The regions of North America’s West Coast share the mighty Pacific in common, but otherwise offer travelers very different experiences. Our California cruise gives you the opportunity to see the sunny beaches of San Diego and the glittering hills of San Francisco, with some of the state's famous wine regions as well as towering redwoods nearby. Continuing north, our West coast cruise takes you to the rugged Oregon and Washington coasts are all about dramatic windswept grandeur. Finally, the Pacific coast cruise takes you to Canada’s British Columbia is a province of so you can experience rain forests and fjordlike channels, see where orcas swim, bears roam the coast and eagles soar overhead. Head west, and you’ll find a world that will likely both charm and awe you.

Holland America Line Pacific Coast cruises from San Diego are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. Here are the COVID-19 Guest Protocols currently planned which are subject to change as further details are established. They will be updated in accordance with guidance from public health authorities. View our Travel Well information for more detail.

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Astoria, Oregon, US

Astoria is awash in raffish port-town charm, making it a popular stop on cruises to the West Coast. For a city of just 10,000, there’s much to do. Climb its famed column to see a panorama of water and woods. Trolley the Riverwalk and feast on fresh seafood. 
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San Diego, California, US

Easygoing San Diego embodies the Southern California surfer town fantasy, with its more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures and accessible outdoor activities.


Seattle, Washington, US

Bounded by the Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest is an homage as much to human ingenuity as it is to natural beauty—after all, this is where Starbucks and Amazon started. And there’s no shortage of iconic attractions in Seattle, among them the waterfront, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. "Local" and "sustainable" are words to live by in Seattle, an ethos reflected in the profusion of fresh-seafood restaurants, independent coffee roasters and quirky boutiques that dot the city, awaiting a taste or visit between bouts of sightseeing. This West coast cruise stop is truly a favorite stop for our West coast cruise guests.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Start your visit to Victoria’s sights and attractions at the Inner Harbour. Whale-watching cruises and floatplane excursions begin and end here, and towering totem poles indicate the importance of the area’s First Nations culture. Nearby Fisherman’s Wharf is filled with fishing boats, barking harbor seals and busy seafood restaurants serving up the catch of the day. Take time for a jaunt to the Butchart Gardens, a show garden developed on the site of a depleted quarry. And be sure to enjoy afternoon tea or a walk in the park, or a shopping trip to Market Square or along Government Street.

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Vancouver, B.C., CA

Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble sawmilling settlement, today’s Vancouver is a bustling, ethnically diverse metropolis that’s a mix of glassy new skyscrapers, quaint historic neighborhoods and plentiful green spaces. Its culinary and cocktail scene is on the rise, with excellent restaurants and buzzing bars that have a distinctively local stamp on them. If you are looking for where to go in Vancouver for music, theater and the arts, they are thriving in the city’s many museums, galleries and performance venues. Beyond the downtown attractions in Vancouver, days of exploration and sightseeing await among the colorful suburbs, the unspoiled islands and the vast, rugged wilderness.

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