Panama Canal Cruise in January 2012

Make some serious tracks with this 14-night Panama Canal cruise taking you from Florida to California with some beautiful stops in between! Leaving Fort Lauderdale, you will sail to Aruba in the beautiful Dutch Antilles, an island with lovely coves and beaches and a colourful and interesting history. Next port of call is Cartagena, a Colombian city on the Caribbean coast with a lovely walled colonial city and a beachfront strip with bars, restaurants and entertainment which will make your port visit amazing. The ship then traverses the Panama Canal, one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. After switching from the Atlantic to the pacific, you will stop at Fuerte Amador, a manmade peninsula extending into the Pacific. from here you can take tours and go into Panama City. The final stop before L.A is Puntarenas, Costa Rica- the land of lush rainforest, majestic mountains and white sand coastlines. Here you can visit the colourful city or take excursions inland to see the stunning Costa Rican landscape. Then enjoy the relaxing sea days and explore the many facilities of the ship as you make your way to Los Angeles.

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Cruise Operator: Princess Cruises
Vessel: Coral princess
Ports of Call: Aruba, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Fuerte Amador, Puntarenas.
Sailing Dates: Departs Tues, Jan 3 2012, Arrives Tues Jan 17 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length: 14 nights

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale- departing 17:00 Tue Jan 3 2012
Days 2-3: At sea
Day 4: Aruba- 07:00-12:30 Fri Jan 6 2012
Day 5: Cartagena- 09:00-13:00 Sat, Jan 7 2012
Day 6: Panama Canal- 05:00-16:30 Sun, Jan 8 2012
Day 7: Fuerte Amador- 08:00-18:00 Mon Jan 9 2012
Day 8: At sea
Day 9: Puntarenas- 7:00-19:00 Wed Jan 11 2012
Days 10-14: At sea

Day 15: Los Angeles- Arriving 07:00 Tues Jan 17 2012

About the Coral Princess

Princess cruises was made famous by the Love Boat series in the 70s and has become one of the world's favourite cruise lines. One of only 2 Panamax Princess ships, meaning ships that can pass through the Panama canal, she is full of dining and entertainment options. Most staterooms aboard have ocean views and a great features include the 'Movies Under The Stars' theatre and New Orleans-style restaurant, firsts in the Princess line. For the kids there are Kids Clubs, and the Sanctuary is a tranquil haven for the adults. The Coral Princess won't disappoint!

 Coral Princess
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To book a Panama Canal Cruise for January, have a look here!

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