Panama & Costa Rica ExpeditionOn the World’s First All-Kosher Mega Yacht
KRC Expeditions Presents
All Kosher – All Inclusive – Luxury Superyacht
Panama & Costa Rica
KRC & Emerald Cruises brings our award-winning reputation and service to the world’s oceans and coastlines as we introduce luxury yacht cruising on a brand new, innovative superyacht, custom-designed to allow unique access to fascinating ports and harbors only small yachts can reach. Just like our world-renowned river cruises, you can expect the same fabulous kosher cuisine by chef Malcolm, exciting touring and adventures, and meaningful onboard programming. This will make this luxury super yacht experience to one of the world’s most pristine natural wonders a once-in-a-life-time travel experience!
The Journey: Exploring Costa Rica and Panama is a singular once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines biodiverse jungle wildlife with KRC’s signature luxury kosher cruise experience that make this adventure the perfect winter escape. Dense, lush rainforest. Pristine deserted beaches. Monkeys galore. Explore deep into the rainforest; whale watch, kayak along the shore; take a cool swim in a waterfall pool; snorkel or dive over a coral reef. Opportunities abound to see creatures in their natural environs—both on land and in the sea. Expert local naturalists are with you every step of the way, always giving you choices and expanding your knowledge. Aboard, you will always savor panoramic views from our All-Kosher, All-Inclusive, Luxury Mega Yacht.
Explore: We’ve included everything you need to get the most out of your cruise, so you won’t have to spend a penny extra if you don’t want to. Our all-inclusive program provides you with unique encounters, sure to become the highlight of your adventure. Handpicked by our KRC designers, you’ll meet locals from ancient communities, take part in insightful activities and adventures, and embark on guided tours of some of the most prestigious and pristine locations in the world. There is something for everyone on this expedition from low impact to the more active guest, our excursions consist of cultural and wildlife tours to guided hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, and canopy tours for an alternative perspective on a location.
The Azzurra Superyacht: Reaching an impressive 110 meters in length, our spectacular new superyacht will exceed your yacht cruising expectations. And with an intimate (all-kosher) 100 guests on board, there’s an abundance of space throughout. Discover a secluded spot to read a book, enjoy unimpeded views of the unspoiled landscapes, take a relaxing dip in the infinity-style pool, or arrange to meet fellow guests at one of the numerous on-board lounges.
Unwind completely in the on-board Wellness Centre, where a selection of indulgent spa treatments includes massages, facials, and salon services. A well-equipped gym is available for those who like to keep up with their fitness regimen, as well as a fitness guide who will hold a variety of classes to encourage you to stretch your legs and find your center during your time on the water.
*Optional Pre-Night Panama City
Guest interested in arriving a day earlier we offer a pre-night in Panama City. Program includes airport transfers, hotel, kosher meals D, B, L, Panama City & Panama Canal tour and boat transfer.
Day 1 (Tu) Fuerte Amador, Panama City
Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Panama City, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of Panama and Costa Rica’s West Coast.
Day 2 (We) San Jose Island, Pearl Islands Panama
Today we venture into Isla San José, one of the privately owned Pearl Islands. It is also the second-largest island in the Las Perlas archipelago. Isla San José is home to a variety of wild animals such as exotic birds, deer, reptiles as well as wild pigs. There are over 50 beaches on Isla San José and this Pearl Island boasts a spectacular rocky shoreline on its north side.
Day 3 (Th) Plava del Muerto - Darien National Park Panama
The Darién National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site covering around 5,750 square kilometres. The park is among the largest and most precious protected areas in all of Central America. It covers up almost the entire Panama-Colombia border as well as a stretch to the Pacific. This park offers an exceptional variety of habitats – sandy beaches, rocky coasts, swamps, mangroves, and tropical forests – which makes it the perfect home for diverse wildlife. There are two indigenous tribes, for both Panama and Costa Rica, which live today on the park’s riverbanks
Day 4 (Fr) Isla Cebaco (Panama) / Golfito (Marina Golfito) Costa Rica
Cebaco Island is in the province of Veraguas and is part of the buffer zone of Coiba Island National Park. This is Panama’s third-largest island after Coiba Island and Isla del Rey. There are around 500 people living on the island nowadays, mainly distributed in communities in the north. Isla Cebaco is also known for its beaches.
Golfito Bay is a ‘gulf within a gulf’, known for its unspoiled landscape framed by lush mangroves of Corcovado and Piedras Blancas national parks. It is home to some of the richest biodiversity in the world and is located in one of the most vibrant destinations in Costa Rica, where eco-adventurers, boaters, surfers, and outdoor lovers come to explore and connect with nature through an array of fun and exciting activities. A hidden gem where the Costa Rican jungle meets the sea, Marina Golfito allows you to experience Costa Rica from a stunning new perspective
Day 5 (Sa - Shabbat) Golfito (Marina Golfito) Costa Rica
Morning of Shabbat programming docked in Golfito with all our old and new friends.
In the afternoon we have developed a Shabbat friendly guided walking tour of the local area. After a magical Havdalah we depart and set sail to Quepos.
Day 6 (Su) Quepos, Costa Rica
Quepos is a small, booming harbor town famous for being one of the best places for sport fishing as well as the gateway to the well-known Manuel Antonio National Park. As a tropical inlet backed by rainforest, it offers a variety of outdoor adventures. After the fall of the banana plantation that laid the foundations for the port, Quepos replaced its former industry with ecotourism – meaning that there are many other draws, including kayaking and canopy tours. Quepos is also frequented by many scientists and naturalists, who come to study this region’s fantastic biodiversity.
Day 7 (Mo) Curú & Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica
The Curú National Wildlife Refuge and farm are situated in Nicoya Peninsula in north-west Costa Rica. Some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and protected bays can be found here. Costa Rica’s first private national wildlife refuge is an example of a successful sustainable development program. One can still see the cattle grazing as well as tropical fruits growing such as mangos.
You also will get to see Isla Tortuga, which is one of the top destinations in Costa Rica, just about an hour away from the shores of Nicoya Peninsula. Isla Tortuga boasts a perfect sandy beach with palm trees and clear waters. You can relax at the beach, enjoy a hike, or go snorkelling in the crystal waters.
Day 8 (Tu) Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
*Please note that itinerary is subject to change
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January 16-23, 2024
We’ve included everything you need to get the most out of your cruise, so you won’t have to spend a penny extra if you don’t want to. Our all-inclusive program provides you with unique encounters, sure to become the highlight of your adventure. Handpicked by our KRC designers, you’ll meet locals from ancient communities, take part in insightful activities and adventures, and embark on guided tours of some of the most prestigious and pristine locations in the world. There is something for everyone on this expedition from low impact to the more active guest, our excursions consist of cultural and wildlife tours to guided hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, and canopy tours for an alternative perspective on a location.
The Azzurra Super Yacht: Reaching an impressive 110 meters in length, our spectacular new superyacht will exceed your yacht cruising expectations. Each stateroom and suite were uniquely designed to become your own private haven, where everything you need is at your fingertips. Relax in your spacious, modern surrounds, enjoying a collection of luxurious amenities, as you sail into some of the most picturesque ports and harbors on Earth. From Balcony Suites to Owner’s Suites; cabins range in size from 400 to 1200 square feet / 28spm to 111sqm.
Our all-inclusive river cruise vacation includes daily tours at each of our ports of call.
*Optional Pre-Night (Mo) Panama City
- Day 1 (Tu) Fuerte Amador, Panama City
- Day 2 (We) San Jose Island, Pearl Islands Panama
- Day 3 (Th) Playa del Muerto – Darién National Park, Panama
- Day 4 (Fr) Isla Cebaco (Panama) / Golfito (Costa Rica)
- Day 5 (Shabbat) Golfito (Marina Golfito) Costa Rica
- Day 6 (Su) Quepos, Costa Rica
- Day 7 (Mo) Curu & Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica
- Day 8 (Tu) Puntarenas, Costa Rica
*Please note that itinerary is subject to change
* Please note mooring and casting off times are only guidelines. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programs. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the ship-owner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship. These situations are rare but do happen from time to time and are all part of riverboat vacations. There’s nothing anyone can do to control mother nature.
For those who need assistance with booking your air please call us and we can supply you the contact information for an outside air agent. Please note there will be a ticket issue fee of $50 per person for this service.
Embarkation & Disembarkation
Embarkation: Panama City, Panama
Guests arriving on day of ship embarkation on Jan 16 should arrive into PTY no later than 16:00. Guests will be transferred (included) directly to your ship upon arrival into PTY. Those guests taking the Panama City pre-tour (recommended in case of delays associated with winter air travel) on Jan 15 can arrive into PTY at any time and will be transferred (included) to your hotel. Please note hotel check-in begins at 14:00 with dinner at approximately 18:00. Those arriving later in the evening will be supplied with a box meal at their hotel.
Disembarkation Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Guest will disembark the ship at Puntarenas by 9:30a with a group transfer to San Jose (SJO) Costa Rica airport (approximately 2hr drive). All return flights should be arranged to depart SJO after 14:00.
We welcome guests with limited mobility but want all guests to understand that challenges will exist both on board and during shore excursions. There are stairs between decks and our ships has an elevator. In addition, there are split-level decks and/or significant thresholds that could make movement difficult. Shore excursions are a mix of activity that require movement over uneven ground with boat launches to and from our vessel to get into place. Therefore, a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult as crew availability is very limited in most circumstances. Motorized scooters are typically not suited and cannot be used on-board.
Security: The safety of our passengers is something we take very seriously, and we consider it our most important responsibility. Our policy is to be in constant contact with local municipalities as to our arrival and departure at our various locations.
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