Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 2)
About Colon, Panama
- See a mixture of colorful cities and beautiful remote islands around the Caribbean
- Spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, sharks, monkeys, and iguanas
- Get to know the region’s rich indigenous culture as well as its colonial and pirate history
- Enjoy onboard yoga and meditation classes with a professional instructor
- Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
- À la carte restaurant Lindstrømincluded for suite guests
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
- Range of included excursions
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
- Use of the ship’s Science Center,which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
- Citizen Scienceprogram allows guests to assist with current scientific research
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna, indoor gym
- Yoga and meditation sessions with an instructor
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
- Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
- Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings
- International flights
- Travel protection
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
- All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
- No gratuities expected
Latin Beats - Miami, Florida, USA
Your expedition starts in Miami’s cocktail of cultures that blends vibes from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. The architecture features one of the greatest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Start your trip early with an optional Pre-Program to explore more of what Miami offers.
Home of Hemmingway - Key West, USA
The southernmost island in the Florida Keys and only 87 miles from Cuba, laid-back Key West is perfect for a day of exploration. Take a stroll amid courtyards, gardens, and 19th century architecture in Old Town. Don’t forget to visit the Ernest Hemmingway House Museum.
Serenity at Sea - At sea
The Expedition Team will prepare you for the next few days of the expedition, which will be full of tropical island experiences. Spend time on deck and look for seabirds or other marine wildlife, or make the most of the pleasant weather with an invigorating yoga class.
Mayan Heritage - Belize City, Belize
The cityscape here features handsome colonial houses, seaside parks, and busy shopping areas. Cross the Belize City Swing Bridge, browse art shops, or visit the museum to learn more about the country’s Mayan legacy. Join an excursion to the Lamanai temple in the surrounding jungle and look for crocodiles, fruit bats, spider monkeys, and herons.
Birds of Beauty at Half Moon Caye - Lighthouse Reef, Belize
We land at the uninhabited Half Moon Caye island in the Lighthouse Reef, the most remote of the atolls. The island is Belize’s oldest bird sanctuary and the only nesting site in the region for red-footed boobies. It is also the country’s first marine protected area, home to endangered loggerhead, hawksbill, and green turtles.
Small But Stunning Island Living - Isla de Útila, Honduras
At just 8 miles long and 3 miles wide, Utila is the smallest of the Bay Islands. The town of Utila is the island´s only settlement, set on a curving bay with two short beaches. The island forms part of the second-largest barrier reef system in the world and is home to gentle whale sharks up to 20 feet long.
The World’s Second Largest Coral Reef - Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
This archipelago is strictly protected and no commercial fishing is allowed. There aren’t even any roads, cars, or motorbikes. This high level of preservation has left the waters here with the healthiest and most pristine marine life in the Bay Islands. It is quite possibly the most beautiful place in all of Honduras.
Honduran History and Hospitality - Trujillo
Easily explored on foot, Trujillo enjoys white-sand beaches and views of soaring mountains. Visit the three Garífuna fishing villages, meet the welcoming indigenous people, and try gifitti, a traditional drink. The old Fortress of Santa Barbara overlooks the bay and a museum recounts the area’s eventful history from Christopher Columbus to pirates and banana companies.
Lectures and enjoying the tropical temperatures - At sea
Join the Expedition Team for interesting lectures, learn the basics of expedition photography, and spend time out on deck enjoying the fresh sea air as you scout for wildlife. Continue your yoga routine and unwind with a guided meditation.
‘The Sea of Seven Colors’ - Isla de Providencia
This tiny Colombian island in the Spanish Caribbean is a rare and unspoiled find off the beaten path. Tour the deserted golden beaches by buggy cart or go in search of pirate Henry Morgan’s hidden treasure. The diverse coral reefs are a primary attraction of the UNESCO’s Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, and kaleidoscopic marine life inspires the above local marine environment´s nickname of the ‘Sea of Seven Colors.’
The Caribbean’s Best-kept Secret - Corn Islands, Nicaragua
Most of the local Creole population on Great Corn live in colorful wooden houses, engaging in lobster fishing. Hike up Mount Pleasant Hill for views of the coves and stunning horseshoe bays. Pristine coral reefs surround local islands, tantalizing snorkelers with the likes of barracudas, nurse sharks, hammerheads, green sea turtles, and spotted eagle rays.
‘Galápagos of the Caribbean’ - Bocas del Toro, Panama
Bocas del Toro is a stunning archipelago brimming with deserted sandy beaches, teeming coral reefs, and lush rainforest. It is home to Panama's first National Marine Park and one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. This `Galápagos of the Caribbean´ supports wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, turtles, sloths, monkeys, and iguanas.
Science Center - At Sea
Use the Science Center’s state-of-the-art microscopes to observe the tiniest creatures in samples taken during the voyage. The Expedition Team never run out of interesting subjects to share with you that are relevant to this journey. Make sure you don’t miss today’s yoga session: Healthy body, Healthy mind. If the weather permits, we will hold our guided meditation class outside under the stars.
Eco-Conscious Paradise - San Blas Island, Panama
More than 365 keyes, islands, and reefs make up the San Blas Islands Only 49 of the islands are inhabited, exclusively by the Guna Yala indigenous people, who protect their islands by only accepting ecologically friendly tourism and shunning mass market cruise ships. Try fresh red snapper with coconut rice and a Coco-Loco drink before relaxing in a beach-side hammock.
Entrance to the Panama Canal - Colón
This wonderful voyage ends at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. Colón’s Canal Expansion Observation Center has viewing platforms over the locks and Gatún Lake. After saying farewell to MS Fram, add on a few extra nights with a Post-Program to explore even more.