Depart: Jan. 16, 2011
Return: Jan. 29, 2011

Panama Canal
Including ports in Colombia, Costa Rica, Huatulco, Acapulco and
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Round trip scheduled air fare, transportation to and from the airpor,
  • all meals aboard ship 39 + 1 cont. breakfast
  • all snacks on ship
  • all hotels on land
  • Escort available
  • Guest speaker for Panama cruise
  • $3125 per person Double Inside Cabin
  • $3995 per person Double Balcony Cabin


all rates shown per person



Day 1
Jan. 16, Sunday:
We will depart early morning for Chicago on one of Green River Lines coaches to fly from Chicago to Miami where we will be transported to our home for the next 13 nights…the Norwegian Star. Norwegian Star has it all, with 16 distinct dining options, 12 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa and always-exciting casino, golf driving nets and a movie theater will keep us very well entertained when we're not having the time of our lives on a Shore Excursion. We will experience “free style: dining which means: No set dining times, no assigned tables, a relaxed dress code and more restaurants than days in the week to chose from. We will served a lite continental breakfast of rolls and juice on the coach going to the airport.

This amazing journey will show how they joined the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by traveling through the 50-mile Panama Canal which is one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken and something you'll remember for a lifetime. Then add in compelling ports like Cartagena, Colombia; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Huatulco, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!!! The full transit of the Panama Canal will take about 8 hours as we will travel through several different locks and the views will be amazing. The transit will be completely done during daylight hours so you will be able to enjoy every part. We will pass under the Bridge of the Americas in Balboa at the Pacific Ocean end of the Canal.

Day 2 & 3
Jan 17 & 18, Monday & Tuesday:
These will be “sea days” as we sail towards South America and our first port, Cartagena, Colombia. Relax and enjoy the sites or read a good book, but better yet, join in on the activities the ships cruise director will have planned. The Spa is a good retreat, or try your luck at the casino and don’t forget the most important part of a cruise…..the food!!! There will be something for everyone to do while we enjoy the “sea days”.
Day 4
Jan 19, Wednesday:
This will be our first “port of call”, Cartagena, Colombia! There will many different offerings of shore excursions from a City Tour, sailing on an old Spanish Galleon and even a “Mud Bath” and then jumping into a nearby fresh water lake to rinse off and many more choices for you to make if you wish. But you don’t have to even get off the ship if you don’t want.
Day 5
Jan 20: Thursday:
This will be the day of our full transit cruising of the Panama Canal!!!!

Day 6
Jan 21, Friday:
Another beautiful “sea day”!!


Day 7
Jan 22, Saturday:
Our second “port of call” is Puntarenas, Costa Rica!! One of the excursions offered takes you by train, motorcoach and a boat to explore the region, or another one begins with a boat ride across mangrove forests and then by bus across sugarcane fields before reaching the sanctuary for the Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary & Mangroves. Or maybe a trip to see how the Coffee you drink is roasted and have the chance to sample the flavorful brew. Also see how the coffee beans, also known as cherries, are picked, sorted, peeled, fermented and sun-dried. Many different trips to choose from or stay on the ship.


Day 8,
Jan 23, Sunday:
This is another one of the beautiful “sea days”!!

Day 9
Jan 24: Monday:
Today’s “port of call” is Huatulco, Mexico!! Huatulco offers many different types of excursions from a City Tour, Bird Watching, Sailing, a Crocodile Sanctuary, Scuba Diving or just relaxing on a beach. So choose an excursion or relax on the ship!!!
Day 10
Jan 25: Tuesday:
  Acapulco, Mexico!!! Just the name brings exotic thoughts to mind!! Acapulco is the home of the Cliff Divers, beautiful Churches, sandy beaches, a visit to a Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Botanical Gardens or enjoying the shopping.
Day 11
Jan 26, Wednesday:
Another beautiful “sea day!!!
Day 12
Jan 27, Thursday:
Cabo San Lucas on the Mexican Riviera!!!! The playground of the rich and famous!! There are so many activities to enjoy from City Tours, Country Side Tours, see the Glass Blowers, to cruises on the bay, walking tours, swim with the Dolphins, explore old missions, etc. Or, right at the pier where our ship will dock, is also a very cool place to shop for the special treasures you want to take home. Jewelry is also a big bargain in Mexico and silver can be purchased at very reasonable prices.
Day 13
Jan 28, Friday:
Our last day at Sea!!!
Day 14
Jan 29, Saturday:
After disembarking from our ship, we will be transferred by bus to the Los Angeles Airport to fly back to Chicago. A Green River Lines Coach will be waiting for us in Chicago to bring us home. The prefect ending to a beautiful trip filled with many exciting, new and exotic places visited.
  • A passport will be required to travel
  • $400 deposit is due at the time of sign-up…..sign up early for the preferred Cabin assignments.
  • Trip protection is available
  • All tips for the cruise are included in your price…tips for the coach driver and your escort are not
  • Final sign up and final payment is due October 15, 2010
  • Norwegian reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement if the XYMEX oil price exceeds $65 per barrel even if your paid in full
  • There will be optional land tours offered by Norwegian Cruise Lines at the different ports of call at additional cost
  • There is pricing available for Single Cabins or Ocean Views Cabins by request

Dining options that are included in your cruise are: Aqua and Versailles Main Dining rooms, Endless Summer Restaurant, Blue Lagoon, Market Café, Topsiders Grille and Room Service are all free.

Dining Rooms that charge are: La Trattoria, Ginza Asian, Teppanyaki Room, Le Bistro French Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Cagney’s Steakhouse and Soho Room. The prices range from $10 to $25 Per Person.

Green River Lines/Hansen Tours * 3131 May Road * Peru, IL 61354 PH: 815-224-9276 or 800-892-1419
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