2013 panama canal transit

WebWhispers & Friends

is sponsoring

15 Night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise

on the magnificent

Celebrity Century

Sailing from San Diego, CA on January 3, 2013


We invite you, your family and friends to join us for
this fabulous Panama Canal Transit Cruise
San Diego, CA to Ft. Lauderdale, FL



ship information


Immerse yourself in Celebrity Century's warm, open spaces and soaring atriums. Indulge yourself in soothing spa services. Enjoy dining in world-class restaurants. And sipping a favorite after-dinner drink as you mingle with new friends. A cruise aboard Celebrity Century® is exactly what you've been looking for.

Ships Facts

Occupancy: 1814
Tonnage: 71,545
Length: 815 ft
Beam: 105.6 ft
Draught: 25 ft
Cruise Speed: 21.5 kts
Inaugural Date: Dec 20, 1995
Refurbished 2006


Imbued with exquisite touches with architectural flair, Celebrity Century fuses modern-day design with signature Celebrity amenities. The sleek, contemporary style and decor highlights Celebrity's commitment to premium cruising.
Celebrity Century Deck Plans

Click here to see the layout of the ship




San Diego

In addition to being home to a world-class zoo and aquarium, San Diego is a laid-back navy town that is the closest U.S. city to Mexico. Great Mexican/American cuisine, Spanish-inspired architecture and what some consider the best weather in North America, make San Diego a destination unto itself.

4:30 PM
At Sea
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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.

11:30 AM
6:30 PM
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

 1:00 PM
8:00 PM
At Sea
At Sea
Puerto Quetzel, Guatemala

This port is your gateway to fascination and you might just be surprised by what you'll uncover. Discover the sweet history of local sugar production. Exotic Mayan culture. Explosive volcanic history. Your favorite coffee blends have their roots here. See it. Taste it. Savor the richness of the wonders of Guatemala.

7:00 AM
  6:00 PM
At Sea
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, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood

    7:00 AM
  6:00 PM
At Sea
Panama Canal Cruising

"The land of the divided, the world united." It's hard to imagine a more fitting motto for what in 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 movers.

6:00 AM
6:00 PM
Colon, Panama

Panama's second-largest city lies at the eastern end of the Panama Canal. The canal itself is an engineering feat on par with the Pyramids of Egypt; it revolutionized travel and commerce. The other wonder was created from the canal's construction: you'll find the world's largest man-made lake lying just beyond the Gatun locks.

6:00 AM
4:00 PM
Cartagena, Columbia

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,enjoy a jaunt through a rich history.

9:00 AM
4:00 PM
At Sea
At Sea
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Once the epicenter of Spring Break, today Ft. Lauderdale is a year-round destination where culture and cuisine are in ample supply. Beautiful beaches, sunshine, coastline, nightclubs and superb restaurants await you in this Gold Coast enclave.

7:00 AM










We chose the early dining 6PM for everyone so we can eat dinner together (all that wish to), then on to the entertainment.  If you eat lightly, and want to eat more later... the buffet is open as well as several other restaurants.  There is food almost all the time in multiple places on shipboard.


shore excursions


Information will be available later




Cruise prices are listed below (per person/double occupancy) and these fares include port charges and taxes, $301.24 per person, for the 15 night cruise. We have reserved cabins in three categories:


$1600 Interior Stateroom (Category 11)
$1870 Oceanview Stateroom (Category 7)
$2390 Balcony Stateroom
(Category 2B)


Celebrity will not hold suites without actual reservations with your names. Please check with our Agent for pricing.


Prices are subject to change after our original contract for these expires or after any category is sold out for us.  At that time, while we can likely still make reservations, it will have to be at the current market price at that time. So if you want to go at these prices, please get a deposit down to hold a stateroom.

Ask for pricing for a 3rd and/or 4th sharing any cabin


Celebrity Century Deck Plans

Click here to see the layout of the ship and to find the individual cabins.


Deluxe/Suites - 190 sq ft.
Veranda - 35 sq. ft.
Balcony Suites - 170 sq. ft.
Veranda - 42 sq. ft.
Oceanview - 175 sq. ft.
Interior - 174 sq. ft.



what's included


What's Included in Your Cruise?

Almost everything is taken care of on this cruise ship with the original payment. Your stateroom accommodations, fantastic meals in the restaurants or cafés, snacks throughout the day, and even 24-hour room service is included. Entertainment and most other activities are part of your fare.


The daily newsletter is your daily schedule of ship activities and entertainment events. It's also your guide to shipboard services with hours of operation. It is delivered nightly to your stateroom. Keep it close at hand, so you'll always know what's happening and where.


On the other hand, you may want to spend every day in a deck chair reading a book from the onboard Library or just sitting in a deck chair, watching the world go by.





Reservations currently available through our Travel Agent:

Peggy Byron, Cruise Vacations
100 Swan Lake Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
1-205-995-0036, 1-800-844-5785, FAX 1-205-995-2063
Email: Cruise Vacations <peggybyron@bellsouth.net>
Credit Cards or Checks are welcome


Deposits: The deposit is $900 per cabin.
All deposits are fully refundable until final payment time.
Cancellation Schedule after full payment time:
74 to 57   Days Prior to Sailing - Cost - $900 per cabin
56 to 29                                  - Cost -  50%
28 to 15                                  - Cost -  75%
14 to 0                                    - Cost - 100% per Guest

Gratuities are usually about $10 per person, per day, and that sum includes the room stewards and wait staff in the restaurants. You can charge them to your shipboard account at the end of the cruise or tell them in advance to handle it that way.
If you order drinks from the bar, gratuities are included in the tab and will be added to your shipboard account. Just sign and go.


Be sure to let Peggy know as you make your reservation if you have traveled on Celebrity before this cruise and if you have joined their Captain's Club.

Listing of current reservations for this cruise



Information and details for extras



All of the Celebrity ships have Internet Cafes. Internet access is available in the Internet Café, 24 hours a day, until debarkation is completed.

Guests can connect to the Internet on each ship in the Celebrity fleet, either by accessing a 24/7 wireless connection "hotspot" using your own computer, or utilizing the resources located on board in the Internet Cafe. You will be able to receive electronic mail, via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting.





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