2020 - Crossing the Panama Canal: Panama to Costa Rica
A Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise is one full of adventures, excitement and lifetime memories.The jungles with their spectacular plants and wildlife, the unique white sand beaches and the crossing of the legendary Panama Canal, are only some of the myriad treasures this Panama cruise has to offer.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday : Colon 2000 Port - Panama Canal Crossing, Panama
Embarkation 12:00 in Colon 2000. The ship is positioned at the Canal entrance for the Canal transit starting at 17.00 pm. We cross the Gatun Locks and enter the Gatun Lake. Welcome dinner. Late evening we reach and cross the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before reaching the Pacific side and Panama city in the early hours.
Day 2 - Sunday : Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
Early morning arrival in Panama City. Optional excursion to the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Panama and visit the Canal Museum to visit the movements of ships in the locks. Early morning sailing to Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama.
Day 3 - Monday : Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama
Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and reach an Emberra Village where we are welcomed by Emberra Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. Later in the morning we return to the ship. Early afternoon sailing to Granito/Coiba Island. Overnight at sea.
Day 4 - Tuesday : Granito de Oro - Coiba Islands, Panama
Midday arrival at Granito de Oro Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba island,a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Our Ship Naturalist will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. Early afternoon, sailing to Golfo Dulce - Overnight at sea.
Day 5 - Wednesday : Golfito - Casa Oquideas - Puerto Jimenez/Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos.
Day 6 - Thursday : Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio Reserve, for your morning optional excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursion or sail to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Late afternoon sailing to Curu. Late evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor.
Day 7 - Friday : Curu - Tortuga, Costa Rica
Morning optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our ship Naturalist. Late in the morning we rejoin the ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our Beach BBQ. Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Overnight at anchor.
Day 8 - Saturday : Tortuga - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Morning sailing to PUERTO CALDERA. Disembarkation 8 to 9:30 am after breakfast
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|Day 1||Port Colon 2000|
|Day 2||Panama City|
|Day 4||Coiba Islands|
|Day 5||Puerto Jimenez|
|Day 6||Playa Biesanz|
|Day 8||Puerto Caldera|
- * Cruise Fares
All fares are quoted in US Dollars or Euro and are per person based on double occupancy. US $ cruise fares apply for US and Canadian passport holders and Euro rates apply for all other nationalities.
Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation all meals and on board entertainment as specified in the cruise program selected.
Fares do not Include:
Port charges, fuel surcharge, travel insurance, transfers, optional air/sea or land programs (unless noted), shore excursions, airport facility charges, taxes/fees, nor do they include items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services, phone calls, etc. All onboard charges are in Euros.
Port Charges, Fuel Surcharge and Airport Taxes
Port charges and fuel surcharge are in addition to the cruise fares. Payment for port charges must be made at the time the final payment is made.