15 Day Panama Canal Cruise From Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale


Embark on a 15-Day Cruise of a Lifetime from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. Get ready for an unforgettable journey as you sail from Los Angeles to beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Hautulco, Puntarenas, Fuerte Amador, Cartagena, and finally Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This 15-day cruise takes you through some of the world's most stunning locations, giving you the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Island Princess

Ocean View From $2,436 CAD per person

Balcony From $3,582 CAD per person

 

Itinerary

Thursday, May 9th 2024 - Los Angeles, California
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?

Points of Interest

  • Hollywood Boulevard

  • TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)

  • Universal Studios

  • Olvera Street

  • Disney Concert Hall/Music Center

  • Hollywood Bowl

  • Beverly Hills

  • Santa Monica Pier

Friday, May 10th 2024 - Saturday, May 11th 2024
At Sea

Sunday, May 12th 2024 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Points of Interest

  • The Malecon

  • Las Caletas

  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Tequila Hacienda

  • Yelapa

  • Isla Marietas

  • Dolphin Encounter

  • Outdoor Adventure

Monday, May 13th 2024
At Sea

Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - Huatulco, Mexico
Nine bays bordered by 36 golden-sand beaches form the beautiful Las Bahias de Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca.
Welcome to Mexico's newest resort on the Pacific Riviera. Huatulco is a tropical Eden with crystalline waters, coral reefs, and uncrowded beaches. Inland, the rugged coast range is thickly carpeted with rainforest and coffee plantations. While Huatulco is still in its early stages of development, travelers may note that the resort has a different feel from other destinations on the Mexican Riviera. That's because large areas of Huatulco have been designated as an ecological reserve. Huatulco is located in the state of Oaxaca where the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.

Points of Interest

  • Bahia de Huatulco

  • Santa Cruz Bay

  • La Crucecita

  • Tangolunda Bay

  • Piedra de Moros

  • Copalita River

  • Copalita Point Eco-Archaeological Center

  • Las Brisas Resort

Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - Thursday, May 16th 2024
At Sea

Friday, May 17th 2024 - Puntarenas, Costa Rica
To Spanish explorers, the rumors of gold and vast riches could only mean that this section of Central America was the costa rica - the "Rich Coast."
Hailed as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica occupies a unique position, lying between two oceans and two continents. On both coasts, tropical rainforests rise to the mountains of the interior, many of which soar over 13,000 feet above sea level. In the west, a seemingly endless succession of brown-sand beaches forms the nation's Pacific coast. Puntarenas is your gateway to Costa Rica's wonders - and to its capital city of San Jose.

Points of Interest

  • San Jose & National Theater

  • River Cruise

  • Coffee Plantation

  • Costa Rica Animal Center

  • Sarchi

  • Costa Rica Rainforest

  • Thermal Springs

  • Rainforest Aerial Tram

Saturday, May 18th 2024
At Sea


Sunday, May 19th 2024 - Fuerte Amador, Panama 
Fuerte Amador, situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is a man-made peninsula extending out into the Pacific Ocean. The one-mile causeway was created by connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal. There are several shops, restaurants, and other specialty stores centered around a large marina that serves as a tender dock. The causeway also affords a panoramic view of Panama City's impressive skyline and serves as the home for the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research.
Note: Depending on the voyage, Fuerte Amador may be an anchorage port, passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender. On complete transits of the Panama Canal, the ship typically arrives in Fuerte Amador in the morning, operates tours and spends the full day at anchor.

Points of Interest

  • Panama Viejo / Casco Viejo

  • Canal Locks

  • Panama Canal Railway

  • Panama Canal Transit

  • Cruise Gatun Lake

  • Embera Natives

  • Aerial Tram & Soberania National Park

  • Panama Canal Expansion

Monday, May 20th 2024 - Panama Canal Full Transit Historic Locks
Cruising through the Panama Canal will be one of the unforgettable experiences of your voyage. It takes approximately eight hours to navigate the 50-mile waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, allowing you to experience firsthand one of the engineering marvels of the 20th century. Completed in 1914, the canal marks the culmination of a dream born in 1513, when Balboa became the first European to cross the Isthmus of Panama and sight the Pacific. In 1880 Ferdinand de Lesseps and the French Canal company, builders of the Suez Canal, began construction in Panama, only to be defeated by disease, staggering cost overruns, and massive engineering problems. The French sold their claim and properties to the United States for $40 million, a staggering loss of $247 million on their investment. The United States began construction in 1904, completing the project in 10 years at a cost of $387 million. Building the canal meant solving three problems: engineering, sanitation, and organization. The project, for example, required carving a channel through the Continental Divide and creating the then-largest man-made lake ever built, as well as defeating yellow fever and other tropical maladies. The United States oversaw the operation of the Panama Canal until December 31, 1999, when the Republic of Panama assumed responsibility for the canal's administration. The Panamanian government controls the canal through the Panama Canal Authority, an independent government agency created for the purpose of managing the canal.

Tuesday, May 21st 2024 - Cartagena, Colombia
One of the more interesting cities on your itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous "Old City" is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants.

Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire's influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain's hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena's well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture. Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region's grand past.

**Please note that passengers may encounter numerous local vendors at various tourist locations and may find them to be persistent in their sales offers.

Points of Interest

  • Old City

  • Las Murallas

  • Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

  • Historical Museum of Cartagena

  • Cartagena's Cathedral

  • Museo del Oro y Arqueología

  • La Popa Monastery

  • Folkloric Show

Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - Thursday, May 23rd 2024
At Sea

Friday, May 24th 2024 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is "where the boys are." The city's reputation as America's Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the "Yachting Capital of the World," with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the "Venice of America" with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping.


The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the "Carrie B."

Note: Upon disembarkation, please collect your bag, go through customs and hand your bag to your tour driver who will stow and lock it underneath your bus. Disembarkation tours end at the airports; therefore guests who have post-cruise packages at local hotels must disembark at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Guests will then be responsible for their transportation to the hotel.

Points of Interest

  • Everglades

  • Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach

  • Intracoastal Waterway

  • Las Olas Boulevard

  • Sawgrass Mills

  • South Beach

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