Crossing the Panama Canal: Panama to Costa Rica

  • CAD $2,530

  • 8 days / 7 nights

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.


Embarkation at 11:00-12:00 in Colon 2000. Welcome cold snack and salad bar. Safety drill and departure at 13:00. 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.

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 Darien.

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 dance with them. We return to the ship for lunch. Afternoon sailing to Coiba Island. Overnight at sea.

Midday arrival in Granito de Oro for swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment. 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.

We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures and our optional shore excursion to Casa Orchideas. Late afternoon departure towards Drake Bay. Late evening arrival in Drake Bay and overnight at anchor.

Optional excursion in the Corcovado National Park / Osa Peninsula, a nature preserve and tropical rainforest 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. Evening arrival in Quepos. Overnight at anchor.

Optional Morning Excursion to Manuel Antonio Reseve, 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.

Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.

Dates & Prices

Start/EndNightsSailing ScheduleStarting From
Barbados / Barbados7January 22, 2022 - March 5, 2022$2,530

*Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.


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