Mar 20, 2021
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Internalize the Costa Rican philosophy of pura vida
as you live life in the moment, savoring each and every new experience on your Central American adventure. The rainforest becomes your muse, inspiring you with the throaty roar of howler monkeys, banana-beaked toucans, and weightless flight on canopy ziplines. Fish for mahi-mahi in Quepos, learn to cook Tico-style in Puerto Jimenez, snorkel with angelfish and parrotfish in Chiriquí National Marine Park on Isla Parida—no two days are alike. Stand on deck as you transit the Panama Canal, so cunningly constructed that there are no pumps involved in moving all that water, only gravity. Emerge on the other side to find a wealth of UNESCO sites—Portobelo/San Lorenzo, guarding the Spanish mule trail that crossed the Darien jungle before there was a canal, and Casco Viejo, the Old Quarter of Panama City with its elegant flower-draped Spanish colonial buildings. Get to know the Embera Indians—their language, traditions, and lifestyle intact since before the Spanish arrived. See how the Ngobe indigenous people live within the jungle while growing cacao and making chocolate. Hike with the indigenous Naso people near La Amistad National Park. Explore Mayan culture, ruins and relics in Belize and Cozumel. And as your journey nears its end, enjoy Miami with its bright sherbet-colored Art Deco district.
Attend onboard presentations from a Costa Rican Naturalist throughout your cruise
Visit the UNESCO sites of Panama City and Colón, Casco Viejo and Portobelo
Don't miss an opportunity to view the plentiful marine life snorkeling Chankanaab, Cozumel’s lagoon and eco-park
Appreciate this engineering feat with daylight transit of the Panama Canal
Late night in Belize City makes for extra time to see the Mayan ruins, Swing Bridge and the Cave Branch River
Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.