Panama Canal Full Transit with Princess

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Panama Canal Full Transit with Princess

Relax on a luxurious 15-night cruise aboard Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess featuring a complete transit through the world’s greatest shortcut. Experience two oceans in one day as we pass through the continental divide on the Panama Canal, one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering. With six ports of call in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia, there is plenty of opportunity to acquaint yourself with local culture and natural wonders on optional excursions in this tropical region. Back on the mainland, explore Everglades National Park on a guided tram tour in the Fort Lauderdale area before we return home.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 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 one-night stay.

Day 2 : 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 3 : At Sea

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


Day 4 : At Sea

Our cruise ship travels along Mexico’s Pacific coast. Excitement builds as we approach our first port of call.


Day 5 : 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 6 : At Sea

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


Day 7 : 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 8 : At Sea

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


Day 9 : 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 10 : Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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


Day 11 : 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 12 : 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 13 : 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 14 : Cartagena, Colombia

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


Day 15 : At Sea

We enjoy our last days aboard the Emerald Princess.


Day 16 : At Sea

We cruise towards Florida on our last full day at sea.


Day 17 : Fort Lauderdale

Day 17 : 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-in to our accommodations in Fort Lauderdale and celebrate our cruise with a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner surrounded by our new friends.


Day 18 : Fly Home

We return home with lifelong memories.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 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 at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
  • 1 night in Fort Lauderdale

Attractions & Highlights

  • Everglades National Park Shark Valley tram tour

49 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Fort Lauderdale

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 15 nights aboard the Emerald Princess and all meals included aboard ship with Anytime Dining
  • Ports of Call:
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (Tender port)
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama (Tender port)
  • Full Transit of the Panama Canal
  • Cartagena, Colombia

Tour Dates & Pricing

January 1st, 2020 - January 18th, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Balcony


Double Inside


Double Oceanview


Single Balcony


Single Inside


Single Oceanview


Final Payment Date: 09/28/2019

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