14-Days Panama Canal Singles Cruise
From Los Angeles to Miami
November 3 - November 17, 2018
Crossing the Panama Canal is more than a journey - it is a rite of passage. Join Best Single Travel on this once in a lifetime cruise from sea to shining sea. Fly over the beautiful rainforests in Costa Rica; stroll along the charming cobblestone streets in colonial Antigua, taste the flavours of Cartagena and shop the markets of Mexico on our hosted Panamal Canal singles cruise.
All Shore Excursions Included
Panama Canal Singles Cruise Daily Itinerary
Cruise Day 1: Los Angeles, CA (Saturday: November 3, 2018 / Depart 4:00pm)
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. The World Cruise Center is located in San Pedro, approximately 18 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 10 miles west of Long Beach, with easy freeway access from both directions.
Board the NCL Bliss from 11:00am to 2:00pm - Meet and greet every night with your singles cruise host and fellow travelers. Don't miss tonight's informational meeting!
Cruise Day 2: Day at Sea (Sunday: November 4, 2018)
Relax on our first days at sea as we have lots of fun shore excursions planned. Enjoy all the amenities of the Norwegian Bliss plus the onboard singles activities. Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features an incredible 180-degree Observation Lounge for us to soak in every stunning moment.
Cruise Day 3: Day at Sea (Monday: November 5, 2018)
Enjoy our second day at sea with lots of activities to chose from including exclusive the singles activities that your host has planned. If you have a passion for food, wine, and spirits - the Norwegian Bliss has a menu of activities you're sure to love. Experience just how robust life at sea can be.
Cruise Day 4: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Monday: November 5, 2018 / 8:00am-5:00pm)
Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. It is known for its beaches, water sports and nightlife scene. Its cobblestone center is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and a range of restaurants and bars. El Malecón is a beach-side promenade with contemporary sculptures, as well as bars, lounges and nightclubs.
Included Shore Excursion: Puerto Vallarta City Tour & Shopping - This city tour is perfect for both first timers and regular visitors as we visit the traditional areas of Vallarta’s downtown and around the old town. We will visit all the main sights of Puerto Vallarta's main square including the historical church and see a traditional silver shop and tile factory with artisans onsite. The "Flea Market" is a shop-a-holic's dream, literally dozens and dozens of stores all in one place. You'll find silver, pottery, clothing, leather goods, toys, paper machè figures, stuffed frogs, and of course, T-shirts galore. Then we take a short drive out to Mismaloya, remembered for being the setting for the famous movie "Night of the Iguana" with Richard Burton, stop at a local hacienda for a taste of Mexico's favorite drink, tequila, and take lunch at the beautiful riverside restaurant Chico's Paradise (optional). Stop at a tequila factory, where we will learn about the process by which tequila is made, how to drink tequila like a Mexican, and have a chance to taste different varieties you never knew existed.
Cruise Day 5: Manzanillo, Mexico (Wednesday: November 7, 2018 /7:00am - 2:00pm)
Manzanillo is a Pacific Ocean port city and resort in the Mexican state of Colima and located between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta . It's the site of 2 bays, Bahía de Manzanillo and Bahía de Santiago. The waters off the coast have numerous coral reefs, shipwrecks and other dive sites. Thanks to world-class deep-sea fishing, pleasant beaches, an almost pueblo-style town center and the Bo Derek movie "10," Manzanillo became a tourist destination.
Included Shore Excursion: Choose either a City Tour or Beach Day
City Tour: Discover Manzanillo’s markets, shops and historic center on a half-day tour that takes in the best of the city. Get perfect views of Manzanillo from the Peninsula de Santiago, then visit a local craft market to practice your bargaining skills while browsing handicrafts and souvenirs. Explore the whitewashed Manzanillo old city with time to sample locally-made sweets and specialties.
Beach Day: Take a shuttle to Miramar Beach, a nice hard packed sand beach, great for walking, safe for swimming and easy to get in and out of the nice warm water. The beach extends for miles with many cafes, a great flea-market, and lots of big waves to play in. The vendors offer most everything you can imagine from jewelry, beachwear, baskets, fruit, candy, to horseback rides.
Cruise Day 6: Day at Sea (Thursday: November 8, 2018)
If you're passionate about having fun, the Norwegian Bliss and Best Single Travel has lots of activities designed to keep us on our toes and challenge our competitive spirit.
Top off spectacular days with legendary nights aboard Norwegian Bliss. Spend an evening in a swinging speakeasy on the eve of Prohibition. Perfect your dance moves and clear your pipes as you go on an incredible audible journey with The Four Seasons in a Tony Award®-winning musical. Fans of the Beatles shouldn’t miss a night rocking out in the famous Liverpool nightclub where the band played. Which will be your soundtrack to an unforgettable night?
Cruise Day 7: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala (Friday: November 9, 2018 /12:00pm - 7:00pm)
Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port. It is your starting point for one of Guatemala’s most popular destinations, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua.
Included Shore Excursion: Tour The Best of Antigua Guatemala Antigua is among the world's best conserved Colonial cities, it is a magic and captivating small town that will makes us feel time might have stopped some 300 years ago. Experience the splendors of ancient time by strolling along charming cobblestone city streets to visit Central Park, where the Cathedral and Government Palace are located, the Church and Convent of La Merced. Our knowledgeable guide will provide us with relevant information as we stroll along.
On the return to our ship, enjoy the scenery, including great views of the Agua and Fuego (Water and Fire) Volcanoes.
Cruise Day 8: Day at Sea (Saturday: November 10, 2018)
If you have a passion for all things "wellness," the Norwegian Bliss has designed a collection of activities to rejuvenate you-inside and out. Spend your day relaxing at the pool or check out one of spa specials.
Cruise Day 9: Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Sunday: November 11, 2018 / 8:00am - 6:00pm)
Puntarenas is a port town on Costa Rica’s Gulf of Nicoya. Its Casa de la Cultura is a cultural center with a theater and art gallery. On the main boulevard, Paseo de los Turistas, Parque Marino del Pacífico includes an aquarium and rescue center with seahorses, turtles and crocodiles. The town beach, Playa Puntarenas, is backed by shops and cafes. Southeast of town, Playa Doña Ana is a beach known for strong surf.
Included Shore Excursion: Rainforest Expedition by Tram and Boat - Created to raise the world's attention to the importance of tropical forests, the Rain Forest Aerial Tram - Pacific allows us the chance to discover the hidden secrets and hanging gardens of the Transitional Tropical rainforest. Covering 222 acres of forest, this property offers not only one of the most interesting and exuberant forests in the Americas, but also showcases small waterfalls and scenic views of the Pacific Coast.
We will visit the Butterfly Garden to learn about their colorful wings and habitat, following is a stop at the Medicinal Plants Garden and then we stroll into the Terrariums to see the amphibians and reptiles.
After the Tram we will continue to Tárcoles River for our boat tour. The area is surrounded by mangroves and located in a transitional forest, where literally hundreds of different kinds of mammals, birds and reptiles flourish. This is a nesting site for the Scarlet Macaw and large colonies of crocodiles – some measuring up to 23 feet in length. The area is also home to 250 species of birds, such as the tanagers, flycatchers, trogons, orioles and hummingbirds.
Cruise Day 10: Day at Sea (Monday: November 12, 2018)
If you're passionate about energizing your gray matter, while having fun, discover an assortment of onboard activities designed to spark your intellectual curiosity.
Cruise Day 11: Daylight Transit Panama Canal (Tuesday: November 13, 2018 )
Few experiences can match today's, a cruise from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic through one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Marvel at this incredible feat of engineering as we cruise the 48 miles of man-made waterway through the narrow isthmus of Panama. Experience firsthand the mighty locks that raise and lower our ocean-going vessel 85 feet using no other power than the force of gravity.
Cruise Day 12: Cartagena, Colombia (Wednesday: November 14, 2018 / 8:00am - 3:00pm)
Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. The Bazurto market is a traditional market offering fish, meat, fruit, clothing and is as important in Cartagena as the La Popa Convent or the Castle of San Felipe.
Included Shore Excursion: City and Bazurto Market Tour plus Salsa - Cartagena's center is flat and relatively small.. making it the perfect city for a walking tour. See the real Cartagena and meet enigmatic locals whilst soaking up the history and exploring the beautiful Old City streets. We will stroll the streets of Cartagena, soaking up history and viewing the multi-colored pastel balconies jutting out along the narrow streets, the coral-stone foundations and Moorish-columned buildings. Then we will walk through a maze of alleys, where our tour guide will introduce us to all kinds of fruit, herbs, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat. There is also a spice market and natural healing pharmacies.
Music and dance is inextricably interwoven into the life of the people of Cartagena and Salsa dancing is an essential part of any trip to this amazing city. So tune in to the rhythms of the Latin coast and gain a fuller appreciation for the history and culture of the region, with our dance lesson in Cartagena.
Cruise Day 13: Day at Sea (Thursday: 15, 2018)
We have had a busy few days, seen some interesting sights and maybe even learned a new dance step. Today we get to enjoy all the amenities of our cruise ship, the Norwegian Bliss with our singles cruise host and new friends.
Cruise Day 14: Day at Sea (Friday: 16, 2018)
Sad to say but today is our final day at sea, so sleep late, relax, enjoy the pool, join a singles group activity and admire all the photos everyone has taken throughout. Tonight we get to share our farewell dinner together before it is time to pack and say goodnight.
Cruise Day 15: Miami, Florida (Saturday: November 17, 2018 / Disembark 8:00am )
Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.
Singles Cruise Pricing
Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!
The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and all destinations!
* Some oceanview cabins have obstructed views
Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.
I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Singles Cruise Match Program
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I want my own cabin
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Final Payment Due August 1, 2018
14- Days Panama Canal Singles Cruise
Full payment is due 90 days prior to sailing. (So if paying within 90 days please pay full amount).
If you would like a shared cabin and are booking 90 days prior to sailing we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking within 90 days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.
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