Panama Canal from San Diego to Ft Lauderdale, 2 October 2019 (18 nights)

Full-Transit Panama Canal

Nieuw Amsterdam
Holland America Line
San Diego, California
Depart Date:
2nd October 2019
18 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 15 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise
  • 1 Nt San Diego stay in a 4* Hotel
  • Return UK Flights
  • All Overseas Transfers
  • Hotel Included
Inside from
£2,249 pp
Outside from
£2,428 pp
Balcony from
£3,049 pp
Signature Suite from
£4,679 pp
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Cruise Id: 175809

Holiday Features

Full board enjoy everything from a burger and fries by the Lido Pool to the authentic Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at the Pinnacle Grill.
Activities offered onboard: America's Test Kitchen, BBC Earth Experiences
Rijksmuseum at Sea,
EXC Explorations Central, Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Club HAL and The Loft, Two swimming pools, Fitness Center
Basketball & Volleyball courts
The Shops of Holland America Line
Entertainment offered onboard: B.B. King's Blues Club, Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard
The Showroom at Sea, Casino, Ocean Bar, Gallery Bar , Pinnacle Bar
Movies in the Screening Room
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly from the UK
1 San Diego Hotel Stay - 1 Night
2 San Diego PM
3-4 At Sea
5 Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta
The small, quaint fishing community of Puerto Vallarta, with its cobblestoned streets that seemed to climb straight up to the jungle behind it, was recognized as a city of Mexico in 1918 but was largely unknown to the rest of the world. But in 1963, during the filming of John Huston's "Night of the Iguana," the sleepy town was invaded by reporters hoping to catch a glimpse of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who were carrying on their illicit love affair -- and a tourist industry was born.
6 At Sea
7 Huatulco AM PM
8 Puerto Chiapas AM PM
9 Puerto Quetzal
Puerto Quetzal
This charming port city on the Pacific coast of Guatemala is home to the beautiful, iridescent Quetzal bird, which was once sacred to the Mayan civilization that once ruled over this land.
10 Puerto Corinto AM PM
11 Puerto Caldera
Puerto Caldera
Puerto Caldera began functioning as a port in 1577 and now plays a vital role in Costa Rica’s trade with the world.
12 At Sea
13 Enter Panama Canal
13 Panama Canal Transit
Panama Canal Transit
Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, you can marvel at the vast locks, lakes and impenetrable rain forest as you pass through the Panama Canal. This is one of humanity’s greatest engineering achievements. You can adventure into the Gamboa Rainforest, where you can see Howler monkeys, or try your luck at catching Fresh Water Bass in Gatun Lake.
13 Exit Panama Canal
14 At Sea
15 Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba
Being one of the Dutch Antilles, Aruba still retains its Dutch charm. You will notice this when you see the many windmills that are to be found in the island. Aruba is characterised by fine beaches, sapphire blue waters, almost year-round sunshine and exotic cactus. In the capital Oranjestad, admire the pastel coloured houses and the palm-lined streets. Then go snorkelling and discover the incredible coral formation and tropical fish. Other highlights include gold mine ruins in the countryside, Guadirikiri Caves and the fascinating natural limestone bridge. If you like shopping, you’ll love Aruba and its fabulous shops and outdoor markets.
16-17 At Sea
18 Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is the sunny city set in Southern Florida. Often called the ‘Venice of America’ due to its expansive canal system and beautiful river fronts. Fort Lauderdale is well known for its beaches, arts, shopping and year round tropical climate. Chosen by many as their favourite holiday destination, it is certainly an excellent place to start or end your cruise!
18 Fly to the UK
19 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

Cabins on the Nieuw Amsterdam

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Customer reviews for Nieuw Amsterdam

  • Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 07 Jul 2019

The ship was disappointing. It had no buzz about it and seemed sedate. The entertainment on the main stage was poor. Everyone we spoke to said they would not recommend HA to friends. It was lots of little things that irritated. No self service in the buffet, always having to be given a pager for open seating dining as no tables available, lack of staff so service slow, ridiculously long embarkation process ( over 3 hours ) , Air con on all night so sleeping difficult with the noise of the fan, wine ridiculously expensive, food choices average, not enough seating in entertainment venues, cabin design poor with wardrobes adjacent to bathroom leaving little room in corridor, smoked mirrors not suitable for women applying makeup.

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  • Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 17 Jun 2019

Our first cruise with HAL and an excellent overall experience. Quality staff and decent, considerate guests. Nieuw Amsterdam is medium sized ship, traditionally and beautifully finished. The only odd area for us was the expansive aft section behind the bar and pizza spot. We felt that this could do with more theming and an overall spruce up. Compared with other cruise lines we've tried I'd say the food and the staff were the best. Main Dining Room brilliant and the Steak House a wonderful meal. Entertainment was a little samey and some more production shows would have been good. The one that was staged however was simply brilliant. The magician and comedian we saw I'm afraid weren't to our taste. Must mention the lifts which on all other previous cruises have been a pain. All lift groups on Nieuw Amsterdam worked brilliantly. Hardly any wait time at any time of day. A mat was placed inside each lift marked with the day of the week which was a real help. The Alaskan itinerary is well known and of course a life enhancing experience. Our cruise did this justice, including Glacier Bay National Park which was carefully chosen and not to be missed.

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  • Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 11 Jun 2019

We spent a week on the Nieuw Amsterdam following a week touring the Rocky Mountains and Rocky Mountaineer train. This was a complete trip though Iglu cruises and it turned out to be probably the best holiday we have had. The experience of the area around Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary and Jasper was simple beautiful. From big bears to birds of prey to ice fields and the most spectacular train ride. Just great. Then to top it off just a bit more the HAL Nieuw Amsterdam was just as special. We had a high cabin on the aft of the ship which provided the best views. Overall the ship was great. For use the entertainment wasn’t the best but what was provided was ok. One to look out for was the B B Kings All Stars. Next to a another group we have seen, December 63, these guys were brilliant. As ever the service from Iglu team was great. Shame we had a bit of rush in terms of issuing of the tickets but we got there in the end. Thanks to all involved.

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