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Old 08-25-2017, 06:33 AM   #21
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This is an old thread but I just found that the video from the cruise I took in April to Panama and Costa Rica has been posted on the UnCruise site. Two young guys were with us (talk about a dream job!) equipped with video cameras, a drone and even selfie sticks (useful when snorkeling so they could swim with the camera well ahead of them and not scare the fish). Here's the result- just a little over 2 minutes. The video is in the upper right hand quadrant of the page.

https://www.uncruise.com/destination...panama-cruises

The monkeys got more air time than I did but I'm in the scene of people walking on the beach at about 0:55, right side of the screen, wearing blue shorts and holding my yellow sandals. You can see why I love this cruise line!


It really captures the spirit and the experience of UnCruise. I'm signed up for the Baja Peninsula/Sea of Cortes one in early 2019 and no, I'm not worried about bandits or having my drink spiked.
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We were in Panama and Costa Rica for a month last winter. We spent six weeks there a few winters ago. They were independent travel trips. Much of our time in Costa Rica was spent in Guanacaste-along the coast and south of the Jaco area-on the coast. Plus the occasional trip to Arenal.

No issue whatsover with Zica. We very much enjoy Costa Rica. Same for Panama. We primarily spent time in Panama City, and Boquete/environs. We would not hesitate to return and i have no doubt that we will.
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We've done two Lindblad/National Geographic cruises (Alaska and Galapagos) which seem to be very similar to UnCruise. Had a wonderful time on both of them and would cheerfully consider another with either of these companies.
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Cheap Trans-Atlantic with Beer?

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... times the rate for my last trans-Atlantic (included beer, but not excursions)
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Which line? This sounds much better than a flight across the pond and probably cheaper for me in the long run.

Most of the cheap itineraries I have found do not include beer, soda, etc.
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This is an old thread but I just found that the video from the cruise I took in April to Panama and Costa Rica has been posted on the UnCruise site. Two young guys were with us (talk about a dream job!) equipped with video cameras, a drone and even selfie sticks (useful when snorkeling so they could swim with the camera well ahead of them and not scare the fish). Here's the result- just a little over 2 minutes. The video is in the upper right hand quadrant of the page.

https://www.uncruise.com/destination...panama-cruises

The monkeys got more air time than I did but I'm in the scene of people walking on the beach at about 0:55, right side of the screen, wearing blue shorts and holding my yellow sandals. You can see why I love this cruise line!


It really captures the spirit and the experience of UnCruise. I'm signed up for the Baja Peninsula/Sea of Cortes one in early 2019 and no, I'm not worried about bandits or having my drink spiked.
Thanks for replying! I was the OP and that cruise actually got cancelled by UnCruise a week before the trip because the ship wasn't ready. They were really awesome about it and re-booked us on their Hawaii itinerary (same dates) and paid all the change fees, etc. And they gave us a discount that we are using for a second try at the Panama/Costa Rica cruise next spring.

I do agree that Uncruise was excellent - lots of fun and adventure in a small ship experience and super casual too. We've been on lots (more than a dozen) regular cruise ships and not sure we can go back now.
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I'm glad they did the right thing. There were two couples on our cruise who had been re-booked from the one that was cancelled and they had similar stories. One couple seemed a little concerned about telling the details, as if I might feel they somehow got "more" than I did. I told them I was happy to hear how UnCruise handled it because it just confirmed my impression that they were a class act.
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