The Panama Canal is a fantastic piece of engineering and was built, firstly by the French and then by the Americans, between 1881 and 1914. Thousands of vessels, carrying both tourists and cargo, now pass through this man-made waterway every year and, even though Star Flyer is not the largest of these, she is definitely one of the most majestic.

Crossing the canal is certainly an experience that you won't want to miss out on as you sail the length of a piece of water that has drastically improved trading in the area since it was first opened. There are numerous bridges and locks to sail under and through as you make your way past beautiful inland scenery that you would otherwise never have encountered.

As well as the canal itself, your cruise will show you many other destinations within South America. The passion and culture of the locals will inspire you as much as the landscapes will cause you to continuously reach for your camera. And all you need to do is relax and enjoy this memorable experience.

Many of our Panama Canal cruises include visits to the Caribbean, an area of the world that can also be explored on our many Ocean cruises.

PORTS OF CALL INCLUDE:

Bridgetown Barbados

Captain's Best, Grenadines

Blanquilla, Venezuela

Cartegena, Columbia

San Blas Archipelago, Panama

Balboa, Panama

Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

 

05 November 2022 - Royal Clipper - 14-Nights Barbados to Panama 14 Nights

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Royal Clipper Ports of Call

 Saturday, 05 November 2022    Bridgetown, Barbados

On the wild and rugged east coast of Barbados, the isolated beaches are the colour of sunrise, the red sands having blown all the way across the Atlantic from the Sahara. The easternmost island of the Windwards, and indeed, of the entire Caribbean, reaches out to Africa and the Old World, as if not quite part of the New. Bridgetown, Barbados, is an interesting town full of contrasts. George Washington actually slept here! Trafalgar Square reminds you that the laidback, rum- and fun-loving island's British influenced heritage includes revered traditions like cricket and high tea.

 Sunday, 06 November 2022    Soufriere Bay, St. Lucia

Marigot Bay, one of the prettiest anchorages in the Caribbean, is surrounded by lush hills and ringed by drooping coconut palms. Our alternate stop, the little Port Town of Soufrière was named after a nearby volcano. Prettier sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk through the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls.

 Monday, 07 November 2022    Tobago Cays, Grenadines

Four small islets, virtually deserted but enormously appealing for those who love underwater exploration, Tobago Cays is a national park where snorkelling is superb.

 Tuesday, 08 November 2022    St. George's, Grenada

The aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla baking in the sun - these are the tropical flavours of Grenada. From the horseshoe shaped Carenage at St. George's, follow the Sendall Tunnel (hand-built in 1895) to the Esplanade and old Ft. George for a spectacular view of Grenada.

 Wednesday, 09 November 2022    At sea

Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalising spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.

 Thursday, 10 November 2022    Kralendijk, Bonaire

Pink flamingoes, divi-divi trees, Papiamento and the best diving in the Caribbean - You can only be in Bonaire. The blinding white salt flats of Bonaire were once marked by tall obelisks of red, white, blue and orange (the colours of the old Dutch flag) to guide mariners. Today they are marked by clouds of pink - enormous flocks (500 or more!) of fluttering flamingoes feasting on the orange brine shrimp that gives the flamingoes their unmistakable colour.

 Friday, 11 November 2022    Willemstad, Curacao

The gabled houses and warehouses of Dutch colonial Willemstad march in tight formation along the entrance to St. Anna Bay, an incongruous vision of a tropical Amsterdam where the floating market sells mangos and papayas instead of tulips. In Curacao's interior cunucu, a few Dutch landhuis or farm owners still wrest a living by ranching on the near-desert soil.

 Saturday, 12 November 2022    Oranjestad, Aruba

Bon boni means welcome in the local dialect, Papiamento, and it's universally understood by all who visit little Aruba. Just 15 miles from Venezuela, this almost independent nation still has a ceremonial Dutch Governor General. Once it depended on oil for income, but tourism is the new king. No wonder Aruba's endless beaches and spectacular diving are too tempting to pass up.

 Sunday, 13 November 2022    At sea

Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalising spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.

 Monday, 14 November 2022    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located on the north coast of Colombia, Cartagena host a spectacular collection of buildings and massive fortifications dating from the early 1600's. The Fortresses were built to protect Cartagena from pirates. City highlights include Saint Philip of Barajas Fortresses and the Fort Ferdinand Fort.

 Tuesday, 15 November 2022    Islas de San Bernardo, Colombia

San Bernardo Islands are located between Capurgana and Cartagena. Largely made up of white sand beaches and palm trees, lapped by crystal clear waters. There are several mangrove swamps and plenty of exotic birds to spot. They are mostly frequented by local Colombian tourists who have kept these hidden gems hidden from foreign tourists.

 Wednesday, 16 November 2022    San Blas Islands, Panama

The vivid colors of the San Blas Islands are undoubtedly the inspiration for the fanciful birds, fish and animals in brilliant reds, oranges, blues and greens that decorate the intricately appliquéd molas created by the indigenous Kuna women. Strung along the throat of Panama's dramatically beautiful Kuna Yala coast, the remoteness of these coral atolls protects an independent people who prize their communal culture with its rich oral history and artistic heritage.

 Thursday, 17 November 2022    Isla Mamey (Beach)

Isla Mamey is part of the Portobelo district, which is a historic port in the province of Colon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beautiful pristine beaches are lined with palm trees and are lapped by a crystal clear turquoise ocean. Bring your own picnic or enjoy a beach barbecue as this is a very natural area. You may also spot the islands monkeys.

 Thursday, 17 November 2022    Portobelo, Panama

The vibe given off by Portobelo is so laid-back it’s hard to imagine it was once the greatest Spanish port in Central America. Peruvian gold was amongst the many treasures to have been carried by mules to Panama City via the fortresses at Portobello. There are also some good beaches nearby that are accessible by boat where you can dive and snorkel.

 Saturday, 19 November 2022    Balboa (Isla Flamenco), Panama

Along the piers of Balboa, the port marking the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal, you'll see yachts from all over the world. Balboa was built to house American administrative headquarters for the Canal and many of the buildings are handsome examples of the American colonial style of the early 1900's.

rates

Royal Clipper, 14 Nights OS DLX 1 2 3 4 5 6 SGL 3RD Port
Charges
GBP £6,940 £6,440 £4,830 £4,270 £4,020 £3,780 £3,450 £3,290 £3,920 £1,390 £295
Royal Clipper, 14 Nights
GBP
OS
£6,940
DLX
£6,440
1
£4,830
2
£4,270
3
£4,020
4
£3,780
5
£3,450
6
£3,290
SGL
£3,920
3RD
£1,390
Port
Charges
£295

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in POUND STERLING, Cruise rates do not include air, hotel or transfer arrangements of any kind, Gratuities are not included, There are a limited number of three berth cabins available, Port charges are additional, Certain restrictions apply, Sole Occupancy Supplement: 100% category 1, owner's Cabin, 50% category 2 through 6.