2022 Panama Canal Discovery Cruise including air with Tim Taggart

Dates January 27-February 12, 2022
Destination Fort Lauderdale, FL; Day at Sea Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal Puntarenas, Costa Rica San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Huatulco, Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, CA;
Duration 16 days 15 nights
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We invite you to come sail away with Morris Murdock Travel and favorite tour director, Tim Taggart, next January to get warm and start the new year off right, discovering the modern wonder that is the Panama Canal.

This 15 day cruise with a full Panama Canal crossing is a great value that includes airfare from Salt Lake City, pre-night hotel in Fort Lauderdale and roundtrip transfers! Sail with Princess Cruise Lines on the Crown to enjoy the comfort of a single unpack experience while you visit amazing ports in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Mexico on your way to Los Angeles.   This cruise will appeal to more than one type of passenger.  While the highlight for most will be seeing Canal that is now over 100 years old, these ports offer many cultural highlights and adventure galore for those seeking some activities in nature.

While on board Tim Taggart will engage the group in several lectures and activities to let you enjoy the group members you'll be traveling with.  The best part about doing a cruise with is a group is having both group time and FREE time to enjoy your vacation, your way!

Call us for more details or if you are ready to confirm your spot, click on the BOOK NOW button below and take your 1st steps in booking a dream experience, providing memories to last a lifetime.

Sarah Wangsgard
Tel: (801) 483-6473
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Day 1:Thursday, Jan 27, 2022

Salt Lake City to  For Lauderdale, FL

Today we'll depart Salt Lake City to fly to Fort Lauderdale and start our adventure.  We'll be transfers to our hotel and have the evening to enjoy on our own.

Day 2: Friday, Jan 28, 2022

Fort Lauderdale to Board the Crown Princess

Today after a leisurely morning we'll be picked up at our hotel and transfers to the Port Of Fort Laudersale to board our "floating resort" we get to enjoy for the next 2 weeks!

Tonight after dinner we will gather as a group and have a chance to get to know our fellow group travelers.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Saturday, Jan 29, 2022

Fun Day at Sea -  The ship has much to keep you busy and interested during your day.

We will be offering a special lecture today with host Tim Taggart

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Sunday, Jan 30, 2022

Fun Day at Sea 

We will gather together this morning for a Sunday devotional (optional) and then the day is yours to relax and enjoy the ship.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Cartagena, Columbia

One of the more interesting cities on your itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous "Old City" is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants.

Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire's influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain's hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena's well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years. Today this modern and bustling city, seaport, and commercial center still boasts much of its original colonial architecture. Your journey here will provide you with a significant link to the region's grand past.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022

Panama Canal Full Transit New Locks

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 man-made short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022

Fuerte Amador, Panama  (Water shuttle Required, Wheelchair access limited)

Fuerte Amador, situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is a man-made peninsula extending out into the Pacific Ocean. The one-mile causeway was created by connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal. There are several shops, restaurants, and other specialty stores centered around a large marina that serves as a tender dock. The causeway also affords a panoramic view of Panama City's impressive skyline and serves as the home for the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Thursday, Feb 3, 2022

Fun Day at Sea

Fun day at Sea with Book of Mormon seminars with your host Tim Taggart.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Friday, Feb 4, 2022

Puntarenas, Costa Rica 

To Spanish explorers, the rumors of gold and vast riches could only mean that this section of Central America was the costa rica - the "Rich Coast."

Hailed as the Switzerland of the Americas, Costa Rica occupies a unique position, lying between two oceans and two continents. On both coasts, tropical rainforests rise to the mountains of the interior, many of which soar over 13,000 feet above sea level. In the west, a seemingly endless succession of brown-sand beaches forms the nation's Pacific coast. Puntarenas is your gateway to Costa Rica's wonders - and to its capital city of San Jose.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Saturday, Feb 5, 2022

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur is a town on Nicaragua’s southwest coast. It’s known for a string of nearby Pacific beaches, such as Maderas Beach, with its strong-breaking waves, and the quieter Marsella Beach. A towering, contemporary Christ of the Mercy statue stands on a cliff above the bay. Near a creek on the outskirts is an ancient petroglyph. South along the coast, olive ridley turtles breed at La Flor Nature Reserve.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

Fun Day at Sea

We will gather together this morning for a Sunday devotional (optional) and then the day is yours to relax and enjoy the ship.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Monday, Feb 7, 2022

Huatulco, Mexico

Welcome to Mexico's newest resort on the Pacific Riviera. Huatulco is a tropical Eden with crystalline waters, coral reefs, and uncrowded beaches. Inland, the rugged coast range is thickly carpeted with rainforest and coffee plantations. While Huatulco is still in its early stages of development, travelers may note that the resort has a different feel from other destinations on the Mexican Riviera. That's because large areas of Huatulco have been designated as an ecological reserve. Huatulco is located in the state of Oaxaca where the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022

Fun Day at Sea

Fun day at sea to relax and enjoy the ship.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15:Thursday, Feb 10, 2022

Fun Day At Sea

Fun day at sea to relax and enjoy the ship.


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16:Friday, Feb 11, 2022

Day at Sea

Last day at sea to enjoy the ship, relax from your adventures and enjoy some time with your group of new friends!

Meals : Breakfast
Day 17: Saturday, Feb 12, 2022

Disembark Ship

Today we must say goodbye to our ship and group of new friends as we disembark the ship for our transfer back to the airport for our flight back to Salt Lake City.(or other home city and onward destination) with memories of great adventures and friendships made that will last a lifetime. 

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Small group size (50 max) for cruise package with air and transfers 
  • All Inclusive price * Air, hotel, transfers, cruise & on board group activities
  • Morris Murdock tour Director/Guest lecturer for the whole trip 
  • Four Private group shore excursions will be offered for our group (optional with cost TBA)


  • Cruise cost for chosen cabin on Crown Princess
  • Round trip airfare from Salt Lake City
  • Pre night with transfers in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Group director while on cruise for travel and group assistance
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily while on board ship
  • Daily entertainment on board
  • Group activities and Book of Mormon seminars during cruise days

Not Included:

  • Government fee's and taxes: $380 per person 
  • On board Gratuities
  • Optional Excursions in ports both private and group
  • Trip cancellation/Trip interruption coverage

Optional Pricing

* Following rates are per person, based on double occupancy in cabins.  

    • $2999 Inside Cabin
    • $3399 Ocean View with obstructed view
    • $3599 Ocean view -   SOLD OUT
    •  $3799 Balcony Cabin - SOLD OUT 
    • Ask about our 3rd & 4th passenger rates

Cruise Tour Add on Options

  • Optional 4 Port Private Shore Excursion Package: Cartagena, Columbia; Fuerte Amador, Panama; San Juan del Sur, Nicauragua; Huatulco, Mexico. Price TBA

Payment Terms:

    Deposit of $500.00 per person is due at booking
  • Final Payment is due September 14, 2021
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling-max of 50

Note: Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes, fees, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional. NCL reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65.00 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, NCL will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day. Prices are based on availability and subject to change.

NOTE: Cruise ports are subject to change before notice by the cruise lines and are beyond the control of the booking agency.