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Star Clippers charts Central America return in 2022/23

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Climbing the mast to the crow's nest is a special adventure aboard Star Clippers' tall ships
For the first time since 2014, Star Clippers will call at ports in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, as well as Panama and its famed canal, starting November 2022.

The 170-passenger Star Clipper will offer sailings ranging from seven to 14 days (for Panama Canal crossings).

Puerto Caldera round-trips

A pair of seven-day round-trips from Puerto Caldera call at Costa Rican towns and ports in Panama or Nicaragua, depending on the itinerary.

Quepos, Costa Rica, near Manuel Antonio National Park, gives opportunities to see monkeys, sloths and nearly 450 species of birds that call the park home. The beaches on Isla Tortuga are ideal for snorkeling or taking a dip in the turquoise waters. San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, affords incredible surfing, and passengers can glimpse the towering Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia statue at the northern end of the bay.

Deeper dive into Panama

Two sailings between Balboa, Panama, and Costa Rica offer a deeper dive into Panama.

The uninhabited Isla Iguana is a wildlife reserve on the country's Pacific coast where travelers can see frigate birds and visit expansive coral reefs containing more than 500 marine species including rare olive ridley sea turtles. Isla San Jose in the Pearl Islands provides a 'deserted island' hideaway.

With more than 800 miles of coastline and spectacular coral reefs, Costa Rica offers incredible opportunities for snorkeling. Star Clippers' water sports program lets travelers borrow snorkeling equipment for the duration of their cruise.

Panama Canal

Two Panama Canal sailings bookend the season. These 14-night journeys travel between Bridgetown, Barbados, and Balboa, Panama, with calls at Aruba, Grenada and Colombia, among other destinations.

Central America fares start at $1,560 per person, double occupancy. For a limited time, residents of North, Central and South America can take advantage of an early booking promotion by contacting their travel advisor or Star Clippers directly.