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Ultimate Caribbean & Central American Treasures

Discover some of the most beautiful Caribbean islands and explore the majestic rainforests of Central America on a 17 day cruise from Miami to Guayaquil.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,395
  • 2018 Miami > Guayaquil

    Best of both worlds

    From the heady passion of Cuba to the contemplative magnificence of the Central American jungles, this discovery cruise will take your breath away.

    Spend endless, balmy days exploring hidden Caribbean islands and cays containing some of the most exquisite snorkelling sites in the world before traversing the man-made wonder that is the Panama Canal.

    Tour Code:

    202C

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Miami

    Return City:

    Guayaquil

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Miami

      Welcome to Miami where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your cruise. Please book flights to arrive by 10am.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Havana

      Admire the views of Havana as you cruise into port this morning. On your People-to-People excursion, learn about the history of the revolution as you take a ride in a 1950’s vintage car and visit Revolution Square.

      Freechoice

      A range of People-to-People led by knowledgeable local guides are available for you to choose from including a walking tour to discover historic Habana Vieja or visit the house of the artist Fuster. Alternatively tour El Capitolio and the elegant Gran Teatro de La Habana.

      Enrich

      Be enthralled this evening as you learn about Cuban culture with a private display of Cuban percussion drums and dancing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Havana
      Freechoice

      Choose a People-to-People excursion and follow in the footsteps of Hemingway. Alternatively learn about the Cuban economy as you take a horse and carriage ride and visit the Rum Museum or visit a cigar factory and see the production of the traditional handmade cigars.

      Enrich

      Tonight at Castillo del Morro witness the age-old tradition of the firing of the cannon with the backdrop of the floodlit city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - At Sea

      Relax and enjoy the facilities of your floating resort or take a cooking course in Scenic Epicure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Lighthouse Reef

      A day of discovery awaits at this small atoll off the coast of Belize. At its centre sits the Giant Blue Hole, part of the World Heritage-listed Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System as is Half Moon Caye, a national park and bird sanctuary.

      Freechoice

      Choose to snorkel the reefs, paddle in a kayak or jump in the Zodiacs to explore this water paradise. Alternatively take a walk on Half Moon Caye in search of nesting sea-turtles or a Zodiac excursion to the Giant Blue Hole.

      Take the opportunity to soar over the atoll in a helicopter or see the submerged caves from the submarine; experienced divers will relish the chance to explore by scuba^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - At sea

      A leisurely day of cruising the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. Weather permitting, the Captain will stop at a small cay for some time to explore by Zodiac, kayak or snorkelling from the Marina decks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Providencia

      Lying off the coast of Panama, this small island is part of Colombia and the former base of the notorious pirate Henry Morgan.

      Freechoice

      Choose nearby Crab Cay and snorkel its pristine waters or the more confident snorkellers can explore the coastline and secluded bays of the island. Alternatively hike to the top of Morgan’s Head. You may choose to relax on one of the secluded beaches with a
      chef-prepared picnic or paddle by kayak.

      Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Bocas del Toro Archipelago

      Lying off the north coast of Panama, this undiscovered archipelago houses Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, an extensive area of marine habitats and an important nesting site for sea turtles.

      Freechoice

      Choose a discovery excursion by Zodiac, paddle in a kayak or snorkel the marine park. Take a walk on one of the beaches in search of nesting sea turtles or relax on a secluded beach.

      Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - San Blas Islands

      Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago home to the Kuna people and surrounded by clear water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms.

      Freechoice

      Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling, paddling by kayak or exploring on the Zodiacs to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

      The perfect location to soar above in a helicopter, explore the coral reefs by submarine or take a scuba dive^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Cartagena
      Freechoice

      Uncover this colonial gem city on a walking tour or discover the Mercado Bazurto and take a cooking class. Alternatively enjoy a rum and chocolate tasting experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - San Blas Islands

      Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by turquoise water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms.

      Freechoice

      Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling, paddling by kayak or riding the Zodiacs to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

      This is a perfect location to soar above in a helicopter, explore the coral reefs by submarine or even take a scuba dive^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Panama Canal

      One of life’s great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world’s key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 77 kilometres long and will take you through three locks and see the ship descend 27 metres. You will enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite’s verandah, it is sure to be a special experience. Enjoy a bird’s eye view on a helicopter excursion^. 
      This evening explore the cobblestoned streets of Panama City’s World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Darién National Park

      Darién National Park is one of the most important World Heritage-listed Sites in Central America and is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches to mangroves and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Hop in a Zodiac and venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, Capybara and American Crocodile. Soar over the jungle on a helicopter excursion^ for spectacular views.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Utría National Park

      A spectacular day of discovery awaits at this remote national park on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. This protected area forms a unique connection between the humid tropical rainforest and the ocean swarming with marine life including migrating humpback whales.

      Freechoice

      Choose to paddle in a kayak or jump in the Zodiacs to explore the coastal environs. Alternatively take a trek through the virgin rainforest or an easy walk along the raised wooden pathways through the mangrove swamps. You can choose to relax on the beach with a chef-prepared picnic and swim or snorkel in the calm waters of the bay.

      Take the opportunity to soar over the jungle in a helicopter or see marine life from the submarine^. Experienced divers will relish the chance to explore by scuba^.

      Enrich

      Witness the proud Afro-Pacific musical and dance heritage of the local El Valle residents in a private concert on the beach.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Isla Gorgona

      Lying off the coast of Colombia, this tiny atoll has transformed itself from an island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, the colourful blue-footed booby and magnificent frigate bird and the endemic anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters around the island host an abundance of marine life.

      Freechoice

      Take a walk across the island discovering the fauna and flora or walk to Yundigua beach and snorkel in search of marine life. You can choose a Zodiac and snorkelling adventure in the deeper water offshore or kayak the coastline and bays of this small island.

      Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - At sea

      Relax on board your floating resort and perhaps indulge in a leisurely breakfast served on your private verandah by your butler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Guayaquil

      Your leisurely cruise of the biodiverse coastlines and islands of Central America ends as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book flight to depart after 3pm.

      ^ At additional expense

      Operation of the planned voyages is subject to obtaining all necessary approvals, permits and licenses from the governments of the U.S. and Cuba. All passengers must comply with U.S. and Cuban laws and regulations related to travel to Cuba. The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury (known as “OFAC”) has issued general licenses within the 12 categories of authorized travel for many travel-related transactions to, from, or within Cuba that previously required a specific license (i.e., an application and a case-by-case determination). Travel-related transactions are permitted by general license for certain travel related to the following activities, subject to the criteria and conditions in each general license: family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; religious activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; support for the Cuban people; humanitarian projects; activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and certain authorized export transactions.

      One of the General Licenses incorporates prior specific licensing policy and authorizes, subject to appropriate conditions, travel-related transactions and other transactions that are directly incident to people-to-people educational activities in Cuba. This general license authorizes, subject to conditions, persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction to engage in certain educational exchanges in Cuba under the auspices of an organization that is a person subject to U.S. jurisdiction and sponsors such exchanges to promote people-to-people contact. Travelers utilizing this general license must ensure they maintain a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities, and that will result in meaningful interaction between the traveler and Cuban individuals. The predominant portion of the activities must not be with a prohibited official of the Government of Cuba, as defined in 31 CFR § 515.337, or a prohibited member of the Cuban Communist Party, as defined in 31 CFR § 515.338. As stated above, U.S. persons may qualify under other General Licenses issued by OFAC such as those issued for family visits by individuals having family in Cuba, journalists or other qualifying individuals. Unless a traveler can qualify under another license for the activities identified above, participation in the People to People program organized by Scenic Cruises is mandatory.

      A person subject to U.S. jurisdiction who is an employee, paid consultant, agent, or other representative of the sponsoring organization must accompany each people-to-people educational group traveling to Cuba to ensure that each traveler has a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities. Individuals traveling under the auspices of an organization that is a person subject to U.S. jurisdiction and that sponsors such exchanges to promote people-to-people contact may rely on the entity sponsoring the travel to satisfy his or her recordkeeping obligations with respect to the requirements described above.

      Travelers are authorized to acquire in Cuba and import as accompanied baggage into the United States merchandise for personal use only. Value imports remain subject to the normal limits on duty and tax exemptions for merchandise imported as accompanied baggage and for personal use. Authorized U.S. travelers to Cuba will be allowed to import certain goods acquired in Cuba for personal use.  However, U.S. Regulations restrict persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction from engaging in direct financial transactions with entities and sub entities identified on the State Department’s List of Restricted Entities and Sub entities Associated with Cuba (“Cuba Restricted List”).  The Cuba Restricted List is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/09/2017-24449/the-state-departments-list-of-entities-and-subentities-associated-with-cuba-cuba-restricted-list .

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences in Havana and Utría National Park
    • 40 Freechoice shore excursions in nine ports
    • Discovery Leaders on board
    • Broad range of active discovery excursions
    • Explore Darién National Park
    • Transit the Panama Canal in daylight hours
    • Explore by night at your leisure in two ports
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore