Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Colombia and Panama

Discover spectacular colonial architecture, fascinating culture and breathtaking natural wonders on this superb luxury cruise exploring Central America, with highlights including Belize City and the San Blas Islands. Includes hotel stay in Miami, shore excursions and return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
12 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Belize
  • Mayan ruins in Belize
  • Rainforest lake in Costa Rica
  • Panama City
  • San Blas Islands

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


FREE private door-to-door transfers plus FREE airport lounge and fast track pass, FREE suite upgrade and $500 OBC per suite! Subject to availability. Suite upgrade on veranda suites only, Deck 6 and above. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius, subject to availability.

Colombia and Panama Special Offer

Uncover the treasures of Belize, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia on this unique voyage through the heart of Central America on board state-of-the-art ship Scenic Eclipse.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in the lively city of Miami before your incredible cruise begins. The first port of call is picturesque Key West, an island city which forms part of the Florida Keys archipelago. Explore via glass bottom boat, or learn about two of the area's iconic industries, rum and cigars, before setting sail to Belize City, gateway to well-preserved Mayan ruins, including Xunantunich.

With its pristine white beaches and colourful coral reef teeming with tropical fish, it is no surprise that Roatan Island is a snorkelling paradise. Perhaps join a snorkelling adventure during your time here, or stay ashore and visit the beautiful Arboretum Botanical Garden. Scenic Eclipse then cruises to the remote Isla de Providencia off the coast of Panama, and on to Puerto Limon, first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502. Explore the dense Veragua Rainforest or the beautiful Cahuita National park, home to an abundance of flora and fauna.

Scenic Portobelo is set in a tranquil bay and was once the Spanish epicentre for trade, while the San Blas Islands are home to the Guna people and offer picture-postcard beaches overlooked by palm trees.

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Colombia and Panama Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Miami (USA)

Fly from the UK to Miami for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 2 - Miami

Begin your journey into wonder as the crew welcomes you on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of a journey of unrivalled exploration.

Day 3 - Key West

Today, visit the southernmost point of the United States, Key West. This island city is part of the Florida Keys archipelago.Freechoice: Discover the charm and grace of one of America's unique architectural treasures on a guided tour, or choose to experience dramatic underwater vistas on a glass bottom boat. Alternatively delve into the history of two iconic industries in this area, rum and cigars.

Day 4 - At sea

Today, delight in the 6-star luxuries on board the Scenic Eclipse, from its multiple dining venues, lounges and bars to the impressive range of wellness areas.

Day 5 - Belize City (Belize)

Belize City is the historical capital of Belize. Buzzing with vibrant locals who represent every facet of Belize’s ethnic make-up, gorgeous colonial houses, seaside parks and the gateway to the ancient Mayan ruins, Belize City is a favourite amongst intrepid travellers. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.Freechoice: Embark on a wildlife adventure on the Belize River before experiencing the diverse city or learn about the Mayan culture and the traditional chocolate making process. Alternatively, visit the well preserved Mayan ruin, Xunantunich, or explore the plazas and temples of Altun Ha. Discovery: Join an adrenaline filled adventure as you zipline, rappel and tube through caves in a Belize jungle playground.

Day 6 - Roatan Island

Roatan Island is a snorkelling paradise. Paradoxical to its pristine white beaches, the island's coastline is fringed with vibrant coral reef teeming with tropical fish. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.Freechoice: Visit the white-sand beaches on Big French Key private island, and relax in this tropical dream, or visit some of the most secluded areas on Roatan island and learn about the history of the Garifuna people. Alternatively, visit the Arboretum Botanical Garden and experience a glass bottom boat second biggest coral reef in the worldDiscovery: Take the opportunity to join a guided snorkeling adventure. Visit a snorkeling area known for its starfish and see a 120 year old shipwreck, or head to Big French Key Island and see a part of the second biggest coral reef in the world and Mayan replicas.

Day 7 - At sea

Relax on board and indulge yourself in the unmatched luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

Day 8 - Isla de Providencia (Colombia)

Lying off the coast of Panama, this small island is part of Colombia and the former base of the notorious pirate Henry Morgan. Wonderfully remote, this is the best place to enjoy the Caribbean away from the tourist crowds. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Take a guided tour of the island and experience a folkloric show.Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery hiking excursion to the top of Morgan's Head, or hike to The Peak for panoramic views of the Island. Alternatively, snorkel at Crab Cay and its pristine waters.

Day 9 - Puerto Limón (Costa Rica)

First discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502, Puerto Limon is a pristine and lush region of Costa Rica. With white sandy beaches and towering mountains, this truly is a tropical paradise. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursionFreechoice: Explore the vibrant Veragua Rainforest and ride the open-air aerial tram above the tree tops or visit the Cahuita National Park and the Reserve of Puerto Vargas, home to wildlife such as sloths and howler monkeys. Alternatively, visit the Botanical Garden and Rescue Center that protects and rehabilitates displaced wildlife or, take a highlights tour including a cruise through the Tortuguero Canals.Discovery: Join a rafting adventure down the Reventazón River and experience lush surroundings and abundant wildlife.

Day 10 - Portobelo (Panama)

One of the most scenic spots in Panama, Portobelo is set on a turquoise Caribbean Bay. Portobelo was once the Spanish epicentre for trade in the 16th and 17th century.Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Panama City and learn about the history and changing influences over the last 200 years, or visit Gatun Lake on a boat ride focusing on the culture, history and ecology of the area. Alternatively, explore the World Heritage-listed ruins of Fort San Lorenzo and visit the new Observation Center of the Canal Expansion.

Day 11 - San Blas Islands

Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Guna people and surrounded by pristine sandy beaches dotted with coconut palms, crystal clear waters and coral reefs swarming with marine life.

Day 12 - Cartagena (Colombia) - UK

Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to your crew as you leave with a heart full of fond memories. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 13 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 1-night hotel stay in Miami
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship
  • Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
Map for Colombia and Panama