Lois says, "we're sailing again in January, 2011...this time aboard
Holland America's beautiful ms Zuiderdam to the Panama Canal."
The American Mah Jongg Association
Tournament and Cruise to the Panama Canal
Jan. 12-22, 2011
Holland America's ms Zuiderdam
Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale
From just $1199. per person double occupancy
Tournament Fee $125.
You must book through
Alice Travel to participate
in this Program.
For information about the Mah Jongg Tournament, call AMJA 800 663-4581
This is not to be missed...
A great tournament, an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, a beautiful ship, private parties, and a great destination!
It's a fabulous combination: a luxury midwinter voyage, leaving conveniently from Ft. Lauderdale, and an exciting Mah Jongg Tournament with cash prizes…sponsored by the AMJA!
This time we’re heading for the Panama Canal (a worthy engineering feat and a stunning destination), stopping at lovely Caribbean ports including Holland America’s private island, Half Moon Cay.
Your hostess is our own AMJA Founder and President Lois Madow. Special get-togethers, four days at sea for a thrilling tournament, beautiful ports, and a really gorgeous ship to enjoy. Call Alice Travel soon to get onboard!
(Those who don't play Mah Jongg are welcome to join in the fun!)
• Tournament Play and Fun Play
• Private Meet & Greet Cocktail Party
• Gifts and Cash Awards
• One lunch and one dinner at the Pinnacle Grill specialty restaurant
Jan. 12 - Depart Ft. Lauderdale. A popular embarkation city with plenty of interest of its own! Visit the newly redesigned Beach and cafés, the historic Riverwalk, luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard. or the Everglades for an exciting air boat nature excursion.
Jan. 13 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. A day of play in Holland America’s private island: a two-mile crescent of perfect beach; an interior lagoon; private beachside cabanas with butler service, showers and misters; and a wide choice of watersports and activities. Fishing and watercraft excursions too!
Jan. 14 - at sea
Jan. 15 - Oranjestad, Aruba. Colorful floating markets, wondrous coral reefs and landscapes dotted with curiously bent divi-divi trees await on this, the "A" of the Netherlands Antilles' famous ABC islands.The mix of Dutch style and Caribbean color is enchanting in Oranjestad. Visit the Botanica Gardens, and don’t miss the jewelry shops!
Jan. 16 - Willemstad, Curacao. Amsterdam-like canals, gabled Dutch colonial buildings, an exotic floating market This bustling duty-free port has it all plus the world-famous Curaçao Liqueur Distillery and an intriguing coral reef teeming with parrotfish and queen angelfish.
Jan. 17 - at sea
Jan. 18 - Panama Canal, Gatun Lake and Cristobal,Panama. The Canal, and the great artificial Lake that maintains its level, are a triumph of courage and engineering skill.From Cristobal, you can tour Spanish forts and pirate markets, visit a rainforest teeming with exotic wildlife, or learn about the culture of the Embera Indians.
Jan. 19 - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a genuine eco-paradise! 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.
Jan. 20-21 - at sea
Jan. 22 - Return Ft. Lauderdale.
Aboard Holland America's ms Zuiderdam
This the first of Holland America’s new Vista class vessels, her lofty atrium and beautiful original artworks and antiques set the tone. Enjoy delicious food in the Vista Dining Room, the elegant Pinnacle Grill, and an array of casual lounges, cafés and bars. There are the pools, the shows, the Greenhouse Spa/Salon, the shops, and much more to vary your fun at the Tournament. Staterooms are serene and comfortable retreats with generous storage, TV/DVD players, luxurious linens, massage showers–all to let you unwind and enjoy. You’ll love this ship!
Pictured at left, Holland America's own private island paradise, Half Moon Cay.