5* California to Florida – Panama Canal

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Travel from the Pacific to the Caribbean on this magnificent 15-night cruise from California to Florida via the Panama Canal. Boarding the 5-star Coral Princess in Los Angeles you’ll visit Puerto Vallarta and Huatulco in Mexico, San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua and Puntarenas in Costa Rica before you reach Fuerte Amador at the mouth of the Panama Canal. After crossing into the Caribbean you call at Cartagena in Colombia before reaching the final destination of Ft. Lauderdale. The holiday includes one night in a 4* Los Angeles hotel before your cruise.

Special Offer!
$200pp onboard credit
One Free Speciality Dining
One voucher for a bottle of wine

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Los Angeles
  • All transfers from airport – hotel – port
  • 1 night in a Los Angeles hotel before the cruise
  • 15 nights onboard the 5* Coral Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Los Angeles, California, USA

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to a hotel in Los Angeles for your one night stay giving you a chance to relax on the famous beaches or go celebrity spotting in this lively city. After a night in your hotel, you will be transferred to the port where your ship will be waiting.

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the “dream machine.” In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown’s high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?

Day 3-4 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 5 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film “Night of the Iguana,” starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own “Gringo Gulch,” a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping – which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts – and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Day 6 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 7 Huatulco, Mexico

Nine bays bordered by 36 golden-sand beaches form the beautiful Las Bahias de Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca.

Welcome to Mexico’s newest resort on the Pacific Riviera. Huatulco is a tropical Eden with crystalline waters, coral reefs, and uncrowded beaches. Inland, the rugged coast range is thickly carpeted with rainforest and coffee plantations. While Huatulco is still in its early stages of development, travelers may note that the resort has a different feel from other destinations on the Mexican Riviera. That’s because large areas of Huatulco have been designated as an ecological reserve. Huatulco is located in the state of Oaxaca where the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.

Day 8 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 9 San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest Central American nation and has stunning landscapes, vast cultural treasures, and an intriguing history. Until recent times Nicaragua was unfortunately known for the civil war (Sandinistas and Contras) that raged from the late 70s through much of the 80s. Today, the soldiers and guerrillas have given way sightseeing in a beautiful country. From strolling the cobblestone streets of colonial Granada on Lake Nicaragua, to exploring one of the many volcanoes, Nicaragua has something for even the most seasoned traveler.

Note: Due to time constraints in port, some tours may not be available on every voyage. Please refer to your Cruise Personalizer on princess.com for a complete list of tours available during your cruise. Tour content may vary based on the amount of time in port. San Juan del Sur is an anchorage port. Transfer from the ship to shore will be via the ship’s tender transfer. In ports where guests utilize tender boats to go ashore, Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 lbs. (22kg). Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with an able-bodied companion. With your safety and comfort in mind, the final decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship’s Captain.

Day 10 Puntarenas, Costa Rica

To Spanish explorers, the rumors of gold and vast riches could only mean that this section of Central America was the costa rica – the “Rich Coast.” Hailed as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica occupies a unique position, lying between two oceans and two continents. On both coasts, tropical rainforests rise to the mountains of the interior, many of which soar over 13,000 feet above sea level. In the west, a seemingly endless succession of brown-sand beaches forms the nation’s Pacific coast. Puntarenas is your gateway to Costa Rica’s wonders – and to its capital city of San Jose.

Day 11 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 12 Fuerte Amador, Panama (for Panama City)

Fuerte Amador, situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is a man-made peninsula extending out into the Pacific Ocean. The one-mile causeway was created by connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal. There are several shops, restaurants, and other specialty stores centered around a large marina that serves as a tender dock. The causeway also affords a panoramic view of Panama City’s impressive skyline and serves as the home for the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research. Note: Fuerte Amador is an anchorage port, passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender. On complete transits of the Panama Canal, the ship typically arrives in Fuerte Amador in the morning, operates tours and spends the full day at anchor.

Accommodation

Coral Princess

Coral Princess, with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. Be sure to try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.

  • Last Refurbished: January 2016
  • Guest Capacity: 2,000 lower berths
  • Number of Crew: 895
  • Tonnage 91,627

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €2,299pp
  Number of nights: 16

06 December 2018 €2,299 Inside Cabin
06 December 2018 €2,719 Oceanview Cabin
06 December 2018 €2,899 Balcony Cabin

Special Offer!
$200pp onboard credit
One Free Speciality Dining
One voucher for a bottle of wine

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