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14-day
Incan Empires

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Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Manta
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Day 14
    Lima
  • Day 15
    Lima
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

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, cofee, 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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28-day
Incan Empires

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Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Manta
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Day 14
    Lima
  • Day 15
    Lima
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Guayaquil
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 22
    Corinto
  • Day 23
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    San Diego
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

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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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, cofee, 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

32-day
Incan Empires

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Quepos
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Manta
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Day 16
    Lima
  • Day 17
    Lima
  • Day 18
    Lima
  • Day 19
    General San Martin
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 24
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 25
    Corinto
  • Day 26
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Manzanillo
  • Day 30
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Cruising
  • Day 33
    San Diego
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

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, cofee, 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 Shore Excursions

13 Night
South America Cruise

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Isla Coronado ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 5
    Isla Coronado
  • Day 5
    Isla Danzante
  • Day 6
    Monserrat Island
  • Day 6
    Puerto Agua Verde
  • Day 7
    Bahia Amortajada
  • Day 7
    Punta Colorada
  • Day 8
    Islas Los Islotes
  • Day 8
    Isla Partida
  • Day 8
    Isla Espiritu Santo
  • Day 9
    Isla Cerralvo
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Huatulco
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
Ship Details

Le Soleal - Ponant

Pros

Le Soleal's small size enables it to reach smaller, way off-the-beaten track ports of call

Cons

Ship has a decided French air, which might not appeal to all North Americans or Australians

Bottom Line

Upscale, small ship experience with maximum time in port

Reviews

Le Soleal Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5
Cabins
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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

19-day
Inca Discovery

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Manzanillo, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Manta
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Day 15
    Lima
  • Day 16
    Lima
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Coquimbo (La Serena)
  • Day 20
    San Antonio (Chile)
Ship Details

Westerdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Emphasis on live music, of a wide variety, that makes for a lot of choice in the evening

Cons

Few entertainment and activity options for teens and young adults

Bottom Line

Refined, but casual experience that attracts its youngest and most active crowd in Europe

Reviews

Westerdam Reviews

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

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Fare Includes

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, cofee, 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 Cabins

33-day
Inca & S. America Discovery

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Manzanillo, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Manta
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Day 15
    Lima
  • Day 16
    Lima
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Coquimbo (La Serena)
  • Day 20
    Saguenay Fjord
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Puerto Montt
  • Day 23
    Puerto Chcabuco
  • Day 24
    Chilean Fjords
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Punta Arenas
  • Day 26
    Strait of Magellan (Cruising)
  • Day 27
    Ushuaia
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cape Horn (Cruising)
  • Day 29
    Stanley
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Montevideo
  • Day 33
    Buenos Aires
  • Day 34
    Buenos Aires
Ship Details

Westerdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Emphasis on live music, of a wide variety, that makes for a lot of choice in the evening

Cons

Few entertainment and activity options for teens and young adults

Bottom Line

Refined, but casual experience that attracts its youngest and most active crowd in Europe

Reviews

Westerdam 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, cofee, 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

16-day
Incan Empires

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Quepos
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Manta
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Day 16
    Lima
  • Day 17
    Lima
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

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, cofee, 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.

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