03/29 - 04/14/2019

17-Day Panama Canal Cruise

  • Day 1
    MIAMI - FLORIDA
  • Day 2
    MIAMI - NORWEGIAN BLISS
  • Day 3-4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    CARTAGENA - COLOMBIA
  • Day 6
    PANAMA CANAL - PANAMA
  • Day 7
    AT SEA
  • Day 8
    PUNTARENAS - COSTA RICA
  • Day 9
    AT SEA
  • Day 10
    PUERTO QUETZAL - GUATEMALA
  • Day 11-12
    AT SEA
  • Day 13
    PUERTO VALLARTA - MEXICO
  • Day 14
    MAZATLAN - MEXICO
  • Day 15
    CABO SAN LUCAS - MEXICO
  • Day 16
    AT SEA
  • Day 17
    LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Visiting 5 countries in Central America
  • Enjoy diverse ecology in the Florida Everglades
  • Sail on largest and newest cruise ship Panama
  • Visit Cartagena, Colombia, and the Gold Museum
  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Panama Canal
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Tacores River in Costa Rica and see various wildlife Tacores River
  • Visit Guatemala’s World Heritage city of Antigua, and stroll through the streets of Stone Road
  • Travel to three cities in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas

Offer ID: 1318406

Norwegian Bliss
Year Built: 2018
Tonnage: 168,028
Passenger Capacity: 4,004

Itinerary

  • 1
    3/29 MIAMI - FLORIDA
    Arrive in Miami, Florida today and transfer to hotel.
    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Miami Airport or Similar
  • 2
    3/30 MIAMI - NORWEGIAN BLISS
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and get ready to tour the city of Miami. Known as the Little Havana, this city offers a taste of multicultural restaurants, bars, and shops from Cuba, Peru, Mexico and other Central and South America. We will visit Florida’s famous Everglades, which is listed by UNESCO as one of the three most important wetlands in the world. We will take an Airboat ride to see massive network of forests, prairies and wetlands. Afterwards, we will head to the port to board Norwegian Bliss. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 3-4
    3/31-4/1 AT SEA
  • 5
    4/2 CARTAGENA - COLOMBIA
    Today we arrive in Cartagena, in northern Colombia. First we will visit the Gold Museum. Here you can see the skillful craftsmanship and pottery creation techniques of the Zenu tribes. Next, enjoy the magnificent Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a large defensive castle built by the Spaniards in 1607 to resist pirates from attacking. Stroll through Plaza de San Pedro Claver, built to commemorate the slaves of Spain. Here you can also see see San Pedro Claver Church. Enjoy the Naval Museum, which opened in 1992 exhibiting models of different types of ships and fortifications.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 6
    4/3 PANAMA CANAL - PANAMA
    Ever wonder how ships travel through a canal? Today we travel through the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important and busiest waterways. It is also known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern Engineering World. This 48-mile long international waterway allows ships to pass between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Since both oceans are of different height, each vessels must go through a passageway where the water level is adjusted accordingly, so the vessel can successfully make its way through the canal.
  • 7
    4/4 AT SEA
  • 8
    4/5 PUNTARENAS - COSTA RICA
    Today we arrive in Costa Rica’s Puerto Caldera. We will first visit the Carara Park and Reserve and walk on the rainforest trails where you will have the opportunity to see colorful frogs, monkeys, raccoons, lizards and deers. Next enjoy the Tarcoles River Boat Ride to visit the Tacores River, a crocodile habitat, where you will have the opportunity to see a variety of waterfowls, monkeys macaws along the river. Last but not least, stroll through Paseo De Los Turistas along the seaside pedestrian street and enjoy the ancient buildings and churches here.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 9
    4/6 AT SEA
  • 10
    4/7 PUERTO QUETZAL - GUATEMALA
    Our cruise ship arrives in Quatzal Harbour in Guatemala. We will travel to Antigua, the most beautiful colonial city in Central America, preserving Spanish Baroque architecture, stone roads and yellow houses. The entire city here is listed as a UN World Heritage Site. Enjoy El Carmen market, where you can find many Mayan handmade arts and crafts. Nearby is the Arco de Santa Catalina, a famous local landmark where you will have plenty of time to shop and enjoy some lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Jade factory to learn about the relationship of the Maya culture and jade.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 11-12
    4/8-4/9 AT SEA
  • 13
    4/10 PUERTO VALLARTA - MEXICO
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a famous location for many Hollywood movies from the 70’s to the 80’s. We will first visit the most famous landmark of the city, the Lady of Guadalupe, with antique red brick buildings and magnificent altars. Next stroll through Romantic Zone, also known as Old Town, where all the small streets are full of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. You can also see the famous Los Muertos beach. Come see the filming location of the Hollywood movie “The Night of the Iguana” in Mismaloya, where Richard Bolton brought Elizabeth Taylor to the location set. The exposure of these two celebrities made this a famous location. Last but not least, visit the Tequila Learn Facility and you will have the chance to taste the best and most unique tequila.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 14
    4/11 MAZATLAN - MEXICO
    Our cruise ship arrives in Mazatlan, Mexico. We will visit the famous coastal and landmark buildings. The historic centre of Mazatlan has many 19th century buildings, including Angel Peralta Theatre, which was built in 1874 and is truly one of Mazatlan’s most important cultural treasures. The theatre was named “The Pearl on the Crown,” after a famous soprano singer in Mexico. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral built in 1856 took more than 40 years to complete. It consists of basilical plant, with three naves, an octagonal dome with lantern, crowned by an iron cross.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 15
    4/12 CABO SAN LUCAS - MEXICO
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, known as the “Island of Lovers.” We will take the Glass Bottom Boat, to see the most famous landmark, The Arch, a natural rock formation makes the start of Land’s End, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. It is also known as Lover’s Beach. After our boat ride, we will take a bus to explore the city and see landmarks Church of San Lucas, built in 1730. Next we will have an opportunity to sample famous Mexican tequila as well as learn about the production of tequila.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 16
    4/13 AT SEA
  • 17
    4/14 LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA
    Today we disembark in Los Angeles, California. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home.