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  • 17-day
    Panama Canal Holiday

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    17 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      La Paz
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Manzanillo
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Huatulco
    • Day 9
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 10
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 11
      Corinto
    • Day 12
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal
    • Day 15
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Amsterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

    Cons

    Not much variety of dining

    Bottom Line

    Great value for bucket-list itineraries

    Reviews

    Amsterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Dining

    16-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    16 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Corinto
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Curacao
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Half Moon Cay
    • Day 17
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

    Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

    Bottom Line

    Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

    Reviews

    Rotterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms

    16-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    16 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Corinto
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Aruba
    • Day 14
      Curacao
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

    Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

    Bottom Line

    Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

    Reviews

    Rotterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 15-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Corinto
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Half Moon Cay
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Eurodam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Midsized ship with great dining, entertainment and enrichment options, and good service

    Cons

    Busy Lido Market and spa reception; tired Club HAL spaces for kids; challenging internet

    Bottom Line

    Perfect combination of modern amenities and entertainment with traditional ship ambiance

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    18-day
    Panama Canal

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    18 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Manzanillo
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Huatulco
    • Day 8
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 9
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 10
      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 13
      Panama Canal
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Aruba
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Half Moon Cay
    • Day 19
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Oosterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

    Cons

    Lacks attractions for active cruisers

    Bottom Line

    Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

    Reviews

    Oosterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    First thing's first: Plenty of features onboard Holland America's Oosterdam might elicit an "oo...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Dining

    15 Night
    Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

    Cons

    Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

    Bottom Line

    The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

    Reviews

    Celebrity Summit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Immediately upon stepping foot onboard Celebrity Summit, one gets a sense of the ship's elegant...

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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Dining

    15-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Corinto
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Curacao
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

    Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

    Bottom Line

    Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

    Reviews

    Rotterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 1997, Rotterdam VI is the sixth in a line of Holland America flagships and it shows...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Dining

    15 Night
    Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Infinity - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Indoor solarium and pool ideal in bad weather.

    Cons

    Ship appears tired in decor; many dining options carry extra fee.

    Bottom Line

    A comfortable ship with excellent outdoor spaces and a choice of cabins and dining.

    Reviews

    Celebrity Infinity Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    14 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Quetzal ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    14 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 7
      Corinto
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Panama Canal
    • Day 11
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 12
      Santa Marta
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Sun - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Refurbished spaces boast clean, modern design; a plethora of tasty dining options abounds.

    Cons

    Buffets are often congested and signage is lacking; there are no water slides/water parks.

    Bottom Line

    Great overall experience with tons of dining and activity choices and itinerary options.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Sun Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service3.5
    Value3.5

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  • 15-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Manzanillo, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Manzanillo
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 8
      Corinto
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Aruba
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Eurodam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Midsized ship with great dining, entertainment and enrichment options, and good service

    Cons

    Busy Lido Market and spa reception; tired Club HAL spaces for kids; challenging internet

    Bottom Line

    Perfect combination of modern amenities and entertainment with traditional ship ambiance

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

    Eurodam, which debuted in 2008, is a classic example of Holland America's attention to architec...

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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 19-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    19 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 8
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 9
      Corinto
    • Day 10
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 11
      Quepos
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Aruba
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Half Moon Cay
    • Day 20
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Volendam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

    Cons

    Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

    Bottom Line

    Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

    Reviews

    Volendam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

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  • 15 Night
    Transcanal Cruise

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 12
      Panama Canal
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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    Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

    Cons

    Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

    Bottom Line

    Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

    Reviews

    Emerald Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.5

    Emerald Princess entered service in 2007 as one of the largest ships in Princess Cruises' fleet...

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  • 2019 Best for Dining

    15-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
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    15 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 8
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 9
      Corinto
    • Day 10
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 12
      Panama Canal
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

    Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

    Bottom Line

    Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

    Reviews

    Rotterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 1997, Rotterdam VI is the sixth in a line of Holland America flagships and it shows...

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  • 14-day
    Panama Canal Holiday

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    14 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 11
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal
    • Day 12
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 18-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    18 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Manzanillo
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Huatulco
    • Day 8
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 9
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 10
      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Aruba
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 18-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    San Diego
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    Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo ... see more
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    Holland America Line
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    18 Night Cruise to Panama Canal & Central America from San Diego Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Manzanillo
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Huatulco
    • Day 8
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 9
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 10
      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Panama Canal
    • Day 15
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Zaandam is a classy ship that proves you don't need gadgets and gimmicks to have a good time. It's...