Panama Canal

26 September - 19 October 2018

Duration

23 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

14 Ports

26 September

Setting sail from Vancouver

Cosmopolitan Vancouver is a city that rewards exploration, an eminently liveable place and an easy gateway to the natural beauty of British Columbia. The culinary scene here is a particular draw, with seafood galore and some fantastic Asian restaurants, and the city has also been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Verdant Stanley Park is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, while Kitsilano's beaches and wooden houses are wonderfully picturesque. Cultural attractions tend to be on a smaller scale than you'd expect from a city of this size, but the thrill of stumbling across one of Vancouver's quirky little galleries is all part of the city's appeal.

Don't miss

Grouse Mountain – just minutes from the centre, and reached via the Grouse Mountain Skyride, a one-mile aerial journey for amazing panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains.

27-28 September

At sea

29-30 September

United States: San Francisco

1 October

At sea

2 October

United States: San Diego

3-4 October

At sea

5 October

Mexico: Puerto Vallarta

6 October

At sea

7-8 October

Mexico: Huatalco, Puerto Chiapas

9 October

Guatemala: Puerto Quetzal

10-11 October

Nicaragua: Corinto

Costa Rica: Puerto Caldera

12 October

At sea

13 October

Panama: Balboa, Cristobal

14 October

At sea

15 October

Aruba: Oranjestad

16 October

Curaçao: Willemstad

17-18 October

At sea

19 October

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.

Our tip

A great way to see Fort Lauderdale is on the hop on hop off water taxi tour – a one day pass gives you unlimited travel and it’s a great way to sightsee as well as to get around.

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 Volendam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Our favourite hotel in Vancouver

If you’re not committed to the waterfront where the ships come in, we love the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Grizzly bear at Knight Inlet, Canada

Stay a little longer in Canada

If you’ve time, set aside a couple of days to travel to Knight Inlet Lodge for bear viewing.

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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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP