Panama Canal Journey on Holland America Line

18-Day Spring Panama Canal Cruise with Extra Bonuses!

Embark on a Unique Adventure Through the Panama Canal Locks! Cruise through the famed-series of locks that changed the course of history with a marvel of modern engineering. Secure a spot at the bow as your traverse the locks, then listen as your Canal historians expound on the history, culture and wildlife of the region.

Make it happen in 2019! We selected this spectacular 18-day journey next spring beginning in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and ending in Seattle, Washington. Visit Cartagena, Columbia; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Huatulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; San Francisco, California; and Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Book now for the best pricing and stateroom selection!
Receive $75 Onboard Credit plus Dinner at Canalettos!
Ship: ms Amsterdam
Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Sail Date: May 16, 2019
From/To: Ft. Lauderdale to Seattle
Length: 18-Days
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Feel your ship rise 85 feet as water fills the locks on the Panama Canal, then listen as your Canal historian shares tales of the incredible engineering feat that divided two continents. Explore the intriguing lands, cultures and peoples of this amazing region. From engineering marvels to exotic wildlife, there’s so much to discover.

Holland America’s carefully crafted itineraries blend the region’s most popular ports with less-visited gems, such as Puerto Caldera, Coast Rica; Cartagena, Puerto Vallarta; and Oranjestad, Aruba.

Large enough to offer diverse amenities, yet never crowded, our ships are purposefully designed to accommodate fewer guests so there’s almost always a corner to call your own. You’ll also find coming and going from the ship is easy and convenient.

A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course and offering the most complete and immersive culinary experiences at sea. In the evening enjoy a variety of exclusive entertainment from Lincoln Center Stage to B.B. King’s Blues Club to America’s Test Kitchen’s live cooking shows.

Holland America’s EXC Tours connect you to each fascinating destination. At Gatún Lake, board a motor launch for a one-hour cruise and get a water-level view of the Gatún Locks. Watch for monkeys, toucans and sloths on the shoreline while you kayak through the Gatún islands. Encounter the Emberá Native people, known for handcrafted goods in the rainforests of the Panama.

Date Day Port Arrive Depart
May 16 Thurs. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 4:00pm
May 17-18 Fri. – Sat. At Sea
May 19 Sun. Cartagena, Columbia 7:00am 1:00pm
May 20 Mon. Enter Panama Canal Cristobal/Cruise Panama Canal/Exit Panama Canal Balboa 5:00am 7:00pm
May 21 Tues. At Sea
May 22 Wed. Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 5:00pm
May 23 Thurs. Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00am 5:00pm
May 24 Fri. Huatulco, Mexico 2:00pm 11:00pm
May 25-26 Sat-Sun. At Sea
May 27 Mon. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 7:00am 2:00pm
May 28-29 Tues. – Wed. At Sea
May 30 Thurs. San Francisco, California 8:00am 5:00pm
May 31 Fri. At Sea
June 1 Sat. Victoria, British Columbia 1:00pm 11:00pm
June 2 Sun. Vancouver, British Columbia 7:00am 5:00pm
June 3 Mon. Seattle, Washington 7:00am

The third Holland America Line vessel to bear the name Amsterdam, this elegant, mid-sized ship features a three-story atrium graced by a stunning astrolabe. While on board, enjoy America’s Test Kitchen cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Thrill to our exclusive BBC Earth Experiences presentations and activities. Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Work out at our Fitness Center. And savor our delectable array of specialty restaurants.

Prices are based on per person, double occupancy in the cabin and availability. Taxes, fees and port charges are additional at an estimated $670 per person. Fares shown in this view may not be current. Changing the dates may change fares. Fares do not include Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses. Pricing and availability subject to change without notice. Stateroom availability varies by ship and category. Images shown are representative of a stateroom in that category. Room measurements are approximated, and rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different furniture placement, windows or fixtures from those pictured. Please see cruise contract for cancellation fees.