Panama Canal

Princess Cruises® on the

Caribbean Princess®

February 16-26, 2018

11 Days / 10 Nights

(Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida ~ Princess Cays, Bahamas ~ Cartagena, Columbia ~ Colon, Panama ~ Panama Canal, Panama ~ Limon, Costa Rica ~ Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands ~ 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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IF YOU BOOK BY
August 31, 2017
ONLY $100pp DEPOSIT REQUIRED
FOR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
After 8/31/17 deposit is at least $490pp
Maximum 2 per cabin

 

Panama Canal

Princess Cruises® on the Caribbean Princess®

February 16 - 26, 2018

11 Days / 10 Nights

(Roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale)


Days 1

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ~ Depart 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. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping.

 

Day 2

Princess Cays, Bahamas ~ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us at our exclusive port of call, Princess Cays, where you'll enjoy a private beach party on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. One hundred miles long and only two miles wide, Eleuthera offers unspoiled beaches. Our private resort at Princess Cays is situated on more than 40 acres and features over a half-mile of white-sand shoreline, all at the southern tip of the island. The resort boasts outstanding amenities while carefully preserving this natural paradise. Take in the views from the observation tower. Enjoy a complimentary beach barbecue. Sip a cool drink or browse the shops and the local craft market. All of Princess Cays' facilities are linked by walkways. Recreational activities abound. Enjoy volleyball and a full range of water sports, or simply relax on the beach.

Days 3-4 

At Sea

We offer a wide array of activities for everyone from the young to the young at heart. Expand your culinary horizons with our interactive Top Chef Quickfire Challenges, through our partnership with the Emmy® Award-winning Bravo show. Ignite your competitive spirit and square off against your new friends with our Port vs. Starboard games. Or, learn something new from top naturalists, destination speakers, and workshops in our enriching Beyond the Podium series.

 

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.

Day 6

Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising), Panama ~ 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.

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.

Day 8

At Sea

 

Day 9

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. This may cause tour durations to vary.

Day 10

At Sea

 

Day 11

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ~ Arrive 7:00 AM

 

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Rates are:
Per person double occupancy and include cruise, port charges, government fees, and round trip transportation to and from Ft Lauderdale Pier.

Cost of Your Trip:
$1,907.00
Initial Deposit:
$490.00
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