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Cruising the Panama Canal


Traverse the entire canal aboard Holland America’s ms Zaandam


  • Pre-cruise overnight stay in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with dinner and sightseeing 
  • See the Panama Canal, plus ports of call in Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala & Mexico
  • Daily shipboard activities and optional shore excursions at every port of call
  • 43 meals (not counting midnight buffets!)
  • All transfers and port taxes included
  • Roundtrip air to Ft. Lauderdale/from San Diego
  • Door-to-door airport transportation
  • Fully escorted by Sports Leisure Tour Director
  • Gold Passport Points based on cabin

We are proud to partner with Holland America Line for this adventure because of its commitment to service and because we know and believe in the quality of its ships, programs and shore excursions. The ms Zaandam is a midsize ship which carries passengers with style and grace - it's large enough to offer a host of exciting amenities, but more personal and intimate than the "floating cities" of other cruise lines. Sailing from east to west provides you the advantage of getting the long, cross-country flight out of the way first, leaving just a short hop home from San Diego at the end of the cruise.

Designed to carry fewer guests while offering greater space, Zaandam is at once elegant and comfortable with a decor inspired by musical themes. While on board, rejuvenate with a spa treatment in the serene Greenhouse Spa & Salon, indulge in a tantalizing meal at a fine dining restaurant, enjoy daily shipboard activities and/or choose from a variety of optional shore excursions. Most of all, we invite you to simply relax. Is that what cruising is all about?

Prices start at $4,445 p.p./dbl. occ., $6,225 single for outside cabins; $4,050 p.p./dbl. occ., $5,495 single for inside staterooms.

Prices include airfare to Fort Lauderdale and return from San Diego, pre-cruise overnight, dinner and sightseeing; the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director throughout your trip and airport transfers.


This vacation requires a valid passport!


Daily Itinerary



15 Mar 2024

Fly to Fort Lauderdale (1night)

16 Mar 2024

Board ms Zaandam

17-18 Mar 2024

Days At Sea

19 Mar 2024

Cartagena, Colombia

20 Mar 2024

Traverse the Panama Canal

21 Mar 2024

Day At Sea

22 Mar 2024

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

23 Mar 2024

Corinto, Nicaragua

24 Mar 2024

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

25 Mar 2024

Huatulco, Mexico

26 Mar 2024

Day At Sea

27 Mar 2024

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

28-29 Mar 2024

Days At Sea

30 Mar 2024

Arrive San Diego, return to Sacramento

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


No upcoming departures.


Inside Staterooms
Occupancy Price Per Person
Single inside staterooms starting at $5495
Double inside staterooms starting at $4050
Outside Cabins
Occupancy Price Per Person
Single outside cabins starting at $6225
Double outside cabins starting at $4445

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