Cruise from Costa Rica to the Panama Canal

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Embark on this exciting and unique opportunity to discover the wildlife sanctuaries of Costa Rica and Panama, where geology, climate, and history have all conspired to create worlds quite unlike anything found elsewhere. This 10-day cruise aboard the elegant and brand-new small ship Le Dumont-d’Urville—of the PONANT cruise line fleet—will travel to remote locations, exotic and well-preserved national parks, as well as traverse the man-made marvel of the Panama Canal. You’ll be joined by Nathan Farnau, Georgia Aquarium’s Associate Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates, who will be sharing his expertise on the diverse aquatic life of these ecosystems as well as his passion for birding and nature photography. See scarlet macaws, sloths, and brown-headed spider monkeys on land, in addition to snorkeling and diving in beautiful coral reefs and exploring unique coastal jungle habitats.

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The five-star Le Dumont-d’Urville is one in a series of four new luxury vessels commissioned by PONANT, making her maiden voyage in 2019. The state-of-the-art ship is equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology and combines PONANT’s understated elegance with a spirit of adventure. In keeping with our company philosophy, Le Dumont-d’Urville is a small-capacity ship—430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms and a crew of 110—and features Blue Eye, the world’s first multi-sensory underwater lounge.

More information about the vessel, deck plan and images here.

Read about PONANT’s commitment to building environmentally conscious ships.

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