The six great milestones in cruising are said to be sailing around the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn, through their man-made shortcuts the Suez and Panama canals, an Atlantic crossing between Europe and North America or a voyage around the world. Of all these only the Panama Canal gives you the sundrenched delights of the Caribbean and the natural delights of Costa Rica and the Baha. It takes all day to sail the 80 kilometres of the Panama Canal. Still, that’s not a bad day’s travelling when it saves a 13,000-kilometre voyage around Cape Horn and it’s pretty special being on a cruise ship as it’s lifted 28 metres to cross a mountain range.
Canal Fun Facts
Holland America Zuiderdam – depart Vancouver, 28 September 2013, sailing 20 Days to Fort Lauderdale
Inside (catL) – $2623.39CAD / Ocean view (catE) – $3043.20CAD / Verandah (CatVD) – $3722.37CAD ~ All price are per person based on double including taxes and fees
Contact Susan@roblintravel.host for more information regarding this sailing
Holland America Amsterdam– depart Fort Lauderdale, 28 April 2014, sailing 19 days to Vancouver
Inside (catL) – $2547.27CAD / Ocean view (CatFF) – $2847.37CAD / Verandah (CatBB) – $4545.47CAD ~ All price are per person based on double including taxes and fees
Contact Debbie@roblintravel.thost for more information regarding this sailing