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Oceania Cruises, Inaugural Panama Canal from Miami, October 16, 2023

Oceania Cruises Panama Canal 16-day route

Cruising from: Miami, Florida;

Departure Date: 16 October, 2023;

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises;

Cruise Ship: Vista;

Duration: 16-day cruise;

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Los Angeles;



16-day cruise to Miami, Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Los Angeles on board Vista.

Day 0 Miami, Florida

Miami is well known across the globe for its glitz and glamor and its beaches and sunny weather. PortMiami, formally the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami, is a major seaport located in Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. PortMiami delivers a tropical vacation experience like no other port in the world.

Day 1 At Sea, Cruising

Wonderful day at Sea.

Day 2 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, is a popular cruise destination for Western Caribbean cruises, with cruise ships anchoring in George Town Harbour. George Town is home to many restaurants, activities, and shops. Work on your tan under the warm sun, relax while watching the waves roll in, or take a more adventurous route by diving, snorkeling, and boating in the crystalline waters.

Day 3 At Sea, Cruising

Wonderful day at Sea.

Day 4 Cartagena, Colombia

Originally called "Cartagena de Indias," Cartagena is one of the oldest cities in Colombia and an important port for the country. The port is a frequent stop for cruise ships in the southern Caribbean, especially those making the transit through the Panama Canal. What makes Cartagena so amazing is the sum of its many wonderful parts: its colonial, republican, and modern architecture; the allure of its lively nightlife; its cultural festivals; its exuberant landscapes; its magnificent beaches; its outstanding gastronomic offerings; and its significant hotel and tourism infrastructure. The city is like a colonial treasure trove available to the public, but it has much more to offer than just history and culture. The Old Town of Cartagena is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and it is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, balconies draped with bougainvillea, and massive churches whose shadows fall across plazas of lush vegetation.

Day 5 Panama Canal, Panama

The Panama Canal is a lock-type canal, owned and administered by the Republic of Panama, that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow Isthmus of Panama. The length of the Panama Canal from shoreline to shoreline is about 40 miles, and from deep water in the Atlantic to deep water in the Pacific, about 50 miles. The canal, which was completed in August 1914, is one of the two most strategically important artificial waterways in the world.

Day 6 At Sea, Cruising

Wonderful day at Sea.

Day 7 Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas is the capital and largest city in the Province of Puntarenas, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya on the Central Pacific Coast. The area is blessed with large amounts of sunshine and warmth, as well as fantastic flora and fauna, radiant beaches, incredible eco adventure opportunities, and majestic national parks. Puntarenas and its surrounding area offer an excellent assortment of activities such as sea kayaking, sports fishing, and tours to Tortuga Island.

Day 8 Corinto, Nicaragua

Corinto is a town on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua, in the province of Chinandega. In addition to having the main seaport of the country on its coasts, this small municipality also has several interesting sites. There is a nice central park in the urban area, where a massive seafood gastronomical fair is celebrated annually. Corinto also has simple but comfortable hotels, restaurants, and nice beaches, from which visitors can travel to smaller inhabited neighbor islands.

Day 9 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port. It is important for both cargo traffic and as a stop-off point for cruise liners. Puerto Quetzal was named after Quetzales, Guatemala's national bird. Main sites are the old Mayan sites of Yaxha and Iximche, the Tikal National Park, which is home to the Mayan Pyramid of the Great Jaguar, Central Plaza, and two large acropolises.

Day 10 At Sea, Cruising

Wonderful day at Sea.

Day 11 Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco, in full Acapulco de Juarez, is a city and port in Mexico. Situated on a deep, semicircular bay, Acapulco is a resort with the best harbor on the Pacific coast of Mexico and one of the finest natural anchorages in the world. The town lies on a narrow strip of land between the bay and the steeply rising mountains that encircle it. Acapulco has become the "Riviera of Mexico" for tourists attracted by the climate, the many luxurious hotels, the excellent beaches, and deep-sea fishing.

Day 12 At Sea, Cruising

Wonderful day at Sea.

Day 13 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is a resort city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, and it has been rated as one of Mexico's top 5 tourist destinations. Cabo San Lucas's white beaches, fecund waters, and spectacular arching stone cliffs at Land's End have become the backdrop for Baja's most raucous tourism. The activities are endless: jet-skiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving, and horseback riding can all be found just by walking down to the beach.

Day 14 At Sea, Cruising

Wonderful day at Sea.

Day 15 Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada, Mexico. Cruising to Ensenada, Mexico. Mexico cruises.

Day 16 Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is the second-most populous city in the United States. One of the best ways to experience Los Angeles is by visiting its incredible cultural attractions. L.A. has more museums and theaters than any U.S. city and a thriving music and gallery scene. There are world-famous theme parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain and Disneyland, while studios like Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, and Sony Pictures offer the ultimate film and TV fan experience. Los Angeles attractions and tours offer something for the entire family, including spectacular beaches and hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, or decompress at one of L.A.'s top spas. Shopping is one of the best activities in Los Angeles, from digging through vintage stores to shopping for luxury goods.

Sail with Oceania Cruises from Miami to the Panama Canal. Discover the best of Florida, Cruising, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, California on this Panama Canal cruise from Miami on board Vista cruise ship. and discover amazing Miami, Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Los Angeles. Vista leaving Miami, Florida for 16 day from October 16, 2023.


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