages.

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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