Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations has Costa Rica on its mind.
Booking incentives with significant savings are available immediately for travelers wanting to experience this exotic destination and in October 2016 a new cruise adventure joins AdventureSmith’s Costa Rica portfolio, the largest selection of small ship cruises in the region, with an option for every style and budget. Plus, company founder Todd Smith has custom-created a new coast-to-coast exploration that flies guests from eco-lodges on the Caribbean to accommodations on the Pacific.Guests booking the eight-day Costa Rica & the Panama Canal by Nov. 30, 2015, receive a $500 per person or $1,000 per cabin air credit on Nov. 28 or Dec. 12, 2015 departures. Also, on select 2015 and 2016 departures guests also receive a complimentary one-night pre or post Panama City extension and a complimentary hotel night in Panama City at the end of the voyage. Before booking incentives the rate is from $5,990 per person, double. The small ship is the 62-passenger National Geographic Sea Lion.
Those booking the eight-day Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama Canal enjoy 25 percent discounts on all cruise fares and free land excursions on select cruises from December 2015 through March 2016. This cruise still has availability during the holiday season on Dec. 20-27 and Dec. 27-Jan. 3 departures and throughout the December-March season. Before booking incentives, the rate is from $3,190 per person, double. The small ship is the 36-cabin mega yacht Variety Voyager, a state-of-the-art vessel launched in 2012.
The nine-day on-land Costa Rica Explorer actively explores environments with adventure activities including river rafting, hanging bridges, zip lines, guided hikes and a visit to local hot springs. This trip can be combined with a cruise from November 2015 through March 2016 at a $250 per person savings. The per person double rate is from $2,120.
Launching in October 2016 is a new eight-day cruise, Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys and Mangroves, aboard the newly refurbished 64-guest Safari Voyager. This adventure is designed to actively explore away from the ship by skiff, hike, stand-up paddleboard, snorkel and kayak. The per person double rate is from $2,995.
The nine-day Costa Rica Coast to Coast land adventure explores wildlife-rich rainforest in Tortuguero and the Osa Peninsula from the vantage of award-winning eco-lodges that guests access through a coast-to-coast flight included in the rate. Handcrafted by AdventureSmith Founder and President Todd Smith, this trip is perfect for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in rainforest wilderness. Read his expert review. The per person double rate is from $3,995.
Travelers may also consider extending their small ship cruise with affordable pre/post trip land extensions such as the six-day Tropical Volcano & Cloud Forest or the eight-day Tropical Rainforests & Manuel Antonio, both from $1,895 per person double.
Families are encouraged to join many programs. Please see Top 10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica, Kids in the Rainforest: 8 Tips for Family Travel and the affordable Costa Rica Family Adventure with kids rates as lows as $595.