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Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama

Lindblad Expeditions has been a leader in adventure travel since 1979. Their vessels are staffed with experts in various disciplines to better enhance your appreciation of the area. Daily programs are diverse to allow guests to participate at their own comfort level and evening recaps allow all to share experiences and learn. Their collaboration with National Geographic further enhances the shipboard presentations. Snorkeling and kayaking are available on all itineraries. The 62-guest NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA BIRD explores Baja California and the Sea of Cortez from January through March 2017.  Among the Great Whales features an excursion to Bahia Magdalena for up-close viewing of grey whales (8 days between La Paz and San Carlos, Departures January through March 2017.  Whales & Wildness follows a flexible itinerary to maximize wildlife sightings, including whales and dolphins (8 days, round trip La Paz, Departures April 2 and April 11, 2017). Contact TravLtips for latest offers.

Lindblad Expeditions operates the 62-guest NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA LION on an 8-day Costa Rica & the Panama Canal itinerary between Herradura, Costa Rica and Colon, Panama that features a unique 2-day transit of the Panama Canal including access to Barro Colorado Island in Gatun Lake via landing craft. Manuel Antonio and Corcovado National Parks in Costa Rica and Coiba National Park in Panama are also visited. Departures January through March 2017. Contact TravLtips for latest offers.

Un-Cruise Adventures offers adventure cruising on the 84-guest yacht SAFARI ENDEAVOUR in the Sea of Cortes through March 2017 and again November 2017 through March 2018. Baja's Bounty offers the chance to observe extraordinary marine life—whales, mobula and manta rays, dolphins, and more—and excellent birding; explore the mission town of Loreto and centuries-old La Paz an excursion to Bahia Magdelena is included when grey whales have arrived (typically January to March). Enjoy exceptional onboard amenities and inclusive pricing: shore excursions, activities, on-yacht meals and premium wines and liquors are included in the price of the cruise.


Pearl Seas Cruises operates the 210-passenger PEARL MIST, a new ship that accommodates guests in cabins 300 square feet or more, many with balconies. Cuba Cultural Voyages will depart every 10 days through December 2017.
Itinerary: Depart Miami for 2 days in Havana, the stops in Maria La Gorda, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba, Parque de Nacional, Alejandro de Humboldt, Holguin and return to Miami. Pearl seas Cruises “people to people” exchange will be centered around several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Old Havana and its Fortification System, San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios, Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos and Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. The stunning, new PEARL MIST offers the ultimate cruise experience with just 100 over-sized, luxurious staterooms, all with private balconies. The attentive crew cater to your wishes and world-class chefs create culinary delights with a local flavor. Cruise rates start at $7810 per person including all cultural immersion/exchange programs on ship and land. Contact TravLtips for latest offer.

Caribbean Under Sail – Sail through the Caribbean aboard a true sailing ship with Star Clippers! Enjoy special savings for TravLtips members as you visit harbors inaccessible to large cruise ships. Explore the Windwards & Grenadines or the Leewards & British Virgins, 14-night sailings through March 2017 on Tall Ships, STAR FLYER and ROYAL CLIPPER. For more information see our “Tall Ship” website pages.

Ponant Cruises and the 132-stateroom LE BOREAL sails between Colon and Fort-de France April 12 – 19, 2017 for 8 days.  Aboard LE BOREAL, set off to discover these unique places worthy of the most beautiful postcards, where mingle the color palettes of the golden or black sand beaches, the crystal clear water of the cascades and the turquoise of the sea. Discover St. Lucia located at the heart of the Caribbean, with its lush and untamed vegetation lies like a jewel in the turquoise seas of the island chain. Hilly and covered with tropical rainforest, the island is home to two volcanic peaks which loom over the sea like two sugar loaves, near Soufriere. Fort de France will surprise you with its effervescent glow. At sunrise, the markets come alive as the aroma of spices, fruit and vegetables fill the streets. An amazing blend of modern architecture and colorful Creole villas, the city’s colonial past has preserved a number of monuments worthy of interest, like St. Louis Cathedral with its magnificent stained glass windows. LE BOREAL embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”. Cruise rates start at $3240 per person including all shore excursions. Contact TravLtips for latest offer.

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