Panama Canal Cruise | October 14 – 24, 2011

Our group of gay men and women will be sailing on the luxurious Zuiderdam for a 10 night sailing to the Panama Canal and into Lake Gatun. The canal is one of the great wonders of the world. Built more than 100 years ago it is truly an engineering masterpiece.

While in Panama we will also have the chance to take excursions to visit old Spanish Colonial towns and fortresses or spend the day with the native Embrera Indians who live just as they did centuries ago. One might feel as if they have stepped back in time. They live in straw and mud huts with no electricity or modern conveniences.

Will also visit glorious Costa Rica where you may explore the natural beauty of the rain forest and see crocodiles, sloth and possibly even a jaguar. For the more adventurous I strongly suggest white water rafting or zip lining above the canopy of trees below. Both are truly exhilarating experiences that you will not forget.

We also have the please of visiting two of the Dutch Antilles with stops in Aruba, known for wonderful beaches and dramatic desert scenery, plus charming Curacao which boasts quaint pastel colored buildings with the typical Dutch architecture including the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Each island has a very different feel.

Our final stop will be Half Moon Cay, a private Bahama island owned by Holland America. Here is a day to relax, sip Margaritas, swim & snorkel, horseback ride and enjoy a fabulous beach barbeque.

For More Information, see http://www.cruisedesignstravel.com/panama-canal-cruise/

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