Cruise Panama Canal in 2020

Visit 9 Ports of Call ~ 6 Countries ~ 16 Days
Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Mexico and USA East to West Coast

$1699 per person

Includes all tips!

CRUISE THE PANAMA CANAL IN 2020! The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and has been operating since 1914. Only recently was a third, bigger lock completed and opened to allow larger ships with more cargo to pass through. Ships enter one lock and are then lifted up by rising water to move out onto a higher lock full of water. That higher lock is then drained of its water lowering the ship down onto another lock at sea level. From this lowest lock the ship is released back out onto another ocean. Each ship is literally lifted up out of one ocean and lowered down into the other by raising water up and down. History of the Panama Canal is captivating to engineers. In fact, the majority of passengers on each ship going through the Canal are engineers as reported by cruise industry magazines. Engineers are intrigued knowing in 1914 at least 1000 vessels passed through the Canal; in 2008 there were 15,000 and in 2012 more than 815,000 vessels passed through. It takes 12 hours for each ship to move through the Panama Canal. All ships are squeezed into narrow dirt alleys so as not to tip up or down or roll over onto their sides. Passengers often reach out from their ships trying to touch the canal's dirt walls when passing through. It is that tight a fit. Today there's a new problem facing Panama which oversees its own locks. Panama may start losing business as Earth continues to warm up and ice melts in the Arctic Ocean making the Northwest Passage more attractive for commercial shipping. As Panama keeps raising tolls to use its Canal, so do mega shipping conglomerates continue looking for cheaper, faster ways to go from one ocean to the other. A Northwest Passage route would cut off 5800 miles between Asia and Europe making the Panama Cana less useful. In Guatemala be prepared to drink the best coffee in the world. Why not bring some home? You can. In Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico enjoy the best time of year when summer will still be in full swing, but not so hot. As for Costa Rica many cruisers spend time on shore looking for real estate because they'd like to find a winter home in this colorful country. You can do this too after taking amazing tours in the local rain forests. Hear Howler monkeys and photograph exotic birds. Costa Rica is called South America's Switzerland because of its gorgeous, steep, green mountains. Pre and post cruise rates for air and hotels will be announced later in 2019. Every day on the cruise enjoy water aerobics taught by certified instructors who travel with you. Daily water aerobics are complemented with more exercises like yoga, deck walking and Tai chi. Return home looking like a million without spending it. Deposit is $450 per person or $900 per stateroom. You may cancel any time up to July 7, 2020 with no penalty. This cruise has not been available for quite some time, making it all that much more in demand today. Best prices, stateroom locations and benefits fill up fast. Call today!

16 Days / 15 Nights on Celebrity's Summit

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To learn about excursions call 800-955-9942. However, they're not yet available because cruise departs 2020.

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DEPART

Thursday • 10/29/2020 Fort Lauderdale Florida   4:00 PM
Friday • 10/30/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Saturday • 10/31/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Sunday • 11/1/2020 Cartagena, Colombia 8:00 AM 3:30 PM
Monday • 11/2/2020 Colon, Panama 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Tuesday • 11/3/2020 Panama Canal (Cruising)    
Wednesday • 11/4/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Thursday • 11/5/2020 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Friday • 11/6/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Saturday • 11/7/2020 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 6:30 AM 7:00 PM
Sunday • 11/8/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Monday • 11/9/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Tuesday • 11/10/2020 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
Wednesday • 11/11/2020 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (tendered) 7:00 AM 2:30 PM
Thursday • 11/12/2020 Fun&FitnessDay at Sea    
Friday • 11/13/2020 San Diego California 6:30 AM  


Celebrity Summit
Oct. 29 to Nov. 13, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego
via Panama Canal

800-955-9942

"Lay Away to Cruise Away"
Periodic payments welcome and fully refundable.

Celebrity Summit is a Millennium class cruise ship with capacity for 2450 guests and 1000 crew. It was totally refurbished in 2016. It has 20 different elegant and casual dining venues, a dozen bars and social clubs, a cinema and conference center, a card room, two outdoor pools and one indoor heated Solarium pool, plus an award winning Fortunes Casino, Fun Factory, shopping Emporium and Celebrity Theater with live nightly performances. In addition to the ship's amenities your cruise fare includes daily water exercises and even more exercises like deck walking, yoga, Tai chi, stretch and Zumba. Your cruise through the Panama Canal can be as busy or calm as you choose. Experts will be on board to present seminars about the world famous Panama Canal. Noodles and music are provided for all the water aerobics and exercise classes.

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Cabins have 1 or 2 beds. You chose ~
Stateroom rates include all tips paid ~
Tips valued at $174 per guest ~
Cruise Prices start at:
Staterooms offer have 1 or 2 beds. See images above. Category All tips included in Stateroom prices.
Inside DOUBLE $1699
Outside DOUBLE $2199
Balcony DOUBLE $4199
Inside SINGLE $3068
Outside SINGLE $4258
Balcony SINGLE $8298

Prices are based on either double or single occupancy and include all tips paid. Taxes, fees and port charges are another $330 per person. They're higher than usual because of tolls charged at the Canal. Travel insurance is required. It starts at $129 per person. Prices subject to availability. Air fares and pre-cruise hotel rates will be announced later in 2019. You may cancel this cruise any time up to July 7, 2020 and receive your full refund.

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Club members' reviews:

"Totally enjoyed every part of the cruise. Would not have changed a thing! Thank you for all you do to make it run so smoothly. Please keep me informed about all of your upcoming cruises." Dorothy Lynch, Columbus Falls, MT.

"I had a great time. Thanks for all the incredible organization." Sue Gaddone, Winter Springs, FL.

"We had a ball. Our first Fun & Fitness - but hopefully not our last. It was marvelous." Alma Thompson, Midland, TX.

"Wonderful trip, so many great people. The weather was perfect, great cruise. Thank you for all your excellent planning. It made the trip truly pleasant." Sharon Cosby, New Braunfels,TX.

"I do believe my overall walking ability has improved since going on your cruise to have fun and exercise. Your name lives up to its claim." Judy Hilmayer, Ontario, Canada

"Thank you for the very quick refund when my husband and I had to cancel. We do like the way you do business." Diane Peterson, Bonita Springs, FL.

"Just want to thank you again for your excellent planning skills. The trip was wonderful. We cannot wait now for our next cruise. You make it all so easy." Nancy Ricks, Tacoma Park, MD

 
This page last updated: February 5, 2019