Guests on the
11 Cloud departure
booked four months prior to sailing, may take advantage of a specially
priced program for $295.
Guests must be booked by 8/14 to obtain this special price. This is the
2-night pre-cruise program.
Overview of the
Post-Cruise Package In Detail
Silversea offers a pre-cruise or post-cruise tour of Panama and the
Canal. You tour Old Panama - with its grand cathedral, lavish public
buildings, warehouses once filled with Peruvian gold, and once-thriving
slave market. Contrast this with the former U.S. Canal Zone where thoUSAnds
of Americans lived and worked. An expert will explain the inner workings of
the Miraflores Locks while you sip champagne and enjoy views of transiting
ships as the sun sets. In a special private venue, enjoy a gala dinner,
hosted by a Panamanian dignitary. Next day board a train and travel from
Pacific to Atlantic. The scenic ride takes you along the canal, through
dense tropical jungles, banana plantations and old colonial towns to the
port city of Cristobal.
Included in your tour are two nights' accommodations at the Miramar
Intercontinental Hotel in Panama City, breakfast daily, one lunch, a gala
dinner, the sightseeing, including the scenic train ride, and all
transportation and transfers.
The Miramar Inter-Continental is a twin tower high rise hotel set
directly on Panama Bay, in the banking and shopping district. A Gourmet
restaurant, piano lounge, and pub are just a few of the entertainment venues
offered at the Miramar. The guest rooms are spacious, with in-room Internet,
mini-bars and large-screen TV's with movie channels. Tennis courts and a
health spa featuring a large outdoor swimming pool help make the
Intercontinental the best address in Panama City.
Dec 2-12, '02 )
Day 1 Panama City, Panama
You begin by the great train ride from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the
same route that thoUSAnds of Americans took in search of gold during the
late eighteen hundreds. The scenic ride takes you along the Panama Canal and
through dense tropical jungles of the Soberania National Park. Over bridges
and Islands, through banana plantations and old colonial towns. Once in
Panama City, transfer to your hotel, the Miramar Intercontinental, described
above, and a vacation in and of itself.
Day 2 Panama City, Panama
Besides seeing today's Panama, you will drive past Old Panama, founded in
1519 and destroyed by Pirate Morgan in 1671. The ruins of churches and
convents, colonial palaces, bridges and military buildings attest to the
grandiose past of this city. Upon leaving Old Panama, the road leads you to
many historic monuments and sights as well as a short detour into the posh
neighborhoods of Coco Mar and San Francisco, past the former residence of
Manuel Noriega. Finally, your tour will lead you through the former Panama
Canal Zone. Early this evening, you will view the inner workings of the
canal, learn of its rich history and marvel at this man made wonder. A local
expert will share with you his extensive knowledge of the Canal while you
sip champagne and enjoy the view of the transiting ships as the sun sets.
Next is a gala dinner served at a very special private venue. Enjoy fine
dining hosted by a Panamanian dignitary.
Day 3 Panama City/Homeward
Enjoy included breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, check out and
depart for your homeward flight based on your flight schedule.