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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

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39 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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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


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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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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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


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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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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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harbormaster

9 Reviews Written

80 Helpful Votes

Antarctica Dream Cruise Stunning Journey with small issues

We just returned from the Hurtigruten Midnatsol Chilean Fjords and Antarctica cruise, February 3 to 17, 2017. We had a fantastic time and were completely glad that, after a lot of research and planning, we chose ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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SandBeachGolf

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Perfect overview of Costa Rica

Let me start by saying that it sounds like Windstar got off to a very rocky start on their inaugural voyages in 2016! This was our third Windstar cruise. The first 2 were on sailboats. Windstar is absolutely not for ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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tabby1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Only way to cruise!

We spent 7 days on the beautiful Star Breeze and were totally spoiled. The crew is very friendly, service is amazing, food is delicious and the cabins are big and beautiful. We did the Naturally Costa Rica cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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jimb1532

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Costa Rica Panama Canal Cruise

This was our 1st cruise on a smaller ship. Really liked the size vs.the bigger ships. Windstar was 1st class from beginning to end. Personnel were friendly, polite,professional and fun. Food was excellent. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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newbets

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

We Are Now Spoiled!

We did not expect such a great experience. Our room was spacious, the service was above and beyond, the food was excellent, and the side trips were exciting. I loved that we didn't have to get dressed up to have ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Martha1234

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Costa Rica & Panama Canal with Zegrahm Expeditions

After 6 National Geographic/Lindblad trips, we made a change and went with Zegrahm Expeditions. What a huge difference after only one trip, we will never go back. We are heading to the Pantanal in Brazil with them ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Tracy345 avatar

Tracy345

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Week on the Star Breeze in Costa Rica

Naturally Costa Rica The arrival in to the industrial port doesn’t do this experience justice. But it is very clear when you enter the boat and start interacting with the crew that it is going to be a great ...
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Sail Date March 2016


CalCarl avatar

CalCarl

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

An Enjoyable Cruise

This was our second Azamara cruise, last year we were on the Quest. This year we were looking for and booked a relaxing cruise which we picked up in Costa Rica and disembarked in San Pedro. As we live in Southern ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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ctheworld107

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Week on the Star Breeze

This was our first cruise on Windstar. We were on the February 13-20, 2016 Star Breeze cruise from Puerto Caldera to Colon, Panama. We flew into San Jose the day before and used the Windstar transfer to the ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Webchip59 avatar

Webchip59

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Bucket List Must Have

Our tour of Costa Rica and the Panama Canal was completely awe inspiring. Living in a region where there are many licks on the river, I was amazed and struck by the feat of building and maintaining the Panama ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Rocky4 avatar

Rocky4

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

First Time on Windstar... Terrific Cruise!

We have been on many mainstream cruises with Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Lines. This being our first cruise with Windstar, we were quite impressed with the product and overall had a terrific time. The Star ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Oklahoma Girl

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

We sailed from Costa Rica through the Panama Canal and to Miami from Jan. 3, 2016 to January 13, 2016 on the Journey. After I booked the cruise last July, I found out that the ship would go into dry-dock for a ...
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Sail Date January 2016


LibraryJo avatar

LibraryJo

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

It was wonderful!

We sailed on the Journey for a Panama Canal transit and it was wonderful! It was our first time on Azamara. I was a little nervous as it was "a luxury line" and we are just two unassuming retired folks. We found ...
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Sail Date January 2016


tango9 avatar

tango9

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Panama Canal Cruise

Sailed on Azamara Journey through the Panama Canal , from Caldera, Costa Rica to Miami in early January, 2016. Service was , as usual , excellent. Ship was clean and cared for, the last sailing before the much ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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