PANAMA CANAL CRUISE & SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA | 4 ★
San Diego to Fort Lauderdale
Begin your remarkable journey in San Diego at The Dana on Mission Beach Resort overlooking a private marina less then one mile from Mission Beach with restaurants, a boardwalk, sightseeing, and within easy access to San Diego’s best attractions. Enjoy on-site amenities including free WiFi, a fitness centre and two heated outdoor pools with a spa. Explore the local culture with your tour host with two cultural excursions included. Then embark on a luxurious 16-night Panama Canal cruise, considered a bucket list experience. Travel in awe through one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Seven Cruise Wonders of the World. See fascinating places along the way, stretch out on a Caribbean beach, admire the pristine rainforests, stroll the cobbled streets of colonial towns, and journey through the fabled Panama Canal onboard MS Rotterdam sailing from San Diego, and calling upon Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Curacao, Bahamas, and Fort Lauderdale.
INCLUDES BREAKFAST DAILY & ALL MEALS ONBOARD THE CRUISE
San Diego | Puerto Vallarta | Huatulco | Puerto Quetzal | Corinto | Puerto Caldera | Panama Canal | Williamstad | Half Moon Cay | Fort Lauderdale
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass†
• Airport transfers in country
• San Diego: seven nights at The Dana on Mission Bay, in a deluxe bay view room with breakfast
• Two excursions, including: USS Military Midway Museum and San Diego Zoo
• Complimentary resort fee including free WiFi, fitness centre, two heated outdoor pools and spa, daily housekeeping
• Holland America Cruise: 16-night Panama Canal sailing onboard MS Rotterdam with meals
• All transfers and gratuities^^
• Merit Travel tour host^
The Dana on Mission Bay is less than one mile from Mission Beach with restaurants, bars, nightlife, shopping, boardwalk, and sight-seeing, six miles from the San Diego International Airport and Little Italy (Craft Beers and Innovative Cuisine), four miles from the University of San Diego and Old Town, seven miles from Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter District (restaurants, bars, nightlife, shopping), and the closest Hotel to SeaWorld with a complimentary shuttle offered. Enjoy on site amenities including two heated outdoor pools with spa, a restaurant, daily housekeeping, free WiFi, 24-hour access to fitness centre, two bottles of water replenished daily, on-site laundry facility and a market. There is a private marina with watersports and bicycle rentals available for you to explore the local area.
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Feb. 1, 2020 | TORONTO – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Board Air Canada flight 1887 departs Toronto 8:10 a.m. arrives San Diego 10:43 a.m. Upon arrival, meet your local representative and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Accommodation: The Dana on Mission Bay (seven nights)
Day 2 Feb. 2, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B)
Enjoy your days at leisure in San Diego. Your Merit Travel tour host is available for suggestions on optional excursions.
Day 3 Feb. 3, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B)
Included USS Midway Museum excursion:
Breakfast at hotel. Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its four-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
Day 4 Feb. 4, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B)
Day at leisure.
Day 5 Feb. 5, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B)
Included San Diego Zoo excursion:
Breakfast at hotel. The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna.
Day 6 Feb. 6, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B)
Day at leisure.
Day 7 Feb. 7, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B)
Day at leisure.
Day 8 Feb. 8, 2020 | SAN DIEGO (B, D)
Check out of the hotel. Transfer to the pier to board your cruise. Cruise departs at 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy dinner onboard the cruise.
Days 9 - 10 Feb. 9 to 10, 2020 | AT SEA (B, L, D)
Day 11 Feb. 11, 2020 | PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO (B, L, D)
Arrives 7:00 a.m. Departs 4:00 p.m.
Day 12 Feb. 12, 2020 | AT SEA (B, L, D)
Day 13 Feb. 13, 2020 | HUATULCO, MEXICO (B, L, D)
Arrives 8:00 a.m. Departs 2:00 p.m.
Day 14 Feb. 14, 2020 | PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA
Arrives 9:00 a.m. Departs 7:00 p.m.
Day 15 Feb. 15, 2020 | CORINTO, NICARAGUA (B, L, D)
Arrives 8:00 a.m. Departs 3:00 p.m.
Day 16 Feb. 16, 2020 | PUERTO CALDERA (PUNTARENAS), COSTA RICA (B, L, D)
Arrives 8:00 a.m. Departs 6:00 p.m.
Day 17 Feb. 17, 2020 | AT SEA (B, L, D)
Day 18 Feb. 18, 2020 | ENTER PANAMA CANAL, BALBOA
Arrives 5:00 a.m.
Cruising through the Panama Canal. Exit Panama Canal Cristobal at 7:00 p.m.
Day 19 Feb. 19, 2020 | AT SEA (B, L, D)
Day 20 Feb. 20, 2020 | WILLIAMSTAD, CURACAO (B, L, D)
Arrives 8:00 a.m. Departs 11:00 p.m.
Days 21 -22 Feb. 21 to 22, 2020 | AT SEA (B, L, D)
Day 23 Feb. 23, 2020 | HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS (B, L, D)
Arrives 8:00 a.m. departs 4:00 p.m.
Day 24 Feb. 24, 2020 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - TORONTO (B)
Ship arrives at 7:00 a.m.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Air Canada flight 1627 departs Fort Lauderdale 2:55 p.m. arrives Toronto 6:04 p.m.
CDN$ pp. dbl. occ. Based on an interior stateroom Cat. L or similar. Single Supplement: $3,300. Taxes included. Professional fee of $65 plus HST per booking is not included. Upgrade to an ocean view stateroom Cat. FF or similar: $210. Upgrade to large ocean view stateroom Cat. DA or similar: $420. Upgrade to a balcony stateroom Cat. BB or similar: $2,350. *Airfare available from most Canadian airports please enquire. †Plaza Premium airport lounge pass offered from Toronto & Vancouver airports only. ^^Gratuities are all included and prepaid onboard cruise. ^Minimum 15 participants required for a Merit Travel tour host.
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