Caribbean Sea - Discover Keys, Coves and Cultures (Itinerary 1)

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Starting from Panama, we call on some of the Caribbean’s most remote and scenic islands in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Belize. Enjoy strolling the pristine beaches, swimming in the warm and impossibly blue waters, and getting to know the friendly local communities. We’ll also spot a range of exotic wildlife before ending the voyage in Miami.
11 Days




Expedition Cruise  

Onboard Activities 

Landing Activities 


Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our planned itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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Itinerary

  1. Cosmopolitan Capital - Panama City

    Panama City offers much more than just the entrance to its famous canal. Visit the ruins of Old Panama City, which was devastated by pirate Henry Morgan. Hike to Ancón Hill and enjoy views of the skyscraper-lined cityscape and of the Casco Antiguo district, which boasts a real mix of architectural styles. Spend the night in your centrally located hotel.

    Cosmopolitan Capital - Panama City
  2. Caribbean Side of the Canal - Colón

    After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll go on a guided city tour. Colón’s Canal Expansion Observation Center has viewing platforms over the locks and Gatún Lake. After that visit, we will visit the Gaboa Rainforest resort for a fun adventure. At the end of the tour, we embark on MS Fram.

    Caribbean Side of the Canal - Colón
  3. The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret - Corn Islands, Nicaragua

    Most of the Creole population on Great Corn live in colorful wooden houses, many making a living in lobster fishing. Hike up Mount Pleasant Hill for views of the coves and stunning horseshoe bays. Pristine coral reefs surround both islands, tantalizing snorkelers with the likes of barracudas, nurse sharks, hammerheads, green sea turtles, and spotted eagle rays.

    The Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret - Corn Islands, Nicaragua
  4. ‘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 Sea of Seven Colors’ - Isla de Providencia
  5. Serenity at Sea - At Sea

    Days at sea are yours to enjoy. The Expedition Team will continue the series of lectures about history and biology. Spend time out on deck enjoying the Caribbean breeze and spotting marine wildlife and seabirds. We may also make the most of the warm weather for outdoor yoga and meditation sessions.

    Serenity at Sea - At Sea
  6. Small But Stunning Island Living - Isla de Utila, 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, which can range up to twenty feet long.

    Small But Stunning Island Living - Isla de Utila, Honduras
  7. 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 keep an eye out for crocodiles, fruit bats, spider monkeys, and herons. 

    Mayan Heritage    - Belize City, Belize
  8. 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.

    Birds of Beauty at Half Moon Caye  - Lighthouse Reef, Belize
  9. 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 watch for wildlife. In the Science Center, use microscopes to observe the tiniest creatures in samples taken during the voyage. Continue your yoga routine and unwind with guided meditation.

    Lectures and enjoying the tropical temperatures - At Sea
  10. Latin Beats - Miami, Florida, USA

    Your expedition ends in Miami’s cocktail of cultures that blends vibes from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe. Miami also features one of the greatest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Extend your trip and visit nearby Everglades National Park where you can spot Florida alligators, egrets, and herons.

    Latin Beats - Miami, Florida, USA

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