Colon to Callao (Lima)

15 October - 26 October 2018

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

15 October

Setting sail from Colón

Situated at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, Colón takes its name from Christopher Columbus, known in Spanish as Cristóbal Colón, although it's hard to imagine the famous explorer would find much reason to linger here nowadays. Once a thriving port, the city is now in a state of seemingly terminal decline, its colonial architecture crumbling and the modern city beset by social problems. It's not somewhere you will want to hang around for long, and serves merely as a gateway to the Canal, which will carry you to much nicer places.

Our tip

The wildlife in the region is amazing, particularly the birds, so if you have the slightest interest then extend your stay in Panama.

16 October

At sea

17-18 October

Panama: Coiba Island

Costa Rica: Golfito

19 October

Costa Rica: Quepos

20 October

At sea

21-22 October

Ecuador: Isla de La Plata, Machala

23 October

At sea

24 October

Peru: Lobos de Tierra

25 October

Peru: Trujillo (Salaverry)

26 October

Arriving in Lima (Callao)

Peru's underrated capital enjoys a fine setting on the Pacific coast, and the handsome colonial-era buildings surrounding the Plaza de Armas give clues to Lima's distinguished history. For three centuries this was the capital of the Spanish Americas, when the city grew rich on the back of plundered Inca gold. Modern Lima can be a little hectic, the roads often clogged with traffic, but the historic centre has an undeniable charm to it, and in recent years a clutch of innovative restaurants have helped to put Peruvian cuisine on the map.

Don't miss

The pre-Columbian citadel of Pachacamac is a must see, just a few miles from the city and a key Inca site.

The Ship

Your home from home

Silver Cloud
Silversea - Zodiac in Greenland
Silversea - Pool Grill Bar

The intimate and popular little Silver Cloud is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in August 2017, and will be reborn as a stylish expedition ship.

What we love

The lovely Silver Cloud will join Silversea's Expeditions fleet from November 2017, with a reduced capacity, an ice-strengthened hull and 18 zodiacs making this one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea.

Capacity 296 guests (until Aug 2017) / 260 guests (from Nov 2017; 200 guests in polar regions)
Crew 222 International Staff (until Aug 2017) / 208 International Staff (from Nov 2017)
Style Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All alcoholic drinks throughout the ship
  • Daytime activities and lecture programme
  • Evening entertainment and shows
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Gratuities
  • All excursions and zodiac rides (from Nov 2017)
  • Silversea complimentary parka for selected cold itineraries (from Nov 2017)
Year Built 1994
Last Refurbished 2012
Tonnage 16,800 grt
Length 514 feet
Breadth 71 feet
Cruising Speed 18 knots
More about Silver Cloud

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Isla Palenque, Panama

Stay a little longer in Panama

It’s not in Colón, but if you want to extend your stay we propose Isla Palenque, off the Pacific coast of Panama – tricky to get to, but not to be missed.

Spider monkey in Panama

Explore the Panamian jungle

Take a canopy tour and swing between great trees, seeing the wildlife as you go. Watch out – it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Country Club Lima Hotel

Where to stay in Lima

We like the Country Club Lima Hotel for a bit of colonial style.

Nazca Lines, Peru

See more of Peru

Travel south from Lima to Nazca to see the extraordinary Nazca Lines – well worth the journey, and stay on at the beach if you have time to spare.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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