Small-Ship Expeditions

Explore Costa Rica and the Panama Canal like never before

Embark on an unforgettable small-ship expedition cruise, exploring Costa Rica and Panama’s stunning coasts.

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2024 Costa Rica and Panama Canal MAP 1x1 4x 100
  • Day 1: San José, Costa Rica
  • Day 2: Puerto Caldera
  • Day 3: Curú and Quesera Beach
  • Day 4: Bahía Drake and Corcovado National Park
  • Day 5: Puerto Jiménez – Golfo Dulce
  • Day 6: Isla Coiba National Park & Marine Preserve, Panama
  • Day 7: Azureo Peninsula
  • Day 8: Playa Muerto, Darién National Park
  • Day 9: The Panama Canal
  • Day 10: Lake Gatún and Fort San Lorenzo UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Day 11: Panama City, Panama


Transit the iconic Panama Canal

A bucket-list item for many travellers, the Panama Canal is a wonder of engineering. Enjoy transiting the locks in the comfort of M/S Panorama!

Panama Canal 2

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Observe tropical plants and taste freshly made chocolate

Visit a family owned and operated sustainable cocoa farm, where we will have a local lunch and learn about how chocolate is grown and made.

Adventure canadas guests at cocoa farm

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Experience the thrill of wildlife encounters in Costa Rica, a biodiverse paradise like no other!

Encounter slow-moving sloths, hanging peacefully amidst the treetops. Be dazzled by the vibrant plumage of scarlet macaws and the majestic flights of toucans.

Witness the mischievous antics of capuchin monkeys as they swing through the verdant rainforests.

Capuchin monkey

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Experience the unique cultures of Central America

Visit a traditional Emberá community, one of the seven Indigenous groups living in Panama. See the elements of Indigenous, colonial, and contemporary history.

Welcoming ceremony in Emberá Indigenous Community

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M/S Panorama

Sailing aboard a very comfortable 49-passenger sailboat with a Greek-inspired menu, guests will enjoy the time to relax and immerse themselves in the exceptional cultural, historical, and wildlife experiences.

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Ms panorama

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