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December 2019 Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

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2019 Best for Entertainment

10 Night
Transcanal Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Falmouth, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Falmouth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Island Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

Cons

Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

Reviews

Island Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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11 Night
Panama Canal Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Cartagena, Gatun Lake ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 5
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 6
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Harvest Caye
  • Day 9
    Roatan
  • Day 10
    Costa Maya
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Miami
Ship Details

Norwegian Pearl - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Plenty of dining, nightlife and family options to easily accommodate short sailings

Cons

Unless you're onboard for a theme charter, evening entertainment might feel a bit dated

Bottom Line

Whether you're just taking a long weekend or sailing with superstars, Norwegian Pearl is a cheerful ship to call home

Reviews

Norwegian Pearl Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

15 Night
Transcanal Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Cartagena, Panama Canal ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Panama Canal
  • Day 6
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 9
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Huatulco
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

Cons

Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

Bottom Line

Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

Reviews

Emerald Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

15 Night
Transcanal Cruise

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

Cons

Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

Bottom Line

Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

Reviews

Emerald Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Entertainment

10 Night
Transcanal Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Grand Turk, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Turk
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Ocho Rios
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Island Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

Cons

Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

Reviews

Island Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

14 Night
Panama Canal Cruise

Leaving:
Tampa
Visiting:
Key West, Falmouth ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Tampa
  • Day 2
    Key West
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Falmouth
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Santa Marta
  • Day 7
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 8
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 8
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 9
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Roatan
  • Day 12
    Harvest Caye
  • Day 13
    Costa Maya
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Tampa
Ship Details

Norwegian Dawn - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Tons of dining, bars and activities keep everyone entertained; refurb is modern, not tacky

Cons

Less-than-perfect ship has confusing layout and occasional maintenance issues

Bottom Line

Enthusiastic crowd has a fun time onboard, despite upcharges and an older ship

Reviews

Norwegian Dawn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Night
Transcanal Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Grand Turk, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Turk
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Montego Bay
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Caribbean Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Varied selection of dining venues, daytime activities and evening entertainment

Cons

Not a lot of active pursuits available onboard

Bottom Line

Port-intensive itineraries and regionally themed activities offer an immersive experience

Reviews

Caribbean Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Service

15 Night
Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Bonaire
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    San Juan
Ship Details

Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Crew works hard to bring the fun; a smaller size ship means it's easier to navigate

Cons

Cabins showing age; fewer options for food, entertainment than larger ships

Bottom Line

Solid option for a value cruise, but set expectations if you're used to bells and whistles

Reviews

Vision of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

17-day
Panama Canal Holiday

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    La Paz
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Manzanillo
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Huatulco
  • Day 9
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 10
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 11
    Corinto
  • Day 12
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Panama Canal
  • Day 14
    Panama Canal
  • Day 14
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

Not much variety of dining

Bottom Line

Great value for bucket-list itineraries

Reviews

Amsterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Service

17-night
Panama Canal Holiday Voyage

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Cartagena, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 14
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 15
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Dining

15-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Curacao
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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2019 Best for Dining

17-day
Panama Canal Holiday

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Half Moon Cay, Curacao ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Panama Canal
  • Day 8
    Panama Canal
  • Day 8
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Corinto
  • Day 12
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 13
    Huatulco
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    San Diego
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
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7 Night
Central America Cruise

Leaving:
Puntarenas
Visiting:
Herradura, Quepos ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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  • Day 1
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 2
    Herradura
  • Day 3
    Quepos
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Playa Muerto
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Holandes Cayes
  • Day 8
    Colon (Cristobal)
Ship Details

Le Dumont d'Urville - Ponant

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Le Dumont d'Urville Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Central America Cruise

Leaving:
Puerto Morelos
Visiting:
Seybaplaya, Dos Bocas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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  • Day 1
    Puerto Morelos
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Seybaplaya
  • Day 4
    Dos Bocas
  • Day 5
    Progreso
  • Day 6
    Progreso
  • Day 7
    Puerto Morelos
  • Day 8
    Puerto Morelos
Ship Details

Le Champlain - Ponant

Pros

Ultramodern design and decor with quality dining and classy service.

Cons

Bathrooms are smaller than you'd expect on a luxury ship.

Bottom Line

Superbly comfortable, modern boutique expedition vessel.

Reviews

Le Champlain Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0

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7 Night
Central America Cruise

Leaving:
Puerto Morelos
Visiting:
Puerto Cortes, Santo Tomas de Castilla ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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  • Day 1
    Puerto Morelos
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Puerto Cortes
  • Day 4
    Santo Tomas de Castilla
  • Day 5
    Livingston
  • Day 6
    Belize City
  • Day 7
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 8
    Puerto Morelos
Ship Details

Le Champlain - Ponant

Pros

Ultramodern design and decor with quality dining and classy service.

Cons

Bathrooms are smaller than you'd expect on a luxury ship.

Bottom Line

Superbly comfortable, modern boutique expedition vessel.

Reviews

Le Champlain Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0

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7 Night
Central America Cruise

Leaving:
Colon
Visiting:
Holandes Cayes, Panama Canal ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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  • Day 1
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 2
    Holandes Cayes
  • Day 3
    Panama Canal
  • Day 4
    Playa Muerto
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 7
    Curu Wildlife Refuge
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Ship Details

Le Dumont d'Urville - Ponant

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Le Dumont d'Urville Reviews

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7 Night
Central America Cruise

Leaving:
Colon
Visiting:
Holandes Cayes, Panama Canal ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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  • Day 1
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 2
    Holandes Cayes
  • Day 3
    Panama Canal
  • Day 4
    Playa Muerto
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Quepos
  • Day 7
    Herradura
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Ship Details

Le Dumont d'Urville - Ponant

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Le Dumont d'Urville Reviews

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14-nights
Panama To St. Maarten

Leaving:
Balboa
Visiting:
San Blas Islands, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Star Clippers
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  • Day 1
    Balboa
  • Day 2
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    San Blas Islands
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Aruba
  • Day 9
    Curacao
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Jost Van Dyke
  • Day 12
    Sopers Hole
  • Day 13
    Sopers Hole
  • Day 13
    Virgin Gorda
  • Day 14
    St. Barts
  • Day 15
    St. Maarten
Ship Details

Star Flyer - Star Clippers

Pros

The thrill of sailing on a beautiful masted clipper ship

Cons

Small cabins

Bottom line

A unique experience for active passengers seeking a cruise with a difference

Reviews

Star Flyer Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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