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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

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20 Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cruise Reviews

SSICruisertoo avatar


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

prileyrn avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


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

ecuerda avatar


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

kctraveler avatar


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

Montereyman avatar


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

blustig77 avatar


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

philminn avatar


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

davidandjie avatar


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

Flaneur72 avatar


10 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Fine Time

We took a back-to-back cruise on the Quest in Central America, the Pacific Coast and Sea of Cortez, from 26 January to 21 February: embarked Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica, exited San Diego. We are an older couple, ...
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Sail Date January 2017

tonykempster avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Energetic, well organised cruise, Overnight transit of Panama Canal the highlight

We choose this cruise primarily because of the transit of the Panama Canal. However, the overall theme of 'adventure' was an important aspect. The ship seemed perfectly suited to the type of cruise, but was ...
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Sail Date February 2017

NC Garden Traveler avatar

NC Garden Traveler

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very pleasant cruise, but the ship is showing its age

We were on the January 21st sailing of the Costa Rica & Panama Canal cruise. It was our first cruise with Windstar (over the past 10 years Oceania has been our primary line). Our cabin was very spacious and well ...
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Sail Date January 2017

bb8787 avatar


2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Love Windstar Cruises

This was our second cruise with Windstar, having sailed the first time on the Windsurf last year, we were excited to see Costa Rica on their new Star Breeze. The ship was not quite full 181 pax)....perfect. We loved ...
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Sail Date March 2016

EESTEIN avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the small ship experience; first Azamara cruise.

After flying in to San Jose, CR we stayed overnight at Apartotel La Sabana (very nice/good value) and toured across CR with a tour that we had arranged with 3 other couples through Odyssey Tours (very nice). Got a ...
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Sail Date February 2016

VADan avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Lucky us

We were lucky; we got a substantial discount, including all shore excursions free, our boat was only half capacity, and the folks we did sail with were some of the most congenial we've ever met. If not for all ...
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Sail Date January 2016

ElizaBettyLou avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Review of 7 Night Costa Rica Cruise Aboard The Windstar Star Breeze

My husband and I have cruised before on the Windstar Wind Surf and enjoyed tremendously so we decided to try the Jan 2 - Jan 9, 2016 Costa Rican cruise aboard the Windstar Star Breeze to celebrate his 60th ...
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Sail Date January 2016

remery avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Crew, Some Disappointments

We boarded the "yacht", capacity 212, to sail south to and through the panama canal. There were numerous shore excursion and we enjoyed all, and the crew worked hard on the island adventure providing excursion and ...
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Sail Date December 2015

eawinnyc avatar


3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Solid Small Ship Cruising; Fabulous Crew

When you travel on the Tere Moana you come to feel like you are traveling with family. Everyone from the Captain to the waitpeople to the housekeeping group to those whom you never see work together as an incredible ...
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Sail Date March 2014

littlebrownbook avatar


3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

rusty balcony

This cruise went to places I have been wanting to see for a while, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico. The excursions from the ship were expensive, so on 3 occasions we went with private tour groups, ...
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Sail Date January 2018

javafreek avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wind Star - South Pacific

Costa Rica on Wind Star March 17-24,2007 I will try to keep this from being long-winded, but I can't promise anything as this was a great trip! If you are a planner, read on- otherwise skip the reviews and just ...
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Sail Date March 2007

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