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

Panama Canal and The Humboldt Route

Transit the legendary Panama Canal before crossing the Equator and discovering the lively cities and remote islands dotted along South America's Pacific Coast on this exciting luxury expedition voyage

Cruise Only
14 nights from £8499pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Tayrona National Park, Colombia
  • Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Chan Chan near Trujillo
  • Trujillo, Peru

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Join your luxury expedition ship in colourful Bridgetown and head to the famous Panama Canal, before crossing the Equator and cruising South America's Pacific Coast on this unique holiday.

Explore Colombia's oldest city, Santa Marta, and picturesque Bocos Town on Colon Island which has stunning beaches. The ship then transits the legendary Panama Canal, a highlight of this amazing cruise. After a thrilling day passing through the locks and channels of the canal, you'll enter the Pacific Ocean and set sail for South America.

Manta is a thriving city with a rich culture which dates back to the early Native American and Spanish settlers, while Machala near the Gulf of Guayaquil is often called the 'Banana Capital of the World' and overlooked by an impressive cathedral. Salaverry is the gateway to Trujillo and awe-inspiring archaeological sites including the ancient Chimu capital of Chan Chan. The rugged Guanape Islands off the coast of Peru are a breeding ground for huge populations of seabirds. The waters surrounding the islands are perfect for Southern sea lions who thrive in the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current.

SB102 Operated by Seabourn Cruise Line

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Panama Canal and The Humboldt Route Itinerary

Day 1 - Bridgetown (Barbados)

Embark your ship in Bridgetown.

Days 2-3 - At sea

Relax onboard during a couple of days at sea.

Day 4 - Santa Marta (Colombia)

Santa Marta is set in a stunning bay on Colombia's Caribbean coast. On clear days, the peaks of the Sierra Madre de Santa Marta range can be seen from the beach. Santa Marta is the oldest city in Colombia and in Tayrona National Park, there are huge volcanic boulders dotted along beaches. The Santa Marta Gold Museum houses many fascinating exhibits, while the white Villa San Pedro de Alejandrino was donated as a final home for the great liberator Simon Bolivar.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Day 6 - Bocas del Toro (Panama)

Bocos Town on Colon Island was used as a base for banana plantations in the 1920s by the United Fruit Company. Each island within the archipelago has beautiful beaches, mangrove waterways and colourful handicrafts, as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Day 7 - Panama Canal

Today you will transit the legendary Panama Canal. Enter the Gatun Locks before exiting into Gatun Lake to begin the transit. Later, arrive at the Pedro Miguel Locks to begin your descent towards the Pacific Ocean, then onto the Miraflores Locks and out into the ocean.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Days 9-10 - Manta (Ecuador)

Manta is a thriving city which relies heavily on the export of fish and fruit. However, visitors are also attracted to its beaches and peaceful fishing villages. Manta's culture is a patchwork of heritage and traditions dating back to the early Native American, Spanish and black African slave settlers.

Day 11 - Puerto Bolivar

Puerto Bolivar is the gateway to Machala near the Gulf of Guayaquil. It is known as the 'Banana Capital of the World', but coffee and cacao are also important crops. It has an impressive cathedral, and the church of Nuestra Senora de Chilla has a depiction of the Virgin and child. Further afield, the Petrified Forest Puyango is the biggest array of fossil trees in the world.

Day 12 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Day 13 - Salaverry (Peru)

Salaverry is the gateway to Trujillo, founded by Spanish conquistador Pizarro. Here you'll see colonial mansions with distinctive wrought-iron grillwork. The area is also known for its numerous archaeological sites including the ancient Chimu capital of Chan Chan.

Day 14 - Islas Guanape

This island group is a breeding ground for seabirds off the coast La Libertad in Peru. The islands are protected and guano harvesting is regulated. There is abundant bird and marine life, from pelicans to boobies and Humboldt penguins.

Day 15 - Callao

Disembark the ship in Callao.

Due to the nature of this itinerary, it is subject to change. Each day, the Captain and Expedition Leader will determine the schedule based on various conditions.

Price Includes

  • 14-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  • Open-seating dining in the restaurant
  • Activities including Zodiac cruising and guided hikes
  • Insightful lectures and Seabourn Conversations sessions with the expedition team
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Taxes, fees and port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights – we can arrange these for you
  • Overseas transfers
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Optional activities including kayaking and use of the submarines
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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