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September 2019 Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

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10 Night
Carnival Journeys - Exotic Pan

Leaving:
Mobile
Visiting:
Panama Canal, Puerto Limon ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Mobile
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Panama Canal
  • Day 6
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Roatan
  • Day 9
    Cozumel
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Mobile
Ship Details

Carnival Fantasy - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Exceptional service/friendly crew and passengers; tasty food; clean, comfortable cabins

Cons

Only one main swimming pool; oldest ship in the Carnival fleet

Bottom Line

Ideal for families; excellent value for singles/couples and first-time cruisers

Reviews

Carnival Fantasy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
Service5.0
Value4.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
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    Beer, wine, and spirits
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    Including smoothies and blended drinks
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19 Night
Transcanal Cruise

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Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Huatulco, Puerto Chiapas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Huatulco
  • Day 6
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 14
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Manzanillo
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Coral Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Intimate atmosphere with attentive service

Cons

Limited onboard activities, outnumbered by up charges

Bottom Line

Ship's small size and offbeat itineraries tend to draw a more mature crowd

Reviews

Coral Princess Reviews

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

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  • Butler Service
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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
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    Beer, wine, and spirits
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    Including smoothies and blended drinks
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13 Night
Carnival Journeys - Panama Can

Leaving:
Tampa
Visiting:
Cartagena, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Tampa
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Carnival Miracle - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Midsize ship with ample elbow room and lots of cabins with balconies

Cons

Lacks some of Carnival's (now) standard upgrades

Bottom Line

Appealing ship for Carnival regulars, but short on dining options for longer cruises

Reviews

Carnival Miracle Reviews

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

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, 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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21-day
Panama Canal

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Leaving:
Vancouver
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San Francisco, San Diego ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    San Francisco
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    San Diego
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Huatulco
  • Day 12
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 13
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 14
    Corinto
  • Day 15
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Aruba
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Unique entertainment options and a high standard of service that sets it apart

Con

Overcrowded at times and occasionally inconsistent fee-based dining

Bottom Line

A great choice for a pampered, laid-back vacation -- particularly for music lovers

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Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

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

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
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15 Night
Transcanal Cruise

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

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.

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Island Princess Reviews

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

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  • 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, cofee, 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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21 Night
Transcanal Cruise

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Astoria, Oregon , San Francisco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Astoria, Oregon
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    San Francisco
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Santa Barbara
  • Day 7
    Los Angeles
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Huatulco
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 15
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 18
    Panama Canal
  • Day 19
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    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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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, 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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23-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Victoria, Astoria, Oregon ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Victoria
  • Day 3
    Astoria, Oregon
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    San Francisco
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    San Diego
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 13
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 14
    Corinto
  • Day 15
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Aruba
  • Day 20
    Curacao
  • Day 21
    Bonaire
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Volendam - Holland America Line

Pros

Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

Cons

Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

Bottom Line

Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

Reviews

Volendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
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    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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15 Night
Panama Canal Cruise

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Ensenada
  • Day 3
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 4
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 5
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 6
    Acapulco
  • Day 7
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Acajutla
  • Day 9
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 14
    Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Miami
Ship Details

Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pro: Cruise fare covers nearly everything: drinks, tips and excellent variety of excursions

Con: Prices are among the industry's highest, even for entry-level suites

Bottom Line: Inclusive nature and great service means a Mariner cruise is all about relaxing

Reviews

Seven Seas Mariner Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, 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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