Lima - Hotel Stay
Lima is a city of contrasts between its historic centre, with remnants of ancient city walls, baroque cathedrals and colonial buildings, and the modern areas of upmarket Miraflores and bohemian Barranco, with their vibrant restaurant and bar scenes. One thing that unites the Peruvian capital is its extraordinary cuisine, including the legendary dish of lomo saltado pisco (beef stir-fried with tomatoes, peppers, onions and chips).
Arequipa - Embark Andean Explorer
A short flight takes you to Arequipa, where you’ll embark the Andean Explorer. Experience the comfort, style and unrivalled service of this luxury train as you are whisked through the incredible scenery of the Peruvian Andes along one of the highest train routes in the world. As the night draws in, get to know your fellow travellers over a Pisco Sour in the Observation Car before savouring fresh seasonal dishes in one of the two elegant dining carriages.
This morning you’ll witness the sun rise over the bright blue waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world and according to Andean legend, the birthplace of the sun. Following breakfast on board you’ll take a boat trip to the Uros Islands, man-made of totora reeds, and Taquile, where you’ll enjoy a private lunch with displays of local crafts and traditional dancing. You’ll arrive back at the train in time for afternoon tea before setting off on your journey towards Cusco.
Cusco - Disembark Andean Explorer, Hotel Stay and Tour
After a morning stop to tour of the Inca ruins at Raqchi, you’ll disembark the Andean Explorer in Cusco at lunchtime. Here you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the key sights in Cusco and the surrounding area, including the ruins and gardens of the most sacred building of the Incan empire, the Temple of the Sun or Q'oricancha, and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Sacred Valley - Hotel Stay and Tour
Today you’ll tour the beautiful Sacred Valley, exploring the picturesque village of Pisac with its narrow streets and traditional market; and the inhabited city of Ollantaytambo, where you can still see the foundations and irrigation channels from when the village was first built. You will also explore Ollantaytambo’s terraces, fortresses and the Sun Royal House, a megalithic temple of great mystical value, before returning to Cusco.
Cusco - Hotel Stay and Machu Picchu Tour
Nestled within the Andean foothills and shrouded by swirling clouds and subtropical forests, the sight of Machu Picchu is incredible to behold and the pinnacle of your Peru stay. Discover this amazing site during a full day tour as you uncover the ruins of temples, palaces and squares surrounded by mountain slopes, peaks and valleys.
Callao - Embark ms Koningsdam
You’ll fly back to Lima where you’ll be transferred to the port to embark ms Koningsdam, a sleek and spacious ship with refined dining options, fabulous entertainment and cosy bars. Launched in 2016, ms Koningsdam is the newest and largest Holland America ship of the new Pinnacle class. The vessel’s name is in Dutch and means “koning” (king), honoring HM Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
Entertainment has always been the heart and soul of evenings aboard Holland America Line, and on ms Koningsdam that promise continues with Music Walk, three stages presenting a variety of live music nightly, the Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. Kings Blues Club and the Rolling Stone Rock Room where you can dance the night away to all your favourite chart-topping hits from the last 50 years.
Puerto Caldera is the gateway to Costa Rica’s national parks with lush thick rainforests and exotic wildlife. From sightseeing near volcanoes and bird-watching in nature reserves to visiting a local coffee farm, there are a number of excursions you can take here that showcase the natural beauty and culture of this fascinating country.
Corinto is a quiet and unspoilt town in Nicaragua’s northwest with quaint shops and traditional churches. Undiscovered beaches with long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters are within easy reach of the port but most visitors head to the colonial city of Leon, with it stunning baroque and neoclassical architecture, youthful energy and vibrant art scene.
Puerto Quetzal is the gateway to Antigua, a colonial gem with cobblestone streets, brightly coloured buildings and lush green spaces dotted with the remnants of the city’s time under Spanish rule. To complete this this picture-perfect panorama, Antigua is also surrounded by no less than three volcanoes. The relaxed atmosphere contrasts with the buzz of activity that comes from the plazas, markets and language schools that the city is famous for.
From the traditional Dining Room to New York Deli & Pizza, ms Koningsdam offers a fantastic range of dining options. In the Lido Market you’ll find a buffet style venue serving dishes such as salads and herb-roasted chicken, while the Dining Room offers delights such as New York strip loin, grilled salmon, veal cordon bleu, chocolate avalanche cake and cherry Pavlova. There’s also a selection of fee dining available for anyone who wishes to treat themselves to something a little more special.
From great tequila to delicious guacamole, Mexico will thrill your taste buds. In Puerto Vallarta, visit the stylish restaurants that line El Malecon, a beachfront promenade with beautiful views of the bay, or relax on beaches with warm crystal clear waters. From its picturesque streets to enticing sandy beaches, Puerto Vallarta is a joy to visit.
With its two-story, 270 degree wraparound LED screen surrounding you in high-definition, the World Stage combines innovation and entertainment. Showcasing music, song, dance and more, you’ll find a fantastic choice of dazzling performances and presentations that are sure to entertain and inform throughout your voyage.
Laidback San Diego offers a true taste of Californian life, with 70 miles of sun-drenched coast, year-round warmth and an inescapable friendly enthusiasm. In this attractive harbour city, life is lived outdoors and the sparkling blue sea is almost always dotted with surfers and paddle boarders. There are plenty of attractions for everyone here, as well as one of America’s most exciting restaurant scenes.
For a relaxing experience, don’t miss the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Home to an incredible thermal suite which boasts a relaxation room, ceramic lounge with heated loungers, saunas and steam rooms with outward facing views across the ocean, aromatherapy room, horizontal shower, rain shower and a huge hydrotherapy pool; it’s the perfect place to enjoy a bit of pampering – after all that’s what holidays are all about!
Victoria combines the old world charm of afternoon tea and antique shops with a confident new outlook, evident in its bohemian shops and innovative restaurants. This bicycle-friendly seaside city is easy to explore and offers a host of attractions, including the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle and Butchart Gardens, and outdoor activities including wildlife tours and whale watching.
Vancouver - Disembark ms Koningsdam
Your incredible adventure ends as you cruise into Vancouver where you’ll disembark and fly home.
Other regional airports may be available*