Fuerte Amador (Panama City) To Puerto Quetzal AMERICAN WEST COAST expedition cruise Silver Explorer

A journey along the Pacific coast of Central America interspersed with exceptional nature, fascinating history and remote communities. Delve deep into mysterious jungles full of exotic plants, rare wildlife, indigenous people rarely seen by the outside world. Discover the splendid colonial architecture of Nicaragua and the serene coasts of El Salvador on this true voyage of natural and cultural wonder.
Voyage 7807

Book by 15 March and enjoy $1,000 onboard credit per suite and one-category suite upgrade on selected voyages

Fares shown are per guest

included in the cruise fare

  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories
Cruise itinerary

Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
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Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
Click here to see all photos and videos.

Fuerte Amador (Fuerte is Spanish for “fort”), along with Fort Grant, is a former United States Army base built to protect the Pacific (southern) end of the Panama Canal at Panama Bay. Amador is one of three protective forts, including a corresponding base on the Atlantic (northern) side of the canal, that were built in 1912 and turned over to the Republic of Panama in 1999.
The remote Darien Jungle has one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. It is also one of the world’s top ten birding sites, with the colourful Crimson-collared Tanager, Chestnut-fronted Macaws, and Snow-bellied Hummingbirds found here. Mammals include tapirs and Black-headed Spider Monkeys. In this roadless stretch of forest, rivers provide the best access. Visitors to the Darien Jungle are rare with fewer than 1,000 tourists visiting each year.
Within the National Marine Park Gulf of Chiriqui, Isla Parida is the largest of the 44 islands, islets and cays. The island is located within an important marine corridor used by turtles, humpback whales and hammerhead sharks and boasts excellent sandy beaches that invite to relax as well as warm and crystal clear water to explore snorkeling, looking for more than 40 types of hard and soft coral and some 85% of the fish families of the Tropical Eastern Pacific.
Wild, scenic and incredibly bio-diverse, Golfo Dulce is not on most tourists itineraries. The name, says it all, Golfo Dulce or sweet gulf, in English. After a well justified visit to the Golfo Dulce, located in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica, and adjacent to the Osa Peninsula, visitors will be delighted and perplexed, wondering why they would ever leave this wonderland. Several coastal hamlets reside along this enchanting gulf, namely Puerto Jiménez, Golfito, Zancudo and Pavones, as well as the Piedras Blancas National Park.
The crown jewel of Costa Rica's national park system, Corcovado National Park (Parque Nacional Corcovado), is comprised of an enormous 103,290 acres (41,800 ha) of tropical rainforest. The largest of Costa Rica's parks, it encompasses about a third of the Osa Peninsula and embraces an unbelievable amount of its biodiversity. Corcovado Park represents a very diverse population of flora and fauna, including 10% of the mammals found in the Americas.
Located on the southeast tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the Curu Wildlife Refuge is known for its pristine, white-sand beaches and impressive variety of species ranging from monkeys to sand crabs. In total the refuge covers 3,707 total acres and 656 feet of coastline. Travelers to the Curu Wildlife Refuge will quickly notice that they are in the minority at the site, with only a few people in the area among the abundance of animals and sea creatures.
Named after its turtle-shaped volcanic rock formations, Isla Tortuga is a small island set just off the tip of Nicoya Peninsula’s southern coast. The island offers a unique combination of white pristine beaches, palm trees, red volcanic rocks, verdant jungles and sparkling crystals that line the shores. Sunlight reaches right through the crystal clear waters at Isla Tortuga, making it a sought-after destination for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Quepos allows tourists to experience a once in a lifetime nature experience in Manuel Antonio National Park without leaving any of the familiar amenities behind. The close proximity of the park, located just 4.3 miles (7 km) to the south, and a wide array of services makes Quepos the perfect place to visit for those who wish to explore this enchanting area. The amenities available include everything from banks, restaurants, hotels, gift shops, bakeries, bars, a hospital, supermarket and even a post office.
Located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, just half an hour from the Costa Rican border lies the pretty fishing village of San Juan del Sur. Considered by some as the “St. Tropez of Nicaragua”, the village certainly has some resemblances. A sleepy little port by day favoured by the local jet-set and curious traveller alike, San Juan del Sur enjoys a laid-back family orientated feel that is closer to southern France than southern America. By night however, San Juan del Sur transforms itself into the hottest of hot-spots.

Just south of El Salvador’s Gulf of Fonseca and west of Lake Xolotlán is the port of Corinto. Some 20 miles to the east is Leon, Nicaragua’s second-largest city. Today we have the opportunity to visit this former capital of Nicaragua. Next to Managua Leon is the intellectual centre of the country. Apart from having Central America’s second-oldest university, the amount of colonial buildings, including its 18th century cathedral, the many churches and residential houses, rivals those of Granada. The tomb of Ruben Dario, one of Central America’s most important poets, is also found in Leon.
Colorful and urban with both mountains and beach, La Union lies within the Gulf of Fonseca and is El Salvador’s second-most important harbour. La Union is located in the southeast corner of El Salvador, which is Central America’s smallest, most densely populated country in Central America. Although the economy of the country was historically driven by agriculture (primarily coffee exports), it is now a service-driven economy. La Union is located at the foot of the volcano Conchagua (elevation 4,100 ft, or 1,250 m).
Acajutla is El Salvador’s main harbour and the perfect jumping point for excursions to Mayan sites, spectacular nature and colonial towns and villages. El Salvador’s important Mesoamerican sites visited today on a full day tour include Joya de Cerén, a pre-Hispanic farming community that was buried under an eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano declared a UNESCO World heritage Site , and the important political and religious centres of San Andrés and Tazumal.
Fishing and farming villages emerged on Guatemala's Pacific coast as early as 2000 BC. They were the forerunners of the great Maya civilization that dominated Central America for centuries. By 250 AD, great temple cities were beginning to be built in the Guatemalan lowlands. Today, Guatemala is the most populous of the Central American republics and the only one largely indigenous in language and culture. Only about two-thirds of the country is populated with still large areas of unoccupied land. Its two coastlines are along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

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Owner's Suite

728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony

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Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony

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Silver Suite

422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies

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Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony

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Veranda Suite

206-216 ft² / 19-20m² including a French balcony

From US$ 11,000

Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

From US$ 9,200

View Suite

192 ft² / 18m² with view window

From US$ 8,700

Explorer Suite

175-190 ft² / 16-18m² with view window

From US$ 8,000

Adventurer Suite

157-167 ft²/14-15 m² with 2 portholes

From US$ 6,500
Fares shown are per guest

included in the cruise fare

  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

Silver Explorer - Owner's Suite
Silver Explorer - Owner's Suite
Silver Explorer - Owner's Suite
Silver Explorer - Owner's Suite
Silver Explorer - Owner's Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.  For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Illy® espresso machine
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

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note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
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Silver Explorer - Grand Suite
Silver Explorer - Grand Suite
Silver Explorer - Grand Suite
Silver Explorer - Grand Suite
Silver Explorer - Grand Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Balcony with wooden parquet and patio fourniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Illy® espresso machine
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
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Silver Explorer - Silver Suite
Silver Explorer - Silver Suite
Silver Explorer - Silver Suite
Silver Explorer - Silver Suite
Silver Explorer - Silver Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
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Silver Explorer - Medallion Suite
Silver Explorer - Medallion Suite
Silver Explorer - Medallion Suite
Silver Explorer - Medallion Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony 

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Medallion View deck Waitlist request a quote
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 206-216 ft² / 19-20m² including a French balcony

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

Fares from US$ 11,000 (Per guest)

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Veranda View deck US$ 11,000 request a quote
Silver Explorer - Vista Suite
Silver Explorer - Vista Suite
Silver Explorer - Vista Suite
Silver Explorer - Vista Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

Fares from US$ 9,200 (Per guest)

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Vista View deck US$ 9,200 request a quote
Silver Explorer - View Suite
Silver Explorer - View Suite
Silver Explorer - View Suite
Silver Explorer - View Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

Fares from US$ 8,700 (Per guest)

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • View window
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
View View deck US$ 8,700 request a quote
Silver Explorer - Explorer Suite
Silver Explorer - Explorer Suite
Silver Explorer - Explorer Suite
Silver Explorer - Explorer Suite
Silver Explorer - Explorer Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 175-190 ft² / 16-18m² with view window

Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.

Fares from US$ 8,000 (Per guest)

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • View window
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Explorer Class View deck US$ 8,000 request a quote
Silver Explorer - Adventurer Suite
Silver Explorer - Adventurer Suite
Silver Explorer - Adventurer Suite
Silver Explorer - Adventurer Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 157-167 ft²/14-15 m² with 2 portholes

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens ­– with your choice of nine pillow types.

Fares from US$ 6,500 (Per guest)

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7807 - Fuerte Amador to Puerto Quetzal
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationery
  • Umbrella
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • 220-volt outlets
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Two portholes
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area with writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm with iHome docking station
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Adventurer Class View deck US$ 6,500 request a quote
Fares shown are per guest

Silver Explorer

Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions.  A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure. 

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

1 Hotel

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

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Your expedition will lead to one discovery after another. A complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences, led by team of expert guides and lectures, allows you to fully experience the lands you'll visit.

voyage highlights

Highlights:

  • Visit the Darien Jungle -UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hike or ride on horse-back in the Corcovado National Park, one of the richest eco zones in Central America
  • Look for howler and spider monkeys in the Curu Wildlife Refuge
  • Visit Nicaragua’s oldest city Granada and Leon, its former capital
  • Visit Mayan sites in El Salvador

Day 1 — Panama City, Panama
Embark Silver Explorer and meet some of your fellow travellers as you become acquainted with the luxurious amenities found on board. After settling in a mandatory safety drill will have to be attended. Later your Expedition Leader will introduce some of the important crew members and your Expedition Team. At dinner and while we sail out of Panama City you will be able to see the spectacular scenery of the Bridge of the Americas , the “Biomuseo”, designed by Frank Gehry, and Panama City’s illuminated skyline.

Day 2 — Bay of San Miguel, Darien Jungle, Panama
The Darien Jungle is remote and has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This morningSilver Explorerwill anchor in the Bay of San Miguel. We will explore this pristine area by Zodiac or local canoe, navigating up the tidal Mogue River. The Darien Jungle is rarely visited by outsiders (fewer than 1,000 tourists visit each year).

As the Darien Jungle is recognised as one of the world’s top ten birding sites, we hope to see many different bird species such as the colourful Crimson-collared Tanager, Green and Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Rufous-tailed and Snow-bellied Hummingbirds, whimbrels, White Ibises and egrets, as well as Laughing Gulls.

Day 3 — Isla Parida, Panama

Making full use of our small, manoeuvrable ship and our Zodiacs, we hope to land at this remote part of Panama for a hike through the rainforest. This island is part of the Chiriquí Marine Sanctuary. Our onboard Naturalists will point out the local flora and search for signs of wildlife during a walk ashore. Just offshore from this nature preserve, a rocky headland provides an ideal spot for snorkelling. Join the onboard Marine Biologist and learn to identify damsel fish, jacks, surgeon fish, trumpet fish, parrot fish, trigger fish and whitetip reef sharks. Take this opportunity to relax on the beach and enjoy true Silversea hospitality as your butlers serve fresh fruit skewers and a variety of cocktails.

Day 4 — Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Today we have the opportunity to visit Santuario Silvestre de Osa – the only wildlife sanctuary and rescue centre in Golfo Dulce that devotes all of its efforts to the care and rehabilitation of rainforest animals. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of orphaned and injured animals, including howler monkeys, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, parrots and two-toed sloths. The other option is to visit the famous gardens of Casa Orquideas (Orchid House). There are more than 100 varieties of orchids and while strolling through the gardens, tanager, toucans and parrots can usually be seen.

Day 5 — Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

To be able to see the different faces of the Corcovado National Park and its surrounding forest reserves, wildlife refuges and wetlands, we go ashore in Bahia Drake. At Bahia Drake there will be two options to explore the national park: you can go horseback riding along the beach to enter the jungle, looking for Scarlet Macaws, finally reaching a lookout point to see Isla Cano, a biological reserve, in the distance. If you prefer to be active yourself, then enjoy the tranquility while you walk the trails of the pristine forest. Accompanied by local naturalist guides you will explore forest, seashore, fresh water ponds and gardens. Learn about the birds, butterflies, flowers and native flora and walk across a hanging bridge to a 30 meters high platform to immerse yourself into this peaceful green world.

Day 6 — Curu National Wildlife Refuge, CostaRica Curu National

Wildlife Refuge is located on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of northwestern Costa Rica. We go ashore by Zodiac to explore this area teaming with abundant wildlife and one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula. Curu National Wildlife Refuge is managed sustainably to produce profit and employment through low level cattle grazing and the harvest of tropical fruits, while at the same time protecting otherwise threatened forested habitats such as mangroves, tropical moist and dry forests, and coral reefs. Some 200 species of birds thrive in the area and during a walk we will look for Scarlet Macaws, Rufous-tailed hummingbirds and Blue-gray Tanagers, as well as capuchin and howler monkeys.

Day 7 — Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

We go ashore by Zodiac to the port of Quepos. The small town of Quepos is close to Costa Rica’s most popular gem, Manuel Antonio National Park, which is where we want to begin the day’s exploration. Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most stunning and bio-diverse areas of the world. Spread out over 683 hectares it is filled with diverse wildlife, has both primary and secondary forests, boasts a stunning shoreline ideal for bird watching or swimming, and is home to a number of endemic species of plants and animals including iguanas, sloths, squirrel monkeys, colourful crabs, and the ceiba tree, which, according to ancient Mayan culture, is the tree of life that links us to the spirit world. Together with our Costa Rican naturalist guides we will stroll through the exotic, bio-diverse tropical rainforests hoping to encounter monkeys and sloths as they traverse the tree canopy, and listen to the songs of the multitude of birds. Alternatively,enjoy a cruise through the mangroves, considered to be an important ecosystem packed with hundreds of species of marine and land animals. Aboard a sturdy vessel designed for this type of cruising, you will be taken around shifting sandbanks to reveal the animals, insects and plants that lie hidden from the untrained eye. We will pass through wide lagoons where many species of seabirds can be observed, and round narrow passages, hoping for a chance to encounter white-collared capuchin monkeys.

Day 8 — San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur is a small coastal town of roughly 8,000 inhabitants that has become somewhat of a tourist attraction with its many fishing boats in the bay and surf spots nearby. San Juan del Sur is the starting point for excursions to Granada, Nicaragua’s oldest colonial city, to see the cathedral and convent of San Francisco, and to Lake Nicaragua. Less than 12 miles separate the Pacific Ocean from Lake Nicaragua and this is where a channel would have been built instead of the Panama Canal, had it not been for the very active volcanoes found in and near the lake. Several options for excursions exist. During a cruise on the lake some of the more than 360 small islands that dot the lake can be seen. These mostly uninhabited islands are home to exotic plants and animals.

Day 9 — Corinto, Nicaragua

Just south of El Salvador’s Gulf of Fonseca and west of Lake Xolotlán is the port of Corinto. Some 20 miles to the east is Leon, Nicaragua’s second-largest city. Today we have the opportunity to visit this former capital of Nicaragua. Next to Managua Leon is the intellectual centre of the country. Apart from having Central America’s second-oldest university, the amount of colonial buildings, including its 18th century cathedral, the many churches and residential houses, rivals those of Granada. The tomb of Ruben Dario, one of Central America’s most important poets, is also found in Leon. You could also opt to visit Finca Emma, the country's largest banana plantation.

Days 10-11 — La Union, El Salvador

Entering the Gulf of Fonseca and its sidearm the Bahia de La Union, Silver Explorer will go alongside in La Union, El Salvador’s second-most important harbour. During the two days we have the opportunity to visit a coffee mill and one of the most beautiful natural protected areas of El Salvador: "The Alegria Lagoon". Another option is the visit of Guatajiagua to discover one of the very few indigenous settlements remaining in the country and a vist to the Perquin War Museum.

We will also visit Jiquilisco Bay, a hidden treasure of the Pacific. We will have the opportunity to explore the many side arms and beautiful channels of the bay to appreciate an exotic variety of mangroves. Another option will be to visit Central America’s largest cacao plantation in San Jose Real de la Carrera. You can not only see the plantation, but also the plant for processing, drying and fermenting cacao, and can taste the fruit and have a cup of hot chocolate.

Day 12 — Acajutla, El Salvador

Acajutla is El Salvador’s main harbour and the perfect jumping point for excursions to Mayan sites, spectacular nature and colonial towns and villages. El Salvador’s important Mesoamerican sites visited today on a full day tour include Joya de Cerén, a pre-Hispanic farming community that was buried under an eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano declared a UNESCO World heritage Site , and the important political and religious centres of San Andrés and Tazumal. North of Acajutla is the El Imposible National Park. This area with the highest diversity of wildlife is the largest ecoregion in El Salvador and has been put on the UNESCO World heritage tentative list. Coffee used to be transported through a perilous gorge, resulting in the name “the impossible”. Coffee is still grown in the area and we can visit one of the plantations.

Day 13 — Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Disembark the Silver Explorer after breakfast.