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Holland America Line Central America: 21 nights from Vancouver with Nieuw Amsterdam
Sep 29, 2024

Canada, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Netherlands Antilles
from BGN 7,745.64
Price per person incl. taxes
Central America with Nieuw Amsterdam from BGN 7,745.64
Price per person incl. taxes

Cruise itinerary
Departure Port: Vancouver ➞ Landing: Fort Lauderdale

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Vancouver

Vancouver

Explore Vancouver: A Coastal Gem in Canada

Vancouver, situated in British Columbia, Canada, is a vibrant city known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and thriving arts scene. Founded in 1886, Vancouver has grown into a bustling metropolis that offers a perfect blend of urban sophistication and outdoor adventure, making it a must-visit destination for travelers.

Temperate Climate of Vancouver

Vancouver enjoys a temperate coastal climate with mild winters and warm summers, thanks to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding mountains. The city experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year, creating lush green landscapes and vibrant gardens. Summer months are ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and exploring the city's numerous parks.

Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Vancouver

Discover Vancouver's iconic attractions, including Stanley Park with its scenic seawall and lush forests, Granville Island Public Market offering local artisanal products and gourmet foods, and the historic Gastown district known for its cobblestone streets and Victorian architecture. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, explore the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, or take a stroll along the vibrant Robson Street for shopping and dining.

Local Cuisine: Flavors of the Pacific Northwest

Indulge in Vancouver's culinary delights featuring fresh seafood like wild salmon, spot prawns, and Dungeness crab sourced from local waters. Try Pacific Northwest specialties such as smoked salmon, poutine with a West Coast twist, and craft beers from the city's thriving brewery scene. Don't miss out on exploring diverse international cuisines in neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little Italy.

Embark on an Unforgettable Cruise from Vancouver

Enhance your Vancouver experience by booking a cruise departing from this coastal city. Choose from a variety of cruise options that explore the scenic Inside Passage, visit Alaska's majestic glaciers, or sail along the Pacific Coast to destinations like California or Hawaii. A cruise from Vancouver promises breathtaking views of rugged coastlines, wildlife encounters, and unforgettable adventures on the high seas.

San Francisco

San Francisco

The Historical Tapestry of San Francisco

San Francisco, a city that rose from the Gold Rush frenzy of 1849, has a history as diverse and colorful as its population. This transformative event turned a small settlement into a booming city almost overnight, laying the groundwork for a place rich in cultural heritage and pioneering spirit. Landmarks like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the notorious Alcatraz Island tell stories of engineering marvels and tales of infamy. The city's storied past, from the devastating 1906 earthquake to the Summer of Love in 1967, showcases its resilience and capacity for reinvention, inviting visitors to explore its rich historical narrative.

Embracing San Francisco's Climate

San Francisco's climate is famously unpredictable, characterized by cool summers, foggy mornings, and mild winters. This microclimate, influenced by the cold currents of the Pacific Ocean, creates a unique weather pattern that can change from one neighborhood to the next. Despite its variability, the climate allows for year-round outdoor activities, from walking across the Golden Gate Bridge to exploring the city's numerous parks and beaches. The mild weather encourages visitors to enjoy the outdoor beauty and vibrant street life that define San Francisco's charm.

Iconic Attractions of San Francisco

The attractions in San Francisco are as varied as the city itself. The historic cable cars offer a nostalgic ride through scenic routes, while Fisherman's Wharf provides a bustling waterfront experience with sea lions, seafood, and souvenir shops. The artistic enclave of the Mission District, with its vibrant street murals and the lush expanse of Golden Gate Park, offers cultural and natural escapes within the city. For tech enthusiasts, Silicon Valley's proximity provides a glimpse into the future. These attractions, among others, make San Francisco a must-visit for travelers and cruisers seeking a rich, diverse experience.

The Culinary Delights of San Francisco

San Francisco's culinary scene is a reflection of its cultural mosaic, offering an array of international cuisines alongside farm-to-table freshness. The city is renowned for its sourdough bread, fresh Dungeness crab, and the invention of the Mission burrito. The thriving food scene spans from gourmet restaurants in the North Beach neighborhood, known as Little Italy, to the authentic Chinese eateries in Chinatown. San Francisco's emphasis on local, sustainable ingredients and culinary innovation makes it a paradise for food lovers.

Launching a Cruise from San Francisco

San Francisco is not only a destination but also a premier starting point for cruises. The city's picturesque bay serves as a gateway to the Pacific, offering routes to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and even trans-Pacific journeys to Asia. Embarking on a cruise from San Francisco allows travelers to extend their exploration of this eclectic city, from its historic landmarks to its culinary delights, before setting sail on an unforgettable maritime adventure. With its strategic location and stunning views, a cruise departing from San Francisco promises a journey as captivating as the city itself.

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego: A Historical Mosaic

San Diego, known as the birthplace of California, is steeped in rich history, from its early Native American roots to its founding by Spanish missionaries in 1769. The city has evolved from a humble mission into a bustling metropolis, all while preserving its historical charm, evident in the preserved Spanish architecture of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. This area, along with the Cabrillo National Monument, offers a glimpse into the city's past, showcasing the diverse cultures that have shaped San Diego into the vibrant city it is today.

The Alluring Climate of San Diego

San Diego's climate is arguably one of its most attractive features, boasting year-round sunshine and mild temperatures. This idyllic weather facilitates an outdoor lifestyle, encouraging visitors to explore the city's expansive beaches, lush parks, and scenic walking paths. Whether you're sunbathing at La Jolla Cove, hiking in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, or enjoying waterfront dining, San Diego's climate makes every activity more enjoyable, earning it the title of "America's Finest City."

Discovering San Diego's Attractions

San Diego's attractions cater to every interest, making it a versatile destination for all types of travelers. The world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Safari Park offer up-close animal encounters, while Balboa Park houses museums, gardens, and the iconic California Tower. For maritime enthusiasts, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego provide insight into naval history. San Diego's proximity to the Mexican border also introduces a unique cultural blend, enriching the city's already diverse array of attractions and activities.

A Taste of San Diego's Culinary Delights

The culinary scene in San Diego is as vibrant and varied as its landscape, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and seafood. The city is renowned for its fish tacos, a local delicacy that reflects its coastal and Mexican influences. Craft beer enthusiasts will also find a haven here, as San Diego boasts one of the most dynamic craft beer scenes in the country. From upscale dining in the Gaslamp Quarter to casual beachside eateries, San Diego offers a culinary adventure for every palate.

Embarking on a Cruise from San Diego

For those looking to explore beyond the city, San Diego serves as an ideal departure point for cruises. The city's cruise terminal, located downtown near the vibrant Embarcadero, offers voyages to the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, and the Panama Canal. Starting your cruise in San Diego not only provides an opportunity to enjoy the city's many attractions but also offers a seamless transition to the relaxation and adventure of a cruise vacation. With its stunning scenery, rich history, and welcoming climate, San Diego is the perfect port of call for cruisers seeking a memorable start to their journey.

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Huatulco

Huatulco

Puerto Chiapas

Puerto Chiapas

Puerto Quetzal

Puerto Quetzal

Puntarenas

Puntarenas

Aruba

Aruba

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

 

The majority of the cruises to the Caribbean leave from Ft. Lauderdale, due to its strategic position. The city is the ideal destination for the beach life enthusiasts: you can’t miss out Hollywood Beach, near the city centre and lively beach. If you are shopping lovers, you’re in the right place. You can find plenty of shops in malls or in the city centre, that also offers many bars and clubs where you can enjoy the best night life. Visit the Flamingo Gardens, 60 acres of fields where you can observe flamingos and alligators enjoying a lush and verdant flora. Explore all the species of animals and plants during an unforgettable safari. Ft. Lauderdale is a comfortable and relaxing place and the best place where you can spend a few days before your cruise. Here you can find cruises with the best companies such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess Cruises and many more.