STAR COLLECTOR: CARIBBEAN BEACHES & COSTA RICAN CLOUDFORESTS

Itinerary & Ports

Star Collector: Caribbean Beaches & Costa Rican Cloudforests

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SAT MAR 10
TO 6:00 PM Puerto Caldera

day 1 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica


Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Absorb Costa Rica’s magnificent biodiversity by adding a land package to your cruise. Venture to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where 300-year-old trees and orchids form a spectacular backdrop to resplendent quetzals, tapirs, monkeys, sloths, and other rainforest residents. Or head to Tortuguero National Park, one of the most remote places in Costa Rica, known for being a primary nesting site of endangered green turtles. 
SUN MAR 11
6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Quepos

day 2 Quepos, Costa Rica


Quepos, Costa Rica
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life. 
MON MAR 12
6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Golfo Dulce

day 3 Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica


Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica
Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots  of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America.
MON MAR 12
6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM Golfito

day 3 Golfito, Costa Rica


Golfito, Costa Rica
We make a brief stop in Golfito for customs clearance, which the purser will take care of.
TUE MAR 13
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Isla Parida

day 4 Isla Parida, Panama


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Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long.  The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's Signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
THU MAR 15
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Balboa / Fuerte Amador

day 6 Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama


Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
FRI MAR 16
4:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Panama Canal

day 7 Panama Canal, Panama


Panama Canal, Panama
At nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience. 
SAT MAR 17
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Colón

day 8 Colón, Panama


Colón, Panama
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. 
MON MAR 19
7:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Cartegena

day 10 Cartagena, Colombia


Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.
WED MAR 21
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Oranjestad

day 12 Oranjestad, Aruba


Oranjestad, Aruba
Known for having some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, this Dutch port makes it easy to just … take it easy. Walk through town to choose your favorite carved wooden door, or spend the day like the Arubans do playing dominos at a beachside table. 
FRI MAR 23
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Bequia

day 14 Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines


Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
The only ships in port are those small enough to anchor alongside the yachts and fishing boats in Admiralty Bay. Bequia’s whaling heritage is on display in the museum in pretty Port Elizabeth, or watch the island’s famed model boat builders at work on their miniature masterpieces. 
SAT MAR 24
4:00 AM TO Bridgetown

day 15 Bridgetown, Barbados


Bridgetown, Barbados
Jolly old England comes to life in the city and its garrison, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Further afield, you’ll find historic sugar plantations and the fairyland magic of Harrison’s Cave.

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