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Panama Canal Cruise

Cabo San Lucas Panama Canal Cruise

Panama Canal Cruise (NCL 18 days)

with Norwegian Cruise Line

Relax on a luxurious 15-night cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line featuring a complete transit through the world’s largest manmade waterway. After a day touring Hollywood, embark on a journey through Central America traveling south along Mexico’s Pacific Coast with six ports of call in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. There is plenty of opportunity to acquaint yourself with local cultures and natural wonders on optional excursions in this tropical region. Experience two oceans in one day as we pass through the continental divide on the Panama Canal. Pick your favorite stateroom option, and all meals are included aboard ship with NCL’s Freestyle Dining.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
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Choose Your Departure Year:

Day 1 : Fly to Los Angeles

An included flight brings us to the West Coast where we begin our adventure. We stay overnight in the Los Angeles area.

Day 2 : Hollywood

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at our hotel. Before we board our cruise ship we are joined by a local guide for a tour of Hollywood. See Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame while learning about the city's fascinating history. Later we board Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy. All meals are included aboard ship!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : At Sea

Familiarize yourself with the many facilities and amenities of our cruise ship on our first full day at sea. Relax on deck in comfortable lounge areas, enjoy live entertainment, or try your luck in the ship's casino. Before dinner, enjoy a private Holiday Vacations social hour with included cocktails.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Cabo San Lucas

Today we take tender boats into Cabo San Lucas for a day of fun in the sun. Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco, a unique rock formation at the tip of Land's End. If you love being near the water, head to Medano Beach, Cabo's most popular beach for swimming and sunbathing.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Puerto Vallarta

Our port of call today is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Enjoy its small village charm and 26 miles of breathtaking beaches on Banderas Bay. Walk the historic cobblestone streets, visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, or browse the local street markets.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : At Sea

At sea today we are free to enjoy the fine amenities of the Norwegian Joy ship. With NCL’s Freestyle Cruising, there are many dining and entertainment options for curating your cruise experience. Relax on deck with a book, slip into an onboard hot tub, or enjoy the ship’s nightlife and dance the night away with live DJs!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Acapulco

Enjoy today’s port of call: Acapulco, Mexico. It is one of the country’s oldest coastal touring destinations, with a history of people vacationing here since the 1950s. Explore this nautical city located on a deep, semicircular bay. Swim, shop, head to the beach for a siesta, or go witness the legendary La Quebrada cliff divers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : At Sea

Participate in more onboard activities today at sea, or simply relax. Explore the ship and enjoy the wonderful variety of experiences to be had. There’s something different around every corner, and something for everyone!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Puerto Quetzal

We have the day for our own adventures in the port city of Puerto Quetzal. Relax, visit the art markets, enjoy live music, or take an optional 90-minute shuttle to Antigua, Guatemala's old capital.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : San Juan Del Sur

Today our ship anchors in San Juan Del Sur where we take tender boats into this exotic location featuring pristine breaches, abundant wildlife, shoreline shopping, exquisite Nicaraguan cuisine, and a variety of optional adventures.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 : Putarenas

On an optional shore excursion, ride a boat through the mangrove thickets or have a train or bus adventure. For those in search of leisure activities, shop for crafts from local artists or indulge in exceptional Costa Rican coffee.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 : At Sea

At sea today enjoy more Norwegian Joy amenities, like getting pampered at the ship’s spa with over 50 different rejuvenating treatments.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 : Panama Canal

Awake today to the Panama Canal, one of history's greatest feats of engineering. Over the course of the day we travel through three sets of locks and the continental divide. Rising and lowering about 85 feet throughout the canal, we cruise through Gaillard Cut channel and across Gatun Lake on our way to the Caribbean Sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 : Cartagena

Explore this beautiful and historic Colombian city's walled Old Town. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are vivid reminders of its colonial era. Optional shore excursions include Las Bovedas, the city's former dungeon and now an artisan center, or the Church of San Pedro Claver, built in 1603 and dedicated to Colombia's patron saint.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 : At Sea

Enjoy the comforts of our floating resort as we move towards the U.S. mainland. Relax at the wine bar or simply find a good spot on deck to take in the sunshine and ocean breezes.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 : At Sea

Today is our last full day on the ship as we cruise the Caribbean Sea. Make sure you’ve had all the onboard experiences you desire, and visit the ship’s shops to pick up any last-minute souvenirs.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 : Florida Everglades

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

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 : Fly Home

This morning we board our flights home with wonderful memories of our cruise vacation.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $826 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Los Angeles
  • 1 night in Fort Lauderdale

Attractions & Highlights

  • Hollywood
  • Private Holiday Vacations cocktail parties aboard ship
  • Port of call: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Tender port
  • Port of call: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Port of call: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Port of call: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Port of call: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Tender port
  • Port of call: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Full transit of the Panama Canal
  • Port of call: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Everglades Tram Tour

47 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • All meals included aboard ship
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Fort Lauderdale

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 15 nights aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy

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Final Payment Date: 08/30/2022

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham Municipal Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Mid-Continent Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Field Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore Washington International

Detroit - Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport

Lansing - Capital Region International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Rochester - Rochester International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson International Airport

Billings - Billings Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula County Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Lincoln - Lincoln Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee-Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Ft Worth International

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

La Crosse - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Mosinee - Central Wisconsin Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport