Enjoy some of the loveliest colonial architecture, islands, and rainforest ecosystems in Central America and the Caribbean Sea on a 10-night voyage aboard the all-suite, recently refurbished Hebridean Sky. Cruise from Costa Rica, with its fine selection of national parks, to Cartagena, Colombia, a captivating port with beautifully restored Spanish colonial buildings. As you sail along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Panama, transit the Panama Canal in daylight, and continue through Caribbean waters, the region’s natural beauty comes alive—rainforests teeming with exotic wildlife and bird species; sugary beaches fringed by sparkling azure waters; and dense forests that cascade down impressive mountainsides to the shore.
Swim, snorkel, and explore the fascinating marine life supported by one of the largest coral reefs on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Hike through lush rainforests alive with the vivid sounds and colors of a richly diverse wildlife, admire the orchids in a private botanical garden, and visit the Frank Gehry–designed BioMuseum in Panama City. Also meet the indigenous tribal populations that have been present for countless generations and who maintain many of the customs practiced by their ancestors. An exceptional lecture team that includes experts in architectural preservation and Latin American culture will enhance your experience throughout the cruise.
An optional pre-tour extension to Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and an optional post-tour extension to Medellin and Bogota, Colombia, offer opportunities to experience more of the treasures in this part of the world.