Star Pride, James Beard – Rise of the New World ex Colon to San Juan

Cruise Line
Windstar Cruises
Ship
Star Pride
Cruise Departs
25 Jan 2020
Cruise Duration
7 Nights
Embark Ship
Colon Panama
Disembark Ship
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
25 Jan 2020
Colon Panama
06:00 PM
26 Jan 2020 At sea    
27 Jan 2020
Cartagena, Colombia
10:00 AM 09:00 PM
28 Jan 2020
Santa Marta, Colombia
09:00 AM 04:00 PM
29 Jan 2020 At sea    
30 Jan 2020
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
12:00 PM 10:00 PM
31 Jan 2020
Catalina Island, Dominican Republic
07:00 AM 02:00 PM
01 Feb 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico
07:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

7 Night cruise sailing from Colon to San Juan onboard Star Pride.

History buffs, beach bums and xenophiles will all find something to celebrate on this unique itinerary to Central America and the Caribbean. Discover the barely inhabited tropical islands and friendly Guna Yala villagers of the San Blas Islands. Step back in time to the days of the Spanish Empire as you visit four of the oldest cities in the Americas. Explore forts pockmarked by time and cannon balls. Encounter pirate lore as you dive the wreck of Captain Kidd’s ship off Island Catalina. And relive it all over mofongo and rum in Old San Juan.

This is a James Beard Foundation culinary themed cruise featuring Chef TBA and Beverage Expert TBA and includes:

Hosted dinner with James Beard Foundation Chef and Beverage Expert, including wine pairings
Demos by the chef of some of their recipes
Shopping at the local market with the chef
Wine, spirits, or beer tastings
Shopping and tours with the sommelier/beverage expert (based on availability)

Highlights of this cruise:

Colon, Panama
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy.

Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.

Santa Marta, Colombia
Romantic Santa Marta has it all: history (Colombia’s oldest city), natural beauty (from gentle bays and beaches to the highest coastal mountain range in the world), and its very own celebrity. Simon Bolivar (“The Liberator”) is known as the George Washington of South America, and this was his Mount Vernon. Visit his beautiful estate or head to one of the two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves nearby.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
La Capital, as Santo Domingo is affectionately known, is a UNESCO site and one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, with Zona Colonial buildings dating back to the 1500s. Santo Domingo is also considered the most modern metropolis in the Caribbean doing a great job of converging old and new. At the heart of the Zona Colonial, a pedestrian-friendly maze of cobblestones and interesting architecture is the first cathedral built in the New World. Find time to sample the aromatic coffee and cacao.

Isla Catalina, Dominican Republic
Small Isla Catalina boasts gleaming white-sand beaches ringed by coral reefs beckoning snorkelers. The island is a protected Natural Park where one beach is completely protected from the wind and the sea is delightfully calm. While beaches occupy more than 2/3 of the coastline, Isla Catalina also has unique rocky coasts and cliffs. One of the best diving sites of the Dominican Republic, Muro, can be found here. It boasts an impressive underwater wall over 328 feet deep. Isla Catalina is also the only place in the D.R. where raccoons and wild hares can be found.

San Juan, Puerto Rico
The imposing façade of El Morro fortress is just one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in San Juan. Admire the colorful colonial buildings from your casually elegant ship, docked right in the heart of Old San Juan.

All Suite Yacht

With only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 440 feet
  • Tonnage: 9,975 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 212
  • Crew Nationality: Indonesian/Filipino
  • Officer Nationality: Dutch European
  • Dining Staff Nationality: Indonesian/Filipino
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Waffle Weave Robe & Slippers
  • Flat Screen Television
  • DVD Player
  • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • 110/220 volt outlets

Ship Facilities

  • AmphorA Restaurant
  • Yacht Club Cafe
  • Star Bar
  • WindSpa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Counter-current swimming pool
  • Counter-current whirlpool
  • Courtyard
  • Veranda/Candles
  • Signature Shop
  • Library
  • Compass Rose
  • Lounge
  • Screening Room
  • Watersports Platform

Small Ships. Infinite Possibilities.

Step away from the crowds. Away from towering decks and a thousand people, or even more. Away from lines, from waiting, away from the whole idea of group travel.

Step into amazing places, relish intimate cultural experiences, and connect with the world, its people and yourself as only a small ship can help you do. This is your vacation, your own experience. As individual as you are.

Welcome to the world of small ship cruising — to Windstar’s graceful yachts, each one welcoming fewer than 300 lucky guests. With six beautiful yachts, Windstar gives you more true small ship choices than anyone in the world.

Every Windstar voyage starts with you. With a stateroom or suite that’s updated in classic contemporary style with your comfort in mind. With small, handcrafted shore excursions that take you closer and show you more. With legendary service that has been acclaimed the best on the seas.

Come away from the ordinary — come to the small ship world of Windstar.

Your Voyage Includes: *All meals in all venues *All non-alcoholic beverages *Welcome Cocktail at reception *Fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom *All onboard entertainment *Use of fitness facility *Use of watersports equipment *Port lectures and briefings *Transportation to most shore excursions

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