It was a very early morning rise — 3:30 a.m. — to see one of the highlights of the cruise: The Copper Canyon.
Breakfast buffet was provided in the dining room at 4:30 a.m., which was a fantastic starter of a long day ahead.
And what a ride it was. Fantastic views all the way along. Climbing sometimes three levels through tunnels and over bridges.
After our arrival at Copper Canyon we were taken to a restaurant with magnificent view over the canyons.
Then we were the only few who decided to go a couple of hundred rocky stone steps down to see where the Indians live.
All beautiful things come to an end and we had to board the train for the six-hour return ride.
It was around 10 p.m. when we got back at the ship’s dockside, where an unexpected surprise was waiting for us.
On the pier, the hotel manager and his senior staff were awaiting our tour, providing us all with a glass of champagne.
Welcome back on board!
And if that was not enough, special for the 300 guest on the tour, the Lido was opened and provided us with some marvelous food.
It’s good to be on Zaandam , thanks all for the so warm welcome on board .
The pictures will give an impression what we have seen on the tour to Copper Canyon.
Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg
Zaandam sea of Cortez cruise