16 Night Panama Canal Cruise on Radiance of the Seas from Los Angeles, California Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Lovers Beach
The 16 Night Panama Canal Cruise from Los Angeles, California visits Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Panama Canal (Cruising), Panama; Colón, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; George Town, Grand Cayman; Tampa, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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16 Night Panama Canal Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Los Angeles, California
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4 - Mazatlan, Mexico
Day 5 - 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Day 10 - Cruising
Day 11 - Panama Canal, Panama
Day 12 - Colón, Panama
Day 13 - Cartagena, Colombia
Day 14 - Cruising
Day 15 - George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 16 - Cruising
Day 17 - Tampa, Florida
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Lovers Beach
Lovers Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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16 Night Panama Canal Cruise

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Leaving from
Los Angeles, California
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Los Angeles, California
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Tendered from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4
Mazatlan, Mexico
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5 - 6
Cruising
Day at sea
7
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10
Cruising
Day at sea
11
Panama Canal, Panama
Sightseeing from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
12
Colón, Panama
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
13
Cartagena, Colombia
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
14
Cruising
Day at sea
15
George Town, Grand Cayman
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
16
Cruising
Day at sea
17
Tampa, Florida
Arrives at 6:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

Your ship
Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas Aerial
An aerial image of Radiance of the Seas
Get to know
Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

WANDER THE WORLD OVER

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Los Angeles, California

Day 1
Los Angeles
California
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Los Angeles, California, Aerial view of Santa Monica beach
Aerial view of a beach in Santa Monica, California
Things to do in
Los Angeles
Departs at 4:00 PM
The trend-setting global metropolis of Los Angeles has it all. Get to know the Entertainment Capital of the World: Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a drive down cinematic Sunset Boulevard. But there's a lot more to explore in LA than its star-studded heritage. Enjoy the 75 miles of coastline: Wander the famous canals of Venice Beach, or drive out to the more remote Malibu coast. Get your culture on at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, home to everything from ancient Islamic artifacts to contemporary American art. Or stretch your legs with a hike at Runyon Canyon Park — it offers great views of the surrounding hills and the iconic Hollywood sign.
Los Angeles, California, Point Dume
View of Point Dume in Malibu, California

Explore the Outer Beach Towns

Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu and Long Beach are four of Los Angeles' most popular beach destinations. Of the four, Malibu is the most remote and least urban — head here for surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Depending on traffic, you can get to Long Beach in 40 minutes, while the others take around an hour.
Los Angeles, California, Famous Hollywood sign
The famous Hollywood sign in California

Star-Studded Trails

Snap a pic of the Hollywood sign, stroll down the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or visit Paramount Studios. You can see all of these and more on the Grand City Tour by StarLine Tours which operates two times a day, seven days a week.
Los Angeles, California, View from Runyon Canyon Park
The view of Los Angeles, California from Runyon Canyon Park

Hit the Hills

LA isn't only about urban adventure — the locals love the outdoors, too. Hike the hills at Runyon Canyon Park, where they also offer free outdoor yoga classes. Or hit the Griffith Park trails: Here, you can hike to Bronson Canyon, the entrance of which appears as the mouth of the Batcave in the 1960s version of "Batman."
Los Angeles, California, Chorizo Tacos
Chorizo tacos on a white plate with a sliced lime

Local Cuisine

As international and unique as its residents, the cuisine in Los Angeles is an experience all of its own. Indulge your sweet tooth with unique ice cream flavors like chocolate caramel potato chip cupcake at Salt and Straw. Stop by one of the many food trucks for carne asada tacos. Or head to high-end Nobu for classic sushi or new-school tuna sashimi tacos — it doesn't get more LA than that.
Los Angeles, California, Famous Rodeo Drive
View of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California

Shopping

LA is known for its shopping, and the city's most iconic spot for retail is Rodeo Drive. Browse through high-end fashions, and maybe spot a few celebrities while you're there. Head to the Grove for more budget-friendly designer offerings, and stroll down Melrose Avenue if you're looking for boutiques and vintage items. For bargains on clothes, shoes and textiles, check out the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Day 3
Cabo San Lucas
Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Marina
Boats docked at a marina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Things to do in
Cabo San Lucas
Tendered from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
As Baja California's most electrifying destination and a playground for the rich and famous, Cabo San Lucas delivers a dreamy set of tropical wonders. Unspoiled shores like Lover's Beach paint the town in brushes of turquoise and white. Fertile ocean waters supply the seafood for fish tacos with adobo sauce. Cruise to Cabo San Lucas and head to Desert Park Natural Reserve to behold expansive cream-colored desert scenery. See soaring natural rock formations plunge into the Sea of Cortez at Land's End, only reachable by boat — the spot is also known for throwing the best beachside parties. Stride along a happy crowd while sipping on a margarita, taking in the impressive views and doing a little dancing while you're at it.
Hidden Coves, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Hidden Coves, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Natural Monument

Reachable by water taxi, El Arco ("The Arch") will enchant you. Here, impressive arches naturally formed from rock frame white-sand beaches and crystal-blue waters. Snap a pic of the arch, and catch a glimpse of the sea lions that often pop up to get some sun on the rock formations.
Insider tip
Drive the coast that connects both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo for gorgeous seascapes and delicious cuisine by the sea.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Lovers beach view from sea
View of Lovers beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from the sea

Submerge in Love

This same water taxi can also drop you off at romantic Playa del Amor — Lover's Beach. Watch the clear waters of the Sea of Cortez crash against the massive eroded granite rocks that rest on the shore.
Insider tip
Stop by the San Jose del Cabo farmers market and take succulent fruits and vegetables with you to the beach.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Colorful houses
Colorful houses in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Creativity Walk

Take a break from the sun and stroll through the old town of San Jose del Cabo, a quick 30 minutes away from Cabo San Lucas. The town's Gallery District is full of small studios where local artists sell their work. Bring your camera to capture the enchanting Spanish colonial architecture of this historic town.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Spring tacos with coleslaw and salsa
Three shrimp tacos with coleslaw and salsa on a wooden board

Local Cuisine

Cabo San Lucas' cuisine is as exotic and mesmerizing as its vistas. Cruise to Cabo San Lucas to savor delicious chocolate clams, tamales fajados (chicken tamales), tamales guemes (pork, raisin and olive tamales), spicy shrimp tacos and their famous comida de pobres (seafood stew). Then wash it all down with clamato, a sweet tomato and clam drink.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Decorative bowls
Various decorative Mexican bowls for sale

Shopping

Head to San Jose del Cabo for beautiful and varied local handicrafts in places like Silver Moon Gallery, Indian Hands and Curios Carmela. Another great stop during your Cabo San Lucas cruise is La Coyota, an hacienda-turned-shop where you can find embroideries, toys, hand-painted bowls and other types of pottery.

Day 4: Mazatlan, Mexico

Day 4
Mazatlan
Mexico
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Traditional Houses by the Water, Mazatlan, Mexico
Traditional Houses by the Water, Mazatlan, Mexico
Things to do in
Mazatlan
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cradled by mountains and lapped by the cerulean waters of the Pacific, Mazatlán is one of the most interesting resort towns on Mexico’s wild western coast. If you’re planning a cruise to Mazatlán, you’re in for a real treat. You’ll find it all here — stately plazas and shaded streets lined with restored landmarks in the city’s Centro Historico. Beautiful white-sand beaches dotted with lively cafes, bars and plenty of space to sunbathe. And endless ways to dive into the region’s unique history, which is filled with Spanish conquistadors, buccaneer battles, and Gold Rush-era prospectors.
Palapas on the Beach, Mazatlan, Mexico
Palapas on the Beach, Mazatlan, Mexico

SOAK UP THE SUN

One of the best things to do in Mazatlan, Mexico is spend the day visiting some of the resort town’s many miles of shoreline. This famous Mexican Riviera destination has plenty of fine white-sand beaches to choose from, each with its own vibe. Two of the most popular are laid-back Playa Olas Altas and lively Playa las Gaviotas.
Insider tip
Drinking tap water in Mexico is not advised. Some restaurants and bars in Mazatlan serve bottled water to visitors by default, but make sure to ask if in doubt.
Old City Street, Mazatlan, Mexico
Old City Street, Mazatlan, Mexico

HIT THE OLD TOWNS

“Pueblos Mágicos,” or “Magic Towns,” are recognized by the Mexican government for their beauty, history and cultural significance. Mazatlán is located just an hour drive from two of them — charming El Rosario and scenic El Quelite. Both are home to picturesque cobblestone streets, traditional architecture, authentic cuisine and thriving communities of local artisans.
Insider tip
The weather in Mazatlan is usually sunny, so don’t forget to bring sunscreen and reapply throughout the day if you’re outside..
Isla de la Piedra; Stone Island in Mazatlan, Mexico
Isla de la Piedra; Stone Island in Mazatlan, Mexico

ROCK WITH IT

Another great day trip from Mazatlán is a visit to Isla de la Piedra, known in English as Stone Island. A five-minute ferry ride away, this tranquil spot is actually a peninsula. It offers endless outdoor adventures — like horseback riding and some of the region’s nicest beaches. The restaurants here are also amazing, located in rustic palapas with views of the ocean.
Insider tip
It’s typical to tip waiters 15% at restaurants, cafés and bars. Many big establishments accept credit cards, but it’s always good to have some pesos on hand.
Aguachile Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche, Mazatlan, Mexico
Aguachile Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche, Mazatlan, Mexico

SAVOR A TASTE OF SINALOA

One of the best things to do in Mazatlán, Mexico is to try the local cuisine. The city is known for its authentic Sinaloan dishes, which include hearty stews made in a caldo, or big pot, and fresh-caught seafood. If you like shrimp, try some refreshing aguachiles. If you’re craving something a little more robust, order a bowl of birria — a stew made of coriander-spiced beef, goat or lamb.
Many Colorful Maracas in the Basket, Mazatlan, Mexico
Many Colorful Maracas in the Basket, Mazatlan, Mexico

HANDCRAFTED CREATIONS

If you’re on a quest for the perfect souvenirs to bring home from Mazatlan, head to the Arts and Crafts Center in the Zona Dorada — Mazatlan’s resort district. The center offers a huge selection of products and souvenirs handcrafted by local artisans — from pottery and textiles to woodcarvings. Prices here are also much lower than what you’ll find at nearby boutiques and souvenir shops.

Day 5 - 6: Cruising

Day 5 - 6
Cruising
At Sea
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Izumi Table with assorted dishes
A top-down view of assorted dishes on a table at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean ship
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Oasis of the Seas Windjammer Olives Cheese and Salads
Windjammer Olives Cheese and Salads

Windjammer

The Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for tantalizing global flavors served complimentary. Like just-pressed paninis packed with all your favorite meats and cheeses. Flaky pastries fresh from the oven and omelets any way you like them. And hearty mains that run the gamut from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised Ho Chi Minh pork.
Room Service Breakfast
Room Service Bottle Glass in Bed

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 7: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Day 7
Puerto Quetzal
Guatemala
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Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Antigua Central Park
Antigua Central Park near Port Quetzal, Guatemala
Things to do in
Puerto Quetzal
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Puerto Quetzal is the ideal starting point to discover some of Guatemala's most iconic attractions. After a short ride outside of this port city, roam the Spanish Colonial streets of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the colossal Volcan de Agua in the background. Cruise to Puerto Quetzal and learn how to weave using the back-strap loom technique or how to grind coffee by hand from the Maya women of San Antonio Aguascalientes. Then, reach Guatemela's highlands, and get happily lost in the town of Panajachel, with its pastel-colored houses that face idyllic Lake Atitlan.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Santa Catalina Arch
Santa Catalina Arch and Agua Volcano by Port Quetzal, Guatemala

Colonial Relics

Travel back in time as you saunter the streets of this Spanish Colonial town that lies 4,500 feet above sea level. Antigua is clad in pastel-colored buildings, balconies dripping bougainvilleas and house museums like Casa Santo Domingo and Casa de los Suenos, which depict the country's storied past.
Insider tip
Take Spanish-speaking lessons in Antigua, a hub of international exchange with dozens of language schools.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Traditional Mayan Textiles
Traditional Mayan textiles on a market in Port Quetzal, Guatemala

Weave Your Way

Find the artist within with a tour of San Antonio Aguascalientes, and let your inner creative have some fun while learning how to weave intricate patterns from the local Maya women. Then shop for their high-quality huipiles (woven blouses) at the local textile market.
Insider tip
Walk the cobblestone streets of the old town and look for that perfect photo of a volcano emerging in the background.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Two Giraffes
Two giraffes at a safari park in Port Quetzal, Guatemala

Animal Kingdom

Head to Auto Safari Chapin for close and safe encounters with rare animals from Guatemala and Africa, like zebras, lions and giraffes — all from the comfort of your air-conditioned drive-through coach. Then, get on your feet and explore the nature park for sightings of exotic birds and endangered species like water buffalos, dwarf goats and ostriches.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Traditional Food
Traditional street food in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Local Cuisine

Guatemala's cuisine is made of hearty dishes like empanadas — savory pastries stuffed with potato and meat and topped with guacamole, cilantro and onion — pollo asado (spiced roasted chicken) and mashed plantains. For a taste of these local delicacies, head to Las Antorchas, Rincon Tipico or La Casa de las Sopas in the old town of Antigua.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Colorful Wooden Maracas
Colorful wooden maracas at street shop in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Shopping

Antigua's bustling local market, found on Calle Poniente, displays a colorful collection of local arts and crafts like masks, wood carvings, huipiles (woven blouses), maracas and kites. Another unmissable location with your cruise to Puerto Quetzal is Nim Po't, a hall with a massive array of Maya clothing.

Day 8: Cruising

Day 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Champagne Drinks
Champagne Drinks

Champagne Bar

Whether you spent the day chasing onboard thrills or soaking up beachside chill, raise a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar and celebrate another day in paradise. From bold bruts to crisp cremants, discover your perfect pairing for good times at sea.
Utopia of the Seas Friends Enjoying a Pint at Bell and Barley
Utopia of the Seas Friends Enjoying a Pint at Bell and Barley

English Pub

If you’re looking to grab a pint, this fleetwide favorite is the spot. Pop-up musical performances keep the vibe here is as lively as London, and the pub’s impressive drink menu offers a sweeping selection of beers that range from ales to lagers, with UK-themed cocktails and an inspired collection of spirits.
City of Dreams Cruise Show, Performers on stage, Jewel of the Seas
Performers on stage during the City of Dreams Cruise Show on Jewel of the Seas

City of Dreams

Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world— both real and imaginary— in a show that will hypnotize your senses.
DJ Nightlife Music Spin
DJ Nightlife Music Spin

Night Life

The sun has retired for the day— but you don't have to, thanks to entertainment across the ship. You've got plans tonight, with dancing, laughs and live music at bars, clubs and lounges that never require a cover charge. It's like the ultimate night out on the town— but you never have to leave the ship.

Day 9: Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Day 9
Puntarenas
Costa Rica
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica Beach
Beach on Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Things to do in
Puntarenas
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Situated on the long Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas is a great jumping-off point for the eco-adventures that have made Costa Rica famous. Trek lush rainforests in San Luis Park. Discover tropical flora and fauna in Pos Volcano National Park, and shower under Costa Rica's tallest waterfall at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. Looking for oceanside adventure? Take the short drive from Puntarenas to the Nicoya Peninsula, where there's a wide array of beaches — relax on family-friendly Playa Guiones, or check out dramatic Playa Ostional, with its volcanic black sands and vibrant sea turtle population. Puntarenas cruises give you access to Playa Tamarindo, where you can find some of the best surf and food in the country.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica Suspension Bridge
Suspension bridge in a rainforest in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

High in the Clouds

Walk across four suspended bridges and along the treetops and the forest fog of San Luis Park. A local guide will take you through the dense tropical jungle and into a hummingbird garden to witness the beautiful birds as they fly rapidly among the trees.
Insider tip
Take a historic train or a river cruise and witness the lesser-known side of Costa Rica's wildlife.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica Coffee Beans
Bag of coffee beans from Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Coffee Culture

Tour the 640-acre Arabica coffee plantation of Espiritu Santo in the charming mountain town of Naranjo. Learn how beans are prepared for roasting while sipping on the delicious brew. The coffee produced here lands in Starbucks stores across the globe.
Insider tip
Save a few dollars on food and pop into a soda, a small local eatery, for an authentic casado plate.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica Traditional Ox Cart
Traditional decorated ox cart in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Folkloric Allure

After the coffee sampling, head to the nearby artisan town of Sarchi, famous for its arts and crafts and for making the colorful oxcarts, famous folkloric carriages and symbols of Costa Rican culture. Wooden rocking chairs and painted ceramics are also available and locally made.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica Gallo Pinto
Ethnic tropical cuisine, gallo pinto with rice and beans in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Local Cuisine

Fill up for the day with a traditional Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto, a hearty combo of rice beans flavored with spices, cilantro and onions. Later on, order up casado, a plate-style combo of rice, beans, tortillas, fried plaintains and your protein of choice — celebrate the ocean and opt for grilled fish. During your Puntarenas cruise, stop by a street vendor for a tamal, the Costa Rican classic of cornmeal and garlic wrapped in a banana leaf.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica Colorful Batiks
Colorful souvenir batiks in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Shopping

For close-by shopping options, head straight to Paseo de los Turistas, a promenade with many craft shops selling everything from locally grown coffee to leather goods. If driving is not an issue, head to the village of Sarchi and pick your favorite oxcart as a souvenir. Cruise to Costa Rica to stop by a beachside vendor and pick up a batik, a colorful dyed cloth traditional to the area.

Day 10: Cruising

Day 10
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 11: Panama Canal, Panama

Day 11
Panama Canal
Panama
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Panama Canal, Second Lock Entrance Pacific Ocean
The second lock of the Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean
Things to do in
Panama Canal
Sightseeing from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A voyage through the Panama Canal is filled with views of lush terrain and calm waters. This marvelous achievement of modernity is best witnessed from the bow of the ship, where you'll see the revolutionary mechanism of the canal at work when it elevates the vessel up 85 feet. The ship reaches the canal's higher elevation and is able to sail swiftly through its tranquil waters. As you make your way between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans with your Panama Canal cruise, you'll pass by Soberania National Park, a lush region of protected rainforest — you may even spot one of the many species of rare birds that inhabit the forest.
Panama Canal, First Lock
The first lock of the Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean with a view from a ship

Get Swept Up

The man-made system of locks are where the Panama Canal works its magic by lifting passing ships up to the canal's main elevation, then letting them down again. You'll see three lock systems as you make your way through the canal: Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun.
Insider tip
Record the Panama Canal crossing during the ship's elevation, an unforgettable experience to keep for years to come.
Panama Canal, Yellow Black Bird
A yellow-backed bird found in the Soberania National Park that can be seen from the Panama Canal

Exotic Views

From the ship, you'll get great views of Soberania National Park, a 55,000-acre area of protected rainforest that's home countless species of birds, mammals and reptiles. See if you can catch a glimpse of an orange-chinned parakeet or a white-faced capuchin monkey.
Panama Canal, Monkeys Lake Gatun
Caupchin monkeys on Monkey Island in Lake Gatun on the Panama Canal

Lake Gatun

Be sure to look for the islands that surround Lake Gatun during your Panama Canal cruise. See the lush forests and colorful birds, and get to know the impressive body of water itself — at the time it was created, it was the largest man-made lake in the world.

Day 12: Colón, Panama

Day 12
Colón
Panama
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Colon, Panama Sloth Hanging On Tree
Wild two-toed sloth hanging on tree in Colon Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Things to do in
Colón
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Home to the Panama Canal's Atlantic Ocean entryway, Colón is the second-largest city in Panama. Start your adventure at the Gatun locks, where you can watch ships being raised by water lifts to the higher elevation of the canal. Then, visit the Portobelo Natural Park and take in the beauty of its 16th century forts. Or head to the beach at Playa Maria Chiquita for clear Caribbean Sea waters and white sands. Cruise to Colón, Panama and check out Portobelo National Park, where you can see 17th-century Fort San Lorenzo or go bird-watching along the Achiote Trail in San Lorenzo Protected Forest. Or take the one-hour trek to Panama City, the Caribbean's urban heartbeat.
Colon, Panama Canal
The second lock of the Panama canal from the Pacific ocean

Lock in the Wonder

Experience the Panama Canal in all its engineered glory as you witness ships being lifted in the Gatun locks to enter Gatun Lake. Ships then traverse through the lake and exit the canal on the Pacific Ocean side, going down again in the Miraflores locks.
Insider tip
Take a road trip on the Caribbean coast and find hidden beach villages, like Costa Arriba, along the way.
Colon, Panama, San Lorenzo Fort
The San Lorenzo fortifications in Portobelo National Park in Colon, Panama

Naturally Fortified

Head to the Portobelo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and find yourself surrounded by historic fortifications like the ruins of San Lorenzo Castle and Fort. Don't miss San Lorenzo Protected Forest, which houses many hiking trails and marine flora and fauna, like mangroves and sea turtles.
Insider tip
If you have the time, head to the Embera communities by canoe for a look into the lives of the indigenous peoples still living there.
Colon, Panama Cathedral
The Panama Cathedral in Colon

The Beat of the City

Drive for just an hour and find arguably the most visually appealing city in Central America: metropolitan Panama City. Cruise to Colón and walk by impressive skyscrapers like the Vitri Tower, feed your artistic side with a visit to BioMuseo museum, and shop for souvenirs in the historic streets of Panama Viejo.
Insider tip
Only in Panama can you watch the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean. All it takes is a 50-mile taxi ride from one side of the country to the other.
Colon, Panama Empanadas
Young woman holding in hands wicker basket with freshly baked empanadas

Local Cuisine

Seafood in its many forms is the staple cuisine of Colón. Sample shrimp and coconut rice or white fish ceviche marinated in lime and habanero. Not feeling like fish? Seek out golden-brown empanadas stuffed with meat and cheese or sancocho, a hearty chicken stew with corn, squash and herbs. Finish your meal with raspados, the local dessert of grated ice sweetened with condensed milk.
Colon, Panama Hats
Panama Hats sold in Colon, Panama

Shopping

The Colón Free Zone is one of the biggest duty-free markets in the world. Head here to find wholesale stores selling everything from clothes to shoes and jewelry during your Colón cruise. If you're heading to Panama City, don't miss out on the shopping there. Shops like Karavan, Beermarkt and Papiro y Yo selling indigenous art, local beer and the ever-popular Panama hats.

Day 13: Cartagena, Colombia

Day 13
Cartagena
Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia, Playa Blanca
Beautiful turquoise water at Playa Blanca near Cartagena, Colombia
Things to do in
Cartagena
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cartagena de Indias boasts romantic colonial architecture and a Caribbean coast glittering in shades of bright white and aquamarine. Saunter through the leafy Plaza de Bolivar, photographing multicolored streets like Calle Segunda de Badillo. Cruise to Cartagena to dance to the beat of merengue, salsa and Colombia's very own cumbia at places like Bazurto Social Club. Discover Proclamation Square, where the town people gathered in 1811 in support of the declaration of independence from Spain, and walk the 16th-century fortifications of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. Enjoy Cartagena's natural grandeur on its many beaches, like Bocagrande, Playa Blanca and placid Rosario Islands National Park, just 45 minutes away from the city.
Cartagena, Colombia, Street view
Buildings with balconies lining a street in Cartagena, Colombia

Walk This Way

Get to know Cartagena by foot with any of the many walking tours available and learn about the city's history and charm while discovering every colonial nook. Visit the Palace of the Inquisition, the San Felipe de Barajas Castle and the chocolate or emerald museums. Only a walk will allow you the time and space to see them.
Insider tip
Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote extensively about Cartagena. Bring with you some of his quotes and try to find the spots he wrote so passionately about.
Cartagena, Colombia, Isla de Rosario
Small boats anchored close to shore at Islas de Roasario, Colombia

Soothing Shores

Get to Bocagrande and see a Colombian version of a Miami strip, clad with trendy shops and stylish sky-rises. Or head to Playa Blanca or Rosario Islands for clear waters and blinding bright sand and be lulled by the gentle waves.
Insider tip
Take a short cooking class and learn some Colombian recipes you can take home with you.
Cartagena, Colombia, Market
An outdoor market under a covered walkway in Cartagena, Colombia

Market Finds

To get a real local experience head to the bustling Mercado de Bazurto, where you can find fresh local fruits like Mamey, Cherimoya and Lulo or have a plate full of seafood — try the popular crab rice — for less than $5.
Insider tip
Discover the natural benefits of a mud bath at Volcan de Lodo el Totumo — an active mud volcano 30 miles outside of Cartagena.
Cartagena, Colombia, Arepas rellenas
Two arepas rellenas filled with shredded beef

Local Cuisine

Cartagena proudly serves some of the best seafood in the country. Caribbean and Latin American flavors blend in dishes like ceviche, arepas rellenas (corn pancakes filled with meat) and pandebono (cheese bread). Don't miss Mila Pasteleria and Gelateria Paradiso for local sweets like coconut cake layered with dulce de leche and gelato made with mamey, a local fruit with a creamy texture and sweet pumpkin-like flavor.
Cartagena, Colombia, Traditional hats for sale
Traditional hats for sale in Cartagena, Colombia

Shopping

Walk to Casa Chiqui, This is Cartagena or Abaco Libreria and Cafe for local books, crafts and coffee. Cruise to Cartagena and stroll the Mercado for trinkets like traditional Colombian hats. If you're looking for jewelry, Cartagena is one of the world's largest producers of emeralds. Go to Lucy Jewelry to find your very own precious stone.

Day 14: Cruising

Day 14
Cruising
At Sea
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Izumi Table with assorted dishes
A top-down view of assorted dishes on a table at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean ship
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Oasis of the Seas Windjammer Olives Cheese and Salads
Windjammer Olives Cheese and Salads

Windjammer

The Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for tantalizing global flavors served complimentary. Like just-pressed paninis packed with all your favorite meats and cheeses. Flaky pastries fresh from the oven and omelets any way you like them. And hearty mains that run the gamut from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised Ho Chi Minh pork.
Room Service Breakfast
Room Service Bottle Glass in Bed

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 15: George Town, Grand Cayman

Day 15
George Town
Grand Cayman
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Aerial View of Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman
Aerial View of Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman
Things to do in
George Town
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. This international banking haven is as much known for award-winning beaches as for the flocks of celebrities and high rollers that frequent them. You can sip Cayman Mama’s while rubbing shoulders with the global glitterati. During your Grand Cayman cruise, you can snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.
Hawksbill Turtle Close-Up, George Town, Grand Cayman
Hawksbill Turtle Close-Up, George Town, Grand Cayman

Swim with Sea Turtles

The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot..
Insider tip
Everyone drives on the left here, so look both ways before crossing the street.
Seven Mile Beach Palm Trees, George Town, Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach Palm Trees, George Town, Grand Cayman

Stroll the Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upscale resorts— and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.
North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tee Off in Paradise

Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.
Two Women Swimming with Stingrays, George Town, Grand Cayman
Two Women Swimming with Stingrays, George Town, Grand Cayman

Get to Know the Locals

Take your adventure underwater and mingle with southern stingrays in Stingray City’s calm waters.
Grouper Sandwich, George Town, Grand Cayman
Grouper Sandwich, George Town, Grand Cayman

Local Cuisine

Locally caught fish is the main attraction in Grand Cayman cuisine. And you’ll find plenty of shellfish served marinated, in fritters, or in hearty chowders. Rum is the drink of choice, so make sure you try the “Cayman Mama,” a local signature cocktail made with light and coconut rums, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, and a dash of Grenadine or strawberry syrup. Cheers!

Day 16: Cruising

Day 16
Cruising
At Sea
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Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Champagne Drinks
Champagne Drinks

Champagne Bar

Whether you spent the day chasing onboard thrills or soaking up beachside chill, raise a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar and celebrate another day in paradise. From bold bruts to crisp cremants, discover your perfect pairing for good times at sea.
Utopia of the Seas Friends Enjoying a Pint at Bell and Barley
Utopia of the Seas Friends Enjoying a Pint at Bell and Barley

English Pub

If you’re looking to grab a pint, this fleetwide favorite is the spot. Pop-up musical performances keep the vibe here is as lively as London, and the pub’s impressive drink menu offers a sweeping selection of beers that range from ales to lagers, with UK-themed cocktails and an inspired collection of spirits.
City of Dreams Cruise Show, Performers on stage, Jewel of the Seas
Performers on stage during the City of Dreams Cruise Show on Jewel of the Seas

City of Dreams

Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world— both real and imaginary— in a show that will hypnotize your senses.
DJ Nightlife Music Spin
DJ Nightlife Music Spin

Night Life

The sun has retired for the day— but you don't have to, thanks to entertainment across the ship. You've got plans tonight, with dancing, laughs and live music at bars, clubs and lounges that never require a cover charge. It's like the ultimate night out on the town— but you never have to leave the ship.

Day 17: Tampa, Florida

Day 17
Tampa
Florida
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Yellow Trolley, Tampa, Florida
Yellow Trolley, Tampa, Florida
Things to do in
Tampa
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Pirates once plundered the shores of Tampa Bay, but today this swashbuckling city attracts beach seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and museum lovers alike. Its low-key beach vibe blends seamlessly with its glistening downtown atmosphere— and there’s no shortage of thrills for all ages. Explore Ybor City’s cigar-rolling history or brave rollercoasters at Busch Gardens. Kayak along the Hillsborough River past sunning alligators, and see the elusive Florida panther at the Lowry Park Zoo. Geek out at the Museum of Science & Industry’s domed IMAX Theater— or browse Florida Cracker exhibits at Tampa Bay History Center. Tampa cruises allow you to discover a treasure trove of adventures, from the beach to the bay.

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.
Insider tip
CityPASS gives you entrance to top city attractions like Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and more, all for one package price of $106 for adults and $96 for kids— and it’s good for 9 consecutive days.
Girl Running to the Beach, Tampa, Florida
Girl Running to the Beach, Tampa, Florida

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.
Coral Underwater, Tampa, Florida
Coral Underwater, Tampa, Florida

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.
Local Cuisine Cuban Sandwich, Tampa, Florida
Local Cuisine Cuban Sandwich, Tampa, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.
Shopping Purses, Tampa, Florida
Shopping Purses, Tampa, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.

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