Explore the Nature and Culture of Central America’s Pacific Coast

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Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Discover the unspoilt wonders of Central America's Pacific Coast

  • 14-day expedition cruise from Costa Rica along the Pacific Coast to San Diego, exploring the coastline of Central America.

  • Discover vibrant cities and unforgettable beaches, bays and coves as you cruise to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico.

  • Visit nature spots and national parks teeming with incredible wildlife, paddle among the mangrove forests, and learn about local communities.

Idyllic beaches and incredible biodiversity 

Explore a coastline blessed with pristine beaches, bays and coves, providing a safe habitat for thousands of tropical animals, birds and marine life – a paradise for nature lovers.  

Vibrant cities and cultural exploration 

Your expedition cruise will begin in Costa Rica’s capital San José and take you on an adventure that includes the former Nicaraguan capital of Léon, the colonial city of Granada, and Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja California peninsula.


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

Discover San José

Day 1

Tárcoles River wildlife

Day 2

Relax in San Juan del Sur

Day 3

Revolutionary León

Day 4

Exploring El Salvador

Day 5

Mangroves in Mexico

Day 6

Huatulco National Park

Day 7

Serenity at sea

Day 8-9

Enticing Puerto Vallarta

Day 10

Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Day 11

Relax Onboard

Day 12-13

California's 'Beach City'

Day 14

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 13-day expedition cruise.


  • Overnight in San Jose before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • Transfers
  • Transfer from hotel to ship in Puntarenas including a Jungle Boat Tour and lunch before the expedition cruise

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 restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • 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, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • 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

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

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

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition