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Panama Canal Cruise

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Willemstad
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Panama Canal
  • Puerto Caldera
  • Corinto
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • San Diego
  • 16 nights from
  • £1,489 per person
  • Trip Code: CR-1029

Holiday Overview

Panama Canal Cruise, Departure dates November - March with Holland America   Highlights of the holiday are: 

-  Fort Lauderdale: Enjoy Fort Lauderdale's main beach, sugary sands and clear blue water await you with a beautiful tree lined promenade. -  Puerto Vallarta: Discover some of Mexico's most beautiful beaches and enjoy the scenic views as you walk along the malecon. 

Panama Canal Cruise includes:

  • Cruise only (Contact us for price when adding flights)
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Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale

Arrive: Thu 23 January 2020 / Depart: Thu 23 January 2020 at 16:00

There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

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Day 2 - At Sea

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Day 3 - At Sea

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Day 4 - Willemstad, Curacao

Arrive: Sun 26 January 2020 / Depart: Sun 26 January 2020

Amsterdam-like canals, gabled Dutch colonial buildings, an exotic floating market. This bustling duty-free port has it all. Plus the world-famous Curaçao Liqueur Distillery and an intriguing coral reef teeming with parrotfish and queen angelfish. Sample shore excursions: Curaçao Dolphin Encounter; Curaçao See & Sea Tour; Highlights of Curaçao with Folkloric Show; Canoe Safari; Willemstad Trolley Train.

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Day 5 - Oranjestad, Aruba

Arrive: Mon 27 January 2020 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 27 January 2020 at 18:00

Colorful floating markets, wondrous coral reefs and landscapes dotted with curiously bent divi-divi trees await on this, the "A" of the Netherlands Antilles' famous ABC islands. (Bonaire and Curacao round out the trio.) Sample shore excursions: Natural Wonders of Aruba;Spanish Lagoon Kayak Adventure' Jolly Pirates Sail, Snorkel, Swim & Swing.

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Day 6 - At Sea

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Day 7 - Enter Panama Canal at Cristobal

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Day 7 - Cruising Panama Canal

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Day 7 - Exit Panama Canal Balboa

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Day 8 - At Sea

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Day 9 - Puerto Caldera

Arrive: Fri 31 January 2020 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 31 January 2020 at 17:00

It's wild, it's beautiful and Costa Rica's eco-factor is off the charts. Here find steaming volcanoes, lush rain forests and nearly half of all the animal species on earth. Plus a modern capital high in the mountains.

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Day 10 - Corinto

Arrive: Sat 01 February 2020 at 09:00 / Depart: Sat 01 February 2020 at 17:00

Puerto Corinto is a quaint coastal village in an area rich with pristine beaches, lush mangrove forests and magnificent volcanoes. In Corinto, take a stroll along the Costa Azul for a view of the bay and its islands. In nearby Chinandega, discover Mayan artifacts at the archeological museum. Farther afield explore the ruins of León Viejo, excavated from centuries of volcanic debris. Sample shore excursions: The History and Art of León; San Antonio Rum Distillery.

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Day 11 - Puerto Quetzal

Arrive: Sun 02 February 2020 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 02 February 2020 at 17:00

In the cultured little country of Guatemala modern Maya still weave their stories on backstrap looms, and the great stone temples of Tikal stand in silent testament to ancient Mayan ingenuity. Sample shore excursions: Casa Santa Domingo & Antigua; Lake Atitlan & Highlands; Finca Coffee Plantation Tour; Tikal Expedition by Air.

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Day 12 - Huatulco, Mexico

Arrive: Mon 03 February 2020 at 13:00 / Depart: Mon 03 February 2020 at 17:00

Everything you ever wanted in a seaside resort: warm sun, sandy beaches and nine beautiful bays rimmed in every shade of blue. Nearby: low-growth caducifolia jungles teeming with birdlife and the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles. Sample shore excursions: Five Bays by Catamaran; Horseback Riding; Bird-watching Eco Tour; ATV Jungle Adventure.

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Day 13 - At Sea

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Day 14 - Puerto Vallarta

Arrive: Wed 05 February 2020 at 10:00 / Depart: Wed 05 February 2020 at 20:00

No longer the well-kept secret of the artists, writers and Hollywood stars that first "discovered" it in the 1960s, "PV" (as it is affectionately known) still retains the essence of the quaint fishing village it once was. Here is Viejo Vallarta, the quaint Old Town, An enticing mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets, chic shops and bustling open markets. Here are Mismaloya Beach, Gringo Gulch and Conchas Chinas, the Beverly Hills of Vallarta. Nearby: the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the Sierra Madre. Sample shore excursions: Countryside on horseback, Dolphin encounter; Town, Country & Tequila; Sea Lion Encounter; Eco-safari Off-road Adventure; Canopy Adventure.

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Day 15 - At Sea

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Day 16 - At Sea

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Day 17 - San Diego

Arrive: Sat 08 February 2020 at 07:00 / Depart: Sat 08 February 2020

Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the Old Town that brings the city's early Spanish days to life, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World. Sample shore excursions: San Diego Tour.

USA Holiday Stopovers

Why not add in the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.

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