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 ($750 per person with canal crossing or $450 per person without, 2019 & 2020); 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.
Arrival & Departure
The Treasures of Panama to Costa Rica (No Canal Transit) Cruise begins Panama City, Panama (PTY), and ends in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Plan flights to arrive to Panama City, Panama, by 12:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. The vessel boards at 3:00pm in Marina Flamenco, Panama City, and sets sail at 4:00pm. Disembarkation is on day 8 of the itinerary in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, between 8:00 and 9:00am. Plan flights to depart San Jose, Costa Rica, anytime after 12:00pm 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 Category C and B cabins, or 75% supplement for Category A cabins, upon availability. Category B cabins receive a 30% fare reduction for the third person.
Families & Children
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a Category B cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 11-16 sharing a Category B cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted. There are no recreational facilities for children aboard and reservations for those under the age of 7 are not advised.
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.
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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.