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Pasadena Rose Parade & Panama Canal Cruise

Pasadena Rose Parade Band

Pasadena Rose Parade & Panama Canal Cruise

2019 - 2020

Enjoy one of America’s grandest parades and a spectacular cruise through the Panama Canal on the Emerald Princess. Relax in reserved grandstand seating at Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses parade with plenty of celebration before embarking on a 15-night cruise. With six ports of call in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, 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 we pass through the continental divide on the Panama Canal – one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering, and back on the mainland, explore the Everglades National Park on a guided tram tour in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $750 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels & aboard ship
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
  • Souvenir Tournament of Roses Parade Program, pin & seat cushion
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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 dining, entertainment and shopping promenade.

This afternoon we take in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the largest in the United States. See exhibits such as Air Force One, the National Treasures Gallery, a tribute to First Lady Nancy Reagan, and the Oval Office.


Day 3 : Warner Bros. Studio & New Year’s Gala

After breakfast, we enjoy a Warner Brothers Studio VIP tour. The tour takes us on an immersive look at how the magic of Hollywood is made at Stage 48: Script to Screen. Here you can lounge on the Friends set couch, build your own costume on the interactive design station or view authentic headshots and audition reels on the high-definition touch screen casting table.

Tonight, we are guests at a specially-arranged New Year’s Eve Gala. Our evening features dinner, wine and live music for our listening and dancing pleasure! At 9:00 p.m. (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.

A box lunch is provided after the parade.

We return to our hotel to watch football games on television, swim in the pool, or take part in other 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 board ship as well as a myriad of entertainment venues.


Day 7 : At Sea

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


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 history in Nicaragua. Excursions include the capital city of Managua, Lake Nicaragua boat tour and visit to Mombacho and Masaya Volcanoes.


Day 13 : Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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


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

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 rising 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, cobblestone streets, and balconied houses are vivid reminders of its former colonial period.


Day 18 : At Sea

We enjoy our last days aboard the Emerald Princess.


Day 19 : At Sea

We cruise towards Florida on our last full day 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-in to our accommodations in Fort Lauderdale and celebrate our cruise with a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner surrounded by our new friends.


Day 21 : 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 (minimum value of $750 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels & aboard ship
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
  • Souvenir Tournament of Roses Parade Program, pin & seat cushion

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 4 nights at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
  • 1 night at the Hotel Morrison – Fort Lauderdale/Dania Beach

Attractions & Highlights

  • Viewing of Rose Parade float construction
  • Universal City Walk
  • The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Warner Brothers Studio VIP Tour
  • Reserved grandstand seats at the Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Everglades National Park

52 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Private New Year's Gala with dinner, entertainment, & champagne toast
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 15 nights aboard the Emerald Princess
  • 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

December 29th, 2019 - January 18th, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Balcony


Double Inside


Double Oceanview


Single Balcony


Single Inside


Single Oceanview


Final Payment Date: 09/25/2019

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