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Panama and Central America

This exciting 14-night cruise traces the coast of Central America, from the fascinating culture of Belize’s Mayan civilization to the stunning natural beauty of Costa Rica and the impressive Panama Canal. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Key West
  • Altun Ha, Belize
  • Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Panama Canal
  • Montego Bay

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This Central American voyage uncovers rich history, fascinating culture and outstanding natural beauty, taking in Belize's Mayan civilisation and the famous Panama Canal.

Learn about Cozumel's colonial past, before sailing to Belize, home to the Mayans for over 5,000 years, and visiting the mysterious ancient temple of Altun Ha. The colourful Honduran island of Roatan is a snorkeler's paradise, with astonishing coral reefs, and Costa Rica's Limon Province is home to sprawling banana plantations and dense rainforest.

Admire the workings of the Panama Canal during a thrilling partial transit then sail to stunning Montego Bay in Jamaica for a visit to the elegant Georgian Rose Hall Great House.

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Panama and Central America Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Miami (USA)

Fly from the UK and embark your ship in Miami.

Day 2 - Key West

Discover Key West's laid-back blend of Caribbean, Latin and American culture. Stroll past old Bahamian-style homes and Spanish-influenced Victorian mansions to Ernest Hemingway’s home, where he wrote several of his novels, and the unusual historic site of Harry S. Truman’s Winter White House.

Day 3 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Cozumel (Mexico)

Discover the Mayan and colonial past of the island of Cozumel, located off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Discover the sacred pre-Columbian Mayan site of San Gervasio, dedicated to Ix Chel, goddess of the moon and fertility. Tour the remains and visit Las Manitas and the pyramid of Ka'na Nah. Optional tours include a jungle adventure, scuba diving and a salsa experience.

Day 5 - Belize (Belize)

Journey to Belize's mysterious ancient site of Altun Ha and explore the fascinating ruins of several Mesoamerican temples built by an ancient civilisation that dates back to 900BC. Optional excursions include a cruise along the tropical Belize River and a cave tubing experience.

Day 6 - Roatan (Honduras)

Roatán is a stunning Caribbean island off the coast of Honduras with beautiful coral reefs, exquisite sandy beaches and colourful bird life. Join the guided walk around the colourful Carambola Gardens, looking for monkeys, iguanas and parrots amongst the orchids and fruit trees. Alternatively, why not visit Gumbalimba Park or Blue Harbour Tropical Arboretum.

Day 7 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 8 - Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

Puerto Limon is the gateway to the magnificent tropical gardens and rainforests of Costa Rica. Cruise the canals of Tortuguero, lined with jungles and amazing wildlife, which link villages, lagoons and rivers. Perhaps take a boat and train ride through Tortuguero National Park or discover the natural beauty of Veragua Rainforest on an aerial tram.

Day 9 - Colon (Panama)

More than a gateway to the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal, Colón also introduces you to the unique native traditions of an ancient people. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Panama City taking in the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Alternatively, perhaps witness centuries-old tribal life firsthand during a visit to an Emberá village, where people live in thatched-roof huts, travel by dugout canoe and keep the craft of basket weaving alive.

Day 10 - Panama Canal

Enjoy a fascinating partial transit of the famous Panama Canal, almost 50 miles long and one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. Cruise as far as the huge Gatun Lake, then travel to the Caribbean.

Day 11 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Montego Bay (Jamaica)

Experience the laid-back Jamaican way of life in Montego Bay. Take a step back in time to colonial days at Rose Hall Great House, a beautifully restored Georgian mansion which chronicles life during an uprising of the island's slaves. Optional excursions include the famous Dunn's River Falls and a trip to taste the rum at a local estate.

Days 13-14 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 15 - Miami (USA) - UK

Disembark your ship in Miami and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 16 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 14-night full-board accommodation on Viking Sky
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursions and a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Cruise Extensions

  • Miami Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Miami from just £449pp. Please contact us for details