Pacific Coastals and Mexico: Unique Destinations for Sun and Fun
Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
Mexico is full of vibrant sights, sounds and flavors, making it an ideal cruise destination.
The West Coast of the United States and Mexico are incredible cruise locales, and Holland America Line is featuring some fantastic itineraries on five ships in 2016. These sailings are perfect for vacationers looking for “close to home” cruising beyond the Caribbean that visit some unique and exciting destinations. The ports are full of history, culture, cuisine and activities … not to mention sun and fun! Holland America Line is offering itineraries from one to 11 days that explore this part of the world later this year, so there are plenty of opportunities to come aboard for a quick trip along the coast or head down south for a longer adventure. Explore the Pacific Coast of the U.S. Guests looking for a shorter cruise or even a one-night sampler for a quick getaway have amazing fall choices. In September, Amsterdam, Noordam and Maasdam are sailing four-day cruises, as well as fun one-day voyages along the Pacific coast. Amsterdam cruises overnight from Seattle, Washington, to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, departing Sept. 25, while Maasdam makes the same one-night route departing Sept. 26. Once Amsterdam gets to Vancouver, the ship turns around and sails on a four-day cruise to San Diego, California. Noordam also cruises from Vancouver to San Diego on a four-day itinerary departing Sept. 25. In October, Nieuw Amsterdam and Westerdam make one- and three-day explorations of this region from Vancouver and Seattle. Viva Mexico! Cruise South of the Boarder on Westerdam For the 2016-17 season, Holland America Line is increasing the number of departures and returning a larger Vista-class ship in Mexico. From October 2016 through February 2017, Westerdam will sail a series of 13 seven-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego, including two special holiday departures in December. Boasting sun-kissed skies, golden beaches and azure seas, the Mexican Riviera is an ideal getaway for travelers looking to visit a destination that’s rich in culture, color and cuisine. An 11-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise Opens the Season Departing Oct. 18, Westerdam sails from Vancouver to San Diego on an 11-day Mexican Riviera itinerary. The ship visits Santa Barbara, California, before calling […]