The company is offering this no supplement program for those booking any 2013 sailing. The relaxed and informal nature of the sailings and ship make it easy for singles to meet other guests, share meals and get to know each. Special single fares for the seven- to 12-night sailings range from $3,950 to $7,450 (vs. the singles brochure rate of AU$6,350 to $8,950).
This new cruise line sets itself apart from competitors by focusing attention on four of the world's most fauna- and wildlife-rich countries – Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador – visiting secluded bays, untouched wilderness, rarely visited small villages and Indigenous peoples. Nearly all of the itineraries transit the Panama Canal – truly a unique experience from the perspective of a small ship. Rounding out the unique exploration opportunities is the included onboard and shore-based education provided by the five expedition guides and naturalists aboard every voyage. These experts offer insight into a wide array of fascinating topics, including local culture, history, wildlife, geology and climate. Included are all meals, pre-post hotels, shore tours, admission to museums and parks, tax and port fees.
Itineraries choices include:
Eight-night "Caribbean Parks & Islands of Colombia & Panamá" which focuses on the Panamá Canal transit, the San Blas Islands, and the rainforests, clear waters and exotic wildlife of Columbia's rarely visited coast;
12-night "Pacific Wilds of Ecuador, Colombia & Panama" and its similar reverse sailing, "Last Frontier of Panama Colombia & Ecuador " visiting Colombia's Malaga Bay and Gorgona Island NP and giving guests the chance to hike Panama's Darien Jungle and Ecuador's Cayapas-Mataje Ecological Reserve;
Eight-night "Unspoiled Pacific of Panama & Costa Rica" where highlights include Las Perlas Islands, Coiba Island – the world's third largest marine park — and Osa Peninsula, named by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth";
Eight-night "Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama," where guests explore the Secas Islands with hikes, by Zodiac and kayak, and snorkel the secluded bays, Marenco Biological Reserve with its monkeys, toucans, parrots, manta rays, dolphins and other exotic wildlife, and Panama's Darien Jungle with a visit to the local Emberá village.
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