B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
|1||November 21||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida||4:00 PM|
|3||November 23||At Sea|
|4||November 24||Aruba||7:00 AM||12:30 PM|
|5||November 25||Cartagena,Colombia||9:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|6||November 26||Panama Canal (Scenic Cruising)Panama||6:00 AM||4:30 PM|
|7||November27||Fuerte Amador, Panama (for Panama City)||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|(Tender Required),(Wheelchair Access Limited)|
|9||November 29||Puntarenas, Costa Rica||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|11||December 1||Puerto Quetzal,Guatemala||7:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|12||December 2||At Sea|
|13||December 3||At Sea|
|14||December 4||At Sea|
|15||December 5||At Sea|
|16||December 6||Los Angeles, California||6:15 AM|
About Coral Princess
*Last Refurbished: January 2016
*Number of Crew: 895
*Length: 965 feet
*Height: 203 feet
* Number of Decks: 16
*Guest Cabins: 1,000
*Dining and Snacks: Two main dining rooms, Sabatini’s (Italian restaurant), The Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse, International Cafe, Horizon Court (Buffet restaurant), Burger & Hot Dog Grill, Pizzeria (Poolside pizza), Scoops (Ice cream bar), Ultimate Balcony Dining, 24-hour room service
*Showrooms/Lounges: Princess Theater – Main showroom, Universe Lounge – Multi-use room with 3 revolving stages, Explorers Lounge – Lounge and disco, Wheelhouse Bar – Classic nautical-themed lounge, Crooners – Martini bar, Churchill’s cigar lounge
*Guest Services: The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Princess Casino, Hearts and Minds Wedding Chapel, Children’s and Teen’s Centers, Princess Links – Putting Course, Sports Deck/Center Court, Internet Café, Library and writing room, Card Room, Photo/Video Gallery, Art Gallery, Duty-free Boutiques, Guest Services Desk, Shore Excursions Desk, Medical Center
Miami Pre-Cruise Tour
B: Hotel Breakfast
Day 1**Nov 18 | Honolulu – Chicago
We begin our vacation by boarding a domestic flight to Miami, Florida via Chicago. Overnight on board.
Day 2**Nov 19 | Chicago – Miami
Upon our arrival, an Air & Sea Travel representative will greet and escort us to our hotel. Miami has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the “Cruise Capital of the World”, has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world’s largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines. Miami and its metropolitan area grew from just over 1,000 residents to nearly 5.5 million residents in just 110 years (1896–2006). The city’s nickname, The Magic City, comes from this rapid growth. Winter visitors remarked that the city grew so much from one year to the next that it was like magic.
Day 3**Nov 20 | Miami | (B)
After breakfast, we will have a full day Miami City Tour. The first stop is the Florida Everglades, home to many endangered species. Airboat Rides through the ‘River of Grass’ are the perfect way to view the wildlife. An experienced airboat captain-guide will narrate a thirty-minute ride as you glide through the Everglades wilderness. In this unique ecosystem, we will encounter breathtaking panoramic views, lush vegetation and tranquility. Be on the lookout for alligators, native flora and fauna, as well as other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. Afterwards, enjoy time at Bayside Marketplace, the popular Miami waterfront dining, entertainment and shopping complex, right on the water. With over 100 shops, boutiques and a variety of restaurants, there’s something for everyone! This afternoon, we will visit Little Havana, the colorful center of Hispanic culture in Miami. It is the best known neighborhood for Cuban exiles in the world. In 2015, Little Havana was included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of 11 Most Endangered Places. In 2017, the Trust declared it a national treasure. Twenty miles from the port is the international attraction known as South Beach, a trendy colorful part of Miami Beach, just across the causeway from downtown Miami. In the 1930s, an architectural revolution came to South Beach, bringing Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and Nautical Moderne architecture to the Beach. South Beach claims to be the world’s largest collection of Streamline Moderne Art Deco architecture.
Day 4**Nov 21 | Miami – Ft. Lauderdale – Coral Princess| (B)
Today, we will transfer to embark on the newly renovated Coral Princess at Port Ft. Lauderdale. Sophisticated, yet relaxed, the Coral Princess is a jewel of a cruise ship, featuring amazing amenities, sensational activities, spacious decks, comfortable yet elegant public areas and stunning staterooms. Experience impeccable service, culinary choices and superb entertainment, both day and night. The Sanctuary, just for adults, offers a complete escape.
Day 4 – 19**Nov 21 – Dec 06** | Coral Princess Cruise
Enjoy your cruise on board the Coral Princess.
Day 19**Dec 06| Coral Princess – Los Angeles Honolulu
Today, we will arrive at Los Angeles, California. After our disembarkation, we will meet an Air & Sea representative and transfer us to Los Angeles Airport for our return flight to Honolulu. This ends our wonderful Panama Canal Cruise Vacation.
5 Shore Excursions
Shore Excursion 1. (Nov. 24) |Oranjestad, Aruba – Scenic Highlight Tour |(4 hours)
Aruba, a tiny island off the coast of Venezuela, was part of the Netherlands Antilles until it gained its independence from the Dutch in 1986. Its coastline has secluded coves and sandy beaches while the interior of the island is arid and dotted with cacti. The tour begins with a photo stop at the California Lighthouse, named after the “U.S. California” which sank off the coast of Aruba in 1893. We then drive across the island’s arid terrain, viewing cacti, divi-divi trees (Aruba’s natural compass as they always point in a southwesterly direction), iguanas, wild goats, and unique rock formations. Our next stop is to see herds of ostrich and emu at The Aruba Ostrich Attraction where we will have the opportunity to feed them. If time permits, we may be able to shop in Oranjestad, the capital and largest city of Aruba, before returning to the ship.
Shore Excursion 2. (Nov. 25) | Cartagena, Columbia – World Heritage Site Tour | (4.5 hours)
Cartagena was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. Today, this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still retains much of its original colonial architecture. In 1984 Cartagena’s colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We take a 15- minute scenic drive to our first stop, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas (Fort of San Felipe), the largest Spanish fort in the New World built in the 17th century. A must see is the tunnel system built to facilitate supply and evacuation of the fortress. Our next stop is Las Bovedas, once dungeons, but now home to boutiques and tourist shops where we can purchase local art and handicrafts. We will go to the top of the wall at Santa Catalina’s Bastion for a view of the Caribbean Sea. We then transfer to the Old City, a walled city with narrow cobblestone streets and Spanish Colonial buildings.
We have time to wander the streets and city squares, visit the Historical Museum of Cartagena, San Pedro Claver Sanctuary, and the Navy Museum, and attend a local show. We will have some time to explore on our own and shop in the Old City before returning to the ship.
Shore Excursion 3. (Nov. 27) | Fuerte Amador, Panama – Panama City Tour | (4 hours)
Celebrate the cultural and historic significance of ancient Panama on a guided tour that highlights the country’s glorious beginnings and tragic past. La Viejo (Old Panama) is where the main city originally stood until destroyed by a band of pirates under buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan in 1671. An architectural richness is still evident in many of the structures.
Fuerte Amador is a manmade peninsula used as an anchorage port at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. It is made up of a one-mile causeway extending out into the Pacific Ocean and connecting four small islands. Our tour begins with a drive along the Amador Causeway to Old Panama (founded in 1519) where we will see ruins of churches, colonial palaces, bridges and military buildings. A short drive takes us to Casco Antiguo, also known as Casco Viejo. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It is an old colonial city founded in 1673 where we will see churches, walk the narrow streets, wander through the French Plaza and get a panoramic view of the Causeway, Bridge of the Americas and the skyscrapers of Panama City. Stroll by Cathedral Square to admire the cathedral’s gleaming spires.
Shore Excursion 4. (Nov. 29)|Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Discovery Tour (Lunch)| (8.5 hours)
Costa Rica lies between two oceans and two continents, has tropical rainforests on both coasts that rise to the mountains in the interior, and has an endless succession of brown-sand beaches along its Pacific coastline. Puntarenas is our gateway to Costa Rica’s wonders and to its capital city of San Jose. Puntarenas was discovered by Hernan Ponce de Leon in 1519. Its port was developed in 1840 to export coffee produced in the highlands and brought to port in oxcarts. Head up the Pan American Highway, journey through the small towns of San Ramon and Naranjo, before stopping at Sarchi, home of Costa Rica’s colorful native art. It was at this village more than a century ago, that local artists began decorating their traditional oxcarts in intricate, vivid designs. We will see the world’s largest oxcart in the Eloy Alfaro Oxcart Factory. Stop at Grecia’s Metal Church which is made entirely of pre-fabricated red steel plates, and then enjoy a traditional Costa Rican Lunch Buffet accompanied by Costa Rican Music at Valle del Sol, a private colonial estate. Resuming your scenic drive around San Jose, view the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the National Theater, considered the most beautiful building in the country. Our return journey includes a drive though San Jose’s exclusive Rohrmoser district, La Sabana Park and the famed Opera House, including a brief photo-stop at the National Museum, formerly an army barracks.
Shore Excursion 5. (Dec. 1) | Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Antigua Tour (Lunch)| (8.5 hours)
Guatemala is one of the largest countries in the northern-most part of Central America with 37 volcanoes and a rich Mayan heritage. Puerto Quetzal is its largest Pacific Ocean port. Our bus takes us on a 90-minute drive through the scenic countryside to colonial Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour features a visit to La Azota Cultural Center with its historical attractions. See Antigua’s main square, constructed in 1543. View the beautiful remaining façade of the cathedral that was completed in 1680 and then destroyed by earthquakes in the1700’s. Continue to La Merced Church and Church of La Recolección. Enjoy lunch at Casa Santo Domingo Hotel & Restaurant, one of the best venues in town. We will also visit Jades, S.A., the first and largest jade factory, shop and museum.
Note: There is some walking over cobblestone streets while in Antigua. The streets can be uneven in places. Bring a sweater as the temperature is often cool due to the altitude.
We wish you a safe journey and many wonderful memories to share with family and friends!
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