Panama Canal Cruise – 2017

Going through the Panama Canal has always been a ‘bucket list’ item for us, and we decided to check it off this year!

Another destination on our list was the Florida Keys – and we were able to check that off our list as a bonus!

We had one small ‘glitch’ on this trip – our ship, the Island Princess was scheduled to come out of Dry-dock the day before our cruise was to start.  They experienced delays during Dry-dock and the ship’s departure for our cruise was delayed for 1 day.  This meant that we missed one of the scheduled stops which was Aruba.  We were disappointed about this, but Princess did their best to make it up to us with onboard credit and a discount on a future cruise.

Panama Canal Cruise “Voyage of Discovery” on Island Princess


Mon, Dec 4th, 2017 – Fly to Ft. Lauderdale
Tue, Dec 5th, 2017 – Drive to Key West – Stay Overnight
Wed, Dec 6th, 2017 – Boarding at Ft. Lauderdale **Cancelled. Stayed in hotel in Ft. Lauderdale instead **
Thu, Dec 7th, 2017 – At Sea **Became boarding at Ft. Lauderdale **
Fri, Dec 8th, 2017 – At Sea
Sat, Dec 9th, 2017 – Aruba ** Became At Sea **

Sun, Dec 10th , 2017 – Cartagena (Columbia)
Mon, Dec 11th, 2017 – Panama Canal
Tue, Dec 12th, 2017 – At Sea
Wed, Dec 13th, 2017 – Puntarenas (Costa Rica)
Thu, Dec 14th, 2017 – San Juan Del Sur (Nicaragua)
Fri, Dec 15th, 2017 – At Sea
Sat, Dec 16th, 2017 – Huatulco (Mexico)
Sun, Dec 17th, 2017  – At Sea
Mon, Dec 18th, 2017 – Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
Tue, Dec 19th, 2017  – At Sea
Wed, Dec 20th, 2017 – At Sea
Thu, Dec 21st, 2017 – Disembark in Los Angeles

On to Day 1 – leaving Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida