Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Quest

 

7-night Costa Rica & the Panama Canal Cruise from $6170

The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.

 


  • $50 per Couple Shipboard Credit

 

National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration make it the ideal platform for sailing in the remote areas of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

Designed with decades of expedition experience in the region, National Geographic Quest more than comfortably accommodates 100 guests in 50 cabins. Her twin expedition craft landing platform allow guests to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure maximization of time off the ship exploring. Created with a shallow draft, Quest draws only nine feet of water allowing her to sail into places where much larger ships cannot go.

 

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Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Land Tour: San Jose (C.R.)

1/19/2020

1/19/2020

The sophisticated capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, has been endowed with a vibrant street life as well as a refined cultural life. You'll see contemporary structures of glass and steel, as well as colonial, Victorian, and classical architecture, exotic birds, giant butterflies, and picturesque scenery. Costa Rica offers some of the world's most thrilling sights to those who seek a new adventure.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

1/19/2020

1/19/2020

No information currently available.

Puerto Caldera

1/19/2020

1/19/2020

From Costa Rica's central coastal city of Puerto Caldera visitors can explore the mountainous countryside and travel inland to the cosmopolitan capital of San Jose.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puerto Caldera: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours

Caldera: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6.5 hours

Caldera: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours

 

Corcovado National Park

1/20/2020

1/20/2020

Considered one the most virgin regions of the country, the south Pacific encompasses one of the areas of major biodiversity in Costa Rica, the Corcovado National Park. Nature in its maximum expression… alive, exuberant, greened in every detail of the jungle growth. This, and more, is offered in the region that extends from the Barú River to the Panamanian border, and from the Talamanca mountain range to the Pacific coast.

Playa Blanca (C.R.)

1/21/2020

1/21/2020

No information currently available.

Casa Orquideas

1/22/2020

1/22/2020

Casa de Orquideas also known as the real-life Garden of Eden, is a short 25 minute boat ride from Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. Casa de Oruideas was founded 30 years ago by American expats Ron and Trudy McAllister. Self-taught botanists, the pair have collections of tropical fruit trees, bromeliads, cycads, palms, heliconias, ornamental plants and varieties of orchids.



Visitors can take a 2 hour guided tour and experience sweet tasting seeds, smell fresh grown vanilla beans and marvel at nature’s beauties.

Coiba Island

1/23/2020

1/23/2020

Isla Coiba is part of a park protecting three kinds of ecosystems: the island, the reef and marine life. This park is a group of islands with Coiba being the largest. This is one of the most extensive marine parks in the world. Coiba itself, is the largest island of the American Pacific and because of its geographical isolation the forest on the island has remained untouched. Activities available on Coiba include fishing, diving, snorkeling, bird watching, and hiking and enjoying beautiful flora and fauna. The beaches have very fine sands and waters are crystal clear. This island is internationally famous because of the big blue and black marlins that have been caught around here. On some of the beaches turtles come to nest between April and September. On the south coast of the island it is possible to see humpback whales migrating. Watch hundreds of dolphins chasing schools of tuna. This is the only place in the world where you can find whole troops of red Guacamayas. These are only some of the attractions for nature lovers besides flora, fauna and bird watching.

Pearl Island

1/24/2020

1/24/2020

Some of the most renowned pearls in the world come from the oysters on the seabed around the hundred or so islands which make up the Pearl Island archipelago in the Gulf of Panama.

The islands are mostly uninhabited. There are some fishing communities and only two of the islands have tourist development. Contadora began to be developed in the seventies with the construction of a hotel and airstrip. Residential development followed around the superb beaches which surround this and other islands

Panama Canal

1/24/2020

1/24/2020

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

Barro Colorado Island

1/25/2020

1/25/2020

Barro Colorado, the largest forested island in the Panama Canal waterway, is part of the Barro Colorado Nature Monument and is the site of an internationally recognized biological research station. Only a limited number of visitors may visit the island with a guide making this a very unique experience for any traveller. As you tour the island through thick jungle, you may see white-faced and tamarin monkeys, anteaters, tropical birds, exotic plants and flowers, and you will occasionally encounter scientists from around the world doing their research.

Panama Canal

1/25/2020

1/25/2020

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

Colon (Panama)

1/26/2020

1/26/2020

There’s more to Panama than the canal. Panama’s ethnic mix is reflected in its arts. This is a proud nation that honors its many Indian tribes and its rich Spanish legacy. And with some of the finest deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and birding, once you embrace Panama, you’ll find it hard to leave.

Land Tour: Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

1/26/2020

1/26/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Panama City

1/26/2020

1/26/2020

The sights of Panama City are many, but much of it can be seen on foot. The Plaza de Francia is dedicated to the 22,000 workers who perished while building the Panama Canal. The ruins of the Church of Santo Domingo features an arch that has stood unsupported for hundreds of years. The golden altar of the Church of San Jose is the only original piece of architecture completely in tact after the Pirate Henry Morgan destroyed the city. There are many museums to explore in Panama City including: the newly restored Museum of Religious Art; the Museum of the History of Panama; the Atnthropology Museum; and the Museum of Natural Science. At Panama Viejo, view all the remains of the city’s original site.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Porthole

Cruise Only Price

 

01 - Porthole Cabin

$6170

02 - Porthole Cabin

$6790

 

Oceanview

Cruise Only Price

 

03 - Oceanview Cabin

$7200

 

Balcony

Cruise Only Price

 

04 - Balcony Cabin

$8020

 

Suite

Cruise Only Price

 

05 - Suite

$8950

 

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Departure Date: 1/19/2020
Number of Nights: 7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 7-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

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