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An Incan Mayan Journey Via the Panama Canal

Discover the highlights of South America’s spectacular west coast, transit the iconic Panama Canal and explore some of the Caribbean’s less-visited, idyllic destinations on this superb luxury, all-inclusive cruise over the festive season. This superb luxury cruise from Barcelona showcases the wonders of the Mediterranean, including glamorous Monte Carlo, the picture-postcard Amalfi Coast, and fascinating Croatian city of Split. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Fly Cruise
18 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Chan Chan Ruins, Trujillo
  • Lima, Peru
  • Panama Canal
  • Toucan
  • Mayan Pyramid, Mexico

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Spend the festive season exploring the west coast of South America, the sun-drenched Caribbean and Mexico, plus enjoy a transit of the legendary Panama Canal.

Join your ship in Santiago and cruise to pretty Coquimbo which boasts beautifully-restored 19th-century architecture. Discover the stunning beaches of Arica and visit the Peruvian capital of Lima, your gateway to the pre-Incan pyramid of Huaca Pucllana. Celebrate Christmas Day in Salaverry, which is close to the colonial city of Trujillo and the pre-Incan city of Chan Chan, also known as the 'City of Palaces'.

Colourful fishing villages, unspoiled beaches and unusual tropical dry forest make Manta an appealing tourist destination. Spend a day exploring before cruising north to transit the famous Panama Canal, a highlight of this festive voyage. After exiting the canal, arrive in the bustling city of Puerto Limon where excursions showcase the wildlife of the Tortuguero Canals and the Cahuita National Park.

In the Caribbean Bay Islands, embrace the relaxed tropical ambience on the island of Roatan and observe wildlife on Harvest Caye, the pristine mangrove-covered private island in Belize. Discover the last frontier of the Mayan civilization during a tour of Mexico’s Costa Maya, before the adventure ends in Miami.

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An Incan Mayan Journey Via the Panama Canal

Day 1 - UK - San Antonio (Chile)

Fly from the UK to San Antonio and embark your ship.

Day 2 - Coquimbo

Coquimbo nestled in Northern Chile, means “place of calm water”, a happy accident of geography that encouraged its development as an important port. According to legend, the English corsair Sir Francis Drake has buried a considerable treasure in the city. Excursions include a journey to Elqui Valley, a visit to Tabali winery, and a driving tour of the towns and terrain along scenic Coquimbo Bay.

Day 3 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Arica

Chile's northernmost city, Arica, is characteristically arid for the region, which is home to the world's driest desert, the Atacama. The attractions include a fascinating archaeological museum that claims to have the world's oldest mummies, and a village that dates to the pre-Hispanic era and retains some of its mystical allure. There's also a cathedral featuring a door that came straight from Eiffel's Parisian workshop and a local wine called Pintatani made from grapes that grow in an unusually fertile part of Arica.

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Callao (Peru)

Callao is the port for Lima. Lima was founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on the banks of the Rimac river that forms a splendid and strategically located valley. At 133 meters above sea level, Lima enjoys mild yet humid weather with almost little or no rain. The city of Lima is one of South America’s largest, and is Peru’s centre of political, cultural and economic life. From here, enjoy a coach tour into the scenic districts of San Isidro, Miraflores and Barranco, visit a pair of adobe pyramids, or discover Lima's landmarks.

Day 7 - Salaverry

This port is located near the city of Trujillo, founded by the conquistador Diego de Almagro in 1534. Trujillo still retains much of its colonial charm, and has a splendid backdrop consisting of the vivid green and brown terrain of the Andean foothills. Excursions include a drive up the Peruvian coast by coach to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Chan Chan and a tour of Trujillo, Peru’s first independent city.

Day 8 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9 - Manta (Ecuador)

Manta, with a population of approximately 140,000, is Ecuador’s major port along the central coast. Colorful fishing villages, unspoiled beaches and unusual tropical dry forest make Manta an attractive tourist destination and the starting point for exciting day trips. Head to Montecristi and shop for Panama hats, enjoy Ecuadorian tea and a local dance performance, or travel to the Cerro Jaboncillo archaeological site.

Day 10 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - Panama Canal

Transit the legendary Panama Canal, a highlight of this voyage.

Day 12 - Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

This bustling city is home to extravagant open-air markets that buzz with commerce, fascinating architecture and historical museums. Perhaps take a boat ride through the Tortuguero Canals known as Costa Rica's Amazon, visit a local wildlife rescue centre or spend the day at a hacienda in the Tayutic Valley.

Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 14 - Roatan (Honduras)

Roatán is the largest and most developed of the Bay Islands and is particularly popular due to its magnificent SCUBA diving opportunities. As well as a rich underwater environment and coral reefs, the island also boasts gorgeous white sand beaches and an abundance of caves. Perhaps admire the colourful marine life from the comfort of a glass-bottomed, semi-submersible viewing vessel before spending some time in at the West End Village to shop for local handicrafts.

Day 15 - Harvest Caye (Belize)

Harvest Caye is an unspoilt mangrove-covered private island with a pristine beach, a charming island village and marina. Explore the island’s amazing salt-water mangrove estuaries with a local guide to encounter wildlife and learn about the islands flora and fauna. Go snorkelling along the amazing reef that surrounds the island, or relax on the serene beach.

Day 16 - Costa Maya (Mexico)

Costa Maya is a gateway to many of the lesser known Mayan ruins in Yucatan including Chacchoben and Kohunlich. Perhaps learn about the last frontier of the Mayan civilisation during a guided tour of Costa Maya before driving trough the tropical jungle to a private white-sand beach where you can relax in the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters, join in a game of volleyball or take a ride in a complimentary ocean kayak. Alternatively, visit an authentic Mayan family-home to learn about the history, culture, customs and lifestyle of the Mayan people. Mingle with the family, observe authentic Mayan cooking techniques and dine on Mayan cuisine on this fascinating tour.

Day 17 - Cozumel

Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico is considered to be one of the best places in the world to go diving. Visit the Mayan Cacao Company to discover the history of the ancient Maya-made chocolate; the Mayans were drinking chocolate made from cacao for ceremonial and medicinal purposes as far back as 500 B.C. Then visit a typical Mayan residence, before finishing the tour with a panoramic drive around Cozumel. Alternatively, gain a good insight into the history and culture of Cozumel during a guided tour which includes a quick visit to a working tequila hacienda and added time to shop.

Day 18 - Florida Straits

Cruise the Florida Straits.

Day 19 - Miami (Florida) - UK

Disembark your ship in Miami and fly back to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 18-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Up to 92 included shore excursions
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beverages, including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tea served throughout the ship
  • In-suite mini-bar including soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Butler service in Penthouse Suites and above
  • Fitness programmes and use of sauna and steam rooms
  • On-board activities
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