Panama Canal

14 April - 7 May 2018

Duration

23 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

14 Ports

14 April

Setting sail from 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.

15-16 April

At sea

17 April

Curaçao: Willemstad

18-20 April

At sea

21 April

Costa Rica: Puntarenas

22 April

Nicaragua: Corinto

23 April

Guatemala: Puerto Quetzal

24-25 April

Mexico: Puerto Chiapas, Huatalco

26 April

At sea

27 April

Mexico: Manzanillo

28 April

Mexico: Puerto Vallarta

29 April

Mexico: Cabo San Lucas

30 April

At sea

1 May

United States: San Diego

2 May

At sea

3 May

United States: San Francisco

4-5 May

At sea

6 May

Canada: Vancouver

7 May

Arriving in 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!

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
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.

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.

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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