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Panama Canal Discovery

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 07 Dec 2025
  • Sails from Fort Lauderdale
  • Ship Rotterdam
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2148202
  • Voyage code ‍Y583
  • Countries visited The Bahamas, Curaçao, Colombia, Costa Rica

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Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Sun 07 Dec 2025

Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Nestled along the sun-drenched shores of Florida's Atlantic coast, Fort Lauderdale beckons with its pristine beaches, vibrant culture and world-class amenities.

Cruises to the Bahamas

Half Moon Cay Mon 08 Dec 2025

Cruises to the Bahamas

More than 700 islands make up the coral-based archipelago of the Bahamas which stretches 5,358 miles over the Atlantic Ocean.

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

At Sea Tue 09 Dec 2025

Rotterdam, Holland America Line
A panoramic view of Willemstad

Willemstad Thu 11 Dec 2025

A panoramic view of Willemstad

Willemstad, the vibrant capital of Curaçao, is a Caribbean jewel that blends Dutch colonial heritage with tropical flair.

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

At Sea Fri 12 Dec 2025

Rotterdam, Holland America Line
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia Sat 13 Dec 2025

Cartagena, Colombia

On Colombia’s Caribbean-facing coast, Cartagena is a handsome and historic city, with distinctive Colonial architecture dating back to the sixteenth century.

Gatun Lake

Gatun Lake Sun 14 Dec 2025

Gatun Lake

At the center of one of the world’s greatest engineering projects is a place where nature has been given a space to flourish—the vast Gatún Lake. The lake includes some 33 kilometers (20 miles) of the 77-kilometer (48-mile) route that ships follow through the Panama Canal. While a passenger gazing at its forested shores may assume they are looking at a landscape that predates the canal, the lake is as much a manmade creation as the various locks. It was formed in 1912, with the damming of the Chagres River, and the islands that dot the lake were once the peaks of hills. The surface of the lake sits at an elevation of between 25 and 27 meters (82 and 87 feet) above sea level. At its Caribbean end, the Gatún Locks raise ships traveling towards the Pacific to the level of the lake; at its other end, the Pedro Miguel and then the Miraflores Locks lower them back to sea level. In addition to opportunities to see the infrastructure of the canal, created at the expense of millions of dollars and thousands of lives, Gatún Lake is fascinating for its remarkable biodiversity. More than 100 species each of mammals and reptiles, as well as some 500 different birds, thrive in the nature reserves in and near the lake.

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

Transit Panama Canal Sun 14 Dec 2025

Rotterdam, Holland America Line
Cruises to Panama

Colon Sun 14 Dec 2025

Cruises to Panama

Colon lies on the stunning Caribbean coast of Panama, where unparalleled beaches and lush tropical scenery are de rigueur. In nearby Portobello, discover the ruins of Spanish forts, watch the colorful yachts sailing in the bay or hunt for treasures in the local markets. Travel to the Gatun Locks for a bird's eye view of the immense ships passing through the Panama Canal.

Costa Rica, Central America

Puerto Limon Mon 15 Dec 2025

Costa Rica, Central America

Explore the lush rainforests, mangrove swamps, numerous volcanoes and crystalline waters of this Central American isthmus, then meet the laid-back 'Ticos' locals that call it home.

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

At Sea Tue 16 Dec 2025

Rotterdam, Holland America Line
A panoramic view of the Cayman Islands

Georgetown, Cayman Islands Wed 17 Dec 2025

A panoramic view of the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands, a Caribbean paradise, beckon with their blend of natural splendour and financial prosperity.

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

At Sea Thu 18 Dec 2025

Rotterdam, Holland America Line
Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Fri 19 Dec 2025

Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Nestled along the sun-drenched shores of Florida's Atlantic coast, Fort Lauderdale beckons with its pristine beaches, vibrant culture and world-class amenities.

What's included *

  • Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas
  • All meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout the day and early evening
  • All evening entertainment, including Broadway-style shows and live music in many of the lounges
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • A choice of daily on board activities
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes and Elemis skincare and spa therapy products
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • Upgrade to 'Have It All' for £55pppd and enjoy Included Drinks, Wi-Fi, Speciality Dining, Shore Excursions & Gratuities
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Spa Interior Stateroom

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Sleeps up to 2 guests 2 beds convertible to 1 queen bed Shower Steps away from Greenhouse Spa & Salon® Yoga mat All Stateroom Amenities Enjoy the Amenities available for the room & have a wonderful journey with this pleasant experience. Daily housekeeping Complimentary 24-hour room service Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion, shampoo Luxurious bathrobes Generous storage Fresh fruit upon request Safe Shoeshine TV with On Demand movies, programming

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IQ Panorama Deck £2,209pp Enquire now

Standard Interior Stateroom

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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. Amenities Daily housekeeping Complimentary 24-hour room service Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion, shampoo Luxurious bathrobes Generous storage Fresh fruit upon request Safe Shoeshine TV with On Demand movies, programming

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J Beethoven Deck £2,149pp Enquire now
N Beethoven Deck £2,059pp Enquire now
L Beethoven Deck £2,089pp Enquire now
K Beethoven Deck £2,119pp Enquire now
I Beethoven Deck £2,179pp Enquire now

Spa Large Ocean View Stateroom

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These ocean-view staterooms offer spa amenities such as yoga mats and an iPod docking station, with exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon. It includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, a bathtub and shower.

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CQ Panorama Deck £2,729pp Enquire now

Large Ocean View Stateroom

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These expansive staterooms include 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.

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F Main Deck £2,609pp Enquire now
D Schubert Deck £2,669pp Enquire now
E Beethoven Deck £2,639pp Enquire now
C Main Deck £2,699pp Enquire now

Family Ocean View Stateroom

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With accomodations for five guests, this stateroom includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed and one upper bed—all are our signature Mariner's Dream beds with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus one sofa bed for two persons. There are two bathrooms: one with bathtub, shower, sink and toilet, one with shower and sink.

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FB Main Deck £2,759pp Enquire now
FA Main Deck £2,789pp Enquire now

Verandah Stateroom

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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.

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VC Gershwin Deck £3,029pp Enquire now
VA Mozart Deck £3,109pp Enquire now
VS Gershwin Deck £3,189pp Enquire now
VE Navigation Deck £2,949pp Enquire now
VD Gershwin Deck £2,989pp Enquire now
VF Beethoven Deck £2,909pp Enquire now
VB Beethoven Deck £3,069pp Enquire now
VH Beethoven Deck £2,809pp Enquire now
V Gershwin Deck £3,149pp Enquire now

Verandah Spa Stateroom

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With floor-to-ceiling windows and a private verandah, these light-infused staterooms feature 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 thoughtful amenities.

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VQ Panorama Deck £3,229pp Enquire now

Aft - Vista Suite

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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—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a shower, mini-bar and refrigerator.

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AS Beethoven Deck £4,039pp Enquire now

Vista Suite

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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—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a shower, mini-bar and refrigerator.

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BC Beethoven Deck £3,559pp Enquire now
B Navigation Deck £3,719pp Enquire now
A Beethoven Deck £3,879pp Enquire now

Neptune Suite

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With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

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SC Sun Deck £5,559pp Enquire now
SA Schubert Deck £6,359pp Enquire now
SB Beethoven Deck £5,959pp Enquire now

Pinnacle Suite

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Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave, refrigerator and built-in bar, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with whirlpool. The bedroom features a king-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and the bath includes an oversize whirlpool bath and shower as well as an additional shower stall. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people, and a guest toilet. Amenities include a private stereo system, use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

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PS Schubert Deck £9,859pp Enquire now

Signature Suite

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These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

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SY Gershwin Deck £4,759pp Enquire now
SS Schubert Deck £4,959pp Enquire now

The Ship - Rotterdam

  • Occupancy2,668
  • Tonnage781 tons
  • Length975 ft (297.18 m)
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One of the most luxurious ships in the Holland America Line fleet, Rotterdam ushers in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Carrying forward the line’s much-loved tradition, heritage and signature service, Rotterdam simultaneously raises the standard for modern cruising.

What’s onboard: Art Gallery, Atrium B.B. King’s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, Blend, Bridge, Canaletto, Casino, Club HAL, Club Orange Dining Room, Dive-In, Fitness Center, Future Cruises, Gelato, Grand Dutch Cafe, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Guest Services, Half Moon, Hudson, Hydro Pool, Jogging Track, Lido Bar, Lido Market, Lido Pool, Lincoln Center Stage, Merabella, Microsoft Studio, Movies Poolside, Nami Sushi, Neptune Lounge, New York Pizza, Notes, Ocean Bar, Panorama Bar, Photo Shop, Pinnacle Grill, Rolling Stone Rock Room, Rudi’s Sel De Mer, Sea View Bar, Sea View Pool, Shore Excursions, Sliding Dome Cover, Sports Courts, Stuyvesant, Sun Bar, Sun Deck, Tamarind, Tamarind Bar, The Dining Room, The Shops, World Stage and much, much more.

Rotterdam

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL licence protects all our packages or tailor-made holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award-winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Holland America Line FAQs

What is the dress code onboard a Holland America cruise?

There are 2 dress codes onboard; Casual and Dressy. When the suggested attire is Casual, smart casual attire is appropriate. When the suggested attire is Dressy, Holland America Line suggests slacks, skirts, dresses, blouses, collared shirts and jackets.


What currency is used onboard a Holland America cruise?

US Dollars is the only currency accepted onboard Holland America Line ships.


Is room service available on a Holland America cruise?

24-hour room service is available onboard.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on a Holland America cruise?

Holland America Line automatically adds Crew Appreciation to your onboard account.


Does Holland America Line cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, Holland America Line requests you contact its Ship Services Department. For guests with life-threatening food allergies, Holland America Line asks that guests provide detailed information to its Guest Accessibility Department.


Can I take alcohol onboard a Holland America cruise ship?

With the exception of one bottle of wine or champagne (no larger than 750ml) at embarkation, guests cannot take alcohol on their Holland America Line cruise. Should guests consume their bottle of wine or champagne in a public area, they will be subject to a corkage fee.


Can I smoke onboard a Holland America cruise ship?

For the comfort of all guests, all staterooms, showrooms and most other indoor areas are designated non-smoking. However, there are designated smoking areas.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Holland America cruise?

Guests can purchase and connect to satellite internet 24 hours a day on each ship in the Holland American Line fleet.


Are drinks packages available with Holland America Cruise Lines?

Yes, Holland America Line offers a range of beverage packages.


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