Panama Canal Cruise & Las Vegas

From $2899 (was $3149)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

22 Days
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Panama Canal Cruise Details

From the lights of Las Vegas and Los Angeles, to the sounds of the lapping ocean at heavenly beaches, to the magnificent swell of that waters that raise and lower the Nieuw Amsterdam across the Panama Canal, this tour is equal parts relaxing and remarkable.

Tour Includes

9 Countries
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Bahamas
  • Aruba
  • Curacao
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Death Valley
  • San Diego
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Huatulco
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • Corinto
  • Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas)
  • Panama Canal
  • Oranjestad
  • Willemstad
  • Half Moon Cay
Cruise Accommodations
  • 17 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Daily breakfast on land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active

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Tour Highlights

  • Experience Las Vegas and Los Angeles
  • Stop in Death Valley National Park
  • Relax at Mexico's coastal resort towns
  • Live la pura vida in stunning Puntarenas
  • Daylight transit of the iconic Panama Canal
  • Visit the beautiful Aruba and Curacao
  • Enjoy the private Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

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Panama Canal Cruise & Las Vegas

Tours Starts: Las Vegas, Nevada

Tours Ends: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 1

Arrive in Las Vegas

If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a YMT representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel.

Golden Nugget or similar

Day 2

Las Vegas

This morning enjoy a photo op at the Las Vegas sign followed by a tour of the Las Vegas Strip. Just outside your hotel's doorstep await neon lights, the famed Fremont Street Experience, gambling, or glamorous shows. (B)

Golden Nugget or similar


Join us for a musical story about Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. Includes an all-you-can-eat Brazilian rodizio dinner at Pampas. $139 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking

Day 3

Los Angeles via Death Valley National Park

Say goodbye to Las Vegas and hello to the City of Angels, stopping in Death Valley on the way. This popular national park is striking in its austere beauty, and is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest spots in the world. Enjoy a relaxing evening on your own in LA. (B)

Holiday Inn LAX or similar

Day 4

Los Angeles

Start the day with a guided tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood, seeing many of the highlights. View Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the ornate TCL Chinese Theatre, and the Dolby Theatre where every year the world’s biggest movie stars don their finest and shine bright at the Academy Awards. In the afternoon, visit the sprawling Getty Museum for the chance to enjoy some of LA’s finest views. (B)

Holiday Inn LAX or similar

Day 5

Embarkation in San Diego

Travel to San Diego and enjoy a tour of the coastal city’s highlights. See Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island, and Old Town San Diego, the city’s oldest populated area. Eat lunch on your own before boarding Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. (B)

Days 6 & 7

At Sea

Day 8

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

The quintessential Mexican resort town, Puerto Vallarta is overflowing with the charm of the old country. Narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops and galleries provide perfectly shaded patios where guests indulge in authentic carne asada to the sounds of local mariachi bands.

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

Huatulco, Mexico (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Huatulco is the perfect beach resort town for anyone who wants to experience the real Mexico. Less built up than many of the more well-known coastal cities, Huatulco is a great place to enjoy nature and a very down to earth culture. You can travel to the nearby town of Santa María Huatulco famous for its sprawling pre-Hispanic ruins including a ceremonial center with a large stone temple and ball court.

Day 11

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala’s largest Pacific Ocean port. It is close enough to Antigua for guests to easily make the trek on their day in port. Antigua is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this elegant former capital is an incredible example of Central American colonial architecture!

Day 12

Corinto, Nicaragua (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Nicaragua’s largest port, Corinto sits on an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Nicaragua is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the area offers long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters.

Day 13

Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Guests looking to experience pura vida in Costa Rica will have a full day of this pure life on their port stop in Puntarenas. Visit the beach, shop and grab a meal in the Paseo de los Turistas, and be sure to order a local Churchill.

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

Scenic Cruising of the Panama Canal

Cross over one of humankind’s most impressive engineering feats—the legendary Panama Canal. This 51-mile artificial waterway through the nation of Panama connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and fulfilled explorers’ centuries-long dream when it was completed in 1914. Enjoy this marvel of design as you pass through its series of locks over nearly 12 hours.

Day 16

At Sea

Day 17

Oranjestad, Aruba (8:00 AM – 11:00 PM)

Spend the day in friendly Oranjestad, the charming capital of Aruba. This colorful town originally settled by the Dutch offers visitors a plethora of activities to enjoy against a stunning backdrop. Travel around the city in style aboard the free eco-friendly trolleys that loop through the downtown region. Oranjestad has great shopping, beautiful beaches, and both a butterfly farm and donkey sanctuary.

Day 18

Willemstad, Curacao (8:00 AM – 11:00 PM)

An island paradise that wears its Dutch heritage on its sleeve, Willemstad feels like Amsterdam’s beachy cousin complete with colorful European-style buildings, waterways, and street cafes.

Days 19 & 20

At Sea

Day 21

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Fulfill your private island fantasy in this idyllic sun-drenched island hideaway where you can play in the turquoise seas, ride horseback on powdery white sand, and encounter silky-smooth stingrays. Your final port stop truly is heaven on earth.

Day 22

Disembarkation in Ft. Lauderdale (7:00 AM) and Depart for Home

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Cabin

Approximately 141-284 sq. ft.

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Ocean View

Approximately 169-267 sq. ft.

These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Balcony Cabin

Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam Deck Plans

Click here to view ms Nieuw Amsterdam deck plans on the Holland America Line website. Content that you may read on Holland America Line's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.

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