Pasadena Rose Parade & Panama Canal Cruise

Enjoy one of America’s grandest parades and a spectacular
cruise through the Panama Canal!

Pasadena Rose Parade Band

Pasadena Rose Parade & Panama Canal Cruise

2018 - 2019

Enjoy one of America’s grandest parades and a spectacular cruise through the Panama Canal on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star. Enjoy reserved grandstand seating at Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses parade with plenty of celebration before embarking on a 14-night cruise. With seven ports of call in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia, there is plenty of opportunity to acquaint yourself with the local culture and natural wonders on optional excursions in this tropical region. Experience two oceans in one day as you pass through the continental divide on the Panama Canal. Pick your favorite from one of three stateroom options, and all meals aboard ship are included with Anytime Dining.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $624 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations Tour
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Day 1 : Fly to California

Our tour begins with a comfortable flight to Los Angeles. We check-in to the fabulous Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills for a four-night stay.

Day 2 : Float Viewing

Visit Pasadena and view up-close the hand-crafted floral floats in their final stages. We also visit Universal City Walk, a popular entertainment, dining, and shopping promenade.


Day 3 : New Year’s Eve Gala

After breakfast, we enjoy a Warner Brothers Studio VIP tour and 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 9pm (midnight Eastern Time) we ring in the new year with a champagne toast!


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.


Day 5 : Board the Emerald Princess

Today we board the spectacular Emerald Princess for a 15-night, full transit cruise through the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic.


Day 6 : At Sea

Acquaint yourself with the ship’s many deluxe amenities during your full days at sea. All meals are included aboard ship as well as a myriad of entertainment venues.


Day 7 : At Sea


Day 8 : Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Our first port of call is Puerto Vallarta. Optional excursions include an eco-safari, kayaking, snorkeling, a city tour, or simply stroll the beautiful waterfront boardwalk.


Day 9 : At Sea

A variety of daytime activities and evening entertainment will keep us busy during this full day at sea.


Day 10 : Huatulco, Mexico

With nine bays, 36 sandy beaches, and most of the city inside an ecological reserve, Huatulco is a hidden gem on the Pacific Riviera. Optional activities include snorkeling, a catamaran cruise, and an introduction to historic Mexican traditions and trades.


Day 11 : At Sea

Relax on deck in comfortable lounges enjoying the sunshine off the blue Pacific water en route to Nicaragua.


Day 12 : San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Today our ship drops anchor and we tender to San Juan del Sur. Encounter intriguing landscapes, cultural treasures and Nicaraguan history. Excursions include the capital city of Managua, a Lake Nicaragua boat tour, and visits to volcanoes.


Day 13 : Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Our full day in Costa Rica provides opportunities to discover lush rain forests, botanical gardens, coffee plantations, and local culture.


Day 14 : At Sea

Relax the day away as we sail to Panama. Every evening features exciting entertainment, from musical performances to stage productions to Movies Under the Stars®.


Day 15 : Panama City, Panama

Panama City is ours to explore today. For optional activities, consider a scenic drive of Old Panama City, explore the Panama Canal Interoceanic Museum, or visit an authentic native community at Embera Indian Village.


Day 16 : The Panama Canal

Spend the day traversing one of history’s greatest engineering feats! From the Pacific to the Atlantic, we travel through three sets of new locks and the continental divide while raising and lowering nearly 85 feet in elevation. Highlights include Gaillard Cut Channel and Gatun Lake.


Day 17 : Cartagena, Colombia

We dock in Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town. Its fortress walls, cob¬blestone streets, and balconied houses are vivid reminders of its former colonial period.


Day 18 : At Sea

Enjoy our last days aboard the Emerald Princess.


Day 19 : At Sea


Day 20 : Fort Lauderdale

After breakfast we say goodbye to our floating home and travel to the Florida Everglades. Our exciting and educational tour of Everglades National Park with Shark Valley Tram Tours gives us an up-close look at this unique ecosystem. Later we check into our accommodations in Fort Lauderdale and celebrate our cruise with a Holiday Vacation Farewell Dinner surrounded by our new friends.


Day 21 : Fly Home

This evening we reminisce at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.

We fly home with joyful memories of our cruise on the Caribbean Sea.


Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $624 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations Tour

Tour Dates & Pricing

December 29th, 2018 - January 19th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Balcony


Double Inside


Double Oceanview


Single Balcony


Single Inside


Single Oceanview


Final Payment Date: 09/25/2018

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