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Costa Rica & Mexico Cruise – 03 Oct 2022

Take a small ship cruise aboard the new MV Ocean Victory with 200 guests, from San Diego to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica & Mexico Cruise

US $6,065

Per person

13 Night Cruise sailing from San Diego to Puerto Caldera aboard Ocean Victory. Hotel stay pre-cruise in San Diego. Experience an innovative design that brings a new level of responsible travel. Built for exploration in earth’s most fragile places, M/V Ocean Victory uses the cleanest available fuel, offers unique access to wilderness waters, and provides an unparalleled platform for discovery. Whatever your mood, whatever your taste, there’s a place to make your day perfect. Put your feet up in the lounge with a 360 degree view. Relax in the Spa after a day in the Zodiac. Take a swim or treat yourself to a soak in the heated whirlpool tub on deck. The possibilities are endless. Every taste is a treat. From locally sourced seafood so fresh you can almost hear the splash, to hand-crafted desserts and accompaniments, each meal will be your favorite. And special requests are our pleasure because your meal is always prepared to order, just for you. Your stateroom is your spacious, luxurious retreat in the middle of the world’s most beautiful wilderness. Almost all have panoramic balconies — and every single one has an expansive ocean view. From fine linens to pampering amenities, this is your home at sea. Highlights of this cruise: San Diego San Diego is one of California’s most important cities and San Diego is known for its fantastic beaches, natural harbor areas and historic buildings. Full of outdoor activities and tourist attractions, including San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Balboa Park. San Diego’s diverse neighborhoods include plenty of shopping, dining, tourism and entertainment opportunities. The city of San Diego has thrived since the opening of the Santa Fe Railroad in the late 19th century and much of the city is centered around San Diego’s compact downtown district, the Gaslamp Quarter and the charming Old Town area. San Diego features many superb tourist attractions, including Belmont Park – a major amusement park dating back to 1925, Birch Aquarium, San Diego Zoo founded in 1916 and home to more than 4,000 animals, including many endangered species; SeaWorld and Knott’s Soak City USA a popular water park. Huatulco Isolated and pristine, Huatulco is often touted as “Mexico’s Best Kept Secret”. Bordered by a 22-mile collage of glittering bays, inlets and coves, Huatulco remains virtually untouched. Its overwhelming scenery is rich with a brocade of bougainvillea, almond, and laurel trees, and surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains. To stimulate the economy, the Mexican government began to search for an area to establish a “planned community”, with strict building codes and close attention to ecological awareness, for which Huatulco was ideal. In the early 1980’s construction was underway. By 1987 Huatulco finally began to accept vacationers into its few hotels. In 1992 it began to flourish as Mexico’s newest vacation and eco-destination. Rest and relaxation are the key attractions. Discover quiet coves for an afternoon picnic or a relaxing nap. For a snorkelling adventure, Tangolunda Bay is favoured by the locals because of its colourful marine life and picturesque coral reefs. Take a day trip to the ancient ruins of Oaxaca for a taste of history or sightsee in quaint Puerto Escondido. The luxury resorts provide an abundance of nightlife and restaurants, while a day trip to town is often reserved for shopping excursions. Distinctive handicrafts like leather goods, textiles, and pottery are available at local markets. Puerto Caldera Puerto Caldera is situated in Esparza, in the northern region of Puntarenas province, Costa Rica. It sits near the mouth of the Golfo de Nicoya on the Central Pacific Coast. This tiny town is a key port for ships from all across the globe. Although Puerto Caldera is a small town, it is close to many popular tourist attractions. Excursions available from Caldera include the Carara National Park Tour, a magnificent reserve where an amazing tropical bird called the Ara Macaw, can be seen. Also close by is the Turubari adventure center where you can enjoy the Canopy Tour, the Aerial Tram, Horseback Riding or the Sensational Cable. to visit the magnificent Poas Volcano. Puerto Chiapas Chiapas is a state in the southeast of Mexico, near the border of Guatemala on Mexico’s west coast. Puerto Chiapas offers opportunities for cultural and historic tours, as well as eco-adventures. Visitors to this port have access to Palenque, one of the Mayan world’s most important archeological sites. Those looking for adventure can try white-water rafting, horse back riding, Jeep or ATV rides or hiking through the surrounding jungle.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 14 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 3 October 2022 – hotel in San Diego, USA Cruise Begins: 4 October 2022 – embark, San Diego, USA Cruise Ends: 17 October 2022 – disembark, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica Ship: Ocean Victory Region: Costa Rica & Mexico (Central America) INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in San Diego, USA • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 13 night small ship cruise aboard Ocean Victory from San Diego to Puerto Caldera (near San Jose) • All onboard meals • Complimentary range of included shore excursions • Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise • Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water • Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary) • Port charges of USD $699 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $267 per person DISCOUNTS: The fares shown here are full brochure fare and include port charges and ship gratuities. This cruise may have further discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates shown here are in USD – U.S Dollars.