As early as Columbus, man was intent on finding a sea-level shortcut between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.
By creating artificial lakes and immense lift-locks the Americans performed, in 1914, one of history’s greatest engineering featsy. To experience the Canal is memorable. The scenery at the 8th Wonder of the World is enchanting, not to mention the intricate workings of the locks.
We will sail round-trip from Fort Lauderdale via the “Path Between the Seas”, for a partial transit aboard the Island Princess. Princess Cruises, whose ships are considered among the most beautiful and hospitable, was one of the first cruise lines to traverse the canal. Their ships are luxurious, floating resorts with all of the comforts and pleasures of a deluxe resort hotel. Facilities include swimming pools, a spa with sauna and massage and aerobics and dance classes. Enjoy the commentary on the history of the ports by the on-board experts, or relax in one of the luxurious lounges with expansive windows and watch some of the world's most dramatic scenery glide by.
Dining on a Princess Cruise is an experience in itself. The Italian chefs are renowned for their wide array of international cuisine, and the service is unsurpassed.
As for entertainment, there are elegant cocktail lounges, first run films, a casino and Broadway style entertainment.
The staterooms are furnished with twin beds (convertible to queen size), colour TV with in-house movies and news channels, climate control, refrigerator, phone, safe, spacious closets and a private bathroom with shower only.
* All shore excursions are optional, and may be purchased in advance on Princess Cruises’ website, or onboard the ship.