Small-Ship Expedition

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal


We begin by exploring Costa Rica’s west coast. We’ll call at remote national parks and tropical islands. And we’ll conclude by transiting the Panama Canal!

The Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Panama is an explorer’s paradise. Each day offers a new discovery: a port of call, a crystal cove, a cultural experience, a glimpse of history.

Teeming jungles, charming towns, islands abuzz with life: discover the cultures, flora and fauna of Central America!

  • See white-faced capuchin and howler monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Visit Drake Bay, the winter home and breeding ground for many humpback whales
  • Visit the nesting beaches of sea turtles
Costa Rica and the Panama Canal 2020


  • Panama Canal

    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!

  • Embera Indians

    Experience the unique cultures of Central America

    Visit the Embera Indians, one of the seven indigenous groups living in Panama. See the elements of indigenous, colonial, and contemporary history.


Ms Panorama

M/S Panorama

The Panorama is a three-masted Motorsailer launched in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001, last renovated in 2014. Upper deck cabins and lounge, and main deck cabin en suite bathrooms and lounge have been refitted.

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