Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to lively and colourful Cartagena where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your cruise. Please book flight to arrive by 12pm.
Day 2 | San Blas Islands Highlights:
Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by turquoise water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms.
Day 3 | Panama Canal Highlights:
One of life’s great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world’s key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 77 kilometres long and will take you through three locks and see the ship descend 27 metres. You will enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite’s verandah, it is sure to be a special experience. Enjoy a bird’s eye view on a helicopter excursion^.
This evening explore the cobblestoned streets of Panama City’s World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo.
Day 4 | Darién National Park Highlights:
Darién National Park is one of the most important World Heritage-listed Sites in Central America and is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches to mangroves and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Hop in a Zodiac and venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, Capybara and American Crocodile. Soar over the jungle on a helicopter excursion^ for spectacular views.
Day 5 | Utría National Park Highlights:
A spectacular day of discovery awaits at this remote national park on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. This protected area forms a unique connection between the humid tropical rainforest and the ocean swarming with marine life including migrating humpback whales.
Day 6 | Isla Gorgona Highlights:
Lying off the coast of Colombia, this tiny atoll has transformed itself from an island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, the colourful blue-footed booby and magnificent frigate bird and the endemic anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters around the island host an abundance of marine life.
Day 7 | At sea Highlights:
Relax on board your floating resort and perhaps indulge in a leisurely breakfast served on your private verandah by your butler.
Day 8 | Guayaquil Highlights:
Your leisurely cruise of the biodiverse coastlines and islands of Central America ends as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book flight to depart after 3pm.