Cruise for seven nights from Colón, Panama, to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, aboard the five‑star, 92-stateroom Le Champlain, which features the world’s first luxury underwater observatory and will launch in 2018. Experience a daylight passage through the awe‑inspiring Panama Canal and visit the San Blas Islands, where indigenous Cuna people have maintained their traditional lifestyle for centuries. Tour Panama City, including its Casco Antiguo (Old Quarter), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and call at rarely-visited Isla Cébaco to discover the rich marine life in its vivid coral reefs. Explore the terrestrial wonders of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park and Curú National Wildlife Refuge, and spend one night in a deluxe hotel in San José, Costa Rica. Enjoy lectures by Professor Montero and other onboard experts throughout the cruise. This program is co-sponsored with other educational institutions.
Also available are the Costa Rica’s Cloud Forests and Volcanoes Pre-Program and Dynamic Panama Post‑Program Options.
Alfred P. Montero is the Frank B. Kellogg Chair of International Relations and Director of Advising and Faculty Diversity Recruitment at Carleton College. He is also the senior editor of Latin American Politics and Society, a leading peer-reviewed journal on the political economy of the Latin American region. Prof. Montero’s current research program focuses on the evolution of economic policies, and especially industrial and innovation policies in South America. Prof. Montero teaches courses on comparative and international political economy, Latin American and West European politics, comparative democratization, authoritarianism, and corruption. His research has been published in several journals including Comparative Politics, Journal of Development Studies, West European Politics, and Latin American Politics and Society. He is the author of Brazil: Reversal of Fortune (Polity Press, 2014), Brazilian Politics: Reforming a Democratic State in a Changing World (Polity Press, 2006), Shifting States in Global Markets: Subnational Industrial Policy in Contemporary Brazil and Spain (Penn State University Press, 2002), and co-editor with David J. Samuels of Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004). Prof. Montero led Alumni Adventures programs in Cuba in 2012, 2013, and 2018, and he looks forward to sharing insights and experiences with you on this new program.
Pre-Program Option – Dynamic Panama: The Renaissance of a City (Details available upon reservation.)
February 10, 2019 – Depart the U.S. | Arrive Panama City, Panama | Colón | Embark Le Champlain
February 11 – San Blas Islands
February 12 – Colón | Panama Canal Transit
February 13 – Panama City
February 14 – Isla Cébaco
February 15 – Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
February 16 – Curú National Wildlife Refuge | Tortuga
February 17 – Puerto Caldera | Disembark ship | San José
February 18 – San José | Return to the U.S. or Post Program option
Post-Program Options – Costa Rica’s Cultural and Natural Riches (Details available upon reservation.)
*Subject to change
14-Night Main Program Pricing
(Per Person/Double Occupancy)
|Category||Description||Early booking Tariff* through 8/6/2018||Tariff* after 8/6/2018|
|Stateroom 8||Picture window, single door onto private partial-wall balcony, shower. Deck 3, forward.||$4,995||$5,995|
|Stateroom 7||Picture window, single door onto private partial-wall balcony, shower. Deck 3, midship.||$5,695||$6,695|
|Stateroom 6||Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, shower. Deck 4, midship||$6,595||$7,595|
|Stateroom 5||Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, shower. Deck 4, forward.||$6,995||$7,995|
|Stateroom 4||Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, shower. Decks 5 & 6, aft.||$7,495||$8,495|
|Stateroom 3||Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, shower. Decks 5, forward.||$7,995||$8,995|
|Stateroom 2||Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, shower. Decks 5, midship.||$8,495||$9,495|
|Stateroom 1||Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, shower. Decks 6, midship.||$8,995||$9,995|
|Deluxe Suite||Suite with expansive sliding glass door, large private balcony, shower, sitting area with sofa. Decks 3, 4, 5, and 6.||$10,295||$11,295|
|Prestige Suite||Two rooms, expansive sliding glass door, spacious, large private balcony, two bathrooms with showers, two closets, large sitting area with sofa. Deck 5.||$11,295||$12,295|
|Privilege Suite||Large Suite with expansive sliding glass door, large private balcony, shower, sitting area with sofa. Decks 5 and 6||$11,595||$12,595|
|Grand Deluxe Suite||Large two-room Suite, expansive sliding glass door, spacious private terrace, full bathroom with tub and separate shower, additional private powder room, sitting area with sofa. Deck 6.||$12,695||$13,695|
|Owner's Suite||Large two-room Suite, expansive sliding glass door, spacious private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi, full bathroom with tub and separate shower, additional private powder room, sitting area with soft. Deck 6||$12,995||$13,995|
Singles are available in category 5 at $12,395* and in category 2 at $14,995 on or before August 6, 2018. Add $1000 for reservations made after August 6, 2018.
*Taxes are an additional $415 per person and are subject to change.
**Le Champlain has been specially contracted for this tour, and the applicable deck plan is available on request from Carleton College Alumni Adventures and reflect the only valid cabin categorization of the vessel.
Pre-Program Option (Panama)
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Double Occupancy $595 per person
Single Occupancy $845 per person
Post-Program Option (Costa Rica)
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Double Occupancy $1295 per person
Single Occupancy $1895 per person
To make a reservation or for more information please call 800-811-7244 or email Carleton College Alumni Adventures.