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CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY CRUISE
Panama Canal, Mexico, Costa Rica & Belize

STARTING AND ENDING IN MIAMI FLORIDA FOR EASY FLIGHT ACCESS

DECEMBER 23, 2021 - JAN. 3, 2022

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Experience one of the world wonders as you cruise through the Panama Canal on Norwegian Pearl and explore the hidden gems of paradise. Stroll the picturesque cobblestone streets of Cartagena and discover the region’s colonial history. In Costa Maya, grab your snorkel and dive into the waters surrounding the incredible Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest reef in the world and home to vibrant marine life. Or explore the mysterious Chacchoben ancient Mayan ruins.  Visit the stunning rainforests and wildlife or the scenic canals of Costa Rica and enjoy another fabulous snorkel or scuba in the clear waters of Belize, featuring diving in the world famous Blue Hole, or enjoy parasailing, more wildlife sightseeing boat adventures or get a rush on a zip line extending over pristine sapphire waters.

Enjoy nightly group dinners including a Christmas dinner as well as a spectacular New Year’s Eve Celebration Under The Stars.

See the Panama Canal, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.

NCL was voted the Best Cruise Line in the Panama Canal & Central America - Cruise Critic Choice Awards 2018

 

CRUISE ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 

DAY 1 Thursday December 23rd, 2021

Miami, Florida

 

DAY 2 Friday december 24th, 2021

 

DAY 3 Saturday December 25th, 2021

DAY 4 Sunday December 26th, 2021

Cartagena, Colombia

The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Ascend the steps of  "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbor. Shop for emeralds and leather goods at incredible prices along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city, explore an ancient fortress and take a horse/carriage ride through the old town to soak in the charm of this beautiful South American city. 

Our optional group shore excursion here includes a 45 minute horse drawn carriage ride followed by free time to shop for emeralds, leather goods and more from numerous vendors at Las Bovedas, which translates to The Vaults.

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DAY 5 Monday December 27th, 2021

Panama Canal and Gatun Lake, Panama

Choose from watching our ship transit the amazing Panama Canal from the top decks of our ship with a cool drink in your hand or book a shore excursion to witness the canal from a different perspective.

Panama Canal by Ferry
The marvel of engineering Panama Canal raises and lowers boats to pass through the canal from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean

When you book a shore excursion on our ship’s day in the the Panama Canal, you’ll really travel like the jetsetters do, as you will first sail through the Caribbean entrance of this maritime marvel on board our ship. Then, once we arrive at Gatun Lake, booked shore excursion guests can disembark for an unforgettable adventure that not only promises beautiful scenery and wonderful photo ops, but an exciting jaunt to Colón, where our excursion guests will resume our cruise back aboard the ship this evening. How’s that for excitement?

SHORE EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE HERE

Experience the full wonder of crossing the Panama Canal by ferry boat on this daylong adventure. Your canal transit will take you through two sets of locks - Pedro Miguel and Miraflores.

Hop aboard the hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad and see the Panama Canal from the comfort of a deluxe 1938 vintage car.

Discover beautiful Gatun Lake and keep your eye out for the plentiful wildlife here.



Colón, Panama

 Sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón and grab a spot on deck so you can take in the view. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic/Caribbean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It’s now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.

If you wish, you may also explore at leisure by foot or by the numerous local taxi tours in Colon this evening.

Our nightly group dinner will be later this evening, to allow everyone to enjoy the time to see Colon Panama, as each desires.

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DAY 6 Tuesday December 28th , 2021

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

 Puerto Limón is known for its multi-cultural community and a festive annual carnival celebration. In recent years the area has become even better known as must-see stop for eco-tourists. The region's unique geography and neo-tropical climate combined with abundant rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse "biospheres" in the world. And you can take advantage of national parks and reserves in all directions from Limón. Pay close attention when you dock as many guests have reported seeing peaceful sloths lumbering in the trees right in port!

  • Enjoy a shore excursion to the rainforest and discover a private reserve that is connected to the 2nd largest national park in Costa Rica, Braulio Carrillo National Park. Or enjoy an aerial tram ride over the park or a guided walk through the rainforest to see monkeys at play.
  • Or enjoy a scenic boat ride through the Tortuguero canals or a thrilling zipline ride.

Our optional group excursion today featuresa combo tour exploring highlights of Costa Rica's Caribbean side.  Taste farm-fresh tropical fruit and learn about the region's sweetest export and see a banana plantation. You'll also get an up-close look at Costa Rican wildlife like birds, monkeys, and frogs on a rainforest boat safari tour down the biodiverse Tortuguero Canals. Then we continue our group excursion with a Swim and Sun break at a local beach before taking a tour of the bustling port city of Limon before getting back on our ship.  

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DAY 7 wednesday december 29th, 2021

At Sea

Relax on the sun deck, in the pools, jacuzzis and soak in the sunshine over the Caribbean Sea.  We will also have a group social this afternoon.  Tonight enjoy our nightly group dinners and then the ship’s lavish stage show and then if you wish, visit the casino or nightclub.


DAY 8 thursday december 30th 2021

Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras

 Beautiful and unspoiled, Roatán is a peaceful, eco-tourist's dream, just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Teeming with marine life and home to some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean, the pristine Honduran Reef is a diver's and snokeler’s paradise. Numerous scuba excursions are available here.
 Roatan is also home to fabulous white sand beaches, for a fabulous day to just chill in the ocean and on the sand. 

  • Enjoy a day on the beach at your leisure
    • or join us for our optional group excursion featuring a catamaran sailing adventure on which you can relax with the ocean breezes (and enjoy a stop at a fabulous snorkel locale).

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DAY 9 - friday december 31st 2021 – ENJOY BOTH A FUN DAY IN PORT AND THEN A SPECTACULAR NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION BACK ON BOARD THE SHIP TONIGHT!

Harvest Caye, Belize

 Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, coral reefs and so on, you will find solace and adventure in Harvest Caye's stunning landscape. Scuba Divers will love the opportunity to dive the famous Blue Hole of Belize.  Snorkelers will love opportunities here to snorkel the azure waters of Belize's Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living barrier reef. This is a shallow water entry, well suited for beginners and intermediate snorkelers.

Those looking to stay dry may

Enjoy our optional group excursion to relax aboard a serene wildlife boat ride on the Monkey River in search of indigenous wildlife in the rainforest, followed by a nature walk. The excursion is only a half day morning tour returning to the ship to enjoy lunch and a free afternoon on the sun deck

OR

Join us this afternoon for a thrilling Parasail adventure hundreds of feet above the waters of Belize in tandem while being towed with a brand new parasail boat on this adrenaline pumping experience.

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The famous Blue Hole – a paradise for scuba divers in Belize

 

TONIGHT ENJOY A FABULOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ONBOARD THE SHIP WITH LIVE BANDS BOTH ON THE SUN DECK TO CELEBRATE UNDER THE STARS AND THE LOUNGES PLUS FREE CHAMPAGNE ACROSS THE SHIP, TO TOAST THE MIDNIGHT HOUR!!

 

DAY 10 SATURDAY JANUARY 1ST, 2022
Port of Call
Costa Maya, Mexico

Enjoy the first day of 2022 in Costa Maya Mexico.   This coastal paradise in the Yucatan features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. Travel to see ancient Mayan ruins in this region rich with archaeological sites. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

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Join us on an optional group excursion to visit the amazing ruins of Chacchoben & then relax on a pristine beach before returning to our ship.

DAY 11 – Sunday january 2nd, 2022

At Sea

Relax on the sun deck, in the pools, jacuzzis and soak in the sunshine over the Caribbean Sea.  We will also have a group social this afternoon.  Tonight enjoy our nightly group dinners and then the ship’s lavish stage show and then if you wish, visit the casino or nightclub

DAY 12 – monday january 3rd, 2022

Miami, Florida

About our ship – the Norwegian pearl is a mid-sized ship holding 2394 passengers, meaning you won’t be waiting in the long lines that are annoying on the huge mega-ships.

The pearl has 16 bars and lounges including a Martini Bar, a Mojito Bar, a Sake Bar, a Beer and Whiskey Bar, a Champagne and Wine Bar, an Irish Pub, a Poolside Bar, a Casino Bar, an Atrium Bar, a Night Club Bar and more.

With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Try a new vintage to pair with another amazing ocean sunset. Let our talented bartenders shake things up with one of their signature cocktails or choose to kick back with good beer and great conversations. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.

From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.

Our ship has a fitness center, spa for massages, a basketball court, volleyball court and tennis court.  Our ship has multiple hot tubs, a jogging track, and of course a large pool, all located on the expansive sun deck, with comfortable sun loungers for relaxation under the Caribbean sun.

Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa.  Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage—just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. “Me time” has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.

Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible.  Shop for a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items.  Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.

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Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chefs Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

There is also a steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, Brazilian restaurant, sushi and more.

We will have group dining in one of the main dining rooms each night, plus those who select the specialty dining perk (see perk choices below) will together enjoy 4 evenings’ dinners in these eclectic specialty dining venues.

 All passengers get$100 per cabin bonus perk plus additional perks based on their cabin category:

Inside cabins:  Choose 2 from the following four perks:

            Unlimited free alcoholic drinks under $15 per drink for a discounted drinks package price of $218 per person

            4 dinners in the specialty dining restaurants for a discounted price of $23 per person total for the four visits (less than $6 per visit).

            250 free WIFI minutes

            An additional $100 per cabin of onboard credit

Ocean View and balcony cabins choose either perk package A or B

Perks Package A

Unlimited free alcoholic drinks under $15 per drinks for a discounted drinks package price of $218 per person

and
            4 visits to the specialty dining restaurants for a discounted price of $23 per person total for the two visits.
and

250 free WIFI MINUTES

Perks Package B

250 free WIFI minutes

and
            An additional $100 per cabin of onboard credit
and

10 free photos from the photo store on the ship.

 
CRUISE COST:

INSIDE CABIN IN CATEGORY IB WITH A ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR TRAVELING WITH A FRIEND OF YOUR OWN CHOOSING): $1999 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $446 PER PERSON

OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH A PICTURE WINDOW IN CATEGORY OB WITH A ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR TRAVELING WITH A FRIEND OF YOUR OWN CHOOSING): $2299 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $446 PER PERSON

OCEANVIEW WITH PRIVATE BALCONY CABIN IN CATEGORY BA WITH A ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED (OR TRAVELING WITH A FRIEND OF YOUR OWN CHOOSING): $3499 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $446 PER PERSON

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENTS: IF YOU DO NOT WISH A ROOMMATE ASSIGNED TO YOU AND YOU ARE NOT TRAVELLING WITH A FRIEND, BUT YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR OWN CABIN FOR THE CRUISE, PLEASE ADD THE FOLLOWING SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT:

INSIDE CABINS: ADD $1689
OCEANVIEW CABINS WITH PICTURE WINDOW ADD $1949

BALCONY CABINS AT $2899

A DEPOSIT OF $500 IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OR RESERVATION

THE BALANCE PAYMENT IS DUE JULY 1st, 2021

CANCEL POLICY

If you have traveled with us on at least one of our singles trips before and you are booked in single occupancy or with your own friend who has also traveled with us before, you can cancel for a full refund of your $500 trip deposit if canceled by May 30th, 2021

If you have traveled with us on at least one of our singles trips before and you are booked with an assigned roommate, you can cancel for a full refund of your $500 deposit if canceling by April, 15th, 2021

If you have not traveled with us on at least one of our singles trips before and you are booked in single occupancy or with your own friend, you can cancel and receive a future trip credit in the full amount of the $500 deposit you paid, if you cancel by May30th, 2021.  The future trip credit is valid toward any of our singles group trips departing within two years from the date of the trip you were booked on.

If you have not traveled with us on at least one of our singles trips before and you are booked with an assigned roommate, you can cancel and receive a future trip credit in the full amount of the $500 deposit you paid, if you cancel by April 15th, 2021.  The future trip credit is valid toward any of our singles group trips departing within for two years from the date of the trip you were booked on.

 

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