Marvels of Ecuador, Peru, and the Panama Canal
 
Lima, Peru to Colón
Wed Jan 7, 2026 - Sun Jan 18, 2026,
 11 days
 on Star Pride
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Lima, Peru to Colón
Transit through the storied Panama Canal and discover some of the most unique wildlife in Ecuador. Sample succulent seafood tapas and barter for Panamanian hats along Manta's sunny waterfront. Sample some Bolon de Verde--Ecuador's delicious national dish made from crispy mashed plantains stuffed with melted cheese, bacon, and pork meat--perfectly paired with local beers. Go fishing for blue marlin or visit a wildlife refuge to see over 200 species of birds and howler monkeys. Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil is bustling river promenade filled with museums and shops, or trek outside the city for a mangrove ecological reserve or cocoa farm during an overnight. Step back in time with Machala’s Puyango petrified forest, holding the largest array of fossil trees and also seek out locally grown coffee and chocolate. Overnight in Lima to dine at a restaurant in the culinary capitol of South America sipping pisco sours late in the evening, to meander along the Malecon, a path that follows the coastal cliffside, and to marvel the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Incan pyramid.
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Day 1: Lima, Peru
Lima has worked at becoming more than the gateway to Machu Picchu, but also a tourist destination in its own right. Declared the unofficial gastronomical capital of South America, it is the only city to have two restaurants ranking in the top 10 of the World’s Best Restaurants. Find the Historic Center, declared a UNESCO site, the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, the Lima Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio de Torre Tagle, and the National University of San Marco, the oldest continuously functioning university in the New World.
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Day 2: Lima, Peru
Lima has worked at becoming more than the gateway to Machu Picchu, but also a tourist destination in its own right. Declared the unofficial gastronomical capital of South America, it is the only city to have two restaurants ranking in the top 10 of the World’s Best Restaurants. Find the Historic Center, declared a UNESCO site, the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, the Lima Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio de Torre Tagle, and the National University of San Marco, the oldest continuously functioning university in the New World.
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Day 3: Trujillo, Peru
Salaverry is located near the city of Trujillo, founded by the conquistador Diego de Almagro in 1534. Trujillo is known for Peru’s traditional dance, the marinera.  It retains much of its colonial charm and the colonial center is home to the majestic bright yellow Trujillo Cathedral and the blue Casa Urquiaga contrasting with the vivid green and brown terrain of the Andean foothills. Another site to see is the Iturregui Palace boasting Italian marble statues. West of Trujillo is the pre-Colombian Chimu archaeological site of Chan Chan, a vast adobe complex.
 
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Day 5: Machala, Ecuador
Located in the fertile lowlands near the Gulf of Guayaquil, Machala is said to be the banana capital of the world as well as coffee and cacao. More locals escape here than tourists, and Machala has a diverse culinary scene. The downtown area is very walkable with wide sidewalks and generous amounts of flowers and greenery. The impressive Machala Cathedral is located in the popular Parque Juan Montalvo. Not far away is the Petrified Forest Puyango with the largest array of fossil trees in the world, some measuring over 6 feet in diameter and nearly 50 feet long.
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Day 6: Guayaquil, Ecuador
The modern city of Guayaquil is known as a gateway to Pacific beaches and the Galapagos Islands. Sprawling along the Guayas River is the exciting new Simon Bolivar promenade lined with museums, restaurants and shops. See the Las Penas neighborhood full of colorful houses, Santa Ana Hill where the stairs are lined with cafes and art galleries that lead up to the Santa Ana Chapel, a lighthouse with 444 stairs. Parque Seminario is where to find over 100 iguanas roaming the park.
 
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Day 7: Guayaquil, Ecuador
The modern city of Guayaquil is known as a gateway to Pacific beaches and the Galapagos Islands. Sprawling along the Guayas River is the exciting new Simon Bolivar promenade lined with museums, restaurants and shops. See the Las Penas neighborhood full of colorful houses, Santa Ana Hill where the stairs are lined with cafes and art galleries that lead up to the Santa Ana Chapel, a lighthouse with 444 stairs. Parque Seminario is where to find over 100 iguanas roaming the park.
 
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Day 8: Manta, Equador
Manta is a modern urban hub, with beautiful beaches, high rises, and amazing fish. In fact their giant tuna statue welcomes visitors, as a reminder of the delicious tuna and other seafood dishes found here. It is a foodies delight for tasting not only amazing tuna ceviche, but also squid, lobster and South American-style tapas. Check out the impressive collection of ceramics from the Manteno-Huancavilca culture at the Archaeological Museum of the Central Bank of Manta. The well-known picturesque Montechristi is only about 20 minutes away.
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Day 11: 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 12: 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.

Optional 2-night Galapagos Adventure

Book now as spaces are extremely limited! This once in a lifetime tour includes the following:

Visit the Santa Cruz Highlands to watch the famous Galapagos land tortoises in their natural environment and learn how the private ranches aid to protect these special animals.

Full day guided boat tour to one of the Galapagos Islands (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza, Santa Fe, or Floreana). The island you visit is pre-determined by the National Park authorities and is chosen to avoid overcrowding. Regardless of island selection, you can expect a day full of snorkeling and hiking to catch glimpses of the world-renowned wildlife that is endemic to the Galapagos.

Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, a research facility containing an extensive collection of Galapagos plant life specimens that conducts biological research and serves as an active breeding center for Galapagos wildlife.

All flights and transportation between Manta, Ecuador and Guayaquil, Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands, and shuttles on the island.

2-night hotel stay on Santa Cruz Island.
Popular Highlights
Manta
Appreciate the simple beauty of Manta and relax on the pristine beaches when you overnight there
Guayaquil
Overnight in Guayaquil and stroll the Simon Bolivar promenade and see the Lighthouse of Santa Anna
Lima
Overnighting in Lima allows time to find the Miraflores Bridge
 
Panama Canal
Get your favorite spot on deck for the daylight transit of the historic Panama Canal
Petrified Forest Puyango
Step through the Petrified Forest Puyango near Machala
Trujillo
Outside Trujillo is the pre-Colombian Chimu tribe archaeological site of Chan Chan, a vast adobe complex.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Trujillo, Peru
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Sun Jan 11
Machala, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Wed Jan 14
Manta, Equador
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Sat Jan 17
Panama Canal
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Sun Jan 18
Colón
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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 $4,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,678 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, and savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl.
? Cruise only from $4,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,978 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 $6,078 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 $6,278 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 $5,469 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,448 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 $5,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,478 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 $6,169 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,148 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 $6,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,178 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 $6,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,378 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 $6,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,478 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 $8,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,378 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, Interactive TVs and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
? Cruise only from $9,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,278 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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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.
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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.
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Cooking Demonstrations
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Crew Talent Show
Open Bridge
Local and Live Performances
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Signature Sail Away
Shopping With The Chef
Take In The Sun
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Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
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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.
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Sat, Dec 27 - Wed, Jan 7, 2026
STAR PRIDE
$5,978
$4,999
Wed, Jan 7 - Sun, Jan 18, 2026
STAR PRIDE
$5,678
$4,699
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Sun, Jan 18 - Thu, Jan 29, 2026
STAR PRIDE
$5,678
$4,699
Thu, Jan 29 - Mon, Feb 9, 2026
STAR PRIDE
$5,678
$4,699