The Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Panama-Costa Rica)

The Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal (Panama-Costa Rica)

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. We will reach the Nature National Park of Manuel Antonio, witness life in the Darrien Jungle, visit Pearl and Negritas islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.


Cruise Facts

Category C:
From $ 2590 To $ 2590
Category B
From $ 2990 To $ 2990
Category A
From $ 3890 To $ 3890
Category P
From $ 4390 To $ 4390
Owner's Suite
From $ 5890 To $ 5890
Port Charges: $ 450
Single Supplement in Cat C & Cat B: 50%
Single Supplement in Cat A & Cat P: 75%
3rd Person Reduction in Cat B: 30%

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Flamenco Marina Panama City/Panama

Embarkation - 15:00 to 16.30. Welcome reception and safety drill. Late afternoon optional walking tour in old Panama City, Casco Viejo. Overnight in port 

Day 2: Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama

Morning Optional excursion to the Gatun Lake and explore Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun and enjoy lunch there. Return to Panama city and visit the Canal Museum and watch the movements of ships in the locks.   

Day 3: Pearl Islands, Panama

Early morning sailing to Pearl Islands – Panama. Early morning arrival in Pearl Islands. Morning swimming and snorkeling. Late evening sailing to Playa Muerto. Overnight at anchor. 

Day 4: Playa Muerto - Darrien Jungle, Panama

Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. Afternoon sailing to Cebaco Island – Overnight at sea. 

Day 5: Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island - Cebaco Island, Panama

 Morning arrival in Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling  experience in this little paradise island. Around noon we will to nearby Cebaco Island. Beach BBQ and time to swim and enjoy the beautiful beach.  Early afternoon, sailing to Golfo Dulce, Golfito. Overnight at sea.

Day 6: Golfito - Casa Orquideas - Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby Casa Orquideas where we anchor. Optional excursion in Casa Orquideas, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Visit of extensive and very well kept grounds. Time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail across the Bay to Puerto Jimenez while having a BBQ on deck. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional Osa Peninsula excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos. 

Day 7: Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, for your morning Optional Excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz. Playa Bisanz afternoon swim. (Savegre River or Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Puerto Caldera. 

Day 8: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Arrival in Puerto Caldera Port 08:00- Disembarkation 09:00 to 10:00.

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The new build 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built in 2012 under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by RINA, the Variety Voyager guarantees guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance. The Variety Voyager seduces her passengers with her sleek lines and ample deck space, very much what one expects from a millionaire’s super yacht. Inside, cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling. WIFI internet is available at a charge in all cabins and public areas. Everywhere, unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited. And above all, the professional service of a crew of 32-33, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy.

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Date:
Category C:
Category B
Category A
Category P
Owner's Suite
Port Charges:
09 Mar 19
$ 2590
$ 2990
$ 3890
$ 4390
$ 5890
$ 450
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Variety Cruises is rated 4.86 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 139 merchant reviews

4.86 / 5 Rating
139 Reviews
Our 2nd cruise with variety cruises July 2018 onboard panorama was just as amazing as our first on Harmony V (2014). We loved everything, from the food (so delicious) to the service from all the crew! The swimming from the boat was the highlight for us. Joseph our cruise co-ordination is just an amazing person, so warm and friendly and knowledgeable about all the ports, where to eat, swim, shop and of course Valeria our bar person, who remembered everyone’s name from day one, thanks for all the fun! We would highly recommend variety cruises to anyone looking for a more personal approach to cruising, the crew (including the captain) are always available for a chat, offering further insight to the cruise. We can’t wait to get on board again!
The primary reason I chose the "adriatic odyssey" on the Callisto was the opportunity of daily swimming from the boat. The brochure advertised almost daily swimming, but in reality we were able to swim only once from the boat in the entire week. Something to do with the ship being of Panamanian registry. Whatever the reason, this is by definition false advertising, and given the cost of the cruise, pretty outrageous.
After having traveled around the world with my wife over the past 30 years, we never expected to have our cruise aboard the Callisto this past May, 2018 be the trip of our lifetimes. From the captain on down through the rest of the crew, we found everyone to be of the highest caliber professionally, and accommodating to the extreme. The food was extraordinary and artistically presented. Thank you Variety for a trip we will never forget. We're already planning our next voyage with you. John and Traudy