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Panama Canal Transit Cruise

Panama Canal Transit Cruise

Enjoy sailing to this incredible destination.

February 28-March 15, 2020

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pre-cruise overnight stay in Los Angeles

  • Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico      Huatulco, Mexico      San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua      Puntarenas, Costa Rica      Fuerte Amador, Panama      Cartagena, Columbia

  • Full Panama Canal Transit

  • 45 Meals

  • Tour Director (with a minimum of 16 passengers)

 

PASSPORT REQUIRED

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, & Sioux City

 

PRICING, PER PERSON

$3,899 Inside ID, (dbl)

$4,569 Outside OF, (dbl)

$4,894 Balcony BD, (dbl)

$5,499 MC Mini Suite, (dbl)

 

Suites, single or triple rates are available upon request. 

 

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

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS:  $100

Book by Sept. 15 & Save: $100 pp

The Panama Canal

In 1967, Princess was the first cruise line to sail the Panama Canal, and today, they are the #1 cruise line sailing to this incredible destination. Sail from Los Angeles, south along the Pacific, thru the Panama Canal and back to Fort Lauderdale via the Caribbean. Learn about this historic 48-mile waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

Day 1

Omaha/Los Angeles

Our winter escape begins with transfers to Omaha and flight to Los Angeles.

Overnight Los Angeles, CA

Day 2

Board the Emerald Princess

After a leisurely morning, we transfer to the port to board the beautiful Emerald Princess. The attentive service from the friendly Princess staff will make you feel right at home.

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Days 3 & 4

At Sea

Enjoy two days at sea where you can de-stress. Explore the ship's swimming pool, boutiques and spas. You will want to make sure you have your optional shore excursions booked for our upcoming ports of call.

(Shore excursions at additional cost.)

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Day 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The beautiful climate and palm lined beaches of Puerto Vallarta will call you ashore. Visit the historic Church of the Lady of Guadalupe. Swim with the dolphins. There are lots of fun optional excursions!

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Day 6

At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea to relax or enjoy the activities on board such as dance lessons, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting classes or maybe you’d like a massage or facial at the Lotus spa.

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Day 7

Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco is a tropical Eden with crystalline waters, coral reefs and uncrowded beaches. Its stunning bay is famed for its “sleeping man” rock formation and “blowhole.” Enjoy a snorkeling excursion, culinary tour, or cultural exploration.

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Day 8

At Sea

Once again, the choices are many. Take in an Art Auction. Hit the Sports Court. Enjoy afternoon tea. Join in a game of bridge. Or relax with a good book by the pool.

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Day 9

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

(Tender to port) Nicaragua has stunning landscapes, vast cultural treasures and an intriguing history. From strolling the cobblestone streets of colonial Granada on Lake Nicaragua to exploring one of the many volcanoes, this port has something for even the most seasoned traveler.

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Day 10

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Hailed as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica lies between two oceans and two continents. Optional excursions offer the chance to see wildlife, ride a train, enjoy a river cruise, view tropical gardens, explore the rainforest via aerial tram, visit the capital of San Jose and much more!

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Day 11

At Sea

Learn about the Panama Canal at an onboard lecture or film presentation.

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Day 12

Fuerte Amador, Panama (for Panama City)

(Tender to port) This port is the gateway to our transit of the Panama Canal. From here you can take excursions to tour “Colonial Panama,” take a rail excursion along the canal, or meet the Embera Indians.

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Day 13

Panama Canal Transit/Colon, Panama

Today enter the impressive Panama Canal thru the Mira Flores Locks. Our early morning adventure takes us thru the new locks!

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Day 14

Cartagena, Columbia

Steeped in history, this interesting city shows the influences of the Spanish Empire on the New World. Excursions offer visits to the “Old City,” San Pedro Claver Church, Castillo de San Felipe Fortress or canoe the mangrove tunnels and visit the National Aviary.

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Days 15 & 16

At Sea

Share stories with fellow passengers of the interesting excursions you enjoyed in Panama and the highlights of your transit thru this man-made wonder.

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Day 17

Ft. Lauderdale/Flight Home

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

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

**Please note: The name you give at reservation MUST MATCH your PASSPORT.

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR PASSPORT IN HAND WHEN YOU PHONE IN TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.**

 

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

 

Included in the vacation package: 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • Airfare to/from Omaha

  • Home pickup in select Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours 

  • Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person) 

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax 

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)

 

Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, soda & alcoholic/bar beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for shipboard staff, gratuities for tour director or driver on land portion of trip, or staff leading optional tours on at cruise ports, alternate dining rooms on ship, possible fuel surcharges, airline baggage fees. 

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $600, per person, is required when making your reservation.

 

Final payment: Due December 5, 2019. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cruise Cancellation Policy (Fee is per person)*:

Days prior to departure        Cancel Fee

90 Days or More                 No Fee

89-57 Days                       Deposit Amount

56-29 Days                       50% of the Cruise Fare + 100% of airfare

28-15 Days                       75% of the Cruise Fare + 100% of airfare

14 Days or Less                 Cruise package & airfare 100% non-refundable

 

Travel Insurance is recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

 

Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. 

 

Final Documents: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included. A list of shore excursions will be made available online, or will be mailed out approximately 45 days prior to departure.

 

Changes in Tour Price: Tour prices in this publication are effective as of April 15, 2019 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. 

 

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 a substitution.

 

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.

 

Church and 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 tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

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.

 

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 April 15, 2019. 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 TA Council Bluffs - TA Travel Center
I-80, Exit 3
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
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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