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 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.