Los Angeles is the first stop on this multi-centre holiday to America. Los Angeles offers a dazzling variety of attractions and world-famous amusements. Experience the thrill and excitement of world class theme parks at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Soak up the sun on the beaches of Malibu or Santa Monica, or watch the sun go down over the city from the incredible grounds of the Getty Observatory.
It’s then time to board Holland America’s MS Amsterdam. The third Holland America Line vessel to bear the name Amsterdam, this elegant, mid-sized ship features a three-story atrium graced by a stunning astrolabe. While on board, enjoy America’s Test Kitchen cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Thrill to our exclusive BBC Earth Experiences presentations and activities. Rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Work out at our Fitness Center. And savor our delectable array of specialty restaurants.
Disembark from this magnificent ship in Fort Lauderdale for the final two days of your holiday. Many visitors to Fort Lauderdale never leave The Strip, with its signature white wave wall. This palm tree lined promenade is home to a host of excellent restaurants, chic bars and high-end shops. Shoppers will also love browsing for designer labels at Sawgrass Mills, Florida’s most extensive outlet mall with over 300 shops.
Grand Central Market in Los Angeles is frenzied and sawdust-sprinkled, and has some fun nosh spots.
Los Angeles Stay
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Fort Lauderdale Stay
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Day 3 Los AngelesArrive at 2019-01-07 00:00Depart at 2019-01-07 17:00Nestled up in the hills is the Hollywood sign, marketing this city as the entertainment capital of the world. Stroll glamorous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, take a drive to Malibu or soak up the beach scene on Venice's colorful boardwalk. Sample shore excursions: Los Angeles Highlights & Rodeo Drive; Getty Center & Rodeo Drive.
Day 4 At SeaArrive at 2019-01-08 00:00Depart at 2019-01-08 00:00
Day 5 At SeaArrive at 2019-01-09 00:00Depart at 2019-01-09 00:00
Day 6 Puerto VallartaArrive at 2019-01-10 08:00Depart at 2019-01-10 17:00No longer the well-kept secret of the artists, writers and Hollywood stars that first "discovered" it in the 1960s, "PV" (as it is affectionately known) still retains the essence of the quaint fishing village it once was. Here is Viejo Vallarta, the quaint Old Town, An enticing mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets, chic shops and bustling open markets. Here are Mismaloya Beach, Gringo Gulch and Conchas Chinas, the Beverly Hills of Vallarta. Nearby: the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the Sierra Madre. Sample shore excursions: Countryside on horseback, Dolphin encounter; Town, Country & Tequila; Sea Lion Encounter; Eco-safari Off-road Adventure; Canopy Adventure.
Day 7 At SeaArrive at 2019-01-11 00:00Depart at 2019-01-11 00:00
Day 8 HuatulcoArrive at 2019-01-12 10:00Depart at 2019-01-12 18:00Everything you ever wanted in a seaside resort: warm sun, sandy beaches and nine beautiful bays rimmed in every shade of blue. Nearby: low-growth caducifolia jungles teeming with birdlife and the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles. Sample shore excursions: Five Bays by Catamaran; Horseback Riding; Bird-watching Eco Tour; ATV Jungle Adventure.
Day 9 Puerto ChiapasArrive at 2019-01-13 08:00Depart at 2019-01-13 18:00Gateway to the Mayan world in the Pacific, shrouded in mystery. Among the most well-preserved archeological sites is the sprawling complex at Palenque, dating to 100BC. Here, vividly colored murals offer glimpses into Mayan life while great stone temples guard inscriptions that have yet to be deciphered. Nearby, explore San Cristobal de Las Casas cathedral, which combines baroque and colonial styles of architecture. Journey to a rainforest and marvel at the lush mangroves and abundant wildlife. Try a fresh tamale, a delicious part of celebrations here, or shop for local handicrafts like tin toys, wood and stone carvings or colorful textiles. Or, simply wander the beaches and take in the untamed and exotic surroundings. Sample shore excursions: The Mayan Ruins of Palenque; Mangrove Exploration & Bird Watching.
Day 10 Puerto QuetzalArrive at 2019-01-14 08:00Depart at 2019-01-14 18:00In the cultured little country of Guatemala modern Maya still weave their stories on backstrap looms, and the great stone temples of Tikal stand in silent testament to ancient Mayan ingenuity. Sample shore excursions: Casa Santa Domingo & Antigua; Lake Atitlan & Highlands; Finca Coffee Plantation Tour; Tikal Expedition by Air.
Day 11 CorintoArrive at 2019-01-15 08:00Depart at 2019-01-15 16:00Puerto Corinto is a quaint coastal village in an area rich with pristine beaches, lush mangrove forests and magnificent volcanoes. In Corinto, take a stroll along the Costa Azul for a view of the bay and its islands. In nearby Chinandega, discover Mayan artifacts at the archeological museum. Farther afield explore the ruins of León Viejo, excavated from centuries of volcanic debris. Sample shore excursions: The History and Art of León; San Antonio Rum Distillery.
Day 12 Puerto CalderaArrive at 2019-01-16 08:00Depart at 2019-01-16 18:00It's wild, it's beautiful and Costa Rica's eco-factor is off the charts. Here find steaming volcanoes, lush rain forests and nearly half of all the animal species on earth. Plus a modern capital high in the mountains.
Day 13 At SeaArrive at 2019-01-17 00:00Depart at 2019-01-17 00:00
Day 14 Enter Panama Canal at BalboaArrive at 2019-01-18 00:00Depart at 2019-01-18 00:00
Day 15 Cruising Panama CanalArrive at 2019-01-18 00:00Depart at 2019-01-18 00:00
Day 16 Exit Panama Canal CristobalArrive at 2019-01-18 00:00Depart at 2019-01-18 00:00
Day 17 Cartagena, ColombiaArrive at 2019-01-19 00:00Depart at 2019-01-19 18:00Once a bastion of the Spanish Main, this fortified city boasts colonial architecture, pristine offshore islands and the finest emeralds in the world. Sample shore excursions: Cartagena City Tour; Old Walled City Historical Walking Tour; Rosario Islands Cruise.
Day 18 At SeaArrive at 2019-01-20 00:00Depart at 2019-01-20 00:00
Day 19 At SeaArrive at 2019-01-21 00:00Depart at 2019-01-21 00:00
Day 20 Fort LauderdaleArrive at 2019-01-22 07:00Depart at 2019-01-22 00:00There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Day 21 Fort Lauderdale Stay