Star Collector: Two Panama Canal Transits Through Eastern Central America
 
18 DAYS
Star Pride
Oranjestad to Miami
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? All-inclusive from $6,221 USD per guest
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Oranjestad to Miami
Explore lesser known vacation treasures along Central America’s eastern coast during a unique voyage with stops in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. Motor upriver from Bocas del Toro in Panama past slumbering sloths and skittering primates to a subterranean river cave teeming with tiny bats. Cruise the Panama Canal in both directions in daylight and learn about the deadly construction challenges confronted by early engineers. Fly past lively howler monkeys and colorful tropical birds during an exhilarating zipline tour in the canopy of Costa Rica’s Veragua Rainforest near Puerto Limon. Sample countless cacao creations and decadent Honduran chocolate treats at Roatan tiny shops and a chocolate factory. Venture to ancient and imposing Mayan ruins surrounded by vibrant jungle flowers and snoozing crocodiles during a Rio Nuevo river tour in Belize’s Lamanai Ruins. Relax in quiet isolation amid the clear, multi-hued waters of Bacalar Lagoon outside Costa Maya, Mexico.
 
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Day 1: Oranjestad
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.
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Day 3: Santa Marta
Romantic Santa Marta has it all: history (Colombia’s oldest city), natural beauty (from gentle bays and beaches to the highest coastal mountain range in the world), and its very own celebrity. Simon Bolivar  (“The Liberator”) is known as the George Washington of South America, and this was his Mount Vernon. Visit his beautiful estate or head to one of  the two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves nearby.
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Day 4: Cartagena
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.
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Day 5: San Blas
The San Blas Islands of Panama is an archipelago comprising approximately 378 islands and cays, of which 49 are inhabited, some by the Kuna people.  Scattered over an area of about 100 square miles, the islands are the number 1 vacation destination in Panama although the Kuna work hard to protect their land against overwhelming tourism and keep the islands healthy and lovely, unique and untouched by culture. These white-sand and palm tree lined islands are encompassed by a coral reef and warm, crystal-clear water that is perfect for snorkeling and is home to a variety of marine life including dolphins, sharks and giant manta rays.
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Day 6: Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro on Bastimentos island was visited by Columbus in 1502 and then built up with colorful and Caribbean-style clapboard houses by the United Fruit Company in the early 20th century.   Situated on the beautiful Bocas del Toro archipelago, the laid-back and friendly community is a great combination of races and ethnicities living harmoniously. West Indians, Latinos and Extraneros (the resident gringos) make this an easy place to feel right at home and embrace the relaxed Caribbean vibe of the town. Not far from town is the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, as well as two national parks, La Amistad and many banana plantations. We will anchor at Red Frog Marina, considered to have the finest beaches of Panama.
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Day 7: Panama Canal
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.
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Day 8: Balboa / Fuerte Amador
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.
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Day 9: Panama Canal
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.
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Day 10: Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro on Bastimentos island was visited by Columbus in 1502 and then built up with colorful and Caribbean-style clapboard houses by the United Fruit Company in the early 20th century.   Situated on the beautiful Bocas del Toro archipelago, the laid-back and friendly community is a great combination of races and ethnicities living harmoniously. West Indians, Latinos and Extraneros (the resident gringos) make this an easy place to feel right at home and embrace the relaxed Caribbean vibe of the town. Not far from town is the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, as well as two national parks, La Amistad and many banana plantations. We will anchor at Red Frog Marina, considered to have the finest beaches of Panama.
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Day 11: Puerto Limón/Moin
As the most important port of Costa Rica, Puerto Limon has a long history dating back to when Columbus landed here in 1502. Used initially for exporting bananas and grains, Puerto Limon is now more famous for its cashews and its unique architecture. This area is well known also for it amazing national parks, pristine beaches and fun surf. Parque Vargas offers an impressive view over the Atlantic and Veragua Rainforest Park includes the largest indoor nocturnal frog exhibit.
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Day 12: Isla De Providencia
Tiny, off-the-grid Isla de Providencia is a delightful step back in time. Because of its remote location its golden-sand beaches are not crowded and the friendly locals are eager to meet you. The diving and snorkeling here is epic and you’ll hear English Creole being spoken. A little over a mile long, this is as close to paradise as it gets.
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Day 14: Roatan
The ocean playground around Roatan is part of the huge Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. These protected waters provide excellent snorkeling, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and other marine life and pristine powdery white beaches. Sample tradition island cuisine like conch, baleadas or pastilles in one of the many excellent cafes accompanied by delicious Honduran coffee
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Day 15: Belize City
With an origin as a logging camp and exporter of mahogany, Belize City is known now as the gateway to lovely nature and beautiful offshore islands. But stay in town long enough to check out the Swing Bridge – the only functioning manually operated bridge in the world. Then find the Cave Branch River for a float through ancient Mayan caves or visit the howler monkeys at the Community Baboon Sanctuary.
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Day 16: Costa Maya
Costa Maya is the closest gateway to the Chaccoben Mayan Ruins some of which you can climb to get an amazing view. The port features interesting shopping, local artisans and good restaurant and bars. It is part of the massive Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, home to sharks, dolphins and turtles and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve where jaguars, monkeys and hundreds of bird species live.
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Day 17: Cozumel
The Mesamerican Barrier Reef spans 14 miles around the Mexican island of Cozumel and the impressive marine diversity here makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and diving. Chankanaab, an eco-park surrounding a lagoon offers underwater caverns that are home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.  Or take a ferry ride over to the mainland to explore the beaches of Playa del Carmen.
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Day 19: Miami
With an average temperature of a pleasant 76°, there seems to be something for everyone in Miami.  South Beach’s trendy nightlife, the charm of the Art Deco district, the calypso energy of Little Havana, the busy Calle Ocho area, the luxury of Miami Beach and the Coral Gables, the variety of shopping in Coconut Grove and the sports lures of deep-sea fishing, golf, boating, and tennis – only the beginning of the delights to be found here.
Popular Highlights
Belize
Late night in Belize will give extra time to visit the howler monkey sanctuary
Cartagena
View the port and fortresses of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Casco Viejo
Tour Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic center with colonial-era landmarks like Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary
Chankanaab
Snorkel or dive Chankanaab, an eco-park surrounding a Cozumel lagoon that offers underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles
Complimentary laundry
Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
 
foods of Honduras
Sample the traditional foods of Honduras like conch, baleadas or pastilles accompanied by their delicious aromatic coffee
San Blas Islands
Learn about the culture of the Kuna Indians when you visit the San Blas Islands
The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Cooking Demonstrations
Open Bridge
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Local and Live Performances
Signature Sail Away
Crew Talent Show
Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Take In The Sun
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Shopping With The Chef
Watersports Platform
Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $4,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,221 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $4,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,421 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,521 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $5,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,721 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,921 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,321 per guest
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,021 per guest
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $6,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,221 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $7,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,621 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $7,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,821 per guest
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Brand new Deluxe Suites welcome you with 468 square feet of casually elegant living space and an ocean viewing French balcony. All these suites feature 3rd berths, and a sleep-inducing queen bed easily converted to twins.
? Cruise only from $8,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,721 per guest
Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Cruise only from $10,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $11,621 per guest
Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, two flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
? Cruise only from $12,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $13,621 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Star Pride
Carrying only 312 guests, Star Pride still tucks into small ports like Le Lavandou and Wrangell or narrow waterways like the Corinth and Keil Canal. We can’t wait to welcome you onboard for your next 180 degree from ordinary adventure! Learn more about the newly renovated ship and the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative.
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! ITINERARY CHANGE Oranjestad TO Miami 18 days on Star Pride X
Please note that this itinerary has been updated
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Sat Mar 9
Oranjestad
Arrive:
Depart:6:00 PM
Sun Mar 10
AT SEA
Arrive:
Depart:
Mon Mar 11
Santa Marta
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Tue Mar 12
Cartagena
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Wed Mar 13
San Blas
Arrive:10:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Thu Mar 14
Bocas del Toro
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:1:00 PM
Fri Mar 15
Panama Canal
Arrive:4:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Sat Mar 16
Balboa / Fuerte Amador
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Sun Mar 17
Panama Canal
Arrive:4:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Mon Mar 18
Bocas del Toro
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Tue Mar 19
Puerto Limón/Moin
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Wed Mar 20
Isla De Providencia
Arrive:11:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Thu Mar 21
AT SEA
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Fri Mar 22
Roatan
Arrive:1:00 PM
Depart:8:00 PM
Sat Mar 23
Belize City
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Sun Mar 24
Costa Maya
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Mon Mar 25
Cozumel
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Tue Mar 26
AT SEA
Arrive:
Depart:
Wed Mar 27
Miami
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart: