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Panama Canal With The Queen

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Trip Length: 20 Days/ 19 Nights

Prices from: $3,995 pp/do*

Single Price: $6,595 pp

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Notes: Port Fees are $394 pp, not included in the fares.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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While many ships offer voyages through the Panama Canal, there is only a rare chance this January to transit this wonder of the world aboard the QUEEN VICTORIA. Heir to the grand tradition established by the original Queen Mary, the original Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Elizabeth 2, this great Cunard liner combines a fabled 175 year heritage of seagoing excellence with all the modern amenities one would enjoy in a modern Five-star resort. Nicer still, by combining this extraordinary voyage through the Panama Canal and adding in comfortable train travel to & from the ship from your hometown, we have crafted a holiday that is both convenient, stylish and allows you to see a good deal of this great country both coming and going. Depending on where you live, you can enjoy travel on such famous trains as the Lake Shore Limited, the Empire Builder and the Coast Starlight even stopping to visit family or friends if you wish. In any event, we take care of all of the train arrangements for you; reserving the space that you desire, arranging the best routing, all of it.  Best of all, after your stay in San Francisco, you may choose to travel home aboard the legendary California Zephyr over the storied ‘Mainline through the Rockies’ of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, a visual treat of epic proportions with Glenwood Canyon, the Continental Divide and the Front Range of the Rockies. No other Panama voyage offers you the Colorado Rockies, only this once a year chance to sail through the Canal aboard a great Cunard liner.

Despite beautiful sights on this voyage like charming Dutch Aruba, historic Cartagena and the stunning jungle crossing of the Panama Canal, not all of the grandeur and beauty is outside. Inside Queen Victoria, regal public rooms that evoke the golden age of Ocean travel await, from the two-storey Library, the grand Royal Court Theatre, the Golden Lion Pub and nicest of all, the grand Queen’s Room with chandeliers for traditional afternoon tea daily and big band dancing every night. With a wide choice of dining options, from casual to opulent, a complete spa and health club and more amenities than a small city, simply put – there is no finer way to see the Panama Canal.

Highlights

  • Round-trip Amtrak travel from your hometown to the beginning of the voyage in Fort Lauderdale and home from San Francisco afterwards with the option of the stunning daylight passage through the Colorado Rockies aboard the famed California Zephyr, or though the Raton Pass aboard the Southwest Chief train, following the original Santa Fe Trail. For those with less time, we also offer low air travel ‘Add-on’ rates from over 200 cities starting at only $295.pp.
  • Overnight hotel stay before the voyage in Fort Lauderdale at the superbly located Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina-17th St with breakfast and transfer to the ship on sailing day.
  • Complete Panama Canal voyage from Fort Lauderdale (19 nights) to San Francisco aboard the QUEEN VICTORIA in cabin category chosen. Our arrival in San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge is the ideal Ocean liner arrival in ‘Everybody’s Favorite City’ San Francisco.
  • Our ‘Golden State Explorer‘ program that includes a complete San Francisco sightseeing tour, lunch in the fabled Garden Court of the Palace Hotel, a visit to picturesque Sausalito and a two-night stay in historic Old Sacramento with a visit to the spectacular California State Railroad Museum with farewell dinner on the storied ‘Delta King’.
  • A professional tour manager, the acclaimed Conrad Tausend from start to finish to assure your holiday runs smoothly. We have also included special cocktail parties and events aboard ship and ashore.
  • Transfers between the ship and hotels.

 

 

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Thursday - January 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Thursday – January 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Guests arrive and check in to the Hilton Fort Lauderdale

Friday - January 22 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Friday – January 22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Embark Queen Victoria, 5:00 PM

January 23 - 24 - At Sea

January 23 – 24 – At Sea

Monday - January 25 - Oransjestad, Aruba

Monday – January 25 – Oransjestad, Aruba

Aruba is the Caribbean, but with a charming rugged edge. Brightly coloured houses, vibrant street life and a distinct buzz in the air, are all part of the experience when you visit the Schooner Market and watch merchants sell exotic fruit and fresh fish direct from tiny boats.

Tuesday - January 26 - At Sea

Tuesday – January 26 – At Sea

Wednesday - January 27 - Cartegena, Columbia

Wednesday – January 27 – Cartegena, Columbia

Charming, narrow streets host quaint colonial buildings, while the magnificent cathedral and palace dominate the city. The walled old town brimming with colonial history, brightly painted facades, charming balconies and delightful plazas awash with flowers.

Thursday - January 28 - Transit the Panama Canal

Thursday – January 28 – Transit the Panama Canal

The ship will be guided through the canal, just inches from the canal’s sides in places on a journey that takes approximately 10 hours and provides a most memorable experience.

January 29 - February 4 - At Sea

January 29 – February 4 – At Sea

Friday - February 5 - Los Angeles, California

Friday – February 5 – Los Angeles, California

Welcome to the gateway to fame and fortune, with its endless beaches and non-stop excitement. There are wonderful restaurants, exceptional museums, fabulous stores, unlimited recreation and sporting attractions.

Saturday - February 6 - San Francisco, California

Saturday – February 6 – San Francisco, California

Overnight Aboard Ship This morning an in-depth sightseeing tour of this lovely city is included followed by lunch in the most beautiful restaurant in America, the storied fabled Garden Court at the Palace Hotel. A final night is enjoyed aboard ship in the heart of downtown.

Sunday - February 7 - San Francisco, California

Sunday – February 7 – San Francisco, California

8:00 AM We disembark Queen Victoria this morning and drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Sausalito before driving east to historic Old Sacramento for our two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Old Sacramento. (B,D)

Monday - February 8 - Sacramento, California

Monday – February 8 – Sacramento, California

All morning free to explore with an afternoon visit to the California State Railroad Museum followed by our farewell dinner aboard the historic Delta King riverboat. (B, D)

Tuesday - February 9 - Journey Home

Tuesday – February 9 – Journey Home

Journey Home by train or air from Sacramento. (B)

Photo Credit: Uncommon Journeys