Panama Canal Holiday

For the Holiday Season 2015/16 we sailed the Panama Canal from California to Florida.  This was our second trip on Holland America Cruise Lines.  Our last trip on Holland America was aboard the Eurodam for a 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Dancing with the Stars themed cruise.  This time around we were on the Holland America Amsterdam (62,735 Tonnage) whom was last refurbished in 2010 and holds about 1,380 passengers and 615 crew.  We lodged in the Interior Aft Stateroom 3406 on Deck 3 – Lower Promenade.  The port schedule kept us quiet busy:

DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART
DAY-1 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 5:00 PM
DAY-2 AT SEA
DAY-3 AT SEA
DAY-4 PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY-5 AT SEA
DAY-6 HUATULCO, MEXICO 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY-7 PUERTO CHIAPAS, MEXICO 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY-8 PUERTO QUETZAL. GUATEMALA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY-9 CORINTO, NICARAGUA 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
DAY-10 PUERTO CALDERA (PUNTARENAS), COSTA RICA 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY-11 AT SEA
DAY-12 ENTER PANAMA CANAL BALBOA
DAY-12 CRUISING PANAMA CANAL
DAY-12 EXIT PANAMA CANAL CRISTOBAL
DAY-13 AT SEA
DAY-14 ORANJESTAD, ARUBA 9:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY-15 WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY-16 AT SEA
DAY-17 AT SEA
DAY-18 AT SEA
DAY-19 FORT LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA 7:00 AM

 

We had a very enjoyable trip seeing the sights of Mexico and many other Southern Countries.  We also had a wonderful time on board making many new acquaintances.