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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

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79 Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews


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weezer7612

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best overall cruise experience out of our 30 plus cruises!

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Everyone has different likes and dislikes. I’m going to summarize what we look for in a cruise vacation which we felt Ponant came closest to an overall exceptional experience and why. My sister n husband ( late ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SSICruisertoo

2 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

First Expedition Cruise

Hubby & I chose the cruise because we wanted a short cruise that included a Panama Canal crossing. This cruise was an expedition cruise focusing on national parks in Costa Rica & Panama. Started in Puerto Caldera, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruise Worm

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not a Good Fit for Me

Ditto other reviews: delicious food, few onboard activities, personalized service, beautiful sail-away events, phenomenal cabin storage, nice L'Occitan toiletries, great shower with 2 heads, great spa with massages, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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prileyrn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Misleading

I chose this cruise because I have traveled with NG/Lindblad before and wanted to see Costa Rica with this group of naturalists etc. The timing was right for my daughter and I to travel together. we were looking ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gscoggin

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

We went on this cruise to check out Crystal's luxury ocean cruise line. We picked this one because it has a paddle tennis court on it which we could use for pickleball. We brought four pickleball padles and by the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rsamtleben

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!

This is the first trip review that I have ever posted. I felt that it was necessary because of the extremely negative customer experience. First of all, I booked this cruise in February 2019. The cruises line ...
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Sail Date December 2019


ak1004 avatar

ak1004

9 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

The 10 nights Symphony cruise from Caldera to San Diego was our 15th cruise and our first cruise on Crystal. We sailed on Oceania and Azamara and the rest were mainstream lines like Celebrity, Princess Cunard etc. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Middlesister63

1 Review Written

Panama Canal-Wonderful Cruise with Friends Bucket List

Giving a very detailed account of our trip because a similar review VERY MUCH helped me plan a previous trip to Hawaii. Loved having details to help plan days on shore.Bottom line, I can’t recommend this cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kafgill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Interesting Panama Canal Cruise!

The staff were very attentive and accommodating. Most took the time to learn your name. We had a State Room which was spacious and comfortable. A definite plus on a smaller ship which doesn't have a lot of public ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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sjefferson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Service

We typically choose active, land-based travel but decided to do a cruise for a special anniversary. We chose the Star Breeze for its mixture of small luxury ship with casual attitude, small ports of call, and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kayaksue

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun Combination of Costa Rica Nature and a Panama Canal Crossing

We love the Lindblad / National Geographic Expeditions cruises because of their superb naturalists and their insight into wilderness areas of the world. The Quest is a new ship in the fleet and worked well for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Mimi A avatar

Mimi A

18 Reviews Written

93 Helpful Votes

Windstar -- Great Upper Premium Line

This was our second Windstar cruise, a back-to-back Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, followed by a Southern Caribbean Sweep itinerary from Colon, Panama to Cartegena, Colombia; Aruba, and Bequia in the Grenadines, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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ecuerda

1 Review Written

Our first cruise, a very good experience

Really nothing to complain, we cannot compare because it was our first cruise. Ship was small enough to meet people and feel as home. Ports and share excursions were quite well done. Entertainment and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Anon137 avatar

Anon137

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Costa Rica to and thru the Panama Canal March 2018

We chose this because Lat November it was on a flash sale at 75% discount from the rack rate. It's at the end of winter, but rest assured, we are warming up. Compared to MSY Wind Star, the MV Star Breeze is huge. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


MontanaMike avatar

MontanaMike

1 Review Written

Costa Rica, Panama and Transiting the Panama Canal

We selected the 7 day Windstar Costa Rica/Panama cruise because we wanted to visit these two countries and to transit the Panama Canal. First, the Star Breeze and her crew were one of the highlights of this ...
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Sail Date February 2018


zak477 avatar

zak477

27 Reviews Written

178 Helpful Votes

Definitely Not Luxury

We have sailed on many cruises, (52 to date) and Azamara was a new one for us. The Quest looks just like the smaller ships on the Oceana line and except for a few differences they are exactly the same. But only in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


zak477 avatar

zak477

27 Reviews Written

178 Helpful Votes

Second Segment of this cruise even worse.

We have sailed on many cruises, and Azamara was a new one for us. The Quest looks just like the smaller ships on the Oceana line and except for a few differences they are exactly the same. But only in the ships ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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kctraveler

6 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Great food and people but ship needs sprucing up

We were looking to go through the Panama Canal on a small ship and not have to visit various Caribbean islands that we have already seen. We had not visited Costa Rica or Panama so the itinerary on this ship fit our ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Montereyman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I give it a B+

The main reason we selected this cruise because of friends. We found the Quest to be clean, the food and service good, and the entertainment surprising good. The ship carried about 650 passengers, so pretty ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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blustig77

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

i chose this sailing because of a special promotion which made the price reasonable compared to most other azamera cruises and it had an interesting intinerary.. i had always wanted to sail on azamera due to its ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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philminn

5 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

Pros and Cons As always, the ship’s staff were very friendly, and the waiters and much of the staff always remember your names. There is always at least one crew member (this trip, two) who remembers us from a ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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TexansTryingCruising

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Windstar Changed our View

We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, do a little snorkeling, and get away from crowds. Our prior experience with large cruise lines, left us feeling uncomfortable with cruising. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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davidandjie

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best crew ever

This was our first ocean cruise on a small ship. Star Breeze is comparable to a river cruise in that there were fewer than 200 passengers.. Accordingly, the ship offered little in the way of entertainment, though it ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Jockwhittlesey

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

One of the Best Weeks of My Life

This was our first Lindblad/National Geographic cruise, and it fully delivered on all counts. The focus is on seeing the environment, birds, and animals of the area, with a Panama Canal transit as a bonus. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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LoveAllInclusive

5 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Cruise Good -- Business Transactions Sometimes Difficult

We chose this cruise for the itinerary as a Panama Canal transit was a bucket list item; the itinerary was excellent, food was great, and service generally good! Our difficulties were with booking the cruise, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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