Panama Canal Cruise

Be one of the first to set sail aboard the brand-new Norwegian Bliss on this 15-night Panama Canal cruise from Miami to Los Angeles. Spend your days at sea enjoying the countless opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. Then spend your days in port exploring the rich history, unique culture and breathtaking landscapes of Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico!

Inclusions:

  • Round trip airport transfers from Carroll, IA
  • Round trip air to Miami & return from Los Angeles (price based on air estimate of $500)
  • Round trip pier transfers
  • 15-night cruise aboard the Norwegian Bliss
  • Deluxe cabin in category of choice
  • All onboard meals
  • All taxes on air & cruise
  • Gratuities for transfer drivers
  • Professional tour manager
  • Assistance with arranging optional activities
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Ultimate beverage package on board

Not included in the price of this tour: 
Meals/beverages other than those listed on the itinerary, tour manager gratuities, items of a personal nature/souvenirs, personal services on board such as spa or hair-styling, shore excursions, excursion driver/guide gratuities, phone calls and faxes from ship, travel protection plan, passport fees, current baggage fees at the airport as assessed by the airline, and any service not listed in the above inclusions.

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Cat. IA Mid-Ship Inside
$2,999 per person, double occupancy

Cat. BF Balcony
$3,899 per person, double occupancy

Cat. BC Mid-Ship Balcony
$3,999 per person, double occupancy

(3% cash discount applied)

Optional basic secondary travel protection plan:
($114 per person, Cat. IA; $192 per person, Cat. BF & BC)

A $500 deposit per person is required with your registration form

Final payment is due December 20, 2018

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Itinerary

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to sunny Miami, where we will board the Norwegian Bliss for our 15-night cruise!

Note: Flights will be confirmed no sooner than 9 months before departure. It may be possible that we may need to add a pre-night in Miami, which would adjust the tour cost.

(Dinner included)

There are countless opportunities on board for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Attend a show, take a dip in the pool, or try your luck at the casino.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

We enjoy another day basking in the sun and breathing in the fresh air while cruising the Caribbean waters.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Our days in port are at your leisure. In Colombia, the old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbor. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city. Discover Cartagena on a horse and carriage ride or embark on a leisurely canoe ride through the mangroves on an optional shore excursion.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Today we will experience one of the world's best short cuts as we journey forty miles through the man-made Panama Canal that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Take advantage of another day of sailing by having a drink at the full-service bar in the observation lounge that offers the most expansive views at sea. For some thrilling excitement, put your driving skills to the test on the two-level race track or try out one of the two multi-story waterslides in the Aqua Park.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Puntarenas is where stunning beaches, an array of wildlife, and streets lined with restaurants, bars, and cafés await. Carara National Park is a must for nature lovers and features ancestral trees and secondary forests, perfect for spotting wildlife such as crocodiles and 400-plus species of birds, including colorful scarlet macaws. Optional excursions include a full-day adventure to the vibrant capital city of San Jose, an Andalusian horse show in the Alajuela Province highlands, an open-air gondola ride with a naturalist through the lush green landscape of giant trees, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, and a visit to a jaguar and macaw sanctuary.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Take the day to relax on board. Consider attending an incredible performance of Jersey Boys, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Journey from the gritty streets of Jersey to glamour and international fame as you follow the incredible true story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The band will entertain you with their timeless songs that include “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Puerto Quetzal was constructed in 1984 to help connect nearby cities. A variety of optional shore excursions are available for you to choose from. Visit a local coffee plantation, learn how the country’s signature products of rum and jade jewelry are produced, or delve into the cultural heritage of Guatemala by browsing an ancient textiles museum. Or, venture to the city of Antigua where 17th-century colonial facades beckon and Guatemalan history comes alive!

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Ancient Mayan ruins and lush tropical rainforest are home to the Chiapas region. Situated on the Pacific Coast in Southwestern Mexico, Puerto Chiapas serves as a small fishing and agricultural center. The archaeological museum in nearby Tapachula exhibits artifacts excavated from the region.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

After a busy couple of days on land, take the opportunity to relax and continue exploring our impressive ship.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Consider visiting the Mandara Spa, where over fifty specialty treatments are offered by well-trained massage therapists. Maybe venture to one of ship’s bars and lounges you have yet to visit. Grab a freshly-muddled mojito in the Sugarcane Mojito Bar or try a few of the more than fifty bottled beers and twenty-four draft beers on tap at The District Brew House.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you've got Mazatlan. Sip on some margaritas and enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine. Take a drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Then visit the many shops offering local crafts.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco ("The Arch"), a rock formation at the tip of "Land's End." The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called "the Corridor."

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

We continue to experience life at sea and enjoy the many amenities on board the ship.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

We disembark in Los Angeles this morning and transfer to the airport for our flight home.

(Breakfast included)