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2024 Costa Rica & The Panama Canal – Puerto Caldera to Colon
2024 Costa Rica & The Panama Canal – Puerto Caldera to Colon

February 24, 2024 – March 2, 2024

Please join us on a NHA Plant Based Group Cruise on the Wind Star, a 4-masted motor sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests (73 staterooms).

We have four NHA WFPB groups in Costa Rica and Panama, each of which will experience touring and transiting the Panama Canal. Because our groups require additional chefs and the kitchens are small on this ship, our groups are capped at 20 WFPB guests.

There are two 7-day options, February 10-17, 2024 and February 24-March 2, 2024

There are two 14-day options February 10-24, 2024 and Feb 17 – March 2, 2024

At this time, we have only 2 spots left on the 7-day voyage February 10-17, 2024. If there is interest, we may offer another 7-day WFPB group traveling February 3-10, 2024.

Please contact Lisa McCarl, [email protected], plant based travel agent and NHA life member, for pricing and information or if you would like to be placed on the waitlist. 

The two 7-day voyages transit the Panama Canal and visit two areas in Costa Rica. The 14-day voyage transits the Panama Canal and explores the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. When doing the 14 day cruise, you will be able to stay in the stateroom booked for the start of your cruise.

See the Panama Canal for the amazing engineering feat it truly is as you enjoy a unique small-ship view of the canal, locks, and Lake Gatun as a Canal Historian describes each phase of your journey. And get closer to the best wildlife-watching areas, like Bahia Drake where you’ll take a Zodiac ashore to access Corcovado National Park. Our onboard local Naturalist provides tips on how to watch for birds, monkeys, and species found nowhere else on earth. When you need a break from adventure (if you ever do), relax on uninhabited white-sand beaches and snorkel stunning reefs in Windstar-exclusive destinations like Isla Parida.

The Windstar staff is amazing; the ship is gorgeous with spacious staterooms, and the WFPB, SOS Free and Gluten Free buffet meals are fantastic. 

Here is the itinerary for the 7-day February 10-17, 2024 voyage:

Sat Feb 10 – Colon

Sun Feb 11 – Panama Canal

Mon Feb 12 – Balboa / Fuerte Amador

Tue Feb 13 – AT SEA

Wed Feb 14 – Isla Parida

Thu Feb 15 – Golfo Dulce

Fri Mar 16 – Quepos

Sat Feb 17 – Puerto Caldera

Staterooms on this ship do not have doors or windows that open. It is warm and people are usually enjoying the lovely outdoor spaces on the ship.

A deposit of 15% of the total booking amount is required to reserve your preferred stateroom.

Windstar Cruise is doing a fabulous job with NHA’s whole food plant-based meals without added salt, oil, or sugar. They are providing extra chefs for three back-to-back NHA sailings. The Windstar staff is amazing and the sailing yacht is beautiful.

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