This Panama Canal cruise leaves Vancouver to visit San Francisco, L.A. and some of Central America’s most fascinating locations. Indulge on relaxing sea days between exciting stops in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Aruba sailing to Florida’s Fort Lauderdale.

June 30, 2019 Package Includes
  • 21 night cruise from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale aboard Queen Elizabeth
  • One way air from Fort Laderdale to Vancouver
  • One way transfer from pier to airport

Enjoy the best of the west and the east coast over 21 incredible nights with ten totally indulgent sea days. Explore the vibrant cultures of Central America before your unforgettable transit of the Panama Canal to the Caribbean and New York via Florida.

July 3, 2019 Package Includes
  • 21 night cruise from San Francisco to New York aboard Queen Elizabeth
  • Round trip airfare
  • Round trip transfers


June 30, 2019 (Vancouver – Fort Lauderdale) Vancouver
Inside $5599
Oceanview waitlist
Balcony $6999
Taxes & Fees $798
Victoria, Kelowna, Comox, Calgary, Edmonton add from $300 more


July 3, 2019 (San Francisco – New York) Vancouver
Inside $5199
Oceanview Obstructed $6699
Balcony waitlist
Taxes & Fees $798
Victoria, Kelowna, Comox, Calgary, Edmonton add from $300 more


Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities. Please note that these sailings are extremely limited and may be on waitlist on most categories.



Itinerary Date Duration
Vancouver, B.C. 30JUN19 Embark
At Sea 01JUL19
At Sea 02JUL19
San Francisco, United States 03JUL19 In Port OR Embark
PIER: Pier Still To Be Advised
Arrive early morning                               Depart early evening
Los Angeles, United States 04JUL19 In Port
Arrive early evening     OVERNIGHT
Los Angeles, United States 05JUL19 In Port
PIER: Pier Still To Be Advised
Depart afternoon
At Sea 06JUL19
At Sea 07JUL19
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 08JUL19 In Port
Arrive early morning     TENDER REQUIRED           Depart early evening
At Sea 09JUL19
At Sea 10JUL19
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 11JUL19 In Port
Arrive morning                                     Depart early evening
At Sea 12JUL19
Puntarenas, Costa Rica 13JUL19 In Port
Arrive morning                                     Depart early evening
At Sea 14JUL19
Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panam 15JUL19 In Port
Arrive morning           TENDER REQUIRED           Depart early evening
Panama Canal, Panama 16JUL19 Cruise By
Arrive early morning     Cruise By                 Depart afternoon
At Sea 17JUL19
Oranjestad, Aruba 18JUL19 In Port
Arrive morning                                     Depart afternoon
At Sea 19JUL19
At Sea 20JUL19
Fort Lauderdale, United States 21JUL19 On Port OR Disembark
At Sea 22JUL19
At Sea 23JUL19
New York, NY, USA 24JUL19 Disembark


  Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver provides stunning scenery to discover in endless outdoor fashion all year-round. Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge are just two of the top highlights. British Columbia’s marine parks offer remote fjords and vast lakes perfect for whale-watching and hiking, or swimming and kayaking from May to September. Vancouver’s Gulf Islands are teaming with wildlife, keep your cameras close and binoculars at the ready for spotting pods of dolphins, seals, eagles, whales, otters and sea lions.

  San Francisco, California

Sitting between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Nevada mountains, laid-back San Francisco is home to an eclectic mix of cultures and the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. Survey the superb vistas over the Bay or traverse the steep rolling hills by tram. Explore ‘The Rock’ of Alcatraz, visit the Museum of Modern Art or head for the celebrated vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

  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, dazzling nightlife, unlimited recreation and sporting attractions, and a rich multiculturalism that adds international allure. Hit Hollywood to spot all-time film favourites immortalised on bronze and marble stars along the Walk of Fame, compare handprints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre then glimpse behind the scenes on an illuminating studio tour.

  Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

While growing as a popular tourist destination, Cabo still retains an uncrowded feel with warm hospitality to match the sunshine. Nestled on the Southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, it is famous for its casual atmosphere, exciting nightlife and stunning beaches and scenery.

  Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

On the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, one of the world’s newest and most exciting eco-tourism and cruise destinations, the Central American cruise port Quetzal leads you into a country boasting sublime scenic drama and a colourful history going way back to Mayan times.

  Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Explore Puntarenas and discover how rich this ‘Rich Coast’ really is. See the rainforest from up high during a canopy tour through wispy ferns, winding lianas and delicate orchids. You can taste nature’s bounty, too, at one of the plantations which produce the country’s famously rich coffee. Or relax surrounded by lush palms and crystal clear waters.

  Fuerte Amador

The fast-growing city of Fuerte Amador lies at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal on a peninsular jutting out from Balboa. It has a marina and a yacht club, and lies close to Panama City, which is on the other side of Ancon Hill. But, if relaxation and shopping is not your thing, you can easily head into Panama City to explore its atmospheric old quarter, Casco Viejo – a warren of streets lined with fine French and Spanish colonial houses and site of a neo Classical palace.

  Oranjestad, 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. Keen golfers should take a tip and reserve a round at the Tierra del Sol course.

  Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is a city famous for its beautiful beaches. With plenty of choice for shopping and dining, you could also take a stroll around it’s historical districts.

  New York

See the bright lights of the Big Apple, international mecca and melting pot, with expensive brownstones, colourful neighbourhoods like Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side and the legendary Central Park. Explore some of the world’s great museums. Some come just for the shopping: there’s Bloomingdale’s on Lex, Tiffany’s on Fifth, Barneys and the unique boutiques along Madison.

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