Hugh McLennan - Voice of the Spirit of the West

Join the support crew & friends on the annual Spirit of the West Cruise!

2023 Spirit of the West Cruise!

To see Photos & Diary of our past cruises since 2008 click on the appropriate link:
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Our 2022 diary and photo page can be seen if you click on the 2022 link above.

Read some testimonials from past cruises here.

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2023 is the 20th Anniversary of the Spirit of the West Cruise!
Panama Canal Cruise! (full transit new locks)
for details please call: Call Toll Free 1-800-530-0131

The 2023 cruise destination ...

You'll visit six different countries including: Los Angeles, CA, USA, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Huatulco, Mexico, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Fuerte Amador/Panama City, Panama, Cartagena, Columbia, and Ft Lauderdale, USA.

A 15 day cruise on the Emerald Princess leaving LA, a two day Panama Canal experience, a special group farm tour in Costa Rica, ending up in Ft Lauderdale.

This 16 day package includes:

    subject to change...
  • Return airfare from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver
  • Overnight in a Deluxe LA Hotel
  • All ground transfers Florida & California
  • Private group gatherings
  • Special Private group tour in Costa Rica
  • All port and government taxes
  • All onboard meals, entertainment, and room service
  • Special group receptions & networking opportunities
  • An annual Spirit of the West Cruise tee-shirt
  • Special onboard gifts
  • Entry to a draw with some great prizes
  • Special Spirit of the West private group tours

    See the Cruise Flyer here!       See ship board credit offer here!

This will be the 20th Annual SPIRIT OF THE WEST CRUISE!

    Here's the places you'll see:

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Fuerte Amador/Panama City, Panama
  • Cartagena, Columbia
  • Ft Lauderdale, USA

15 day Panama Canal Cruise

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The 2023 Spirit of the West Cruise.

Day

Date

Port

Itinerary (times are tentative)

Day 1

Jan 16th

Fly to LA, California

Transfer to hotel

Day 2

Jan 17th

LA, California

depart 4:00 pm

Day 3

Jan 18th

at sea

 

Day 4

Jan 19th

at sea

 

Day 5

Jan 20th

Puerto Vallarta, MX

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day 6

Jan 21st

At sea

 

Day 7

Jan 22nd

Huatulco, MX

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day 8

Jan 23rd

at sea

 

Day 9

Jan 24th

San Juan del Sur, NIC

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Day 10

Jan 25th

Puntarenas, CR

7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Day 11

Jan 26th

at sea

 

Day 12

Jan 27th

Fuerte Amador / Panama City

6:30 am to 6:00 pm

Day 13

Jan 28th

Panama Canal full transit new locks

6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Day 14

Jan 29th

Cartagena, CO

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day 15

Jan 30th

at sea

 

Day 16

Jan 31st

at sea

 

Day 17

Feb 1st

Ft Lauderdale, Fla

7:00 am

See the Cruise Flyer here!       See ship board credit offer here!

Sing alongs, Western Music and Cowboy Poetry under the stars,
valuable networking, and private group excursions.

For more information including prices and booking info:

Call Toll Free 1-800-530-0131.


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Here's what some folks on past cruises had to say!

The 2009 Spirit of the West was our second, and probably, hopefully anyway, not our last. (they have now done 10) Both crusies were what we considered trips of a lifetime. We had a super time! It's hard to put such an enjoyable experience into words. The fact that there were so many like-minded people in our group made the Spirit of the West cruise very special, something that no other cruise could offer.

Thank you for another Spirit of the West Cruise (this is their sixth cruise) - what a great group! It was nice to catch up on everyone's news and meet still more industry related folks. Coming home with a bit of tan is not bad either.

Thank you both so much for giving us yet another (once in a lifetime) experience. A holiday that we could not even have dreamed of. Thanks so much!

We basicaly came on the trip because Dad wanted to see the Panama Canal - he heard it on the radio show. He said "we should go" ... Well I wasn't about to argue with that so I grabbed the phone. It was a wonderful time. Andrew and Kathy were great.

I found the presenters to be informative and well presented.

Enjoyed the cruise and enjoyed the people. Appreciated all the events set up to enjoy - appreciate Jim & Karen and their time to set everything up, thank you! Enjoyed the sing-a-longs and Hugh's poems. Enjoyed Anrew's harmonica, lyrics, and humour! Thank you both.

Great tour in Costa Rica thanks!

Speakers topics were good - very informative.

Conference speakers informative - topics OK. I am personally interested in the cattle and ranching tours.

We thought about booking on our own but didn't, and we're glad we didn't as it was like we thought ... we would never have had such a good time. We would have missed the network of fellow ranchers and Spirit of the West listeners. We would have missed the presentations that were not only educational but were a lot of fun. No one could have ever had a coffee tour like we got in Costa Rica. It was super as was the trip to get there - what a great way to see the country! The cattle ranch tour was good too, very interesting. Wish we'd had more time there but guess we can't win 'em all. For our next cruise we'll definitely be with the Spirit of the West and will definitely book with Jim and Karen again! Thanks for making this cruise an annual event.

Presenters very good.

Conference was very much appreciated and interesting.

Speakers were good.

We tried to book on our own thinking that we would save some money. It didn't work - it was so involved and complicated we gave up and booked through Jim and Karen ... and sooo glad we did. What a super time!

The Panama cruise was excellent. What an incredible place! The Caribbean, too, - we've never been there before and the sun shone every day! Sure beats January at home all to heck! Thanks for making this cruise possible to your radio show listeners! Oh ya - we love the show, too!

Enjoy warm days with the company of friends, ranchers, and Spirit of the West listeners.

To see photos of the 2008 Cruise have a look at the: 2008 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2009 Cruise have a look at the: 2009 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2010 Cruise have a look at the: 2010 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2011 Cruise have a look at the: 2011 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2012 Cruise have a look at the: 2012 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2013 Cruise have a look at the: 2013 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2014 Cruise have a look at the: 2014 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2015 Cruise have a look at the: 2015 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2016 Cruise have a look at the: 2016 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2017 Cruise have a look at the: 2017 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2018 Cruise have a look at the: 2018 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2019 Cruise have a look at the: 2019 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2019 Cruise have a look at the: 2022 Diary Page!




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