Inaugural Panama Canal - Miami To Los Angeles
16th October 2023 FOR 16 NIGHTS | Vista
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WHY WE RECOMMEND Central America CRUISES
Situated between North and South America, Central America is a small but captivating stretch of land home to a number of distinctive, culturally-rich and naturally beautiful nations to uncover on a luxury cruise getaway with some of the world's finest SixStarCruises™
The seven countries which make up the gorgeous tropical region of Central America possess unique cultures and landscapes, all set within a region which is just three-quarters the size of the state of Texas. As such, there is a seemingly endless supply of both cultural and natural attractions to be discovered within each corner of this remarkable region.
The cloud forests of Honduras, the incredible colonial township of Panama City, the Caribbean shorelines of Nicaragua – Central America embodies the spectacular possibilities of cruising in a single enchanting region filled with sprawling national parks, intriguing cities, and ancient Mayan ruins.
The indigenous cultures of this tropical paradise are incredibly fascinating, too, much like the geography of the landscape, which is dotted with jungle canopies, sky-scraping volcanoes and beaches that stretch for miles. The region's sandy shores are particularly popular with travellers hoping to lie back and relax in the abundant sunshine, while the shimmering waters offshore offer an amazing place to enjoy a scuba diving or snorkelling adventure.
Choose from a collection of the best cruises to Central America, calling at some of the region’s most sought-after destinations, where spectacular scenery dominates the landscape and ancient Mayan culture comes to life at fascinating archaeological sites.
There are many wonderful itineraries which include Central American ports available to book right now, so take a look at what's on offer and start looking forward to your next great luxury adventure at sea.
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Miami, Florida06:00 - 18:00
Miami is one of the world’s most popular holiday spots. It has so much to offer; from its countless beach areas, to culture and museums, from spa and shopping days out, to endless cuban restaurants and cafes. Miami is a multicultural city that has something to offer to everyone.
16 Oct 2023
Cruising The Straits Of Florida
17 Oct 2023
Georgetown, Grand Cayman09:00 - 17:00
Begin exploring the capital by strolling along the waterfront Harbour Drive to Elmslie Memorial United Church, named after the first Presbyterian missionary to serve in Cayman. Its vaulted ceiling, wooden arches, and sedate nave reflect the religious nature of island residents. In front of the court building, in the center of town, names of influential Caymanians are inscribed on the Wall of History, which commemorates the islands' quincentennial in 2003. Across the street is the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Building, next door to the 1919 Peace Memorial Building. In the middle of the financial district is the General Post Office, built in 1939. Let the kids pet the big blue iguana statues.
18 Oct 2023
Caribbean Sea Cruising
19 Oct 2023
Cartagena07:00 - 14:00
Cartagena's magnificent city walls and fortresses, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enclose a well-restored historic center (the Cuidad Amurallada, or walled city) with plazas, churches, museums, and shops that have made it a lively coastal vacation spot for South Americans and others. New hotels and restaurants make the walled city a desirable place to stay, and the formerly down-at-the-heels Getsemaní neighborhood attracts those seeking a bohemian buzz. The historic center is a small section of Cartagena; many hotels are in the Bocagrande district, an elongated peninsula where high-rise hotels overlook a long, gray-sand beach.When it was founded in 1533 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena was the only port on the South American mainland. Gold and silver looted from indigenous peoples passed through here en route to Spain and attracted pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who in 1586 torched 200 buildings. Cartagena's walls protected the city's riches as well as the New World's most important African slave market.
20 Oct 2023
Panama Canal Transit, Panama 06:30 - 18:00
The Panama Canal is approximately 50 miles long and joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The waterway was cut through one of the narrowest portions of land joining North and South America and took over 400 years to complete. The canal was started by the French and finished by the United States. During the course of this construction over 30,000 people lost their lives. The first ship to transit the Panama Canal was in 1914 and today about fourteen thousand vessels do so each year.
21 Oct 2023
Pacific Ocean Cruising
22 Oct 2023
Puntarenas07:00 - 17:00
This town is not on the Nicoya Peninsula, but rather on Costa Rica's mainland. It is best known as a cruise-ship port and launching pad for ferries heading southeast to the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula and for cruises sailing out on the Gulf of Nicoya. Puntarenas is also a major fishing port with a lively fish market. The town’s reputation suffers from the unimpressive parts you see from your car as you roll through town on the way to the ferry dock. But the town has a lot of character off the main drag, thanks to its illustrious past as an affluent port town and principal vacation spot for San José's wealthy, who arrived by train in the last century. Once the port was moved and roads opened to other beaches, Puntarenas's economy crashed, but it's making a comeback. Sitting on a narrow spit of sand—punta de arenas literally means "point of sand"—that protrudes into the Gulf of Nicoya, the town boasts a beautifully groomed, wide Blue Flag beach with views of the Nicoya Peninsula and spectacular sunsets, along with a public swimming pool, the San Lucas Beach Club, and a marine-life museum. Ticos arrive by bus and car to enjoy the beach and stroll the Paseo de los Turistas, a beachfront promenade lined with tree-shaded concrete benches and seafood restaurants. Crowds of locals, called porteños, cruise by on bicycles, the town’s most popular form of transport.
23 Oct 2023
Corinto10:00 - 19:00
Nicaragua’s largest port, Corinto sits on an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Nicaragua is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the area offers long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters. Visit the nearby city of León to see the wonderful cathedral, monuments and colonial buildings as well as the ruins of León Viejo, one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Americas.
24 Oct 2023
Puerto Quetzal10:00 - 20:00
Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country's colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes. Travel to famed Lake Atitlan and step back in time as you encounter the indigenous people in all of their finery still living along the lakeshore. Or better yet, fly to Flores and experience the magnificent and enigmatic Mayan temples and palaces of the Tikal complex, surrounded by jungle.
25 Oct 2023
Pacific Ocean Cruising
26 Oct 2023
Acapulco07:00 - 17:00
Acapulco is a major seaport on the scenic Pacific coast of Mexico, located on a deep semi-circular bay with sandy beaches and blue waters. It was a popular destination for many movie stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor.
27 Oct 2023
Pacific Ocean Cruising
28 Oct 2023
Cabo San Lucas08:00 - 17:00
Revel in a scenic tour of this exotic desert landscape and enjoy fabulous views of the rugged coastline and an incredible cactus garden. Snorkel in a quiet cove or go in search of migrating gray whales. Or visit the neighboring port of San Jose del Cabo for a taste of old Mexico.
29 Oct 2023
Pacific Ocean Cruising
30 Oct 2023
Ensenada10:00 - 19:00
Located on the west coast of Baja California, Ensenada is a sportsman’s paradise with popular pursuits including surfing, sport fishing, sea kayaking, horseback riding and mountain biking. If you prefer more leisurely activities, take a scenic coastal drive to the Punta Banda Peninsula to see La Bufadora. This marine geyser that shoots from the sea toward the clifftops is one of the largest blowholes in North America. Back in town, pop into famous Hussong’s Cantina and sip a margarita in the bar where the cocktail was reputedly invented.
31 Oct 2023
Los Angeles, California07:00 - 19:00
Home of the famous Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame, Los Angeles is the place to visit for anyone interested in film and television and hoping to get a glimpse at some famous actors and artists. Stroll down the Walk and enjoy the glamorous atmosphere and famous surroundings, or take a break on the Santa Monica pier and watch the sun set on the sea.
01 Nov 2023
(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).
A marvel in the making, Vista will deliver The Finest Cuisine at Sea®, exceptionally personalized service with two staff members for every three guests, a warm and welcoming ambiance as a result of the ship’s captivating residential furnishings, and introduce several unique firsts for the brand in the realms of dining and guest experiences. Vista's best-in-class culinary experiences, luxurious signature public spaces, and spacious, residentially inspired suites and staterooms will be revealed starting in May 2021, with her inaugural voyages opening for sale in September 2021.
Alternative sailing dates
Flexible with departure dates? Alternative sailing dates for this itinerary are available in the list below