Panama Canal

Princess Cruises on the Caribbean Princess

October 8 - 18, 2018

11 Days / 10 Nights

(Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida ~ Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands ~ Cartagena, Columbia ~ Panama Canal, Panama ~ Colon, Panama ~  
Limon, Costa Rica ~ Falmouth, Jamaica ~ Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The canal has been reconfigured by a $5.5 billion expansion project scheduled for completion in early 2017. Three new locks and more than double the capacity will make this trip even more exciting than before. Come see what’s new! There is no better way to discover this colossal wonder than on a Princess Panama Canal cruise. Expert narration will enlighten you as your ship passes through the locks.

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Panama Canal 

Princess Cruise Line on the Caribbean Princess

October 8 - 18, 2018
11 Days / 10 Nights

(Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Day 1

Fort Lauderdale, Florida ~ 4:00 PM

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.

 

Day 2

At Sea

Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration in the truest sense with every dish "designed for fresh" and crafted to exceed even the most discerning appetites. From hand-tossed pizza to dazzling multi-course gourmet dinners, you'll find enticing food and dining options throughout the day, as lovingly prepared as a home cooked meal.

 

Day 3

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands ~ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

When Columbus made his landfall in the Caymans in 1503, he found tortoises and sea turtles in such profusion that he promptly named the islands Las Tortugas. But the name that stuck for the islands was the Carib word "Caimanas." Fitting, since the caiman is a New World crocodilian and the islands were long the lair of pirates, buccaneers, and assorted freebooters. Despite their past, the Caymans are a Caribbean demi-paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also boast the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean. This union of natural beauty and cosmopolitan style makes Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today's adventurers. Note: Grand Cayman is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender. In certain sea conditions, an alternate pier is used to transfer passengers ashore.

 

Day 4

At Sea

Princess has joined forces with Discovery CommunicationsTM to bring enriching new experiences on board and ashore with Discovery at SeaTM.  On board there’s Stargazing on the top deck and activities inspired by hit shows, such as Shark Week, Finding Bigfoot, Deadliest Catch and more.

 

Day 5

Cartagena, Columbia ~ 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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.

 

Day 6

Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising) ~ 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The narrow isthmus separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean had a colorful and turbulent history long before Ferdinand de Lesseps first dreamed of building a transcontinental canal. Spanish conquistadors hauled Incan gold through the dense rainforest to ports on the Atlantic. English freebooters sought to ransack those ports and attack the treasure ships that sailed from Portobelo. And 49ers braved mosquitoes and yellow fever to get to the California gold fields. While the Panama Canal remains one of the great American engineering feats of the 20th century, visitors to Panama will discover a whole range of scenic wonders. Hike into the dense rainforest, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Or pay a visit to an Embera Indian village in the heart of Chagres National Park. 

 

Colon, Panama ~ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The narrow isthmus separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean had a colorful and turbulent history long before Ferdinand de Lesseps first dreamed of building a transcontinental canal.  Spanish conquistadors hauled Incan gold through the dense rainforest to ports on the Atlantic. English freebooters sought to ransack those ports and attack the treasure ships that sailed from Portobelo. And 49ers braved mosquitoes and yellow fever to get to the California gold fields. While the Panama Canal remains one of the great American engineering feats of the 20th century, visitors to Panama will discover a whole range of scenic wonders. Hike into the dense rainforest, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Or pay a visit to an Embera Indian village in the heart of Chagres National Park.

 

Day 7

Limon, Costa Rica ~ 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Costa Rica's Limon Province boasts pristine beaches, sprawling banana plantations and dense rainforest. These Caribbean lowlands are still sparsely populated--nearly a third of the province's population lives around Puerto Limon--and conservation efforts have led to growing eco-tourism. Limon Province offers other charms as well. Afro-Caribbean influences abound, from the lilting speech and reggae rhythms brought by Jamaican settlers to the colorful bungalows lining small fishing villages. Limon is a zesty little slice of heaven.

 

Day 8

At Sea

Enjoy all new original musicals created exclusively by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy & Academy award-winning composer of Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. Schwartz's first show Magic to Do combines a musical revue of his most famous songs with dazzling magic. 

 

Day 9

Falmouth, Jamaica ~ 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Situated on Jamaica's North coast between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth has something for all travelers. Visitors to falmouth will experience spectacular adventures at Dunn’s River Falls, and Caribbean’s best-preserved rich local treasures of the Caribbean like the Good Hope Great House. You can also soak up some sun and relax on beautiful white-sand beaches.

 

Day 10

At Sea

Revitalize in the Lotus Spa, named Best Spa on a Cruise Ship by Spa finder Wellness 365TM. As part of our relaxing cruise activities, you can choose from a variety of treatments, such as aroma stone therapy massages and detoxifying ocean wraps. Or enjoy a manicure and pedicure in our salon with an attentive service chosen by you.

 

Day 11

Fort Lauderdale, Florida ~ 7:00 AM

 

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