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Princess Cruise Line Panama Canal 10 Day Cuise September 18 - 28, 2018

Ozarkland Group Tours & Reunions

PRINCESS CRUISE LINE

10 Days Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean

 

Date: September 18 – 28, 2018. 10 Days Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean aboard Princess Cruise Line’s Caribbean Princess.  Rudy & Kathy will be your escort on this cruise.  Princess is the number one cruise line sailing to this bucket list destination, and as awe-inspiring as it is to travel through one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 7 Cruise Wonders of the World, Princess will help you explore equally fascinating places along the way. So stretch out on a Caribbean beach, admire the pristine rainforests, stroll the cobbled streets of colonial towns and journey through the fabled Panama Canal.  Be one of the first to sail the newly renovated Caribbean Princess.

 

DAY/DATE                       PORT                                  ARRIVE                  DEPART                                                                                                   

Tue/Sep 18                       Ft Lauderdale                                                   04:00pm                 

Wed/Sep 19                      At Sea                                                                                                                                                                       

Thu/Sep 20                      Grand Cayman               07:00am                  04:00pm                                                                                                   

Fri/Sep 21                         At Sea                                     

Sat/Sep 22                        Cartagena Colombia        07:00am                  03:00pm         

Sun/Sep 23                       Panama Canal                  06:00am                  03:30pm         

                                              (Scenic Cruising)                                                

Sun/Sep 23                       Colon Panama                  05:00pm                  08:00pm

Mon/Sep 24                      Limon Costa Rica              07:00am                  06:00pm   

Tue/Sep 25                       At Sea

Wed/Sep 26                      Falmouth Jamaica            07:00am                  03:00pm

Thu/Sep 27                       At Sea

Fri/Sep 28                         Ft Lauderdale                     07:00am

                      

PORTS OF CALL.  Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale, visit colorful islands and tropical rainforests, sail through the new expanded Agua Clara Locks or the historic Gatun Locks, scenic cruising through Gatun Lake.

  • Ft Lauderdale.  According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is "where the boys are." The city's reputation as America's Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the "Yachting Capital of the World," with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the "Venice of America" with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping. 

  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The Caymans are a Caribbean demi-paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks.  Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also boast the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean. This union of natural beauty and cosmopolitan style makes Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today's adventurers.

  • Cartagena, Colombia.  One of the more interesting cities on your itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous "Old City" is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants.  Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire's influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain's hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America.  Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region's grand past.

  • Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising), Panama & Colon, Panama.  The Panama Canal remains one of the great American engineering feats of the 20th century and just completed a major expansion project in June 2016.  The Panama Canal expansion project, also called the Third Set of Locks Project, doubled the capacity of the Panama Canal by adding a new lane of traffic allowing for a larger number of ships, and increasing the width and depth of the lanes and locks allowing larger ships to pass.  The Panama Canal Authority assigns specific time slots for the transit of a vessel through the locks. The ship will anchor in a designated area and will wait for instructions. Once clearance is transmitted to the ship, procedures begin to bring ship's tour passengers ashore.  Disembarkation in Gatun Lake is restricted to passengers who have booked the following tours only: PC1-100, PC1-110, PC1-115, PC1-120, PC1-125, PC1-170, PC1-175, PC1-210, PC1-350, PC1-385, PC1-605, PC1-610, & PC1-615. Passengers on these tours are taken ashore by tenders. Later in the day, the ship then retraces her route through the Gatun locks to dock at Pier 6 in Colon. The tours return to this point. All remaining passengers are able to disembark in Colon, where they may explore the dockside shops. There are no tours offered in Colon.

  • Limon, Costa Rica.  Costa Rica's Limon Province boasts pristine beaches, sprawling banana plantations and dense rainforest. These Caribbean lowlands are still sparsely populated--nearly a third of the province's population lives around Puerto Limon--and conservation efforts have led to growing eco-tourism. Limon Province offers other charms as well. Afro-Caribbean influences abound, from the lilting speech and reggae rhythms brought by Jamaican settlers to the colorful bungalows lining small fishing villages. Limon is a zesty little slice of heaven.

  • Falmouth, Jamaica.  Falmouth is the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. It is situated on Jamaica's north coast 18 miles east of Montego Bay. It is noted for being one of the Caribbean's best-preserved Georgian towns. Founded by Thomas Reid in 1769, Falmouth flourished as a market centre and port for forty years at a time when Jamaica was the world's leading sugar producer. The town was meticulously planned from the start, with wide streets in a regular grid, adequate water supply, and public buildings. It even had piped water before New York City.

 

CURRENT STATEROOM INVENTORY (OTHER CATEGORIES CAN BE ADDED AS YOU DESIRE).  ALL PRICES ARE PER GUEST.

CATEGORY      TYPE                       QUANTITY          PRICE         TAXES/FEES/PORT EXPENSES     AIR              TOTAL

          BB                     Balcony                                       5                    $1999                                $300                                   TBA          $2299

          BC                    Balcony                                       5                    $1949                                $300                                   TBA          $2249

       OC                 Oceanview                                  2                  $1649                               $300                                   TBA          $1949         

          OW                   Oceanview                                  4                    $1449                                $300                                   TBA          $1749

                                       w/obstructed view

          IB                      Interior                                         5                    $1349                                $300                                   TBA          $1649

          IC                      Interior                                         5                    $1324                                $300                                   TBA          $1624

 

 

NOTE: Take advantage of the Princess Anniversary Sale Offer valid December 5, 2017 - February 14, 2018: Onboard Spending Money per stateroom, $150 Interior or Oceanview and $300 Balcony; FREE Specialty Dining is valid for per stateroom for use for one night only: and a low $100 deposit per guest!  After the sale a 20 percent per guest deposit is required to confirm your specific stateroom category and get assigned a stateroom number, first-come-first-serve, but must be booked and paid by April 9, 2018 which is the first recall date.  Final payment is due by July 3, 2018.  Cruise payments are fully refundable 76 days prior to sailing.  Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to protect your investment; a TravelSafe Insurance Brochure will be provided when you make your initial payment.   COME CRUISE WITH US FOR A SUPER FUN TIME! CALL FOR STATEROOM AVAILABILITY!