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9-Day Escorted Southern Caribbean | Norwegian Cruise Line

9-Day Escorted Southern Caribbean

Valentines Cruise 2023 with Tim & Denise Hersh
February 13-22, 2023 on the Norwegian Jewel

Spend Valentine’s Day 2023 easing into island time on a romantic 9-night Southern Caribbean cruise. Come find your happy place in the Caribbean with Norwegian and Tim and Denise Hersh on this Panama Canal cruise. Explore Columbia, Costa Rica and the exotic crystal clear waters of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, ending this fantastic adventure navigating the Panama Canal.


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Escorted Southern Caribbean Cruise with Tim & Denise Hersh


Pricing From $ 1,400 per person*
Prices start at $1,400 per person, $250 fully refundable deposit. Deposit locks in air fare.
Premium Beverage Package
Shore Excursions credit – $50 per port for first guest
Two nights Specialty Dining
Wi-Fi for one account/cabin (with limits)
Prices are subject to change based on gratuities for chosen perks

Sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón and grab a good spot on deck so you can take in the view. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It’s now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.

The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb “las murallas” for an unforgettable view of the harbour. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city. Looking for a cruise to Cartagena?

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea and discover all the Norwegian Jewell has to offer

Walk around this quaint harbour town and you’ll think you’ve travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colourful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on 17-century veranda with a drink made with the famous Curaçao liqueur.

Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbet-coloured Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island’s history.

Speak Papiamentu? That’s OK. English and Dutch are also used in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, an island nestled in the Caribbean Netherlands. This spot offers an abundance of water activities from coral reef diving to kayaking, catamaran sailing and 4X4 safari adventures.

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea and discover all the Norwegian Jewell has to offer

Puerto Limón is known for its multi-cultural community and a festive annual carnaval celebration. In recent years the area has become even better known as must-see stop for eco-tourists. The region’s unique geography and neo-tropical climate combined with abundant rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse “biospheres” in the world. And you can take advantage of national parks and reserves in all directions from Limón. Pay close attention when you dock as many guests have reported seeing peaceful sloths lumbering in the trees right in port!

Experience one of the world’s best short cuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Witness first-hand one of the world’s manmade short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide.

Peppered with classic French and Spanish architecture, you can roam as far as your eyes can see in decadent Fuerte Amador. And be sure to make your way through Panama’s verdant rainforests, visit secluded villages, and purchase handmade crafts in the city. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sample a tamal de olla, a local specialty containing chicken with corn-stuffed cornmeal, vegetables, olives and raisins.

Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Jewel

As the namesake of the “Jewel Class” cruise ships, you can bet Norwegian Jewel has it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship’s filled with excitement: a large variety of dining options, vibrant bars and nightclubs, and that’s just the beginning.

Unwind in luxury and enjoy the breathtaking views from your spacious balcony in the new, exquisitely finished Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites. The brand-new Pit Stop, a 1950’s American bar, takes you back to the era when classic cars sported chrome finishes. And dance the night away at Bliss Ultra Lounge, the newest hot spot on the club scene. Come aboard the newly polished Norwegian Jewel and see what makes her shine.

Norwegian Jewel features up to 15 bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe. Dance to the ultraviolet energy at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Sip champagne, sake or scotch. Lounge poolside with an umbrella drink. Play pool at the pub. Follow your mood and mingle.

About Tim Hersh, Travel Consultant for Cruise Holidays of Topeka

Tim is passionate about travel and wants you to feel special in that each journey takes into account your interests. He knows it is important to ask the right questions, take time in understanding your needs, and to design the travel experience that is just right for you and your budget. Tim has escorted numerous cruise vacations and is the perfect host for this cruise.

Tim retired from USPS after 34 years and is married to Denise. They enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren and have been traveling extensively for over 30 years.

Norwegian Jewel

What could be more fun than sailing on board the Norwegian Jewel through the Panama Canal and the beautiful ports of the Southern Caribbean? Spend a great vacation with your loved ones and meet new friends, relax and enjoy the food and entertainment every night.

Norwegian is the “Freestyle” cruise line. That means dress is casual and options are many; you can choose what you want to do, where and when to do it. Invite your friends to come along.

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Terms & Conditions: Pricing is quoted per person based on double occupancy and subject to an inside cabin placement on ship,  and availability at time of booking. A refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking. Your cruise is not considered booked until the deposit is received and accepted by the cruise line. Taxes and fees are not included.  Travel Insurance is not included but recommended. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact your travel professional at this agency for more information and booking.

Promotional Air Offer
Reservation must be made more than 90 days prior to sailing to qualify; with the exception of the following ships/sailings which have 60 days prior:1.
Guests who choose round-trip flights will be considered Guest 1 and subject to full promotional airfare amount.
Guests may request a one-way air itinerary; in which case they will be charged 50% of the applicable promotional air pricing for the selected gateway.
Solo travelling guests will receive 50% off Norwegian Cruise Line’s promotional airfare pricing each way.
Air offer applies to economy, round-trip flights from select departure gateways only and will automatically apply.
Air gateways are capacity controlled and subject to availability

This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.