Inviting Beaches & Latin Culture in Central America

Price from $5,748
$3,736

Departure date
Duration
13 days

Perfect beaches, vivid cultures and lively cities

  • 13-day expedition cruise up Central America's Pacific coastline, from Puntarenas in Costa Rica to Baja California and San Diego.

  • Visit coastal communities and experience authentic cultures, from the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and Nicaragua to the ancient roots of Acajutla.

  • See incredible wildlife like whales, pelicans, herons, hummingbirds and turtles in tropical habitats, such as magnificent Huatulco National Park.

History and architecture

Your Latin adventure begins in Puntarenas, before sailing to Granada and its Spanish colonial buildings. Learn about the Sandinistas in Nicaragua's former capital Léon and sample Salvadorian food in Acajutla. In Puerto Chiapas, you can visit Mayan ruins at Izapa or explore the mangroves on a boat tour.

Beach life

Relax on the pristine beaches of Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur and Huatulco, and enjoy bustling markets in Puerto Vallarta. We then cruise north to lively Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, before ending our journey soaking up the Californian rays in sunny San Diego.

What's included

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Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in the cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Fine-dining in the À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is 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 fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
  • Yoga and meditation sessions with an instructor
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of trekking poles and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help configure your camera settings

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • 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

Route overview

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

Palm-lined Puntarenas

Day 1

Relax in San Juan del Sur

Day 2

Revolutionary León

Day 3

Exploring El Salvador

Day 4

Mangroves in Mexico

Day 5

Huatulco National Park

Day 6

Wellness at sea

Day 7–8

Enticing Puerto Vallarta

Day 9

Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Day 10

Relax onboard

Day 11–12

Arrival in San Diego

Day 13

Excursions & activities

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Pre-post programs

Ships on this expedition

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Included Programs

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