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Seek new discoveries in the Maya and Inca’s ancestral lands of marvelous Mexico and epic Peru, with an overnight stay in historic colonial Lima, gateway to cloud-kissed Machu Picchu. Bridge two oceans with an unforgettable Panama Canal passage.

Inclusions
  • Airfare to Miami and return from Lima
  • 14 night cruise aboard Marina (Oceania Cruises)
  • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
  • Inclusive amenities: Room Service 24 Hours a Day, Shuttles to City Center, Fitness Classes, Still & Sparkling Vero Water, Soft Drinks & Specialty Coffees, Launderette and more
  • Exclusive Pre-Paid Gratuities plus simply MORE:
    -FREE $800 USD Shore Excursion Credit
    -FREE Champagne, Wine and More*
    -FREE Gourmet Specialty Dining
    -FREE Unlimited WiFi
    Amenities are per stateroom. Valid for guests 1 & 2
December 6, 2024 Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
Inside waitlist
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Balcony $7879
Concierge Level Veranda $8229
Taxes & Fees Included
Add 3 post-night in Cusco & Machu Picchu from $3204 per person
Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Quebec City add $249 more

*Included is our FREE Champagne, Wine and More which includes three dozen premium label wines and Champagnes and two dozen beer selections from around the world during lunch and dinner. Guests may upgrade to the Prestige Select Beverage Package – unlimited premium spirits, Champagne, wine and beer wherever and whenever you wish from $30 USD per guest, per day (this may be done in advance of sailing or once onboard).

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Date Ports Arrive Depart
Saturday, 07 Dec 24 Miami, Florida, United States Embark 1 PM 6:00 PM
Sunday, 08 Dec 24 Cruising the Straits of Florida
Monday, 09 Dec 24 Costa Maya, Mexico 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 10 Dec 24 Harvest Caye, Belize 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 11 Dec 24 Roatan, Honduras 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday, 12 Dec 24 Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Friday, 13 Dec 24 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday, 14 Dec 24 Panama Canal Daylight Transit
Saturday, 14 Dec 24 Panama City, Panama 8:00 PM
Sunday, 15 Dec 24 Panama City, Panama 6:00 PM
Monday, 16 Dec 24 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Tuesday, 17 Dec 24 Manta, Ecuador 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 18 Dec 24 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Thursday, 19 Dec 24 Salaverry, Peru 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday, 20 Dec 24 Lima/Machu Picchu (Callao), Peru 10:00 AM
Saturday, 21 Dec 24 Lima/Machu Picchu (Callao), Peru Disembark 8 AM

 

 

INTIMATE & LUXURIOUS

Intimate ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
Visit boutique ports and seaside villages that large ships cannot access
Never a crowd and no waiting in lines; experience your vacation according to your own schedule
With open-seating in all our restaurants, dine where, when and with whom you please, at your own pace
Cuisine never prepared en masse; every single dish created à la minute just for you
Staff and crew attend to your every whim and remember your individual preferences

POST-CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU – STANDARD from CA$3,204.00/person (based on the itinerary below)
POST-CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU – DELUXE from CA$4,486.00/person
POST -WILD WONDERS OF THE GALAPAGOS from CA$8,332.00/person (please call for more information)

Itinerary:

Delve into the sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire including one of South America’s most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites recently declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Travel via the Vistadome train from Cusco to Machu Picchu and visit the Inca’s breath-taking ‘Citadel in the Clouds’ ringed by green-clad mountain peaks. Few places can compare as many people believe this is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic sites in the world.

Special Note: As this is an active program that takes place at high altitudes, we strongly recommend that all guests should consult with their physician regarding their ability to participate prior to signing up. Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour. This program is not recommended for those guests traveling with wheelchair or with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking, steps and uneven ground to be negotiated.

DAY 1

Following disembarkation from the ship, you will be transferred as a group to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

You will embark on a city tour of Cusco, starting with Sacsayhuaman fortress. Strategically located on a hill overlooking Cusco, the fortress was constructed without mortar like many other Inca structures. Yet the enormous stones (some weighing 200 tons) of the remaining walls fit so tightly that not even a thin blade of grass can slide between them. The craftsmanship is a stunning example of the Inca’s sophisticated construction techniques and architectural skills.

After lunch, you will see the splendid Baroque-style Cusco Cathedral, built in the mid-1500s on the foundations of an Inca palace. Many of the stones used in its construction were looted from the nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress.

Continuing on, your next stop is the sacred site of Koricancha. Here, you will admire the lovely Dominican Convent of Santo Domingo that was built on the foundations of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous temple in the Inca Empire. The curved, mortar-less masonry wall at the west end of the church is considered to be one of the greatest existing examples of Inca stonework.

After the visit of the city and sights, return to the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel for overnight. Dinner is on your own.

NOTE: All of the rooms at the J.W. Marriott have an oxygen enriched system to help you acclimate to the altitude. This upgrade service has been included in this package.

DAY 2

Following breakfast, you will drive to the train station and board the Vistadome Train, which features large panoramic windows for excellent viewing of the passing landscape. Lunch will be served on board.

Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, drive to the ruins of Machu Picchu to explore this famous “Lost City of the Incas.” Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later, its population probably devastated by smallpox. Because the Spanish conquistadors never found this hidden city, Bingham discovered it largely intact.

Architectural highlights include the Temple of the Sun, designed much like the one in Cusco, several other temples, hundreds of terraces, and a mysterious carved stone situated on a raised platform that towers above the plaza. The stone may have been used for astronomical observations, but no one knows for certain. The Inca had no written language, so there is no record of Machu Picchu’s ultimate purpose. Scholars are still striving to uncover clues as to its mysteries.

After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the Vistadome Train back towards Cusco. Dinner will be served on the return journey. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, you will transfer back to your hotel.

DAY 3

After breakfast and check you, fly back to Lima where you will transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

DAY 4

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

You will be transferred to the airport based on your flight details. If you have a late flight you may wish to book an additional night so as to keep your room longer than the scheduled check out time of 12 noon otherwise luggage can be stored at Reception and guests can continue to use the facilities of the hotel or further explore until your scheduled transfer time.

Land Program Details Step by Step:

•Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

•Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

•A departure transfer is not included if guests leave before the last day of the program.

DAY 1 – timings subject to change based on actual flight times

6:00am Meet at the Callao Pier (We suggest guests fly with a carry-on only – any other suitcases will be kept in hotel storage and waiting at the hotel upon your return to Lima)

6:30am Transfer to the airport

7:00am Arrival at airport and check-in for your flight

9:00am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Cusco

10:25am Arrival in Cusco

11:00am Transfer to Sacsayhuman fortress

11:15am Visit Sacsayhuman fortress

12:15pm Drive to the restaurant for lunch

1:45pm Drive to the main square

1:55pm Arrival at main square for photo opportunity and visit Cusco Cathedral

3:15pm Drive to Korikancha Temple

3:25pm Visit Korikancha Temple

4:45pm Drive back to the hotel

Dinner on your own

Overnight at the J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cusco

DAY 2

7:00am Wake-up call

7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

8:00am Drive to the train station to board train to Aquas Calientes

10:15am Board Vistadome Train (subject to change)

10:32am Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes with lunch on board

12:15pm Walk to bus station

12:30pm Bus drive to Machu Picchu Citadel

1:00pm Guided visit of the Citadel

4:00pm Bus drive back to Aguas Calientes

4:30pm Free time in Aguas Calientas

4:50pm Walk to train station

5:00pm Board Vistadome

5:20pm Vistadome Train return trip with dinner on board (subject to change)

7:15pm Drive back to your hotel

9:15pm Arrival at the hotel

Overnight at J.W. Marriott or similar hotel in Cuzco

DAY 3 – timings subject to change based on actual flight times

7:00am Wake-up call

8:00am Buffet breakfast at hotel (not private)

8:40am Drive to the Cusco Airport

9:00am Arrival at airport and check-in

10:40am Flight (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Lima

12:00am Arrival in Lima

12:45pm Drive to the hotel in Lima

1:45pm Arrival at the hotel and express check-in

The remainder of the day is at leisure

Lunch and dinner are on your own

Overnight at the Westin or similar hotel in Lima

DAY 4

AM Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel (not private)

12:00pm Check out. Transfers arranged based on your flight details. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

Expected Weather:

For programs taking place in in March and April, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 58 – 68°F (14-20°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 39 – 47°F (3-8°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 – 77° F (21- 25°C) and an average low of 60 – 64° F (15- 18°C)

For programs taking place in November and December, the daily high temperatures in Cusco are approximately 65 – 67°F (18-19°C) and the daily low temperatures are approximately 43 – 45°F (6-7°C) whereas in Lima it will be warmer with an average high of 71 – 77° F (22- 25°C) and an average low of 60 – 64° F (16- 18°C)

Note that from November through April is considered rainy season in the highlands and guests should be prepared for any conditions. At such a high altitude, conditions could change at any time. Dressing in layers with rain gear is recommended.

What to Bring:

• Comfortable, casual clothing in natural, “breathable” fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers, and clothing we can layer. Cathedrals, churches, and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both males and females should cover their arms, legs and shoulders.

• Local standards dictate a neat, clean outfit for dining in restaurants and touring urban areas. For men: long trousers and a shirt with a collar. For ladies: trousers or a knee-length (or longer) skirt with a modest top. Formal clothing is not necessary.

• A sweater or lightweight jacket for the cooler evening temperatures common in highland regions.

• A lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; an umbrella.

• Comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

• Sunglasses (with a strap), sun block and a sunhat as well as insect repellent.

• Please note that the use of walking sticks is prohibited in Machu Picchu unless they are needed by guests with mobility problems

Local Currency:

Peru’s currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).

Electricity:

The current is 220 volts AC. In most hotel bathrooms, there is an electrical outlet with 110 volts for electric shavers, but this should not be used for travel irons or hair dryers. Most hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers.

Luggage information:

For domestic flights in Peru, it is permitted to check one piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) per person and 1 carry-on of 8Kg (17.5 pounds) per person. Excess luggage will be separated when you disembark the ship and stored at your hotel in Lima where you will be re-united with it on Day 3. Please pack accordingly before you disembark. It is important that any stored luggage is sufficiently labeled with your full name and ship suite number.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which the Cruise Line nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Foreign passengers entering Peru must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the day of arrival in Peru.

VERY IMPORTANT – The name on your cruise booking, passport and any visas if required, must all be exactly the same for flight ticket purchase for this program otherwise guests may be denied travel by flight. Please ensure that all documents are identical in spelling to the names provided for your cruise reservation including first, middle and last name. Manifests generated by the cruise line must match your travel documents.

Failure to have the required documents ahead of time or incorrect names on flight tickets will result in either denial of travel or ticket re-purchase and guests will be responsible for any fees incurred.

Aircraft type (subject to change):

Airbus 320

Accommodations:

J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel or similar in Cusco

Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustín, Cusco, Peru

Phone: +51 84 582200

The Westin Lima

Calle Las Begonias 450, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

Phone: +51 1 2015000

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of changes before departure, then the hotel(s) listed in this program will be used

Program includes:

•English-speaking guides and tour conductor

•2 nights in a Classic Inca Room at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco on a bed & breakfast basis

•Oxygen-enriched Rooms at the J.W. Marriott El Convento Hotel in Cusco

•1 night in a Deluxe Room at the Westin Lima on a bed & breakfast basis

•Entrance fees to Cusco Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

•Vistadome train round-trip including lunch and dinner on board (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage per meal)

•Gratuities for luggage porterage and restaurants

•1 lunch in Machu Picchu town (1 glass of local wine or beer, 1 water or soft drink, and 1 hot beverage)

•Bottled water and snacks on coaches

•Airport transfers

•Domestic flights Lima – Cusco – Lima – direct flights not guaranteed

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

Program Excludes:

•Drinks and meals not mentioned above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals such as laundry, room service, and minibar

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Excess or overweight luggage fees

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287