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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
2019 - 2020
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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.
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.
We also visit Universal City Walk, a popular entertainment, dining and shopping promenade.
Day 3 : New Year’s Gala
After breakfast, 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 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 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, 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.
December 29th, 2019 - January 18th, 2020
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Final Payment Date: 09/25/2019
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