Top 10 Short Cruise Vacations
Pacific Northwest Cruise
Fall in the Pacific Northwest is blessed by lovely foliage and fresh, mild temperatures – the perfect time of year for a short cruise vacation. Holland America offers several options of five nights or less with ports of call in California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia; our favorite is a four-night sailing aboard the ms Statendom from Vancouver to San Diego, via charming Victoria, British Columbia (sails September 29, 2013). A $525-million refurbishment for the ship in 2010 revamped the 630 staterooms and added an Italian restaurant and a new lounge (with sections dedicated to martinis, champagne, or spirits and ales). Fill your two days at sea with gourmet cooking lessons in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center or pamper yourself at the Greenhouse Spa. On land, passengers can stroll one of Vancouver’s 190 parks, take high tea in Victoria, and then round it all out with some basking on San Diego’s Coronado Beach.
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