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    Panama Canal Cruise

    From $1599 $798 taxes

    See the fascinating feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal on this thrilling roundtrip voyage from Tampa. In Ocho Rios, climb up the limestone terraced steps of Dunn’s River Falls, 600 feet of beautiful cascades surrounded by lush rainforest. Stroll the romantic cobblestone streets of Cartagena’s Old Town, with its old-world colonial architecture. Take a train ride in a vintage car across the isthmus of the Panama Canal to get close look at the Gatun Locks. And experience sun, fun and sand in Harvest Caye, our premier resort-style destination in Belize.

    Travel Bets Bets Package Includes

    • Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver to Tampa
    • 14 night cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl
    • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport

    December 8 – 23, 2018

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    Outside Balcony Taxes & Fees
    Vancouver $1599 $1799 $1999 $2599 $798
    Victoria, Kelowna, Comox from $300 more

    Please note that this sailing does not go into the Panama Canal Transit.
    Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.

     

    Sailing Itinerary

    14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa

    Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
    Day 1 Tampa, Florida (EMBARK) 4:00 pm
    Tampa, Florida

    Tampa, Florida

    Tampa, nicknamed “The Big Guava”, is so much more than merely home to Busch Gardens (one of the most popular theme parks in Florida). The Ybor City district is alive with history, shopping and fine dining. The Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry are also must-sees. Looking for a cruise from Tampa? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.
    Day 2 At Sea
    Day 3 George Town, Grand Cayman 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    George Town, Grand Cayman

    George Town, Grand Cayman

    The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is famous for its Seven Mile Beach, the popular Stingray City and its excellent diving. Both nature and history are preserved underwater with a collection of easily viewed shipwrecks. Looking for a cruise that stops in the Cayman Islands? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.
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    Day 4 Ocho Rios, Jamaica 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    The golden beaches, swaying palm trees and fragrant air are just a prelude to what surrounds this beautiful city. Within the nearby jungle-covered mountains are the magnificent Dunn’s River Falls, the foliage of Fern Gully and the untouched beauty of the White River. Looking for a cruise to Ocho Rios? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.
    Day 5 At Sea
    Day 6 Santa Marta, Colombia 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Santa Marta, Colombia

    Santa Marta, Colombia

    Admire the stunning bays of Santa Marta and popular beaches. Explore the ancient cultures of the Taironas who occupied the land thousands of years ago. Stroll over to the Cathedral and admire its beautiful architecture and learn about its history.
    Day 7 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00 am 2:00 pm
    Cartagena, Colombia

    Cartagena, Colombia

    The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb “las murallas” for an unforgettable view of the harbour. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city. Looking for a cruise to Cartagena? Check out our selection of Panama Canal cruises.
    Day 8 Panama Canal/Gatun Lake, Panama 5:00 am 3:00 pm
    Panama Canal/Gatun Lake, Panama

    Panama Canal/Gatun Lake, Panama

    When you book an overland journey on your partial transit of the Panama Canal, you’ll really travel like the jetsetters do. Depart from Miami and sail through the Caribbean entrance of this maritime marvel. Once we arrive at Gatun Lake, booked shore excursion guests can disembark for an unforgettable adventure that not only promises beautiful scenery and wonderful photo ops, but an exciting jaunt to Colón, where guests will resume their cruise back aboard the ship. How’s that for excitement? Please note, only booked shore excursion guests can disembark at Gatun Lake. But everyone is welcome to explore at our port-of-call in Colón.
    Day 9 Colon, Panama 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
    Colon, Panama

    Colon, Panama

    Sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón and grab a good spot on deck so you can take in the view. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It’s now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.
    Day 10 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Puerto Limón is known for its multi-cultural community and a festive annual carnaval celebration. In recent years the area has become even better known as must-see stop for eco-tourists. The region’s unique geography and neo-tropical climate combined with abundant rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse “biospheres” in the world. And you can take advantage of national parks and reserves in all directions from Limón. Pay close attention when you dock as many guests have reported seeing peaceful sloths lumbering in the trees right in port!
    Day 11 At Sea
    Day 12 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala 12:00 pm 7:00 pm
    Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

    Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

    Located on the eastern coast of Honduras, Santa Tomas de Castilla was originally settled in the 19th century by Belgian pioneers. Check out the abundant flora and fauna of Las Escobas Waterfalls, located within the protected nature reserve at the Cerro San Gil. View Shopping Guide(Current shopping maps available onboard.)
    Day 13 Harvest Caye, Belize 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, coral reefs and so on, you will find solace and adventure in Harvest Caye’s stunning landscape. Looking for a cruise that stops in Harvest Caye? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.
    Day 14 Costa Maya, Mexico 9:00 am 5:00 pm
    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    This coastal paradise in the Yucatan features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. Travel to see ancient Mayan ruins in this region rich with archaeological sites. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) Looking for a cruise that stops in Costa Maya? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.
    Day 15 At Sea
    Day 16 Tampa, Florida (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am
    Tampa, Florida

    Tampa, Florida

    Tampa, nicknamed “The Big Guava”, is so much more than merely home to Busch Gardens (one of the most popular theme parks in Florida). The Ybor City district is alive with history, shopping and fine dining. The Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry are also must-sees. Looking for a cruise from Tampa? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

    Please Note:

    • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
    • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
    • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
    • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

     

     

     

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