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  • 14-day
    Panama Canal

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Aruba, Panama Canal ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    14 Night December 2021 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Aruba
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Corinto
    • Day 9
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 10
      Huatulco
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

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

    Zaandam is a classy ship that proves you don't need gadgets and gimmicks to have a good time. It's...

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    Herbs Mom
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!
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    teacherman
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Almost a Perfect Journey
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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

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  • 18 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Key West, Cartagena ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    18 Night December 2021 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Route (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Key West
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
    • Day 5
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 7
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 10
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 11
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 12
      Acapulco
    • Day 13
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Mazatlan
    • Day 15
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 16
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 17
      San Diego
    • Day 18
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 19
      San Francisco
    Ship Details

    Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    In an era when mass-market cruise ships are getting bigger and bigger, Seven Seas Mariner is a ...

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    werthdesign
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Poor cuisine and lack of variety
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    geebee2546
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Standards slipping.
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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

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  • 8 Day
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Tampa
    Visiting:
    Puerto Limon, Panama Canal ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    8 Night December 2021 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Tampa
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 5
      Panama Canal
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Tampa
    Ship Details

    Carnival Pride - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Three swimming pools keep crowds down; good dining variety; great entertainment

    Cons

    Due to the ship's layout, it's hard to get to some areas, and the decor is dated

    Bottom Line

    The Fun Ship 2.0 additions provide great value without the crowds of larger ships

    Reviews

    Carnival Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

    Introduced in 2002, Carnival Pride features an over-the-top decor inspired by Michelangelo, the...

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    Dr. John from PG County
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    A Bucket List Experience
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    mscxd
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    The Divine, Great, Good, Meh, and Bad of Carnival’s Pride
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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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

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  • 11 Nt
    Panama Canal & S Caribbean Holiday

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Curacao, Aruba ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    11 Night December 2021 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Curacao
    • Day 5
      Aruba
    • Day 6
      Bonaire
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Panama Canal
    • Day 8
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 9
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Edge - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Beautiful and innovative with outstanding accommodations and extensive dining choices

    Cons

    Expensive upcharge restaurants, spa and drinks; nighttime entertainment lacks variety

    Bottom Line

    A hip-at-heart ship that may challenge the expectations of experienced cruisers

    Reviews

    Celebrity Edge Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5

    Celebrity Cruises set out to design its newest and most technologically advanced ship, Celebrit...

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    njjayhawker
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Just WOW!!!!
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    beth singer
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Do not listen to the negative reviews....this ship is fantastic!
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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

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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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    11 Night December 2021 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • 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
      Roatan
    • Day 9
      Harvest Caye
    • 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

    Norwegian Pearl is a fantastically fun ship from its imaginative decor (blown-up photos of wild...

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    hsmcruise
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Nervous cruiser in midst of covid 19
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    Where2gonext?
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Great ship and great staff
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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, 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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  • 16 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Grand Cayman, Cartagena ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    16 Night December 2021 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Route (Oceania Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 4
      Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
    • Day 5
      Cartagena (Spain)
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 7
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 10
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 11
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 12
      Acapulco
    • Day 13
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 15
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      San Diego
    • Day 17
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Insignia - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    ** Excellent food and attentive service accompany an intimate and mature atmosphere onboard

    Cons

    ** Activities are few, which can prove either relaxing or slightly dull

    Bottom Line

    ** Insignia is a small, quiet and comfortable ship oriented toward adults

    Reviews

    Insignia Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    On Oceania's Insignia, size matters. At 684 passengers, the ship is large enough to have most of t...

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    Overthewaves
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Pleasant escape from Winter, along Pacific coast of Central & South America
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    stoshb
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Small ship is the way to go
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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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