The newly rebranded UnCruise Adventures (notice the missing dash between “un” and “cruise”) is soon to be on its way to Costa Rica and Panama. The small expedition ship cruise line has made waves in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the Columbia and Snake rivers and even the Galapagos, and now two Central American destinations are joining its destination portfolio.
Beginning in October 2016, the 62-guest Safari Voyager will begin on its inaugural 7-night "Uncharted Isthmus" itinerary.
Its "Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves: itinerary covers Costa Rica from the capital of San Jose down to Panama City, Panama, after transiting the famous Panama Canal locks. Along the way, guests will visit Manuel Antonio National Park, Curu National Wildlife Refuge, Osa Conservation Area, Golfo Dulce and Granito de Oro island in Coiba National Park.
Wildlife encounters are so emphasized that UnCruise has even charted in detail the dry and green seasons in both Costa Rica and Panama and when it is best to view iguanas, sea turtles, humpback whales, ruby throated hummingbirds, butterflies, roseate spoonbills, scarlet and western tanagers and more for mating, nesting, hatching and fledgling in its Experience Guide.
The greatest benefits of UnCruise sailings are the ability to take skiff rides, snorkel, kayak and paddle board directly from off the ship. There’s no need to waste any extra time first joining a shore excursion. You can go for a hike immediately after a convenient zodiac landing, for instance.
There are even theme cruises planned on the initial itinerary this year like a photography-centric one on December 3, 2016 and a Chairman’s Cruise with the owners on December 10, 2016.
Itineraries expand in 2017
Come 2017, itineraries expand with 8-night Panama-exclusive sailings conveniently roundtrip from Panama City, 8-night Costa Rica-exclusive voyages roundtrip from San Jose or combo cruises featuring the best of both Costa Rica and Panama for 15 nights between the two ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
Additional experiences available in Panama include Colon, Guna Yala, the Chagres River, Pearl Islands, Darien Jungle and, of course, the Panama Canal itself again. Also featured is Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And on the 8-night Costa Rica roundtrip, Papagayo Gulf and Santa Rosa National Park are also showcased.
There are also land package extensions available like Panama stays at the Bristol Hotel or Costa Rica stays at the Intercontinental Hotel as well as exploring the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Rainforest in the latter destination.— From Cruiseable news services
Interested in a cruise?
Interested in a cruise to Central America on UnCruise Adventures? In celebration of UnCruise Adventures’ 20th anniversary, Cruiseable is offering $300 savings per couple on Central America, valid on new reservations made from now through October 28, 2016, on these sailings, departing between Nov. 19, 2016 and April 22, 2017:
- Uncharted Isthmus!
- Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves
- Pure Panama: Cultures, Coasts & Canal
- Ultimate Costa Rica & Panama voyage
Email a Cruiseable travel advocate or call us at 1-877-322-3773. In addition, we'll provide an additional $50 to $100 onboard credit.