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Sea Cloud II Itinerary

Sea Cloud II - Central America
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Festive days between a megacity, national parks and beach paradises
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to Puntarenas, Costa Rica
December 21, 2015 - January 4, 2016 - Voyage SCII 1546

Through the Panama Canal to the unique natural treasures of Costa Rica and Panama.

 

Panama City and the Panama Canal  

It took 30 eventful years for the Panama Canal to be finally completed. In 2014, this huge construction is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the new three-tier lock system is also set to be brought into service. Travelling through the canal during the day is a very special experience.  Panama City is the latest top destination in Central America and also an absolute must-see, with its historical quarters and the ultra-modern center creating an appealing contrast. 

 

Costa Rica’s and Panama’s Pacific coast: perfect sailing waters 

The Pacific coast is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, reliable winds, outstanding anchorages, lush green coasts and radiant sunshine. Columbus named Costa Rica “La Huerta”, or “the garden”, and the name is just as fitting today as it was back then. 

 

The Coiba National Park 

The Coiba National Park is one of the largest marine national parks in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Made up of 38 smaller islands and the larger Coiba Island, the park is home to many indigenous plant and animal species. And as this is also the ideal habitat for marine wildlife, you are more than likely to encounter one of the park’s 23 whale and dolphin species. 

 

The picture-perfect beaches of Costa Rica and Panama 

On the tranquil coasts of Costa Rica and Panama, unforgettable natural scenery and beautiful relaxing beaches can be found just a few steps away from one another. Paradisiacal conservation areas blend into charming bays, and shady palms line the beaches as if on a picture postcard. What is more, if you really just want to relax, you will find the perfect place to do so in the soft sand of Coiba, Tortuga and the Islas de las Perlas. 

 

The Corcovado National Park: one of the most picturesque areas of Costa Rica 

Stretching out into the Pacific Ocean, the Osa Peninsula is home to one of Costa Rica’s unspoiled rainforests.  Gigantic trees reach up to 80 meters (262 feet) into the air, while around 400 different species of bird fill the skies.  The forest is also home to a host of other wildlife including tapirs, pumas, jaguars, ocelots and anteaters. 

 

Granada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Situated picturesquely at the foot of a volcano and on the shore of a lake, the Nicaraguan town of Granada never ceases to conjure up stunning views of the natural and the man-made.  Founded by the Spanish in 1524, it was one of the most influential towns in Central America for around 200 years. It is still considered an insider tip among the region’s colonial pearls. The significance of its historical legacy has earned it a very special seal of approval: a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. 

 

A lecturer accompanies the trip 

The fascinating flora and fauna in Costa Rica’s national parks are bound to throw up questions.  Therefore, a scientist with a detailed knowledge of the region’s various ecosystems will be on hand to answer them. He will give presentations and accompany the shore excursions. 

 

 

Itinerary

Day Port  

Arrival

Departure

21. Dec 2015 Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

-

18:00

22. Dec 2015 At Sea 

-

-

23. Dec 2015 Transit Panama Canal (Panama)

7:00

18:00

23. Dec 2015 Balboa/Panama City (Panama)

19:00

-

24. Dec 2015 Balboa/Panama City (Panama)

-

13:00

25. Dec 2015 Islas de las Perlas (Panama)

8:00

13:30

26. Dec 2015 At Sea 

-

-

27. Dec 2015 Isla Coiba/Coiba National Park (Panama)

8:00

13:30

28. Dec 2015 At Sea 

-

-

29. Dec 2015 Casa Orquideas (Costa Rica)

8:30

13:00

30. Dec 2015 Playa San Josecito/Punta Marenco (Drake Bay) (Costa Rica)

8:00

13:30

31. Dec 2015 Islas Tortugas (Costa Rica)

7:00

-

01. Jan 2016 Islas Tortugas (Costa Rica)

-

2:00

02. Jan 2016 San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua)

7:00

20:00

03. Jan 2016 At Sea 

-

-

04. Jan 2016 Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

4:00

-

 
Cruise Rates
 
 
 
Category/Cabin type 

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin* 

$8,695

F Upper-/lower-bed cabin 

$9,995

E De luxe double-bed cabin 

$11,795

D De luxe double-bed cabin 

$12,395

C De luxe double-bed cabin 

$13,355

B Junior suite 

$15,985

A Luxury owner suite 

$17,195

Guaranteed single cabin* 

$12,295

Early booking incentive until June 30, 2015

$1,000

Single surcharge: Cat. A+B: 100% Category C-F: 50% 

These rates are in US dollars and are per person sharing twin.
Excludes transfers, insurance and gratuities.
Shore excursions are included.


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Special Offers:

                                                           

Combination Discount: All cruises can be combined with one another. Book two voyages and receive a 10% discount on the second journey. 

                 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2015. For a new booking of an additional cabin, you and your friends will receive a one-off on board credit of € 200 EUR per cabin. 

 

 Included Services:

·         Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category. 

·         As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin. 

·         A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge. 

·         All meals on board. 

·         All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities. 

·         High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer, are included at lunch time and with the evening meal. 

·         English-speaking on-board tour guide.