Panama Canal Cruise on the Norwegian Joy

NCL Norwegian Joy

Panama Canal Cruise on the Norwegian Joy

Relax on a luxurious 16-night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy featuring a complete transit through the world’s greatest shortcut. After a day touring Hollywood, embark on a cruise along Central America, through the Panama Canal, and into the Caribbean Sea with seven ports of call in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, 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. Pick your favorite from one of two stateroom options, and all meals aboard ship are included with Freestyle Dining.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $412 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 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 will be joined by a local guide for a tour of Hollywood. See Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame while learning this fascinating city's history.

Later we board our home for the next several nights: Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy. All meals are included aboard ship. Enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights from an expansive buffet to a leisurely four-course meal. Your Tour Director will host nightly dinners in the main dining room for those wishing to join.


Day 3 : At Sea

Enjoy the facilities and amenities of the Norwegian Joy on our first full day at sea. Relax on deck, take in musical performances, enjoy live entertainment, or try your luck in the casino! This afternoon we gather for a private Holiday Vacations social hour.


Day 4 : Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Today we visit our first port of call anchoring off the coast of Cabo San Lucas and taking tenders into the heart of town. Located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco, a unique rock formation at the tip of Land's End. You may also visit Medano Beach, Cabo's most popular beach and swimming area.


Day 5 : Mazatlán, Mexico

Take the day to relax on Mazatlán’s miles of beach or stroll one of the longest oceanfront boardwalks in the world. Optional excursions include a visit to Old Mazatlán to see its colonial era plazas, intriguing architecture, 19th-century cathedral, and historic marketplace.


Day 6 : Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Today's port of call is beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Take the time to walk the Malecón, a paved beachside boardwalk marked by a variety of sculptures lining the path.


Day 7 : At Sea

Today is spent at sea, giving us a chance to explore the variety of shipboard activities available as we cruise. Visit one of the signature lounges to sip a cocktail, stroll the promenade, or race fellow passengers on the first race track at sea!


Day 8 : At Sea

Enjoy another day at sea to experience the fine amenities offered aboard the Norwegian Joy. With Freestyle Dining, there are several dining options available to sample. Relax on deck with your favorite book, slip into a hot tub, or check out the onboard nightlife.


Day 9 : Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

We have the day for our own adventures in the port city of Puerto Quetzal. Optional excursions include traveling through the Guatemalan countryside to nearby macadamia nut farms, coffee plantations, or the old capital of Antigua.


Day 10 : Acajutla, El Salvador

The smallest country in Central America, El Salvador, is where we dock today. The port town of Acajutla is an essential seaport, shipping large amounts of the nation’s exports including coffee and sugar. We have the day to explore nearby beaches, ruins, and volcanoes on optional shore excursions.


Day 11 : At Sea

Explore the Norwegian Joy's amenities including mini golf, hot tubs, spa, and when you are feeling hungry, pick from any of the ship's multiple dining venues. In the evening, take in a musical revue or comedy performance.


Day 12 : Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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


Day 13 : At Sea

Ease into the day at your own pace. Enjoy the comforts of our floating resort as we sail towards the canal. Relax in the spa or take advantage of the ship's many recreation or entertainment options.


Day 14 : 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 Atlantic Ocean.


Day 15 : Cartagena, Colombia

Famous for its coffee and emeralds, we stop in Colombia today to explore the beautiful and historic city of Cartagena. Optional shore excursions include Las Bovedas, the city's former dungeon that is now an artisan center, the Church of San Pedro Claver, built in 1603 and dedicated to Colombia's patron saint, or Old Town, with its fortress walls, quaint, narrow streets, and balconied houses that serve as vivid reminders of its colonial era.


Day 16 : At Sea

Relax on a full day cruising the Caribbean Sea.


Day 17 : At Sea

Enjoy the facilities and amenities of our ship on our last full day at sea. We gather this afternoon for a private social hour.


Day 18 : Fly Home

After breakfast we say goodbye to our floating resort and 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 $412 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

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Los Angeles

Attractions & Highlights

  • Hollywood tour
  • Full transit of the Panama Canal

48 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • All meals aboard ship

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 16 nights aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy
  • All meals included aboard ship with Freestyle Dining
  • Ports of Call:
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Tender port)
  • Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Acajutla, El Salvador
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Cartagena, Colombia

Tour Dates & Pricing

January 16th, 2020 - February 2nd, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Balcony


Double Inside


Single Balcony


Single Inside


Final Payment Date: 09/8/2019

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