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September 22, 2017 1:00 PM -

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria, please note that scheduled flights on September 22 and 23 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled.

Our flight departing from/to Montreal - Samana scheduled on September 24 is also canceled.

Our flights to Punta Cana will resume normal operations on September 24th and flights to Puerto Plata on September 29th. Operations to Samana will resume on 1 October.

Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.

Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 22, 2017 1:30 PM -

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Cuba
Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
 
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Saint-Martin
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.
 

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Panama City: The gateway to an unforgettable vacation

Panama has gone through an amazing rejuvenation over the last decade and, while popular, still remains relatively peaceful compared to other Central American destinations. The country’s most notable achievement is the Panama Canal, an unmatched feat of human engineering worth visiting on anyone’s journey. Beyond that, a spectacular mix of pristine beaches, outdoor pursuits, family activities and nightlife makes Panama a traveller’s dream.

In town

Panama City and its surroundings offer plenty for visitors from all walks of life. Kids love the colourful fish being sold at the Mercado de Mariscos and the whole family can enjoy a bike ride along the Amador Causeway. Only 45 minutes away from the city is Soberania National Park, a pristine tropical rainforest where visitors can see howler monkeys and sloths, as well as tamarins, one of the world’s smallest and cutest primates.

Food

Panama City is one of the more diverse Central American cities, and the cuisine reflects it. Monsoon in the Sheraton hotel serves some of the best Asian food south of San Francisco, La Petite Bretagne is a beautiful taste of France, and travellers looking for local taste should get a table at Las Barandas.

A Getaway’s Getaway

For sunbathers, a visit to Comarca Kuna Yala is unlike any beach experience. The area is made up of 350 islands dotting the coast and the indigenous Kuna people offer visitors the opportunity to inhabit these “desert islands” for the day. It’s a fantasy come true.

Adventure

Panama’s outdoor activities are ideal for group travellers. The white water rafting along the Chiriqui River is thrilling, while the diving and snorkelling at Coiba National Park is second to none. For those wanting to see the Panamanian landscape, the Volcan Baru National Park has an excellent network of hiking trails. Travellers should keep their eyes peeled for the colourful Resplendent Quetzal, Panama’s treasured bird. The Darien, a wild and pristine jungle, leaves visitors speechless.

To ensure a successful trip to Panama City, read this useful information about travelling to Panama.

Weather in Panama City can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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