Join Me On My 2026 Panama Canal Group Cruise

I am delighted that I will be hosting a group cruise on one of my all-time favourite cruise experiences, a full transit of the Panama Canal. This bucket-list adventure will be on board Holland America Zuiderdam and lasts 15 nights cruising departing Miami on 31 January 2026 and arriving into San Diego on 15 February 2026.

The Panama Canal has been the most requested cruises for me to host a group cruise on, and after our incredible time as a group on Holland America Eurodam in April 2024, I am pleased to return to the line for this group cruise.

I have cabins in the best locations being held at most grades of Inside, Oceanview, Balcony and Suites. Numbers on this cruise will be, as with my Canada & New England Group cruise, limited to ensure an interactive and engaging experience and maximise the chance for every attendee and I to interact. There is a Group Rate which includes all the activities and events that I will be running.

However, since the cruise went on sale on Sunday, two-thirds of the cabins being held have been booked. So, if this cruise is of interest then just to note cabins are going fast.

I do limit my group cruises to a maximum of 80 people to ensure I can offer an interactive cruise.

Due to the demand, I am keeping it available for booking by Tips For Travellers Patrons and YouTube Channel Members. If you become a Patron or Channel Member, it starts from just $2/month and you can find more about becoming a Patron at at and once joining one of the paid-for tiers you will get and find more details, fares and how to book, which has to done via my agent to be part of the group.

To see what it is like on one of my group cruises, watch this short video of highlights and events from my April Holland America Caribbean Group cruise


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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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1 Response

  1. Robert Kerr says:

    I have joined as a YouTube channel member – how do I get more detailed info and join your 2026 Panama Canal group?

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