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Iconic Panama Canal with Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio

Jamaica - Panama - Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse II
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Embark on this 9-day gastronomic cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse II in the Caribbean. Start in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and sail to Colombia, exploring Isla de Providencia and San Andrés Island. Discover the captivating beauty of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Learn from Chef Bryan during a cooking demonstration on board. Visit Guna Yala, a preserved paradise governed by Panama's indigenous people. Sail through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal and end the trip in Panama City, satisfying both appetite and curiosity.
Food preparation with Chef BryanSan Blas IslandsQ&A with Chef BryanShips in Gatun Locks, Panama CanalDinner onboard Scenic Eclipse II
Highlights
  • Explore the rainforest and opaline lagoon of Isla de Providencia in Colombia
  • Experience the biodiversity of Bocas del Toro, Panama, and see a variety of tropical reef creatures
  • Discover the Guna way of living on a Zodiac excursion in the San Blas Islands, Panama
  • Experience a Q&A session with Chef Bryan Voltaggio
Places Visited
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: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Enjoy the tropical climate of Montego Bay on Jamaica’s North Shore, where life moves at a slow pace. The coastline here attracts sybarites and adventure seekers in equal measure.

Be welcomed on board Scenic Eclipse with a glass of champagne and warm smiles.

Mingle with your fellow guests and your Discovery Team, comprised of up to eight specialists whose encyclopedic knowledge will bring the destinations you’re visiting to life. Between them, they’re experts in navigation, geology, photography, marine biology, history, ecology, and more. Plus, they all come with fascinating backstories. Each day on board Scenic Eclipse, you can talk to them one-on-one or hear from them in fascinating group lectures and discussions in the state-of-the-art theater. That might be an enrichment lecture on the marine life you can soon witness or a hands-on tutorial about how to use your smartphone to capture the perfect photo.

Please book your flight to arrive in Montego Bay prior to 2:00 PM.

Day 2: At Sea

Today's sailing day, en route to Colombia, will give you the chance to familiarize yourself with your Discovery Yacht and make the most of the services and activities on board.

Feel the excitement building as your Discovery Team explains how your zodiac and optional helicopter, submarine, scenic free choice, and other Discovery Excursions will work in the coming days. Get familiar with the provided clothing needed for kayak and stand-up paddleboarding excursions.

You might choose to head to the Open Bridge to learn how Scenic Eclipse’s GPS Dynamic Positioning allows her to maintain location without dropping anchors onto sensitive seabeds; you're visiting a fragile ecosystem, after all. The yacht also comes with an Azipod propulsion system that delivers the lowest noise and vibration levels to ensure minimal disturbance to marine life, which you’re about to see firsthand.

Enjoy some time settling into your luxurious accommodations. Each of the rooms cocoons you with comfort, and the design throughout is elegant and spacious. From the generous 32 m2 Verandah Suites to the 247 m2, two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, all accommodations feature elegant furnishings, a separate sleep zone, a lounge area, and, of course, butler service, all designed to enhance your scenic experience.

You may also wish to rejuvenate with the extensive wellness offerings at Senses Spa. Feel anew with a yoga or Pilates class at the dedicated studio, or choose to indulge in a range of treatments and wellness experiences at the Senses Spa, including massages and facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, and pedicures. There’s also a strong focus on alternative therapies such as reflexology, shiatsu, and Tibetan bowl sound therapy. Alternatively, take time out on one of the thermal lounges.

When it’s time to indulge, explore your Discovery Yacht’s culinary offerings, with up to 10 extraordinary all-inclusive dining experiences and nine bars and lounges. You may decide to venture to the Yacht Club for lunch or opt for Azure Bar & Café, where you can graze throughout the day.

Exclusive: This evening before dinner, enjoy your welcome reception where the acclaimed guest, Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio, will be introduced.

Day 3: Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Isla de Providencia is remote and ravishing; the tiny speck of land off Colombia’s north coast is like a flashback to the Caribbean of yesteryear. It remains beautifully wild and unapologetically authentic, with atmospheric villages enveloped by rainforests that tumbles toward an opaline lagoon in about every shade of blue imaginable. Indeed, the surrounding water is known as the Sea of Seven Colors.

When you’re not in the water, you should be on it. Talk to your Discovery Team about kayaking and paddleboarding in calm coves.

On land, Isla de Providencia is an attractive base. Locals will tell you stories of the island’s colorful pirate history; rumor has it that piles of treasure remain buried here. You may choose to go on the hunt or head to a waterside reggae bar or restaurant to soak up the chilled vibes.

Exclusive: Enjoy a special dinner on board this evening in the Elements Dining Room. Tonight’s menu will feature items customized by Chef Bryan, his sous-chef, and the Scenic Eclipse culinary team. This special dinner is subject to change.

End your evening with a nightcap in the theater, where your Discovery Yacht’s cruise directors host live vocals ranging from pop and opera to musical theater.


 

Day 4: San Andres Island

The Colombian island of San Andrés is rumored to be one of the best islands in the Caribbean. The palm-tree-lined pockets of paradise offer the chance to fall into ‘island time,’ blissing out on sugar-sand beaches and flippering over coral reefs home to a jaw-dropping menagerie of marine creatures.

Subject to permits, today might be the day you decide to experience your Discovery Yacht’s two helicopters, offering an unrivaled bird’s-eye view over Caribbean lagoons. There may also be the option to take a dive in these warm waters in the custom-built submersible, Scenic Neptune. As fascinating as the landscape is above ground, below the surface, another world awaits.

Back on your Discovery Yacht, you can wave goodbye to Colombia with a cocktail at the Panorama Bar, then recap the marine life you’ve seen at the daily Critter Club. When it’s time to ease into the evening with your new friends and share today’s discoveries, make your way to dinner in one of the all-inclusive restaurants. Perhaps a fine-dining degustation at Lumiere—begin with champagne and oysters at the bar before proceeding to your table, where the menu and wine will transport you straight to France.

Exclusive: Today, enjoy a Q&A session with Chef Bryan. He will regale you with highlights of his culinary career and is looking forward to answering your questions. The day of the event is subject to change.

Day 5: Bocas del Toro, Panama

Welcome to Bocas del Toro, a captivating Panamanian archipelago with wild beauty to spare. This is one of the most biodiverse pockets of the Caribbean, and it’s home to a natural laboratory for the study of evolution and climate change. It’s also Panama’s first Mission Blue Hope Spot, a program that focuses on the rehabilitation and preservation of the marine ecosystem, which is truly wonderous. Some 95 percent of Caribbean coral species are found in the waters surrounding Bocas del Toro, which means you can expect to see a jaw-dropping variety of tropical reef creatures, including nurse sharks, stingrays, crabs, and lobsters.

On land, numerous races and ethnicities—from its indigenous people to Latino locals—live in harmony amid this dreamy, multicultural archipelago. And together, they create a fascinating cultural melting pot of diverse traditions, food, and music.

When dinner calls on Scenic Eclipse, the hardest decision you have to make is which direction to wander. Elements are the main dining experience, where the menu ranges from Italian to steak and seafood. Channel the spirit of Asia at Koko’s Asian Fusion, which also comes with a sushi bar and private Night Market experience (by reservation on board). Or journey to France at Lumiere, replete with a champagne bar. With a guest-to-crew ratio of close to one-to-one, you can enjoy the most attentive service at sea.

You may wish to end the day with your new friends in one of Scenic Eclipse's nine all-inclusive bars and lounges. Make tonight the night you visit the Scenic Bar & Lounge, where more than 100 whiskeys from around the world are available.

Exclusive: This afternoon, join Chef Bryan as he shares some of his culinary knowledge during an onboard cooking demonstration. Watch closely so you can recreate his recipe once you return home! The day of the event is subject to change.

Day 6: San Blas Islands, Panama

Guna Yala, also known as the San Blas Islands, is governed by Panama’s Guna Indigenous People, who work tirelessly to ensure this pocket of paradise is preserved and protected for future generations. The narrow territory is made up of 365 islands, of which only 50 are inhabited by the Guna people; the rest are blissfully uninhabited and untouched.

Today, your Discovery Team will take you on a Zodiac excursion to gain insight into the Guna way of life. Be greeted with local music and dance before interacting with the welcoming locals.

Look out for stalls selling molas, a traditional textile made from layers of colored fabric crafted to form patterns and pictures inspired by Guana's cosmogenic beliefs. These one-of-a-kind souvenirs are as eye-catching as they are intricate.

Returning to Scenic Eclipse to relax in Scenic Eclipse’s outdoor Vitality Pool on Deck 10 and adjacent to Senses Spa.

Day 7: Panama Canal Transit

Join your Discovery Team on the Observation Deck as you tick off a bucket-list experience: sailing along the immense Panama Canal. This 82-kilometer engineering marvel connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean divides North and South America. It has become an essential conduit for maritime trade and sees more than 14,000 ships pass along it every year.

Your Discovery Team will share with you that the French started construction in 1880, but the project was abandoned and taken over by the United States in 1904 before finally opening a decade later. It is now managed by a Panamanian government authority, using three levels of locks to raise ships to Lake Gatun to avoid the long and treacherous journey rounding Cape Horn.

Today, you may choose to rejuvenate in the expansive Senses Spa. Attain a Zen-like state after a yoga or Pilates class or choose to indulge in a range of treatments and wellness experiences, including massages and facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, and pedicures. There’s also a strong focus on alternative therapies, such as reflexology, shiatsu, and Tibetan bowl sound therapy. Alternatively, take time out on one of the thermal lounges designed to purify your body.

Day 8: Isla San Jose, Panama

Around 200 small islands make up the Pearl Islands archipelago in the North Pacific Ocean, in the Gulf of Panama. Discovered in 1503 by the Spanish Conquistadors, the islands are named after the abundance of pearls found in the nutrient-rich waters, while other natural assets include tranquil beaches and eye-popping coral reefs, ideal for diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

The largest of the islands is Isla Del Rey, followed by the privately owned Isla San José, with a population of 30. In fact, there are more beaches here than there are people, with 50 stretches of sand at last count. There’s also jungle, and lots of it, offering a vast array of flora and fauna across diverse terrain, including gallery forests, coconut palms, wild sugar cane, and occasional arboreal giants.

For your last evening on Scenic Eclipse, perhaps enjoy some champagne on the observation deck for one final glimpse of this sultry archipelago. Or cocktails in the Panorama Lounge, with music and excited conversations among new friends? Whichever direction you decide to wander for dinner, you can have the opportunity to sample some of the Caribbean’s freshest produce.

Exclusive: Enjoy a special dinner on board at Elements. Tonight’s menu will feature items customized by Chef Bryan, his sous-chef, and the Scenic culinary team. Subject to change.

Day 9: Panama City

  • 1 Breakfast
Docking in Panama City, a vibrant metropolis, bid farewell to your new friends and the Scenic Eclipse crew, taking home memories to last a lifetime.

Please book your flight to depart from Panama City after 11:00 a.m.

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D Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DB Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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C Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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CA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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CD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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GP Grand Panorama
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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B Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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BA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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BD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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A Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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AA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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AD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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S Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will
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P Panorama
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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SA Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services
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SB Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services
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OP Owner's Penthouse
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
Included
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Wifi
  • Porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • All travel invoice risks. We strongly recommend you to take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover you against risks associated with your tour. Including cover for loss of luggage, medical expense, and cost and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays, or other disruptions

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