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Visit the Beautiful Americas with Oceania Cruises on a Panama Canal Cruise

One example of the great itineraries offered by Oceania Cruises is the 18-day Panama Canal itinerary that visits some ports that are not accessible by the larger ships. Oceania Regatta is a mid-sized ship, so it can do things the larger cruise lines can not. One perk with Oceania, while in port, often the ship stays in port overnight which means you get to go out and enjoy the nightlife during your cruise vacation. Onboard an Oceania ship expect to be served up the finest cuisine. Also, enjoy relaxed elegance, spacious rooms, and service beyond your expectations.

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Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

On January 16, 2015, the Oceania Regatta sets sail from Miami, Florida to Lima, Peru for an 18-day adventure stopping in eight countries from North, Central, and South America. Check out this Bucket List packed itinerary.

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Oceania Regatta’s Bridge of the Americas

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Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

While in Key West, Florida be sure to stop in at Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant to try some of their famous desserts which they claim are, well, the name of the restaurant says it all.

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Photo courtesy of Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant

After cruising the Straits of Florida, you’ll make a stop in one of the most popular ports in the Western Caribbean–Cozumel, Mexico.  There’s so much to do here. If you love to golf, check out the beautiful 18-hole golf course at the Cozumel Country Club.

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Photo courtesy of Cozumel Country Club

If you want to learn how to cook like the locals then take the culinary cooking tour. Motorcycle enthusiast will appreciate a ride through the countryside. There are also several sites to visit the ancient ruins.

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Culinary Tour photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

Take the Mayan Experience Tour while in Costa Maya, Mexico to get a taste of authentic Mayan cuisine, experience the culture, and enjoy a delicious meal with a local family.

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Photo courtesy of The Native Choice

While in Santo Tomas, Guatemala you may want to check out Rio Dulce Tours. They offer a great river boat ride through the forested land, or a tour of Tikal ruins.

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Photo courtesy of Rio Dulce Travel

A visit to Belize City wouldn’t be complete without a stop at The Wet Lizard. It’s a happening bar with waterfront views.

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Photo courtesy of The Wet Lizard

With so much to do while in Roatan,  Honduras, it’s best to arrange a tour. Tourism Roatan has many suggestions. If you are looking for a place to relax on the beach with cocktail service, a massage with views of the ocean, or maybe say your “I dos” or renew your vows in a memorable place.

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Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

After spending a day cruising the Caribbean Sea, your next day will be spent in the densely vegetative city of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Tortuguero Wildlife Tours offers a great tour that takes you on a wildlife adventure combined with a banana plantation tour (everyone raves about this tour). There are also cocoa, pineapple, and coffee plantation tours available.

The highlight of this trip is the transition from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean transitioning through the Panama Canal locks. Be sure to try the delicious local cuisine at El Trapiche while in Fuerte Amador (Balboa), Panama.

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Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

After a day cruising the Pacific Ocean, you’ll arrive in  Manta, Ecuador. If you can, take the quick flight to Quito and head to the equator memorial where you can take that moment to straddle two hemispheres at one time.

Stop in at La Casa di Carlo for their most popular dish of Fettucine Mar e Montagna when in port in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Photo courtesy of La Casa di Carlo

While in Salaverry, Peru, you may want to take an excursion to the temple ruins, visit the museums, and a walking tour to discover all the colors, aromas, flavors, and dance of Peru.

Since your final destination is Lima, Peru, it would be highly recommended to add on a post-cruise stay in Machu Picchu in order to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. While it can be done in a day with a flight from the ship, we recommend you allow more time to explore this amazing city on a hill.

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There are lots of other great itineraries sailing to and through the Panama Canal. Let CruiseExperts.com plan your Bucket List-filled  Panama Canal cruise. We can take care of all the fine details from your pre- and post- cruise hotels, transfers, and flights, so that you can focus on having a good time and enjoying your vacation! Visit our website today at CruiseExperts.com, give us a call at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) or email us at info@cruiseexperts.com!

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