South America, Inca & Panama Canal Discovery

21 March - 24 April 2019

Duration

34 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

21 Ports

21-22 March

Setting sail from Buenos Aires

The streets of Buenos Aires are redolent of a grand old European capital, lined with elegant architecture that wouldn't look out of place in Madrid or Paris. There is also plenty of Latin passion on display: Argentina is the home of tango, that most electrifying of dances, and the central Plaza de Mayo has played host to countless revolutions and rallies over the years. Food is an important part of life here, and carnivores shouldn't pass up the opportunity to try the world's finest beef at one of the many steakhouses, known as parrillas. Other attractions include the beautiful Recoleta cemetery, the grand Teatro Colón and the colourful, arty district of La Boca.

Our tip

Plan to stay longer than you think you’ll need; the city offers plenty and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls can be reached by a short flight.

23 March

Uruguay: Montevideo

24-25 March

At sea

26 March

Falkland Islands: Stanley

27 March

At sea

28 March

Chile: Punta Arenas

28 March

Chile: Glacier Alley

29 March

Argentina: Ushuaia

30 March

Chile: Cape Horn

31 March

At sea

1 April

Chile: Chilean Fjords

2 April

Chile: Puerto Montt

3 April

At sea

4 April

Chile: Valparaíso

5 April

Chile: Coquimbo

6-7 April

At sea

8 April

Peru: San Martin

9-10 April

Peru: Lima (Callao)

11 April

Peru: Trujillo (Salaverry)

12 April

At sea

13 April

Ecuador: Guayaquil

14 April

Ecuador: Manta

15 April

At sea

16 April

Panama: Fuerte Amador (Panama City)

17-18 April

At sea

19 April

Aruba: Oranjestad

20 April

Curaçao: Willemstad

21-22 April

At sea

23 April

Bahamas: Half Moon Cay

24 April

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 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
Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Just steps away from the elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street, we love the Alvear Art Hotel.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires

Take a private city tour to see all the highlights including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo, colourful La Boca, the Colon Theatre and the Recoleta cemetery, resting place of Evita.

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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