Cuba, Panama, and The Pacific (22 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Ship: Viking Star  |  14 Reviews
Miami, FL, United States to Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dates: 22 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018

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DAY 1
22 Nov 2018
Miami, FL, United States

Arrive in Miami today, Florida's sun-kissed city of glimmering high-rises and vibrant culture on scenic Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and take time to explore your ship amid Miami's coastal beauty.

DAY 2
23 Nov 2018
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)

Cruise the Atlantic waters that separate Florida and Cuba today. During the Age of Discovery, these waters offered passage to countless ships sailing to new lands. You will have ample time to enjoy your ship's amenities as you cruise, taking a dip in the Infinity Pool, and enjoying your meals al fresco and perhaps sampling a local rum cocktail.

DAY 3
24 Nov 2018
Santiago De Cuba, Cuba

Explore Cuba's former capital city, also known as the "Cradle of the Cuban Revolution". Monuments that commemorate Santiago de Cuba's rebel leaders can be found all over the city, from Antonio Maceo—who led the fight in Cuba's wars of independence—to Fidel Castro. Uncover Santiago's 500-year history on a visit to the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Provincial Museum, featuring a vast collection of artifacts and paintings collected by the city's former mayor. Immerse yourself in Santiago's diverse culture, influenced by its early immigrants from Africa, Haiti, and Jamaica. Or, get a taste of Cuba's coffee industry with a visit to a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site coffee plantation, in the heart of the Sierra Maestra mountain range with its gigantic rock formation La Gran Piedra.

DAY 4
25 Nov 2018
Caribbean Sea (Cruising)

As you sail the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean north back toward Miami, take advantage of the many amenities of your ship. You might take in an enrichment lecture, or sip a cocktail and enjoy the view through the two-story panoramic windows of the Explorers' Lounge.

DAY 5
26 Nov 2018
Cienfuegos, Cuba

Learn about Cienfuegos's maritime history while spending the morning kayaking around its scenic bay. Today one of Cuba's largest ports, Cienfuegos was a popular sanctuary from pirates during colonial times. You may choose to explore a bit further afield with a Cuban biologist to learn about the Botanical Garden of Cienfuegos, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. And, receive an introduction to the varied birdlife from your expert guide at the Guanaroca Lagoon, a birdwatcher's paradise. Travel back to Cuba's colonial past in Trinidad. Once the home of wealthy landowners and sugar barons, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site graced by cobblestone streets and bright, pastel-colored residences.

DAY 6
27 Nov 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
28 Nov 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 8
29 Nov 2018
Limón, Costa Rica

Explore the magnificent natural wonders of Costa Rica as you call on its Caribbean port of Puerto Limón. Celebrated as one of the world's most picturesque countries, Costa Rica is home to an astonishing diversity of landscapes and climate zones. About 5% of the world's species of flora and fauna thrive in this tiny country, lush with rainforests. Keep your eyes open for some of them when you cruise the canals of Tortuguero, an aquatic highway linking villages and traversing palm forests and swamps dense with wildlife.

DAY 9
30 Nov 2018
Colón, Panama

More than a gateway to the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal, Colón also introduces you to the unique native traditions of an ancient people. Witness centuries-old tribal life firsthand during a visit to Chagres National Park and an Emberá village, where people live in thatched-roof huts, travel by dugout canoe, and keep the craft of basket weaving alive. Experience all of these enduring traditions and many others during your time in Colón.

DAY 10
01 Dec 2018
Panama Canal, Panama

Enjoy a fascinating crossing of the Path Between the Seas today as you traverse the famed Panama Canal. When it opened in 1914, it was hailed as one of the world's greatest engineering feats. Forty-eight miles long, it links the Atlantic and Pacific at the narrowest stretch of the Isthmus of Panama, cutting thousands of miles off shipping routes that once stretched all the way around Cape Horn at the tip of South America. Crossing this manmade wonder, your ship will be raised and lowered through enormous locks at each end and you'll enjoy a scenic cruise on the 21-mile-long Gatun Lake.

DAY 11
02 Dec 2018
Pacific Ocean (Cruising)

Cruise the coast of Central America today. As you do, consider that these waters were first spotted by Europeans in the 16th century, when the Spaniard Vasco Núñez de Balboa traversed the Isthmus of Panama from the Caribbean, stumbled upon a vast sea and called it Mar del Sur, or "southern sea", for its location south of the isthmus.

DAY 12
03 Dec 2018
Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Sail into the scenic Gulf of Nicoya this morning, dotted with stunning pristine islands and surrounded by Costa Rica's tropical splendor, magnificent beaches and rich wildlife. Here, you will call on the sleepy fishing village of Puntarenas and venture to a nearby rainforest, where you'll follow trails under the dense canopy. Keep your ears and eyes open for howler monkeys and colorful scarlet macaws in the trees as you explore this lush wilderness.

DAY 13
04 Dec 2018
Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua
León, Nicaragua
Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

Visit Nicaragua today, a visually arresting country of tropical jungle and dramatic mountain peaks. Nearly 20 percent of this nature-loving nation is protected as parks and reserves and its farming culture has thrived for centuries. Absorb its magnificent beauty and gain insight into its unique agriculture when you travel to a coffee plantation, or finca, to see how the beloved bean is grown, harvested, and roasted.

DAY 14
05 Dec 2018
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Cruise into Puerto Quetzal this morning, a pair of towering volcanoes overseeing your arrival in the distance. You will journey into the central highlands to the stunningly preserved city of Antigua, the capital of Spain's Central American colonies for more than 200 years and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its stunning streets lined with Spanish Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, and homes.

DAY 15
06 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 16
07 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 17
08 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 18
09 Dec 2018
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Anchor near the tip of the Baja Peninsula today for your visit to Cabo San Lucas, "Cabo" to its more frequent visitors. One of Mexico's top destinations for its long beaches, resorts, scuba diving, and picturesque rocky coast, it boasts one of the region's most scenic harbors. Get acquainted with a panoramic tour of the resort city, San José del Cabo, sister to Cabo San Lucas and the oldest Spanish mission on the Baja Peninsula.

DAY 19
10 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 20
11 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 21
12 Dec 2018
San Diego, CA, United States

Discover California's coastal gem as you explore its white-sand beaches and parks. Visit the historic Gaslamp Quarter on a panoramic tour, or soar over the city's skyline on a thrilling helicopter ride. Head to the world-famous San Diego Safari Park or visit two highly-acclaimed microbreweries and enjoy a selection of craft beers. With renowned attractions and near perfect weather, San Diego calls itself "America's Finest City".

DAY 22
13 Dec 2018
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Disembark today and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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About the Ship

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Viking Star

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

What's Included

Included

  • VIKING INCLUSIVE VALUE

    A cruise fare that includes everything you need

  • One included shore excursion in every port of call

  • Shipwide Wi-Fi so you can remain connected

  • Access to top-rated spa

  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch

  • Other included beverages, such as specialty coffees, teas and bottled water

  • Port taxes and fees

  • Alternative restaurant dining

  • Airport transfers with purchase of Viking Air

About Us

Viking® offers destination-focused river and ocean cruises to the world’s most fascinating locations on board elegant, state-of-the art ships. With Viking, guests will journey with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help guests explore the most intimate nuances of their destination both on board and ashore—with enriching shore excursions, informative lectures and port talks, engaging Destination Performances, wine tastings and regional cuisine. Plus, Viking Inclusive Value provides guests all they need in one inclusive cruise fare.

Insider Tip

Viking has a variety of ways in which you can customize your trip including premium beverage packages, gift orders and making arrangements for special occasions.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Pricing, dates, inclusions, and itinerary are subject to change without notice, and vary by departure date and cabin. Restrictions may apply. Ship are registered in: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Ukraine, China, Vietnam and Egypt.



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Add-Ons

Pre-Packages

Miami Beach, FL United States

Offered by: COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Location: Miami Beach, FL United States
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Beach and Cruise

Make the most of Miami, whether you’re sailing in or out of the city on a cruise ship. When you book a night or more at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, we’ll give you daily breakfast in Traymore Restaurant and a US$40 Uber credit for your transfer to or from the Port of Miami or Port Everglades.

Our 20th century Art Deco hotel is the ideal place to start your cruise experience, with direct access to Miami’s famous South Beach and the city’s entertainment, shopping and cultural highlights all within walking distance.

And if you’re ending your cruise in Miami, the hotel’s wellness centre COMO Shambhala Urban Escape will help soothe the next stage of your journey with its wide range of therapeutic treatments and rooftop hydrotherapy pool.

Offered by: COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Location: Miami Beach, FL United States
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Explore the Everglades

Miami is just an hour from the renowned Everglades National Park, one of the world’s great nature reserves. This 1.5 million acre wetlands is a World Heritage Site rich with all kinds of natural life, from rare orchids to bright pink flamingos. Guests of COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach can now experience this remarkable landscape for themselves, enjoying an airboat tour through the Everglades as well as return car transfers from the hotel.

Shore Excursions

Miami, FL, United States - 22 Nov 2018

Cienfuegos, Cuba - 26 Nov 2018

Colón, Panama - 30 Nov 2018

Panama Canal, Panama - 01 Dec 2018

Puntarenas, Costa Rica - 03 Dec 2018

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - 09 Dec 2018

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - 09 Dec 2018

Los Angeles, CA, United States - 13 Dec 2018

Post-Packages

Beverly Hills, CA United States

Offered by: Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
Location: Beverly Hills, CA United States
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
Experience More - Hotel Credit

Experience more of iconic Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) with a valuable credit towards our signature services and amenities. Savour delicious and varied cuisine right at the Hotel in CUT by Wolfgang Puck, CUT Lounge and THE Blvd, or through 24-hour In-Room Dining. Relax in the 8,000-square-foot (743-square-metre) spa or by the pool at the Pool Bar & Café. Or apply your credit to the basics and take advantage of laundry services and valet parking.

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