Costa Rica & Panama

Crossing the Panama Canal: Panama to Costa Rica
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Location

Panama-Costa Rica

Travel Period

18 January 2020

From (Port)

Colon 2000, Panama

Duration

8 days

Price

From 1554 $ per person



General Info

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.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Saturday: Colon 2000 Port - Panama Canal Crossing, Panama
  • Day 2 | Sunday: Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
  • Day 3 | Monday: Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama
  • Day 4 | Tuesday: Granito de Oro - Coiba Islands, Panama
  • Day 5 | Wednesday: Golfito, Costa Rica
  • Day 6 | Thursday: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Day 7 | Friday: Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
  • Day 8 | Saturday: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Day by Day

Variety Day
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.
Variety Day
Day 2 | Sunday

Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama

Early morning arrival at Flamenco Marina, Panama City. Morning Optional Panama City tour to discover the old Panama City, Casco Viejo, its architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. Late afternoon sailing to Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama.

Variety Day
Day 3 | Monday

Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama

Morning optional excursion in the Darien 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 afternoon we return to the ship. Afternoon sailing to Coiba Island. Overnight at sea.

Variety Day
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. Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba and sail to Golfito. Overnight at sea.

Variety Day
Day 5 | Wednesday

Golfito, Costa Rica

We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures and our optional excursion in La Gamba Field Station and Piedra Blancas National Park. Late afternoon departure towards Drake Bay. Late evening arrival in Drake Bay and overnight at anchor.

Variety Day
Day 6 | Thursday

Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

Optional excursion in Corcovado National Park/Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Afternoon sailing to Quepos, Costa Rica. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 7 | Friday

Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Optional Morning Excursion to Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch on board, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical evening on board. Late night sailing to Puerto Caldera. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 8 | Saturday

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Disembarkation 8 to 9:30 am after breakfast.
  • 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 at Flamenco Marina, Panama City. Morning Optional Panama City tour to discover the old Panama City, Casco Viejo, its architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. Late afternoon sailing to Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama.

  • Day 3 | Monday

    Playa Muerto/Darien, Panama

    Morning optional excursion in the Darien 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 afternoon we return to the ship. Afternoon sailing to 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. Afternoon walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk to discover the local forest and animal life. Free time for swimming and snorkeling on Coiba. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba and sail to Golfito. Overnight at sea.

  • Day 5 | Wednesday

    Golfito, Costa Rica

    We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures and our optional excursion in La Gamba Field Station and Piedra Blancas National Park. Late afternoon departure towards Drake Bay. Late evening arrival in Drake Bay and overnight at anchor.

  • Day 6 | Thursday

    Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

    Optional excursion in Corcovado National Park/Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Visitors are almost guaranteed to see some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws. Swimmers can have the amazing opportunity to share the warm waters with marlins, dolphins, and pilot whales. Afternoon sailing to Quepos, Costa Rica. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 7 | Friday

    Drake Bay, Costa Rica

    Optional Morning Excursion to Manuel Antonio Nature Reserve, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch on board, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical evening on board. Late night sailing to Puerto Caldera. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 8 | Saturday

    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Disembarkation 8 to 9:30 am after breakfast.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Port Charges
18 January 2020 -40% $ 2590 $ 1554 $ 2990 $ 1794 $ 3890 $ 2334 $ 750
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Panorama

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Highlights

Manuel Antonio National Park


As you venture deep into Manuel Antonio National Park in Quepos, our guest Naturalist will help you spot on the treetops for endangered white-faced Capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys three-toed sloths.

Corcovado National Park


A nature preserve and tropical rain-forest that occupies almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. Unleash your inner explorer, spot some of the most incredible wildlife living in the jungles of the reserve including red-eyed tree frogs, quetzals, tapirs, harpy eagles, white-lipped peccaries, monkeys, and scarlet macaws.

Crossing the Panama Canal


It’s an engineering marvel, a multi-billion-dollar commercial behemoth. The Panama Canal, which joins the Atlantic to the Pacific, is certainly Panama’s greatest claim to fame. Moving mountains and carving through dense jungle, the creation of the canal in 1914 literally reshaped the natural landscape of this sliver of Central America.

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