Panama Canal: Mexico & Costa Rica Panama Canal: Mexico & Costa Rica Panama Canal: Mexico & Costa Rica

17-day Cruise on Norwegian Encore

Panama Canal: Mexico & Costa Rica

from San Francisco, California

Set sail from San Francisco to Miami down the Mexican Riviera and through the Panama Canal. Discover Cabo San Lucas, known for “Playa del Amor” (Lover's Beach) and El Arco — a natural archway in the sea cliffs. Then take a stroll in Panama City, famed for colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical “Palacio Presidencial” and flower-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars. And as you approach Colombia, you’ll see the historic Walled City of Cartagena waiting for you with its cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings that will leave you in awe.
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Cruise Offers From
1399
PP / USD
17 Days. 10 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Port of Call
San Francisco, California
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Come see why so many people end up leaving their hearts in this city by the Bay. It's a place where little cable cars rise up steep hills to reveal magnificent vistas and winding streets meander past candy-colored Victorian homes. With so many sights you may want to plan a few extra days to take it all in.

Port of Call
San Diego, California
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It's not just a cliché – San Diego really does have some of the most enjoyable weather anywhere. This Southern Cal city also offers 70 miles of soft-sand beaches, a world-renowned zoo, spectacular golf course, and memorable destinations like Coronado, La Jolla and Del Mar.

Port of Call
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco ("The Arch"), a rock formation at the tip of "Land's End." The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called "the Corridor."

Port of Call
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.

Port of Call
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
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This port city was constructed in 1984 to help connect nearby cities. Travelers often venture out to Antigua, a 90-minute trek to where 17th century colonial facades beckons and Guatemalan history comes alive.

Port of Call
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Situated along the Pacific in southwestern Nicaragua, the coastal town of San Juan Del Sur is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Discover local boutiques, delicious cuisine and beautiful landscape through a wide range of activities and tours. Whether horseback riding through a lush forest, gliding across emerald waters on a catamaran or catching some waves at one of the world-class surfing spots, everyone can find a piece of paradise in San Juan Del Sur.

Port of Call
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
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Just a few miles from Puerto Caldera is Puntarenas, where stunning beaches, an array of wildlife, and streets lined with restaurants, bars and cafés await. Carara National Park is a must for nature lovers and features ancestral trees and secondary forests, perfect for spotting wildlife such as crocodiles and 400-plus species of birds, including colorful scarlet macaws. Or, switch gears and party with the locals at Jaco, about 30 miles south. There, find sun, fun and sand with plenty of bars and places to grab a bite.

Port of Call
Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama
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Peppered with classic French and Spanish architecture, you can roam as far as your eyes can see in decadent Fuerte Amador. And be sure to make your way through Panama’s verdant rainforests, visit secluded villages, and purchase handmade crafts in the city. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sample a tamal de olla, a local specialty containing chicken with corn-stuffed cornmeal, vegetables, olives and raisins.

Scenic Cruising event
Daylight Transit Panama Canal
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Experience one of the world's best short cuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Witness first-hand one of the world's manmade short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide.

Port of Call
Cartagena, Colombia
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The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbor. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city. Looking for a cruise to Cartagena? Check out our selection of Panama Canal cruises.

Port of Call
Miami, Florida
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Miami's amazing medley of cultures and flashy urban settings makes it a scene to be seen. Visit the trendy Art Deco district of South Beach, Calle Ocho in Little Havana, the super-upscale neighborhoods of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables and the unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Looking for a cruise from Miami? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

Dates & prices
Staterooms & Accommodations
There’s nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Our award-winning fleet offers a wide range of contemporary and comfortable accommodations designed for you, your family or even your group.
  • Mini‑Suite / Club Balcony Suite

  • Haven

  • Oceanview

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Studio

  • Spa Suite

Experience Norwegian Encore
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • Best New Ship
    Best New Ship
  • 2019
    Year Built
  • 3,998
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Dine how and when you want and where your palate leads you with a wide selection of dining options. Discover our Main Dining Rooms, where our daily changing menus are as fresh as the ingredients, or reserve a seat at a specialty restaurant for a taste of something unique and unexpected. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating and superb culinary experiences, nobody does dining like Norwegian.
  • Le Bistro

    Le Bistro

  • Food Republic

    Food Republic

  • Onda by Scarpetta

    Onda by Scarpetta

Bars & Lounges
The many incredible bars and lounges on board ensure that no matter how you like to unwind or gather with friends, you’ll find your new favorite spot. Poolside, oceanside on The Waterfront, or up at the bar, there are many perfect places to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or microbrew aboard Norwegian Encore.
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the Waterfront

    Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the Waterfront

  • District Brew House

    District Brew House

Entertainment
Our incredible entertainment lineup will have you saying, “Again! Again!” Go on and strut your stuff at the award-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots—with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Rock along to the hits in a British pub at The Choir of Man or dance to the tunes of a New Orleans speakeasy at Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical. We’ve got your ideal soundtracks for amazing nights.
  • Kinky Boots

    Kinky Boots

  • The Choir of Man

    The Choir of Man

  • Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical

    Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical

Activities
Cutting-edge technology and big thrills take cruising to a new level. Challenge your family to a race and zoom around the Encore Speedway. Dive into the lost city of Atlantis, where laser tag meets augmented reality. Step into the high-tech, virtual world of the Galaxy Pavilion. Then get ready to do it all over again. There’s always something to get your heart pumping on our top deck.
  • Encore Speedway

    Encore Speedway

  • Galaxy Pavilion

    Galaxy Pavilion

  • Laser Tag

    Laser Tag

Spa
Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa. Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage—just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. “Me time” has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.
  • Spa Jacuzzi

    Spa Jacuzzi

  • Aroma Stone Therapy

    Aroma Stone Therapy

  • Thermal Suite

    Thermal Suite

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Beauty Shop

    Beauty Shop

  • Treasures

    Treasures

  • Tradewinds

    Tradewinds

Explore Top Shore Excursions

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.