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17-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco to Miami: Mexico & Costa Rica
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17-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco to Miami: Mexico & Costa Rica

CruiseCritic’s Best Cruise in the Panama Canal.
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£ 1,769 GBP
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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 colourful colonial buildings that will leave you in awe.

17-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco to Miami: Mexico & Costa Rica

17-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco to Miami: Mexico & Costa Rica

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Thu San Francisco, California (EMBARK) --- 6:00 pm
San Francisco, California
  • Day:
    Thu
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

San Francisco, California

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-coloured Victorian homes. With so many sights you may want to plan a few extra days to take it all in.
Fri At Sea --- ---
Sat San Diego, California 7:00 am 6:00 pm
San Diego, California
  • Day:
    Sat
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    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.
Sun At Sea --- ---
Mon Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    10:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 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."
Tue Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    12:00 pm
  • Depart:
    10:00 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.
Wed At Sea --- ---
Thu At Sea --- ---
Fri Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    4:00 pm

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

This port city was constructed in 1984 to help connect nearby cities. Travellers often venture out to Antigua, a 90-minute trek to where 17th century colonial facades beckons and Guatemalan history comes alive.
Sat San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua 10:00 am 7:00 pm
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Day:
    Sat
  • Arrive:
    10:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 pm

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Situated along the Pacific in southwestern Nicaragua, the coastal town of San Juan Del Sur is one of the country's most popular holiday 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.
Sun Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica
  • Day:
    Sun
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    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 At Sea --- ---
Tue Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama 7:00 am 10:00 pm
Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    10:00 pm

Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

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 speciality containing chicken with corn-stuffed cornmeal, vegetables, olives and raisins.
Wed Daylight Transit Panama Canal --- ---
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    Wed
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  • Depart:
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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 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Cartagena, Colombia
  • Day:
    Thu
  • Arrive:
    10:00 am
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Fri At Sea --- ---
Sat At Sea --- ---
Sun Miami, Florida (DISEMBARK) 7:00 am ---
Miami, Florida
  • Day:
    Sun
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
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Miami, Florida

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.

Please Note:

  • 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.
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