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The Panama Canal Cruise Collection

Includes premium all-Inclusive drinks and speciality dining on-board

18days from
£2,129*per person

Overview

Experience the wonders of the Panama Canal, one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century with the spectacle of huge ocean going ships squeezing through narrow locks. Get your holiday off to a great start with a pre-cruise stay in either Miami or Los Angeles. Compare the beaches of the Caribbean with those on the Mexican Riviera and sample the diverse cultures of central America in Columbia, Panama and Guatemala. These itineraries offer a diverse range of travel experiences with everything included for lasting memories.

Itinerary

  • Fly to Miami for an overnight hotel stay in Miami South Beach.
  • Embark ship.
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • Cartagena is a modern port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast. At its core is the walled Old Town, with 16th-century plazas, cobblestone streets and colourful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is a popular beach destination. Reachable by boat are the nearby shores of Isla de Barú and Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs and scuba diving.
  • One of the seven wonders of the world linking the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean by a series of locks taking huge ships across the Central America via the Gatun Lake. A must do journey on anyone's bucket list the ship squeezes through narrow canals seemingly floating across dry land. A Journey through the Panama Canal is achieved by the ship rising up and down through huge locks between the Caribbean & the Pacific Ocean; and crossing the Gatun Lake in the middle of central America. The locks are split into three sets and incorporate two independent lanes for two way traffic. The set that carries the ship between the Caribbean Sea and the Gatun Lake comprises of three stepped tiers. The journey from the Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean is split into two separate sets of locks. The Miraflores locks has two stepped tiers and the final set which reaches the Pacific Ocean is a single stepped tier known as the Pedro Miguel lock. One reaching the Pacific Ocean - the ship will spend overnight in part in Panama City.
  • The capital of Panama is a modern city framed by the Pacific Ocean and man-made Panama Canal. The cobblestoned centre of Casco Viejois is an architectural delight with colonial-era landmarks. Look out for bougainvillea-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars, and the neoclassical Palacio Presidencial.
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • Guatemala offers superb jungle encrusted Mayan ruins, breath-taking smoking volcanoes, wildlife crammed rainforests, magnificent colonial towns and colourful ethnic people with curios customs. Antigua is the old capital and is scenically situated between three volcanoes. This world heritage site has cobbled streets, flowers, evocative ruins and fine dining. Lake Atitlan is ringed by 13 varied and colourful towns and is where Mayan traditions are at their best. Don't forget to pay a visit the local wooden god of Maximon!
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • The fabulous beach of Acapulco is set on a large bay with the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains in the background. It is also famous for the iconic La Quebrada cliff where professional divers plunge 40metres into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Manzanillo is a port city with two bays - Bahía de Manzanillo and Bahía de Santiago. Here you will find some great beach which are a haven for water sports. There are numerous coral reefs and shipwrecks which make fabulous dive sites. This area is also great for deep-sea sportfishing with marlin in abundance.
  • This wonderful beach destination is surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay. Los Muertos beach is located next to the Old Town and is a wonderful place to watch the sun set. Here you will a variety of restaurants, bars, galleries, boutiques and souvenir shops. Las Gemelas are a pair of small beaches distinguished by their fine white sand, clear blue water and gentle onshore waves ideal for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, walking and sunbathing under a cluster of palm trees. Perhaps climb the rocks that divide the beaches and wade through the rock pools to spot crabs and minnows. Conchas Chinas is a pristine white sand beach nestled between the lush green mountains and aquamarine ocean. Here you will be able to peer into the depths and see the wide variety of fish and sea life to be found. Los Arcos National Marine Park is situated next to Las Gemelas where there are further opportunities to boat, snorkel, or scuba dive through the deep tunnels, caves, colorful reefs and arches of these amazing islands.
  • The Colonial City on the beach! Enjoy the rich art and culture of this city that was founded in the 1500´s, and still preserves most of its historic buildings in the original architectural style. Mazatlán is one of Mexico's most alluring and inviting beach destinations. This 'Pearl of the Pacific' has breathed new life into its historic centre, resulting in a wonderful colonial old town district only a short walk from a 20km-long crescent of sandy beach. There are a number of small museums or lots of boutiques.
  • One of the premier beach resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere, Cabo San Lucas - or 'Cabo' - is known for its pristine white sandy beaches and beautiful transparent waters that offer some of the best snorkelling in the Mexican Riviera.
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • Disembark the ship after breakfast and transfer to airport for your overnight flight home.
  • Arrive into London.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • The Panama Canal
  • Range of facilities on-board ship
  • Premium all-inclusive drinks package
  • Miami
  • Los Angeles
  • Mexico
  • The freedom to tailor your cruise to suit your needs

Our Price Includes

  • Return flights from London
  • One night's four-star room-only accommodation in either Miami or Los Angeles (in hotel featured or similar)
  • 15-21 nights' full-board cruise accommodation on either Norwegian Joy, Bliss or Encore with a premium all-inclusive drinks package and five nights' speciality dining package on-board
  • Wi-fi package on-board and $50 per stateroom per port shore excursion credit
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London - All Airports (LON)

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Accommodation

Hilton Los Angeles Airport -

★★★★

This popular hotel is located just about 500 m from the Los Angeles International Airport, 10 km from Manhattan Beach, 16 km from Santa Monica Beach and 23 km from Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles. The hotel welcomes guests in a 17-storey building with a lift and 1234 non-smoking rooms.
The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and individually adjustable heating. All rooms are carpeted and include a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a desk are also available. Additional features include a refrigerator and a tea/coffee station. A direct dial telephone, a television with satellite/cable channels, a radio, an alarm clock and wi-fi (for a fee) are provided as well. The bathrooms include a hairdryer and are equipped with a shower and a bathtub. Guests can also book wheelchair-friendly rooms with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.

Ship Information


Cruise Overview
Norwegian Bliss is the line's sixteenth ship and has been designed for the ultimate cruising experience. After spending the summer season in Alaska and the Caribbean becks for her first winter season. Norwegian Bliss will boast many firsts at sea for the global market including the largest competitive race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course. Continuing its tradition of featuring original artwork on its ship's hulls, Norwegian Cruise Line has commissioned Wyland, one of the world's premier marine life artists, to design the hull art for Norwegian Bliss.
Cabin Details
Each stateroom has private en-suite facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, flat screen cable TVs, vanity area, hair dryer, telephone, refrigerator with minibar and free room service. Haven Suites include private access to the Haven Courtyard complex; this has a private beach club style ambiance on two decks including a sun deck, pool, hot tubs, fitness centre and sauna. There is also the exclusive Haven restaurant and the opportunity to dine in your Haven Suite served by butlers and white tablecloth service. The purpose built single interior studios have revolutionised the cost for single cruises and feature double beds, one way glass windows and exclusive key-card access to the Studio Complex and Studio Lounge with bar.
Dining Details
With 28 dining choices and 21 bars on-board foodies and cocktail connoisseurs will be able to dine, sip and savour to their heart's delight with the breadth of dining and bars. New on board will be Texas Smokehouse, Q, where guests will be able to tap their boots to the beat of live contemporary pop country music as they indulge in authentic Texas barbeque. Travel south-of-the-border with Los Lobos, a new restaurant serving elevated Mexican cuisine. In a new complimentary dining concept, The Local will offer guests pub fare in a relaxed neighbourhood atmosphere 24 hours a day. Signature favourites include Cagney's Steakhouse, the American-style steakhouse, French cuisine at Le Bistro; the tastes of Tuscany at La Cucina; the finest fresh seafood at Ocean Blue. Try global fusion cuisine at Food Republic and Cheeseburgers in Paradise® at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville® at Sea. Teppanyaki, the brand's family-favourite Japanese hibachi steakhouse will also be onboard at cover charge pricing.
Activities Details
Following her sister ships Norwegian Bliss features a three-deck central hub where the pulse of the ship's action takes place with restaurants, shops, entertainment and guest services all conveniently located in one area. The Waterfront, which debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2013; is the outdoor promenade with al fresco dining, bars and lounge spaces and offer spectacular views of Alaska's breath-taking scenery and wildlife or the Caribbean's stunning turquoise waters. Norwegian Bliss also features an incredible line up of entertainment offerings including the musical - Jersey Boys and two observation lounges. Haven guests will have exclusive access to the Horizon Lounge , perfect for whale watching in Alaska or taking in sunsets in the Caribbean, and more.
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Holiday code

J572

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