Sail from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and in between take history's greatest shortcut, the Panama Canal. Before boarding in Los Angeles, see its legendary attractions like the Santa Monica Pier or Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Hungry? Fuel up at a taco truck or try a juicy In-N-Out Burger. In Cabo San Lucas, the beach is the main attraction and there are lots of ways to experience it - on a camel, a horse, a mountain bike or by water, where you can spy humpback whales. And you can't miss El Arco, its famous rock formation, or Cabo Wabo, a popular venue owned by rocker, Sammy Hagar. Beautiful Cartagena might become your favourite port with its colourful colonial architecture and impressive Spanish fort, San Felipe de Barajas. Then head to the walled Old City where emerald shops line the colourful paved streets and locals sell everything from fresh juices to leather goods. For a taste of local cuisine, try a fresh-off-the-grill arepa - a soft, cornmeal patty stuffed with gooey cheese or other fillings.
15-Day Panama Canal Explorer: Ocean to Ocean from Los Angeles
|Fri||Los Angeles, California (EMBARK)||---||3:00 pm|
Los Angeles, California
Check out the scene at Venice Beach. Spot a celebrity or two on Rodeo Drive. Take a walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the La Brea Tar Pits or Getty Centre. Or spend the day at one of L.A.'s world-famous theme parks.
|Sun||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||10:00 am||6:00 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||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||11:00 am||8:00 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.
|Tue||Mazatlán, 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 Mazatlán. 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.
|Fri||Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sun||Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica||8:00 am||5:00 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||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.
|Wed||Cartagena, Colombia||10:00 am||5:00 pm|
The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbour. 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.
|Sat||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 neighbourhoods 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.