Holland America Line is taking bookings to explore Mexico, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast and Panama Canal on six ships across 39 departures.
San Diego, California, has been a West Coast homeport for Holland America Line since the 1990s, and for the 2023-2024 season the cruise line is featuring a robust schedule from the Golden State. Highlighting the San Diego cruise season are two solar eclipse cruises that place Koningsdam and Zaandam in Mexico for total viewing during the April 8, 2024, eclipse. Also, a special Mexico departure in December 2023 explores unique ports in the Sea of Cortez.
Holland America Line is now booking travelers for the 2023-2024 season to explore Mexico, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast and Panama Canal on six ships across 39 departures. Voyages are roundtrip from San Diego or begin or end in the popular California port.
Now open for booking, travelers can set out to explore Mexico, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast and Panama Canal on six ships across 39 departures. Voyages are roundtrip from San Diego or begin or end in the popular California port. San Diego sailings are part of Holland America Line’s homeport initiative that allows guests to see the world from their doorstep, without international air or by taking an easy flight from Canada.
“San Diego is an important homeport for Holland America Line, both from a drive-to market and for guests who fly in, and it’s important for us to be able to offer cruises to a variety of destinations,” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer, Holland America Line. “Our West Coast itineraries have been meticulously designed to showcase the best of each region, and we took extra time crafting the solar eclipse cruises so they are perfectly aligned to give our guests a total view. We expect them to book up quickly, so those who are interested shouldn’t delay.”
Historical Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez Explores Unique Ports
Volendam’s 12-day “Historic Baja & Sea of Cortez” cruise departing Dec. 10, 2023, explores the sun-kissed jewels along the Baha Peninsula on a roundtrip from San Diego cruise to Mexico that features charming La Paz, tranquil Loreto and vibrant Puerto Vallarta. The journey follows in the footsteps of ports visited by author John Steinbeck and biologist Ed Ricketts in 1951, when they collected marine specimens on an expedition that eventually resulted in two books about their experiences.
Highlights of the 2023-24 Mexico Cruise Season:
• All Mexico cruises are roundtrip from San Diego.
• Three ships offer Mexico itineraries: Koningsdam, Volendam, Zaandam.
• All seven-day “Mexican Riviera” cruises feature Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
• The 10-, 11- and 12-day itineraries include the ports on the seven-day cruise, plus a combination of Guaymas. Loreto, Manzanillo, Pichilingue (La Paz), Santa Rosalia, Topolobampo and Zihuatanejo,
• One five-day cruise calls at Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Have It All Premium Fare
Holland America Line’s “Have It All” premium fare adds four popular perks to the booking: shore excursions, specialty dining, a beverage package and Wi-Fi. The number of tours and specialty dining experiences depends on length of voyage. Have It All is available for cruises six days or longer.
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