Star Collector: Reefs & Rainforests: The Caribbean, Colombia, Panama & Costa Rica via the Panama Canal
 
Puerto Caldera to Bridgetown
Sun Mar 3, 2024 - Thu Mar 21, 2024,
 18 days
 on Wind Spirit
?All-inclusive from
$5,801
?Cruise Only From
$4,199
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Puerto Caldera to Bridgetown
Volcanic peaks, remote reefs, verdant rainforests and colorfully painted Caribbean ports abound throughout this remarkable 18-day cruise with stops in the Caribbean, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Dive or snorkel amid schools of bright colored reef fish near small port Bequia on St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Stroll worn, cobbled streets in the historic Punda Quarter of Willemstad and shop for fresh fruit and handmade trinkets at the nearby floating market. Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow lanes streets of Cartagena’s walled Old Town, rolling past regal colonial mansions built when Spanish galleons protected Colombia’s coastline. Experience a fully guided daylight transit of the Panama Canal, and uncover the deadly obstacles faced by French and American engineers prior to its 1914 completion. Trek beneath the shady overgrowth of centuries-old trees while scanning the high canopy for reclusive monkeys, brightly colored tropical birds and slow-moving sloths in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park.
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Day 1: Puerto Caldera
Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island. Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.
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Day 2: Quepos
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. 
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Day 3: Golfo Dulce
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. This port is accessed with a wet landing.
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Day 4: Isla Parida
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.
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Day 6: 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 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: Colón
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.
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Day 10: 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 11: 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 13: 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 14: Kralendijk
The ice cream colors of the stucco houses will draw your lens, as will the pink flamingos on the salt pans. But you’ll need a waterproof camera to complete the portrait since more than 400 fish species and 50 types of coral wait beneath the surface
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Day 16: St. George's
Inhale the intoxicating aroma of the “Isle of Spice” as your eyes feast on what is widely claimed to be the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Spend the day on 2-mile-long Grand Anse beach, and before you go, a taste of nutmeg ice cream is a must.
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Day 17: St. George's
Inhale the intoxicating aroma of the “Isle of Spice” as your eyes feast on what is widely claimed to be the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Spend the day on 2-mile-long Grand Anse beach, and before you go, a taste of nutmeg ice cream is a must.
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Day 18: Mayreau
With fewer than 300 inhabitants and miles of secluded beaches, it's easy to feel as if you're on your own private island. Saline Bay is a delightful anchorage that separates the Caribbean from the Atlantic - and a perfect place to play with some of the toys from the Watersports Platform.
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Day 19: Bridgetown
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.
Popular Highlights
Cartagena
View the UNESCO World Heritage Site port and fortresses of Cartagena
 
Complimentary laundry
Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
 
Isla Parida
Dive and snorkel at Bonaire’s National Marine Park, home to more than 340 fish species and with the plentiful marine life of Isla Parida
 
Kralendijk
Late nights in Bequia and Kralendijk provide more time to see Bequia’s abandoned art colony and Kralendijk’s pink flamingos
 
Manuel Antonio National Park
 Be on the lookout for the variety of wildlife at Manuel Antonio National Park
 
Panama Canal
Appreciate the engineering feat of the Panama Canal with daylight transit and lectures from a canal expert
 
Willemstad
Tour the brightly colored town center of Willemstad, a UNESCO site
 
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Watersports
PlatformWatersports Platform: 
Sun Mar 3
Puerto Caldera
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Mar 4
Quepos
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Mar 5
Golfo Dulce
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Mar 6
Isla Parida
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Mar 7
AT SEA
Arrive:  
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Mar 8
Balboa / Fuerte Amador
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Mar 9
Panama Canal
Arrive:  4:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Mar 10
Colón
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Mar 11
AT SEA
Arrive:  
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Mar 12
Cartagena
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Mar 13
Santa Marta
Arrive:  11:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Mar 14
AT SEA
Arrive:  
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Mar 15
Oranjestad
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Mar 16
Kralendijk
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Mar 17
AT SEA
Arrive:  
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Mar 18
St. George's
Arrive:  4:00 PM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Mar 19
St. George's
Arrive:  
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Mar 20
Mayreau
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Mar 21
Bridgetown
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Wind Spirit
The Wind Spirit is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,736, Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht.
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Accommodations & Pricing
Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Category B
Category B
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,801 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,201 per guest
Category A
Category A
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $4,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,601 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.
? Cruise only from $5,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,001 per guest
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
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Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With an expansive 220 square feet, the Owner’s Suite gives you everything offered in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.
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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
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FARES
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Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Sat, Mar 11 - Wed, Mar 29, 2023
WIND STAR
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Tue, Dec 19 - Sat, Jan 6, 2024
WIND STAR
$6,401
$4,799
Sun, Mar 3 - Thu, Mar 21, 2024
WIND SPIRIT
$5,801
$4,199
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SAILING
Sat, Mar 9 - Wed, Mar 27, 2024
WIND STAR
$5,801
$4,199
Tue, Nov 19 - Sat, Dec 7, 2024
WIND STAR
$6,301
$4,699
Sat, Mar 8 - Wed, Mar 26, 2025
WIND STAR
$6,501
$4,899