Sea of Cortez October 2020 | Craig Travel

Sea of Cortez October 2020

Sea of Cortez
Exploring the World's Aquarium
Holland America Line
ms Maasdam
October 7, 2020 to October 19, 2020
13 Days
Meals:
All
CT Rating 1 Leisurely with Early Booking Savings

1 Leisurely

Email specialist Stacey Harper to discuss your travel plans

Formed some five million years ago by tectonic plate action, the Sea of Cortez is now rich with marine life and its sheltered, narrow outline means mostly calm waters. Jacques Cousteau famously called it ‘the world’s aquarium’, and for very good reason as there are over 900 fish species and 32 types of marine mammal gathering to feed and breed here. Come join us as we cruise this fascinating corner of the world on a Holland America EXC in-depth voyage on board the beautiful ms Maasdam. This type of exploration is for the traveller who is curious, thoughtful and eager to find new ways to experience our world. Thirteen days spent cruising the world’s aquarium visiting multiple ports of call full of history, culture, and amazing cuisine await you! All this experienced from the comfort of our luxurious and exquisite cruise ship, the ms Maasdam. Do call today to reserve your places on this voyage and savour the journey with us!

EXC In-Depth TM Voyages programme is offered on this itinerary. Designed to provide a greater emphasis on the destination, this exclusive program offers optional activities under themes such as Food, Wine & Spirits, Nature and Science, Active Exploration, History and Perspective, Arts and Culture, and Photography. Some evening entertainment shall be replaced with talks and presentations reflecting the local culture. You will have the opportunity to follow native experts onshore as they take you to hidden places only locals know of. Local culinary traditions will be brought onboard by regional chefs who exclusively cook locally sourced ingredients, bringing you closer to your destination for an unforgettable voyage.

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Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 1 Leisurely with Early Booking Savings

1 Leisurely

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel.

Inclusive Features
  • 12 night cruise on the ms Maasdam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Services of our cruise escort and/or cruise director
  • All gratuities for included shipboard services
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: estimated return airfare from cities listed, transfers between the airport and ship, all current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees, airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Maasdam

Holland America Line

The beautiful ms Maasdam offers a world of spacious staterooms, elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks, priceless antiques and the friendly gracious staff for which Holland America is justly famous. At just over 62,000 tons, she carries just 1,258 passengers in spacious and pampered luxury. Fifteen different lounges and restaurants are ours to enjoy. Appreciate the spacious Mainstage with stage shows, the gracious Dining Room with floor-to-ceiling windows, the redesigned Lido Market for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Pinnacle Grill for elegant alternative dining (supplemental fee applies), the full-size theatre and numerous other lounges. A complete Promenade deck, two pools and a superb fitness spa with beauty parlour are all ours to enjoy. New features include the Explorations Café featuring the Library, internet service and a coffee bar, the Culinary arts Centre with cooking classes and presentations and the upgraded Greenhouse Spa. All staterooms feature two beds which can convert to a queen, a private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone, ample closet space, flat-panel television and DVD player plus multi-channel music. Recent enhancements include new plush Euro-Top mattresses, fine Egyptian cottons, personal terry cloth robes and more. All staterooms feature a separate sitting area plus vanity and the average size is over 180 square feet. Most outside staterooms feature a picture-window. Deluxe mini-suites and suites have a whirlpool bath, private veranda, mini-bar/fridge, plus floor-to-ceiling windows.

Pricing

Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
K Inside (Main)
$3,625
$2,245
I Inside (Lower Promenade, Veranda, Navigation)
$3,765
$2,315
E Outside (A Deck, Main, Lower Promenade)
$4,225
$2,575
DA Outside (Main)
$4,365
$2,655
D Outside (A Deck, Lower Promenade)
$4,435
$2,695
C Outside (Main)
$4,515
$2,735
CA Lanai (Lower Promenade)
$5,655
$3,365
BA Vista Suite (Navigation)
$8,695
$4,595
B Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
$8,825
$4,665
A Vista Suite (Veranda)
$9,475
$4,995

Above rates are cruise only and are per person based on sharing the category chosen and include all of the applicable Inclusive Features. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. For Single rates, ask for prices or visit our website.

EXC In-Depth TM Voyages programme is offered on this itinerary. Designed to provide a greater emphasis on the destination, this exclusive program offers optional activities under themes such as Food, Wine & Spirits, Nature and Science, Active Exploration, History and Perspective, Arts and Culture, and Photography. Some evening entertainment shall be replaced with talks and presentations reflecting the local culture. You will have the opportunity to follow native experts onshore as they take you to hidden places only locals know of. Local culinary traditions will be brought onboard by regional chefs who exclusively cook locally sourced ingredients, bringing you closer to your destination for an unforgettable voyage.

Pricing

Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Toronto
$895
Ottawa / Montreal
$995
Halifax / Winnipeg
$1,095
Regina / Saskatoon
$1,225
Calgary / Edmonton / Victoria
$995
Vancouver
$795

Airfares from other gateways are available on request.   Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.  Preliminary Air Pricing: air prices are estimated (subject to confirmation).  Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. 

 

Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on rates, taxes and fees effective June 2019. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This cruise will operate with a minimum of two members as listed - an escort will accompany the group with a minimum of 20 travelling.

 

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended.  Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $211 to $314 pp plus applicable taxes.  Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $177 to $355 pp plus applicable taxes.  Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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