The Costa Rica News [TCRN] – SeaDream Yacht Club just released its 2013 year-end voyage schedule and for the first time the luxury, mega-yacht SeaDream I will be transiting the Panama Canal to spend several weeks sailing along the “rich coast” of Costa Rica.
On November 9th, 2913, the Sea Dream I will sail from Barbados to Panama City, Panama. The 10-night voyage calls on Isla de Margarita and The Los Roques Islands of Venezuela; Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; San Blas, Panama including a transit of the Panama Canal; all of which are “firsts” for SeaDream. From Panama, SeaDream sails to Caldera, Costa Rica, making it her home port for six consecutive voyages.
SeaDream has arranged for a highly qualified Naturalist to sail aboard all Costa Rica voyages.
SeaDream’s itineraries in Costa Rica include: Golfito, Drake Bay, Isla del Caño, Quepos, Isla Tortuga, Playas del Coco and Playa Falmingo.
In addition, SeaDream will also offer 2 night/3 day pre and post-voyage land packages. All packages include accommodations at the Real Intercontinental Hotel, meals (including lunch at the elegant, Villa Caletas Hotel), transfers, guided visits to Poas Volcano National Park, Sarchi Town and a city tour of San Jose with its opulent National Theater and National Museum.
This month SeaDream Yacht Club landed on TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s “2012 World’s Best Service” for Cruises: Small-Ship. The magazines’ annual World’s Best Awards survey scored SeaDream a 94.82, placing it in the list’s top percentile.
According to the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), around 214 cruise ships arrived in Costa Rica last year. This represents a decrease by 15% in comparison with 2010.
The 333,720 tourists on board these cruise ships generated an average of $23, 8 millions in earnings.
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