STAR COLLECTOR: RAINFORESTS & RUM REFRESHMENTS—COSTA RICA TO THE BAHAMAS VIA THE PANAMA CANAL

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  • 17 days
  • St. Maarten to Puerto Caldera
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Star Collector: Rainforests & Rum Refreshments—Costa Rica to the Bahamas via the Panama Canal

  • Wind Star
  • 17 days
  • St. Maarten to Puerto Caldera
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port
arrive
depart
Nov 18 Wed
6:00 PM
 
Nov 19 Thu
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Nov 20 Fri
At Sea
Nov 21 Sat
At Sea
Nov 22 Sun
9:00 AM
10:00 PM
 
Nov 23 Mon
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 24 Tue
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Nov 25 Wed
At Sea
Nov 26 Thu
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 27 Fri
At Sea
Nov 28 Sat
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 29 Sun
4:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 29 Sun
10:00 PM
11:59 PM
 
Nov 30 Mon
12:01 AM
5:00 PM
 
Dec 1 Tue
At Sea
Dec 2 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Dec 3 Thu
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
 
Dec 4 Fri
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Dec 5 Sat
6:00 AM
 
WED NOV 18
TO 6:00 PM St. Maarten

day 1 Philipsburg, St. Maarten


Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Pastel-colored buildings and shops filled with tempting souvenirs herald your arrival to bustling Philipsburg. Situated near the harbor on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Philipsburg owes its discovery to Christopher Columbus in 1493. Today, celebrated Front Street is home to a number of local Creole restaurants as well as jewelry stores, stylish boutiques, and lively casinos for visitors seeking an upbeat island experience.
THU NOV 19
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Virgin Gorda

day 2 Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.


Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.
A beautiful coral reef wavers just beneath you as your ship makes the break into exclusive North Sound. You can imagine the reaction of the locals watching from The Bitter End Yacht Club as your ship comes around the corner under full canvas. At the other end of the island lies the curious assembly of house-sized boulders called “The Baths,” which form huge underground pools and caverns that you’re free to explore.
SUN NOV 22
9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Kralendijk

day 5 Kralendijk, Bonaire


Kralendijk, Bonaire
The ice cream colors of the stucco houses will draw your lens, as will the pink flamingos on the salt pans. But you’ll need a waterproof camera to complete the portrait since more than 400 fish species and 50 types of coral wait beneath the surface. 
MON NOV 23
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Willemstad

day 6 Willemstad, Curacao


Willemstad, Curacao
Savor the pastel colors of the historic UNESCO site Old Town and the way the elaborate Dutch gables cut baroque curlicues from the sky. It’s the perfect appetizer for a day of watersports or an adventure below ground at the magical Hato Caves—filled with eerie limestone formations and ancient petroglyphs.
TUE NOV 24
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Oranjestad

day 7 Oranjestad, Aruba


Oranjestad, Aruba
Known for having some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, this Dutch port makes it easy to just … take it easy. Walk through town to choose your favorite carved wooden door, or spend the day like the Arubans do playing dominos at a beachside table. 
THU NOV 26
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Cartegena

day 9 Cartagena, Colombia


Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.
SAT NOV 28
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Colón

day 11 Colón, Panama


Colón, Panama
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. 
SUN NOV 29
4:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Panama Canal

day 12 Panama Canal, Panama


Panama Canal, Panama
At nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience. 
SUN NOV 29
10:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Balboa / Fuerte Amador

day 12 Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama


Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
MON NOV 30
12:01 AM TO 5:00 PM Balboa / Fuerte Amador

day 13 Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama


Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
WED DEC 2
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Isla Parida

day 15 Isla Parida, Panama


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Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long.  The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's Signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
THU DEC 3
8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM Golfo Dulce

day 16 Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica


Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica
Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots  of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America.
FRI DEC 4
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Quepos

day 17 Quepos, Costa Rica


Quepos, Costa Rica
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life. 
SAT DEC 5
6:00 AM TO Puerto Caldera

day 18 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica


Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island. Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.

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