20 Nights Coral Princess
Includes Flights, Hotels, Meals, Guided Sightseeing
New York, Miami & Fort Lauderdale, USA; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal; Fuerte Amador/Panama City, Panama; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexica; Los Angeles, USA
The spectacular Coral Princess was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal (she's the maximum size a cruise ship can be to sail through the Panama Canal). In addition she boasts a high percentage of balcony staterooms (700 altogether), allowing guests an excellent chance to view the Panama Canal up-close and personal. The Coral Princess features a spectacular central Atrium area, a Vegas style casino, and fabulous on-board entertainment, including Broadway-style production shows with dazzling stage sets, and featured guest entertainers (e.g., magicians, comedians, vocalists, instrumentalists, jugglers & balancing acts).
Day 1 Thursday 2 April, 2020 New York, USA
Depart Australia on our flight to New York. Arrive same day (we cross international dateline). Travel by coach to our hotel in central New York. Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening in New York's colourful 'Theater District' (our hotel is close to Times Square). Overnight: Hotel Ameritania, New York.
Day 2 Friday 3 April, 2020 New York
Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of New York with local guide. See N.Y.'s iconic sights, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, and Fifth Avenue. Visit Central Park, Harlem, the Wall Street financial district, and the 9/11 Memorial. Afternoon: Enjoy a cruise on New York Harbor, aboard the Staten Island Ferry. See the Statue of Liberty. After the cruise John Howie will take those interested for a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge (great views of the N.Y. skyline from the bridge). Alternatively, you may like to go shopping (New York is a shopper's paradise), or see N.Y. from the top of the Empire State Building (optional). Evening: Attend a Broadway musical or theatre production of your choice or visit Manhatten's Greenwich Village precinct with John Howie (all activities tonight optional). In the 50s, 60s and 70s musicians like Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Joan Baez used to perform in 'the Village'. Today Greenwich Village still has lots of good live music venues. (B)
Day 3 Saturday April 4, 2020 Miami, USA
Morning: Transfer to airport for our flight to Miami, Florida. Miami is a major centre and a leader in finance and international trade. For more than two decades the Port of Miami has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. Evening: Explore the vibrant Little Havana neighbourhood, including lots of 'Cuban' cafes and bars featuring outstanding 'Latino' type live music. Overnight: Newport Beachside Hotel, Miami. (B)'
Day 4 Sunday April 5, 2020 Miami
Morning: Visit the Everglades National Park. Enjoy an airboat ride, with guide. Learn about this unique eco system. Fabulous swamp scenery, lush vegetation and lots of interesting wildlife, including alligators. Afternoon: Return to Miami and enjoy a sightseeing coach tour with local guide. See the city's colourful streets lined with art deco architecture, and explore vibrant neighbourhoods like Little Haiti, South Beach and Coconut Grove. Evening: Commencement of Tour Dinner at one of Miami's excellent restaurants. Adam Harvey will sing a few songs. (B,D)'
Day 5 Monday April 6, 2020 Board the Coral Princess
Morning: Free time. Around lunchtime travel to Fort Lauderdale to board Coral Princess. Be on deck to watch as Coral Princess departs Fort Lauderdale. Evening: Enjoy fabulous on-board dining. The main dining room offers mouth-watering four course meals, served in an elegant setting. After dinner enjoy some of the ship's outstanding live entertainment. (B)
Day 6 Tuesday 7 April, 2020 At sea
Today will be an excellent opportunity for you to explore the ship's fantastic facilities and many activities. Late Afternoon/Early Evening: Enjoy Welcome Aboard Drinks Party, where you will be formally introduced to Adam Harvey and tour leaders John Howie and Gill Delaney. After dinner, enjoy more high quality Coral Princess entertainment, including Broadway-style shows, comedy shows, etc.
Day 7 Wednesday 8 April, 2020 At sea
Morning: Enjoy our 1st exclusive on-board concert, featuring Adam Harvey. Afternoon: There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. During the afternoon we will have an exclusive Music Industry Forum (question and answer session). Your chance to ask Adam Harvey, John Howie, and Gill Delaney about their careers and the music industry. Evening: Enjoy our 1st Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by John Howie and Gill Delaney.
Day 8 Thursday 9 April, 2020 Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, on Colombia's northern coast and facing the Caribbean Sea, is a major port city founded by the Spaniards in 1533. The Old Town, surrounded by 13 kms of centuries-old stone walls, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cartagena's 500 year-old forts, and great parts of its walled Old City, are admirably intact and represent some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of the Spanish colonial times. Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Cartagena, with local guide. Visit the Old City, Convento de la Popa (on La Popa Hill; great views over Cartagena and the harbour area, from the convent), and Bocagrande (modern beachside residential/hotel/condominium district). You will have time to shop, have lunch, and stroll around the Old City before returning to our ship.
Day 9 Friday 10 April, 2020 Panama Canal Full Transit
Today we sail through the Panama Canal. The 77 kilometre-long canal joins the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is a key link for international maritime trade. Built between 1904 and 1914, annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships, in the canal's early days, to more than 14,000 vessels now. It has been named one of the 7 modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Along the route of the canal there are 3 sets of locks – the Gatun, Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks. A complete transit of the canal usually takes between 9 and 10 hours. Watch from the deck, or your balcony cabin, as we sail through this miracle of engineering. Evening: Enjoy our 2nd Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by Adam Harvey.
Day 10 Saturday 11 April, 2020 Fuerte Amador, Panama
Fuerte Amador is a man-made peninsula, located at the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal. This one-mile causeway was created by connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal. The causeway provides panoramic views of nearby Panama City. Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Panama City (founded in 1519) with local guide. We will visit Casco Viejo (the Old Town), with its colonial-style houses and cobblestoned streets. Visit a small museum in the main square. We will also visit the Panama Canal Museum (learn about the history and construction of the canal). Afternoon: While we have afternoon drinks, enjoy some local musical entertainment before returning to our ship.
Day 11 Sunday 12 April, 2020 At sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Morning: John Howie will give an exclusive talk entitled Songwriting: The Stories behind the Songs. With relevant images (projected onto a screen), and short audio examples (recordings) of songs discussed, this will be a very interesting talk. Evening: Enjoy our 3rd Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by John Howie and Gill Delaney.
Day 12 Monday 13 April, 2020 Puntarenas, Costa Rica
The city of Puntarenas lies on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. With very high mountains in its interior, Costa Rica is known as 'the Switzerland of the Americas'. It features volcanoes, lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and unique wildlife. Morning: Enjoy a boat ride on the Tarcoles River. See local bird and plant life, and crocodiles, on this cruise. Afternoon: In the beautiful Central Valley and Highlands area, visit a coffee plantation or coffee processing establishment. Learn about how coffee is produced from coffee beans and sample some product. There will be time for shopping in Puntarenas. Also, enjoy afternoon drinks, with outstanding local music, before returning to our ship.
Day 13 Tuesday 14 April, 2020 San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Nicaragua, known as the 'land of lakes and volcanoes', is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. It is home to the second largest rainforest in the Americas. Our local guide will greet us at the dock and transfer us to Granada, located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Named Granada in 1522, the city features ornate Spanish churches, colourful colonial houses, and a vibrant central market. Enjoy walking through Granada's cobblestoned streets, and visiting the market, before taking a cruise on Lake Nicaragua. This massive freshwater lake is bisected by a chain of volcanoes, which has led to the formation of over 400 small islands that are home to thousands of species of exotic plants and animals. Enjoy afternoon drinks, with outstanding local music and dance entertainment, before returning to our ship.
Day 14 Wednesday 15 April, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the ship's facilities. Morning: Join Adam Harvey, John Howie, and Gill Delaney for a fun-filled Music Quiz. Great prizes for the winning teams! Evening: Enjoy our 4th on-board Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by Adam Harvey.
Day 15 Thursday 16 April, 2020 Huatulco, Mexico
Morning: We will explore the beautiful beaches of Huatulco – a tropical paradise with crystal clear waters, coral reefs, and uncrowded beaches. Inland, the rugged coastal range is thickly carpeted with rainforest and coffee plantations. We will take a short tour inland and visit the main settlement, Crucecita – a typical Mexican town, with its church, park and street stalls. Return to the Coral Princess for lunch. Afternoon: Free time for you to further explore Huatulco at your leisure. You may wish to go swimming or snorkelling.
Day 16 Friday 17 April, 2020 At sea
A relaxing day at sea. Morning: Enjoy our 2nd exclusive Adam Harvey concert. Evening: Enjoy our 5th on-board Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by some of our talented cruise/tour group members.
Day 17 Saturday 18 April, 2020 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahia de Banderas (Bay of Banderas). Puerto Vallarta is known for its climate, excellent shopping, and mile after mile of palmlined beaches. Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of the area, with local guide. We will stroll along the Malecon (the city's popular boardwalk by the beach… it's lined with shops, restaurants and artists selling their wares). Visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, famous for the large sculptured crown on top of its bell tower. Travel to Los Arcos, where we have a wonderful view over the bay. Then visit Hacienda Dona Engracia tequila distillery. An expert will explain how tequila is made, and we get to try some different flavoured samples. The distillery also has some excellent entertainment, including dancers in beautiful costumes, and a dancing horse!
Day 18 Sunday 19 April, 2020 At sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Morning: John Howie will give an exclusive talk entitled Musical Analysis of Six Outstanding Contemporary Songs. Join John in investigating why works like Stand by Your Man, Friday on My Mind, Orange Blossom Special, and Hotel California stand out as great modern compositions. With relevant images (projected onto a screen) and short audio examples (recordings) of songs discussed this will be a very interesting talk. Evening: Enjoy our 6th Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by Adam Harvey.
Day 19 Monday 20 April, 2020 At sea
Our final day at sea. A completely free day for you to enjoy the fabulous facilities of our ship. Evening: Enjoy our final Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by Adam Harvey, John and Gill, and some of our talented tour group members.
Day 20 Tuesday 21 April, 2020 Los Angeles, USA
This morning our cruise comes to an end in Los Angeles. Disembark early morning and enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Los Angeles, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, and Santa Monica. We will go for a walk along the famous boardwalk at Venice Beach, and spend some time shopping in Santa Monica's excellent 3rd Street Promenade precinct. Evening: End of Tour Dinner at a restaurant near our hotel, in the Hollywood area. Overnight: Best Western Sunset Plaza Hotel, West Hollywood. (D)
Day 21 Wednesday 22 April, 2020 Departure
Morning: Free time. This afternoon we are transferred by private coach to Los Angeles airport for return flight to Australia. (B)
Day 22 Thursday 23 April, 2020 In flight
Day 23 Friday 24 April, 2020 Australia
We arrive in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.
|CABIN||CATEGORY||DECK||TWIN FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|OW||Ocean View Obstructed||8||$9,799||$13,889|
|Included port & handling charges||$883||$1,258|
Ocean View Obstructed
Included port & handling charges
All cabins are subject to cabin availability. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy. Please call 1800 033 436 for fares and information on other cabin categories.
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Coral Princess is operated by Princess and the cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess 2020 brochure. All passengers must complete the cruise personaliser on the Princess website and a Travelrite International booking form.
Deposit and payment:
A deposit of $800 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly/cruise. A 1% administration fee will be added to all payments made by Visa and Mastercard a 3% fee will be charged for American Express and Diners Club.
Cancellation charges: Number of days before sailing.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 90 days||$800|
|90 - 61 days||50% of full fare|
|60 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
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