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1 Panama Canal, Central America and Mexico Cruise on board the ms Volendam La Tierra dividia, el Mundo unido The land divided, the World united March 18 April 4, 2019 Nicaragua, land of volcanoes Panama Canal Daylight Transit Red Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica Highlights Fort Lauderdale, Florida Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Cartagena, Columbia Panama Canal Cruising Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica Corinto, Nicaragua Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico San Diego, California Holland America Line 145 years of Excellence Recognized as a leader in cruising, they boast spacious and comfortable ships, award-winning service, five-star dining, extensive activities and world class enrichment programs. Panama Canal Since the initial dream of building a canal connecting the worlds 2 great oceans, the Panama Canal remains one of the most significant engineering accomplishments the world has ever known. The best cruise fares Our strong relationship with Holland America Line ensures you receive the best value possible. Jerry Van Dyke Difference Pinnacle Grill Dining The exclusive Pinnacle Grill on board the Volendam is truly a treasure at sea. Normally an added expense, we have included it for your enjoyment. Why do we encourage you to reserve now? As guests introduce their friends to us often, and more guests return every year, our journeys fill very quickly. The ship sells out quickly! Reserve today. Reserve Early and Save 5%. Ends October 26, 2018 Be the first to know! Join our private newsletter today Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 1 of 14

2 Your 18-Day Journey Panama Canal, Central America & Mexico Cruise Day 1 Flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida Enjoy our private car home pick up service. Jerry Van Dyke staff and your Journey Manager greet you at Toronto Pearson Airport and assist with your check in. Meet your fellow guests, and board your flight to Florida. Our Journey Manager travels with you to take care of all the details throughout the journey, enabling you to concentrate on your experience. On arrival, we are transferred to the hotel on board our private coach. (D) Overnight Fort Lauderdale, Marriott Hollywood Beach, 1 night Day 2 Jungle Queen River Cruise and Board the ms Volendam Known for its beaches and boating canals, Fort Lauderdale is a bustling city, part of the greater Miami metropolitan area. The city was originally named after three forts positioned along the New River that were built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. Today, Fort Lauderdale is a major centre for yachting and one of the most popular year-round destinations for tourists. This morning, we enjoy a sightseeing cruise up the New River while discovering the history and wonders of this lush tropical river. We then transfer to Port Everglades and board the luxurious ms Volendam. Overnight Holland America ms Volendam, 15 nights Included Shore Excursion Jungle Queen River Cruise Enjoy a Jungle Queen sightseeing cruise up the dreamy New River with its ever changing scenery. Among the sights regularly seen on this tour are the plush waterfront homes, downtown Fort Lauderdale, great yacht and storage basins, a bit of the Everglades, and a stop off at the Jungle Queen Indian Village. Enjoy the setting of a beautiful tropical island with rare trees and foliage where you may even see macaws and rare birds from all over the world, alligator wrestling, and Seminole Indians. Approx. 1½ hours Day 3 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Little San Salvador Island, also called Half Moon Cay, is a tiny private island in the Bahamas owned by Holland America Line. Accessible by cruise ship, it's known for the long, crescent-shaped Half Moon Beach. Luxury cabanas dot the beachfront, which gives way to trail-lined country rich in birdlife. Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park has water slides and playgrounds. Stingray Cove, a lagoon enclosure, is home to tame stingrays. Included Shore Excursion Tram Tour: Discover the Island s Highlights Board your shaded, open air tram for a tour of this unique island. Exclusive to Holland America, it offers the pleasures of an exotic, tropical island combined with the comforts you seek to ensure your day is relaxed. Our local guide shares personal insight to best acquaint you with the many and varied visitor areas, activities, and amenities the island offers. Enjoy the views along the coastline as we venture to Cannon Point for an overview of the beach activities. Our brief stop at the stingray center offers the chance to see them in their natural habitat. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the island and do as much or as little as you please. Approx. 1 hour Day 4 Day at Sea With many optional activities on board, you decide in what you indulge. Treat yourself at the spa, take a yoga class or relax on deck with a good book. Day 5 Day at Sea Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising the Caribbean Sea. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 2 of 14

3 Day 6 Cartagena, Columbia Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a fairy-tale city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena's old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across plazas. Included Shore Excursion Discovering Cartagena Our excursion brings this Spanish, colourful city to life with its brightly painted buildings, growing foody scene and vivid culture all competing for the attention of your varied senses. A drive through the impressive Magda residential area showcases its magnificent mansions, restored to their original splendour. The city s Republican architecture brings to mind the historic prominence Spain played in its beginnings. Explore the largest Spanish fort in the New World, the 17 th -century Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, considered to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Local handicrafts abound with artists displaying their creations at Las Bovedas. As we pass through Simón Bolívar Square, take note of the Inquisition Palace and Cathedral, also called the Minor Basilica. Built in honour of Santa Catalina de Alejandria, it has an interesting relationship with the French privateer Baron Pointis. Before free time in the Old Town to shop and explore, we stop at the Church of San Pedro Claver the patron saint of slaves. Approx. 4 hours Day 7 Panama Canal, The Path Between the Seas, Daylight Transit The Panama Canal is truly an event in itself. More than simply a canal, it is a journey of great proportion, from Colón in the East, to Panama City in the west, you pass not only ships from all over the globe, but colourful villages along the shore and through massive man-made lakes now home to diverse sanctuaries for many different animal and plant species. It is also a story of daring, courage and might by a handful of engineers and thousands of labourers. Spanning 77km from the Atlantic to the Pacific, it was built through one of the narrowest saddles of the isthmus that joins North and South America. This new route saved sailors from the treacherous Trip round the Horn and 13,000 km of sailing. The Canal locks raise ships from sea level (the Pacific or the Atlantic) to the level of Gatun Lake, 26 metres above sea level. As we enter our first lock, be on deck to look over the sides to locate the mules (small locomotives) as they pull the ship into the lock and keep it perfectly centred. In 2016, a massive project doubled the size of the Canal, ensuring its prosperous future. Along the way, we will see the new locks and marvel at their size. Day 8 Day at Sea Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising the Pacific Ocean. Day 9 Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica Costa Rica holds 5% of the earth s biodiversity, yet has only a fraction of its surface, creating a dense population of plants, animals, birds and other unique creatures. Today, it is known for this biodiversity and attracts nature lovers from every country in the world. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502 when he landed near Puerto Limón on the Atlantic shore. Believing he had discovered a land of vast wealth, he named it "Costa Rica," which means "Rich Coast". Costa Rica is a rugged, rain-forested country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 3 of 14

4 Included Shore Excursion Tropical Mangrove Safari & Eco Tour Beginning along Costa Rica s Pacific Coast, along the Guacalillo Estuary and the Tarcoles River, this exploration by comfortable pontoon boat provides an intimate perspective into the great habitat for many endemic birds such as the mangrove cuckoo, mangrove vireo, Panama flycatcher and many herons and egrets. Watch for Iguanas and giant crocodiles in their natural habitat as tropical birds fly overhead in this wonderful world of the mangroves. A delicious snack of fresh tropical fruits will be served along with bottled water. Approx. 4½ hours Day 10 Corinto, Nicaragua Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches. Vast Lake Managua and the iconic stratovolcano Momotombo sit north of the capital Managua. To its south is Granada, noted for its Spanish colonial architecture and an archipelago of navigable islets rich in tropical bird life. Nicaragua is still being discovered. Intrepid visitors are retracing the steps of conquistadors and pirates, finding modern day treasure in the form of golden sunsets, silver beaches, and skilled handicrafts. Included Shore Excursion Historic Léon with Cultural Show & Lunch Founded in 1524 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, León is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. León is Nicaragua s second-largest city and attracts students, artists, poets, campesinos, and a palpable distaste for multinational companies. It is a rugged part of Nicaragua and perfect for a true taste of the country. Our guide introduces us to many important facets of the city and country as we visit city landmarks such as Central America s largest cathedral, the House-Museum of Ruben Darío, and the Ortiz Gurdian Gallery. We take some time to mingle with the locals and shop for local crafts. At the Hotel El Convento a true jewel of colonial architecture, we experience a folkloric performance followed by a traditional Nicaraguan dish called Caballo Bayo for lunch. A local staple, it combines chicken, beef, pork, bananas, tortillas, beans, and salads. Approx. 5½ hours Day 11 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Guatemala is the Heart of the Mayan World. Its history goes back four thousand years, when the Mayan civilization emerged, whose legacy continues today with the traditions and culture of the people. Puerto Quetzal, on Guatemala's Pacific coast, serves as a cruise passenger's gateway to the inland attractions of this Central American country. As with most Central American countries, the population centres are located in the more temperate central highlands, rather than along the humid, tropical coasts. Included Shore Excursion Sights & Smells of Guatemala Today, an adventure for our senses takes us to visit an important place in the lives of all Guatemalans, a coffee plantation. The Filadelfia Coffee Estate, established in 1870 provides an in-depth look where we learn about coffee, from the plantation to the cup. Expect to learn cultivation and processing of coffee on this farm, with over 130 years of tradition that dates from Start with a walk through the wet milling and drying patio where the beans are processed and sorted and into the plantation fields. Finish the tour in our cupping lab for a sip of the best coffee in the world. Following this treat, enjoy a traditional Guatemalan grilled lunch. We continue to Antigua for a walking tour, among the main cultural highlights surrounding the Central Plaza. After a full day of activities, re-board the coach, and relax on the drive back to port. Approx. 7 hours Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 4 of 14

5 Day 12 Huatulco, Mexico Huatulco s major attractions are its picturesque bays and sun-drenched coastline, with the jagged Sierra Madre Mountains as a striking back-drop. This resort area is fast becoming a favourite tourist destination; the secluded coves and sandy beaches found along this stretch of Mexico s Pacific coast provide the ideal setting for seaside resorts and water activities. Included Shore Excursion Exploring Huatulco The area s natural beauty comes alive as we cruise the azure seas aboard our catamaran to Tangolunda Bay. This coastal heaven includes dramatic scenery and unusual rock formations at Organo Bay, tranquil Maguey Bay and Chahue Bay. The gorgeous beaches of Santa Cruz Bay reach out to us before we take a moment to snap photos of the impressive blowhole. To make the experience complete, enjoy the snacks and drinks served on board. After our cruise, we board a coach for a scenic tour to the delightful town of La Crucesita. Stroll along the picturesque tree-lined streets and central plaza of this charming town. On the way, photo stops are made to capture the views at the Tangolunda viewpoint and the estuary of the Copalita River. On our return to the ship, we are serenaded by the magical sights of the dazzling crescent of white sand beach and emerald waters that comprise La Entrega Beach. Approx. 3½ hours Day 13 Day at Sea Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising the Pacific Ocean. Day 14 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state, best known for its beaches, water sports and nightlife scene. Its cobblestone centre is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and a range of restaurants while El Malecón is a popular beachside promenade with numerous contemporary sculptures. Puerto Vallarta was a thriving Mexican village long before it became an international tourist destination. With its proximity to the Bay of Banderas, the agricultural valley of the Ameca River, and the important mining centers in the Sierra, the town has a rich cultural history. Included Shore Excursion Mexican Flavours of Puerto Vallarta Another adventure for the senses as we indulge in a cooking lesson to tantalise our palate with authentic Mexican fare. First, a tour to the centre of Puerto Vallarta for a stroll through the streets of this charismatic town. See the always popular Malecón (the main boardwalk area), the seahorse sculpture, incredible ocean-side views, and the magnificent Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral. At River Cuale Island, be enchanted by the sights and sounds of this small island nestled in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta, with shops, statues, and history all yours to enjoy. Our local chef awaits at our cooking lesson, where you learn about the secret ingredients to your favourite Mexican dish as you prepare it yourself! Bring your appetite and have fun becoming the next Mexican chef du jour. Approx. 4 hours Please Note: For hygiene reasons, please wear a short-sleeved shirt and leave your hand jewelry in a safe place on the ship. Day 15 Day at Sea Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising the Pacific Ocean. Day 16 Day at Sea Enjoy one final relaxing day of cruising the Pacific Ocean. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 5 of 14

6 Day 17 San Diego, California Rather than rush to the airport, enjoy a relaxed day of exploring one of America s favourite cities. Known for its near-idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and dazzling array of world-class family attractions, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests from around the world. San Diego s arts, culture, and culinary arts are making a name for themselves, both nationally and internationally. After breakfast, we disembark the ship and then enjoy a highlights tour of this popular Southern California city before a group farewell lunch. The afternoon is then yours to enjoy at leisure. A casual dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight San Diego, The US Grant Hotel, 1 night Included Shore Excursion San Diego Highlights Tour Discover this exciting and vibrant city on an adventure with an expert local guide. The famous Gaslamp District and Downtown come alive with their commentary before continuing on to Balboa Park the largest urban cultural park in the U.S. Featuring 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the park is certainly a major highlight. A stop in Old Town San Diego allows you to discover California s birthplace, and a scenic drive along the Embarcadero offers beautiful harbour views before arriving at our hotel. Approx. 4 hours Day 18 Home This morning, our private coach and driver whisk us off to the airport for our flights home. Our staff greet you on arrival at Toronto Pearson Airport and assist you to your private car home. (B) All information contained in this itinerary is correct at time of printing and is subject to the terms and conditions as listed on our website at or available from our office on request. We must reserve the ability to make improvements. Ports of call and shore excursions are subject to change at the discretion of the shipping operator, ground operators or Jerry Van Dyke Travel. While we endeavour not to make changes, when we have to, changes are always intended to improve the journey experience. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 6 of 14

7 Early Reservation Bonus Save 5% * Ends October 26, 2018 Save 5% Win $1,000 Avoid Disappointment Peace of Mind Best Choice Off the cost of your journey. You are entered in a draw to win $1,000 cash. Our journeys fill quickly. Your journey fare will not increase. Your reservation is processed earlier and any benefits in departure times, flights, etc. are provided to you first. Saving is simple. Pay by cheque or bank payment & Save 5% Pay full journey fare, less 5%, within 7 days of reserving to qualify or Save 2% Reserve at any time Pay your deposit within 7 days of reserving Pay final balance on final payment date * Offers cannot be combined. All payments must be made by cheque or bank payment to qualify. No discounts on credit card payments. Early Reservation Bonus ends October 26, 2018 Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 7 of 14

8 Your Journey Includes Panama Canal, Central America & Mexico Cruise Outstanding Accommodation Marriott Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale, 1 night Holland America ms Volendam, 15 nights The US Grant Hotel, San Diego, 1 night Air Travel International flights in economy with Air Canada Rouge Toronto to Fort Lauderdale San Diego to Toronto Guests join us from across Canada. Contact our office for additional air gateways. Discover, Learn, Experience on included shore excursions Jungle Queen River Cruise Sights & Smells of Guatemala Tram Tour: Discover the Island s Highlights Exploring Huatulco Discovering Cartagena Mexican Flavours of Puerto Vallarta Tropical Mangrove Safari & Eco Tour San Diego Highlights Tour Historic Léon with Cultural Show & Lunch Necessities Know your total journey cost before you leave home! All taxes incl. HST, PST, VAT Services of local guides Private car home pick up & return service Deluxe overnight carry-on bag or All port and service charges backpack All gratuities on all included items; all ship staff, Porterage for one piece of baggage Jerry Van Dyke Journey Managers, local coach Full pre-trip information and assistance drivers, sightseeing guides, porters, attraction Airport Improvement Fees guides, waiters, etc. Meals as listed in the itinerary Entrance fees during sightseeing All sightseeing as listed Services of a professional Journey Manager throughout the journey Journey Fares from Toronto Canadian dollars per guest Twin/Double Single I Inside $8,720 On Request Other Cabin Options & Supplements per guest DA Ocean View + $400 On Request D Ocean View + $500 On Request C Ocean View + $600 On Request CA Ocean View + $1,600 On Request B Vista Suite + $3,300 On Request AA Vista Suite + $3,500 On Request A Vista Suite + $3,800 On Request Fuel Surcharges These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional supplier fuel surcharges may apply at final payment date. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 8 of 14

9 Outstanding Accommodation Panama Canal, Central America & Mexico Cruise Marriott Hollywood Beach Ideally situated on Hollywood Beach's famed boardwalk, known as the Broadwalk, Marriott Hollywood Beach offers easy access to the best of the area including the white sand beach just steps from the front door. This chic oceanfront hotel offers boutique-style amenities and luxurious accommodation featuring plush pillowtop beds, private balconies, and stunning water views. Latitudes, the on-site restaurant, offers classic South Florida cuisine, while the Tiki Bar serves tavern favourites and specialty cocktails. The hotel also features a spacious outdoor pool and a fully-equipped gym. The US Grant Hotel, San Diego For over 100 years, The US Grant Hotel has enthralled guests with historic grandeur and unmatched dedication to excellence. Located in San Diego s lively and historic Gaslamp Quarter, this elegant hotel offers refined luxury and unsurpassed serenity. The sleek rooms feature stunningly designed accommodation, lavish and comfortable beds with crisp linens, and fresh en suite bathrooms. The hotel s signature restaurant, Grant Grill and Lounge, is a beloved treasure in the San Diego dining scene, that highlights flavourful California fare and sustainable menu offerings. Enjoy the sophistication of this historic hotel in the heart of downtown San Diego. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 9 of 14

10 ms Volendam Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her decor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America's Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants. America's Test Kitchen - Holland America Line guests can experience America s Test Kitchen s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. Designed exclusively with Holland America Line, this new culinary programming is currently available on select ships. The Oprah Magazine - Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have partnered on an exciting initiative that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O s deep commitment to wellness, connection and personal growth through a series of cruises and activities that will bring the magazine to life for all on board. The MainStage - Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage, including Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert. Greenhouse Spa & Salon - Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, handson massage techniques gleaned from around the world. Ship s Registry: Passenger Capacity: Crew Members: Gross Tonnage: Maximum Speed: The Netherlands 1, , knots Length: Beam: Dedicated: Refurbished: 781 feet 106 feet November Stateroom Amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining Nightly turndown service Safes for your valuables Elemis Aromapure bath amenities Complimentary shoeshine service Daily Housekeeping Generous storage Deluxe bathrobes Complimentary fresh fruit Complimentary ice service Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 10 of 14

11 Vista Suite A, AA, B sq. ft. including verandah With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. Ocean View C, CA, D, DA sq. ft. These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. Inside I sq. ft. Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed 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. Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke Cambridge Ontario Canada Page 11 of 14

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