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21 Days | 20 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Voyage along the route that changed the world: from Atlantic to Pacific via the Panama Canal. Begin in Miami and end in San Francisco, learning about some of Central America’s most exciting places on expert-led shore excursions on the way. Onboard lectures tell the complex story of the Panama Canal, from political intrigue to great feats of engineering to the earlier failed — and deadly — efforts to link the two oceans.


• Make a full transit of the Panama Canal and learn its complex history, from political intrigue to great feats of engineering.
• On a special Road Scholar shore excursion, explore Cartagena’s colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Explore the lovely Mexican coastal towns of Puerto Vallarta and Huatulco.

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Enjoy the freedom to choose field trips and activities based on individual physical abilities. Minimum physical requirements include the ability to handle one’s own luggage, get on and off a motor coach, walk a few blocks at a time and climb a small flight of stairs. Those who have difficulty standing for an hour at a time should consider bringing a folding cane with seat. Program cost excludes one lunch to enjoy on your own.

Itinerary Summary

Miami, Fla., 1 night; embark Crystal Serenity, 19 nights (ports of call include Turks & Caicos, Santa Marta (Colombia), Cartegena, Colon (Panama), Caldera (Costa Rica), San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), Huatulco (Mexico), Puerto Vallarta, Los Angeles)); disembark San Francisco, departure.

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20 nights of accommodations
58 meals: 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 20 dinners
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