Cruise the Panama Canal

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NOV. 19-30, 2014 From $3,135
Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan Island, Puerto Limón
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Cruise the Panama Canal

NOV. 19-30, 2014
Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan Island, Puerto Limón
Aboard Crystal Serenity

Set sail on the six-star Crystal Serenity in Miami and cruise to Cozumel, Mexico’s island paradise, and Costa Maya, famous for its ancient Mayan ruins. Discover the culture and history of Belize City, the tropical landscapes of Roatan Island and the fascinating architecture of Costa Rica’s Puerto Limón. Celebrate the centennial of the Panama Canal as you traverse this famous man-made marvel, a masterpiece of 51 miles of locks that allow ships to effortlessly pass between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Conclude your adventure in Caldera, Costa Rica. During your journey, experience firsthand why Crystal Serenity is world-renowned for excellence.

Cost: From $3,135
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Mild Activity
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (3.4 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal...and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished."
    Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
  • Panama was made so small so that it could be carried in the heart."
    Ricardo Miró, Panamanian Statesman and Poet

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DAY 1 | Nov. 19. Depart Gateway City / Arrive Miami / Transfer and embark Crystal Serenity

DAY 2 | Nov. 20. Key West, Florida
Once the winter home of Ernest Hemingway and President Truman, Key West is now a stylish retreat for writers and artists. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the Caribbean, yet it is the southernmost town of the continental United States. Take a stroll along Duval Street, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, or explore the city’s interesting art galleries and boutiques.

DAY 3 | Nov. 21. Cruise the Caribbean Sea

DAY 4 | Nov. 22. Cozumel, Mexico
Located just 11 miles off the eastern coast of Mexico, Cozumel is the country’s largest island and the veritable capital of Caribbean water sports. Relax and bask in the sun on pristine, palm-lined beaches, or snorkel amid intricate coral formations at nearby Palancar Reef. Explore San Miguel, a bustling town that boasts inviting shops and tempting restaurants. Off the island of Cozumel is Playa del Carmen, your gateway to the Mayan mysteries of the intriguing Yucatán.

DAY 5 | Nov. 23. Costa Maya, Mexico
Costa Maya is a haven of adventure, archaeology and sun-drenched beaches. Designed to resemble an ancient Mayan city, Costa Maya features three grand pavilions, where you can see folkloric shows, observe local artisans creating their works of art and witness eye-opening cultural and culinary events. Within easy reach of the port are ancient cities boasting impressive temples and fascinating archaeological sites.

DAY 6 | Nov. 24. Belize City, Belize
Belize City unexpectedly offers some striking examples of Victorian architecture. Explore Victorian mansions that have been restored and converted into inns, museums, galleries and restaurants, and see how they mingle with British colonial gems as well as the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America, St. John’s Cathedral, to create an unmatched cityscape. Belize is also a stunning natural landscape thanks to the local efforts to protect Central American wildlife.

DAY 7 | Nov. 25. Roatan Island, Honduras
On verdant Roatan Island, the expansive blue skies meet transparent turquoise waters, and white-sand beaches are edged by lush growths of palms. Engage in exhilarating water sports or tour the pristine coral reef in a glass-bottom boat, go into town to shop for island crafts or explore the gorgeous butterfly and floral gardens.

DAY 8 | Nov. 26. Cruise the Caribbean Sea

DAY 9 | Nov. 27. Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
Located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Limón has been an important hub of Costa Rica since the port was established in 1871. The construction of a railway to San José a few years later turned what was once a migrant fisherman’s village into an important center of commerce. The city was the birthplace of the now international United Fruit Company, and coffee, citrus, bananas and other agricultural products have long been the mainstay of the local economy.

DAY 10 | Nov. 28. Transit the Panama Canal

DAY 11 | Nov. 29. Cruise the Pacific Ocean

DAY 12 | Nov. 30. Caldera / Disembark ship / Transfer to airport and return to Gateway City

Accommodations
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Crystal All Inclusive
Here are just some of the services and amenities that are complimentary during your Crystal cruise:

  • All gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff.
  • Fine wines and premium spirits in all restaurants and open bar service throughout the ship.
  • Choice of Classic Main or Late seatings, or Open Dining by Reservation.
  • 24-hour room service.
  • One complimentary reservation at each specialty restaurant.
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including bottled water, soft drinks and fresh juices.
  • Afternoon Tea.
  • Specialty coffees, pastries and charcuterie.
  • Ice cream and frozen yogurt.
  • Onboard entertainment, classes and lecture series.

 

Pricing

Pricing: $3,135-$9,360
AHI Travel

Special Program Available

  • Optional Two-Night Extension in San José, Costa Rica for Air / Sea Program Passengers only.
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (3.4 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal...and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished."
    Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
  • Panama was made so small so that it could be carried in the heart."
    Ricardo Miró, Panamanian Statesman and Poet

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please download brochure for this tour here.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (3.4 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal...and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished."
    Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President
  • Panama was made so small so that it could be carried in the heart."
    Ricardo Miró, Panamanian Statesman and Poet