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Pasadena Rose Parade & Panama Canal Cruise - 2018/2019

Departs: 12/29/2018 Returns: 1/19/2019

22 Days | All Airfare Included

Enjoy one of America's grandest parades and a spectacular cruise through the Panama Canal!
Pasadena Rose Parade &  Panama Canal Cruise - 2018/2019 Image 1

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to California
Our tour begins with a comfortable flight to Los Angeles and transfer to the fabulous Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills for a six-night stay.

Day 2 : Float Viewing
Today we visit Pasadena and view up-close the hand-crafted floral floats in their final stages of preparation. We also visit Universal City Walk, a popular entertainment, dining and shopping promenade.  B

Day 3 : New Year's Eve Gala
After breakfast, we enjoy a Warner Brothers Studio VIP tour, an immersive look at how the magic of Hollywood is made at Stage 48: Script to Screen. Tonight, we are guests at a specially-arranged New Year’s Eve Gala. Our evening features dinner, wine and live music. At 9:00 p.m. (midnight Eastern Time), we ring in the new year with a champagne toast! B,D

Day 4 : The Rose Parade
Enjoy reserved seating at the Tournament of Roses Parade. Take in the festivities with your complimentary souvenir seat cushion and program describing the floats, bands and equestrian units. We return to our hotel for independent activities.  B,L

Day 5 : Hollywood & Farmers Market
Today we are joined by a local guide for a tour of Hollywood. Enjoy lunch on your own and time to explore the Farmer’s Market. B,D

Day 6 : Free Day in L.A.
Explore on your own today. Visit the city’s famous landmarks, dine on their cuisine or just relax. Your Tour Director will be happy to help with arrangements. B

Day 7 : Norwegian Star
Today we board the spectacular Norwegian Star for a full transit cruise through the Caribbean and Panama Canal. B,D

Day 8 : At Sea
Acquaint yourself with the ship’s many deluxe amenities during these full days at sea. All meals are included aboard ship as well as a myriad of entertainment venues. B,L,D

Day 9 : Cabo San Lucas
Known as "The jewel of the Baja Peninsula" Cabo is famous for its sport fishing and high-end resorts. See their signature landmark El Arco, a stunning rock formation at the tip of Land’s End, try snorkeling or go wild on an ATV adventure. B,L,D

Day 10 : At Sea
A variety of daytime activities and evening entertainment will keep us busy during this full day at sea. B,L,D

Day 11 : Acapulco
The ideal location for shopping, swimming or relaxing on the beach. You may watch the famous La Quebrada cliff divers or visit a sea turtle sanctuary. B,L,D

Day 12 : At Sea
Enjoy the unique activities found aboard our floating resort including a casino, spa and many thrilling shows. B,L,D

Day 13 : Puerto Quetzal
Explore the bustling port city or travel to Antigua, where 17th century colonial architecture and Guatemalan history come alive. B,L,D

Day 14 : San Juan Del Sur
Encounter stunning landscapes, fascinating cultural treasures and intriguing history in Nicaragua. Excursions include the capital city of Managua, Lake Nicaragua boat tour and visit to Mombacho and Masaya Volcanoes. B,L,D

Day 15 : Puntarenas
Our full day in Costa Rica, provides opportunities to discover lush rain forests, botanical gardens and coffee plantations, and acclaimed hot springs. B,L,D

Day 16 : At Sea
Relax on deck or in comfortable lounges enjoying the sunshine off of the blue Pacific water en route to the Panama Canal. B,L,D

Day 17 : Panama Canal
We awake to one of history’s greatest engineering feats! Traversing the entire canal, we travel through three sets of locks and the continental divide, while raising and lowering nearly 85 feet in elevation. Highlights include Gaillard Cut Channel and Gatun Lake. B,L,D

Day 18 : Cartagena
We dock in Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town. Its fortress walls, cobblestoned streets and balconied houses remain as vivid reminders of its former colonialists. B,L,D

Day 19 - 20 : At Sea
Enjoy our last days aboard the Norwegian Star. B,L,D each day

Day 21 : Miami
We arrive in Miami today and enjoy a sightseeing cruise around Biscayne Bay on the Island Queen. Offering the best views of Downtown Miami, we see the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and Millionaire’s Row, featuring homes of the rich and famous. This evening we reminisce at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 22 : Fly Home
We fly home with treasured memories of our wonderful vacation.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
• All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
 All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $773 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Baggage handling at hotels  aboard ship
 $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
• Souvenir Tournament of Roses Parade Program, pin & seat cushion

51 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Private New Year's Eve celebration with dinner & entertainment
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

All Accommodations
• 6 nights at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
• 1 night in Miami

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 14 nights aboard the Norwegian Star
• All meals aboard ship with Anytime Dining

Ports of Call
• Cabo San Lucas, Mexico*
• Acapulco, Mexico
• Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 
• San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua*
• Puntarenas, Costa Rica
• Cartagena, Colombia
*Denotes tender port

Attractions & Highlights
• Viewing of Rose Parade float construction
• Universal City Walk
• New Year’s Champagne Toast
• Warner Brothers Studio VIP tour
• Reserved grandstand seats at the Tournament of Roses Parade
• Guided Hollywood tour featuring Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
• Los Angeles Farmer's Market
• Island Queen Millionaire’s Row Cruise

Additional fees applied by the cruise line are not included in your tour price. These fees include but are not limited to: daily service charge for cabin & wait staff, specialty restaurant cover charges and optional shore excursions.

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Balcony - Double $6999
Airport Balcony - Single $11499
Airport Iniside - Double $5899
Airport Iniside - Single $8399
Airport Oceanview - Double $6399
Airport Oceanview - Single $9899

Final Payment Date: 9/25/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at using the keywords Secure Flight.






Little Rock, Fayetteville


Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco





District of Columbia

Washington D.C.


Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach






Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities


Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend


Des Moines, Cedar Rapids




Louisville, Lexington


New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport






Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw


Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester


Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi


St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson


Billings, Bozeman, Missoula


Omaha, Lincoln


Las Vegas

New Jersey


New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks


Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton


Oklahoma City, Tulsa




Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City


Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis


Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio


Salt Lake City


Norfolk, Richmond


Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia



Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.


Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations


PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.


Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.


You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.


You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:51282076 | Tour Code: CRQH1229181
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