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Imagine the amazing experience of transiting the mighty Panama Canal in daylight hours. Now imagine witnessing it all from your luxurious suite’s verandah on board Scenic Eclipse. This is just one of the many extraordinary experiences you’ll have during this discovery cruise along Central America’s coast.
Fly over Panamanian Islands and jungle in our helicopters. Explore the unique marine and bird life of Isla de la Plata by submarine and discover the coastline of Colombia via Zodiac and kayak. A highlight will be meeting the Embera and Kuna people of Panama.
Begin in beautiful, World Heritage-listed Cartagena before exploring the pristine San Blas Islands, the Darién Jungle and extraordinary Utría National Park. Spend time on the incredibly unique Isla de la Plata before finishing your adventure in bustling Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to lively and colourful Cartagena where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your cruise.
Day 2 | San Blas Islands Highlights:
Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by turquoise water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms.
Day 3 | Panama Canal Highlights:
One of life’s great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world’s key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 77 kilometres long and will take you through three locks and see the ship descend 27 metres. You will enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite’s verandah, it is sure to be a special experience. Enjoy a bird’s eye view on a helicopter excursion^.
This evening explore the cobblestoned streets of Panama City’s World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo.
Day 4 | Darién National Park Highlights:
Darién National Park is one of the most important World Heritage-listed Sites in Central America and is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches to mangroves and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Hop in a Zodiac and venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, Capybara and American Crocodile. Soar over the jungle on a helicopter excursion^ for spectacular views.
Day 5 | Utría National Park Highlights:
A spectacular day of discovery awaits at this remote national park on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. This protected area forms a unique connection between the humid tropical rainforest and the ocean swarming with marine life including migrating humpback whales.
Day 6 | Isla Gorgona Highlights:
Lying off the coast of Colombia, this tiny atoll has transformed itself from an island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, the colourful blue-footed booby and magnificent frigate bird and the endemic anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters around the island host an abundance of marine life.
Day 7 | At sea Highlights:
Relax on board your floating resort and perhaps indulge in a leisurely breakfast served on your private verandah by your butler.
Day 8 | Guayaquil Highlights:
Your leisurely cruise of the biodiverse coastlines and islands of Central America ends as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise
Water so pristine it resembles glass, balmy temperatures and a relaxed pace, it’s no wonder so many of the world’s great cocktails originated in this part of the world — you simply need to celebrate being alive in the temperate Caribbean. Order up your favorite drink from your Scenic Eclipse butler, then sit back and enjoy being on one of the world’s great cruises through one of the most spectacular places on Earth.
The climate is perfect, the water is perfect, the islands are … perfect. No matter which island you happen to find yourself on, from the Caymans to Jamaica, even the hidden island gems off the coast of Colombia, every moment will be a revelation. Rich with history, swarming with ribald tales of pirates and treasure and inhabited by a host of welcoming people, you’ll love your time in the Caribbean.