- 7-night luxury Panama to Costa Rica cruise with full board
- Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Centre
- Optional excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Explore the endemic wildlife of the remote Osa Peninsula
- Discover the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio Reserve
- Shop for souvenirs in Panama’s hippest neighbourhood
- BBQ beach lunch
- Breakfast and lunch freshly prepared daily
Day 1: Flamenco Marina, Panama City
Begin your exciting Latin America luxury cruise adventure on arrival at the marina. Embarkation is between 15.00 hrs and 16.30 hrs. Relax in your cabin or join our late afternoon optional walking tour of Casco Viejo. The historic district of Panama is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to meandering streets that are lined with colonial houses and colourful pastel facades. You are invited to join your fellow guests at the Welcome cocktail party on board. Meet the crew and the captain. Enjoy a drink while observing the sunset. Overnight in port.
Day 2: Flamenco Marina, Panama City
After breakfast, join our optional excursion to Gatun Lake. The large artificial lake forms part of the Panama Canal and carries vessels of all shapes and sizes. Explore Fort San Lorenzo and the abandoned village of Chagres. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Centre and learn all about the world famous canal’s history. After lunch, we return to Panama City and visit the Canal Museum. The public, non-profit museum is devoted to showcasing all aspects of the construction of the important Panama Canal. Watch the ships in the locks before dinner is served on board.
Day 3: Panama City – Pearl Islands
Early morning departure from Panama City to Pearl Islands. The beautiful archipelago Pearl islands consist of 200 plus islets that are situated in the Gulf of Panama, off the Pacific coast. Enjoy a refreshing mid morning swim or snorkel before lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, you have free time to relax and take in the spectacular oceanic scenery, or to catch up with your reading, socialising or sunbathing. After dinner on board, observe the stunning sunset from the deck, as we set sail towards Playa Muerto. Overnight at anchor.
Day 4: Playa Muerto – Darien National Park, Panama
After breakfast, join our optional excursion to the Darien National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is Panama’s most extensive natural park and also one of the most ecologically important and significant sites in all of Central America. The friendly Embera Indians will welcome you to explore the beautiful attraction. One of seven indigenous groups living in Panama, the Embera Indians are renowned for their expertly made handicrafts and long-standing traditions and customs. In the afternoon we continue sailing to Cebaco Island. Overnight at sea.
Day 5: Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island – Cebaco Island – Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
Enjoy an invigorating morning swim or an exciting snorkel experience, on arrival in Caleta Caiman/Restingue Island. The idyllic paradise island is yours to explore at your leisure until midday. We venture to nearby Cebaco Island for a delicious beach BBQ lunch. You have ample time to take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters. In the early afternoon, we continue sailing to Golfo Dulce. The scenic and peaceful inlet extends from the Pacific Ocean to the west of the city of Rincon. Dinner on board and overnight at sea.
Day 6: Casa Orquideas – Puerto Jimenez
We arrive in the port town of Golfito in the early hours and continue cruising to nearby Casa Orquideas. On arrival, join our optional excursion to the local botanical garden and admire the beautiful endemic flowers and plants of Costa Rica. On return to the ship, enjoy a swim break before we sail across the bay to Puerto Jimenez. BBQ lunch is served on deck. In the afternoon, visit the Osa Peninsula on our optional excursion. One of Costa Rica’s most remote locations, the Osa Peninsula boasts a rainforest teeming with endemic animal life.
Day 7: Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
On arrival in Quepos, join our optional excursion to the Manuel Antonio Reserve. The extensive tropical paradise features one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of white sandy beach and lush evergreen forests that are home to indigenous wildlife. Join our optional excursion to zipwire for a mile over the treetops.
Explore the natural wonderland at your leisure before and after lunch. In the afternoon, we sail to nearby Playa Biesanz for a swim break. Return to the ship for the evening’s tropical themed farewell dinner and party. Enjoy your last unforgettable Costa Rican sunset at sea en route to Puerto Caldera.
Day 8: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Early morning arrival in Puerto Caldera port. Disembarkation is between 09.00 hrs and 10.00 hrs. After breakfast, say goodbye to your new friends and the crew, and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Launched in 1993, the three masted MS Panorama motorsailer was rebuilt in 2001 and renovated in 2014. The luxury cruise ship accommodates up to 49 passengers in 24 air-conditioned en suite cabins. Sophisticated décor features and state-of-the-art amenities ensure optimal sailing comfort.
- Eight days and seven nights aboard M/S Panorama
- Nine destinations
- Full board with buffet breakfast as well as lunch and dinner
- Housewarming cocktails
- Private barbecue evening event
- Captain’s Dinner event
- A professional English-speaking Cruise Director
- Five optional excursions; Manuel Antonio Reserve, Osa Peninsula, Darien National Park, Old Panama, Gatun Lake
Available on specific departures only.
- 19 December 2020
- 02, 16* , 30 Janurary 2021
*Dates not including Panama canal crossing