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Hurtigruten Group

From Panama to Barbados

Expedition Cruise to the Southern Caribbean


Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

13-day expedition cruise from Colón to Bridgetown, exploring the Caribbean coast of Panama, Colombia, and the Lesser Antilles islands 

  • Explore the extraordinary diversity of landscapes, wildlife, cultures and histories of the Southern Caribbean.

  • Enjoy a range of expedition activities including small boat cruising and landings, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkelling, birdwatching and hiking.

Panama and Colombia's coastal gems 

Setting sail from Colón at the gateway to the Panama Canal, you'll explore the San Blas archipelago and remote Capuerganá. Unearth colonial heritage in Cartagena de Indias and Santa Marta, one of South America's oldest towns. A striking change of scenery awaits in the desert landscape of Colombia’s Guajira Peninsula. 

Discover paradise islands 

From the Dutch island of Bonaire, your cruise continues across the Caribbean Sea to the Lesser Antilles. Here you'll explore the dazzling biodiversity and unique cultures of Dominica, St Lucia and Mayreau before ending your cruise in Barbados.

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(2-15 years)

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Setting sail from Colón  

Day 1

The people of Guna Yala  

Day 2

Remote Capurganá  

Day 3

The mangroves of San Antero

Day 4

Historical gem of the Caribbean  

Day 5

Historical Santa Marta 

Day 6

The Guajira Peninsula 

Day 7

Eye-catching Kralendijk 

Day 8

Science at Sea 

Day 9

Explore ‘Nature Island’ 

Day 10

Volcanic St Lucia 

Day 11

Tiny Mayreau! 

Day 12

Beautiful Barbados 

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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