Florida, California & Panama Canal Cruise

  • 22 Days

  • Central and South America

Enjoy three nights to explore glitzy Miami before setting sail on a cruise through Central America to San Diego. Captivating history and nature awaits as you explore cloud forests in Costa Rica and navigate the Panama Canal.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

  • Day 16

  • Day 17

  • Day 18

  • Day 19

  • Day 20

  • Day 21

  • Day 22

of 22 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 21st March 2018

Meals included: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners

Overview

Enjoy three nights to explore glitzy Miami before setting sail on a cruise through Central America to San Diego. Captivating history and nature awaits as you explore cloud forests in Costa Rica and navigate the Panama Canal.

At a glance

  • Miami 3 night hotel stay
  • Half Moon Cay Bahamas
  • Cartagena Colombia
  • Panama Canal Cruising
  • Puerto Caldera Costa Rica
  • Corinto Nicaragua
  • Puerto Quetzal Guatemala
  • Puerto Chiapas Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas Mexico
  • San Diego 2 night hotel stay

Day 1

UK - Miami

Travel to Miami and transfer to your hotel for a 3 night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 2 - 3

Miami

Situated on Florida's south-eastern tip, Miami's powdery white-sand beaches, tree-lined boulevards and sparkling waters draw in an equally good looking crowd. South Beach is the main tourist attraction thanks to its lively bars, restaurants and nightlife, but there's plenty to do outside of this area if you want a more cultural experience. You may want to catch a cab to Biscayne Boulevard (nicknamed Miami's Design District) for a huge choice of art galleries, or perhaps you will visit the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a charming estate designed in Mediterranean Revival architecture style. In the evening, the Little Havana neighbourhood offers salsa, cocktails and plenty of Latin flavour.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Today, transfer to Fort Lauderdale to embark your ship.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Half Moon Cay

Little San Salvador Island, also known as Half Moon Cay, is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of The Bahamas.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 6 - 7

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Cartagena

Today, arrive in Cartagena, the oldest city in the New World. Founded in 1533, this atmospheric city brims with plazas and cathedrals and served not only as a slave port, but also as the treasury of the Spanish occupiers, who channelled the gold, silver and emeralds they found on their conquests through here on its way back to Madrid. Admire the austere beauty of San Felipe Castle, the fortress built by the Spanish to defend the city, on an optional tour.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Panama Canal cruising

Today, experience the full scale and ingenuity of the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal. Running for 80 kilometres through lush Panamanian countryside, the Canal makes for a magnificent journey, as your ship steers its way through a series of vast locks.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Puerto Caldera

Puerto Caldera is the gateway to the untamed, exotic beauty of Costa Rica. Enjoy the inspirational landscape on an optional tour. Admire the misty crater of Poas Volcano and explore the National Park with its stunning Cloud Forest, spectacular scenery, exotic birds and rich tropical vegetation. Alternatively, take an aerial tram canopy tour for a bird's eye view of the pristine rainforest, a thrilling canopy walkway tour across bridges suspended high above the forest floor, or a river cruise amongst the lush mangroves.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Corinto

Corinto is a town located on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua, the town was founded in 1863 and was named in honour of the Greek city of Corinth.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Puerto Quetzal

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest port and is the gateway to La Antigua, famed for its Spanish Baroque influenced architecture. Enjoy an optional excursion to discover this beautiful city or explore the nearby town of San Jose to experience the local way of life.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Puerto Chiapas

Puerto Chiapas is the gateway to the Tacaná Volcano - the second highest peak in Central America at over 4,000 metres high. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 17

Cabo San Lucas

Situated at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez, 'Cabo' as its commonly called, earns its place as a major holiday resort with natural treasures and spectacular marine life. Kick back on its pristine beaches, swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, go sailing or sport-fishing, drive into the desert, or travel to Land's End to see El Arco, a craggy rock arch rising from crashing waves. Your ship will anchor at sea in Cabo, with launches to shore.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 18

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 19

San Diego

Disembark in San Diego and transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 20

San Diego

Perhaps visit the charming San Diego Zoo or enjoy a cruise around the harbour.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 21

San Diego - UK

Today, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 22

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Miami: Hilton Garden Inn Miami South Beach
  • San Diego: Best Western Bayside Inn

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Your ship

MS Westerdam

Westerdam received extensive enhancements as part of a $300 million brand initiative. New bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites debuted for the 2017 Europe season.

Enjoy dazzling entertainment from your very first night on board. As part of the updates, new music venues have been added: Lincoln Center Stage, featuring world-class musicians performing chamber music, and Billboard Onboard, rocking the house with 50 years of chart-topping hits. These venues join the already popular B.B. King’s Blues Club, completing our new “Music Walk” experience.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
Ship facts
  • Style: Premium
  • Class: Vista
  • Size: Large
  • Number of crew: 817
  • Number of cabins: 958
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 28
  • Number of large cabins: 435
  • Capacity: 1916 passengers
  • Main language on board: en-US
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 11
  • Gross tonnage: 82348
  • Length (m): 285.2
  • Width (m): 32.2
  • Speed in knots: 24
  • Launch year: 2004
  • Refit year: 2017
Available cabins on this cruise
Pinnacle Suite

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,150 sq. ft. including verandah. Include all the suite amenities, plus:

  • New Bose® Bluetooth-enabled Soundlink
  • New complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast
  • New premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • New binoculars for use during voyage
  • New expanded line of Elemis bath amenities
  • New in-suite coffee and espresso machine

Suite amenities;

  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate
  • Fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience

Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

The configuration of Accessible Staterooms may vary from the non-accessible stateroom shown here.

Details

  • 1,357 Square feet 
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 4

Neptune Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500–712 sq. ft. including verandah.

Suite amenities include:

  • New Bose® Bluetooth-enabled Soundlink
  • New complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast
  • New premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • New binoculars for use during voyage
  • New expanded line of Elemis bath amenities
  • New in-suite coffee and espresso machine
  • Use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate
  • Fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience

Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

The configuration of Accessible Staterooms may vary from the non-accessible stateroom shown here.

Details

  • 500-712 Square feet
  • Private Veranda 
  • Sleeps 4

Ocean View Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 174–180 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include:

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

The configuration of Accessible Staterooms may vary from the non-accessible stateroom shown here.

Details

  • 174-180 Square feet 
  • Ocean View
  • Sleeps 2

Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom amenities include:
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Details

  • 151-233 Square feet 
  • Sleeps 2

Signature Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 372–384 sq. ft. including verandah.

  • Include all the stateroom amenities, plus:
  • New premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • New binoculars for use during voyage
  • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

Stateroom amenities include Holland America Line's signature Mariner's Dream bed featuring a plush Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, lighted magnifying mirrors; salon-quality hair dryers, and luxurious bathrobes for use during the voyage. Each stateroom also benefit from flat-panel TV and DVD player, complimentary DVD library, generous storage, safes for your valuables, Complimentary fresh fruit on request, complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining, nightly turndown service, complimentary shoeshine service, as well as complimentary ice service

In addition to the stateroom amenities, guests cruising in Signature Suites also benefit from a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, premium duvet, oversized bath towels, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar, personalised cruise stationery, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and umbrellas for your use on the cruise.

Details

  • 372-384 Square feet 
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 3

Verandah Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212–359 sq. ft. including verandah.

Stateroom amenities include:

  • Our signature Mariner’s Drea™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

The configuration of Accessible Staterooms may vary from the non-accessible stateroom shown here.

Details

  • 212-359 Square feet 
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

Westerdam received extensive enhancements as part of a $300 million brand initiative. New bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites debuted for the 2017 Europe season.

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