Inviting Beaches & Latin Culture in Central America (Southbound)

Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Perfect beaches, vivid cultures and lively cities

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

  • 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.

Beach life

Soak up Californian rays in sunny San Diego, before we cruise south to lively Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Enjoy Puerto Vallarta' bustling markets, and relax on the pristine beaches of Huatulco and Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur.

History and culture

In Puerto Chiapas, you can visit Mayan ruins at Izapa or explore the mangroves on a boat tour. Sample Salvadorian food in Acajutla and learn about the Sandinistas in Nicaragua's former capital, Léon. See Granada's Spanish colonial buildings or visit a volcano before your Latin adventure ends in Puntarenas.


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

Sunny San Diego

Day 1

Relax onboard

Day 2–3

Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Day 4

Enticing Puerto Vallarta

Day 5

Wellness at sea

Day 6–7

Huatulco National Park

Day 8

Mangroves in Mexico

Day 9

Exploring El Salvador

Day 10

Revolutionary León

Day 11

Relax in San Juan del Sur

Day 12

Arrival in Puntarenas

Day 13

What's included

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 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 the next day’s preparations

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

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