Panama Canal

February 7th-18th, 2019

Join Timi's Tours for a new trip to The Panama Canal!


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​Visit one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, The Panama Canal, with Timi’s Tours!

Sit back and relax in luxury knowing all your arrangements are taken care of!

Itinerary:

FEBRUARY 7TH- Our tour will commence by departing select Central Illinois locations for the airport. We will take a short flight to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, spending the evening near the Cruise Terminal before boarding the beautiful Island Princess the next morning!

FEBRUARY 8TH- Wake up ready to embark! Today we will start our amazing journey to the Panama Canal.

FEBRUARY 9TH- Today is at sea; take the day to soak up some sun on the deck,

take in a show, shop, dine, or watch a Princess Signature “Movies Under The Stars!”
 
FEBRUARY 10TH- Enjoy fun in the Jamaican sun today! We’ll dock alongside Falmouth, Jamaica! Falmouth is the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. It is situated on Jamaica’s north coast, 18 miles east of Montego Bay. It is noted for being one of the Caribbeans best-preserved Georgian towns. Founded by Thomas Reid in 1769, Falmouth flourished as a market centre and port for forty years when Jamaica was the world’s leading sugar producer. It was named after Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom, the birthplace of Sir William Trelawny, the Governor of Jamaica, who was instrumental in its establishment. The town was meticulously planned from the start, with wide streets in a regular grid, Adequate water supply, and public buildings. It even had piped water before New York City. Experience Jamaica with an excursion! Visit the beautiful beaches, take a canopy tour, visit an estate, or see the world famous Dunn’s River Falls!

FEBRUARY 11TH- Today is at sea; take the day to soak up some sun on the deck,

take in a show, shop, dine, or watch a Princess Signature “Movies Under The Stars!”

FEBRUARY 12TH- We dock alongside Cartagena, Colombia, one of the more interesting cities on your Itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous “Old City” is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants. Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire’s influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain’s hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in
search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena’s well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture.

Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region’s grand past.

FEBRUARY 13TH - Cruising through the Panama Canal will be one of the unforgettable experiences of your voyage. Grab your deck chair and marvel in the wonder of this waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, allowing you to experience firsthand one of the engineering marvels of the 20th century. Completed in 1914, the canal marks the culmination of a dream born in 1513, when Balboa became the first European to cross the Isthmus of Panama and sight the Pacific. In 1880 Ferdinand de Lesseps and the French Canal company, builders of the Suez Canal, began construction in Panama, only to be defeated by disease, staggering cost overruns, and massive engineering problems. The French sold their claim and properties to the United States for $40 million, a staggering loss of $247 million on their investment. The United States began construction in 1904, completing the project in 10 years at a cost of $387 million. Building the canal meant solving three problems: engineering, sanitation, and organization. The project, for example, required carving a channel through the Continental Divide and creating the then largest man-made lake ever built, as well as defeating yellow fever and other tropical maladies.

The United States oversaw the operation of the Panama Canal until December 31, 1999, when the Republic of Panama assumed responsibility for the canal’s administration. The Panamanian government controls the canal through the Panama Canal Authority,

an independent government agency created for the purpose of managing the canal.

FEBRUARY 14TH- Enjoy a full day in beautiful Limon, Costa Rica! Costa Rica’s Limon Province boasts pristine beaches, sprawling banana plantations and dense rainforest. These Caribbean lowlands are still sparsely populated--nearly a third of the province’s population lives around Puerto Limon--and conservation efforts have led to growing eco-tourism. Limon Province offers other charms as well. Afro-Caribbean influences abound, from the lilting speech and reggae rhythms brought by Jamaican settlers to the colorful bungalows lining small fishing villages. Limon is a zesty little slice of heaven.

FEBRUARY 15TH- is at sea so you can enjoy all the wonderful restaurants, shows, and entertainment the Island Princess has to offer!

FEBRUARY 16TH- we will stop for a day in beautiful Grand Cayman. Due to the size of the Island Princess, a tender boat is required for this port.

As such, wheelchair access is limited.

FEBRUARY 17TH- is at sea so you can enjoy all the wonderful restaurants, shows, and entertainment the Island Princess has to offer!

FEBRUARY 18TH- We return to Ft. Lauderdale full of wonderful and warm memories of the Beautiful Panama Canal!

After disembarkation, we will board our motorcoach for the short ride to the airport before flying home.


Included: Daily tips for cruise ship staff, Roundtrip motorcoach transportation to airport, roundtrip airfare, rooming accommodations, all taxes and port charges, meals on the ship including 19 meals plus unlimited snacks and availability to the buffet (excludes soft drinks and alcohol), 24 hour room service Not Included: You are responsible for luggage fees, optional insurance, excursions, specialty restaurants, soft drinks, and alcohol. Due to the unique nature of this trip, Our standard Policy is amended. 


The price of this trip ranges from $4,150-$7,699 based on suite selection and occupancy.

Special terms and conditions apply to this trip.
Please call Timi’s Tours at 1-800-682-8214 for more information and a price quote.

 
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