South America & Panama Canal Cruise

From $2199 (was $2449)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

20 Days

Includes 3 meals during tour, all meals during cruise
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Start this 20-day epic cruise tour in Santiago, Chile aboard the Norwegian Sun. As you travel north from South America through the Panama Canal, you will witness the seasons change from fall to spring! You'll also enjoy 50 included meals, 7 ports of call, 5 countries and see 2 continents.

Trip includes

  • 16-Night Cruise: Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun. All meals onboard the ship are included.

  • Hotel Accommodations: 2-night land tour with hotels.

  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed in the itinerary. 

  • Service: A professionally trained tour director knowledgeable in the local area, providing you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

  • Baggage Handling: Through out your trip, to and from your hotel room, and on the cruise ship.

Activity Level

Easy Going Moderate
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Trip Highlights

  • 2-night stay in Santiago, Chile
  • See the famed Virgin Mary statue on San Cristobal Hill
  • Daylight cruising through the Panama Canal
  • Port stops in 5 countries!

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South America & Panama Canal Cruise

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South America & Panama Canal Cruise

Tour Starts: Santiago, Chile

Tour Ends: Miami, Florida

Day 1

Overnight Flight to Santiago, Chile

Day 2

Arrive in Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago, the capital of and largest city in Chile. If you have purchased your airline tickets from YMT Vacations, you will be welcomed by a YMT representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your fellow travelers and enjoy an included welcome dinner. (D)

Hotel Atton El Bosque or similar

Day 3

Santiago, Chile

Enjoy a half-day morning sightseeing tour to see some of the city's landmarks, including the San Francisco Church, the oldest monument of the country and La Moneda Palace, originally constructed to house the Mint of the Spanish Crown during the 18th century. Then stop at San Cristobal Hill where the famous Virgin Mary statue overlooks the city. (B)

Hotel Atton El Bosque or similar

South American & Panama Canal Cruise Option Santa Rita Windery Tour & LunchOPTION: SANTA RITA WINERY TOUR & LUNCH:

This afternoon, head to Santa Rita vineyard. Gain insight into the intriguing history of the estate, learning about how it was the first place to grow European grape varieties in Chile. Includes lunch - all for just $109 per person. Please add this option at time of booking.

South American & Panama Canal Cruise Option Folklore Dinner & Show at Bali Hai RestaurantOPTION: FOLKLORE DINNER & SHOW AT BALI HAI RESTAURANT:

Enjoy a delicious dinner and a folkloric show that will give you a taste of the main traditional Chilean dances, costumes, and music. You will see a display of Chile’s folklore from all regions ranging from the North to the South - all for just $89 per person. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 4


After breakfast, we make our way to Viña del Mar, known as the "Garden City" for its vast amount of parks and gardens, for a panoramic tour. In the early afternoon, arrive in Valparaiso where you will board the Norwegian Sun, your floating hotel for the next two weeks. (B)

Day 5

Coquimbo, Chile (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

The quaint harbor town of Coquimbo was once the center of Chile's thriving gold and copper industry.

Day 6

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 7

Arica, Chile (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Known as the "City of Eternal Spring" for its green valleys and inspiring regions, Arica is a lush city amid the Atacama Desert, the driest non-polar desert in the world.

Day 8

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 9

Callao (Lima), Peru (7:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Discover the hidden treasures of Lima and enjoy Peruvian cuisine specialties in one of the most beautiful colonial mansions.

Day 10

Day 10 • Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru (11:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Immerse yourself in a cultural experience as you visit the Moche Valley and learn about the people that inhabited the region.

Day 11

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 12

Manta, Ecuador (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Pristine beaches, picturesque villages and a unique tropical dry forest await your exploration outside Manta. Or spend your day discovering the charming atmosphere and colonial architecture of nearby Montecristi, which was founded in the early 1600s.

Day 13

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 14

Puntarenas, Costa Rica (9:00 AM–7:00 PM)

Sitting amid some of the most beautiful rainforests in the country, Puntarenas is a city in transition from important historical shipping port to tourist Mecca.

Day 15

At Sea

Enjoy the amenities aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun.

Day 16

Daylight Transit of the Panama Canal

Linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Paci c Ocean, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. After over 10 years in the making, the canal was finally completed in 1914.

Day 17

Cartagena, Colombia (10:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Cartagena is full of history and charm. For example, from La Popa Monastery, you have a panoramic view of the city and harbor. You can enjoy the artisan center of Las Bovedas (The Dungeons), Plaza Bolivar, the Palace of Inquisition, and the Church of San Pedro Claver.

Day 18 & 19

At Sea

Make sure you take the chance to try all of the fun activities onboard one more time!

Day 20

Disembarkation and Depart for Home from Miami

Today your vacation comes to an end, but you'll depart for home with new friends and memories to reflect on for years to come!

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Sun Inside Stateroom

Deck 8, 9, 10

Staying mid-ship means you're near all the action. You'll also enjoy plenty of space—this type of stateroom is the largest of its kind on Sun-Class ships, with room for five of you. Approx. 172-191 sq. ft.

Sun Oceanview Picture Window Stateroom

Deck 8, 9

Take in the ever-changing seascape from your big picture window. Or kick back, relax and watch TV in your sitting area. When it's bedtime, choose from multiple, comfortable sleeping options Approx 145-170 sq. ft.

Sun Balcony Stateroom

Deck 10

Stay mid-ship and stay closer to the action. When it's time to retreat, open floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto your private balcony. Now that's a vacation that runs on your speed. Approx. 221 sq. ft.

Norwegian Sun Deck Plans

Click here to view Norwegian Sun's deck plans on Norwegian's website. Content that you may read on Norwegian's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.

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