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Program #20414RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 14 — Jan 30, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Complimentary Nintendo Wii • GoBoard™ touch screen with weather, news and restaurant info at your fingertips • The Bistro serving gourmet fare, grab-n-go meals and the only Starbucks espresso bar on the block •

Contact info:
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108 USA
phone: 619-291-5720
web: www.courtyardsd.com

Room amenities: Complimentary WiFi, 32" HDTV with premium channels, refrigerators

Facility amenities: Theater room with 52" HDTV, a lounge with personal booths wired for Internet and with personal LCD TVs, Full-service bar, Outdoor heated pool and spa, 24/7 fitness center, 24/7 business center, 24/7 market, Valet dry cleaning available, coin-operated laundry available, safe deposit boxes at front desk, free WiFi service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Participants may arrange for pre-program nights. Rate to be advised by PD pending contractual agreement.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, January 14 - Arrival San Diego / Program Orientation
Arrive To: Independent transfers to the San Diego Hotel.

Afternoon: Join other participants for program orientation led by your group leader.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Wednesday, January 15 - San Diego/Transfer to board ship
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Free morning on your own to explore San Diego.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Transfer to board the ms Statendam.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Thursday, January 16 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Friday, January 17 - At Sea/ Presentations
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities while cruising the Pacific Ocean.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Saturday, January 18 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Disembark the ship and transfer to a local restaurant. Here you will experience a market demonstration, with a selection of fresh produce and other ingredients to prepare traditional Mexican food.

Lunch: After a cooking demonstration, you will have the opportunity to savor the delicious meal prepared in front of you. Enjoy traditional Mariachi music, the emblematic music of the state of Jalisco.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the Malecon, the boardwalk at Puerto Vallarta.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Sunday, January 19 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Monday, January 20 - Huatulco, Mexico
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Disembark the ship and recieve greeting and a welcome by your trip leader and local guides. Then transfer to the Copalita Archaeological Site, where expert guides will explain the history of this unique cultural icon and the fascinating mysteries surrounding the settlement of these people. The site is on the margins of the Copalita River, known for its incredible nature and bird watching opportunities.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship or on shore.

Afternoon: Afternoon to explore Huatulco on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Tuesday, January 21 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala / Antigua
Note: Transfer to Antigua is 1.5 hours drive.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning transfer to the town of Antigua and discover the architectural and historical highlights of this colonial city with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the many ruined churches, convents, and cathedrals. Explore the Iglesia San Francisco, the Cathedral, Central Park, and La Merced Church. At the end of the visit your guide will suggest lunch restaurant, shopping area, markets or any other museum or ruin to visit.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the town on your own before returning to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Wednesday, January 22 - Coronito, Nicaragua
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Disembark the ship and transfer to Leon. The first city of Leon was built in 1524 by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba, and then abandoned 60 years later after the eruption of Momotombo Volcano. The ruins of this city are known today as "Leon Viejo" and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Arriving at the city you will discover the local charms, churches and monuments, and learn the rich history of the city - including its most famous former resident Ruben Dario, the father of Nicaraguan poetry.

Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Thursday, January 23 - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: The distinctive scarlet macaw embodies the lure of the vibrant, exotic tropics. Pay a visit to these impressive birds on a field trip that includes a boat ride through mangroves and a drive through sugar cane fields. A short drive from the port you will embark a small boat and cruise across the flowing waters of the lush tropical rain forest. Keep an eye out for the local inhabitants flying overhead, swimming through aerating roots, and scurrying along the undergrowth. Long, willowy branches drape to the surface of the water and breaks in the shadowy canopy allow the sun to pass through in dappled splendor. After your boat ride, continue aboard an air conditioned motor coach through fields of sugar cane, a significant agricultural product of the country. Arrive at the sanctuary where the Scarlet Macaws are sure to announce your entrance. As you stroll the grounds, the macaws and their neighbors fly about freely, affording plenty of opportunities to enjoy these breathtaking beauties.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Continue on your exclusive road scholar excursion

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Friday, January 24 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twelve: Saturday, January 25 - Transit the Panama Canal
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: As you transit the Panama Canal, there will be an onboard commentary provided by a Panamanian canal pilot. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the canal had an enormous impact on shipping between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, replacing the long and treacherous route via the Drake Passage and Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. A ship sailing from New York to San Francisco via the canal travels 5,900 mi. well under half the 14,000 mi. route around Cape Horn. The concept of a canal near Panama dates to the early 16th century. The first attempt to construct a canal began in 1880 under French leadership, but was abandoned after 21,900 workers died, largely from disease (particularly malaria and yellow fever) and landslides. The United States launched a second effort, incurring a further 5,600 deaths but succeeding in opening the canal in 1914.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue transiting the Panama Canal.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Thirteen: Sunday, January 26 - Cartagena, Colombia
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Drive from the pier to the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress passing the old residential area of Manga to admire this Moorish/Republican neighborhood. Photostop at the fortress, the largest military construction to be built in Latin America by the Spaniards. Then we head towards the Dungeons or Las Bovedas used as handicrafts shops. Walk along the colonial streets with an expert architect to study the different types of construction utilized by the Spaniards. You will have some free time to enjoy this alive city, with its students, vendor and all the people that live here.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon on your own to explore the city.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fourteen: Monday, January 27 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fifteen: Tuesday, January 28 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then join your group leader for a program wrap-up.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. At 720-feet, she is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. The ship features a theme of Dutch life and exploration, with more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout the ship.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands ,P>Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: January, 1993 by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 120-628-1353 x5
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Statendam

Facility amenities: Dining room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, the Culinary Arts Center, Explorations Cafe, The Greenhouse Spa and Salon, The Vista Show Lounge, the Crow's Nest, Club HAL, the Loft and the Oasis.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Sixteen: Wednesday, January 29 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Half Moon Cay offers everything you need for a day of play on your Caribbean cruise. Park yourself in an air-conditioned cabana along a two-mile crescent of blinding white beach. Visit Stingray Cove to feed and learn more about the gentle creatures. Ride your horse to a deserted beach and into the surf. Part of the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay lies about 100 miles southeast of Nassau and is visited on nearly every Caribbean itinerary.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Continue to enjoy your afternoon on Half Moon Cay.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seventeen: Thursday, January 30 - Fort Lauderdale, Depature
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Transfer from the cruise port to the Airport for depature flights.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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