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Cruising The Panama Canal

Central America
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAOXPC

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Discover San Diego's beautiful beaches and Miami's exciting vibe. In between embark on the cruise of a lifetime on board the luxurious Westerdam, which has the famed Panama Canal firmly in her sights. Lush jungles, rugged canyons, Mayan temples and tropical wildlife all add colour to your amazing adventure.

​Discover San Diego's beautiful beaches and Miami's exciting vibe. In between embark on the cruise of a lifetime on board the luxurious Westerdam, which has the famed Panama Canal firmly in her sights. Lush jungles, rugged canyons, Mayan temples and tropical wildlife all add colour to your amazing adventure.

PRICE FROM ? £3099 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 1 night room only in San Diego plus 1 night in flight
  • 15 nights full board on board 
Holland America Line's 
MS Westerdam
  • 44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 
15 dinners
  • The services of a Local Representative
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • San Diego orientation tour
  • Miami city tour

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK to San Diego
  • You'll fly to San Diego today. On arrival, enjoy a brief tour of this delightful Spanish-influenced city, before transferring to your hotel.​​
  • Day 2 San Diego to Westerdam
  • Today you'll board Holland America Line's Westerdam. Enjoy the ship's facilities during two days at sea.​​
  • Days 3 & 4
  • Relaxing days at sea​.
  • Day 5 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • ​Puerto Vallarta is your port of call this morning. Head to the old town where a mix of red-tiled buildings and cobbled streets blend with chic boutiques and busy markets. If you choose to head further inland, rugged canyons and lush jungles offer a taste of adventure.​
  • Day 6
  • Relaxing day at sea​​.
  • Day 7 Huatulco, Mexico
  • ​Today you'll call at Mexico's lovely seaside resort of Huatulco.
  • Day 8 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • ​From Puerto Quetzal you might choose to head to Antigua, where you'll be met by stunning views of active volcanoes. Other excursion opportunities are the stone ruins of Tikal, or maybe you'll tour one of the area's coffee plantations.
DAY 9 Corinto, Nicaragua 
Fields of sugar cane, pristine beaches and lush mangrove forests welcome you to Nicaragua. In Corinto, take a stroll along the Costa Azul for spectacular views of the bay and its islands. Discover Mayan artefacts in Chinandega's archaeological museum or explore the ruins of León Viejo.​
  • DAY 9 Corinto, Nicaragua
  • ​Fields of sugar cane, pristine beaches and lush mangrove forests welcome you to Nicaragua. In Corinto, take a stroll along the Costa Azul for spectacular views of the bay and its islands. Discover Mayan artefacts in Chinandega's archaeological museum or explore the ruins of León Viejo.​
  • Day 10 Puerto Caldere, Costa Rica
  • Puerto Caldera, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast has many national parks within easy reach. Carara is a mecca for birders, so look out for species such as the scarlet macaw. Other natural wonders include Poas Volcano and Trapanti, where you can see types of orchid discovered as recently as 2009.​​
  • Day 11
  • Relaxing day at sea.​
  • Day 12 Cruise the Panama Canal
  • Take in the beautiful views of the city of Panama from the top of Ancon Hill, or visit Mi Pueblito, an open-air museum which recreates the village which housed workers building the famous Panama Canal. As you cruise this historic waterway, you'll journey through tropical rainforests and lush green forests home to an abundance of tropical wildlife. You'll exit the canal at the Panama city of Cristobal.​​
  • Day 13 Cartagena, Columbia
  • ​Cartagena's defensive walls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step inside the town those walls protected from pirates to walk through some of the best-preserved colonial neighbourhoods of the Americas.​
  • Days 17 & 18 Fort Lauderdale to UK
  • Disembark the ship on day 17 and transfer to Miami. After a short tour you will fly back to the UK, arriving on day 18.​​
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Accommodation

    • Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    • Situated in the centre of San Diego and within reach of popular attractions. Hotel facilities include outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, Polanco Kitchen & bar, gift shop and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities.
    • MS Westerdam
    • The grandly proportioned Westerdam, one of Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 elegant, mid-size ships, offers passengers spacious comfort, award-winning service, extensive activities and enrichment programmes and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. The ship’s impressive art collection includes 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved figures and an original Andy Warhol portrait. On board you’ll also discover a choice of elegant dining options, a host of lounges and bars, a show lounge, coffee house, two freshwater swimming pools, spa and salon.
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Optional Excursions

​A full programme of optional shore excursions will be available duting your cruise. Full details will be provided in your final documents.

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Further Information

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