From Panama to Barbados – Expedition Cruise to the Southern Caribbean

Expedition Cruise to the Southern Caribbean

Price from $6,025

Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

13-day expedition cruise from Colón to Bridgetown, exploring the Caribbean coast of Panama, Colombia, and the Lesser Antilles islands 

  • Explore the extraordinary diversity of landscapes, wildlife, cultures and histories of the Southern Caribbean.

  • Enjoy a range of expedition activities including small boat cruising and landings, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkelling, birdwatching and hiking.

Coastal gems of Panama and Colombia

Set sail from Colón, at the gateway to the Panama Canal, and explore the San Blas archipelago and remote Capurganá. Unearth colonial heritage in Cartagena de Indias and Santa Marta, one of South America’s oldest towns. A striking change of scenery awaits in the desert landscape of Colombia’s Guajira Peninsula.

Discover island paradises

From the Dutch island of Bonaire, your cruise continues across the Caribbean Sea to the Lesser Antilles. Here, you can explore the dazzling biodiversity and unique cultures of Dominica, St. Lucia, and Mayreau before ending your cruise in 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

Remote Capurganá  

Day 3

Mangroves of San Antero

Day 4

Historical gem of the Caribbean  

Day 5

Historical Santa Marta 

Day 6

Guajira Peninsula 

Day 7

Eye-catching Kralendijk 

Day 8

Science at Sea 

Day 9

Explore ‘Nature Island’ 

Day 10

Volcanic St. Lucia 

Day 11

Tiny Mayreau! 

Day 12

Beautiful Barbados 

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, a panoramic sauna, and an indoor gym.
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

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