Panama Canal

14 April - 5 May 2018

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 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.

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.

15-16 April

At sea

17 April

Colombia: Cartagena

18-19 April

At sea

20 April

Costa Rica: Puntarenas

21 April

Nicaragua: Corinto

22 April

Guatemala: Puerto Quetzal

23-24 April

Mexico: Puerto Chiapas, Huatulco

25 April

Mexico: Acapulco

26 April

At sea

27 April

Mexico: Puerto Vallarta

28 April

At sea

29 April

Mexico: Cabo San Lucas

30 April

At sea

1 May

United States: San Diego

2-3 May

At sea

4 May

Canada: Victoria

5 May

Arriving in 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.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Nieuw Amsterdam in Venice
Holland America Line cruises - MS Nieuw Amsterdam Superior Verandah Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Nieuw Amsterdam pool deck

One of the newer Holland America ships, and with a guest count of just over 2,000, this, the fourth Nieuw Amsterdam in the company’s long history, reflects the glamour and liveliness of New York City, formerly known as Nieuw Amsterdam.

What we love

In true Holland America style, Nieuw Amsterdam features an amazing art collection with works ranging from antiques by traditional Dutch masters to renowned contemporary masterpieces. All are distinctive and eye-catching, making this ship unlike any other.

Capacity 2,106 Guests
Crew 929 International Staff
Style Choice is everything, with excellent dining options, a choice of inviting bars and lounges, great entertainment and lots to do on board. This is a great family ship too, with multi-generational groups loving the facilities during school holidays.
Year Built 2010
Tonnage 86,700 grt
Length 936 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 24 knots
More about MS Nieuw Amsterdam

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.

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.

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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