Lush landscapes? Check. Classic architecture? Double check. A journey unlike any other? Expect nothing less. This 16-day jaunt from Los Angeles to Miami has everything you dreamed of and few goodies beyond your wildest. From the haunts of LA's trendiest locales, to Costa Rican rainforests and Miami's Art Deco District, the intrigue does not cease.
16-Day Panama Canal Explorer: Ocean to Ocean from Los Angeles
|Fri||Los Angeles, California (EMBARK)||---||3:00 pm|
|Sun||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||10:00 am||8:00 pm|
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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."
|Mon||Mazatlan, Mexico||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you've got Mazatlan. Sip on some Margaritas and enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine. Take a drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Then visit the many shops offering local crafts.
|Tue||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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.
|Fri||Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sun||Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
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 colourful 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.
|Tue||Panama Canal/Gatun Lake, Panama||7:00 am||11:59 pm|
Panama Canal/Gatun Lake, Panama
When you book an overland journey on your partial transit of the Panama Canal, you'll really travel like the jetsetters do as you sail through the Caribbean entrance of this maritime marvel. Once we arrive at Gatun Lake, booked shore excursion guests can disembark for an unforgettable adventure that not only promises beautiful scenery and wonderful photo ops, but an exciting jaunt to Colón, where guests will resume their cruise back aboard the ship. How's that for excitement? Please note, only booked shore excursion guests can disembark at Gatun Lake. But everyone is welcome to explore at our port-of-call in Colón.
|Wed||Daylight Transit Panama Canal||---||---|
Daylight Transit Panama Canal
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.
|Thu||Cartagena, Colombia||11:00 am||7:00 pm|
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.
|Sun||Miami, Florida (DISEMBARK)||7:00 am||---|
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.
- Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
- Click here for a list of tender ports.