Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise
A Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise is often an exhilarating journey through one of the most instrumental man-made creations throughout the world. A Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise often involves travel itineraries lasting anywhere from 1-17 nights. Popular departure ports for a Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal include Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California and Santiago, Chile. A Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise often visits destinations and ports of call in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Aruba, Curacao and Mexico.
Besides offering exciting shore excursions in these diverse ports, a Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal is characterized by a top experience onboard such ships as the Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Crown. Featuring diverse dining, excellent entertainment and superb service accommodation, these ships often translate into a great time during a wonderful family vacation, group outing or solo excursion via a Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise.
Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise - Panama Canal Review
The Panama Canal is a 51 mile (82 km) canal which cuts through the Isthmus of Panama and connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean in Central America. While it is speculated that the groundwork for building the Canal began in the 1500s, the Panama Canal was not officially opened until August 15, 1914. Not only does the Panama Canal save some 18,000 miles at sea from a main trip to San Francisco to New York, but it also affords ships the luxury of not having to sail the dangerous route between the Drake Passage and Cape Horn in South America. Servicing over 12,000 ships per year, the Panama Canal has seen an approximate 800,000 ships pass through it since its completion. So why not be a passenger on one of these ships during a Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise?
Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise - 15-Day Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise
The 15-day Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise sets sail on the Norwegian Crown ship from a departure port in Miami. This Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal then spends a day at sea before hitting up Ocho Rios and Montego Bay in Jamaica. Ocho Rios features over a 120 rivers for Norwegian guests to fish or kayak in. Described by Christopher Columbus as "the Bay of Good Weather," Montego Bay remains Jamaica's most popular tourist town because of its perfect climate.
From Jamaica, this Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal visits Puerto Limon in Costa Rica before a daylight transit of the Canal. This Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise then crosses the Equator before visiting Salaverry, Trujillo, Callao and Lima, Peru. Famous for the mansions which line its streets, Trujillo is sure to excite travelers during a Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise. Called the "City of Kings," Lima will make you feel like royalty during a tour of the ancient ruins of Manchu Picchu.
This 15-day Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal then visits such Chilean destinations as Arica and Coquimbo before wrapping up in Santiago (Valparaiso) Chile. In the past, a Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise has been offered in early November.
Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise - 16-day Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise
The 16-day Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise sets sail on the Norwegian Crown from a departure port in Santiago, Chile. This Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise visits the same destinations as the 15-day cruise in an opposite order. After a visit to Trujillo, Peru, this Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal spends four days at sea before arriving at a Pennsylvania port in Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love." In the past, this 16-day Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise has been offered at various times during the month of April.
Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise - 17-day Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise
A 17-day Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal offers two different options. One 17-day Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise travels from Miami, Florida before eventually winding up back in San Francisco via the Norwegian Sun ship. The other 17-day Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise departs from Los Angeles, California before arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana. Popular ports of call on these different Norwegian Panama Canal Cruises include destinations in Mexico like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco. Other popular ports of call include Oranjestad, Aruba, Willemstad, Curacao, and Puerto Limon and Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
The 17-day Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise from Miami is scheduled to set sail in April 2006. The Los Angeles Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal is scheduled to set sail in September of 2006.
Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise - Norwegian Crown and Norwegian Sun
The Norwegian Crown ship travels on 15- and 16-day itineraries during a specific Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise. Built in 1988, the Norwegian Crown offers its passengers over 520 staterooms, most of which contain picture windows and marble floors. All penthouse suites on this vessel include balconies. The Norwegian Crown also contains its own fitness center, swimming pool and various Jacuzzis for those guests looking to maintain an exercise routine during a Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal.
The Norwegian Sun often travels on 17-day itineraries during a specific Panama Canal Norwegian Cruise. The Norwegian Sun is the exact model of this cruise line's emphasis on Freestyle Cruising. Norwegian Sun guests can choose between nine different international restaurants, 12 bars and lounges, two swimming pools and five hot tubs. When it comes to deciding what you want to do while cruising the seas during your Norwegian Cruise to the Panama Canal, the Norwegian Sun stands when compared to all other ships and cruise lines.
Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise - Discounts
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