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    Panama Canal Cruise

    From $2149 $998 taxes

    Sun, sand and an engineering marvel

    For any true seafaring explorer, the Panama Canal is a must-see destination. Dubbed “one of the seven wonders of the modern world” by the American Society of Civil Engineers, this 48-mile waterway divides two continents and connects two mighty oceans.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

    • Air to Fort Lauderdale, return from Vancouver (if applicable)
    • 19 night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver aboard Eurodam
    • Airport transfers to pier, and pier to airport (if applicable)

    Travel Best Bets Exclusive!

    April 17 – May 7, 2018

    Inside Outside Balcony Taxes & Fees
    Vancouver $2149 $2349-2499 $2499 $998
    Victoria, Kelowna from $300 more
    Calgary from $200  more
    Toronto from $150 more

    Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities. *Vancouver departures include only transfer to pier in Fort Lauderdale.

    Itinerary Date Day Duration
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 18APR18 WED DEPART 4:00PM
    At Sea 19APR18 THU AT SEA
    At Sea 20APR18 FRI AT SEA
    Cartagena, Colombia 21APR18 SAT ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 1:00PM
    Enter Panama Canal CristobalCOP1 22APR18 SUN ARRIVE 5:00AM DEPART 5:00AM
    Cruising Panama CanalCO 22APR18 SUN
    Exit Panama Canal BalboaCOP1 22APR18 SUN ARRIVE 7:00PM DEPART 7:00PM
    At Sea 23APR18 MON AT SEA
    Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa 24APR18 TUE ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 6:00PM
    Corinto, Nicaragua 25APR18 WED ARRIVE 10:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
    Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 26APR18 THU ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 6:00PM
    Puerto Chiapas, MexicoTC 27APR18 FRI ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
    Huatulco, Mexico 28APR18 SAT ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
    At Sea 29APR18 SUN AT SEA
    Manzanillo, Mexico 30APR18 MON ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 01MAY18 TUE ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 3:00PM
    Cabo San Lucas, MexicoTRNW 02MAY18 WED ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
    At Sea 03MAY18 THU AT SEA
    At Sea 04MAY18 FRI AT SEA
    San Francisco, California, US 05MAY18 SAT ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM
    At Sea 06MAY18 SUN AT SEA
    Vancouver, B.C., CA 07MAY18 MON ARRIVE 11:00AM

    PORT NOTES: CO Cruising Only, P1 Transit Times Are Approximate, TC Times Subject To Tidal Cond, TR Tender Required, NW Wheelchair Access Limited

     Port Highlights

    Cartagena, ColombiaCartagena, Colombia – Privateers loved Cartagena, the chief Spanish port in New Granada (today’s Colombia). Sir John Hawkins besieged the city in 1568 and his nephew, Sir Francis Drake, sacked it 18 years later. In response, Spain poured millions into the port’s defense, building the fortifications that are today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town the walls protected is also part of that World Heritage designation. Cruise visitors can walk those deeply textured alleyways today through some of the best-preserved colonial neighborhoods of the Americas. When you’re ready for a change, there are beaches ready to hand. Bocagrande is busy and close to the city. Playa Blanca is south across the bay and quieter. Both are lovely.
    Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa RicaPuerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica – It’s hard to throw a stick in Costa Rica and not have it hit a national park. The city of Puerto Caldera, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, has a number of them within easy reach for cruise visitors. Just to the south, Carara is a mecca for birders, especially those chasing the scarlet macaw. Poas Volcano is inland, and rises to nearly 9,000 feet. See it before it blows again. Barra Honda contains a series of limestone caves. Palo Verde preserves one of the last tropical dry rainforests in Central America. Arenal has the most active volcano in the country. Tapanti contains species of orchids discovered only in 2009. Grab your hiking boots and a pair of binoculars. It’s all a feast, wherever you go.
    Puerto Chiapas, MexicoPuerto Chiapas, Mexico – Puerto Chiapas is the Pacific gateway to the Mayan world. Just north of the Guatemalan border on southern Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the port is the starting point for excursions to the ruins at Izapa. Founded around 1500 BCE, Izapa is noted for its large, intricately carved “Tree of Life” stone. Nearer port, explore San Cristobal de Las Casas cathedral, journey to a rainforest, or shop for local handicrafts like stone carvings or colorful textiles. Or, simply wander the beaches and take in the untamed and exotic surroundings.
    Puerto Vallarta, MexicoPuerto Vallarta, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta squeezed into the thin space between Banderas Bay and the verdant folds of the Sierra Madre. It’s no longer the well-kept secret of the artists, writers and Hollywood stars who first “discovered” it in the 1960s, but “PV” (as it is affectionately known) still retains the essence of the fishing village it once was. Viejo Vallarta, the old town, is a mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets, chic shops and busy open markets. Other highlights include Mismaloya Beach, Gringo Gulch, and Conchas Chinas, the Beverly Hills of Vallarta. Head inland for more adventure, up into the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the mountains.




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