Aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star all-Suite small ship
m.v. Star Pride
Few experiences can match one of the world’s most dramatic voyages, a cruise from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic through one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world, the ingenious Panama Canal. Having celebrated its centennial anniversary just two years ago, this marvel of engineering and 50-mile passage through the narrow isthmus of Panama continues to astonish even today’s most veteran traveler. During a specially arranged daylight transit, experience firsthand the mighty locks that raise and lower ocean-going vessels 85 feet using no other power than the force of gravity, accomplishing in mere hours what would have taken a three-week circumnavigation of South America in years gone by.
We invite you to join us for this voyage of a lifetime featuring a passage through the historic Panama Canal, and to the unspoiled rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama during the best time of year. On this comprehensive itinerary, visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites along with Panama’s ancient San Blas Islands, where the Guna Indians live much as they did centuries ago. Tour one of acclaimed architect Frank Gehry’s newest designs, Panama City’s Biodiversity Museum. Experience Panama and Costa Rica’s world-renowned and protected national parks—rainforests, islands and archipelagos that foster one of the most pristine ecosystems on our planet.
This spectacular offering features the privately chartered, Five-Star m.v. Star Pride, just relaunched by an award-winning cruise line after an expansive, $8.5 million refurbishment. This sophisticated small ship features only 106 Suites, six with a private furnished veranda and 36 with private French-style balcony—ideal for your own private viewing while enjoying a daylight passage through the Panama Canal. Dock in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels and enjoy the advantages of Five-Star small ship cruising—casually elegant ocean-view accommodations, an exclusive itinerary carefully crafted with daily excursions led by experienced onboard naturalists and no waiting in long lines.
This is an extraordinary opportunity and an excellent value. I encourage you to book now while space is available.
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Gatún Locks, Panama Canal
Coral reef, Costa Rica