37
Nights
21 Jan
2019

Panama Canal And New Zealand

Cunard Queen Victoria

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Day 1 - Mon 21 Jan 2019
Fort Lauderdale, USA
Seven miles of perfect beaches welcome the seagoing traveller to Ft. Lauderdale. Renowned for sun and water sports, the city also offers fine shopping along the River walk and a perfect jumping-off point for a tour of the Everglades.

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1
21 Jan 2019
12:00am   Fort Lauderdale, USA
Seven miles of perfect beaches welcome the seagoing traveller to Ft. Lauderdale. Renowned for sun and water sports, the city also offers fine shopping along the River walk and a perfect jumping-off point for a tour of the Everglades.
2
22 Jan 2019
At Sea
3
23 Jan 2019
At Sea
4
24 Jan 2019
12:00am 12:00am Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Dutch influence still lingers on Aruba as part of the Netherlands' Antilles until independence in 1986. This balmy Caribbean island is a study in contrasts. Its arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches form its coast. Aruba's long and colourful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it's a combination of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.
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25 Jan 2019
At Sea
6
26 Jan 2019
12:00am 12:00am Cartagena, Colombia
This modern and bustling city, seaport and commercial centre still boasts much of its original Spanish colonial architecture. Explore this beautiful and historic city's walled Old Town. Its fortress walls, quaint, narrow streets and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of its former colonialists. The city's numerous monasteries, plazas and noble mansions are significant links to this region's grand past.
7
27 Jan 2019
12:00am 12:00am Transit Panama Canal, At Sea, Panama
Panama Canal
Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world, it's not surprising that travellers across the globe aspire to one day witness this marvel of engineering up close. The result of several nations' historic efforts, a Panama Canal cruise is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, best experienced by sailing through on an unforgettable cruise. Whether you appreciate the miraculous engineering that went into the making of the Panama Canal or the thrill of cruising a historically significant region of the world. The massive locks control the level of water in the Panama Canal enabling ships to pass through this 51-mile "water bridge". This entire trip takes about nine hours. Ships are lifted and lowered a total of 170 feet as they pass from the Caribbean to the Pacific, crossing over the Isthmus of Panama and straight through the Continental Divide.
8
28 Jan 2019
At Sea
9
29 Jan 2019
12:00am 12:00am Puntarenas, Costa Rica
To Spanish explorers, the rumours of gold and vast riches could only mean that this section of Central America was the Costa Rica, the "Rich Coast." Hailed as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica occupies a unique position, lying between two oceans and two continents. On both coasts, tropical rainforests rise to the mountains of the interior, many of which soar over 13,000 feet above sea level. In the west, a seemingly endless succession of brown-sand beaches forms the nation's Pacific coast. Puntarenas is your gateway to Costa Rica's wonders and to its capital city of San Jose.
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30 Jan 2019
At Sea
11
31 Jan 2019
At Sea
12
01 Feb 2019
At Sea
13
02 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Situated at the very tip of the world's longest peninsula, Cabo San Lucas calmly watches the cool Pacific Ocean merge with the Sea of Cortez. Once you experience its crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches, you'll understand why this once-sleepy Baja cannery village transformed into a popular international resort.
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03 Feb 2019
At Sea
15
04 Feb 2019
At Sea
16
05 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am San Francisco, USA
One of America's most attractive cities, San Francisco differs from other metropolitan areas in many charming ways. You'll find plenty of picture-perfect moments in this "City by the Bay," with its hilly streets, famous bridges and historic cable cars.
17
06 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am San Francisco, USA
18
07 Feb 2019
At Sea
19
08 Feb 2019
At Sea
20
09 Feb 2019
At Sea
21
10 Feb 2019
At Sea
22
11 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Honolulu, Oahu, USA
Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii's state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural and scenic attractions. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the lush Pali Lookout and the North Shore known for its excellent surfing beaches.
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12 Feb 2019
At Sea
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13 Feb 2019
At Sea
25
14 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am
The International Date Line is an imaginary line extending from the North Pole to the South Pole through the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the 180th meridian of longitude, and is used to designate the beginning of each calendar day. As you know, each adjacent time zone on the map has an hour time difference. However, at the International Date Line, +12 hours and -12 hours meet, bringing about a 24-hour time change. So while a person standing just to the west of the line may be celebrating Christmas Eve at 6 pm, someone just to the east will already be sitting down to Christmas dinner on December 25th. Therefore, when your ship crosses this line heading west, a day is added, and while crossing in an easterly direction, a day is subtracted. Crossing the International Date Line has long been a rite of passage for sailors, who often must participate in a line-crossing ceremony to become part of the sacred "Order of the Golden Dragon", an honorary naval fraternity.
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15 Feb 2019
At Sea
27
16 Feb 2019
At Sea
28
17 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Apia, Samoa
Apia is the charming capital city of Samoa. It is one of those increasingly rare, unspoiled Polynesian treasures. Here, friendly smiles welcome visitors to vibrant markets selling fresh local produce and traditional handicrafts.
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18 Feb 2019
At Sea
30
19 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Nuku Alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa is the laidback capital of the small, picturesque nation of Tonga, aptly named 'The Friendly Islands' by explorer Captain Cook. If your idea of Pacific Nirvana includes picture-perfect beaches, swaying palms and cerulean waters brimming with tropical fish and coral, this is your port.
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20 Feb 2019
At Sea
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21 Feb 2019
At Sea
33
22 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Tauranga, New Zealand
The "Bay of Plenty" was named by Captain Cook after the prosperous Maori villages of the region generously replenished his supplies. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber centre and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction
34
23 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Auckland, New Zealand
Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city, home to one-third of the country's population. From museums housing Maori artefacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.
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24 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers.
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25 Feb 2019
At Sea
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26 Feb 2019
At Sea
38
27 Feb 2019
12:00am 12:00am Sydney, Australia
This "capital of the Pacific rim" offers a myriad of sights, such as the world-famous Opera House, incredible Sydney Harbour, and the golden sands of Bondi Beach to name just a few. You'll need a couple days extra to explore them all. For envious photos, don't miss the superb views from the nearby Blue Mountains or the Harbour Bridge. And if you really want to experience the land Down Under, duck into a local pub for some meat pies, Australia beer and good conversation with the friendly locals.
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28 Feb 2019
  12:00am Sydney, Australia