Sunfarer October 2019 | Craig Travel

Sunfarer October 2019

Cruising the Panama Canal
Holland America Line
ms Zuiderdam
October 30, 2019 to November 10, 2019
12 Days
CT Rating 1 Leisurely

1 Leisurely

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For over three hundred years man dreamed of linking the Caribbean and the Pacific, but it was not until the beginning of the last century and the drive of President Theodore Roosevelt that the ‘Big Ditch’ was actually built. Today it stands as one of man’s greatest engineering feats and a marvel to behold. Now we can transit the Canal as well as Gatun Lake nearby in one day, in the gracious comfort of Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam, a ship designed, and refurbished in 2015, to please even the most discriminating traveller. In addition to the highlight of our trip, the Panama Canal, we will explore exciting ports of call in Bahamas, Aruba, Curaçao, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.

Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 1 Leisurely

1 Leisurely

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

Inclusive Features
  • 11 night cruise on the ms Zuiderdam, 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 Zuiderdam

Holland America Line

Join us as we cruise on Holland America's Vista Class ms Zuiderdam. Like all her sister ships, she offers a world of spacious staterooms, elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks, priceless antiques that line the halls and the friendly gracious staff for which the line is justly famous. At 82,000 tons, she carries just over 1,900 passengers in pampered luxury. From the Euro-top mattresses to the terry towel robes, from the variety of foods to the wide number of different possibilities of entertainment, this ship truly encompasses the highly acclaimed Signature of Excellence. Ten different lounges and restaurants are yours to enjoy from the spacious Vista Lounge for colourful stage shows to the intimate Vista Dining Room with its picture windows. The spacious Lido Market with numerous options for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Pinnacle Grill for elegant alternative dining, the Canaletto Restaurant for an intimate Italian dinner are also yours to enjoy and discover new flavours. The Explorations café, with its extensive library, internet stations and coffee bar, and numerous intimate lounges are good atmospheres for a quiet conversation or a pre-dinner dance. There are a host of activities for you to enjoy from the new Culinary arts centre, the digital workshop to a nice dancing show, and exclusive spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. Also you could simply relax on the deck with a good book and enjoy the fresh air sea. The choice is yours as is the enjoyment.


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
K Inside (Various)
I Inside (Various)
F Outside (Main, Upper Veranda)
E Outside (Main)
DD Outside (Main)
D Outside (Main, Upper Promenade)
C Outside (Main)
VD Veranda Suite (Upper Veranda, Rotterdam)
SC Veranda Suite (Upper Veranda, Rotterdam)
SB Veranda Suite (Various)
SA Veranda Suite (Various)

Above rates 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. Single rates are based on sole occupancy. Ask for prices or visit our website.


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / Winnipeg
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

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 November 2018. 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 $348 pp plus applicable taxes.  Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $177 to $366 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. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

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Final Payment Date:
Monday, August 12, 2019