Sail from Florida to California on one of Holland America’s best-known ships, the m/v Westerdam. Spend one night in Fort Lauderdale before boarding the ship. Sailing from east to west provides you the advantage of getting the long, cross-country flight out of the way first, leaving just a short hop home from San Diego at the end of the cruise.
The 15-night cruise stops at Holland America’s private island, Half Moon Cay, and Cartagena, Columbia before its full transit of the Panama Canal, called by some the Eighth Wonder of the World. Workers in Panama recently completed a nearly 10-year expansion project that doubled the canal’s maritime traffic. Additional port calls include Puerto Caldera/Puntarenas (Costa Rica), where you can experience a tropical rainforest, Corinto (Nicaragua), Puerto Quetzal (Guatamala), and Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas (Mexico).
We continue to partner with Holland America Line for this adventure because of its commitment to service and because we know and believe in the quality of its ships, programs and shore excursions. The m/v Westerdam is a midsize ship which carries passengers with style and grace – it’s large enough to offer a host of exciting amenities but more personal and intimate than the “floating cities” of other cruise lines.
• Pre-cruise overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Plantation
• Bon Voyage Dinner at Texas de Brazil Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale
• All meals included on board the m/v Westerdam
• Prices include all transfers, port taxes
• Roundtrip air to Ft. Lauderdale/from San Diego
• Door-to-door airport service
• Fully escorted by a Sports Leisure Tour Director
• Gold Passport Points based on cabin
03 Feb 2018 Fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
04 Feb 2018 Depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
05 Feb 2018 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
06 Feb 2018 At Sea
07 Feb 2018 At Sea
08 Feb 2018 Cartagena, Colombia
08 Feb 2018 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal
09 Feb 2018 Cruising Panama Canal
09 Feb 2018 Exit Panama Canal Balboa
10 Feb 2018 At Sea
11 Feb 2018 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica
12 Feb 2018 Corinto, Nicaragua
13 Feb 2018 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
14 Feb 2018 At Sea
15 Feb 2018 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
16 Feb 2018 At Sea
17 Feb 2018 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
18 Feb 2018 At Sea
19 Feb 2018 Arrive San Diego, California, US
Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade
First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.
This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.
The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.
Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.
The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.
Two nights inside Denali National Park and the coastal town of Valdez
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