Cruise from the Atlantic to the Pacific, taking the world's greatest short cut, the Panama Canal. If you're on the hunt for emeralds, Cartagena's Old Town has a museum and plenty of retailers. But first, explore the massive Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. Wildlife abounds in Costa Rica and Puntarenas is no exception. Take a tour to see scarlet macaws, crocodiles and jaguars. For handmade crafts, Puerto Quetzal can't be beat. Head to the terminal to find incredible bead work, leather goods and Panama hats. Hiking the Pacaya Volcano takes about two hours, but you'll be rewarded with fantastic views.
16-Day Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles
|Sat||Miami, Florida (EMBARK)||---||4:00 pm|
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.
|Tue||Cartagena, Colombia||7:00 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 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.
|Wed||Colón, Panama||8:30 am||8:30 pm|
Sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón and grab a good spot on deck so you can take in the view. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It's now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.
|Thu||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.
|Sat||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.
|Mon||Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Thu||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||7:00 am||3:00 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||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||7:00 am||5:00 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."
|Sun||San Diego, California||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
San Diego, California
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.
|Mon||Los Angeles, California (DISEMBARK)||7:00 am||---|
- 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.