Scientific American Travel Logo


WEST COAST & MEXICO • OCTOBER 18th – 29th, 2016


Take a contrarian viewpoint and see North America’s West Coast from offshore with Scientific American Bright Horizons 30. Encounter the scenic riches of a region where mountain, sea, and sky juxtapose in many beautiful variations. From the temperate rainforests and urban pleasures of Vancouver to Santa Barbara’s wine country and Mexico’s marine sanctuaries and endless sunny beaches, refresh your senses on a coastal cruise on Holland America’s ms Westerdam October 18–29, 2016.

While at sea hear the latest in science and gain an understanding of the questions (and answers) that inspire scientists today. Lively discussions extend the learning fun, and well informed dinner table conversations are a pleasant evening option.

Come along with Bright Horizons. Experience quintessential coastal California, Mexico’s cultures and bountiful hospitality, and great contemporary science from the experts. Enjoy quiet moments, diverse cuisines, and outdoor adventure with a friend. Let us take care of the details so you can unwind. Please join us!


Cruise prices vary from $1,239 for an Interior Stateroom to $5,799 for a Pinnacle Suite, per person (pp). For those attending our SEMINARS, there is a $1,575 fee. For detailed info and pictures of our ship, please visit the CABIN & SHIP INFO tab. For the cruise itinerary please review our SCHEDULE and/or MAP. Add’l pp fees: gov’t taxes and fees ($209), Non-refundable Booking Service Fee ($150), tour leader gratuties ($110), and onboard gratuities (for your cabin steward and dining room staff, approx $11.50 per day). All prices and fees are detailed on the PRICING & TERMS tab. Use our PRICING CALCULATOR for a quick price quote.


Scientific American Travel. Lounge at Mazatlan's many golden beaches and resort pools. Explore the West Coast on Bright Horizons 30 educational cruise conference aboard Holland America Line's Westerdam.

For all the event details please peruse the tabs above.

  pdf icon

Download the 2-page flyer.

264 S. Meridith Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 • 650-787-5665 • Copyright 2015 © Insight Cruises • Scientific American is a trademark of Nature America, Inc.