SO. CARIBBEAN / PANAMA CANAL • NOVEMBER 3rd – 13th, 2007
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Holland America Line's pristine private island offers everything you need for a day of play in paradise: a two-mile crescent of perfect beach; an interior lagoon; private beachside cabanas with showers, misters, and butlers; watersports and activities, including a children's aqua park, nature hikes, and a personal watercraft course. In spite of HAL's use of 2% of this 1,700-acre island, it is so pristine and unspoiled that it has been designated a Wild Bird Reserve by the Bahamian National Trust.
A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes.
An isle of Dutch treats with the climate of coastal Venezuela? It's none other than Curacao, with Amsterdam-style gabled storybook houses in the Punda section, duty-free Delftware always on sale, and the famous Curacao orange-flavored liqueur that now also comes in blue (surely a sign of the times!).
Nearly every hard-won mile carved through the jungle here carries a story — of rivers dammed, gigantic lakes dug; of malaria, misery, and miraculous powers of will.
From Costa Rica's Caribbean coast go in search of iridescent blue morpho butterflies, sloths, turtle nesting grounds and wise old shamans. Explore the capital city of San Jose, where museums beckon and markets burst with luscious local tastes — mangoes, bananas, pineapples, papayas. Sample shore excursions: Sloth Sanctuary & Canoe Adventure; The Tortuguero Canals; San José Town & Country; Nature Walk at the Shaman's Land; The Old Banana Route Jungle Train
Forty hours of classes; 16 hours of access to The Ingenious Bar; three evening live "performances" with David Pogue, Robin Williams, and Sal Soghoian; and one cocktail party — over 60 hours of content in all! The classes offered include:
Introduction to Lightroom
Introduction to Aperture
iPhone: The Missing Manual
Photoshop for Photographers
Integrating Photoshop with Aperture, Lightroom, or iPhoto
Which Is Best for You — Aperture, Lightroom, or iPhoto?
iDVD and iMovie
Apple's Latest and Greatest
The Ground Floor Guide to the Macintosh
Inside Mac OS X "Leopard"
Leopard Power User Tips
Introduction to iLife
Pushing iLife to the Limit
Amazingly Cool Utilities
Personal Podcasting Primer
Apple stores may own the rights to the name "Genius Bar," but at sea our own near geniuses will be ready to help you get up and running on Macintosh at the MacMania Ingenious Bar. Randal Schwartz, Apple Product Manager Sal Soghoian, Macworld VP & Senior Editor Jason Snell, and our other onboard luminaries will gather to offer informal one-on-one assistance — every afternoon we're at sea.
Cruise prices vary from $1,699 for an Inside Stateroom to $4,999 for a Full Suite, per person. (Cruise pricing is subject to change. InSight Cruises will generally match the cruise pricing offered at the Holland America website at the time of booking.) For those attending our PROGRAM, there is a $795 fee. Taxes are $230.01 per person. All prices and fees are detailed on the BOOK NOW page.
For a detailed listing of the cruise itinerary please review our ITINERARY page.
Download Holland America's (HAL's) Panama Canal overview
Download HAL's Panama Canal Cruises' Shore Excursion booklet
Download HAL's Panama Canal brochure
Download our ship's (m.s. Volendam) brochure and deckplan
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