10-night Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Zuiderdam
Destination:
Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale
Departure Date:
11/26/2017
Length:
10
Offer ID:
1246960
from
$949

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Ft. Lauderdale
11/26/2017
11/26/2017 4:00:00 PM

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to visit.

Half Moon Cay
11/27/2017 8:00:00 AM
11/27/2017 2:00:00 PM

Half Moon Cay is a private island in the Bahamas. Have you ever peered through water so clear? Sipped a tropical cooler in the shade of a palm tree? This private paradise has been designated a Wild Bird Reserve by Bahamian National Trust. When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Here is a sample of activities: banana boat rides, deep sea fishing, glass bottom boats, parasailing, tropical kayak adventures, certified scuba diving, beach parties, treasure hunts and ice cream, paddle boats, sailboats, and hobie cats.

At Sea
11/28/2017
11/28/2017

No information currently available.

Oranjestad, Aruba
11/29/2017 1:00:00 PM
11/29/2017 11:00:00 PM

Oranjestad, Aruba is a Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes.

Willemstad, Curacao
11/30/2017 8:00:00 AM
11/30/2017 4:00:00 PM

Curacao's capital of Willemstad is lined with colorful Dutch buildings and offers some of the best shopping in all the Caribbean. At the foot of Queen Emma Bridge lies the well-preserved 18th century Fort Amsterdam. Nearby is the floating Shon Sha Capriles Kade Market, selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Also in town is the Jewish Historical and Cultural Museum. Just outside the city is the Curacao Museum displaying Caiquetio Indian relics and a colonial kitchen. Other sites include Botanical Garden and Zoo, Amstel Brewery and Curacao Distillery. For those who long to soak up the sun, the beaches on this island are spectacular.

At Sea
12/1/2017
12/1/2017

No information currently available.

Panama Canal
12/2/2017 5:00:00 AM
12/2/2017

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

Gatun Lake (Panama)
12/2/2017 9:00:00 AM
12/2/2017 10:00:00 AM

This small family recreational area is used by residents of the Atlantic community and employees of the Panama Canal Commission. While ashore experience folk dances and entertainment, marvel at excellent handicrafts or just relax. Nature walks are available from the club every hour and last from 30 to 40 minutes. The small lagoon is reputed to be home to an alligator. A local expert who will point out the flora and fauna of the area will accompany you. Gatun Lake abounds with fresh water peacock bass - avid fisherman may wish to join the fishing excursion. Go on wildlife watching expedition by boat and sail along the shore in search of the area's myriad species of birds, caiman, howler monkeys, and sloths. Visit Mono Island with its three capuchin monkeys. Another outstanding opportunity is to see Gatun Locks and the ships passing through. Visit Fort San Lorenzo, the Chagres River and surrounding rain forest.

Panama Canal
12/2/2017
12/2/2017 1:00:00 PM

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

Colon (Panama)
12/2/2017 3:00:00 PM
12/2/2017 7:00:00 PM

There’s more to Panama than the canal. Panama’s ethnic mix is reflected in its arts. This is a proud nation that honors its many Indian tribes and its rich Spanish legacy. And with some of the finest deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and birding, once you embrace Panama, you’ll find it hard to leave.

Limon (Costa Rica)
12/3/2017 6:30:00 AM
12/3/2017 4:00:00 PM

Puerto Límon, on a palm-fringed shore backed by mountains, is the country's most important port. It was built on the site of an ancient Indian village, Cariari, where Columbus landed on his fourth and last voyage. Though he felt this was potentially a very rich land and named it Costa Rica, it never quite lived up to his expectations. However the spot where he anchored has proved to be the best port of the Caribbean coast. It was from here that the first shipments of bananas headed to North America in the late 19th century.

At Sea
12/4/2017
12/4/2017

No information currently available.

At Sea
12/5/2017
12/5/2017

No information currently available.

Ft. Lauderdale
12/6/2017 7:00:00 AM
12/6/2017

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to visit.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Inside Cruise Only Price  
L - Interior Stateroom

$949
K - Interior Stateroom

$969
J - Interior Stateroom

$989
MM - Interior Stateroom $999
M - Interior Stateroom $1009
I - Interior Stateroom $1009
N - Interior Stateroom CALL
Obstructed View Cruise Only Price  
H - Oceanview Stateroom $1269
G - Oceanview Stateroom $1289
HH - Oceanview Stateroom CALL
Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
F - Oceanview Stateroom

$1269
E - Oceanview Stateroom

$1289
DD - Oceanview Stateroom

$1309
D - Oceanview Stateroom

$1329
C - Oceanview Stateroom $1349
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
VF - Verandah Stateroom $1439
VE - Verandah Stateroom $1479
VD - Verandah Stateroom

$1519
VC - Verandah Stateroom

$1559
VB - Verandah Stateroom

$1599
VA - Verandah Stateroom

$1639
VH - Verandah Stateroom CALL
Suite Cruise Only Price  
SY - Signature Suite

$2249
SS - Signature Suite

$2349
SC - Neptune Suite $2799
SB - Neptune Suite $3079
SA - Neptune Suite $3359
PS - Pinnacle Suite $5999
SZ - Signature Suite CALL

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Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $370 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
11/26/2017
Number of Nights
10
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 10-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1246960

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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