Panama Discovery

24 guests
year built
crew members
11 crew members
110 feet
32 feet
6 feet
cruising speed
15 knots

This ship is no longer in operation and is therefore not actively sailing any cruises listed with Adventuresmith Explorations. Contact us for current information on this ship and comparable options, or browse all of our small Central America cruise ships to filter by ship size and ship type.

The M/V Discovery is a 110-foot, purpose-built catamaran perfect for small ship cruising in Panama. Originally built in Tasmania, Australia, the Discovery has found the perfect home in Panama. She accommodates 24 guests in 8 queen and 4 twin cabins, ensuring every passenger enjoys serenity and privacy while cruising through Panama.  

Panama Discovery Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Panama Discovery review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Panama experts have been aboard the Discovery firsthand. Please read our Panama Discovery review below then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Panama Discovery with other small cruise ships, expedition vessels and catamarans that offer Panama cruises.

Choose the Discovery for her bright and airy atmosphere, her large windows, bold colors and plentiful deck space perfect for watching the sights and hearing the sounds of Panama. This luxury-class, Panamanian-owned mega-catamaran is perfect for those seeking a small active ship with a focus on Panama’s nature and transiting the Panama Canal in style, during the daytime.  

Common Areas Aboard Discovery

The dining area, bar and lounge are located on the upper deck which is fitted with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, providing a spectacular dining experience and plenty of space to unwind. The cabin deck has wide halls accessing small but well-appointed cabins. The Observation deck is the perfect place for a BBQ lunch with jungle views or to relax and enjoy the breeze between excursions.  

Dining Aboard Discovery

Enjoy Panamanian gastronomy and be delighted with exquisite indigenous dishes prepared by the talented chef, along with a refreshing glass of local beer or favorite wine. While knowledgeable, professional guides lead excursions by day, the chef and crew serve amazing quality food from an unbelievably small galley every morning, lunch and night.

Crew & Guides Aboard Discovery

Enthusiastic expedition leaders are experts in their fields, who provide insight and profound understanding of the region and make each journey on board the Discovery unforgettable. They are experienced and well-trained naturalists ready to share their vast knowledge of Panama, their love for history and passion for nature. They are also the perfect guides to introduce guests to native groups who preserve their customs and traditions.

Activities Aboard Discovery

Most unique aboard the discovery is the aft deck platform which lowers into the water making loading and launching the kayaks a breeze. M/V Discovery carries six tandem kayaks as well as snorkel gear for exploration both above and below the water. Nightly lectures recap the day’s activities and add insight into travelers’ experiences.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Discovery

All cabins have individual climate control, bathrooms and three or more large windows that extend along the length of the cabin, so guests may enjoy the scenery in complete privacy. Cabins are small but bright with large view windows, plenty of storage space and either twin or double beds.