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Southern Caribbean Delights & Panama Canal

Bridgetown - Panama City - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra
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Set sail aboard Emerald Azzurra on an extraordinary cruise through the Southern Caribbean and the iconic Panama Canal, where luxury meets exploration in the most enchanting way possible. From the charming Mayreau Island to the historical streets of Oranjestad, Aruba, each stop offers a unique blend of culture and scenery. Curacao's lively capital, the hidden paradise of Cabo de la Vela, and the oldest city of Santa Marta in Colombia are waiting to be explored.
Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunsetExplore colorful CartagenaEnjoy the beautiful blue CaribbeanExplore the mountainous island of St. VincentBright blue waters of the CaribbeanExplore colorful Bridgetown, Barbados
Highlights
  • Wander Cartagena's colonial treasures and savor its cuisine
  • Cabo de la Vela's serene beaches and captivating desert landscapes
  • the traditional culture and untouched nature on the San Blas Islands
  • Experience Santa Marta's nightlife and explore coastal beauty
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Bridgetown, Barbados | Embark

The luxurious yacht cruise starts in Bridgetown, with a transfer to Emerald Cruises' luxury yacht, commencing the exploration of the Southern Caribbean.

Kindly book flights to Bridgetown before 03:00 PM.

Day 2: Mayreau Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mayreau, the smallest Grenadines' uninhabited isle, spans 4 sq km. Its population, around 250, resides atop Station Hill, offering splendid island views. The quaint church and community center provide stunning vistas. On clear days, behold Grenada, St. Vincent, and nearby isles, showcasing vibrant reef colors around Tobago Cays' waters.

Day 3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Savor a day at sea, basking in Caribbean sun, relishing yacht views, and maximizing diverse facilities.

Day 4: Oranjestad, Aruba

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Aruba's capital, Oranjestad, harmonizes old and modern, exuding colorful charm. A bustling harbor city with international luxury retailers, diverse boutiques, and captivating residential structures. Notable restored sites include the 'Stadhuis' housing City Hall. The Aloe Museum and Factory, since 1890, narrate aloe's economic significance.
 

Day 5: Willemstad, Curacao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The lively capital of Curacao Island stands as a welcoming and energizing travel destination, comprising two neighborhoods on either side of the beautiful St. Anna Bay. Narrow, well-kept streets characterize Punda, hosting stores and museums. On the flip side of the bay lies Otrobanda, a residential zone with winding streets – a true maze that sharply differs from the perpendicular streets on the opposite bay side. Colorful colonial architecture graces Wilemstad, meriting its UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition.

Day 6: Cabo de la Vela, Colombia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the northern reaches of Colombia's La Guajira region rests the unmissable Cabo de la Vela destination, regarded as one of Colombia's best-kept secrets. This site hosts one of the calmest and most paradisiacal beaches situated in Colombia's broadest desert expanse. This advantageous site along the Caribbean shores presents stunning landscapes featuring diverse ecosystems, affording optimal conditions for relishing unforgettable experiences.

An occasion to partake in a day of yacht swimming and enjoyment with marina toys awaits.

Day 7: Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Santa Marta's welcoming sign proclaims, "Here all is attainable" – a truth evident in the extensive array of activities within reach. Beyond the splendid beaches and dynamic urban scene, Santa Marta showcases a rich historical and cultural legacy – it stands as Colombia's oldest standing city, tracing its origins to 1525. Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America, breathed his last at La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, with the Cathedral safeguarding his remains until 1842. Presently, La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino functions as a museum commemorating Bolivar's life, encompassing a tour of the nearby astounding gardens that harbor a multitude of Colombia's exquisite tropical flora.

 

Day 8: Cartagena, Colombia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Situated on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena de Indias uniquely combines the charm of colonial architecture and the excitement of vivid modern life. The city gains renown for fascinating cultural festivals, breathtaking landscapes, and excellent cuisine. This fabulous city holds Latin American history secrets within Old Town walls and narrow stone walkways. It ranks among the Americas' most well-preserved cities and has sparked artistic inspiration across history, including author Gabriel García Márquez, honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
 

Day 9: San Blas Islands, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The San Blas archipelago stands as a group of islands located just north-west of Panama in the Caribbean Sea. Within the archipelago, 378 islands are scattered across an area of approximately 100 square miles. The majority of the islands remain uninhabited; however, on a few of the larger ones, encounters with the native people, recognized as the Kunas, are possible. Officially referred to as Kuna Yala (‘Land of the Kuna’), San Blas emerges as an autonomous Panama territory celebrated for its unspoiled nature and traditional culture.

 

Day 10: Transit Panama Canal; At Sea; Panama City

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A passage through the Panama Canal unfolds – the most renowned attraction in Panama. Regarded as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World,’ this canal materialized to substantially reduce ship travel time between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Throughout its existence, over 900,000 vessels have traversed this canal and the count continues, portraying an engineering marvel that was initially deemed impossible to construct. Encounter this extraordinary waterway firsthand.

Day 11: Panama City | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The span aboard Emerald Cruises luxury yacht concludes in Panama City. Upon parting ways with the crew and fellow guests, a transfer to the airport for the return flight home awaits.

The itinerary functions as a guide solely and could be adjusted due to operational considerations. Hence, Emerald Cruises cannot ensure that the cruise will unfold precisely as the above-stated itinerary details.

Ship/Hotel

Emerald Azzurra

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Azzurra Pool
Pool Back View

Dates & Prices

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Per person starting at
$12,190
Oceanview Stateroom
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Oceanview Stateroom (D)
182ft² - 204ft² (17m² - 19m²). Situated on the Emerald Deck, towards the front of the yacht, Oceanview Staterooms are bigger than the average standard.
Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom (B)
285ft² - 306ft² (26.5m² - 28.5m²). Situated on the Observation deck, Balcony Staterooms are stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep.
Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom (A)
285ft² - 306ft² (26.5m² - 28.5m²). Situated on the Panorama deck, Balcony Staterooms are stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep.
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
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Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (S)
382ft² - 403ft² (35.5m² - 37.5m²). Deluxe Balcony Staterooms are conveniently located on the Pool Deck and feature their own private balcony. With just two per yacht, you’ll benefit from having extra space for the assured comfort.
Terrace Suite
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Terrace Suite (T)
648ft² - 669ft² (60.2m² - 62.2m²) (includes outside terrace). Spacious Terrace Suites take pride of place at the back of the Panorama Deck. As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy a private oversized terrace, where you’ll be able to relax and take in the views as you sail into the world’s prettiest ports.
Yacht Suite
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Yacht Suite (Y)
700ft² - 721ft² (65m² - 67m²) (includes outside terrace). Positioned at the back of the Observation Deck, you’ll be treated to sensational ocean and coastal views from the private terrace. Receive a number of inclusions to help you make the most of your time in your Yacht Suite.
Owner Suite
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Owner's Suite (SA)
1,162ft² - 1,192ft² (108m² - 110.8m²) (includes outside terrace). Oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, also enjoy the large private terrace, from which to see the stunning views of each port you visit.

Notes

- Single accommodations are available on some, but not all, tours for a single supplement rate, payable at the time of booking.
- Children under 12 years old are ineligible to participate in tours, except for applicable Christmas tours and cruises and only if accepted by operator in its sole direction.
- Due to the availability of alcohol on many of vacation packages, children and other persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 (an "Adult") and must share their accommodation with that Adult.
- Most transportation services are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps, and cabin doors and rest rooms may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs.
Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Choice between Emerald Plus and Emerald Active Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Photo ops in Aruba
  • Treasures of Curacao
  • History, Gold & Colour of Santa Marta
  • Spirit of San Blas
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Travelers are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour

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