Anniversary Tour: Florida Keys & Panama Canal
24th Anniversary Collection with Koral
Walk barefoot on the white sands of Key West and Santa Monica. Immerse yourself in Old Town Key West, popular with the smugglers and privateers of the past. Walk the famous Santa Monica Pier, view the sunset on both sides of the continent. Cruise through the busy Panama Canal, a once in a lifetime spectacle, and stop along the many Mexican ports to soak up the sun and the culture.
22 Days 5 Countries 8+ Meals
Day 1 - Home City to Fort Lauderdale, FL
Arrive at the Fort Lauderdale Airport and take the airport shuttle to your hotel, located across from the Southland Shopping Center, the perfect place to pick up any last-minute items. Later in the day, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 - Fort Lauderdale to Key West
This morning you depart Fort Lauderdale and make your way across the Florida Keys to your home for the next three nights. Your hotel is located downtown in Old Town Key West, steps away from all the major attractions Key West has to offer. During the afternoon, board the Famous Conch Tour Train, which loops around Old Town Key West, giving you a great overview of the island city. This evening, meet the group for a Welcome Dinner.
Day 3 - Key West
Today is filled with a few attractions Key West has to offer! Stepping into 1856 Key West, you will discover Key West’s unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States at the Key West Shipwreck Museum. Visit the Key West Aquarium, home to sharks, turtles, stingrays, tropical and other various fish found in the beautiful waters of Key West. Tour Florida’s only presidential site, The Harry S. Truman Little White House, which was originally constructed in 1890 as naval officers housing.
Day 4 - Key West
Today is spent at leisure. Explore the many attractions Key West has to offer, get a drink at one of the dozens of bars that dot the key, or lounge on the white sand beaches and soak up some sun! In the evening, head over to Mallory Square with your Tour Director to watch the sunset over the Florida Keys.
Day 5 - Key West to Miami
This morning, you transfer back to Mainland USA. Arriving in Miami, you will embark on a City Tour, where you get to stroll through South Beach, pass through the Miami Design District and visit the Wynwood Art and Brickell Districts, stop at Calle Ocho in vibrant Little Havana, and more! Afterwards, check into your hotel for an evening spent at leisure.
Day 6 - Embarkation Day
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cruise Terminal and board your home for the next 15 nights, NCL’s ‘Norwegian Bliss’. Custom built in 2018 for the spectacular, Norwegian bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge, and with 18 different restaurants to choose from and 20 different bars and lounges, finding your favourite may take a few days. Make some time to take in a Jersey Boys show or a game of mini golf, or if you are looking for more of a thrill, why not try out go-cart speedway.
Day 7 - At Sea
Spend today at sea, giving you time to explore the ship and all that it has to offer.
Day 8 - At Sea
Another day at sea, spa day anyone?
Day 9 - Cartagena, Colombia
The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb ‘Las Murallas’ for an unforgettable view of the harbour. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city.
Day 10 - Daylight Transit of Panama Canal & Panama City
Experience one of the world’s best shortcuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Port in the vibrant metropolis, historic city, and your gateway to tropical adventures – Panama City has it all and it’s all waiting for you to discover. Founded in 1519, Panama City is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement on Americas’ Pacific Coast.
Day 11 - Panama City
More time spent in Panama City, perhaps you will want to lose yourself in the region’s dramatic past while touring historic sites intertwined among the buzzing cosmopolitan atmosphere or feel a world away lounging on a pristine beach or hiking among lush rainforest, home to an assortment of colourful flora and fauna.
Day 12 - At Sea
Spend the day at sea, perhaps you will want to take in a ‘Jersey Boys’ show or ‘Six’, a show that remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak.
Day 13 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Puerto Quetzal was constructed in 1984 to help connect nearby cities. Travellers often venture out to Antigua, a 90-minute trek to where 17th century colonial facades beckon, and Guatemalan history comes alive.
Day 14 - At Sea
Spend the day at sea, maybe try your luck at the Bliss Casino!
Day 15 - Acapulco, Mexico
As one of Mexico’s oldest coastal tourist destinations, Acapulco has much to offer both tourist and traveller. Shop, swim or simply take a siesta on the beach. But be sure not to miss the legendary La Quebrada cliff divers.
Day 16 - At Sea
Being at sea and well into the cruise, maybe head to the state-of-the-art observation deck for some spectacular views!
Day 17 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Bandara Bay.
Day 18 - Mazatlán, Mexico
Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you’ve got Mazatlán. Sip on some margaritas and enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine.
Day 19 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo’s signature landmark is ‘El Arco’ (The Arch), a rock formation at the tip of ‘Lands End’. The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resort and exclusive gated communities.
Day 20 - At Sea
Your last day spent at sea, a reservation at one of the specialty restaurants with a few of your friends would be a good idea!
Day 21 - Santa Monica
This morning you disembark at the Cruise Terminal in Los Angeles and transfer to our hotel in Santa Monica. Spend the day shopping, sightseeing, or walk Venice Beach. You will also have a Full Day Park Pass to the Santa Monica Pier Park, giving you the opportunity to ride the famous Pacific Ferris Wheel. After a day of exploring, meet the group at the end of the pier to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean together, before making your way to an unforgettable Farewell Dinner just steps away.
Day 22 - Santa Monica to Home City
All good things must come to an end, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Balcony Suite (MA): $8,415.25
Balcony (BA): $7,966.25
Inside (IA): $6,616.25
Balcony Suite (MA): $14,015.25
Balcony (BA): $13,165.25
Inside (IA): $10,365.25
Secure your seat with a $700 refundable deposit!
All prices are per person, land only and include all taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.
Not included in price:
- International airfare
- Airline baggage fees for additional or over-sized luggage
- Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
Multi-Night Stay in Old Town Key West
Sometimes a day just isn't enough to take in all a place has to offer.
NCL's "Norwegian Bliss"
Spend 15 nights onboard the NCL "Norwegian Bliss" with the option of either a Balcony Suite, Balcony Room, or an Inside Room. The Cruise has 8 unique ports of call - Cartagena, Panama Canal, Panama City, Puerto Quetzal, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas.
During the land portion of the tour, all breakfasts, and 2 dinners are included. During the cruise portion, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included, within the main dining halls.
Scenic Drive of the Florida Keys
Enjoy a Scenic Drive along the Florida Keys, a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida.
Sunset Viewing at Key West & Santa Monica
Enjoy a Sunset Celebration with your group at Mallory Square in Key West and at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica.
City Tour of Miami
Enjoy an in-depth guided City Tour of Miami including South Beach, the Miami Design District the Wynwood Art and Brickell Districts, a stop at Calle Ocho in vibrant Little Havana, and more!
Conch Train Tour
See the Best on the train tour that's been entertaining visitors to the Island City of Key West, Florida since 1958. Your tour of Key West will give you a conch's eye view of all the wonderful Key West attractions.
At the Key West Shipwreck Museum you will step back into time as you discover Key West’s unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States.
Key West Aquarium
Home to jellyfish, sharks and many other marine animals, guests can enjoy interactive conservation talks as well as animal feedings. You’ll meet moray eels, barracuda, grouper, tropical fish, conch and sea cucumbers with narration by the aquarium’s expert guides.
Harry S Truman Little White House
Visit Florida’s only presidential museum & winter White House for this country’s 33rd president, Harry S. Truman. See the home where Harry S. Truman came to relax and rest, where Eisenhower recuperated from his heart attack in 1956, and where Thomas Edison resided during World War I.
Santa Monica Pier Pacific Park Day Pass
Use your Unlimited Ride Pass at Pacific Park. Located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is the place to play! Featuring 12 thrilling rides, including the West Coaster and Pacific Wheel, the first solar-powered Ferris wheel.