Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning; full-board buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a welcome cocktail, local theme evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and captain’s dinner; coffee, tea and drinking water; use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability); English-speaking cruise coordinator naturalist guide.
Port taxes (with canal crossing January 2022 through March 2022: $840 per person); optional shore excursions on the islands; other land arrangements; personal expenses such as medical services, laundry, boutique items, gratuities to captain and crew, phone calls, use of on board WiFi (available at a charge); beverages (except those mentioned above); insurance of any kind (recommended); fuel surcharge if applicable; transfers; airport taxes and fees; expenditures incurred ashore; and anything not mentioned in cruise program.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 25% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days – € 120 (Euro) / US $140 cancellation fee (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
119 to 90 days – 15% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 30 days – 50% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
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.
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Crossing the Panama Canal: Costa Rica to Panama cruise begins at the Puerto Caldera cruise terminal in Costa Rica, and ends at the Colon 2000 cruise terminal in Colon, Panama, near Panama City (PTY). Plan flights to arrive to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), by 12:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. The vessel boards from 3:00-4:00pm in Puerto Caldera and sets sail at 5:00pm. The cruise disembarks at Colon 2000, Panama, from 8:00-9:00am. Plan flights to depart Panama City no earlier than 1:30pm on day 8. 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.
Shore excursions are not included in this cruise’s listed rates. This helps keep the cruise fare low while providing flexibility for guests to choose the tours they wish or to explore independently. Shore excursions are available per the cruise schedule and ports of call visited. Contact an AdventureSmith Specialist for the most up-to-date information regarding shore excursions prior to departure. Details are also available upon embarkation in your cabin and are reviewed daily by the onboard Cruise Coordinator. We find that most guests prefer to wait until they are on board to purchase shore excursions to take advantage of local conditions. Shore excursions are subject to shore and weather conditions and based on a minimum participation.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in all cabins, upon availability. Category B cabins receive a 30% fare reduction for the third person.
Families & Children
Families with children 5-17 years old are eligible for the following special offers on select departures, upon request and on first-come, first-served basis. For a single parent with 1 or 2 children in the same cabin, the parent pays the Single cruise fare and children cruise for free. For a couple with 1 child sharing the same cabin, a child 5-10 years old is free and a child 11-17 years old receives a 50% fare reduction. For a couple with 2 or 3 children, both cabins will be charged at the Single cruise fare. Port charges are not discounted and apply for all passengers, but optional excursions for children are offered at a 25% reduction.
This cruise offers a 5% discount when booking 9 or more cabins, with the 10th cabin free. Special group terms and conditions apply; please contact AdventureSmith for details.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; 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.