Friday, 15 June 2012

SeaDream Head For Costa Rica

SeaDream Yacht Club has released its 2013 year-end voyage schedule, featuring its first Panama Canal transit and season sailing along the “rich coast” of Costa Rica.

This November, SeaDream I will sail from Barbados to Panama City, a 9-night voyage calling at Isla de Margarita and The Los Roques Islands of Venezuela; Curacao; Cartagena, Columbia; and San Blas, Panama (including a transit of the Panama Canal), all of which are “firsts” for SeaDream. From Panama, the boutique ship sails to Caldera, Costa Rica, making it her home port for six consecutive voyages. The last of these voyages spends New Year’s Eve in vibrant Panama City.

Voyage-only fares for the 9-night voyage (departing November 9, 2013) lead in at $5,548 per person, including all fees and handling charges, accommodation, all meals, onboard gratuities, wine with lunch and dinner, a complimentary open bar and use of the yacht's “water toys” and Marina (weather conditions permitting).

SeaDream has arranged for a highly qualified naturalist to sail aboard all Costa Rica voyages. This paradise of active volcanoes and beautiful beaches has abundant wildlife, including 1,000 butterfly species and 1,200 varieties of orchids. The surfing, hiking, rafting, zip lines and deep-sea fishing are among the best in the world.

The itineraries include: 
  • Isla de Coiba, Panama - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Coiba National Park is one of the last places in Central America the Scarlet Macaw lives in large numbers in the wild.
  • Golfito, Costa Rica - Remote and rugged, its home to the beautiful Wilson Botanical Gardens and the natural reserve and wildlife refuge of Piedras Blancas National Park.
  • Drake Bay, Costa Rica - One of the most secluded spots in Costa Rica. Its spectacular lagoons and coves are ideal for scuba and snorkelling, plus viewing humpback and killer whales as well as several species of dolphins.
  • Isla del Cano, Costa Rica - An amazing marine reserve with fantastic underwater visibility. See sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels and more.
  • Quepos, Costa Rica - One of the best places in the world for big-game sport fishing. Manuel Antonio National Park is a major attraction, along with canopy tours, horse riding, kayaking, rafting and surfing.
  • Tortuga Islands, Costa Rica - White sand beaches and emerald waters invites absolute tranquility and make it the ideal spot for SeaDream’s trademark Champagne and Caviar Splash.
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua - A quaint fishing village where thatch-roofed restaurants line the long, sandy beach. Visitors will want to see the nearby Masaya Volcano.
  • Playa del Coco, Costa Rica - Surrounded by steep hills, this horseshoe shaped bay is among the most well-known beaches in the country, offering great surfing and nightlife.
  •  Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica - Perhaps Costa Rica’s most upscale beach destination, ideally situated near the Santa Rosa National Park and the Palo Verde natural reserve.

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's luxury cruise specialists.