From Panama to Barbados

Expedition cruise to the Southern Caribbean

Departure date
10 days

Cruise Overview

Enjoy a South Caribbean adventure to seven countries and six islands

  • 10-day expedition cruise from Panama to Barbados, exploring the natural wonders, historic landmarks and local communities of the southern Caribbean.

  • Journey from the vibrant city of Colón to historical Santa Marta, before island-hopping down the Lesser Antilles to the many attractions of Barbados.

  • Discover tropical rainforests, volcanic landscapes and colourful wildlife, with our expert Expedition Team as your guides.

Panama and Colombia's coastal gems

Setting sail from Colón at the gateway to the Panama Canal, you'll explore the tiny islands of the San Blas archipelago and one of South America's oldest towns, Santa Marta. A striking change of scenery awaits in the desert landscape of Colombia’s Guajira Peninsula.

Discover paradise islands

From the Dutch island of Bonaire, your cruise continues across the Caribbean Sea to the Lesser Antilles. Here you'll explore the dazzling biodiversity and unique cultures of Dominica, St Lucia, Grenada and Barbados.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Setting sail from Colón

Day 1

The people of Guna Yala

Day 2

Historical Santa Marta

Day 3

The Guajira Peninsula

Day 4

Eye-catching Kralendijk

Day 5

Science and leisure

Day 6

The wonders of Dominica

Day 7

Volcanic St Lucia

Day 8

Grenada's Island paradise

Day 9

Beautiful Barbados

Day 10

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported. 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics 
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym 
  • Yoga and meditation sessions with an instructor
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings 

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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