Onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment and yoga mats.
Round-trip airfare; passport and visa expenses; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended); excess baggage charges and any telecommunications charges; gratuities; and port taxes and fees $450 per person (2020-2022).
Payment & Cancellation
A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure a reservation. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
91 days or more – 50% of initial deposit
90 to 61 days – Forfeiture of full deposit
60 to 46 days – 50% of gross fare
45 to 31 days – 75% of gross fare
30 to 0 days – 100% of gross fare
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations’ Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The main Costa Rica & Panama—Canal, Culture & Adventure cruise begins in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), and ends in Panama City, Panama (PTY). Plan flights to arrive to San Jose by 11:00am on day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Panama City no earlier than 2:00pm on the final day of the cruise. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Arrival and departure times vary for alternative itineraries; inquire with your Adventure Specialist upon booking for details. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, land treks and wildlife observation.
Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other staterooms (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple accommodation rates available in select cabins. Charters available for up to 62 guests.
Families & Children
Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 7 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval. Save $500 per child, ages 8 to 13, with the exception of holiday departures. Special notarized consent documents and birth certificates for minors under the age of 18 may need to be presented to exit Panama. Visit panama.usembassy.gov for details on traveling with minors.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.