San Diego and Panama Canal Cruise
Onboard Carnival - Miracle
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Includes Return Flights and Private Overseas Transfers
  • Upgrade to an Ocean View Stateroom from £119pp
  • Book today for only £150pp deposit
Why book…
  • Visit San Diego and grab your sunglasses and head to the beach - the scenic views of the Californian coast are not to be missed!
  • Enjoy Huatulco and see the roaring Magic Falls or, if you're a thrill-seeker, try your hand a river rafting
  • Explore Puerto Quetzal and Venture to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua to admire the Spanish-inspired baroque architecture and colonial churches
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
A cruise on Carnival Miracle takes you to some of the world's most exciting destinations in sstyle. Spend days sunbathing beside the swimming pool and enjoying drinks from the Caribbean-style RedFrog Pub. There's a mix of sports, quizzes and games to join — as well as cookery shows and cocktail competitions! Children and teenagers have clubs and activities alongside a modern games arcade and Dr. Seuss-themed venues and shows, which makes this a perfect ship for parents who want to visit the spa and adult-only area. With a mix of casual cafes and gourmet restaurants, you can sample a range of meals on Carnival Miracle. Enjoy huge buffets for breakfast, burgers and grilled chicken for lunch, and cooked-to-order steaks and seafood for dinner. In the evening, watch live musicals and comedy shows; relax at the piano bar; have a gamble at the casino; or enjoy drinks and dancing at the nightclub. Carnival Miracle offers a memorable way to see the world.

From three-course dinners, to grilled dishes beside the pool; there's something for everyone on Carnival Miracle. Dining Room is the place to go for an evening of gourmet dishes and a traditional atmosphere, or you can try Steakhouse for a delicious menu of meat — cooked to your liking — and seafood with an extensive wine list and children's options. The large Lido Restaurant is a more casual option that offers indoor and outdoor seating alongside a variety of courses and cuisines all day. There's Pizza Pirate, Breakfast Grill, Seaday Brunch, Carnival Deli, Salad Bar, Breakfast Grill, and Chinese-inspired Chopsticks to visit, as well as Swirls and Sweet Spot for desserts. Relax at Coffee Bar for snacks and hot drinks or enjoy lunch and dinner beside the pool at Off the Grill — serving burgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken.

Carnival Miracle offers a variety of bars and lounges to enjoy while at sea. Head to the Caribbean-style RedFrog Pub for fun, food, drinks, and a laid-back atmosphere. Alchemy Bar serves a wide range of cocktails, while Sam's Piano Bar is the ideal place to visit for live music. SKYBOX Sports Bar features sports screenings and you can head to Casino Bar for games and drinks in the evening. Carnival Miracle is also home to a lively nightclub with dancing and music to enjoy until late.

Spend days in the swimming pool and enjoy the ship's range of activities including bingo, quizzes, cooking demonstrations, mixology competitions, basketball games, dance classes, and minigolf sessions. Unwind at Serenity Adult Only Retreat — featuring hammocks and a bar — and indulge in shopping, art seminars and spa treatments including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and treatments for men. Carnival Miracle's Dr. Seuss theme comes to life at its hosted events: Seuss at Sea, featuring parades and interactive stories; Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, and Seuss-a-palooza Story Time. Teenagers have Club O2 and ZSpa, while younger kids have Camp Carnival and all can enjoy the games arcade and a Build-a-Bear Workshop! Play along at Hasbro, The Game Show; watch live musicals at Playlist Productions; and enjoy top acts at Punchliner Comedy Club in the evening. For dancing and music, you have karaoke, DJ Irie and the Mega Deck Party, or for a quieter night, play roulette, poker and blackjack at the casino.
Day 1: UK to San Diego, California
Fly from your chosen UK airport to San Diego and be privately transferred to your hotel in for a two night stay.
Day 2: San Diego, California
San Diego, otherwise known as 'America's Finest City', is a great place to relax year-round due to its laid-back vibe, great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and major tourist hotspots. San Diego bursts with world-famous attractions for the entire family: head to Balboa Park, where you'll find San Diego Zoo with over 3,000 animals, 15 museums, and picturesque gardens where you can enjoy the sunshine. Visit LEGOLAND for hours of fun. Eclectic galleries, chic boutiques, trendy nightclubs, rooftop bars, gastropubs, craft beer haunts, and fine dining restaurants line the streets in the bubbling downtown district. Grab your sunglasses and head to the beach - the scenic views of the Californian coast are not to be missed!
Day 3: San Diego, California (for embarkation)
After check-out, be privately transferred to the port to board Carnival Miracle for your Panama Cruise cruise.
Day 4 - 6: At Sea
Day 7: Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco is located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and is a sun worshipper's paradise thanks to its nine bays and 36 beaches. Bahia de Santa Cruz, Bahia Chahue and Bahia Tangolunda are popular spots to indulge in water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing. Surfers also flock to the nearby towns of Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido. Further inland, see the roaring Magic Falls or, if you're a thrill-seeker, try your hand a river rafting. Hike through the jungle and see the lush green vegetation and the local wildlife in their natural habitat.
Day 8: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Puerto Quetzal is the largest Pacific Ocean port in Guatemala and serves as a gateway to a variety of inland attractions. The souvenir market in the cruise terminal has a selection of stands with hand-crafted gifts on display. Venture to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua to admire the Spanish-inspired baroque architecture and colonial churches. Alternatively, head to the ancient Mayan pyramid temples of Yaxha, take a tuna and marlin fishing trip in nearby Iztapa, or simply relax and sunbathe on idyllic Balneario Likin beach.
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas is a town located on Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya. The coastline is filled with islands, beaches and beautiful natural treasures; the primary attraction is the Monteverde Biological Reserve which has a number of trails featuring natural beauty and wildlife. Walk along Paseo De Los Turista to explore the local environment and see panoramic views of the coast. The Historic Marine Museum portrays the local religious traditions and celebrations of Puntarenas and its diverse geographic and cultural origins.
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Panama Canal Transit
Sail through the Panama Canal, an artificial 48-mile waterway in Panama which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. This most complex of engineering projects was constructed between 1904 and 1914 and is often referred to as 'The eighth wonder of the world' due to its impressive construction. As you transit the canal, gaze in awe at the spectacular panoramic views of rugged landscapes and lush emerald forests. From the Atlantic entrance you pass through Limon Bay, Gatun Locks, Gatun Lake, Gamboa, Culebra Cut, Pedro Miguel Locks, and Miraflore Locks en-route to the Bay of Panama.
Day 13: Cartagena, Colombia
Disembark in Colombia's Cartagena. Featuring cobbled streets, pretty plazas, old churches, and 13km of stone colonial walls; Cartagena is possibly the Caribbean coast's most beautiful destination. While here, visit the famous Palace of the Inquisition — which is a grisly museum featuring former instruments of torture from colonial times! Next, see one of Spain's greatest fortresses, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which dominates the skyline and includes a network of tunnels that you can enter. Do some more sightseeing and enjoy beautiful buildings such as a convent founded in the 17th century and a stunning cathedral. Enjoy the palaces, mansions and monasteries of the old town district — sampling local snacks and drinks on the way — or take a tour of the nearby mangroves and see colourful, local wildlife.
Day 14 - 15: At Sea
Day 16: Miami, Florida to UK
Disembark in Miami and be privately transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
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January 2020 - 15 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to San Diego
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