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Panama Canal Cruise * November 3 - 17, 2014
Star The Land of the Divided, The World United Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
The Land Between the Seas. Panama Canal one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 15 Days, 14 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio

Inside Stateroom - Category IB - Single - $3,398.00
Inside Stateroom - Category IB - Double - $2,698.00
Ocean View Stateroom - Category OB - Single - $3,898.00
Ocean View Stateroom - Category OB - Double - $2,998.00
Ocean View with Balcony - Category BA - Single - $4,898.00
Ocean View with Balcony - Category BA - Double - $3,598.00

Tour Description:


Panama is steeped in history - from early Inca traders and Spanish conquistadors, to the Panama Canal, a modern-day engineering marvel.  Completed in 1914, almost 50 miles long and one of the most complex engineering projects ever undertaken.  The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Panama Canal one of the seven wonders of the modern world.  Come along on a 14 Night cruise aboard the Norwegian Star. It will be an unforgettable journey between the seas!



Package Includes:

  • Round Trip Air From Cleveland, OH
  • 14 Night Cruise on the Norwegian Star
  • All Port Charges
  • Government Taxes
  • All Meals Onboard Ship
  • Ship Transfers
  • Baggage Handling

About the Norwegian Star:


  • Freestyle Dining - 14 Dining Options
  • 10 Bars & Lounges
  • Star Club Casino
  • Stardust Theatre
  • Jogging/Walking Tracks
  • Sports Court
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs 




  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Gross Tonnage:  91,740
  • Guests 2,348 (double occupancy)
  • Length:  965 Feet
  • Cruise Speed:  22.5 Knots




Cabo San Lucas

This southernmost enclave on the tip of the Baja Peninsula features unearthly rock formations, cantinas owned by rock stars and hundreds of ways to enjoy yourself on, in, under and close to the water.  Cabo is also blessed with a coastline that's idea for kayak exploration, snorkeling, whale-watching and fishing.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A traditional Mexican village inhabited by genuinely warm people, Puerto Vallarta features beautiful beaches, boutique shopping and some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses in the Western Hemisphere .

Huatulco, Mexico

Its ancient name means "the place where wood is adored."  Thanks to some eco-tourism planning, Huatulco retains a great deal of its beloved natural beauty that surrounds its nine crystal line bays and has been awarded the prestigious Green Globe certificate for its efforts.

Pureto Chiapas, Mexico 

Ancient Mayan ruins and lush tropical rainforest are home to the Chiapas region.  Situated on the Pacific Coast in southwestern Mexico, Puerto Chiapas serves as a small fishing and agricultural center.  The archaeological museum in nearby Tapachula exhibits artifacts excavated from the region. 

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Located along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Puntarenas is a great place to see native wildlife ranging from scarlet macaws to the alpha predator of Central America: the jaguar.  Surfers from around the world regard this region of Costa Rica as prime surfing waters.   As one of the country's leading fishing ports, Puntarena is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood.

Panama Canal (Cruising - Daylight Transit)

"The Land of the Divided, The World United."  It's hard to imagine a more fitting motto for  what is no uncertain terms irrevocably changed the Western hemisphere forever. For fifty miles the canal transects the exotic emerald jungles of panama and gives one an appreciation of what a Herculean task it was to build this waterway before the advent of computers and giant earth mover. .

Cartagena, Colombia

Founded in 1533, Cartagena is the picture-perfect Spanish colonial village.  A fortress wall surrounds the historic village's pastel-colored architecture, quaint streets and fine cathedrals, containing them like jewels.  Stroll through the walled old town (Ciudad Murallada), shop the boutiques housed in what used to be dungeons and other wise enjoy a jaunt through a rich history.



This is aGold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.




****The balance for all flight trips are  due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.   Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****



All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full).  You will drive yourself to the airport.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.



IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A passport is required to take this tour.  Call the office and we will cheerfully mail you an easy application with instructions or see the following link on line to get one:  There are no refunds for improper identification.



Terms and Conditions:

For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.