16 NIGHT Transcanal CRUISE
Sat Sep 28th 2024
Onboard Sapphire Princess
Itinerary Summary
San Francisco, Puerto Vallarta/MEXICO, Puerto Quetzal/GUATEMALA, Puntarenas/COSTA RICA, Fuerte Amador/PANAMA, Panama Canal/CRUISING, Cartagena/COLOMBIA, Ft. Lauderdale
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Itinerary

Day 1 : San Francisco

-- - 4:00 PM

Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco's broad bay will surely be a highlight of your cruising life. Once docked along the Embarcadero, you're just a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach and other attractions that make this one of the world's favorite cities. The scenic Napa Valley wine country is nearby, too.

Day 2 : At Sea

Day 3 : At Sea

Day 4 : At Sea

Day 5 : Puerto Vallarta/MEXICO

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hollywood discovered this little fishing village back in the 1960's, and since then luxury resorts and bougainvillea-covered villas have flourished in the delightful seaside climate. Yet hints of past tranquility remain: cobbled courtyards where the locals hold their markets, and superb sport-fishing just offshore.

Day 6 : At Sea

Day 7 : At Sea

Day 8 : Puerto Quetzal/GUATEMALA

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Puerto Quetzal has become the destination of choice for historians interested in looking at ancient Mayan ruins. The ancient city of Tikal is nearby, and its ruins are remarkably well preserved. Once you've seen the ruins, take it easy along Guatemala's Pacific shore. The beaches here attract Guatemalans from all over the country.

Day 9 : At Sea

Day 10 : Puntarenas/COSTA RICA

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Day 11 : At Sea

Day 12 : Fuerte Amador/PANAMA

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Day 13 : Panama Canal/CRUISING

6:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world's engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

Day 14 : Cartagena/COLOMBIA

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Charming Cartagena is one of the most fascinating towns in South America. The old city, almost completely surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea, is still girded by its 17th-century fortifications. Once these guarded the gold and treasures of the New World, bound for Spain; now they shelter ornate churches and convents, the dramatic Palace of the Inquisition, and other historic gems.

Day 15 : At Sea

Day 16 : At Sea

Day 17 : Ft. Lauderdale

7:00 AM - --

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.