Star Breeze, Star Collector ex Miami to Puerto Caldera

Panama & Central America

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17 Night Star Collector: Discovering Unseen Central America via The Panama Canal Cruise sailing from Miami to Puerto Caldera onboard Star Breeze.

17 Night Star Collector: Discovering Unseen Central America via The Panama Canal Cruise sailing from Miami to Puerto Caldera onboard Star Breeze.

Uncover little-known secrets and remote destinations throughout Key West and Central America during this remarkable cruise to the small ports like Puerto Limon and Isla San Andres, Mayan ruins and remote cloud forests throughout Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Panama, and Costa Rica. Hang out with the 6-toed descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s cats in Key West, Florida. Explore the weathered columns and altars of a Mayan civilization near Cozumel in Mexico. Sip sweet and fruity rum cocktails beneath a thatched roof along the waterfront of Belize City. Sample native ereba, a regional bread made with tapioca, paired with fresh fish in Trujillo, Honduras. Take a guided daylight transit of the Panama Canal and learn about challenges and setbacks encountered by American and French engineers at the Panama Canal Museum. This remarkable journey concludes along the warm shoreline of Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, where you can explore tropical rainforests at the nearby Carara National Park, or sit and watch surfers in the nearby town of Jacó.

Highlights of this cruise:

Miami, Florida
With an average temperature of a pleasant 76°, there seems to be something for everyone in Miami. South Beach’s trendy nightlife, the charm of the Art Deco district, the calypso energy of Little Havana, the busy Calle Ocho area, the luxury of Miami Beach and the Coral Gables, the variety of shopping in Coconut Grove and the sports lures of deep-sea fishing, golf, boating, and tennis – only the beginning of the delights to be found here.

Key West, Florida
This southernmost city of Florida is only 90 miles from Cuba, only accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway, and famed for is coral reefs that are a destination for divers and snorkelers, and its stunning beaches. Two of the notable buildings of Key West are the Ernest Hemingway House, where he lived for 8 years, and the Harry S. Truman Little White House. The National Register of Historic Places includes the Porter

Cozumel, Mexico
The Mesamerican Barrier Reef spans 14 miles around the Mexican island of Cozumel and the impressive marine diversity here makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and diving. Chankanaab, an eco-park surrounding a lagoon offers underwater caverns that are home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. Or take a ferry ride over to the mainland to explore the beaches of Playa del Carmen.

Belize City, Belize
With an origin as a logging camp and exporter of mahogany, Belize City is known now as the gateway to lovely nature and beautiful offshore islands. But stay in town long enough to check out the Swing Bridge – the only functioning manually operated bridge in the world. Then find the Cave Branch River for a float through ancient Mayan caves or visit the howler monkeys at the Community Baboon Sanctuary.

Isla San Andres, Colombia
At 10 square miles, the small island of San Andrés is considered a Colombia hot spot. The island, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is multicultural and bilingual with the best beaches, and snorkeling spots. It’s a highlight to snorkel with puffer fish, angel fish, sea turtles and eels in the crystal-clear turquoise waters surrounding the island.

Puerto Limón/Moin, Costa Rica
As the most important port of Costa Rica, Puerto Limon has a long history dating back to when Columbus landed here in 1502. Used initially for exporting bananas and grains, Puerto Limon is now more famous for its cashews and its unique architecture. This area is well known also for it amazing national parks, pristine beaches and fun surf. Parque Vargas offers an impressive view over the Atlantic and Veragua Rainforest Park includes the largest indoor nocturnal frog exhibit.

Colón, Panama
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. Share your day with new friends over an elegant dinner on your Windstar ship.

Panama Canal, Panama
At nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience.

Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City. In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.

Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City. In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.

Isla Parida, Panama
Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long. The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's Signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.

Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica
Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America.

Quepos, Costa Rica
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life.

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Absorb Costa Rica’s magnificent biodiversity by adding a land package to your cruise. Venture to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where 300-year-old trees and orchids form a spectacular backdrop to resplendent quetzals, tapirs, monkeys, sloths, and other rainforest residents. Or head to Tortuguero National Park, one of the most remote places in Costa Rica, known for being a primary nesting site of endangered green turtles.

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