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Costa Rica & Mexico Cruise – 18 Apr 2022

Cruise and Stay 14 nights with Ocean Victory departing 18th April 2022

* Valid until 16 April 2022 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 14 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 18 April 2022 – hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica
Cruise Begins: 19 April 2022 – embark, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Cruise Ends: 2 May 2022 – disembark, San Diego, USA
Ship: Ocean Victory
Region: Costa Rica & Mexico (Central America)

INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in San Jose, Costa Rica
• One way transfer from hotel in San Jose to port at Puerto Caldera on cruise departure day
• 13 night small ship cruise aboard Ocean Victory from Puerto Caldera to San Diego
• 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.

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    15 days
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    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
  • Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    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.

    Things to See and Do

    * Carara National Park * Poas Volcano * Turubari adventure center * San Jose day trip * Monteverde Cloud Forest

    General information

    Cruise Season – Jan – Dec Currency –

    Costa Rican colón (CRC) Language – Spanish Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Population – 40,000 approx Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code –

    +506

    Port Location – The port facilities are located on the outskirts of the Puerto Caldera.

    Travel Links –Puerto Caldera can be accessed from San Jose airport (two hours). It is also a 45 minute drive from the tourist town of Jaco and about 18 km southeast from the city of Puntarenas.

  • Day
    3
    Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica

    Playas del Coco is located in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This area is also one of the fastest growing tourism areas in all of Costa Rica. The area offers tourists unspoiled white sand beaches, pristine waters and some small and rarely visited wildlife reserves and parks.

    Playas del Coco is the largest village in Guanacaste province and is a prime scuba diving spot and gateway for surfers to nearby surf locations. There are plenty of shops, bars, markets and restaurants here, however the main attraction is the beach.

    From Playas del Coco you can also head out to Pelonas Islands, Catalinas and Bat Islands, which are excellent sites to spot turtles, sharks and octopus in their natural environment.

    Things to See and Do

    * Scuba diving * Snorkeling * Sport fishing

    * Pelonas Islands, Catalinas and Bat Islands * Beach activities

    General information

    Cruise Season – Jan – Dec Currency –

    Costa Rican colón (CRC) Language – Spanish Population – 270,000 (Guanacaste province)

    Land Area –

    10,141 km² (Guanacaste province) Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code –

    +506

    Travel Links – Playas del Coco is accessible from Liberia International Airport (30 mins), 13 km west of the city of Liberia.

    It is a 45 minute bus ride from Liberia and a 5 hour drive from the Capital, San Jose.

  • Day
    5
    Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
  • Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

    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.

    Things to see and do * Tacana Volcano * Muxbal and Monteperla waterfalls * hiking and rafting * Ancient Mayan and Olmec ruins

    Cruise Season – Jan – Dec Currency – Mexican Peso ($) Language – Spanish Land Area – 73,887 km² Population – 4,500,000 Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code –

    + 52

    Port Location – Puerto Chiapas is located in the south end of Mexico, in the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the state of Chiapas.

  • Day
    6
    Huatulco Mexico
  • Huatulco Mexico

    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.

  • Day
    8
    Manzanillo Mexico
  • Manzanillo Mexico

    Colima is Mexico’s least visited State and its main port is Manzanillo.

    Combine an exciting town where you can shop and eat, with all the water sports you could want and eco tours to the interior and you have a host of options on how to spend your visit to this port.

    Visit Volcan de Colmina and active Volcano, see ancient ruins at Tampumacchay or visit the turtle sanctuary at Cuyutlan

  • Day
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    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    By reputation the second of Mexico’s beach resorts, PUERTO VALLARTA is smaller, quieter and younger than Acapulco.

    Whether you just want to relax and get away from it all or you are in the mood to party all night, Puerto Vallarta is the place for natural beauty of the ocean and hills and the warmth of the people.

    When most people think of Mexico, they think of the special culture of the state of Jalisco: the Mariachi music, the colorful, swirling traditional dresses, the manly horsemen, and let’s not forget Jalisco’s most popular export – tequila! Puerto Vallarta is on the coast of this most representative of all Mexican states and you can get to know Mexico by visiting Puerto Vallarta.

  • Day
    11
    La Paz, Mexico
  • La Paz, Mexico

    La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico. It enjoys all year balmy weather and the town offers good shopping, eateries and night life.

    Things to do Explore historic museums or shop for authentic Mexican arts and crafts. Experience legendary sportfishing for marlin, wahoo, tuna, dorado and more. Snorkel with playful sea lions or scuba dive with hammerhead sharks and giant mantas. Kayak alongside friendly dolphins and whales or venture into the tranquil bays of Espiritu Santo Island. Discover ancient cave paintings in distant canyons. Or just relax and do nothing at all on an endless white sand beach.

  • Day
    12
    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    The hundreds of luxury hotel rooms along the corridor to the north of Cabo San Lucas have transformed the very essence of this formerly rustic and rowdy outpost. Although it still retains a boisterous nightlife that belies the pampered services that surround it, Cabo San Lucas is no longer the simple town Steinbeck wrote about and enjoyed.

    Once legendary for the big-game fish that lurk beneath the deep blue sea, Cabo San Lucas now draws more people for its nearby fairways and greens – and the world-class golf being played on them. Today, it caters to a traveller getting away for a long weekend or indulgent stay of sport and relaxation. Cabo San Lucas has become Mexico’s most elite resort destination.

    Travellers here enjoy a growing roster of adventure-oriented activities, and playtime doesn’t end when the sun goes down. The nightlife here is as hot as the desert in July, and oddly casual, having grown up away from the higher-end hotels. It’s still the raucous, playful party scene that helped put Cabo on the map. A collection of popular restaurants and bars, spread along Cabo’s main street, stay open and active until the morning’s first fishing charters head out to sea.

    Despite the growth in diversions, Cabo remains more or less a “one stoplight” town, with most everything located along the main strip, within easy walking distance.

  • Day
    15
    San Diego, California, USA
  • San Diego, California, USA

    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.

    Things to see and do

    * San Diego Zoo * Mission Beach * Cabrillo National Monument * Balboa Park *

    Sea World

    Cruise Season – May – Sept Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area – 839 square kilometers Population – 1,300,000 Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code –

    + 1

    Port Location – The port of San Diego is located approximately half a mile from downtown San Diego and three miles from the airport.

    Transport Links – San Diego’s local airport offers regular connecting flights with Los Angeles as well as numerous direct flights to and from destinations across the country. Train and bus travel are also popular methods of transport in San Diego.

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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

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.

Things to See and Do

* Carara National Park * Poas Volcano * Turubari adventure center * San Jose day trip * Monteverde Cloud Forest

General information

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec Currency –

Costa Rican colón (CRC) Language – Spanish Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Population – 40,000 approx Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code –

+506

Port Location – The port facilities are located on the outskirts of the Puerto Caldera.

Travel Links –Puerto Caldera can be accessed from San Jose airport (two hours). It is also a 45 minute drive from the tourist town of Jaco and about 18 km southeast from the city of Puntarenas.

Pricing and Cabins

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Category Twin/pp Single/pp
D - View Stateroom
F - Stateroom with French Balcony
E - Stateroom with Private Balcony
C - Deluxe Stateroom with Private Balcony
BB - Private Balcony Suite
B - Private Balcony Suite
A - Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony
PS - Premium Suite with Private Balcony
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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on full brochure cruise fare, inclusive of port charges and ship`s pre-paid gratuities, at time of publication and do not include any discounts. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Transfer to hotel on day one and post cruise are not included. Discounts may be available – please contact our office for the best offers applicable.

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