Caribbean, Panama Canal Cruise with Costa Rica ex Ft Lauderdale Roundtrip

Panama & Central America

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Caribbean Princess.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Caribbean Princess.

Caribbean Princess is the Grand Daddy of the Princess fleet, with the largest carrying capacity. This ship's 900 balcony staterooms and an entire deck of Mini-Suites offer impressive private vistas. Hallmark features include Movies Under the StarsĀ®, the premier Lotus Spa and numerous formal and casual eating options, including the open-kitchen-style Cafe Caribe.

Caribbean Princess has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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.

The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the "Carrie B."

Grand Cayman
When Columbus made his landfall in the Caymans in 1503, he found tortoises and sea turtles in such profusion that he promptly named the islands Las Tortugas. But the name that stuck for the islands was the Carib word "Caimanas." Fitting, since the caiman is a New World crocodilian and the islands were long the lair of pirates, buccaneers, and assorted freebooters. Despite their past, 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. Note: Grand Cayman is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender. In certain sea conditions, an alternate pier is used to transfer passengers ashore. This may cause tour durations to vary.

Cartagena
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. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena's well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture. Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region's grand past.

**Please note that passengers may encounter numerous local vendors at various tourist locations and may find them to be persistent in their sales offers.

Cristobal
The narrow isthmus separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean had a colorful and turbulent history long before Ferdinand de Lessups first dreamed of building a transcontinental canal. Spanish conquistadores hauled Incan gold through the dense rain forest to ports on the Atlantic. English freebooters sought to ransack those ports and attack the treasure ships that sailed from Portobelo. And 49ers braved mosquitoes and yellow fever to get to the California goldfields. While the Panama Canal remains one of the great American engineering feats of the 20th century, visitors to Panama will discover a whole range of scenic wonders. Explore historic old Portobelo. Hike into the dense rain forest, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Or pay a visit to an Embera Indian village in the heart of Chagres National Park. After your ship completes her transit of the Gatun Locks, Princess shore excursion passengers only disembark via ship's tender service. The ship then retraces her route through the locks to dock at Cristobal. All remaining passengers disembark there, where they may explore the dockside attractions.

Limon
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
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. It was named after Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom, the birthplace of Sir William Trelawny, the Governor of Jamaica, who was instrumental in its establishment. 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.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (19)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Interior

Request Request AU$ 2,071 AU$ 4,142

IE - Interior

AU$ 1,580 AU$ 1,751 AU$ 2,091 AU$ 4,182

ID - Interior

AU$ 1,590 AU$ 1,764 AU$ 2,111 AU$ 4,222

IC - Interior

AU$ 1,600 AU$ 1,777 AU$ 2,131 AU$ 4,262

IB - Interior

AU$ 1,610 AU$ 1,791 AU$ 2,151 AU$ 4,302

IA - Interior

Request Request AU$ 2,171 AU$ 4,342

OZ - Oceanview Obstructed

AU$ 1,630 AU$ 1,817 AU$ 2,191 AU$ 4,382

OY - Oceanview Obstructed

Request Request AU$ 2,221 AU$ 4,442

OW - Oceanview Obstructed

AU$ 1,660 AU$ 1,857 AU$ 2,251 AU$ 4,502

OV - Oceanview Obstructed

AU$ 1,675 AU$ 1,877 AU$ 2,281 AU$ 4,562

OC - Oceanview

AU$ 1,790 AU$ 2,031 AU$ 2,511 AU$ 5,022

BF - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,563 AU$ 5,126

BE - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,603 AU$ 5,206

BD - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,643 AU$ 5,286

BC - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,683 AU$ 5,366

BB - Balcony

AU$ 1,996 AU$ 2,239 AU$ 2,723 AU$ 5,446

BA - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,763 AU$ 5,526

B2 - Premium Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,843 AU$ 5,686

B1 - Premium Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,873 AU$ 5,746

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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