Cruising Through the Panama Canal

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This 15-day escorted group cruise is a vast showcase of the Panama Canal, Central America and Caribbean. From the colorful Dutch architecture of Curacao and Aruba to the plentiful wildlife in Costa Rica, and the stunning beaches of the Dominican Republic and engineering might of the Panama Canal. This Southern Caribbean cruise covers it all.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart New York City | 4pm

Arrive at the New York City pier and embark on the Norwegian Breakaway. Once settled on board, we get together for a Welcome Cocktail.

Day 2 - At Sea

Arrive at the New York City pier and embark on the Norwegian Breakaway.

Day 3 - At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea by the pool, try your luck at the casino or experience one of the many onboard activities.

Day 4 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | 10am - 6pm

Puerto Plata is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.

Optional Shore Excursions Available: To Be Announced.

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy at day sea and experience all the Encore has on offer.

Day 6 - Willemstad, Curacao | 8am - 6pm

Walk around this quaint harbor town and you’ll think you’ve travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colorful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on a 17th-century veranda with a drink made with famous Curaçao liqueur.

Some Optional Shore Excursions Available: Hato Caves & Ostrich Farm Adventure, Hato Caves & City Center, Willemstad Trolley Train and others. Speak to your ToD Cruise Concierge for booking any of these great excursions.

Day 7 - Oranjestad, Aruba | 8am - 6pm

Walk around this quaint harbor town and you’ll think you’ve travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colorful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on a 17th-century veranda with a drink made with famous Curaçao liqueur.

Some Optional Shore Excursions Available: Hato Caves & Ostrich Farm Adventure, Hato Caves & City Center, Willemstad Trolley Train and others. Speak to your ToD Cruise Concierge for booking any of these great excursions.

Day 8 - At Sea

Spend time today at sea exploring the Breakaway.

Day 9 - Colón, Panama | 7am – 8pm

Grab a good spot on deck so you can take in the view as we sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It’s now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.

Some Optional Shore Excursions Available: To Be Announced.

Day 10 - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica | 8am – 6pm

Puerto Limón is known for its multi-cultural community and a festive annual carnival celebration. In recent years, the area has become even better known as must-see stop for eco-tourists. The region’s unique geography and neo-tropical climate combined with abundant rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse “biospheres” in the world. And you can take advantage of national parks and reserves in all directions from Limón. Pay close attention when you dock as many guests have reported seeing peaceful sloths lumbering in the trees right in port!

Some Optional Shore Excursions Available: Aerial Tram & Rainforest Adventure, Caribbean Train, Boat & Rainforest Walk, Veragua Rainforest & Tortuguero Canals, Wildlife Rescue Center & Cahuita National Park and many others. Costa Rica is blessed with amazing wildlife and lush scenery ~ Do not miss out!

Day 11 - At Sea

Relax today aboard the Breakaway.

Day 12 - George Town, Cayman Islands | 7am – 4pm

The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, is famous for its Seven Mile Beach, the popular Stingray City and excellent diving. Both nature and history are preserved underwater with a collection of easily viewed shipwrecks.

Some Optional Shore Excursions Available: Dolphin Encounter with Stingray Sandbar, Discover Cayman, Cayman Bicycle Adventure plus many more!

Day 13 - Cozumel, Mexico | 10am – 6pm

The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. And despite the growth of tourism in recent years, the island and its only town, San Miguel, retain much of their original warmth and charm. 

Some Optional Shore Excursions Available: Cozumel by Land & Sea, Coral Interactive Reef Restoration Program, The Cabana Beach and many more.

Day 14 - At Sea

Spend your last day at seeing experiencing everything you have not already on the Breakaway.

Day 15 - Arrive New Orleans, Louisiana | Disembarkation | 7am

We arrive in New Orleans this morning and after disembarking the Breakaway, we transfer to the airport for our flight home.


Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

15 Days on NCL's Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway

Named Best Cruise Ship for Families by USA Today, there’s something on board for everyone. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and connect with the sea like never before along The Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants, bars, and spectacular views. Indulge in more than 25 dining experiences, including three new, dedicated seafood venues. And enjoy dazzling performances - Six, Burn the Floor, and Velvet. Norwegian Breakaway offers magnificent amenities at sea.

Inside Stateroom (IA)

Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area, and more.

Balcony Stateroom (BA)

Soak in breathtaking views together or with the family. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments accent these modern rooms.

Transportation

Cruise Ship
Airplane

Meals

All Meals Onboard NCL's Breakaway

Features

Optional Shore Excursions
One-Way Domestic Flight From New Orleans
Welcome Cocktail Party
The Norwegian Breakaway Aqua Park
9 Ports | 8 Countries
Daily Entertainment
^Amenity Choices Include: Premium Beverage Package, 250 Internet Package (per cabin), Commitment Ceremony, $50 per port shorex credit (per cabin), Ultimate Dining Package, 10 Photo Package (per cabin), Internet Package or $100 onboard credit (per cabin). Not Included: Any taxes/gratuities imposed by the cruise line on the amenities chosen.


Upcoming Departures

Tour DatesAvailableDeparture Points Subject to Change
Sun November 6, 2022 - Sun November 20, 2022
11/6/2022 - 11/20/2022
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  • New York City, NY

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