2021 Panama Cruise With Tim Taggart

Dates March 10 - 25, 2021
Destination San Diego, CA; At Sea; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Puntarenas, Costa Rica Fuerte Amador, Panama; Panama Canal Cartagena Fort Lauderdale, FL;
Duration 16 days 15 nights
Price From 2,999
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We invite you to come sail away with Morris Murdock Travel and favorite tour director, Tim Taggart , in March, 2021 to get warm and discover the modern wonder that is the Panama Canal. 

Book your cabin on the Emerald Princess and prepare for fifteen days of breathtaking sailing across the sea from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale! This 2-week cruise with a full Panama Canal crossing offered by Princess cruise line will allow you to enjoy the comfort of a single unpack experience while you visit amazing ports in Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico on your way to Fort Lauderdale. This Cruise will appeal to more than one type of passenger. While the highlight for most will be seeing the Canal that is now over 100 years old, these ports offer many cultural highlights and adventure galore for those seeking some activities in nature. 

While on board, we will engage the group in several lectures and activities to let you enjoy the group members you'll be traveling with. The best part about doing a cruise with a group is having both group time and FREE time to enjoy your vacation, your way!

Call us for more details or if you are ready to confirm your spot, click on the "BOOK NOW" button below and take your 1st steps in booking a dream experience, providing memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

San Diego, CA

Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America's favorite cities. Located in the southwest corner of California, close to the border of Mexico, San Diego has a distinct cross-cultural feel, part sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, part south-of-the-border zest and part quintessential California beach town.

The history of San Diego is rooted in its Spanish and Mexican past. San Diego was declared the capital of upper and lower Baja only four years after Mexico gained its independence in 1821. Less than thirty years later, the United States declared war on Mexico and within two years the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo was signed creating the current borders between Mexico and the United States.

The city continues to prosper with a population exceeding one million. World-renowned attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, the Salk Institute, Sea World, La Jolla and the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge have created a strong tourism industry for the area. But undoubtedly what attracts visitors from around the world is the city's breathtaking natural beauty, superb coastline and near-perfect weather.

Day 2: Thursday, March 11, 2021

At Sea

Onboard

Activities: Discovery at SEA™ Programs, The Piazza, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)

Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, The Voice of the Ocean (live show), Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Vegas-Style Casino, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Club Fusion (Dance Club), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar

Joyful Rejuvenation: The Princess Luxury Bed, SLEEP by Princess, The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)*, Lotus Spa®*, Lotus Spa® Fitness Center, Fitness Class*

*Nominal charges may apply.

Day 3: Friday, March 12, 2021

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Millennia ago, Cabo San Lucas was part of the Mexican mainland. Then a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas - or "Cabo" - is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.

Note: Your ship will anchor in Cabo San Lucas and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.

Day 4: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Day 5: Sunday, March 14, 2021

At Sea

Onboard

Activities: Discovery at SEA™ Programs, The Piazza, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)

Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, The Voice of the Ocean (live show), Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Vegas-Style Casino, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Club Fusion (Dance Club), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar

Joyful Rejuvenation: The Princess Luxury Bed, SLEEP by Princess, The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)*, Lotus Spa®*, Lotus Spa® Fitness Center, Fitness Class*

*Nominal charges may apply.

Day 6: Monday, March 15, 2021

Huatulco, Mexico

Nine bays bordered by 36 golden-sand beaches form the beautiful Las Bahias de Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca.

Welcome to Mexico's newest resort on the Pacific Riviera. Huatulco is a tropical Eden with crystalline waters, coral reefs, and uncrowded beaches. Inland, the rugged coast range is thickly carpeted with rainforest and coffee plantations. While Huatulco is still in its early stages of development, travelers may note that the resort has a different feel from other destinations on the Mexican Riviera. That's because large areas of Huatulco have been designated as an ecological reserve. Huatulco is located in the state of Oaxaca where the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.

Day 7: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

At Sea

Onboard

Activities: Discovery at SEA™ Programs, The Piazza, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)

Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, The Voice of the Ocean (live show), Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Vegas-Style Casino, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Club Fusion (Dance Club), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar

Joyful Rejuvenation: The Princess Luxury Bed, SLEEP by Princess, The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)*, Lotus Spa®*, Lotus Spa® Fitness Center, Fitness Class*

*Nominal charges may apply.

Day 8: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest Central American nation and has stunning landscapes, vast cultural treasures, and an intriguing history.

Until recent times Nicaragua was unfortunately known for the civil war (Sandinistas and Contras) that raged from the late 70s through much of the 80s. Today, the soldiers and guerrillas have given way sightseeing in a beautiful country. From strolling the cobblestone streets of colonial Granada on Lake Nicaragua, to exploring one of the many volcanoes, Nicaragua has something for even the most seasoned traveler.

Note: Due to time constraints in port, some tours may not be available on every voyage. Please refer to your Cruise Personalizer on princess.com for a complete list of tours available during your cruise. Tour content may vary based on the amount of time in port.

San Juan del Sur is an anchorage port. Transfer from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender transfer.

In ports where guests utilize tender boats to go ashore, Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 lbs. (22kg). Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with an able-bodied companion. With your safety and comfort in mind, the final decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship's Captain.

Day 9: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

To Spanish explorers, the rumors 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.

Day 10: Friday, March 19, 2021

At Sea

Onboard

Activities: Discovery at SEA™ Programs, The Piazza, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)

Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, The Voice of the Ocean (live show), Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Vegas-Style Casino, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Club Fusion (Dance Club), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar

Joyful Rejuvenation: The Princess Luxury Bed, SLEEP by Princess, The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)*, Lotus Spa®*, Lotus Spa® Fitness Center, Fitness Class*

*Nominal charges may apply.

Day 11: Saturday, March 20, 2021

Fuerte Amador, Panama

Fuerte Amador, situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is a man-made peninsula extending out into the Pacific Ocean.

The one-mile causeway was created by connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal. There are several shops, restaurants, and other specialty stores centered around a large marina that serves as a tender dock. The causeway also affords a panoramic view of Panama City's impressive skyline and serves as the home for the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research.

Note: Fuerte Amador is an anchorage port, passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender. On complete transits of the Panama Canal, the ship typically arrives in Fuerte Amador in the morning, operates tours and spends the full day at anchor.

Day 12: Sunday, March 21, 2021

Panama Canal (Cruising)

Day 13: Monday, March 22, 2021

Cartagena, Colombia

One of the more interesting cities on your itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous "Old City" is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants.

Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire's influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain's hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena's well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture. Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region's grand past.

**Please note that passengers may encounter numerous local vendors at various tourist locations and may find them to be persistent in their sales offers

Day 14: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

At Sea

Onboard

Activities: Discovery at SEA™ Programs, The Piazza, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)

Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, The Voice of the Ocean (live show), Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Vegas-Style Casino, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Club Fusion (Dance Club), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar

Joyful Rejuvenation: The Princess Luxury Bed, SLEEP by Princess, The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)*, Lotus Spa®*, Lotus Spa® Fitness Center, Fitness Class*

*Nominal charges may apply.

Day 15: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

At Sea

Onboard

Activities: Discovery at SEA™ Programs, The Piazza, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)

Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, The Voice of the Ocean (live show), Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Vegas-Style Casino, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Club Fusion (Dance Club), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar

Joyful Rejuvenation: The Princess Luxury Bed, SLEEP by Princess, The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)*, Lotus Spa®*, Lotus Spa® Fitness Center, Fitness Class*

*Nominal charges may apply.

Day 16: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Fort Lauderdale, FL

According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is "where the boys are." The city's reputation as America's Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the "Yachting Capital of the World," with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the "Venice of America" with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping.

The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the "Carrie B."

Note: Upon disembarkation, please collect your bag, go through customs and hand your bag to your tour driver who will stow and lock it underneath your bus. Disembarkation tours end at the airports; therefore guests who have post-cruise packages at local hotels must disembark at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Guests will then be responsible for their transportation to the hotel.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Round trip airfare from Salt Lake City
  • Small group size (50 max) for cruise package with air and transfers 
  • All Inclusive price * Air, hotel, transfers, cruise & on board group activities
  • Morris Murdock tour Director/Guest lecturer for the whole trip 
  • Private group shore excursions will be offered for our group (optional with cost)

Included:

  • Cruise cost for chosen cabin 
  • Group director while on cruise for travel and group assistance
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily while on board ship
  • Daily entertainment on board
  • Group activities and Book of Mormon seminars during cruise days

Not Included:

  • Government fee's and taxes: $355 per person
  • On board Gratuities
  • Optional Excursions in ports both private and group
  • Trip cancellation/Trip interruption coverage 

Optional Pricing

* Following rates are per person, based on double occupancy in cabins.  

    • $2,999 Inside Cabin
    • $3,359 Outside Cabin
    • $3,999 Balcony Cabin
    • Ask about our 3rd & 4th passenger rates

Cruise Tour Add on Options

  • Optional Private Shore Excursion Package: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; 

Payment Terms:

    Deposit of $500.00 per person is due at booking
  • Final Payment is due January 9, 2021
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling-max of 50

NOTE: Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes, fees, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional

NOTE: Cruise ports are subject to change before notice by the cruise lines and are beyond the control of the booking agency.