Panama Canal Cruise
Enjoy the wonderful experience of cruising to multiple destinations onboard the luxurious Norwegian Cruise ship, with ample time to relax and enjoy those warm days at sea. Embark in Miami and cruise to Los Angeles with a full transit of the Panama Canal. The 48-mile long Canal, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, took ten years to build and was one of the most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken. Four years ago was the inauguration of the new expansion project, allowing the new larger Neopanamax ships to traverse the canal. This year we will be transiting these new locks! Get more out of your vacation with our included shore excursions – visit farms growing melons, macadamia nuts, aloe vera, and coffee, as well as city tours and more! This is the relaxing getaway you deserve!
- February 3 - 20, 2022
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Day 1: Flight to Miami
Day 2: Depart Miami
Day 2: At Sea
Day 4: Falmouth
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Cartagena
Day 7: Colon
Day 8: Transit Panama Canal
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Puerto Caldera Puntarenas
Day 11: San Juan Del Sur
Day 12: Puerto Quetzal
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Puerto Vallarta
Day 16: Cabo San Lucas
Day 17: At Sea
Day 18: Arrive in Los Angeles / Fly Home
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Special Events and Sights
Included Shore Excursions
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Testimonials from 2019 Panama Canal Cruise Tour Participants
“Wonderful trip! I think it was planned perfectly, and it met and exceeded our expectations!! Thank you!
- Kathy & Patrick N. (South Dakota)
"The tour manager was very pleasant and went out of her way to make our trip flow smoothly and be interesting. She made the trip more relaxing because all the details were taken care of for us. We enjoyed it all and would go again! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We made new friends and had a great time with them. It was a great experience. Looking forward to our trip to Alaska with you in August!”
– Ron & Marlene E. (South Dakota)
“Excellent guides – good English! Great tour and good sized group. A+ really enjoyed the school.”
“The service was great – they always tried to answer questions, if they didn’t know they would find out. It was nice to meet new people and make new friends in the tour group. I liked seeing how other countries lived. The farms were the best visits!”
- Ellen W. (South Dakota)
“Rupiper Tours is Top Notch!! We were very pleased with the quality of our trip. We enjoyed the people on our tour and made many new friends. All the guides had a good sense of humor and were highly motivated to please us. We will travel with Rupiper again!!”
– Bob & Barb H. (Iowa)
“The tour guides were all excellent! Their English was good, they were very knowledgeable, organized, and they answered questions! The drivers were great also, they were careful and kept us safe. We enjoyed all our stops and the Panama Canal! Timing was great for us!”
– Mark & Pat R. (Michigan)
“We enjoyed the entire trip and don’t think we would change anything.”
– Dave & Jo N. (South Dakota)
“All was great!! We couldn’t have been treated any better. The Panama Canal was very interesting, and visiting the schools and villages mad it more personal. This was our first cruise. We had a great experience and would definitely go again.”
– Colleen S. (North Dakota)
“I will highly recommend this tour! I only wish I would have taken part in more of the ship’s activities, because there was so much going on. It was nice to have things to do, even if I was happy relaxing.”
– Larry & Cheryl B. (Illinois)
“Truly enjoyed the whole trip. Cindy was very accommodating to assist.”
– Charles R. (North Dakota)
“The whole trip was excellent. No complaints.”
– Deborah F. (Iowa)
"The guide was very knowledgeable and always available. The tour guides all seemed very knowledgeable and showed us the true flavor of the area. I loved Columbia and going through the Canal."
“Everything was done very professionally. The tours went smoothly. There was not a minute wasted – very efficient. Excellent!!”
- Jim & Marlene E. (Illinois)
Testimonials from 2018 Panama Canal Cruise Tour Participants
"The tour manager did an excellent job on everything. The local tour guides were great! I especially liked the coffee farm - so much more information than we have ever received on other coffee farm visits. Also really enjoyed the bakery in Mexico."
Cliff & Joyce B. (Ohio)
“We feel that activities were well planned and directed. Loved having the reserved evening meal, so we could meet others in our group and get information and schedules for the following day. Brent was an excellent guide for us – We’d probably still be stuck in LAX if it weren’t for his knowledge, patience, and loving guiding. It took a log of these qualities to get us non-fliers to get to where we needed to be. He is a saint! We have highly recommended Rupiper Tours to several of our friends and know they will be as happy as we are if they choose your company. Thanks for the memories!”
- Dennis & Nelann G. (South Dakota)
“From the get-go Brent told us not to worry about anything. If we had questions to be sure and ask, and we did. He had everything under control. Tour guides were knowledgeable and spoke good English. This was our first cruise but felt your company did a very good job with everything. Brent is a very nice young man and very helpful. Better keep him!!! We would travel with your company again. Thank you.”
- Jerry & Susan W. (South Dakota)
“The longer we are on this trip the more we are understanding all you and the Rupiper Company have done to make this trip trouble free. We are very glad to have discovered your organization. We have enjoyed you, our fellow members of this group and the outings we have done. The tours have been enjoyable, entertaining, and enlightening. Thank you so much for your knowledge and concern for each of us. We are very glad we have been with you the last two weeks. We appreciate and thank you.”
“Very happy with the places we went. The tours were excellent! Ship was very good. Would recommend Rupiper to anyone, and if we go on another tour, you would be my first choice.”
- Jim & Maryann S. (Wisconsin)
“I wanted to tell you a HUGE THANK YOU for the trip and all the hard work, taking such good care of us and all the things we did not see you do to make this a great trip for us. We will travel with you again someday. Brent, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated and admired your gentleness with us and some of the others who need some extra help. This aspect did not go unnoticed by me, it is a rare thing in this day and age to see someone younger be so kind and patient with older people… Kudos to you.”
- Allen & Cheryl B. (South Dakota)
“The tour manager was always there, friendly, and helpful. We really enjoyed visiting the school, and of course the canal. Thanks for the video.”
- Harold & Bonnie D. (Illinois)
"We thoroughly enjoyed Brent! He was very informative and respectful to us, as well as to the people we visited. He listened to peoples' questions and concerns and addressed them quickly and appropriately. Tour guides were great, and they were easy to understand. We enjoyed the ag slant - and definitely would go on another tour with you."
- Ed & Barb T. (New York)
"The tour manager went above and beyond!! Even though the group was scattered on the ship and were not together every day, Cindy had things organized and kept us informed. Our local guides were very accommodating and informative. They made sure to answer the group's questions. All spoke and understood English very well. The narration the day of the canal was VERY Good!!"
- Roy & Trish R. (Nebraska)
"Brent is always very pleasant and available. Enjoyed the whole trip. Any time I called or had a question, everything was handled great."
- John & Nancy E. (Illinois)
"It was a great trip, no problems. We'll enjoy the video and re-live our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour manager, Cindy, she took good care of all of us."
- Linda W. (Oklahoma)
"A great tour all the way! The tour manager is a professional and in any situation she was there to help. This made our tour a success!"
- Dick G. (Minnesota)
"Brent was Spot On!! Very thorough and patient. Knowledgeable and accessible. Everything we need in a guide. Great move to meet daily for dinner. It was so nice to have reservations and not having to wait to be seated. Best thing on the ship was the evening entertainment - thoroughly enjoyed everything in the theater."
- Mike & Linda D. (South Dakota)
"Tour manager was engaging, fun, and took good care of us. All the guides were easy to understand. Really enjoyed your planned excursions and the canal crossing (it's what we signed up for)."
- Ken & Jeannie S. (Minnesota)
"The tour guides were easy to understand and able to answer all our questions. Interesting to hear about their lives also. The tour manager was very personable and knowledgeable. Kept track of everybody. Made the trip memorable. Really enjoyed the coffee farm visit."
- Roger & Gloria H. (Illinois)
"Very good experience. Loved that you helped us fly out of our home airport. Brent did an excellent job. He knew his stuff and was very kind, patient, and pleasant to us and everyone on the trip - especially in areas where some of us needed extra help. Very happy and pleased with all."
- Allen & Cheryl B. (South Dakota)
"The Panama Canal cruise was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We learned so much about the workings of the canal and about life in Central America. Seeing the way people live and work in this part of the world really made us appreciate our own country. The wonderful people we met in the Rupiper group were icing on the cake. The tour manager made it a point to connect with everyone regularly. She kept popping up all over! She was very pleasant and informative."
- Gary & Joyce R. (South Dakota)
Testimonials from 2017 Panama Canal Cruise Tour Participants
"Couldn't have been better! We really enjoyed Columbia. Thanks again for another great trip!"
- Daniel & Zada C. (Texas)
"Guides and motorcoach drivers were all excellent. Brent was always willing to help with any needs and did an excellent job sharing information. Our favorite visits were the farms, schools, and the bakery. The food was beyond excellent!"
- David & Brenda O. (South Dakota)
"The tour manager was wonderful - very attentive to everyone and very helpful. We enjoyed all our tour guides. Everyone was always friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the trip - no suggestions for improvement!"
- Dewayne & Carolyn W. (North Carolina)
"Enjoyed the tour - met a lot of nice people! Enjoyed the coconut farm and plantain farm the most. Good Job!"
- Glenn & Fannie K. (Pennsylvania)
"Tour manager was fun - easy going - helpful - no pressure! All the guides spoke good English and answered questions. The staff was always good - available and helpful."
- Don & Sally A. (Ohio)
"Super job Brent! Thanks for everything!"
- Duane & Jan S. (South Dakota)
"Everything was great! Thanks for the DVD!"
- Ron G. (Pennsylvania)
Testimonials from Previous Panama Canal Cruise Tour Participants
"We want to thank you for all you did to make the cruise so enjoyable. It was a great trip and we really appreciated all you did. We really enjoyed seeing the DVD. We could relive our favorite port, Cabo San Lucas."
- Larry & Maggie C. (Illinois)
"I really liked our stop in Acapulco. All the local guides showed the group interesting locations - we saw the lows of an area and the highs - friendly & considerate. I will continue to travel with Rupipers."
- Don & Jeannette D. (Nebraska)
"Suzanne was very knowledgeable and always available. The tour guides all seemed very knowledgeable and showed us the true flavor of the area. I loved Columbia and going through the Canal."
"Everything was done very professionally. The tours went smoothly. There was not a minute wasted - very efficient. Excellent!!"
- Jim & Marlene E. (Illinois)
“Loved it, ready to go again!! Caught the sailing bug – will be looking into cruising with you again!! Suzanne was SUPER! Will tour with her again for sure! Was always there when needed and with answers. Very organized – made sure everyone knew when and where they had to be.”
- Kevin & Ellen S. (Wisconsin)
“The cruise was total RELAXATION! We completely lost track of time – thankfully Suzanne kept track for us. She was very knowledgeable and sought out answers for our questions. Suzanne was very friendly and welcomed everyone to her cruise ship family.”
- Robert & Phyllis B. (Iowa)
"Received the nice DVD slide show. Enjoyed the Panama Canal Cruise and your tours."
“The ship was very nice, good food, great entertainment. Crew was very friendly, helpful and always making sure we were very comfortable and well fed! Tour group was much fun – great group of individuals! Suzanne was excellent in every aspect, accessible at all hours, informative, fun and organized.”
“One of the better cruise lines. Larry, you and your people do a great job! Suzanne was excellent for the entire tour.”
- Kermit & Carol A. (Iowa)