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Panama Canal Cruise

Departs: 1/31/2019 Returns: 2/16/2019

with Norwegian Cruise Line

17 Days | All Airfare Included

A luxurious cruise experience with 14 nights aboard NCL's Norwegian Star and complete transit through the world's largest man-made waterway.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Los Angeles
An included flight brings us to the West Coast where we begin our adventure.

Day 2 : Hollywood
Before we board our cruise, 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. In the afternoon, we board our home for the next 14 nights: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star. All meals are included aboard the ship. B,D

Day 3 : At Sea
Enjoy the facilities and amenities of the Norwegian Star on our first full day at sea. Relax on deck in comfortable lounges. Take in a performance at the Stardust Lounge or try your luck in the Star Club casino. Before dinner, enjoy a private Holiday Vacations social hour with included cocktails. B,L,D

Day 4 : Cabo San Lucas
Today our ship tenders in 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. You may also visit Medano Beach, Cabo’s most popular beach and swimming area. B,L,D

Day 5 : At Sea
Explore the variety of shipboard activities available as we travel to Acapulco. The day is yours to relax, explore the ship and enjoy wonderful live entertainment. B,L,D

Day 6 : Acapulco
Today we dock in Acapulco and have the day to explore this sunny paradise. Relax on one of the city’s several beaches, visit the city’s historic main square, or explore optional attractions at your leisure. B,L,D

Day 7 : At Sea
Today we are free to enjoy the fine amenities offered aboard the Norwegian Star. With Freestyle Cruising, there are several dining options. Relax on deck with your favorite book, slip into a hot tub, or enjoy the onboard nightlife. B,L,D

Day 8 : 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. B,L,D

Day 9 : San Juan Del Sur
Today our ship tenders in San Juan Del Sur, an exotic destination featuring pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, shoreline shopping, exquisite Nicaraguan cuisine, and a variety of optional adventures. B,L,D

Day 10 : Puntarenas
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. B,L,D

Day 11 : At Sea
Explore the Norwegian Star’s amenities, including its golf driving net, 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. B,L,D

Day 12 : 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. B,L,D

Day 13 : 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 former colonialists. Optimal shore excursions include Las Bovedas, the city’s former dungeon that is now an artisan center, or the Church of San Pedro Claver,
built in 1603 and dedicated to Colombia’s patron saint. B,L,D

Day 14 - 15 : At Sea
Ease into each day at your own pace. Enjoy the comforts of our floating resort as we sail towards the U.S. mainland. Relax in the spa or take advantage of the ship’s many recreation or entertainment options. B,L,D Each Day 

Day 16 : Florida Everglades
After breakfast we say goodbye to our floating home and head out to the Florida 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 into our accommodations in Fort Lauderdale and celebrate our cruise with a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner surrounded by new friends. B,D 

Day 17 : Fly Home
This morning we board our flights home with wonderful memories of our cruise vacation. 

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
 All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
 All cruise port charges, government fees, and taxes (minimum value of $826 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

43 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 14 nights aboard the Norwegian Star with Freestyle Cruising
• All meals aboard the ship with Freestyle Dining

Ports of Call
• Cabo San Lucas, Mexico* 
• Acapulco, Mexico
• Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
• San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua* 
• Puntarenas, Costa Rica
• Cartagena, Colombia
*Denotes tender port

Attractions & Highlights
• 1 night in Los Angeles
• Hollywood tour
• Everglades tram tour
• 1 night in Fort Lauderdale

Additional fees applied by the cruise line are not included in your tour price. These fees include but are not limited to: daily service charge for cabin & wait staff, specialty restaurant cover charges and optional shore excursions.

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Balcony - Double $5899
Airport Balcony - Single $8299
Airport Inside - Double $4899
Airport Inside - Single $6699
Airport Oceanview - Double $5299
Airport Oceanview - Single $7399

Final Payment Date: 9/23/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at using the keywords Secure Flight.






Little Rock, Fayetteville


Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco





District of Columbia

Washington D.C.


Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach






Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities


Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend


Des Moines, Cedar Rapids




Louisville, Lexington


New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport






Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw


Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester


Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi


St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson


Billings, Bozeman, Missoula


Omaha, Lincoln


Las Vegas

New Jersey


New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks


Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton


Oklahoma City, Tulsa




Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City


Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis


Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio


Salt Lake City


Norfolk, Richmond


Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia



Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.


Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations


PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.


Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.


You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.


You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:48483130 | Tour Code: CRPK0131191
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