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

February 10, 2024 – February 17, 2024. Read below for information on how to turn this into a 14 day cruise from Feb. 10-24, 2024 or a 14 day option from Feb 17 to March 2, 2024. These options are currently SOLD OUT. You can email NHA Travel Advisor, Lisa McCarl at [email protected] and ask to be placed on a waitlist.

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). 

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. 

Please contact Lisa McCarl, plant based travel agent and NHA life member, for information at [email protected]

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. The voyage from Feb 17 – March 2nd has sold out. We have limited spots left on the above voyage from Feb 10 – Feb 17.

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.

The 14-day option is February 10-24, 2024 or February 17-March 2, 2024. The additional 7 days will depart on Feb 17th from Puerto Caldera with stops at Plays Flamingo, Curu, Tortuga Island, Playas del Coco, Bahia Herradura, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, and end on Feb. 24th back at Puerto Caldera. When doing the 14 day cruise, you will be able to stay in the stateroom booked for the start of your cruise.

We can book family and friends that are not WFPB to travel with us on any of the 7 day or 14 day options mentioned above. Non-plant based travelers with our group will be eating in the dining rooms that offer the traditional Windstar menus. We have had NHA Members enjoy travel with family members where they can continue to eat WFPB and their family or friends can enjoy the food on the Windstar menu. It is a great way to enjoy these adventure travel experiences with others while everyone can enjoy the foods they prefer and obtain the discounts with the NHA group travel. The NHA WFPB group size limitation is so that the Chefs can continue to provide great experiences and source the fresh produce for our menus while also providing us private dining experiences.

To see photos of our amazing WFPB meals from our NHA Galapagos Expedition and the fabulous wildlife, please join the NHA Facebook WFPB travel group

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