Brand g Vacations is proud to offer an LGBT+, inclusive, guaranteed full ship charter cruise through the Panama Canal, an experience unlike any you’ll find on any other cruise ship.
We have chartered the Royal Clipper, the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship. With a complement of 42 sails, the Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. Experience the informal elegance, culinary delights, and gracious service in the intimacy of 227 LGBT+ friends. This cruise departs from Panama City, Panama. The main attraction here is, of course, the Panama Canal, considered by many the eighth wonder of the world. The Panama Canal is a 48-mile-long corridor that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean.The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. On your Panama Canal cruise, join other passengers on the decks as a canal historian explains the workings of the locks and points out sights along the way. The cruise ends in Oranjestad, Aruba. The island is a surprising mix of soft, white-sand beaches and desert; Dutch heritage and influences from nearby Venezuela. Laugh. Dance. Smile. Relax on this unforgettable adventure of the senses.
November 20 to 27, 2021 – USD $2599.00
Airport transfer from Panama City airport to ship
Daytime transit of the Panama Canal
7 nights cruise accommodation ( LGBT+, Guaranteed Full Ship Charter)
Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
House wine, all liquor, beer and soft drinks, except premium brands and Champagne
All-English language on board
Post-cruise transfer to Oranjestad airport
Arrivals: You may arrive to Panama City, Panama (PTY) at anytime on November 20th, or prior. Transfers will be provided to the ship or optional pre-cruise program host hotel.
Departures: One post cruise transfer will be provided on November 27th. The ship is scheduled to arrive to Oranjestad, Aruba at 8:00 AM and therefore we recommend flights departing Oranjestad (AUA) at 12:30 PM or later. We will transfer you from the Royal Clipper to the Oranjestad Airport or host post cruise hotel. Any further transfers will need to be arranged independently at your own expense.
How can I communicate with home while on board the Royal Clipper?
All cabins have a direct dial telephone. On board, Wifi packages are available for purchase for use of the internet. While at sea, wifi and phone communications may be unavailable.
How do I power and charge my devices?
On board ship is 220v, European standard. To use any electrical product from the US or Canada you will need a plug adapter. If your device is not dual voltage (220/110v), you will require an electrical converter. Many electronic devices have built-in electrical converters, however please check the manufacturer’s specifications for details.
What are the passport or visa requirements?
Citizens of the US and Canada are required to have a valid passport, which expires at least 6 months after their last day in Peru. Visas are not required for citizens of these countries. Citizens of all other countries should check with the Peruvian consulate in their home country to verify entry requirements.
What medical support is available through the Royal Clipper?
A Registered Nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medicine are advised to bring them on board.
What if I have dietary requirements (allergies, religious restrictions, or preferences)?
Please advise Brand g Vacations prior to departure if you have any special dietary requirements. We will make every effort possible to accommodate your requests, however, please note that local conditions and seasonality can restrict our ability on occasions.
What To Wear?
Attire is casual by day, shorts and T-shirts. Evenings are casual, as well, there’s no need to pack formal-wear. Swimsuits, shorts and flip-flops are discouraged in the dining room. Men are expected to wear pants or nice shorts to dinner; women wear slacks or casual dresses. Bathing suits should be worn only on deck.
What is the local & on board currency?
The currencies for this trip are the Panamanian balboa, Colombian peso, and in Aruba florin. Some vendors accept US dollars but may return change in local currency. It will be useful to have small amounts of local currency while touring.
The official currency on board the Royal Clipper is the Euro. All charges for services and products on board will be placed on the guest’s shipboard account to be settled at the end of the voyage by Visa, MasterCards, or American Express.
The Royal Clipper boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style.
Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!
Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.
Your ship’s accommodations are thoughtfully designed, featuring: private bathrooms, air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player and nightly turn-down service. Cabins are equipped with 220-volt outlets, plus a 110-volt shaver outlet. Bring a converter if you need to use U.S. appliances which are not dual voltage.
The Royal Clipper offers a large number of activities to her guests. But, the real icing on the cake are all of the extra touches provided by Brand g along with the comfort you can only find in the environment of an all-gay and lesbian vacation.
The chefs aboard the Royal Clipper transform ordinary dining into an extraordinary treat. And you’re free to dine when and with whomever you wish—including the sailors, which is also very appetizing.
Every morning you can nibble on a continental breakfast with delicious muffins and rolls or feast on a full breakfast with fruit, bacon and omelets made to order.
For lunch there’s a marvelous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favorites. And when evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate, and complimented by a selection of equally fine wines.
Ocean swimming from the ship’s Marina platform
Three swimming pools with salt or fresh water
Jacuzzis to keep the muscles relaxed
Hair salon, massage room and skin and body treatment center
The Piano Lounge – A perfect place to listen to music, have a cocktail or do a little dancing.
Tropical Bar – On the main deck this indoor-outdoor bar has a long marble and wooden counter ideal for a drink.
Captain Nemo Underwater Lounge – This underwater lounge is equipped with thick glass portholes allowing the observation of sea life and the ocean bottom when the ship is anchored.
The Navigation Bridge is always open for watching the sailors work the winches
Lookout stations that provides passengers with panoramic views of the ocean
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