Panama Canal
West Coast to East FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFER: Enjoy a 5 star cruise, onboard credits and specialty dining!

Special Inclusions

Package includes:

Economy class airfares ex Auckland flying Air New Zealand internationally Auckland to San Diego, return from Fort Lauderdale
All prepayable airfare taxes, surcharges and levies
2 nights pre cruise accommodation San Diego
18 night Panama Canal cruise San Diego to Fort Lauderdale onboard ms Niew Amsterdam
All meals and entertainment onboard
1 night post cruise accommodation Fort Lauderdale

Your Bonus:
* US$200 per stateroom Shipboard Credit for Inside & Oceanview staterooms
* US$400 per stateroom Shipboard Credit for Veranda staterooms
* Upgrade from Oceanview to a Balcony stateroom from only $99 pp additional
* Includes welcome bottle of bubbly to enjoy in your stateroom onboard
* Enjoy dinner for 2 at Pinnacle Grill onboard, Holland America Lines fine dining steak restaurant

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Unless otherwise stated, prices include return economy class airfares flying Air New Zealand internationally from Auckland including prepayable airline surcharges, levies and airport taxes, share twin/double accommodation (although local taxes may be payable directly), and inclusions as specified. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional unless specified. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Package must be booked by 28 February 2018 with airfares fully paid within 72 hours of confirmation. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares and accommodation may not be available on all services and room/cabin categories, and capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply and airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable, and name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 05 February 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 28 February 2018 unless sold prior.

Cruise Description

18 Night Cruise sailing from San Diego to Ft Lauderdale aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.

Launched from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Venice on July 4, 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired interior design and art collection.

Holland America Line has installed an array of works valued at over $3 million, ranging from antiques by traditional Dutch masters to creations by renowned contemporary artists. Some pieces reflect the Dutch Golden Age while others, such as the spectacular centerpiece in the atrium, express a contemporary curiosity. Adorning the ceiling of Nieuw Amsterdam is an eye-catching abstract sculpture of the inverted New York skyline made from clear translucent blocks that hang upside-down. The sculpture was created by husband and wife Italian artists Gilbert Lebigre and Corinne Roger of Creazioni Lebigre & Roger. The significant collection, which includes works by celebrated artists Andy Warhol, Richard Estes and Roy Lichtenstein, continues with astounding displays throughout the ship.

Nieuw Amsterdam joins the recently launched Eurodam to further define and expand the Holland America Line premium brand with new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, an elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured The Showroom at Sea, and a new photographic and imaging center.

The new ship continues several much-admired Holland America Line features, including outside-view, glass elevators at midship; the Explorations Café -- a cyber-coffee house powered by The New York Times; the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar; the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, where culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and intimate classes in a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchens; an expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon with thermal suites and hydro-pool, the largest gymnasium ever built for Holland America Line; and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft. In addition the ship will feature the family-style Canaletto Italian restaurant.

Nieuw Amsterdam features 11 guest decks and staterooms spotlight all the Signature of Excellence® premium amenities. Also featured are innovative spa staterooms with additional spa amenities.

Highlights of this cruise:

Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta squeezed into the thin space between Banderas Bay and the verdant folds of the Sierra Madre. It's no longer the well-kept secret of the artists, writers and Hollywood stars who first "discovered" it in the 1960s, but "PV" (as it is affectionately known) still retains the essence of the fishing village it once was. Viejo Vallarta, the old town, is a mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets, chic shops and busy open markets. Other highlights include Mismaloya Beach, Gringo Gulch, and Conchas Chinas, the Beverly Hills of Vallarta. Head inland for more adventure, up into the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the mountains.

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.

Puerto Chiapas
Puerto Chiapas is the Pacific gateway to the Mayan world. Just north of the Guatemalan border on southern Mexico's Pacific Coast, the port is the starting point for excursions to the ruins at Izapa. Founded around 1500 BCE, Izapa is noted for its large, intricately carved "Tree of Life" stone. Nearer port, explore San Cristobal de Las Casas cathedral, journey to a rainforest, or shop for local handicrafts like stone carvings or colorful textiles. Or, simply wander the beaches and take in the untamed and exotic surroundings.

Puerto Caldera
It's hard to throw a stick in Costa Rica and not have it hit a national park. The city of Puerto Caldera, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, has a number of them within easy reach for cruise visitors. Just to the south, Carara is a mecca for birders, especially those chasing the scarlet macaw. Poas Volcano is inland, and rises to nearly 9,000 feet. See it before it blows again. Barra Honda contains a series of limestone caves. Palo Verde preserves one of the last tropical dry rainforests in Central America. Arenal has the most active volcano in the country. Tapanti contains species of orchids discovered only in 2009. Grab your hiking boots and a pair of binoculars. It's all a feast, wherever you go.

Panama Canal
Time seems to stand still during a transit of the Panama Canal. Sure, for much of the time your ship may need to wait in line, and the process for all commercial vessels, including your ship, always involves careful steps under the authority of the canal engineers for each lock the ships pass through. Tropical flora and fauna nearly reach out from the shores in an environment overflowing with life, and water everywhere, such as in Gatun Lake just East of Cristobal. Consider a range of land and sea excursions which bring you closer to the environment and culture of a key part of world history.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Enjoy the perfect day of play on our pristine private island, from sunning on two miles of white sand to watersports, nature hikes, deep sea fishing, and more. For relaxing, reserve a private air-conditioned cabana by the sea. For adventure, feed the gentle rays at Stingray Cove, ride a horse into the surf or visit Half Moon Lagoon, the island's aqua park. Discover why Half Moon Cay—included on nearly every Caribbean itinerary—consistently wins guests' hearts.

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

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $6899
NZ $8599
NZ $8698

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
01/10 Fly Auckland to San Diego via Los Angeles
01/10 Arrive San Diego, make your own way to your hotel. Overnight
02/10 Enjoy exploring San Diego on your own. Overnight
03/10 Make your own way to the Port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
03/10 San Diego, California, USA 05:00 PM
04/10 At sea - -
05/10 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 08:00 AM 09:00 PM
06/10 Manzanillo Mexico 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
07/10 At sea - -
08/10 Huatulco Mexico 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
09/10 Puerto Chiapas, Mexico 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10/10 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
11/10 Corinto, Nicaragua 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
12/10 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
13/10 At sea - -
14/10 Balboa, Panama 05:00 AM 05:00 AM
14/10 Panama Canal
15/10 Cristobal, Panama 07:00 PM 07:00 PM
16/10 At sea - -
17/10 Oranjestad, Aruba 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
18/10 At sea - -
19/10 At sea - -
20/10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
21/10 Ft Lauderdale (Pt Everglades), USA 07:00 AM

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
21/10 Make your own way to your hotel. Overnight
22/10 Make your own way to the airport for your flight to Auckland
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.