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Costa Rica & Panama Canal

December 3, 2022
7 Days • Colón to Puerto Caldera
Wind Star

Some three million years ago a narrow isthmus rose from the sea, forming a land bridge between North and South America that allowed species to mingle. A hundred years ago the Panama Canal cut across that land bridge giving nations around the globe a shortcut so they, too, could mingle. These two events have led to a region so rich it’s proven irresistible to history buffs, engineers, and nature lovers alike.

With staggering biodiversity and the epic engineering achievement of the Panama Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the opportunities for adventure and enrichment are endless. Enjoy a unique daylight small ship view of the canal, locks, and Lake Gatun as a Canal Historian describes each phase of your journey. Wade ashore as your Zodiac makes “wet landings” in small ports and on remote beaches backed by rainforest. Watch for birds, monkeys, and species found nowhere else on earth. Encounter indigenous tribes who only recently emerged from the jungle. It’s an intoxicating voyage that will thoroughly satisfy the adventurer in you.

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Accommodations & Pricing

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from $2,663 USD per guest, tax included
BONUS: $100 Onboard Credit per couple exclusively from Maritime Travel


Category B
DECK 1 Forward/Aft | CABIN TYPE: Stateroom | 188 SQ FT
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.

Amenities
Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
L'Occitane Bath Amenities
Fresh Fruit
Hair Dryers and 110/220 Outlets
Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
Safe
Granite Vanity with Magnifying Mirror
Bathroom with Granite Countertop and Shower
Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)



Itinerary 

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Insider Tips:

• Costa Rica has 12 ecosystems, each home to its own species. Two you don’t want to miss are the rainforest canopy (which you can explore by aerial tram or zip line) and the mangrove estuary, home to shore birds, caimans, and more.
• Up until the 1960s, the Embera Indians lived deep in Panama’s Darien jungle. A visit to one of their small villages is a rare opportunity to experience traditions and lifestyles as they were before the Spaniards colonized the region. 
• One of the best Panamanian souvenirs is a mola – an appliqued and hand-embroidered textile made by the Kuna Indians. One of the best places to buy them is at the handicrafts market in Panama City.
• You’ll make wet landings in 2 ports—Golfo Dulce and Isla Parida. Wear waterproof shoes and shorts for going ashore, and bring a ziplock or watertight bag for valuables.
• The day of our Canal crossing starts early with history and insights from a canal expert. Get a good sleep the night before, put on your sunscreen, and remember to stay hydrated.

 

Terms & Conditions:
Price is "from" price, per person based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, reflects all promotional savings, and is subject to change and availability until booked. Airfare extra. Prices were valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Promotional offer may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusive Maritime Travel Bonus: $50 USD Shipboard Credit per person. Valid on bookings from October 11 - 31, 2021. Combinable on all new bookings made through a Maritime Travel during the time frame. It is combinable with any new booking, including groups, Virtuoso sailings as well as any sale and promos.