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Panama Canal Adventure

Panama Canal Adventure

Ten nights onboard Princess Cruise Lines' "Island Princess" to see the Panama Canal!

March 9-20, 2019


Departure Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

Rates to fly from Des Moines and other U.S. cities are available upon request.


Tour Highlights:

  • Pre-cruise Overnight in Ft. Lauderdale

  • Ft. Lauderdale Harbor & Waterways Cruise

  • Falmouth, Jamaica

  • Cartagena, Columbia

  • Panama Canal (Partial Transit with an option for Full Transit)

  • Limon, Costa Rica

  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

  • 30 Meals: 11 breakfasts(B), 9 lunches(L), 10 dinners(D) 

  • Tour Director: (with a minimum of 16 passengers)


The Panama Canal is one of history's greatest engineering marvels. Enjoy a warm, winter vacation sailing in the Caribbean and spending a full day on a partial transit of the Panama Canal.  We'll enter on the east side through Gatun Locks, continue into Gatun Lake, before turning around for a stop at Colon, Panama. While in Gatun Lake you will have the option of an excursion that continues through the canal to the Pacific Coast, thus seeing all of the Panama Canal!  It is incredibe to see this wonder up close and to imagine the historic feat that was accomplished in 1914.


In addition to the Panama Canal, we visit four fun ports in the Caribbean. Princess Cruise Line's legendary service will be there to pamper us all along the way.


Pricing, per person, double occupancy:


Ocean View...$3,839



Mini-suites, single or triple rates are available upon request. Rates to fly from Des Moines and other U.S. cities are available upon request.


Optional tours in each port are at additional cost.


Pay by Check Savings: $75

Book by Sept. 14, 2018 & SAVE $100 per person



The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of history's greatest engineering marvels. Enjoy a warm, winter vacation sailing in the Caribbean and spending a full day on a partial transit of the Panama Canal. We'll enter on the east side thru Gatun Locks, continue into Gatun Lake, before turning around for a stop at Colon, Panama. WHILE IN GATUN LAKE, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF AN EXCURSION THAT CONTINUES THRU THE CANAL TO THE PACIFIC COAST, THUS SEEING ALL OF THE PANAMA CANAL! It is incredible to see this wonder up close and to imagine the historic feat that was accomplished in 1914.

Day 1

Omaha/Ft. Lauderdale

Our winter escape begins with transfers to Omaha and flight to Florida.

Overnight Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Day 2

Ft. Lauderdale/Board Ship

Experience the "Venice of America" on a Harbor Tour on the "Carrie B" tour boat. See yachts and homes of the rich and famous, discover the history of Ft. Lauderdale and learn all about Port Everglades. Board the Island Princess.

B, D

Day 3

Day at Sea

Enjoy the activities, entertainment, shops, dining and more aboard the Island Princess! You will want to make sure you have your optional shore excursions booked for our upcoming ports of call. (Shore excursions at additional cost.)

B, L, D

Day 4


Dock in Falmouth, Jamaica this morning. Excursions are available to Jamaica's famous Dunn's River Falls, the lush tropical Coyaba Gardens or the historical Jamaican Estates. For the more adventurous, enjoy the Sky Explorere Chairlift, River rafting on the Martha Brae River or enjoy the Dolphin Encounter.

B, L, D

Day 5

At Sea

Enjoy a day to relax or enjoy the activities on board such as dance lessons, culinary demonstratiions, the casino, wine tasting classes . . . or maybe you'd like a treatment at the spa.

B, L, D

Day 6

Cartagena, Columbia

The port area of Cartagena and its nearby fortifications are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was the transit port for all the wealth that Spain derived from South America. There are many optional tours including tours of the beautiful "Old City," Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas fortress, the Cartagena Cathedral, and more.

B, L, D

Day 7

Panama Canal Transit/Colon, Panama

Today enter the impressive Panama Canal. Enter the Canal through the Gatun Locks on the east side of the Canal. You'll have the option to get off in the middle of the canal for optional tours which include touring Panama City, take a tram through the rainforests of Panama, visit an authentic Indian village, enjoy a ride on the Panama Canal Train, or see the Pacific side of the Canal on a boat cruise & motor coach tour.

B, L, D

Day 8

Limon, Costa Rica

This eastern Costa Rican port boast of pristine beaches, sprawling banana plantations, and dense rainforests. Adventure is everywhere. You can visit the rainforest by soaring through the air on a canopy zip line, taking a ride through the jungle in a canoe, or ride a tram through the treetops. You may want to visit a banana, coffee & sugar cane plantation. Or, how about a visit to a Sloth Sanctuary?

B, L, D

Day 9

At Sea

The ships staff will have lots of fun things planned for your day. Your daily newsletter will have all the options listed!

B, L, D

Day 10

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

This Caribbean Island is rich in natural beauty. Tour the world-famous Cayman Turtle Farm,
head underwater in the Atlantis Submarine, or take a boat to the North Sound sandbar and swim
with the Stingray. For a relaxing day, visit Seven Mile Beach or stroll the streets of George
Town for some shopping.

B, L, D

Day 11

At Sea

It's time to pack your bags and enjoy one last day of great food, fellowship & fun!

B, L, D

Day 12

Ft. Lauderdale/Flight Home

It's time to disembark for our return flight to Omaha after a wonderful winter escape.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This tour requires average physical activity.  You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.


Please note: A valid passport is required for this cruise.  Proof of U.S. Citizenship: A current U.S. Passport (valid for at least 6 months after return) is required.


Port times are approximate and may vary from times listed.


Tour includes:

  • Roundtrip transfers to Omaha Airport from Allied cities

  • Roundtrip Airport/Ship transfers

  • Pre-cruise night in Ft. Lauderdale

  • Cruise accommodations as selected (subject to change)

  • All meals and entertainment aboard ship

  • Allied Tour Director with a minimum of 16 passengers.


Not included in tour: Airline baggage fees, optional shore excursions, beverages not a part of the regular menu, alternative dining options, items of a personal nature such as laundry, massage, spa & salon, phone calls, casino, etc., tips to shipboard staff (tips are added to your shipboard account), optional travel insurance, possible fuel surcharges.


Deposit: $600, per person, due at time of reservation.

Final payment due:


Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Tour Departure - Cancellation Fee, per person

  • Alaska Cruise & Tour/Panama Canal Cruise

  • 76 Days or More – No Fee

  • 75-56 Days .......................$1,500 Fee

  • 55-30 Days .......................75% of the Cruise Fare + 100% of Airfare

  • 29 Days or Less .................No Refund

Cruise and Cruise Tour bookings are nontransferable.


Payment: Payment may be made by check or credit card. Please make check out to Allied Tour & Travel.  Master Card, VISA, Discover, and American Express are accepted.


Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, including cancellation & interruption and medical coverage, is available for an additional fee and is highly recommended. Ask for details and prices.


Cruise Ticket/Documents: Your final cruise documents will be sent to you approximately 7 – 14 days prior to your departure. These will include your airline schedule, cruise ticket, transfer vouchers, luggage tags, and more.


Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate substitutions.


Price Changes/Fuel Surcharge: Tour prices are effective as of May 1, 2018.  Allied will do everything possible to avoid price changes. However, if significant changes in fuel prices, taxes, currency exchange rates, etc. occur, these will be passed on to passengers, and listed on your final invoice.  Every effort will be made to avoid any additional surcharges.


Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.


Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.


Church & Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many of our tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Tour Provided by Allied Tours. 


RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of July 1, 2018. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Central Meeting Point
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
The Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meeting bus at restaura
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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