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Panama Canal & British Columbia

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Date: 23 September 2017
Duration: 19 nights
Ports of call: Victoria, British Colombia | Astoria,Oregon | Los Angeles | Puerto Vallarta | Huatulco, Mexico | San Juan del Sur | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Cartagena, Colombia | Oranjestad, Aruba | Fort Lauderdale
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Outside £2,189 £CALL
Balcony £2,388 £CALL
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Atrium Atrium
Bayou Bayou
Bordeux Dining Room Bordeux Dining Room
Casino Casino
Churchills Churchills
Explorers Lounge Explorers Lounge
Fitness Centre Fitness Centre
Fun Zone Fun Zone
Internet cafe Internet cafe
Library Library
Lido Pool Lido Pool
Lotus Pool Lotus Pool
Lotus Spa Lotus Spa
Passenger Service Reception Passenger Service Reception
Patteserie Bar Patteserie Bar
Theatre Theatre
Provence Dining Room Provence Dining Room
Sabbatini's Sabbatini's
Teen Centre Teen Centre
Crooners Bar Crooners Bar
Universe Lounge Universe Lounge
Wheelhouse Bar Wheelhouse Bar
Coral Princess Coral Princess
 
Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Victoria
Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colorful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson's Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital.

In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province.

Although it's a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.
Sat 23 Sep 2017 Sat 23 Sep 2017 16:30
2 Astoria
As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria offers a rich history for your exploration. It was first visited by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, by the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805, then adventuresome pioneers by the thousands. Now its your turn to experience the excitement of exploring Astoria.

Within a 20 mile radius, one can see dozens of exciting attractions including Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation's finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts.

Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes and the beautiful 4.1 mile-long Astoria Bridge.
Sun 24 Sep 2017 11:00 Sun 24 Sep 2017 20:00
3 At Sea
Mon 25 Sep 2017 Mon 25 Sep 2017
4 At Sea
Tue 26 Sep 2017 Tue 26 Sep 2017
5 Los Angeles
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.
Wed 27 Sep 2017 07:00 Wed 27 Sep 2017 16:00
6 At Sea
Thu 28 Sep 2017 Thu 28 Sep 2017
7 At Sea
Fri 29 Sep 2017 Fri 29 Sep 2017
8 Puerto Vallarta
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.
Sat 30 Sep 2017 08:00 Sat 30 Sep 2017 17:00
9 At Sea
Sun 01 Oct 2017 Sun 01 Oct 2017
10 Huatulco
This small beach and fishing village is perfectly situated at the foothills of the Sierra Madre and the Pacific coastline, providing over 20 miles of unspoiled beaches to explore. For an unforgettable adventure, go in search of the secret coves and hidden lagoons within its nine bays. These nine bays bordered by 36 golden-sand beaches form the beautiful Las Bahias de Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca.
Mon 02 Oct 2017 08:00 Mon 02 Oct 2017 17:00
11 At Sea
Tue 03 Oct 2017 Tue 03 Oct 2017
12 San Juan del Sur
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.
Wed 04 Oct 2017 07:00 Wed 04 Oct 2017 18:00
13 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.
Thu 05 Oct 2017 07:00 Thu 05 Oct 2017 19:00
14 At Sea
Fri 06 Oct 2017 Fri 06 Oct 2017
15 Panama Canal, Panama (Full Transit)
The narrow isthmus separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean had a colorful and turbulent history long before Ferdinand de Lesseps first dreamed of building a transcontinental canal.

Spanish conquistadors hauled Incan gold through the dense rainforest 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 gold fields. 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. Hike into the dense rainforest, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Or pay a visit to an Embera Indian village in the heart of Chagres National Park.
Sat 07 Oct 2017 Sat 07 Oct 2017
16 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. 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.
Sun 08 Oct 2017 08:00 Sun 08 Oct 2017 14:00
17 Aruba
Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island's arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast. Aruba's long and colorful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it is a tongue that combines elements of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.
Mon 09 Oct 2017 13:00 Mon 09 Oct 2017 19:00
18 At Sea
Tue 10 Oct 2017 Tue 10 Oct 2017
19 At Sea
Wed 11 Oct 2017 Wed 11 Oct 2017
20 Fort 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.
Thu 12 Oct 2017 07:00 Thu 12 Oct 2017
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