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Spring 2025 Panama Canal,
South America and Caribbean Sailing

March 12 - 24, 2025


aboard Princess Cruises'




departing Fort Lauderdale for Aruba,

Curacao, Cartagena, Panama Canal,

Colon, Limon, and Grand Cayman

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Fort Lauderdale FL (depart 3pm)


Day at Sea


Day at Sea


Aruba (9am - 10pm) 


Curacao (8am - 6pm)


Day at Sea

Cartagena, Columbia (7am - 3pm)

Panama Canal Partial Transit New Locks (sailing, 6am - 3:30pm)


Colon, Panama (5:30 pm - 8pm)


Limon, Costa Rica (7am - 6pm)


Day at Sea


Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (8am - 5pm) 


Day at Sea


Fort Lauderdale, FL (arrive 7am)


12-Day Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean

Our first sailing to include Panama, Costa Rica and Columbia!
As if the sparkling Caribbean ports of Aruba, Curacao and Grand Cayman (and FIVE relaxing days at sea!) weren't reason enough, this sailing has so many new experiences for us to look forward to that we just can't wait to go.
Sail the Panama Canal - one of the most amazing technological efforts of modern history - including a visit to Colon in Panama, Cartagena in Columbia as well as Limon in Costa Rica. 
The rain forests, beaches, history, people and Central American culture will leave you absolutely inspired.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


One of the most gay-friendly cities in Florida and a perfect destination for any visitor, Fort Lauderdale is home to beautiful sandy beaches and an exciting gay scene. Known as 'America's Venice' due to its extensive canal system it draws boaters as well as beach-goers, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping. The hub of the city’s gay community is Wilton Manors, the residential neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale that is iconic for its high concentration of gay bars, restaurants and clubs.

  •    More about Fort Lauderdale here



The draws to Aruba are obvious: miles of glorious white-sand beach, the incredible Arikok National Park, and a cute, compact capital, Oranjestad, which is well suited to the short strolls favored by cruise-ship passengers.

  •    More about Aruba here



Curaçao is the vacation destination of your dreams. This colorful, vibrant island is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, top-rated hotels and all-inclusive resorts, unique cultural experiences and events, and endless activities for families, friends, and couples. Every element, from the scenic views to the upbeat spirit of the local community is uniquely, and authentically Curaçao.

  •    More about Curacao here

Cartagena, Columbia


Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a historic city of superbly preserved beauty lying within 13km of centuries-old stone walls.

  •    More about Catagena here

Panama Canal Partial Transit New Locks


One of the world’s greatest marvels, the Panama Canal stretches 50mi from Panama City on the Pacific side to Colón on the Atlantic side. Around 14,500 vessels pass through each year, and ships worldwide have traditionally been built with the dimensions of the canal’s original locks (1083ft long and 110ft wide) in mind.

  •    More about the Panama Canal here

Colon, Panama


The province of Colon is a small Caribbean province in Panamá that is rich in history and incomparable scenery.  It boasts the Panama Canal Zone and close proximity to the canal itself, in all its splendor and majesty. The weather is warm and welcoming year-round.

  •    More about Colon here

Limon, Costa Rica


The Caribbean province is a natural paradise, formed by a combination of dense jungles, imposing mountains, and paradisiac beaches. Limon has the highest percentage of protected land in Costa Rica, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its vegetation is exuberant as are the cultures throughout the province.

  •    More about Limon here

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


There's more to Grand Cayman than beautiful beaches, five-star resorts and financial services.

The largest of the three Cayman Islands, this Caribbean idyll sets the bar high when it comes to captivating cultural, culinary and natural attractions. Untamed hiking trails, handsome heritage sites and otherworldly marine encounters number among many memorable experiences in Grand Cayman.

Prepare to go beyond the magnificent yet mainstream Seven Mile Beach with these unmissable activities.

  • More about Grand Cayman here

One of our favorite ships; EMERALD PRINCESS

Princess Cruises' EMERALD PRINCESS


Your adventure begins the moment you step aboard Emerald Princess. Experience the relaxed ambience onboard and tantalizing cuisine in her elegant dining rooms. Enrich yourself with Discovery at SEA™ programs and unwind at the The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults only.


Make the most of your vacation time aboard Caribbean Princess,

with the Princess MedallionClass vacations experience; a personalized and hassle-free vacation, so you can do more of what you love.


Plus, stay connected while at sea with fast and affordable MedallionNet Wi-Fi.

For more details about the MedallionClass experience, click here

Cabin Options and Pricing

12 days; including 6 ports of call and 5 days at sea... and all starting at under $191 a day!

Inside Cabin                                      from $2,288 per person, double occupancy 

OceanView Cabin                             from $3,049 per person, double occupancy 

Balcony Cabin                                   from $3,385 per person, double occupancy 

Mini-Suite Balcony Cabin                  from $3,769 per person, double occupancy


Inside Cabin                                      from $3,306 per person, single occupancy 

OceanView Cabin                             from $4,828 per person, single occupancy 

Balcony Cabin                                   from $5,500 per person, single occupancy 

Mini-Suite Balcony Cabin                  from $6,288 per person, single occupancy


Above rates include the *PRINCESS PLUS Package (details below), taxes, cruise fees & port-related expenses.


* Cruise-only as well as Premium Package fare quotes also available upon request.  

   Princess Cruises reserves the right to reinstate fuel supplements if the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX, should it

   increase to above $65 per barrel.  Note: In the unlikely event that we do not reach a minimum number of participants to offer the full

   experience of activities and events as presented, this Chumley's BearCruise group may be cancelled prior to final payments becoming due.

Your Chumley’s BearCruise Group Rate includes the PRINCESS PLUS Package:

This package saves you *$1,116!

*based on a value savings of $93 per day for a 12-day sailing

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Chumley's BearCruise Package Pricing: 


Note:  Pricing above reflects original contracted rates between our agency and cruise line.  Other promotional rates may apply. 

Rates may be lower or higher than those listed above based on current promotions and availability of cabins at the time of booking.

A consultant of Quality Travel Solutions will apprise you of any changes, available pricing promotions and cabin options specific to your interests before moving forward with any booking or applying any charge to your credit card.


Your Chumley’s BearCruise package rate includes

  • 12 nights’ accommodations

  • All shipboard meals with coffee, tea and iced tea included

  • All cruise line's shipboard entertainment 

  • Private CBC Facebook group access to get to know others and to keep up with important trip details

  • Access to negotiated pricing at the official CBC host hotel ($)

  • Access to all exclusive pre-cruise and shipboard private CBC dances, parties and events

  • Access to private group dining area

  • Access to optional private CBC shore excursions ($)

  • Exclusive gifts for CBC guests

  • Unlimited Beverage Package

  • WiFi

  • Gratuities

Additional package pricing available for triple or quad occupancy as well as for Full Suite Cabins, please ask.

Please select the link to our registration form at the bottom of this page (click on the green bar) so

we may accurately provide a no-obligation quote for the best price based on your criteria and interests. 

Contact Allen at should you have questions.

Your Travel Agent for this sailing

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Allen Dale-Tackett is one of our most seasoned guests. With more than 15

Chumley's BearCruises under his belt, Allen knows our sailings from the inside out.


Allen officially joins our team as a Travel Consultant with Quality Travel Solutions (QTS).


Allen lives in Cincinnati Ohio with his husband Craig, and as an avid Trekkie,

he looks forward to beaming you up and onto our next sailing!

         Contact Allen at

Seeking a Cabin Mate?

Interested in sailing with us, but looking for a

cabin mate to save the cost of a solo supplement?


Just post on our Chumley's BearCruise Facebook page, and remember to include questions like 'are you a late night party guy or early riser?', 'snorer or not?', and of course 'what type of cabin are you interested in?'

in order to find your perfect fit! 

Click here to go to our Facebook page and post your message now.


Click on the logo to visit our Chumley's BearCruise Facebook page and post your message!

All set?  Let's get started...

Just click the green button below to access the Registration Form for this sailing... it will
show you details on cabin
selection and pricing, and once completed and submitted will allow
our travel
experts to contact you to discuss the best price and availability for your specific needs. 
Remember that there is no obligation for you to submit the Registration Form,
will have the opportunity to decide whether or not you'd like to join us once contacted. 


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