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Panama to Antigua

Transit the magnificent Panama Canal, visit the historic town of Cartagena and explore the tropical islands of the Caribbean on this sailing cruise on board tall ship Royal Clipper

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14 nights from £3240pp

Sailing Holiday
  • St Lucia
  • Grenada
  • Kralendijk
  • Willemstad
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal
  • Waterfall, Guadeloupe

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Join Royal Clipper for this tour of the Caribbean islands, with a transit of the Panama Canal and visits to historic Colombian cities.

Enjoy a thrilling transit of the Panama Canal before sailing to the remote San Blas Islands. Visit the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cartagena and see the remains of the Tairona culture in picturesque Santa Marta, Colombia's oldest surviving city.

In the stunning ABC Islands stroll along the palm-lined streets of Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, admire the magnificent colonial Dutch architecture in Willemstad and explore the picturesque island of Bonaire. Discover the spice island of Grenada, admire the dramatic peaks of the Piton on St Lucia and visit the unspoilt harbour of Des Haies on Guadeloupe.

S604 Operated by Star Clippers


Panama to Antigua Itinerary

Day 1 - Balboa (Panama)

Embark Royal Clipper in Balboa.

Day 2 - Panama Canal

The transit of the Panama Canal is a thrilling experience. Stay on deck and watch as your ship navigates the mighty Gatun Locks.

Day 3 - San Blas Islands

Strung along Panama's dramatically beautiful Kuna Yala coast, the remoteness of these coral atolls protects an independent people who prize their communal culture with its artistic heritage. The reefs around the archipelago offer fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities.

Day 4 - At sea

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

Day 5 - Cartagena (Colombia)

Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has a spectacular collection of buildings and massive fortifications dating from the early 1600s. Horse-drawn carriages frequently pass by carrying sightseers from the upmarket area of Bocagrande and the old walled city. Perhaps visit the Palacio de la Inquisicion and the dungeons of Las Bevedas, or to buy from local artisans, go to Plaza de Santo Domingo.

Day 6 - Santa Marta

Remains of the Tairona culture can be seen in picturesque Santa Marta, Colombia's oldest surviving city.

Day 7 - At sea

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

Day 8 - Oranjestad (Aruba)

Aruba's charming capital is easy to explore on foot, with palm-lined streets and brightly-painted Dutch colonial buildings, and plenty of shopping opportunities. Further afield, cave drawings and petroglyphs can be found in the north-coast caves, and at Arikok National Park see cacti, divi-divi trees and exotic flowers.

Day 9 - Willemstad (Curacao)

Willemstad has some fine 17th and 18th-century colonial Dutch architecture. See the gables and steep-pitched roofed buildings along narrow alleys in the Otrobanda district. Explore the island and see elegant, old plantation houses, lovely beaches and numerous forts, including Fort Nassau, built in 1797 and now an international restaurant. The floating market sells mangos and papayas.

Day 10 - Kralendijk (Bonaire)

Pink flamingos, divi-divi trees, Papiamento and the best diving in the Caribbean - you can only be in Bonaire. The blinding white salt flats of Bonaire are marked by clouds of pink flamingos feasting on the orange brine shrimp that gives them their unmistakable color. In town, find jewellery, silver, ceramics and leather shops along Kaya Grandi, or sample Creole cuisine.

Day 11 - At sea

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

Day 12 - St George's (Grenada)

The aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla baking in the sun - these are the tropical flavors of Grenada. From the horseshoe-shaped Carenage at St. George's the Sendall Tunnel (hand-built in 1895) leads to the Esplanade and old Ft. George for a spectacular view of Grenada. Carenage is the old harbour area, where you can see a casting of the famous 'Christ of the deep' statue and watch wooden schooners unloading their cargo. For an idyllic beach, head for Grand Anse.

Day 13 - Soufriere Bay (St Lucia)

St Lucia is well-known for the Piton twin-peaks, its rainforest and the indigenous St Lucia parrot. The verdant landscape gives way to banana, coconut and mango plantations. Soufriere has sulphur springs created by the nearby volcano, and beautiful Anse Chastanet beach.

Day 14 - Deshaies (Guadeloupe)

The picture-postcard fishing village of Deshaies is home to the magnificent beach of Grande Anse and superb botanical garden.

Day 15 - St John's (Antigua)

Disembark Royal Clipper in St John's.

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

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water
  • Use of ship’s watersports and snorkelling equipment
  • We can arrange flights, transfers and hotel stays to suit

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - please contact us for a quote.
  • Port Charges
  • Optional excursions

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Extras:
  • Port Charges - £295
  • Guaranteed Single - £3920
  • Third person sharing - £1390
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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